Register now for the POLDER2C’s Closing Conference!

We keep the coastal area of Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK safe by adapting to climate change 

Dear invitee of Polder2C’s,

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Polder2C’s Closing Conference, which will be held from the 7th of March until the 9th of March 2023 in Antwerp. We look forward to welcoming you and would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance before Monday 20 February by registering for the conference via this link. (Also, if you already preregistered). In this e-mail you will find more information on the programme, costs, registration and hotel reservations.

Feel free to forward this invitation to your fellow colleagues and any other interested parties.

Bring a young colleague to the Polder2C’s Closing Conference 

Our Next Generation of Water Managers is of great importance to keep the coastal area of the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK safe in the future. We challenge you to bring a young colleague with you to the Closing Conference. Please use the same registration link.

Programme outline Polder2C’s Closing Conference 

Monday 6 March – Possible arrival day 

What We advise you to arrive on Monday the 6th of March

Tuesday 7 March – Sharing experience and results of the Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder. 

Past, Present and Future 

What Keynote speaker, Prof. Tim Soens, on 1000 years of Working with Flood Hazards and Disasters, Panel discussion on Polder2C’s objectives with a variety of interactive plenary and parallel sessions and the Polder2C’s Parade of project results.  
For Levee managers, safety experts, students, researchers and other interested parties 
Venue Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, Entrance: Carnotstraat 4
Time 09.30 – 21.00 hours, doors open 09:00 hours – lunch and dinner offered by Polder2C’s 

Wednesday 8 March – Field Trip ‘Reliving the Polder2C’s experience’ 

What Visit to the former Living Lab Hedwige-Prosperpolder, experiencing the Field Station and a variety of interactive workshops in the field. 
For Levee managers, safety experts, students, researchers and other interested parties 
Venue Infokeet Hedwige-Prosperpolder 
Time 09.00 – 19.00 hours – lunch offered by Polder2C’s 
Meeting point 08:45 hours in front of NH-Hotel Antwerp Train Station, departure 09.00 hours by bus.

Thursday 9 March – Looking back and strengthening further collaboration   

What Impact of Polder2C’s among partners & Co and bonding towards collaboration and special Pol D’or Award Ceremony 
For Partners, observers only 
Venue Flanders Hydraulics Head Office, Antwerp, Berchemlei 115 
Time 09.00 – 21.00 hours – lunch and dinner offered by Polder2C’s 

Find a detailed programme Day 1 – Tuesday the 7th of March, attached. Programme Polder2Cs Closing Conference 7 March

Attending the conference is for free! You do not have to pay to enjoy a high-quality programme with a variety of interesting and valuable sessions from experts in the field. You only have to pay for your travel and accommodation expenses and any meals that are not included in the programme.

Registration Polder2C’s Closing Conference and hotel
You are only two steps away from joining us in Antwerp. Please register for the Closing Conference and for the hotel.  


Step 1: Registration Polder2C’s Closing Conference  

Curious to learn more about the results, the latest tools and best practices in Emergency Response, Flood Defence and Next Generation? Make sure to join our conference and register now for free!

Yes, I will register now


Step 2: Registration Hotel  

If you wish to book a hotel, we recommend booking Hotel NH Collection in the centre of Antwerp. It is very close to the various venues of the programme in Antwerp, and we have arranged a reduction of the price. You will be able to use this reduced price from Monday 6 to Friday 10 March 2023. Of course, you can also choose to book your own hotel.


Yes, I want to book the NH-Hotel


Note: The programme will start early in the morning each day and may end later in the evening, depending on the day. So please take this into account when making your travel arrangements.
More information will follow on the website Polder2C’s Closing Conference .


We hope to see you soon in Antwerp, if any questions arise, please contact Michiel Raak [0031-626462920] on


Warm regards,

Patrik Peeters and Ludolph Wentholt

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