Leaving from the Handelsbeurs: Hospitality Tour of Ghent.
The guide will drop you at the boat. Join us for a guided tour of Ghent, know where you are and what to do before the conference starts. During this hour long tour we will show you some of Ghent’s main attractions, tell you a little bit of history and point out some good local hang-outs.
Leaving from the Korenlei 4A on an ongoing basis: Leaving from
the Korenlei 4A on an ongoing basis: Boat trip to the Handelsbeurs. Enjoy a boat ride through the beautiful medieval canals of Ghent and arrive at
the Handelsbeurs where a warm welcome awaits you. Have a drink on one of Ghent’s terraces while waiting for your boat.
Once upon a time Bruges was the center of the world. Now Bruges has a center full of tourists.
You can’t blame them.
Bruges is unique!
This is a gourmet tour introducing you to local specialties found in the historical center of Bruges. We take you to a few establishments to sample some typical delicacies: chocolates, cheese, fine meats... Going from one shop to the other, our guides treat you to the most amusing stories and historical anecdotes. Midway we stop at a restaurant for lunch.
9h30 at the Handelsbeurs
16h00 at the Handelsbeurs
Join your hardworking partners and come to Nevele for a reception. The reception is accompanied by a tour through Mycelia, including an exhibit of new fungal applications. Come and see where we work, create and grow, in the middle of the Flemish countryside. A bus will take you, be ready for the bus at 16:00.
A chance to register whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. IMPORTANT! Partners that did not register at the Welcome Reception on day one or at breakfast on day two will need to register now in order to be able to take part in partner activities.
Panel discussion with Jürgen Kynast (Substratproduktion Kynast-Löcke, Germany), Sung-Kyung Lee (Marchfelder, Austria), Tina Ellor (Phillips Mushrooms, USA), David Law (Gourmet Mushrooms, USA). Topic: Bottle production: the future?
The car-free center of Ghent is a pleasure to stroll through for young and old alike. Relax with a beer on a terrace, grab a bag of our world famous frites or enjoy a gourmet meal. No organized activities tonight.
Day Three for Accompanying Persons, Tuesday, June 5th
The “Prinsenhof” or Prince’s Court was a grand castle, birthplace of Emperor Charles V. Unfortunately, there is not much left of this once so impressive residence, only the Dark Gate remains today. However, the Prinsenhof is one of the most picturesque and charming neighborhoods of Ghent. At the end our guide takes you along the most beautiful sights in the center of town.
visit to the farm of Patrick and Lucrèce Devroe, growers of mainly Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms. In collaboration with the giant fruit and vegetable trader REO Auction, Devroe will prepare and serve various lignicolous mushroom snacks. Afterwards, our bus will make a drive-through tour of REO Auction
Visit to Inagro, Institute for Research and Advice in Agriculture and Horticulture, Department Edible Mushrooms. Visit the infrastructure for mushroom research, compost production bunkers, pasteurisation tunnels, growing rooms, machinery, and witness a demonstration of active experiments.