International Symposium: From waste heat to process heat. Heat reintegration and drying optimisation with industrial heat pumps.  
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VenueThe symposium is hosted at UGent Campus Kortrijk:
(Buildings shared with Howest)
Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5 - 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium.
Some distances: Lille: 30 km, Gent: 45 km, Brussels: 90 km, Paris: 250 km, Amsterdam: 260 km, Köln: 300km, London: 300km.


Travel informationBy car
Take exit 2 (Hoog Kortrijk) on highway E17, then follow directions to Kortrijk-Centrum.

By train
Kortrijk train station is within walking distance (15 min). Train schedules: national and international. Brussels Midi: 1h 5 min, Lille Flandres: 33 min.

By air travel
From Brussels Airport take the shuttle train to Brussels Midi train station, then on to Kortrijk. Charleroi Airport (Brussels South) and Lille Airport connect with several European destinations (both served by Ryanair). Paris CDG airport is connected to Lille by high speed train (50 min).

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Restaurant Ripasso The conference dinner on 23th May, 2016 will take place at restaurant Ripasso: Engelse Wandeling 2, 8510 Kortrijk. The restaurant is in the boiler room of an old, renovated and redestinated tile plant. You can have a look on the two steam engines for power generation.

The route between UGent Campus Kortrijk (workshop) and Ripasso, a 1,8km walk, will be guided and/or organized by car pool.

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KortrijkFrom capital of the Leie region.
The Groeninge City, a title derived from the Battle of the Golden Spurs on 11 July 1302.
The city of Innovation, Creation and Design. Just to give a few examples: the Tack Tower, the Skatebowl and the Groeninge-bridge.
The city where you can re-live the rough middle ages through a visit to the rugged Broel Towers. Or admire the impressive Our Lady's Church and Saint Martin's Church
The city where shopping is fun.
The city where you can enjoy the heritage of the past with unique UNESCO world heritage sites: the sober Beguinage and the delightful Belfry on the Grote Markt.
The city of culture with a beautifully renovated theatre, an arts centre, a concert club and excellently equipped meeting places.
The city on the Leie with its historic importance as centre of the flax industry.


Suggestion for accompanied partnersJoining partners are offered the option to attend the pre-conference dinner on 23 May. You can subscribe under ‘registration’. There are also several attractive possibilities for visiting neighbouring cities. The cities of Ghent and Bruges or the Belgian coast (e.g. Ostend) are easily reached by train (between 30 minutes – 1 hour). The city center of Kortrijk is walking distance from the UGent campus. Attendee partners are encouraged to contact us on for suggestions or further practical information.



ContactFor further assistance please contact:


Ing. Bruno Vanslambrouck
Conference chair
Telephone: +32 56 24 12 27

Fax: +32 56 241224

Jolien Kerkhofs
Symposium administrator
Telephone: +32 56 24 12 27

Ir. Minh Cuong Tran
Project engineer
Telephone: +32 56 24 12 45

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