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What is the event about?

RUC Magazine’s annual Road User Charging Conference provides the latest insight, case studies and debate on current trends and future challenges that affect senior decision makers who have responsibility in the intelligent transportation systems and road pricing fields. This two-day gathering of leading practitioners welcomes delegates from around the world and across sectors to encourage active discussion and peer-to-peer learning.

When and where does it take place?

The Road User Charging Conference Europe 2021 takes place on the 3rd & 4th March 2021 at Steigenberger Wiltchers, 71 Avenue Louise / Louizalaan 711050 Brussels, Belgium. 

Who is the event for?

Due to the high-value nature of the content being provided, places are reserved for senior level practitioners, policy makers and project leaders, e.g. Heads of Contracts, Senior Policy Advisors, Transportation Strategy Directors, Heads of Charging and Toll Policy Leads - not solutions providers such as business development contacts within tolling systems organisations, and the organisers reserve the right to refuse applications.

If you are a solutions provider, please instead contact Robert Gouge via robert.gouge@akabomedia.co.uk or on +44 (0)20 8037 1779 for more information on how you can get involved.

My organisation is speaking/sponsoring, so do we get discounted entry?

We are more than happy to work with our speakers and sponsors to ensure that colleagues can attend as required. If there is a requirement outside of your existing agreement for this event, please contact Daniel Jessop via  daniel.jessop@akabomedia.co.uk or on +44 (0)20 8037 1779 to request more passes at a discounted rate.

I’m interested in speaking, how do I go about that?

We welcome speaker suggestions from public sector organisations – please contact Belinda Wong via belinda.wong@akabomedia.co.uk with your proposal if you would like to speak at this event. Belinda is also available on +44 (0)20 8037 1778.

If you are a solutions provider, speaking opportunities can be discussed by contacting Robert Gouge via robert.gouge@akabomedia.co.uk or on +44 (0)20 8037 1779.

We believe we can help promote this event, could we discuss an arrangement?

Absolutely. We work with a range of select partners in order to form reciprocal working relationships for driving exposure for both parties. If you are interested in becoming an event partner, email  daniel.jessop@akabomedia.co.uk.

Who can I contact for more information?

For registration queries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Daniel Jessop
Senior Marketing Executive
Tel: +44 (0)20 8037 1779
Email: daniel.jessop@akabomedia.co.uk

For speaking opportunities, please contact:

Belinda Wong
Senior Conference Producer
Email: belinda.wong@akabomedia.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8037 1778

For all other related queries, please contact: events@akabomedia.co.uk

How do I get to the venue?

Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
71 Avenue Louise / Louizalaan 71
1050 Brussels
Belgium

> For the Metro, the closest metro station is “Louise” - Brussels Metro map

> From the train station (Midi) you can take the metro line 2 and stop in Louise OR you can take a taxi

> By Car, here are below the directions:

  • Coming from the Netherlands and Antwerp (E19) : Follow direction Ring E40-Luik at the end of the highway E19. On the Ring you take exit Brussels-Luik-Leuven and continue following the direction Brussels. Take the tunnel at the end of the Highway direction Centre. At the Shuman Square take the second street on the right (rue de la Loi). At the big crossing with traffic lights turn left and take the tunnel. Get out at the second tunnel Louise. Go to the roundabout Louise and there you take the 3rd road on your right (Avenue Louise). Go straight on till the next roundabout (Stephanie Square). The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is a little further on your right hand side.
  • Coming from France via Mons (E19) : On the ring of Brussels follow E40 until to exit Koekelberg (between exit 11 and exit 10). Follow direction Centre. At the Basilica of Koekelberg take the tunnels direction Centre (+- 6km). Exit the tunnel at Louise. Go to the roundabout Louise and there you take the 3rd road on your right (Avenue Louise). Go straight on till the next roundabout (Stephanie Square). The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is a little further on your right hand side.
  • Coming from Luxembourg and Namur (E411) : Follow the direction Ring-E40-Luik. Stay on the right side and leave the Highway at the first exit. Take the Avenue de Tervuren direction Brussels through the woods. At the end of the avenue, get into the tunnel until you arrive on a 5 lane one way street (rue de la Loi). On the top turn left and take again the tunnels. Get out at the second tunnel Louise. Go to the roundabout Louise and there you take the 3rd road on your right (Avenue Louise). Go straight on till the next roundabout (Stephanie Square). The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is a little further on your right hand side.
  • Coming from Germany and Liege (E40) : Do not take the Ring, stay on the Highway. This road will take you into Brussels. Take the tunnel at the end of the Highway direction Centre. At the Shuman Square take the second street on the right (rue de la Loi). At the top of the hill turn left and take the tunnel. Get out at the second tunnel Louise. Go to the roundabout Louise and there you take the 3rd road on your right (Avenue Louise). Go straight on till the next roundabout (Stephanie Square). The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is a little further on your right hand side.
  • Coming from England and Ostend (E40) : Follow the E40 until the exit Koekelberg. At the Basilica of Koekelberg take the tunnels direction Centre. Exit the tunnel at Louise. Go to the roundabout Louise and there you take the 3rd road on your right (Avenue Louise). Go straight on till the next roundabout (Stephanie Square). The Steigenberger Wiltcher’s is a little further on your right hand side.
     

> By plane, the main airport is Brussels Zaventem airport; you can access the hotel from there by train and metro, bus or taxi

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