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1 MHI MHI IAQG Brussels meeting April 2014 April 2014

2 Welcome to Brussels! IAQG Meeting Brussels, Belgium April 4 – 11, 2014 Page 2

3 Hosted by: Techspace Aero SONACA IAQG Meeting April 3 – 11, 2014 Brussels, Belgium Page 3

4 ocation (Belgium) ocation (Belgium) 70 + International carriers with over 500 daily flights Direct flights from 160 cities around the world New York 8h40 Montreal 7h50 Beijing 10h00 Moscow 3h15 Page 4

5 France Netherlands Ger- many Luxemburg Brussels Zaventem International Airport ~30 mn away (12 km) from Brussels downtown Zaventem Airport Hotel BELGIUM Brussels ocation (Brussels) ocation (Brussels) Page 5

6 Brussels Weather Page 6 MonthJan.Feb.March Apri l MayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec. Year Ave- rage Average Minimum Temperature (°C) 0,80,63,0 4,9 8,911,613,713,410,97,63,72,06,8 Average Temperature (°C) 3,23,66,5 9,0 13,315,818,0 14,811,06,54,310,4 Average Maximum Temperature (°C) 5,66,59,9 13,1 17,720,022,322,418,714,49,16,513,9 Precipitation (mm) 71,152,772,9 53,7 69,377,568,963,662,368,179,178,8817,8

7 Brussels Weather Page 7 Recommendation: Dont forget to bring umbrella & rain coat

8 Metropole Hotel 31, Place de Brouckère 1000 Brussels Located in the heart of downtown Brussels, just steps away from Old Brussels Métropole Brussels historical hotel (1890), art-nouveau style Page 8

9 Guest rooms Métropole Page 9 Guest RoomsPrice* Superior (Single)159 Superior (Double)189 Privilege (Single)189 Privilege (Double)219 *: Breakfast & Wifi connection included Superior Privilege Page 9 Hotel Booking (See next slide)

10 Page 10 Métropole Hotel room booking Dead line for booking (Hotel contract): February 28 th, 2014 (100% of unused rooms from the block reservation released) Recommendation for booking: < January 31 st, 2014 (Block reservation preserved without reduction of room number) Dedicated web page will be developped by Métropole hotel for IAQG Members booking

11 Meeting rooms Métropole Page 11

12 Restaurant / Bar Métropole Page 12

13 Location: Métropole Hotel Downtown Brussels 500 meters away from « Grand Place »

14 WG / General Assembly MTG Métropole Brussels Friday to Thursday General Assembly meeting room Page 14

15 Page 15 Visit Brussels Grand Place

16 Page 16 Comics wall Mont des Arts Atomium House front Art-Nouveau Royal Saint Hubert galleries Visit Brussels Cinquantenaire Grand Place Manneken-Pis Royal Castle

17 April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium 35 th IAQG Meeting Schedule Page 17 No Supplier Forum Friday April 11 th PEMs Wednesday and Thursday April 9 th & 10 th April 4 April 5April 6April 7April 8April 9April 10April 11 FRI SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHURFRI Work Groups General Assembly Post Tour PEM Lunch IAQG Dinner

18 35 th IAQG Meeting Schedule Page 18 IAQG Brussels meeting – Meeting rooms number Contract with Métropole hotel negociated with possibility to fine tune the number of meeting rooms needed during the week Request to IAQG Stream/Team Leaders: Send to Becky your meeting room need for the Brussels meeting < End of December

19 Social Events Hosted by SONACA and Techspace Aero Wednesday 9 th Old Brussels Walking Tour (Grand Place): 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM & IAQG Gala Dinner at Restaurant (Close to Grand Place): 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM Page 19 Wear confortable shoes

20 Social Events Partners Minimum passenger count: 20 Wednesday 9 th Partner programme Brussels private Bus Guided Tour: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Financial participation will be requested Page 20

21 Social Events Partners Minimum passenger count: 20 Thursday 10 th Partner programme Gand & Bruges tours (Private bus): 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Financial participation will be requested Page 21 Gand Bruges

22 Social Events Post Tour Minimum passenger count: 20 Friday 11 th Namur & Dinant tours (Private bus): 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Financial participation will be requested Page 22 NamurDinant

23 Schengen Visa Page 23 IAQG Members to check if they need a European Schengen visa i.e.: Exempted Countries: Brazil Canada Israel Japan South Korea United States List of exempted countries (For information)

24 Schengen Visa Page 24 IAQG Members are responsible to check the need of a Schengen visa or not If visa is needed please contact the nearest Consulate / Embassy for application (Belgian or Schengen countries) Contact Alain Bonnard (alain.bonnard@asd- in case there is a need to get an invitation letter as part of the visa application processalain.bonnard@asd- Bottom line: Proceed as earliest possible to get your visa (if any) in order to prevent bad surprise!

25 We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!

26 Back Up

27 Access: city center - place de Brouckère By car: follow signs for "centre / de Brouckère" By train: the Midi-Zuid (TGV, Thalys et Eurostar), central and north stations are less than 1 km away By plane: Brussels national airport located 12 km away Public transport: "de Brouckère" metro station is 50 meters from hotel entrance Nearby train stations Central station at +/- 500 metres Noord/Nord station at +/- 10 minutes Midi / Zuid station: Thalys, TGV, Eurostar Hotel Access Page 27

28 Hotel access from Brussels Zaventem airport Taxi Service approximately 50 Train Brussels Airport has a train station in the basement of the terminal. The Airport City Express leaves from the station Zaventem (Airport) every 15 minutes to stations Brussel-Zuid, Brussel-Centrum and Brussel-Noord, a one-way ticket costs around 3 Bus The bus station can be found below the Arrivals Hall. City buses of the company De Lijn goes to the center of Brussels Access from Airport Page 28

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