Practical Info


  •  Tuesday 13 November:
    - Arrival of participants
    - Morning: Session for local producers and students: Presentations of VAF and Cartoon and internships offers for local students.
    - Afternoon: conference sessions
    - Evening: networking at Welcome dinner
  • Wednesday 14 November: conference sessions and speakers' dinner / free evening for all participants
  • Thursday 15 November: conference sessions and Farewell dinner with all participants
  • Friday 16 November: Departure of participants


Ghent, Belgium.
The Cartoon DIGITAL event will take place at the Oude Vismijn.
Rekelingstraat 5
9000 Ghent
T: +32 9 247 47 68

The morning session for local producers and students on Tuesday 13 November will take place at:

Dienst Economie - Departement Duurzame Stedelijke Ontwikkeling en Ondernemen
Stad Gent (1st Floor)
Keizer Karelstraat 1, 9000 Gent


  • 400 EUR for participants (incl. 3 lunches and 2 dinners)

The event is open to all animation professionals interested in the topic.
More information on registration.


Cartoon has booked a certain number of rooms for participants in NH Gent Belfort (5 minute-walk from the conference venue). This hotel is already fully booked.
Cartoon has also 5 rooms available in Gravensteen Hotel.

NH Gent Belfort ****


Reception: 24/7
Restaurant/Bar: Breakfast buffet open from 6:30am to 10:00am. Another restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well as the Van Artevelde Bar.
Lift, meeting rooms, fitness club, sauna and terrace, business center, Fee-paying indoor car park (Smoke-free hotel)

There are 174 rooms, in a choice of Standard, Superior and Executive. The rooms have ary in style – some have a classic look with soft carpets, while others have teamed a hardwood floor with contemporary colours.
New mattresses are a feature of many of our rooms. Stay in an Executive room and gets extras such as a bathrobe and slippers.



The NH Gent Belfort hotel puts leisure travellers right in the heart of the city. A 5-minute walk takes you to sights like the cathedral, castle and belfry, plus you’ve got all the bars and restaurants you need just outside the door. Awarded the Green Key certification, a globally recognized certification in the tourism sector, thanks to its environmental commitment

Check-in / Check-out time

Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm (Late check-out available on Sunday until 3:00 pm)

See the website



Gravensteen Hotel

Reception: 24/7
Restaurant: Breakfast buffet open from 6:30am to 10:00am, Bar "De Donjon" and private patio 
Meeting room, the “Belvédère room” (which gives you a 360° view of the city of lights Ghent and the Castle of the Counts), Fitness centre and Sauna

The hotel has 49 rooms, equipped with all modern amenities and WiFi. They are located both in the main building and the annex, which was opened in 1997 and is much more modern than the main building. There are 26 standard rooms, 20 Executive rooms, 2 Deluxe rooms.


Gravensteen Hotel is located in a 19th Century building (renovated in 2014). Ideally situated in the centre of Ghent opposite the famous Castle of the Counts (Gravensteen), the 800-year-old castle where the Counts of Flanders held their reign. In the renovated bar “De Donjon” you can taste the best and world-famous Belgian beers.


Check-in / Check-out time

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am 


Single: 130€ 
Double: 140€  

See the website




The nearest airport is in Brussels. More information on the website of Brussels airport.

Flight booking through Cartoon

CARTOON will be pleased to arrange your travel for you.

            • On the registration form, write your city of departure and exact name (same as on ID)
            • We will send you a flight proposal that you will have to approve
            • You will then be invoiced

From/To the airport

> