G-STIC 2019

Conference venue

Welcoming you in Brussels, November 20-22

@ Brussels Expo

G-STIC 2019 will be hosted jointly by VITO (the prime Research and Technology Organization on Cleantech and Sustainable Development in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Center for Technology Studies), Fiocruz (Foundation Oswaldo Cruz), GIEC (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, IITD (Indian Institute of Technology) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).

The 3rd edition of the G-STIC Conference series will again be organized in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the heart of Europe. Brussels has all you need to accommodate you at walking distance from the conference venue or at close range with easy access by public transport.


A unique venue in Art Deco style

Built to host the 1935 World Exhibition, this venue in Art Deco style received 25 million visitors during the 7 months of the exhibition. Due to this success, the 1958 World Exhibition was organized here as well.

The Atomium landmark, at walking distance from Brussels Expo, was built for the 1958 World Exhibition and is until today an interesting place to visit when in Brussels.

Brussels Expo is used all year round to accommodate various events, fairs and conferences. It is located in the Northern part of Brussels, at Belgium Square 1 (at the T-Junction of Belgium Square & Centennial Boulevard).

Travel greener

Thanks to the extensive public transport network (tram, bus and underground train), Brussels Expo is easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Buses, trams and underground trains have stops close to the Brussels Expo infrastructure (200 m).

Please note that when coming by car, a restriction applies on admission to the Brussels Capital Region.

More detailed information on the Low Emission Zone & on how Brussels Expo can be reached using different transportation systems, can be found on the Brussels Expo website using the links below.


The capital of Belgium, the heart of Europe

Apart from being the centre of European politics, Brussels has a fascinating an old history that dates back to the 11th century. The city of Brussels has evolved countless times throughout history but some of its historic monuments, buildings and streets still exist today. Throughout the ages Brussels city has been the home of kings, the hub of activity for trade and enterprise from porcelain to tapestries and to this day you can still see the outline of the original city walls built into the modern cityscape.

In 1830, Brussels became the capital of Belgium. It is now one of the most international cities in the world. It's a capital that’s relaxed and comfortable, as much in its history as in its present-day reality.

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