GAS Analysis 2017 will be held at the World Trade Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The venue is located in the city centre of Rotterdam. The location is easily accessible by (fast) train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or by bus from Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Being one of the buildings surviving the World War II bombing, the Shipping Hall, where GAS Analysis 2017 will take place, is a perfect combination of old iron époque and modern architecture.
In the vibrant heart of the Rotterdam metropolis: you cannot get more central than this. Wherever you are in the world, a World Trade Center is a special place. It is an (inter)national corporate community, in a unique building that meets the highest standards. From high-spec office space to high-tech meeting rooms, shops, restaurants and a wide range of additional services. Old Rotterdammers will still refer to it as the ‘Beurs’ (‘Exchange’) rather than the World Trade Center. Because the Merchants Exchange is still, quite literally, at the root of World Trade Center Rotterdam. The current building is situated not far from the historic location of the first ‘Koopmansbeurs’, which was founded in 1597 and from where business was conducted for centuries. The current building is the fourth ‘Beurs’ building in a row. The full history of the as well as the directions to this venue is available at the website of the World Trade Center Rotterdam.
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands, the main port of Europe and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam on the Rotte River, built in 1270, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and at the heart of a massive rail, road, air and inland waterway distribution system extending throughout Europe deliver the reason that Rotterdam is often called the Gateway to Europe. The Port of Rotterdam is surrounded by petrochemical industry and refineries. Several industrial storages are located in the harbour, from petrol to pesticides and from cereals to clothes. The harbour area has recently been expended and new LNG terminals, power plants and biorefineries are planned, constructed or recently become operational. So, Rotterdam is an area with extensive use of gas analysis in all forms: natural gas, oil, biofuels, air pollution, shipping containers and food storage. Rotterdam is one of Europe’s most vibrant and multicultural cities. The city is known for its university (Erasmus), its cutting-edge architecture, its lively cultural life, its striking riverside setting, its maritime heritage and the Rotterdam Blitz. For further information about Rotterdam, please visit the website of the Rotterdam Tourist’s office.
We made a selection of hotels in the surroundings of the meeting venue in various luxury and price ranges and negotiated special rates, namely the Bilderberg Parkhotel, Hilton Rotterdam, Inntel Rotterdam Centre & Mainport Design Hotel, NH Atlanta Rotterdam, and Rotterdam Marriott Hotel. Hotel room reservations are to be made on an individual basis at the hotel of your own choice. Please use code “GAS Analysis 2017” if requested. To make use of one of these offers, select this link that directs you to the NEN website environment.
For further information, please contact the organisers.