Practical information

Gateway to Europe: agrifood edition

Be our guest at Gateway to Europe: agrifood edition, the international networking event where the future of the agrifood industry is outlined. Below you can find the schedule and our hotel recommendations.

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Program - Day 1 @ Rodenbach site, Spanjestraat 135, 8800 Roeselare

09:00 - Welcome

09:20 - Plenary session

10:45 - Break

11:15 - Technical talks

12:45 - Lunch & networking

13:45 - Inspirational visits in the Flemish agrifood region - Pick-up by bus is provided @ Rodenbach brewery

17:00 - Evening program (optional - €80 p.p.)

Program - Day 2 @ Agrotopia/Huis van de Voeding/ Vives Campus

09:00 - Stakeholder engagement and co-creation sessions
The sessions take place at different locations. Please be at the location where your session takes place by 8.45 a.m.
  • Session 1 Agrotopia, Oostnieuwkerksesteenweg 130, 8800 Roeselare
  • Session 2 Huis van de Voeding, Spanjestraat 141, 8800 Roeselare
  • Session 3 Vives Campus, Wilgenstraat 32, 8800 Roeselare

12:00 - Lunch & networking (optional)

Hotel recommendations

Parkhotel Roeselare, Vlamingstraat 8, 8800 Roeselare

Parkhotel Roeselare is located in the centre of Roeselare, within walking distance of the station and the Rodenbach brewery. Standard room in single occupancy: € 89, including breakfast. Breakfast consists of a continental buffet. If another room occupancy is desired, please inform us by e-mail at Reservation by e-mail to – stating 'Gateway to Europe'. No need to pay in advance.

Travel directions

Due to recent traffic changes, the road to the hotel has become more complex. Access to the Gasstraat has recently been closed. The only access to the hotel is through the Hendrik Consciencestraat. Drive until the end, afterwards turn right into the pedestrian zone. The zone is accessible to hotel guests. Here you will encounter a retractable post where you have to enter code 4884B, on the keypad located at the driver's side. Afterwards, you can continue on the pedestrian zone along some terraces and after about 100 meters you can drive right into the gate of the hotel. After entering the gate you will find the parking lot and reception. The hotel parking cannot be reserved. You can park according to availability. If it's full, it is best to park in the adjacent streets, free of charge from 6 pm to 9 am.

Hotel recommendations

Mercure hotel Roeselare, Kwadestraat 149, 8800 Roeselare

Mercure hotel is located in the Westwing business park, at exit 6 (Roeselare-Rumbeke) of the E403 motorway. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Roeselare. Superior Twin Rooms: € 107.00 single-use with breakfast or € 120.00 twin use with breakfast. Book via this link. Credit card details will be requested, but payment will only be made upon arrival at the hotel.

Directions Mercure hotel Roeselare to Rodenbach brewery

With public transport:

Walk on Westwing Park to the bus stop Rumbeke Nieuwe Abelestraat. Take bus line 6 (Oekene - AZ Delta - Rumbeke - Roeselare Station) towards the center of Roeselare. Leave the bus at the Roeselare Station stop. From there, walk towards the Rodenbach brewery (Spanjestraat 135, 8800 Roeselare).