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The 6th Food Structure and Functionality Symposium will be held at the Bruges Meeting & Convention Centreopens in new tab/window (BMCC), Bruges, Belgium.

Beursplein 1, 8000 Bruges, Belgium.

About Bruges

Welcome to UNESCO World Heritage Cityopens in new tab/window Bruges. Bruges is a feast for the eyes. In the charming city centre, packed with history and heritage, or in the woods and wetlands with its picturesque villages and vast polders. A visit to our city is a delightful voyage of discovery that is guaranteed to leave an impression, making you want to stay and enjoy for as long as possible.

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For more information about the city and tips on how to make the most of your stay please visit the Visit Brugesopens in new tab/window website.


Accommodation has been reserved for conference delegates at the nearby Hotel Le Bois De Brugesopens in new tab/window, located a 2-minute walk from the conference venue.

Please note that Bruges is a very popular destination and we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

Rates: €179 per room, per night (single occupancy)

€199 per room, per night (double occupancy)

Rates include breakfast and VAT. City tax of €4 per person, per night is not included.

The deadline for booking accommodation is Friday, 12 July 2024. After this date accommodation will be subject to availability at the prevailing rate.

To reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly: Email: [email protected]opens in new tab/window and quote code ‘FOOD’

WARNING - SCAM ALERT: Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS) & Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM), Traveller Point (TP) and Travel Hosting Team (THT)

Elsevier has been made aware that third-party companies are targeting Elsevier conference speakers and attendees with a fraudulent travel and hotel booking scheme.

The companies are calling/emailing conference attendees, using email addresses which appear very similar to official Elsevier email addresses, and claiming to be the “official” housing bureau and/or authorized by Elsevier to book hotel/travel accommodations for the conference. This is entirely false and should anyone contact you, please do not provide them with any of your details, but refer this to Elsevier. If you are in any doubt about an email regarding the conference, please check this with a member of the organising team via: [email protected]opens in new tab/window

Travel Information

Bruges is centrally located in north-western Europe, at the heart of the London, Paris, Amsterdam triangle. Rapid connections to these and other major European cities mean that travelling to Bruges couldn't be easier. Whether you start your journey from a railway station or airport, or travel to Bruges by car, bus or ferry. There are various ways to get to Bruges. Once you've arrived, the relaxation and enjoyment doesn't stop, thanks to our tips for getting about within the city.

For more information on how to travel to and in Bruges please visit the Visit Brugesopens in new tab/window website.


Elsevier Conferences Accessibility Policy

Please access our Accessibility policy and guidelines here

How to contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements

Please contact us at [email protected]opens in new tab/window to discuss any requirements or questions. The conference organizer will contact you directly to discuss further.

Please let us have the details of any specific requirements by 25 August 2024.

Conference Venue

Is there disabled parking?

Yes. The BMCC has a private underground, paid car park with 80 spaces for the building’s users + 7 reserved adapted spaces for wheelchair users. These spaces are located near the entrance to the BMCC.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all entrances are wheelchair accessible. in new tab/window The Flemish Tourism Boardopens in new tab/window has awarded the very first ‘M+ label’ to the Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre. This officially makes the BMCC an easily accessible conference infrastructure. Are there accessible elevators close to the conference rooms?

Are there accessible elevators close to the conference rooms?

Yes, on all floors. Our lifts are voice activated to accommodate visitors with a visual impairment, the lifts can be operated with voice instructions. The goods lifts can be voice operated by visually impaired employees and suppliers.

Are there accessible restrooms near the conference rooms?

Yes, on all floors. Attention was paid to every detail. In the adapted toilets, mirrors, soap dispensers, clothes hook etc. are mounted low on the walls.

Meeting rooms

The meeting rooms are on the same floor.

Catering: on request we can arrange for early access to the catering space/assistance with the collection of catering please contact us at [email protected]opens in new tab/window

Please contact us at[email protected]opens in new tab/window if you would like to have an orientation tour of the venue by 6 October 2024.

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How to reach the venue and hotel

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Any other queries, please email: [email protected]opens in new tab/window or telephone +32 50 89 35 47

Floor plan