G-STIC 2018

A Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Conference that aims to facilitate the world-wide implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Welcoming you in Brussels, November 28-30

@ Tour & Taxis, a genuine masterpiece of civil engineering

The G-STIC Conference series will be hosted jointly by VITO (the prime research and technology organization on cleantech and sustainable development in Belgium) and its international partners ACTS (African Center for Technology Studies), AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), IITD (Indian Institute of Technology) and TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).

The 2017 edition of this new conference series will be organized in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the heart of Europe. Brussels has all you need to accommodate you at walking distance from the conference venue, or at close range with easy acces by public transport.

About Brussels About the venue Accommodation


The capital of Belgium, the heart of Europe

Apart from being the centre of European politics, Brussels has a fascinating an old history that dates back to the 11th century. The city of Brussels has evolved countless times throughout history but some of its historic monuments, buildings and streets still exist today. Throughout the ages Brussels city has been the home of kings, the hub of activity for trade and enterprise from porcelain to tapestries and to this day you can still see the outline of the original city walls built into the modern cityscape.

In 1830, Brussels became the capital of Belgium. It is now one of the most international cities in the world. It's a capital that’s relaxed and comfortable, as much in its history as in its present-day reality.

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The venue: TOUR & TAXIS

A genuine masterpiece of civil engineering

A large formerly industrial site near the canal of Brussels. Tour & Taxis has the charm of the industrial era. The immensity of the main building, the Royal Warehouse and its incredible architecture are worth a glance. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this former industrial site was then a key place of the Brussels thriving economy. Since 2001, it welcomes companies, shops, restaurants, trade fairs and cultural events - providing a unique urban experience, all under one roof.

The Tour & Taxis Sheds were built between 1903 and 1904 and cover more than 17,410 square meters. From the platforms alongside, where trains deposited their goods, you can admire the astonishing self-supporting steel framework, displaying a technical prowess unique in the world. Thanks to the glazing with which it is covered, the sawtooth roof evenly spreads natural light.

Tour & Taxis is located at Avenue du Port 86c / Havenlaan 86c, Brussels. An access map, providing more detailed information on how Tour & Taxis can easily be reached using different transportation systems, can be found on the Tour & Taxis website.

Tour & Taxis Access Map


In order to facilitate your stay, the Brussels Booking Desk has prepared a range of recommended accommodation options at reduced hotel rates for the G-STIC 2018 conference. Specially reduced hotel rates are available as of 80 Euro per room, per night.

Prices (*) are available only for a limited number of rooms from Monday, November 26th until Saturday, December 1st. Official Hotel Event Rates will begin to expire on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. After this date, reservations and rates will be subject to availability. Therefore, it is highly advisable to book your room as soon as possible

Please enter your desired arrival and departure date on the reservation form and then click 'search'.

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Need assistance?

In case you need further assistance, please get in touch with the Brussels Booking Desk directly.

Brussels Booking Desk is a free service of visit.brussels, Brussels Hotels Association and Brussels’ Chamber of Commerce. Please note that the Brussels Booking Desk is the only official housing company associated with G-STIC. While other hotel resellers may contact you to offer accommodation for your trip, they are not endorsed by, or affiliated with the event and entering into financial agreements with such companies may have costly consequences.

(*) Official hotel event rates are available from Monday, November 26th, 2018 till Friday, November 30th, 2018, All other dates are upon request and subject to hotels’ availability. The provided rates are per room, per night, VAT & service included. City tax and breakfast are excluded and in supplement. The possible charges – if not included – for daily breakfast and city taxes (VAT 6% included) are detailed within the summary per room, per night (prpn) or per person per day (pppd). City taxes, as well as the local VAT, can be subject to changes.

All hotels offer the possibility to you to extend your stay at the same conditions, before and/or after the congress, upon availability. The rates are subject to the general terms and conditions of the Brussels Booking Desk and/or hotels.

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