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The registation deadline is 1 December 2022.

AIJA is turning 60 this year, and we are going to celebrate our diamond anniversary in the city of diamonds itself: Antwerp.

Join the 60th AIJA Birthday on 9 and 10 December and don’t miss your chance to spend this unforgettable weekend with new and old AIJA friends and get inspired and learn more through our legacy programme especially tailored for this occasion. Anyone will have the opportunity to share their AIJA memories and the important role that the association had in their professional career and personal development.

We invite you to participate in the special programme starting with the Welcome Cocktail Reception at the KMSKA - Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp on Friday (9 December). The celebration will continue on Saturday (10 December) with an anniversary Run for Human Rights, a keynote session and interactive workshop, followed by a get-together brunch and a legacy team-building visits around the city. We will conclude the event with the grand 60th Birthday Gala Dinner, which will take place in the historic heritage venue, Handelsbeurs of Antwerp. It will be a truly memorable experience!

Come and celebrate the association with peers from all over the world because we are diamond, we are AIJA.

The event is open to everyone regardless of AIJA status: members and non-members, AIJA alumni and friends.

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Be a partner of AIJA's 60 Birthday celebration - Sponsorship opportunities

We invite you to engage with this special event and consider to become one of the Anniversary supporters. We present you a variety of sponsorship opportunities to choose from. Your company will be put in the spotlight and gain visibility among international legal professionals from around the globe during this unforgettable weekend in Antwerp, Belgium.

By becoming a sponsor, you can play your role in shaping the community of tomorrow.

CHECK OUT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Programme overview


WELCOME COCKTAIL RECEPTION @ KMSKA - Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp – Friday 9 December (18:30-20:30)
To kick-off with AIJA's birthday, we will gather for the Welcome Cocktail Reception on Friday evening to set the anniversary mood. The evening will be hosted in the KMSKA - Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, a newly renovated 19th century building filled with internationally renowned collection of art, that just re-opened on 24 September 2022. This will be a perfect occasion for different AIJA generations to start getting to know each other and exchanging on their experience with AIJA. The official Anniversary programme on that day finishes at 20:30.
 

60/60 AIJA THROUGH A LEGACY LENS - KEYNOTE SESSION & INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP @ Hilton Antwerp Old Town Hotel – Saturday 10 December (10:30-13:00)
It will be the right moment to take off with our legacy programme. The participants of the event will have a chance to attend the '60/60 AIJA Through a Legacy Lens' meeting, comprising of a keynote session and interactive workshop, which will take place at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel. By actively participating in the programme you will, among others, look back and celebrate what has been achieved, and look forward to explore how we want to shape AIJA's success for the future, be inspired and hear from past and current members as to how AIJA has had an impact on them, their firm and the global community, as well as demonstrate why AIJA should embrace activities that will create a legacy for not only AIJA but will benefit you and play a role towards societal transformation, or examine strategies on how you want AIJA and yourself to create an impact in the places where we gather with our events.
 

TEAM BUILDING VISITS AROUND THE CITY OF ANTWERP & ITS HERITAGE LANDMARKS @Routes around the city – Saturday 10 December (14:30-16:30)
Full of AIJA spirit, we will depart on team building visits around the city as the part of legacy adventure, where you will discover more about Antwerp, its heritage, landmarks and traditions. On the way back, you can stop by the magical Christmas market to have a little vin chaud or enjoy a tasting of the famous and very local Elixir d'Anvers.
 

GALA DINNER @ Handeslbeurs – Saturday 10 December (19:00-02:00)
To conclude the day and whole Anniversary celebration, our cherry on top will be the grand 60th Birthday Gala Dinner at Handeslbeurs! It will be a night to remember filled with fun and great memories, and a DJ will make you dance to AIJA's favourite hits. The evening will be accompanied by a number of attractions such as the AIJA exhibition featuring a unique collection of official past events posters, the 'AIJA Fashion Trends Show' and a lucky one may even become the owner of a true diamond.
 
P.S. AIJA is looking for models to participate in our 'AIJA Fashion Trends Show'. Having variety of sizes in our wardrobe, we encourage those who want to have fun and actively engage into AIJA's story, to submit their interest. You may do that while filling out your registration form. 
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Programme

60th AIJA Birthday

18:30 - 20:30

Venue: KMSKA - Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

08:00 - 09:00

Departure point: Sapphire House Antwerp 
10:30 - 13:00

Venue: Hilton Antwerp Old Town

We are standing in the middle of 60 years of AIJA history created and 60 years of opportunity. Join us to look back and celebrate what has been achieved and look forward to explore how to shape AIJA's success for the future. Be in inspired and hear from past and current members as to how AIJA has had an impact on them, their firm and the global community. We will demonstrate why AIJA should embrace activities that will create a legacy for not only AIJA but will benefit you and play a role towards societal transformation. In groups you will share stories about AIJA's values and initiatives and will explore strategies on how you want AIJA and yourself to create an impact in the places where we gather with our events. The ‘place’ matters.  Why is this the right environment for our meeting?  How can this community support our mission and vision? What are the gaps / challenges in the local society?  How can we have a positive contribution? Through intentional legacy actions, thanks to our global outreach we can together create a ripple effect that will have a lasting impact long after our conferences have ended.
13:00 - 14:30

