Practical information

Venue

MCE Conference & Business Centre

Address:
Rue de l’Aqueduc, 118 / Waterleidingsstraat 118
1050 Ixelles / Elsene, Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0)2 543 21 40

Located in the heart of Brussels – MCE Conference & Business Centre is located near Avenue Louise and Place du Châtelain in the centre of fashionable Brussels. With a great selection of shops, cafés, restaurants, hotels and local gourmet markets right on its doorstep, MCE is the perfect location to get a feel of cosmopolitan and fashionable Brussels.

HOW TO REACH THE VENUE

If you arrive to Brussels by plane

Directions from Zaventem-Brussels Airport

TRAIN
The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Up to 4 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels at the Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels South (Midi/Zuid) stations. To reach the MCE get off at Brussels South.

From Brussels Midi Station station to MCE, it takes about 15 minutes by taxi or 25 minutes by public transport. See “Directions from Brussels South” under “if you arrive to Brussels by train” below, or check the Google maps directions from Brussels South (Midi/Zuid) to MCE here: https://goo.gl/maps/TXyMpiteHbp

BUS
The bus station is located on level 0 - one floor down from the arrivals hall.
Different bus companies are available to reach Bruxelles centre where you can get a taxi or bus to the venue. Travel by bus takes around 45 mins.
Brussels Public Transport schedules:  http://www.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en

Directions from Charleroi Airport

Charleroi Airport is located around 60 km south of Bruxelles. The airport is mainly served by low cost flight companies.

BUS
Every 30 minutes a shuttle coach leaves the airport to take you to the Brussels South railway station (Midi/Zuid). The shuttle coach stop is at the crossing of rue de France and rue de l'Instruction.
Duration of the journey: approximately 1 hour
TIMETABLE AND BOOKING: http://www.brussels-city-shuttle.com/

From Brussels Midi Station station to MCE, it takes about 15 minutes by taxi or 25 minutes by public transport. See “Directions from Brussels South” under “if you arrive to Brussels by train” below, or check the Google maps directions from Brussels South (Midi/Zuid) to MCE here: https://goo.gl/maps/NUKGjXqMrNm

If you arrive to Brussels by train

Directions from Brussels Central Station
Take bus no. 38 (estimated time 30 mins) and ask the driver to stop at "rue Van Eyck".
From there, cross "Chaussée de Vleurgat" and take "rue Américaine". You will arrive to a square surrounded by trees that is called “Place Alb. Leemans”. From there take the first street to the left from “Rue Washington” (approximately 5min)
Check here the Google maps directions from Brussels Central Station to MCE: https://goo.gl/maps/JeTcL3xATSN2

Directions from Brussels South (Midi / Zuid)
TRAM
Take tram line 81, direction “Montgomery” (estimated time 20 minutes ). Get off at “la Trinité”. From here you can walk to the MCE building.

METRO + TRAM
Take metro line 2, direction “Simonis” and stop at the 3rd metro-station "Louiza". Take tram 94 (direction “Hermann-Debroux”) and get off at the 3rd stop – “Av. Louize / Rue du Chatelain”. From here you can walk to the MCE building.
Check here the Google maps directions from Brussels South to MCE: https://goo.gl/maps/TXyMpiteHbp

If you arrive to Brussels by car

If you are travelling by car please be informed that limited parking is available at the back of the MCE building at n°15 rue Armand Campenhout.
Please contact the MCE directly, at least one week in advance, to reserve your parking space.
Further information about itineraries by car and Parking Reservation Request Form are available here: https://mceconferencecentre.eu/how-to-reach-mce/

Recommended hotels

Châtelain and Louise areas offer a wide range of choice for accommodations and Hotels at different rates. 

In order to facilitate your search, please find here a selection of hotels located at walking-distance from the MCE Conference & Business Centre. It is our pleasure to inform you that block-bookings have been arranged according to the below specifications. However, please bear in mind that you will need to personally make and pay for the booking – either at one of the suggested hotels or at any other hotel in Brussels. 

Should you wish to book your room at one of the selected hotels, please follow the instructions as indicated below.

Due to limited availability, it is in your best interest to confirm your hotel reservation as soon as your registration is confirmed.

PENTAHOTEL BRUSSELS CITY CENTRE

Address: Chaussée de Charleroi 38 · 1060 – BRUSSELS
Distance from the MCE: 1.1 km (14min walking distance)
Webiste: https://www.pentahotels.com/en/hotels/brussels-city-centre/everything/

The hotel is located next door to the prestigious fashion street “Avenue Louise” and walking distance from the wonderful Grand Place and European Institutions of Brussels. From eclectic boutiques and signature cuisine to exciting nightlife and live entertainment, the “Brussels Louise” neighbourhood has a unique character and style. It offers an atmosphere that you might expect to find in Milan or London.

Useful info about the hotel
The Pentahotel is conveniently located 10 minutes away from the South & North rail stations (Eurostar & Thalys) with direct links to Brussels Airport.
Public transport
Nearest train station: Midi/South (2.5 km)
Nearest metro station: Louise (0.5 km)
Nearest tram station: Stephanie (270 m)

For directions:  https://www.pentahotels.com/en/hotels/brussels-city-centre/directions/

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BRUSSELS

Address: Rue Paul Spaak, 15 Brussels
Distance from the MCE: 750 m (10min walking distance)
Webiste: http://www.fourpointsbrussels.com/

Easily accessible and well connected to the rest of Brussels city centre, the Four Points by Sheraton Brussels is also very close to the MCE. It is located in the special Bailli-Chatelain district for a relaxing stroll in Brussels city centre. Home to several trendy shops and popular bars, rue du Bailli opens up to the cheerful tranquility and almost rural charm of the Chatelain quarter.

  • Agreed Room Rate: € 139.00, per room per night, single occupancy. The rate is per room per night and inclusive of the buffet breakfast and taxes, excluding city tax of € 4.24 per night & per bedroom. The double occupancy supplement for a room is at € 15.00 per room per night. 
  • Check-in time: from 15:00
  • Check-out time: 12:00 (noon)
  • Booking method: Click on the below link, follow the instructions and submit your reservation directly with the hotel. Please note that all reservations require credit card details at the time of booking.  When processing your reservation, please get sure to be well aware of the cancellation policies applied by the Hotel.
  • Booking link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/pomilioblumm

Useful info about the hotel
The Four Points by Sheraton Brussels is just off Avenue Louise, near the European Parliament, the shopping district, the Bozar Museum and nightlife.
Public transport
The Bailli Station is the tram and bus station closest to the hotel, only 2 minutes away. Here you can take tram number 81 or bus number 54.

For directions: https://goo.gl/maps/n5sWfFUJyvz

IBIS STYLES BRUSSELS LOUISE

Address: Avenue Louise 212 Bruxelles
Distance from the MCE: 550 m (7min walking distance)
Webiste: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-8915-ibis-styles-brussels-louise/index.shtml

The Ibis Styles Brussels Louise is a stylish hotel (designed by Belgian artists) located on Avenue Louise, close to the conference center and just a few steps from the Place du Chatelain, in a charming district perfect for pleasant strolls and sampling the many restaurants. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with new innovative ibis bedding, bar, free WIFI and a private car park.

  • Agreed Room Rate: € 110.00, per room per night, single occupancy and € 120.00, per room per night, double occupancy. The rate is per room per night including breakfast and taxes, excluding city tax of € 4.75 per night & per bedroom.
  • Check-in time: from 14:00
  • Check-out time: 12:00 (noon)
  • Booking method: Click on the below link, follow the instructions on the booking form and submit your reservation directly with the hotel. Please note that all reservations require credit card details at the time of booking. When processing your reservation, please get sure to be well aware of the cancellation policies applied by the Hotel.
  • Link to booking form

Useful info about the hotel
The Ibis Styles Brussels Louise is easily accessible and in a great location for visiting the city's sights. It is within easy reach of Brussels airport and the Brussels Central and Brussels Midi train stations. Bus and tram stops are just a stone's throw from the hotel.
Public transport
Nearest train station:  Gare du Midi (1.4km)
Nearest metro station: Louise (0.5km) - Line 2 and 6

For directions: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-8915-ibis-styles-brussels-louise/index.shtml#

About Brussels

As a centre of European culture and the seat of European Union Institutions, Brussels has much more to offer than most people imagine. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers, there are almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, architecture, bars and much more.

Weather and Climate
Brussels’ climate is temperate and mild with winter lows of about 1°C. There is rain all-year round so it pays to always have an umbrella or a waterproof jacket when touring around. On sunny days, Brussels has a magnificent blue sky which is perfect for taking walks.
Language
There are three official languages in Belgium: French, Dutch and German. In the Brussels region people mostly speak French but it is officially bilingual so all public signage and documents are in both French and Dutch.

Time zone: GMT +1 (daylight savings time from end of March until end of October)
Official languages: French, Dutch and German
International dial code: +32
Monetary unit: Euros (€)
Emergency numbers (free of charge)
European emergency call: 112
Ambulance:  100 24hrs
Federal police: 101

Click on this link to visit the official website of the city of Brussels https://www.brussels.be/