EAZA Directors' Days 2020 (Bergen Aquarium, Norway: 21-23 April)

Welcome to Bergen, Norway! 

EAZA Directors' Days and AGM 2020 will be hosted by Bergen Aquarium, Norway from 21 to 24 April 2019, with an optional aquarium visit on Friday 24 April.

The event takes place at the Hotel Clarion Admiral in downtown Bergen and is open to Director level employees of EAZA Member institutions of all institutional and organisational categories (inclusive of Full, Temporary and Candidate for Membership institutions (with a support letter from the respective mentor) and National Associations).  

The registration page will open soon. If you are entitled to register for EAZA Directors' Days 2020 you will receive a personal invitation by e-mail in due course. For questions about the event and registration please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net

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Accommodation

The conference venue is at the Clarion Hotel Admiral, located right in the heart of Bergen near the harbour. The newly renovated Clarion Hotel Admiral, which welcomed its first guests in 1987, is located in charming old warehouse buildings that date back to 1904. 

Venue address:

Clarion Hotel Admiral
C. Sundts gate 95004
Bergen, Norway

If you plan to stay at the Hotel Clarion please make sure to book your room soon. 

The room rates are:

  • Single room NOK 1240,- per night including breakfast
  • Double room NOK 1340,- per night including breakfast

Delegates have to mention this booking code GR9987 to get a discounted rate. Please e-mail to cl.admiral@choice.no  or call  +47 55236400 if you want to make a room booking. 

In the heart of Bergen

The hotel is located in central Bergen and it enjoys fantastic views of the harbour, the famous Bryggen, the mountains and the fish market. The 270 degree sea view provides a true maritime ambiance. Strandkaiterminalen, from where you can catch ferries to Stavanger, Sogn and Fjordane, is situated right next to the hotel and the Bergen train station is just five minutes away by taxi.

Explore Bergen

A stay at the Clarion Hotel Admiral gives you the perfect base from which to explore Bergen. Everything you could wish for is here – shopping, nightlife, restaurants, culture and entertainment. Take the opportunity to visit the Edvard Grieg Museum or go sailing. The Bergen aquarium is also within walking distance of the hotel. Please ask staff of the hotel for information about guided tours of the city and our best tips for your stay in Bergen.

Other hotel options in downtown Bergen can be found here:

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Programme

 The conference programme is currently being developed, a draft day-to-day schedule is already available:

21 April (Tuesday): Membership and Ethics Committee meeting I (closed),  Membership and Ethics Committee meeting II (closed), Executive Committee Meeting (closed), Icebreaker at the Bergen Aquarium (20:00 - 22:00)
22 April (Wednesday): Meeting day 1, EAZA Council Meeting
23 April (Thursday): Meeting day 2, Gala Dinner 
24 April (Friday): Optional visit to Bergen Aquarium; National Associations Committee meeting (closed), Technical Assistance Committee meeting (closed)

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Visit Bergen - A World Heritage City

Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.

In Bergen you can also enjoy some of the finest seafood restaurants in Norway. If you would like to know more about what to do and what to see in Bergen and in the region, please refer to the suggested activities and attractions by clicking on the link below.