6-7 November 2008 | Hotel Bristol Stephanie | Brussels, Belgium
91-93 Avenue Louise • Brussels, Belgium
B-1050 • Phone: +32 (0)2 543 33 11


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Foreign Entry Requirements

Entry requirements vary according to citizenship and country of origin. In most cases, a valid passport and the availability of funds to support yourself during your stay in Belgium are required.  In some cases, a visa may be required. Please allow ample time to obtain any necessary travel documents.

To determine which documents are required, please visit the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Reserve Early--Hotel Availability is Extremely Limited.

Please note that accomodations during the conference time are extremely limited. Reservations should be made as early as possible.

Hotel Bristol Stephanie

Special room rates are available for a limited time.

The Standards Edge conference series has negotiated special room rates for a limited number of guests. These rooms are available in order of reservation requests. Please note that a deposit is required to hold a reservation. Cancellations of reservations within 30 days of arrival date with result in a one night charge.

To reserve a room at the Hotel Bristol Stephanie, please contact Andrea Young:

Email: ayoung@thebolingroup.com

Phone: +1 (916) 817 6989



Brussels International Airport


14 km from Brussels city centre.
Information: (0)2 753 42 21 / (0)2 723 31 11
Flights: + (0)900 70 000

Traveler services can be found in the Arrival Hall. Services include information/help desks, currency exchange, postal services, car rentals, train information and reservations, and ATMs.

Travelers with special mobility needs may find more information and assistance by visiting the Mobility Page of the Brussels International Airport.

Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)

This airport is situated approximately 60km from Brussels and serves mainly low cost airlines. Travel information to and from this airport may be accessed at the airport website.

Ground Transportation To and From the Brussels International Airport

Brussels offers a variety of transportation options including car rentals, shuttles, taxis, and the subway.


At the Brussels International Airport, the train station is located below the terminal building on the basement level. It is accessible by elevator. The train shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes to the North, South, and Central Brussels stations. The shuttles operates between 05.30-24.00 from the airport and between 04.45-23.10 from Brussels. The cost is Euro 2,80 . Avoid the surcharge fee by purchasing tickets before boarding.  For further information and additional train schedules, please visit the Belgian Railway website. Please note that fees and schedules are subject to change and should be verified before departure.

For the Hotel Bristol Stephanie, please take the train to Gare du Midi (South Station). There you get on the metro direction Simonis. After three stops you are at "Louise station". Take the Avenue Louise. When you reach the round about (Place Stephanie) continue to go straight for another 150 meters. You find the Hotel on your right hand side.



24 hour taxi service is available from the Brussels International Airport to City Center for an approximate cost of Euro 35. Taxis can be found outside of the arrival hall. Only licensend taxis are recommended, which can be recognized by a blue and yellow emblem.

Wheelchair users can order a taxi from Taxi Hendriks.


The De Lign bus company provides express services to railway station Brussels North (line 471), NATO (line 471) and the Brussels underground station Roodebeek (line 659). Busses leave for the city every 45 minutes. Located on the lower level below the Arrivals Hall, these busses depart from Platform A.


Services to other locations are also available. Please visit the Brussels Airport website for further information.

Hotel Shuttles and Transportation

Many hotels provide complimentary service to and fron the Brussels International Airport. Hotel Shuttles are located on the lower level (level 0) in the Coach Park.   Please check with your hotel in advance to determine if and when shuttle service is available. 

The Hotel Bristol Stephanie does not provide a shuttle but can arrange transportation with advanced notice. Transfers to the hotel for 1-3 people cost approximately Euros 103 one way. Please contact the hotel directly to reserve a transfer.