WHAT TO EXPECT
Making climate services a reality in Europe is a two-day conference that brings together climate researchers, policy-makers and industry experts as well as city and regional actors to showcase how climate data can serve both cities, regions, and businesses. The conference focuses on climate services for:
We host presentations by climate services that mean business, an ice-breaking network event in our climate services marketplace, and a site visit to a sustainable hub.
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The conference kicks off on 13 November with registration and lunch at the market place closely followed by the opening address. Parallel discussion sessions and panel interviews on Water, Energy, Future cities and Tourism follow on the agenda.
Day 2 of the conference continues with a new round of thematic sessions on Mobility, Agriculture, Health and Disaster risk reduction.
Our site visit
A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to visit Antwerp Circular South - an innovative and sustainable community project. Circular South is an Urban innovative action project in the New south district in Antwerp. It is a real-life city lab for sustainability where residents will live smarter together. The aim is to encourage smarter use of energy and water, to produce less waste and to keep materials in the circular loop as long as possible.
The tour will take between around 2 hours and is limited to 50 participants, so hurry up and book your seat!
You will have the opportunity to network with our speakers and all conference attendees. We have planned two lunch network events on both days, as well as a cocktail reception on 13 November and a site visit for those of you who have booked it on 14 November.
Meet the Speakers
The conference will be held at the AfricaMuseum Conference Centre in Tervuren. Tervuren is a green oasis on the outskirts of Brussels, on the outer edge of the Sonian Forest. The venue is easy to reach by public transport from Brussels Midi station (40 minutes via Montgomery station / Tram 44) and from the airport (30 minutes/bus 380).
There are also cycling lanes from Brussels city centre directly to Tervuren.
Sustainability isn't rocket science ...
This Climate Services conference follows the European Commission guidelines on how to organise a sustainable meeting.
The conference venue was selected for its commitment to sustainability. In every decision we make, we are looking to reduce our environmental impact by limiting printed material and gadgets, avoiding useless packaging, single-use items and food waste. We also aim for food and beverages to be seasonal, plant-based and organic.
Sustainability also means transport! So we kindly ask that you take public transport to the venue or make the lovely bike ride from Brussels.