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CIOR Winter Congress 2017
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2/8/2017 to 2/11/2017
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Where: Town Hall
Contact: CAPT David Epstein
(650) 787-0500

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Dates: Wednesday, 8 February – Saturday, 11 February 2017
Location: Town Hall, City of Ghent, Belgium


Point of Contact

CAPT David M. Epstein, USN (Ret.)




Registration must be completed before midnight on 23 December 2016. The reception and closing dinner are included in your registration. The fees listed below are only for accompanying persons.

    Registration for Delegates: $345 (*accompany persons do not need to pay a registration fee)

    Reception (accompanying person only)           $28
Closing Dinner (accompanying person)          $83



All registration fees are non-refundable. By submitting your registration, you are obligating ROA to pay fees, in advance, on your behalf. These fees are not refundable to ROA and therefore ROA does not have the flexibility to refund fees. If necessary, we shall use our best efforts to find a substitute traveler, but there is no guarantee that one can be found. If your plans change, notify CAPT David Epstein as soon as possible and he will attempt to find a replacement. Don't be a no-show. Once we arrive onsite, our ability to find a replacement becomes even more difficult. 



The primary hotel for the US delegation is the Novotel Centrum. However, attendees may select any hotel they prefer. All rooms must be booked no later than 10 January 2017 to get the group rate. Reservations should be made by completing the reservation form and returning it to the preferred hotel. Breakfast is included in the per night fee.


Novotel Gent Centrum (3 star)

Registration Form

Single: €99/night – Double: €115/night


NH Gent Belfort (4 star)

Registration Form

Single: €115/night – Double: €130/night

Reservation Deadline: 26 December 2016


Ibis Gent Centrum St Baafs Kathedraal (3 star)

Registration Form

Single: €79/night – Double: €94/night


Ibis Gent Centrum Opera Hotel (2 star)

Registration Form

Single: €69/night – €84/night

Non-smoking policy

The conference and meeting area are non-smoking area.


Security and Administrative Regulations

Your individual identification access badge and documents will be available at the registration desk in, which will be in: Sint-BAAFSHUIS, Biezekapelstraat, 2, 9000 GENT near the Cathedral. During this event, you must keep your identification badge with you at all times.


Dress Code

Service Dress for all events. Closing dinner Mess dress.


Participation of Guests

Guests are welcome to participate at both the Thursday visit to the “Mystic Lamb” of the Brothers Van Eyck, the reception and the closing dinner. Accompanying individuals must pay a fee of $28 for the reception and $83 for the closing dinner. You may pay for guests during the online registration process. Tickets for accompanying persons may also be purchased onsite in Euros.



Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements to/from/around Ghent. In the Brussels Airport (level 1) there are train connections to Ghent/St Pieters Station. Taxis are available or you may take tram lines 1 or 21 at the center.


Tentative Agenda

8 February 2017

1700    Arrival and registration

1800    US Delegation Meeting


9 February 2017

1030    General Assembly

1100    Opening Session

1230    Lunch

1400    Meetings and Workshops

1800    Optional Visit of “The Mystic Lamb”

1930    Free Evening


10 February 2017

0900    Meetings and Workshop

1230    Lunch

1400    Meetings and Workshops

1900    Closing Dinner


11 February 2017

0930    Meetings and Workshops

1100    Closing Session

1230    Lunch

1400    Departure or Free Visit of the Town

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