welcome dear JCI Friends,

This weekend, 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
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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
Breakfast
Lunch
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
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Gala
Sunday
GA JCI Belgium II
Brunch
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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
Breakfast
Lunch
GA JCI Belgium I
GA JCI Senate
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GA JCI Foundation
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.

We’re sorry, our registrations are closed.

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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.

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.

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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.

We are also providing busses from Stayen to the gala location (and back – of course). The participants for the Foundation Reception will be picked up at 17h30 at the main entrance of the hotel.

For the others, 2 busses will pick you up at 18h30! And pay attention here: there’s the top football match STVV-Genk in Stayen on Saturday evening. We have permission from the police to leave at 18h30, but not later. So be sharp on time at the hotel entrance, we cannot delay the busses.

You’re really screwed if you miss the buss and think to take your own car because cars cannot access or leave Stayen after 17h30.

Good to know that all will be peace again by the time the gala ends 😉

We are very sorry we had to cancell the kid’s program because we didn’t have enough registrations here 🙁

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On Friday you’ll get vouchers for food and drinks upon check-in. Need more? You can buy drink vouchers at democratic prices (cash or electronic payment possible). And good news: you can also use them for the rest of the weekend 😊!

On Saturday we’re having our base in Hangar 27 on DronePort. This is the place where you’ll have breakfast and lunch, where the busses leave, where you can find our administrative center to get your badge, program and welcome pack. You can walk in and out whenever you feel like it and  just hang around.

We’re serving fruit, coffee, water and fruit juices for free. Want something else? Just get comfortable in our cosy SkyHigh Bar; you can use the same drink vouchers you had on the GAP or get new ones at democratic prices (cash or electronic payment possible). Just sayin’: of course you can go to the DronePort Cuisine as well, but don’t: prices are cheaper and company is better in our SkyHigh Bar 😊

For the gala, you have an all-inclusive formula until 01h00. After 01h00, you can dig out your drink vouchers again or get some new (cash or electronic payment possible).

You can check-in at the convention and get your badge and welcome pack on:

  • Friday at the GAP location from 19h00 until midnight
  • Saturday in Hangar 27 at DronePort from 08h00 until 17h00
  • At the gala between 19h00 and 20h00

Want to share pictures of your adventures during our NCN? Be sure to use #ncn2019 on facebook and Instagram 😊

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