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International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conferences 2018 and 2019

April 18, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the venues and dates of the inspirational International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conferences 2018 and 2019.

Seville

The conference venue is the Hotel Meliá Lebreros, a contemporary conference hotel in the centre of this beautiful historical city.

Occupying the coveted number one spot in Lonely Planet’s Best Places to visit in 2018, Seville is a city abundant in flamenco dancing, gothic architecture and mouth-watering tapas and churros…. why wouldn’t you visit?

Seville is easily accessible with direct flights into Sevilla Airport (SVQ).

The airport is located about 25 minute’s drive away from the city centre. A bus service runs about every 30 minutes from just outside the Arrivals Hall during most of the day, costs €4 and takes 20-30 minutes. Taxis are always available next to the bus stop and run on a fixed fare to Seville centre, €21.90 during the day and €24.41 after 10pm and on weekends/holidays.

Outline programme

  • Thursday 29 November – Opening Plenary and Evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday 30 November – Full Conference programme
  • Saturday 1 December – Full Conference Programme and Gala Dinner
  • Sunday 2 December – Departures

The conference will open for bookings from May 2018.

Antwerp

The conference venue is the Flanders Meeting and Convention Centre, a brand new state-of-the-art convention centre, located in the heart of the city, next to the Central Station and adjacent to Antwerp Zoo.

Antwerp boasts the biggest port area in Europe with a vast offering of shopping, boutiques, culinary delights, museums, start-up hubs, premium hotels, the historical home of Rubens and the world’s biggest diamond trade hub, all within strolling distance of each other.

The city lies at the cross-roads of five major international motorways and high-speed train connections. Antwerp International Airport is just 8km from the city centre and Brussels Airport, Belgium’s largest international airport, is 47km from the city centre. It has direct flights to major European and long haul destinations and is under 40 minutes away from Antwerp Central Station by train or bus.

Excellent high speed train connections to Paris, London, Amsterdam with Thalys, Eurostar or Deutsche Bahn.

Outline programme

  • Thursday 5 December – Opening Plenary and Evening Welcome Reception
  • Friday 6 December – Full Conference programme
  • Saturday 7 December – Full Conference Programme and Gala Dinner
  • Sunday 8 December – Departures

The conference will open for bookings from May 2019.

More information about the International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conferences can be seen here.

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