Pathways to Transformation will take place in Le Plaza Brussels, a hotel built between 1928 and 1931 in the heart of the European capital. The large theatre with its neo-baroque décor will serve as the main conference venue. Its colourful past has earned Le Plaza a place on the Belgian heritage list in 1992 and its Art Deco charm fits Pathways to Transformation. The Art Deco architecture was a mixture of modern and international styles, brought together by the movement´s faith in social and technological development. This faith is an integral part in social responsibility and reflects what Pathways to Transformation is set out to explore: Which pathways may institutions follow towards being more socially responsive?

How to reach Le Plaza?

From the airport:

The Le Plaza Hotel is located about 30 minutes from Brussels airport.

  • By Train:
    The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1). Up to 4 trains per hour connect the airport to Brussels North station.
  • By Taxi:
    Taxis are easily to be found in front of the airport. Airport – Le Plaza Brussels will cost approximately 50 euros and takes about 20 minutes.

From the Midi train station :

  • By Métro/Tram:
    Take the line 6, direction Simonis Elisabeth, to the Rogier station.
  • By Taxi:
    Taxis are easily to be found in front of the station and cost approximately 15 euros, taking about 10 minutes.

From the North train station:

  • By foot: (5 minutes)
    Take the rue du Progrès and head towards the place Rogier. Go straight ahead until you reach the Le Plaza hotel, on the right side of the boulevard.
  • By Métro/Tram:
    Take the line 3 or 4, direction Churchill or Stalle, to the Rogier station.

From the Central train station:

  • By Metro: 
    Take the line 1 or 5, direction Gare de l’Ouest or Erasme. Get off at De Brouckère station and take the line 3 or 4, direction Esplanade or Gare du Nord, to the Rogier station.
  • By Taxi:
    taxis are easily to be found in front of the station. This will cost you approximately 10 euros and will take you 5  – 10 minutes.

By Car:

  • The direction of the traffic of the Boulevard Adolphe Max and Maline Street have been changed, most GPS are not up to date. To reach the hotel, take the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, rue du Pont Neuf to go up on Adolphe Max.
  • The hotel has a secure pay parking with valet service.