Academy – Kiwanis Europe


This training in Ghent will be about sharing, exchanging, interactively working and talking with each other. We will give all presentations needed prior to our residential training in Ghent via online meetings on:

Please make sure you keep above mentioned dates free in your calendars!


Practical info KI-E Governors-elect education training 1-3 March 2024 | Ghent

Deadline for registration for this event is 10 January 2024!

Event venue: Novotel Gent Centrum

Friday 1 March  : arrival participants & introduction

Dinner in the hotel at 20:00 for all 


Saturday 2 March : Full Meeting day

Dinner in the centre of Ghent – Restaurant ‘Pakhuis’ at 20:00 for all


Sunday 3 March: Half day meeting & return travel









Arrival scheduled on Friday 6 October and departure on Sunday 8 October.

Traveling by airplane?

Shuttles are not arranged at arrival or departure for this event.

All European flights are booked by the event manager. Once all flights are booked you will be able to download the detailed travel sheet on this page.

Traveling from Brussels airport to Ghent is easy. You will find the train station directly below the departure and arrival halls of the airport. With the escalator or the elevator you can be on the platform in no time. You take the train at Brussels airport to Gent-Sint-Pieters. To plan your travel and purchase your ticket on lineClick here. (The site is available in multiple languages).

Take a taxi from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Novotel Gent Centrum.

Some of you may share a taxi in Ghent.  You can download the detailed travel schedule here.

We would strongly suggest to take a train in Gent-Sint-Pieters for your return that will arrive in Brussels airport about 2 hours before your flight departure. Take this into consideration to order your taxi upon your return to the train station of Gent-Sint-Pieters.

 Traveling by train?

Please take a taxi for your travel between the train station and the hotel.

Arriving by car?**

The hotel has its own parking garage. A parking space will be reserved for those arriving by car. The cost of the parking is covered by Kiwanis Europe, so you don’t need to pay for your parking when checking out of the hotel.

The entrance to the hotel parking garage is located at: Hoogpoort 52, 9000 Gent


** The city of Ghent imposes a number of measures for driving into the centre:

  • Register your car!

If your car complies with the Euro norm, then you will still need to register your car (except if you have a car registered in Belgium!) to enter Ghent City. Ghent is a front runner in this area and does not make it easy for people to access the city by car. You probably already figured this out.

Click here to check and register your car.

  • How to enter Ghent?

Follow these directions to enter Ghent city centre by car, coming from either the E17 or E40 motorways – take the ‘Gent centrum’ exit. Following the route you will arrive at Graaf van Vlaanderenplein.

Route description google maps:

Enter Graaf van Vlaanderenplein to Belfortstraat to get directions in your language. Below you will find the map with the mapped out route to enter Ghent and to drive to the Novotel Gent Centrum.

For this route a permit has been requested from the police to enter the parking lot of the hotel. If you deviate from this, you risk receiving a fine.

On the map, at the end of the route at the Belfortstraat mark, turn right. Approximately 50 meters further you will find the entrance to the parking of the hotel (Hoogpoort 52) on your left side.


Hotel accommodation

You are all accommodated in

Novotel Gent Centrum, Goudenleeuwplein 5 – 9000 Ghent

The rooms will be booked according to your registration/request.


Participants in the meetings are invited to take part in all the organised meals which are covered by the organisation. Any accompanying persons can only participate in the organised (evening) dinners.

An overview of all organised lunches & dinners

Friday 1 March

Dinner in the hotel | medieval Gruuthuus cellar for all at 20:00

Saturday 2 march

Organised lunch for the participants of the meetings in the hotel at 13:00

Dinner in restaurant Pakhuis for all in the centre of Ghent at 20:00 
address Pakhuis: Schuurkenstraat 4, 9000 Gent

We gather in the hotel lobby at 19:45


Gruuthuus & Pakhuis

Sunday 3 March

Closure Governors Education training | Check-out and safe travel home!


For reimbursement of your travel or other expenses related to this event, you can download the Kiwanis Europe expense sheet.

You can send your completed expense sheet with proof of payment attached to it at:  event.expenses(at) for reimbursement.

You need to submit your expense sheet within 30 days following the event.