Social programme

Ghent Hospitality Tour
The hospitallity tour will take place on Wednesday 1st of June 2022.

Time: 16h30 - 18h00
Price: Free of charge, but registration is required!*   
Price accompanying person: Free of charge, but registration is required!*   

Ghent is a port city in northwest Belgium, at the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent city-state. Today it’s a university town and cultural hub which attracts millions of tourists each year. 

During this 1.5 hours city tour, the professional guides will show you around in Ghent and explain something more about the rich history of the city, it’s facts and figures, but also will show you practical information such as the public transport stations, taxi stands, the restaurant area, and the different venues for the social events.

* This tour is offered to you, free of charge by the City of Ghent. However, for organizational purposes and booking of the guides, all delegates that want to join have to register for the tour in advance. Please note that if your register, we expect you to participate!

This guided tour was only made possible with the generous support of: 




Welcome Reception 
The welcome reception will take place on Thursday 2nd of June 2022.

Time: 18h00 - 20h00
Price: T.B.C.
Price accompanying person: T.B.C.
Addres: Ghent ICC, Van Rysselberghedreef 2, 9000 Gent, Belgium 


©photos: AB InBev & Gourmet Innvet

EVECC Congress invites all attendees to join us and exploit this opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, and to make new ones. So, join us for what is sure to be a great experience highlighting the Belgium cuisine, and of course Belgian beer. Should you attend, please confirm your interest during registration. Spouses/partners/guests are welcome to join this event as well. 

This welcome reception is generously supported by:



Closing cermony 
The closing ceremony will take on Saturday 4th of June 2022

Time: 16:15
Price: T.B.C., however registration is required!*

We invite you to join us for the Closing Ceremony in the Artevelde Forum on Saturday June 4th at the end of lectures. The ceremony will be presented by the 2023 LOC Chair and Master of Ceremonies, to bring to a close the 19th EVECC Congress, and pass the “Bell” to 2023 LOC who will be presenting a five-minute overview for our next fabulous EVECC Congress Meeting in Porto, Portugal. We are pleased to invite you afterwards to the to take a glass of wine, as a farewell drink.

*For catering purposes, all delegates that want to join have to register for the farewell drink!


Gala dinner
The Gala dinner will take place on Saturday the 4th of June 2022.

Time: 20.00 - 22.30 hrs.
Price: T.B.C.  
Price accompanying person: T.B.C.
Address: Rekelingestraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

The gala dinner will be held in the 'Oude Vismijn' (English: Old Fish market) in the old city centre of Ghent. 

The Old Fish Mine is one of the oldest markets in the Belgian city of Ghent. In 1689 she was given her current location on Sint-Veerleplein with her characteristic gatehouse in the open air. The river Lieve runs to the west of the Oude Vismijn and the river Leie to the south.

©photos: 3square & PCO

The gatehouse, erected in rococo style in 1689 and adorned with three images of sea gods was badly damaged by a fire in 1872. Only the statue of Neptune could be saved. The other images were replaced by new images of a man and a woman representing the river Schelde and the river Leie. The building was fitted with neo-gothic facades, in anticipation of the World Exhibition of 1913.

©photos: 3square

Please join us for the Gala dinner, an excellent occasion to enjoy good food, classic wines and old or new friends. The unique and beautiful ambient of the Old fish market will add to the magic of the night as the dishes are served and the jokes will flutter around while the background music plays. We are 100% sure this will be a night to remember!

©photos: 3square

Drinks during dinner and entry to the After gala dinner party is included in the price of the Gala Dinner (incl. 3 coupons for wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks)


After Gala Dinner Party
The After gala dinner party will take place on Saturday 4th of June 202.

Time: 22.30 hrs - 02.00hrs.
Price: T.B.C.
Price accompanying person: T.B.C.
Address: Rekelingestraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

©photos: PCO

If you are not able to attend our Gala dinner, but you would like to be part of a very special congress night, we sincerely hope you will join us for the After gala dinner party. This event will be held in the same venue as where the Gala dinner will take place. The beautiful ambient of the room will add to the magic of the night as the DJ will keep us dancing till the morning light. We are 100% sure this will be the night to remember! The ticket price for this events includes an open bar until 02.00 hrs.      

*Entry to the After gala dinner party is included in the price of the Gala Dinner ticket.