What is the cost of attending the conference?
The FTA conference is free of charge. 14 June is restricted to members’ only while the 15 June is open to both members and non members.
Is there a difference between 14 and 15 June?
14 June sets out to be operational in its content; introducing the FTA Vision 2030 and providing insight into the future of the association. Breakout sessions support participants with the tools and services which are exclusive for FTA members. In addition, FTA will hold its General Assembly during the afternoon of 14 June; this is a unique decision-making body which enables FTA members to vote on and shape the future of the association.
15 June is open to all FTA members and non members; this day will welcome high-level and inspirational speakers setting the scene for the future of trade, the impact of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the big trends set to hit businesses in 2030. Breakout sessions remain practical and inspirational.
What is the dress code?
FTA recommends ‘Business wear’ throughout the conference, including the evening gala / cocktails.
What is the working language of the event?
The entire conference will be held in English. Simultaneous interpretations into Chinese will be provided for a small number of delegates. If you would like to receive a headset for such interpretation please contact Heather Kiggins, FTA Events Coordinator.
Will I need a visa?
FTA advises all conference delegates to check visa requirements for their country of citizenship before travel, If you require an invitation letter for a visa, please contact Heather Kiggins, FTA Events Coordinator.
Who can attend the evening gala?
The evening gala on 14 June is open exclusively for FTA members, a limited number of places are available for invited external parties.
How can I return to my hotel following the evening gala?
For guests staying in the Pullman Hotel or the Park Inn Radisson Blu, FTA recommends participants to either take a taxi or to make the 10 minute journey by foot in a group, further guidance will be provided during the evening. For all guests staying in hotels in the Louise district, FTA has organised bus transfers back to the hotel after the evening gala. Guests staying in hotels elsewhere in Brussels are recommended to take taxis which will be available outside the conference venue.
How do I use public transport in Brussels?
Tickets are sold on buses and trams, at STIB info centres but also at metro and rail stations (at desk or MOBIB machines). There are metro, rail, buses and trams (www.stib.be / www.mivb.be) with tickets valid for any journey within an hour.
Driving in Brussels
Brussels has a tunnel system linking the major points of the city. The speed limit in Brussels is 30 km/h, 50 km/h. The speed limit on the motorways is 120 km/h.