November '11 OGC TC/PC Meetings - Brussels, Belgium

Monday, 28 November, 2011 - 05:00
Friday, 2 December, 2011 - 05:00



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Brussels, Belgium

Street Address:
Rue de la Fusee, 96
1130 Bruxelles (Haren)

Schedule of Meetings: 

The Tentative Agenda is now posted.Please note that there will be a dress code at EuroControl due to high-level EC concurrent meetings. The dress code is: Business or Business Casual.


On-line Registration is now open

There are Meeting Fees associated with the OGC TC/PC Meetings. Based upon your organization's OGC Membership Level, you will have at least one Complementary registration for each meeting.

The Wednesday evening Reception will be $60.00 USD per person.

Meetings and EventsEarlybird Rate (Before 18 November)Regular Rate (18 - 25 November )On-Site (after 25 November)
OGC Member - Technical Committee (comp'd) $0 $0
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings** $100.00 $120.00 $150.00
OGC Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $50.00 $75.00 $105.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings **
$325.00 $350.00
Non-Member - Technical Committee Meetings - Daily Rate $200.00
Wednesday Reception Only $60.00 $60.00 $60.00

** Use for two or more days of Technical Committee attendance.


OGC has taken a room block at:

Hilton Brussels City
Place Rogier 20, Brussels, Belgium 1210
Tel: 32-2-2033125    Fax:  32-2-2034331

Online Reservations:
Group Name: Open Geospatial Consortium
Group Code: GOGSA
Check-in: 28-NOV-2011
Check-out: 02-DEC-2011
Hotel Name: Hilton Brussels City

Friday, Saturday and Sunday (before and after) : €129 sgl / €149 dbl, including breakfast
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: €149 sgl / 169€ dbl, including breakfast      

From Brussels Airport, taxis are available the journey normally takes around 30 minutes from the airport to the Hilton Brussels City hotel (approximately 60 euros). A shuttle train is also available from Brussels Airport to the NOORD/NORD Railway station, which is a 5 minute walk from the hotel.


EuroControl has also negotiated preferential rates with some other hotels in and around Brussels. Visitors to EUROCONTROL are reminded to fax the chosen hotel directly for reservations and to mention "EUROCONTROL rates".

Or you can also find a hotel by visiting and clicking on "Find a hotel".


    Local Information and Travel: 

    Shuttle Bus

    There will be an OGC Shuttle bus that will depart the Hilton Brussels City at 07h00 each morning (arrive Eurocontrol at 07h45).  The shuttle will depart Eurocontrol at 18h15 each evening (arrive at Hilton Brussels City at 19h00).

    Coming by car

    Roadworks to EUROCONTROL: please find detailed information here

    EUROCONTROL headquarters are located near the Brussels airport, with easy access from most Belgian highways leading into the capital.

    Coming by bus

    If you are coming by public transportation, the nearest bus stops are:

    • Mercure Center - rue de la Fusée 98: bus 272, 5-minute walk to EUROCONTROL (0.6 km)
    • Maes: bus 80, 10-minute walk to EUROCONTROL (0.8 km)
    • NATO: busses 12, 21 and 65, 20-minute walk to EUROCONTROL (1.4 km)

    Coming by train

    It is also possible to get to our headqarters using one of the two train stations in the vicinity - however, you should keep in mind that you will have to walk for a while.

    • Haren train station: line 26, 20-minute walk (1,6 km)
    • Haren-Sud and Diegem train stations: line 36, 25-minute walk (2 km)           

    Coming by plane

    The nearest airport is Brussels National Airport in Zaventem. It is a 5-minute taxi journey to our headquarters. You can also take bus 12 and stop at NATO.
    EUROCONTROL has negotiated special fares with the Unitax airport taxi company for its visitors and special guests. The set price for 2011 for the journey from EUROCONTROL to Zaventem Airport or vice versa, is EUR 15. Payment is possible by credit card or in cash.

    Passengers arriving at Brussels Airport are picked up in front of the main entrance of the Sheraton Hotel (departures level).

    Please contact the company at 02 725 25 25 once you are at the pick-up point.

    Visiting Brussels

    Here are a few sites that will help you arrange a pleasant stay in Brussels.