welcome dear JCI Friends,

In about a month, you’ll all be heading to Haspengouw for the NCN2019. It will be a great honour for us to welcome you in our beautiful region and we are eager to introduce you to every aspect of Haspengouw.

But an NCN is also: seeing old friends again, sharing experiences, learning new things and getting to know new people.

We provide the perfect framework for this: we have an exciting program, extraordinary locations, surprising activities and inspiring speakers. But also, delicious local products, beautiful landscapes and a fascinating history. For those who are still doubting: this NCN goes entirely SkyHigh.

We hope to welcome each of you in Sint-Truiden in September!

Classic schedule Senate schedule
08h
09h
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20h
21h
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24h
01h
Friday
Badges and Check-in
Golf Introduction BSGA (Flanders Nippon Golf, Hasselt)
Opening Ceremony (Academiezaal)
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Get Acquainted Party (Foyer, Academiezaal)
Saturday
Badges and check-in
Training: Creative Thinking (EN)
GA JCI Belgium I
Keynote: Eva Vissers (EN)
Company visit: Herbots
GA JCI Foundation
Training: Membership growth (EN)
Training: JCI Achieve (FR)
Training: Parlementaire procedure (NL)
Keynote: Sr. Jeanne Devos (EN)
Training: Wegwijs (NL)
Training: The why in JCI (EN)
Company visit: PC Fruit
Company visit: Brouwerij Wilderen
Training: Comment attirer des partenaires (FR)
Workshop: Pick your own fruit
Guided tour in the historic city centre
Behind the scenes: Chaussée d’amour
Workshop: Limburgse vlaai
Behind the scenes: DronePort + initiation drones
Workshop: Military workout
Behind the scenes: Chaussée d’amour
Workshop: Graffiti
Gala
Sunday
GA JCI Belgium II
Brunch
08h
09h
10h
11h
12h
13h
14h
15h
16h
17h
18h
19h
20h
21h
22h
23h
24h
01h
Friday
Badges and Check-in
Golf Introduction BSGA (Flanders Nippon Golf, Hasselt)
Opening Ceremony (Academiezaal)
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Senator corner (Camp Cosmo, city centre)
Saturday
Badges and Check-in
GA JCI Belgium I
GA JCI Foundation
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GA JCI Senate
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Workshop: Ambassadors
Workshop: Communication
Guided tour in the historic city centre
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Lunch and Visit Stoomstroopfabriek Borgloon
Gala
Sunday
GA JCI Belgium II
Brunch

STAYEN

Tiensesteenweg 168, 3800 Sint-Truiden

CENTRUM

Grote markt, 3800 Sint-Truiden

BFV

Montenakenweg 82, 3800 Sint-Truiden

DRONEPORT

Lichtenberglaan, 3800 Sint-Truiden

HANGAR C

Nieuwe Steenweg 229A, 3870 Heers

SINT TRUIDEN, CAPITAL OF HASPENGOUW

Just a small introduction. Haspengouw is located in the south of Limburg and is very well known for the fruit.

The mainly rolling landscape is excellent to grow fruit and wine and the fruit sector is the very economic engine of Haspengouw. During our NCN, a visit to some fruit-related companies cannot be missed. Even more: our gala night takes place at the BFV (Belgian Fruit Auction), the beating heart of the fruit sector.

In addition, Haspengouw, and especially the ‘capital’ Sint-Truiden, is a historic treasure room. The story of Sint-Truiden starts when Trudo, a Frankish nobleman, built an abbey around 650. Around the abbey, a city with a town hall, belfry, countless churches and monasteries, castles, city walls, etc. developed. Today Sint-Truiden, and by extension the Haspengouw landscape, is still littered with historic buildings and monuments.

So far, we may not have told you anything you hadn’t even heard about Sint-Truiden and Haspengouw. But did you already know this? Sint-Truiden also has an important military history. Brustem Air Base was already in use by the Belgian Air Force before 1940. In the May days of 1940, the air base was expanded by the Luftwaffe into one of the most important bases from which British bombers were attacked and destroyed. For the US Air Force, it became an important airport for the final battle against Germany. From 1946 to 1996, the Belgian Air Force was based here. Today, part of the site is still a military domain, and the training for non-commissioned officers of the Air Force is still nearby at Saffraanberg. A large part of the former air base was reclassified as a ‘drone valley’ a few years ago. The City of Sint-Truiden and the LRM (Limburg Reconversion Company) jointly invested in the DronePort campus/ incubator that opened in January 2019.

Thanks to our valued partners:

Not yet registered for the NCN2019 yet? Then do it quickly by using this link. Only those who are registered and have paid their congress fee will be able to book the program. You can register until 20/09/2019, it would be sad if you missed it!

Prices are:

  • Classic full fee: € 160
  • Classic Saturday Day Program: € 55
  • Senate full fee: € 190
  • Friday Senate Evening Program: € 25
  • Senate Saturday Day Program: € 75
  • Saturday Night Gala: € 105
  • Kids Program: € 55
Register

Once you are registered, we will keep you posted via mailing and posts on our Facebook and Instagram. So, keep an eye on your mailbox and check your spam filter in case our newsletter ends up there.

This will certainly be important when we open the program for bookings in the 2nd half of August. If you’re registered, you will receive the booking link a few days in advance by mail.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? You can always contact us on jci.ncn2019@gmail.com

Are you still looking for a place to stay during the convention? There are many B&B’s, guest rooms or holiday homes in Sint-Truiden.

Find a room

Sint-Truiden isn’t the biggest city, but too big to do all distances by foot, so that’s why we provide shuttle busses all day long. Once you have arrived at DronePort on Saturday morning, you can just leave your car there, we take care of all the travelling. Busses will also shuttle for the gala night.

The exact shuttle schedule and more info on stops will be provided in the coming weeks, so stay tuned on our website or Facebook page and don’t miss our newsletters!

As communicated before, the NCN2019 also offers a kid’s program. The children will stay in the premises of a local youth movement and receive a well-filled program with a city game, a visit to the cinema, some help with the calves on a local dairy farm …

Check in is on Friday evening, on Sunday the children will be dropped off at brunch location. More information will be personally delivered to the parents who have registered their children for the program. Registration can be done through the known link below.

Register
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