Directors' Day 2018 (Antwerp Zoo: 18-20 April)

EAZA Directors' Day 2018 is hosted by Antwerp ZOO, Belgium from 18 to 20 April 2018. The event will take place at the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (which adjoins the Antwerp ZOO) and is open to Director level employees of EAZA Member institutions of all institutional and organisational categories (inclusive of Full, Temporary and Candidate institutions and National Associations).  The event is by invitation only.  If you are an EAZA Member Director and have not received the invitation email, please contact

 The day-to-day programme will be as follows:

    • 18 April (Wednesday): M&E Committee meeting 10:00 - 13:00, Executive Committee Meeting 14:00 - 18:00, Icebreaker in Brussels (19:00)
    • 19 April (Thursday): Meeting day plus Marble Hall Dinner
    • 20 April (Friday): Meeting day plus Gala Dinner
    • 21 April Saturday: Optional visit to Antwerp Zoo or Planckendael |Zoo (max. 40 pax)

The final programme is still being finalized, and will be published as soon as possible. The event registration fee is €230. 


Rooms have been reserved at the following hotels in Antwerp:

Hotel Location Distance to Venue Website Contact Single room incl. breakfast
Radisson Blu Koningin Astridplein 7 100 mtr €154
Park-inn by Radisson Blu Koningin Astridplein 14 5 mtr €134
Leonardo Hotel De Keyserlei 59 200 mtr €95
Lindner Hotel & City Lounge Lange Kievitstraat 125 1 km  €149
Hyllit Hotel De Keyserlei 28-30 400 mtr €154


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The FLANDERS MEETING & CONVENTION CENTER ANTWERP is located right next to Antwerp Central Station, in the very heart of the city. There is plenty of underground parking and the historic centre is just a 10-minute walk away. It is easy to get to the city centre at any time, with Antwerp Airport – a mere 15 minutes away – offering direct flights to London. There is also a direct rail link between Antwerp and Brussels International Airport.

  • By train: the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp adjoins the Antwerp Central Station.
  • By tram or bus: Over 20 tram and bus lines stop within a radius of 250 meters of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp.
  • By car: There are numerous car parks within the immediate vicinity of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp (Parking Breidel, Nova, Firoel, etc). The closest car park is Q-Park.

Click on the map to access an interactive Google map of the Zoo and the surrounding area:

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