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To end a spectacular 2018 full of memorable AIJA events and moments, join us in Brussels for our annual Christmas dinner.

Many of you have already enjoyed the sights of the city at our Annual Congress this Summer. It’s now time to explore its magical ‘Winter Wonders’ atmosphere with a breathtaking light show, music and a stunning Christmas tree adorning the Grand Place, as well as plenty of colourful stalls filled with gifts ideas and seasonal specialties.

Date & time: Friday 14 December 2018 at 19.30

Dinner venue: La Manufacture - Rue Notre Dame du Sommeil 12 - 1000 Brussels

The Christmas dinner is open to members and non-members.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes,

The AIJA Team

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

By registering you have to accept the general terms and conditions and accept that your registration is considered binding immediately, but participation to the event is possible only after full payment of the registration fee.

Please note that any arrangements related to the participation of the participant in an AIJA event, including but not limited to booking or cancellation of accommodation or flights, as well as respecting the cancellation deadlines indicated in the general terms and conditions, are the sole responsibility of the participant. AIJA shall not be held liable for any expenses the participant may suffer as the result of participant’s failure to comply with his/her obligations.

It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

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If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

Practical Information

Ticket price

The price includes champagne aperitif, 3-course dinner & wine

Directions to the Manufacture

From the Airport
By Train: In the Brussels Airport passenger terminal, take the lift to -1 and buy the Airport City Express train ticket (8.80 € one way) at the ticket machines or ticket office. For Brussels, you may take any train at platform 1, 2 or 3. There are 4 direct trains per hour (h09 – h 24 – h 36 – h 51) with a journey time of about 15 minutes. Stop at Central Station. 
By Taxi: Taxis are located just outside the arrival hall at the airport. Taxis are metered and the cost should be around 40-45.00 €. Travel time in taxi to the city centre is usually 30 min or more depending upon traffic.

From Central Station
Yoy may enjoy a nice 10-15 min walk up to the Sainte Catherine/Dansaert area passing by the Grand Place and Christmas market streets or opt for a short metro ride taking Line 1 (direction Gare de l'Ouest) or Line 5 (direction Erasme) getting off at the second stop 'Sainte Catherine'. Check the Map for your way to the Manufacture restaurant.

From South Station (Zuid/Midi) - Eurostar or Thalys
You may either take a train to go to Central Station or take the Tram/Pre-metro 3 (direction Esplanade) or 4 (direction Gare du Nord) for 3 stops and get off at Bourse/Beurs. A single ticket will cost you 2.10 € (single fare jump) and can be purchased at the ticket machines in the STIB/MIVB area. Once at Bourse/Beurs, il will take you 5-10 minutes walking to the Manufacture Restaurant. Check the Map.

Brussels Taxis phone numbers
Taxis vert: +32 2 349 349 49
Taxis bleu: +32 2 268 00 00 
Uber is also available in Brussels

Accommodation in Brussels

Preferential rates have been arranged for AIJA participants in the following hotels located in the city centre (first come first served basis):

Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 30     
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 502 60 06  
Website: http://www.atlas-hotel.be/ 

Preferential AIJA rate:  10% off the daily rate inserting the code AIJA2018 in the ‘I have a promo code’ section.

Marriott Brussels Grand Place****
Rue Auguste Orts 3-7
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 516 90 90
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/brudt-brussels-marriott-hotel-grand-place/ 

Deluxe room (Single occupancy): 150€ (+4.24 € city tax)
Deluxe room (double occupancy): 160€ (+8.48 € city tax)
Rates are per room per night incl. VAT, service, full American breakfast and wi-fi.

Booking deadline: 3/12/2018 - Click to book at the AIJA group rate

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel****
Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47
1000 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 219 28 28
Website: www.radissonblu.com/royalhotel-brussels     

Standard room (Single occupancy): 149€ (+4.24 € city tax)
Standard room (double occupancy): 169€ (+8.48 € city tax)
Rates are per room per night incl. VAT, service, breakfast buffet and wi-fi.

Booking deadline: 30/11/2018 - Click to book at the AIJA group rate

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Your data will be managed by AIJA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:

  • For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
  • In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
  • In order to communicate information messages from AIJA.

To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.

Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years.

We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.