Congress Ghent 2021

IVR Congress 2021 in Ghent 

It is our pleasure to invite you (and partner) also on behalf of our President Philippe Grulois to participate as our special guest at the upcoming IVR Congress 2021 on 7 and 8 October in Ghent.

Beautiful venues and inspiring speakers
Also this year’s congress offers a broad scale on activities, interesting speakers and network opportunities. To kick-off the congress we have invited Jan Reinder as a “Outside the Box Speaker”. The following workshop will deal with “New professional qualifications” and highlight this subject from different perspectives. After an informative afternoon you will be invited for a cocktail and dinner in the beautiful Opera.

The second day of the congress starts as usual with the General Assembly. After a short boat trip, the lunch will take place at the Augustijnenklooster. 

Given the positive experiences in the past years we will open congress participation for non-members again, to offer all participants an even broader network.

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  • Congress 2021 Ghent

    Attendance fee: €450,- (VAT. excl.) per person. A yearly participation at the IVR Congress is open for members only. Non-members may register once for participation in the IVR Congress for € 600,- (VAT excl.). Not a member of IVR yet? Please apply here and secure the advantages of an IVR membership!

Congress and Workshop program

14.00 – 16.00 H  Meeting Loss Prevention Committee 

16.00 – 18.00 H  Meeting Executive Committee

08.30 – 10.00 H  Meeting Legal Committee
10.15 – 12.00 H  Meeting Board of Management and Advisory Council

Afternoon program for all members and guests

12.30 H Joint lunch and Registration (personal badge and attendance list are distributed) at “Monasterium Poortackere”, Oude Houtlei 56, 9000 Gent


13:00 H MEET AND GREET– Exclusive for new IVR members and non-members


13.30 H Official opening of the Congress 


13.35 – 17.30 H Workshop “New Professional Qualifications”   

Evening program

18.30 H Departure by foot from the hotels

19.00 H Cocktail and Dinner in the ‘”Opera”, Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000 Gent

22.00 – 23.00 H Closure and return to the hotels

Members program

09.00 H Walk in Marriott Ghent Hotel (Korenlei 10, 9000 Ghent)

09.30 H General Assembly for IVR members

11.30 H Departure


Partner program
(for accompanying persons of members and guests only)

09.15 H Gather at the reception of the Marriott Ghent Hotel
09.30 H Guided walking tour in Ghent

Continuation Joint Program

12.00 H Boarding and short boat trip on the canals followed by a joint lunch at the “Thagaste Augustijnenklooster”, Academiestraat 1, 9000 Gent
 
15.00 – 15.30 H Closure of the Congress   

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Workshop program “New Professional Qualifications”

Thursday 7 October 2021
12:30 – 17:30 H (including lunch)

Monasterium Poortackere

The workshop will be offered in English.

The workshop is accessible for IVR members and non-members.



As an illusionist and creative thinker Jan Reinder is constantly focused on thinking processes and creativity. He inspires and motivates companies for over 15 years with his Magic Minded business shows and trainings. From his perspective as an illusionist he shares his vision on how you can get more out of your work and life. 

13.35 – 14.30 JAN REINDER – Keynote speaker and illusionist

14.30 – 15.00 PROF. DR. WOUTER VERHEYEN – University of Antwerp, on AUTOBarge project

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.15 TIJE VOS + KIMBERLY STOLK – VSTEP Simulation, on simulation technology in inland navigation

16.15 – 16.45 JAN SMALLEGANGE – STC, COMPETING project (a project funded under the European Commission’s Erasmus+ initiative), on qualifications in inland navigation education

16.45 – 17.15 SHAUN WHITE – Current Direct project, on sustainable energy storage in inlanv navigation

  • For IVR Congress participants the Workshop is included in congress fee.
  • For IVR-members not attending the congress EURO 50,– excl.  VAT
  • For non-members EURO 100,– excl.  VAT  
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Registration not necessary if you have already registered for the Workshop under the Congress registration. 

  • Participation is included in congress fee. IVR-members not attending the congress EURO 50,– excl. VAT Non- IVR members not attending the congress EURO 100,- excl. VAT.
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Membership

Yearly participation at the IVR Congress is open for members.

Not a member of IVR yet?
Please apply below and secure the advantages of an IVR membership!

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Silver

€ 1000,-

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  • Mailings
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  • Congres program
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  • Website
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Gold

€ 1750,-

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  • Mailings
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  • Social Media
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  • Workshop
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Platinum

€ 3500,-

Special offer: +3 free entrances to the Congress

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  • Workshop
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Congress Hotels

For the IVR congress in Ghent we have selected three hotels:

Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof (congreshotel), Ghent Marriott Hotel en Hotel NH Gent Belfort

Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof 
Hoogstraat 36
BE – 9000 GENT
T +32 9 235 40 70 
www.pillowshotels.com

To reserve a room in the Pillows hotel, you can send an e-mail to:  groupsandevents.grandhotelreylof@pillowshotels.com. Please do not forget to mention IVR. 

Special rate:
199 euro per single room per night, including breakfast
219 euro per double room per night, including breakfast 
(excl. city tax 3 euro p.p.p.n.)

 This rate is valid until 10 September 2021.

Ghent Marriott Hotel
Korenlei 10, 9000 Gent, België
Tel: +32 9 233 93 93
https://www.marriottghent.be/

To reserve a room in the Mariott Hotel, you can use the following reservation link: Book your group rate

Special rate:
199 euro per single room per night, including breakfast
219 euro per double room per night, including breakfast 
(excl. city tax 3 euro p.p.p.n.)

This rate is valid until 29 September 2021.

Hotel NH Gent Belfort
Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Gent, België
Tel. +32 9 233 33 31
https://www.nh-hotels.nl/

To reserve a room in the Hotel NH Gent Belfort, you can use the following reservation link: www.nh-hotels.com/event/ivr-congress

Special rate:
145 euro per single room per night, including breakfast
165 euro per double room per night, including breakfast 
(excl. city tax 3 euro p.p.p.n.)

The rate is valid until 6 September 2021.

Locations

Congress hotel

Hoogstraat 36,
9000 Ghent

General Assembly

Korenlei 10,
9000 Ghent

Hotel option

Hoogpoort 63,
9000 Ghent

Workshop

Ouder Houtlei 56,
9000 Ghent

Congress dinner

Schouwburgstraat 3,
9000 Ghent

Lunch Friday

Academiestraat 1,
9000 Ghent