Venue: Hilton Antwerp Old Town
14:30 - 16:30

Departure point: Hilton Antwerp Old Town
19:00 - 02:00

Venue: Handelsbeurs

Fees & General Info

For all
Full event - On or before December 01
Gala dinner only - On or before December 01

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 read the general terms and conditions applicable for AIJA events.

Prepare your stay

ACCOMMODATION IN ANTWERP


SAPPHIRE HOUSE ANTWERP

Lange Nieuwstraat 20-24,
2000 Antwerp/Belgium
Tel: +32 3 201 03 70
E-mail: info@sapphirehouseantwerp.com 
Website: https://sapphirehouseantwerp.com/en 

Welcome to Sapphire House Antwerp, Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott. The hotel represents an invigorating, luxury lifestyle that reflects the authentic Antwerp way of living. Sapphire House Antwerp stands out because of its location, architectural character, and unique history.
Hotel: Located in a beautiful 16th century patrician residence in rococo style, Sapphire House Antwerp offers 139 bespoke guest rooms. Each room promising a unique experience.
Restaurants: Breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner, Sapphire House Antwerp offers it all. Managed by the 2-star chef, Bart De Pooter, guests will be offered an elevated experience as all the F&B outlets will be 100% plant-based. To top it all, Sapphire House Antwerp now houses a one-of-a-kind gastronomic restaurant in the oldest room of the hotel, WILDn.

The Sapphire House has been privatized by AIJA on the occasion of the Anniversary to offer a unique group experience and a very preferential rate. Please note that only 2-night stays bookings will be accepted (9 + 10 December overnights). Run of the house rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis according to availability.

Booking deadline: 1 December 2022

Rates:
Run of House Bedroom (single use): 309 EUR per night including breakfast and VAT, excl. city tax of 2.97 EUR
Run of House Bedroom (double use): 329 EUR per night including breakfast and VAT, excl. city tax of 2.97 EUR x2

Rates will be available prior and after the event dates subject to the availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR ROOM?
· Make your reservation by e-mail to events@sapphirehouseantwerp.com and include the code AIJA-DEC
· You will then receive an e-mail confirmation together with a payment link for credit card details to be provided and complete the payment directly.

Pre-payment & cancellation terms: Rates are per night including breakfast, prepay in full required, non-refundable. Full pre-payment will be taken from the individual guest’s credit card provided during the reservation process. Once the reservations are made any amendments or cancellations will be fully chargeable. Transfers to other guests will be allowed. Please address your request by e-mail to events@sapphirehouseantwerp.com specifying the AIJA-DEC booking code and copying the replacing guest.  


HILTON ANTWERP OLD TOWN

 

Groenplaats 32
2000 Antwerp
Tel: +32 3 204 12 12
E-mail: antwerp.reservations@hilton.com 
Website : https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/anrhitw-hilton-antwerp-old-town/?SEO_id=GMB-EMEA-TW-ANRHITW 

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel is set in a monumental 19th century building, located in the heart of the city, overlooking the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Town square. Shops, restaurants, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum are a short walk from their door.

Rates:
Standard King Guestroom (single occupancy): 199.00 per night including breakfast and VAT, excl. city tax of 2.97 EUR
Standard King Guestroom (double occupancy): 219.00 per night including breakfast and VAT, excl. city tax of 2.97 EUR x 2

Upgraded Run of the House Room (single occupancy): 209.00 per night including breakfast and VAT, excl. city tax of 2.97 EUR
Upgraded Run of the House Room (double occupancy): 229.00 per night including breakfast and VAT, excl. city tax of 2.97 EUR x 2

Rates will be available prior and after the event dates subject to the availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR ROOM?
· Make your reservation click on this BOOKING LINK

Pre-payment & cancellation terms
· Guests will make their own reservation via a HiltonLink.
· Guests will guarantee their reservation with their own credit card.
· The entire stay will be charged as deposit on the credit card.
· Reservations are non-changeable and deposits are non-refundable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organising Committee

Kato AERTS Lydian (BELGIUM)
François BARRE Azam-Darley et Associés (FRANCE)
Wiebe DE VRIES BloomTax B.V. (NETHERLANDS)
Moritz MAURER Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd (SWITZERLAND)
Lars RAEDSCHELDERS Fieldfisher LLP (BELGIUM)
Anna WYRZYKOWSKA WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr sp. k. (POLAND)

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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.