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Eighteenth International Conference on Reactive Sputter Deposition 2020

  Ghent, Belgium - 10 - 11 Dec 2020

General Information

Travelling to Ghent

Ghent is centrally located in Flanders-Belgium, easily accessible by plane, by train and by car.
By Air:
Belgium’s National Airport is situated in Brussels-Zaventem, approximately 50 km from the city of Ghent and has flights from over 70 international destinations, operated by more than 140 international and regional airline companies. From the airport, there is a direct railway connection to Ghent (Gent St. Pieters-station). The journey takes about 50 minutes and costs approximately 11 Euro. The actual schedule of train connections between Brussels Airport Zaventem and Ghent (Gent St. Pieters-station) can be found at: www.b-rail.be. The other Belgian airports, Ostend, Antwerp and Charleroi, serve several European destinations and have also easy and direct train connections to Ghent.

By Train:
Thanks to its central location in Flanders, and just half an hour away from Brussels Midi Station, Ghent (Gent St. Pieters-station) is very easily accessible by train from all Belgian and European Cities (www.b-rail.be). The high-speed trains, Eurostar and Thalys, take you to Ghent in only 2 hours from Paris and in about 3 hours from London, Amsterdam and Köln.

By Car:
Ghent is centrally located at the intersection of 2 major European highways: the E-17 connects Northern Europe with the Southern countries, and the E-40 goes from the North Sea up to Eastern Europe.

Travelling in Ghent

Ghent has a good network of public transportation. You can find information on the website of 'De Lijn' (in dutch). A map of the public transport in Ghent can be found here (4MB).
The centre of Ghent can easily be explored on foot.

Congress Address

The conference will be held at:    'Het Pand'
                                                     Onderbergen 1
                                                     9000 Gent


The official language of the Congress is English.
The official languages of Belgium are Flemish/Dutch and French.

Certificate of attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be given to all registered participants, when they register at the start of the conference.

Name Badges

Name badges will be required for admission to all congress sessions and social events. They will be provided upon registration.


The Belgian government has a special website where you can check all the requirements for your particular country. Other information on visa and regulations to enter the country can be found on http://diplomatie.belgium.be/

Participants coming from countries needing a visa can get a formal invitation on request. Please contact the Organisation Secretariat. Be sure to include in your e-mail all the necessary information (last name, first name, home address, place of birth, date of birth, identity card number, passport number).

Time Zone

The time zone in Belgium is GMT + 1 hour (in winter).

Currency and Money exchange

The currency in Belgium is the Euro.


The weather in Ghent in December is usually chilly with temperatures around 5-10°C. An umbrella might be useful as showers will occur. For weather forecasts: The Royal Meteorology Institute of Belgium

Dress Code

Dress code will be informal throughout the Conference.

Electrical Supply

Electricity is supplied at 220/240 volts. Some hotels provide 110 volts AC sockets for electric razors only. For all other equipment, an adaptor/converter is necessary.


The Organising Committee do not accept liability for personal medical expenses/travel expenses/ losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates and/or accompanying persons.