International Convention Center (ICC) Ghent
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Gent ICC, Ghent’s convention center, was built in the 1970s by the famous Ghent architect Bontinck. Even back then, it was already one of the largest purpose-built convention centers in Belgium, thanks to the conference rooms that provided seating for 975 visitors as well as 4 breakout rooms.
The International Convention Center in Ghent’s Citadel Park was continuously adapted throughout the years based on the needs of the convention and events sector. Both the look of the building and the practical equipping thereof also evolved, right down to the smallest details.
In 2005, the name was changed from “ICC Congrescentrum” to Gent ICC –international convention center. The inclusion of ‘convention center’ in its name is a more accurate representation of the possibilities presented by Gent ICC. After all, this center isn’t solely a conference facility; it is also an events space, a meeting facility, a theatre, a trade fair complex, etc. Virtually every possible activity can be held there.
The convention center has its own underground car park with 70 spaces available during business hours and 140 spaces available after business hours. In addition to this, there are two large public car parks within a radius of 500 m around Gent ICC.
To find the public car parks, please follow these two links:
Gent ICC is centrally located, just a 10-minute walk from the Ghent St. Peter station. When you arrive at the Ghent St. Peter station, go to the right and exit via the “Koningin Astridlaan”. At the end of the “Koningin Astridlaan”, cross the “Kortrijksesteenweg”, and walk into the Citadel Park towards Gent ICC.
The following public buses have a stop in the “Ledeganckstraat” directly across from the Gent ICC main entrance: routes 9, 28, 34, 35, 36, 55, 57, 58, 70, 71, 72, 76, 77, 94, 95. There are plans to run a tram along line 7 right in front of the Gent ICC main entrance.
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