Practical information for visitors

On Thursday 28 March in Hall 1 of Flanders Expo Ghent you can get acquainted with the (international) labour market, as well as with a wide range of further study options.

Carefully prepare for your visit, and create your personal wish list on the website (possible after registration). You can download or print your wish list and take it with you on the day of the fair.

Location and accessibility

Location: Flanders Expo Ghent - Hall 1 - ground floor - Maaltekouter 1, 9051 Ghent

Location: Flanders Expo Ghent - Hall 1 - ground floor - Maaltekouter 1, 9051 Ghent

The fair is open to visitors from 12 PM until 8 PM. Please note that the job fairs are open until 6 PM, and the Lifelong Learning/Education and Further Studies fair is open until 8 PM.

We recommend using public transport or commuting to the fair by bike.

By bike

If you come from the direction of Gent-Sint-Pieters station, just follow the directional signs. Bicycle storage racks will be available near the entrance of Hall 1. You can plan your bike route using the city of Ghent's bicycle route planner (in Dutch).

By public transport

Tram line T1 takes you from Gent-Sint-Pieters station to Flanders Expo in 10 minutes. Tram T1 runs every 8 minutes. You can also use the regular bus connections to reach the venue. Check out the route planner of De Lijn here

By car

Visitors can park in the secure car parks B & C within walking distance of the entrance of Hall 1. Navigate to Louis Blériotlaan, 9051 Ghent. A parking ticket costs €12.

 

Persons with reduced mobility can park for free in the designated zones in parking lot PA4

 

Access to the fair

Admission to the fair is free for all visitors. However, registration in advance is necessary. Register here. Not signed up in advance? You can still visit the fair and register on the spot. We, however, strongly recommend advance registration to avoid queues at the entrance.

To get access to the fair you need your personal QR code. Make sure you have your registration form with your QR code ready (printed or on your smartphone) at the entrance of Hall 1.

There are no lockers nor a wardrobe. We therefore recommend leaving large backpacks and handbags at home.

Visitor badge

A personalized visitor badge will be printed for you onsite!

Should you wish to do so, you can share on 28 March your CV digitally with the companies and organizations present through the (QR) code on your visitor badge. If you want to make use of this feature, you need to register in advance and upload your CV via the website.

The purpose of the visitor badge is to facilitate networking with companies and organizations present. Based on the colour(s) of your badge, participating companies and organizations will be able to determine which field of study you come from, and what labour market sectors you are interested in. As a visitor, you will detect the same colours on the stand walls indicating the different profiles companies and organizations are interested in. The colour coding can also be found on the A4 displays present in each booth.

Catering

During the fair drinks and sandwiches can be purchased in the catering area. Standing tables and chairs will be provided.

TIPS

  • More than 300 companies and organizations take part in the fair. Therefore important to consult the overview of exhibitors in advance, determine their location on the exhibition floor, and check the profiles they are looking for. You can find more information on the floor plan.
  • Bachelors, Masters, and associate degree holders can make use of the live CV checks offered on Thursday 28 March. Register to participate in the fair and schedule an appointment with one of the HR professionals ready to review your CV.
  • PhD candidates and postdocs can have their CV reviewed online on Tuesday 12 March. Register to participate in the fair and schedule an online appointment with one of the HR professionals ready to review your CV. PhD candidates and postdocs can also schedule an appointment for online speed career coaching. A career counselor helps, among other things, identifying competences and translating them to a specific work context; determining motivations and pitfalls, as well as exploring opportunities to further refine skills.