Overview

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Climate in Antwerp

Antwerp has a temperate climate, with moderate summer temperatures and mild winters. September generally has very pleasant temperatures. The average maximum temperature lies around 18.0°C (64.4°F). You will see the sun sometimes in this month. So what to wear in September? Visitors traveling to Antwerp should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly.

Information on the destination and venue

Venue

  • University of Antwerp - conference center "Grauwzusters chapel"
  • Lange Sint-Annastraat 7 - 2000 Antwerpen

Language

The language of the congress is English.

Dress Code

Business casual.

Local Currency

  • Belgian currency: Euro
  • Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are usually accepted in Belgium - but not everywhere, and often not in taxis.

Electricity

Electricity in Belgium is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Belgium generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins. If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Disclaimer

The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the meeting delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the meeting. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out an insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. More info on the Covid-policy.

Passport, visas and letter of invitation

Passport and Visas

Please check our website for more information.

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. It is recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months in advance of the Congress. When the registration has already been paid, the registration fee minus a handling fee of 50 EUR will be refunded after the Congress if the visa was applied for in time, and proof of this, together with an official notice from the embassy confirming that a visa could not be granted, is forwarded to steven.vancruchten@uantwerpen.be

Letter of invitation

If you need a letter of invitation for your visa please contact the congress organizer Steven Van Cruchten (steven.vancruchten@uantwerpen.be). Please note that a letter of invitation will only be issued after you have registered and paid for the congress.