European Conference Day 1 Logistics


 ABPM 2019 European Conference

Tuesday, June 25th Logistics
We look forward to welcoming you to the start of the ABPM European Conference tomorrow. Below, you will find information that will help the day go smoothly for you. 

Please download the MyABPM App designed by ABPM Supplier Member CXApp by Design Reactor via iTunes or GooglePlay prior to arriving at the conference. MyABPM will allow you to stay connected with up-to-the-minute information for every day of the event with useful and collaborative features like:
  • A detailed agenda outlining key event elements for each hour of every day. Event times may reflect your location's time zone and will adjust when you arrive in Belgium and refresh the app. 
  • Build Your Own Agenda within the app!
  • An activity stream with real-time updates and social integrations
  • An attendees list with photos and email capability
  • A list of recommended shopping, dining, and entertainment that are in the area around Kortrijk and Brussels hotels
If this is your first time to download the app, your login credentials are:
Username: email address you registered with
Password: abpm1234

If you do not have a device that runs on iOS or Android, you can still download a final agenda via this link in pdf format for your use at the conference. 

The ParkHotel in Kotrijk, located at Stationsplein 2, 8500 Kortrijk (very nearby the train station), is the location for Tuesday and Wednesday morning departures. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the conference sessions will be held at Barco at Beneluxpark 21, 8500 Kortrijk. Please see agenda or app for bus departure times and plan to bring your luggage Wednesday morning. If you have a room in the ParkHotel ABPM block, a full breakfast is included with your room rate.

Transportation: ABPM will provide bus transportation to all conference activities after the start of the conference. Conference participants are responsible for their transportation to the ParkHotel for conference check-in.

Dress: All activities are business casual. Layering during conference sessions is recommendedFor the Experiential Walking Tour of the Grand Place on Thursday morning, please wear shoes you are comfortable walking in and dress in light clothing - the weather forecast is quite warm over the days of the conference.

Conference check-in will be 13:00 – 14:15 p.m. on Tuesday 25 June in the lobby of the ParkHotel. At 14:25, we'll board a bus to go to the Barco campus. The Barco address is Beneluxpark 21, 8500 Kortrijk in case you miss the group's departure.

Once we arrive at the Barco Experience Center, we'll hear a welcome from Barco followed an opening keynote from Tobias Degsell. Degsell first spoke to the ABPM community at the 2010 ABPM European Conference. He preached about "the power and magnitude of creativity” from the perspective of a curator at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm. He was such a hit that we asked him to be our keynote at the 2011 Spring Conference, where members were, once again, delighted. Today he is an entrepreneur and creativity and learning expert helping companies and organisations all over the world think and act new.

After the opening conference keynote, we'll "Meet the Suppliers" during a session that will feature ABPM’s Supplier Members. Our Supplier Members must go through a qualification process to become vendor members, which includes enthusiastic recommendation by a member briefing program that has completed work with them. We’ll give each company a few minutes to introduce themselves so you understand the resources you have available to you in this industry. For more information about the 2019 European Conference Suppliers, look to the eContent section of the MyABPM app.

Finally, we'll end the first day of the conference with a Belgian Reception sponsored by Barco. Get to know the briefing professionals you will spend the next few days with as you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks that reflect the local culture. 

Don't forget to tweet and Instagram using #ABPMEurope throughout the conference and see it appear in the MyABPM Activity Stream feed. Of course, you can post within the app as well! And check the ABPM Facebook Page regularly for conference photos. If you see your photo in ABPM social media and do not wish to have your photo included, please email and we will remove it promptly.

Questions? Please email or call +1 214-912-2220.