APME 2017

NEWS:

The scientific programme is now available!

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Social Programme

The social programme will consist of the following activities:

Welcome Reception, Sunday May 21

A welcome reception is offered on site to all participants after the registration on Sunday as from 18:00.

The welcome reception is free of charge but subject to registration. Please register during the online registration process or via the link "My registration" if you are already registered.


Belgian beer tasting and fries, Monday May 22

No visit to Belgium is complete without a taste of the drink that makes its reputation famous! The organisers cordially invite all participants to the Belgian Beer tasting event, with fries and finger food, that will take place just after the poster session on Monday May 22, as from 19:00.

No need to register for this event, which is open to all participants.


Banquet, Tuesday May 23

The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday evening at 19:30 at the Oude Vismijn, located in the renovated Old Fish Market. After the dinner, you will enjoy the musical presence of "Luna6", a well-known pop-rock cover band in the region.

Participation at the banquet is optional with a contribution of €65.

Please register during the online registration process or via the link "My registration" if you are already registered.


Soccer game, Wednesday May 24

After the last plenary lecture on Wednesday, a soccer game is organised between the “Belgian polymer team” and the “Rest of the World polymer team”.

17:15    Busses leaving to soccer tournament
17:45    Soccer game 'Belgian Polymer team' against 'Rest of the World Polymer team'

World polymer team Belgian polymer team

Yusuf Yagci - Captain (Turkey)

Bruno Ameduri (France)
Remzi Becer (United Kingdom)
Andres Ciolino (Argentina)
Lian Hutchings (United Kingdom)
Makoto Ouchi (Japan)
Ali Gorkem Yilmaz (Turkey)

Filip Du Prez - Captain

Stijn Dekeukeleire
David Fournier
Jean-François Gohy
Richard Hoogenboom
Victor Jerca
Wim Thielemans


19:00    Free drinks and snacks (until 20:00)

The participation to the soccer game is optional and free of charge but subject to registration. Please register during the online registration process or via the link "My registration" if you are already registered.


Excursions, Thursday May 25

2 different excursions are proposed on Thursday May 25 to allow you to discover the two most charming cities in Flanders.

Please register during the online registration process or via the link "My registration" if you are already registered.

We reserve the right to cancel the excursions in case of unsufficient number of bookings.

GHENT, 10:00-12:30 (duration: about 2h30)

Ghent

  • 10:00: Boat tour to discover the medieval center of Ghent - with an English speaking guide (45 minutes)
  • 11:00: Visit of the STAM museum with an English speaking guide (1h30): The boat will drop you off at the city museum STAM, which presents the story of the city of Ghent. A permanent circuit leads visitors along a chronological trail of objects and multimedia which trace the development and growth of Ghent. Temporary exhibitions explore the concept of 'urbanity' from different angles. STAM's real showpiece, its raison d'être, is the city itself.

Fee: 20 € (including boat ticket and STAM museum entrance.)

BRUGES, 10:00 - free duration

Bruges

  • Buses will leave Ghent at 10:00, and will drop you off at "De Halve Maan" brewery, located in the historical centre of Bruges. The guided visit will start at 11:00 and should last about 45 minutes.
  • After the visit, you will be free to explore the lovely city of Bruges. Listed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bruges has the best-preserved example of a medieval city centre, with its bell tower leaving over the wide open market. With the centre closed off to cars, all the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city can be easily explored on foot, although a boat ride along the quiet canals is something not to be missed.
  • The largest religious procession, the Procession of the Holy Blood, will take place in Bruges on May 25 from 14:30 until 18:00. Up to 100,000 people witness the procession and its biblical stories. It is an event now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You can either leave Bruges before the procession or stay for this very typical event.
  • A free time train ticket will allow you to return to Ghent at your best convenience.

Fee: 35 € (including ticket for brewery visit and train ticket)


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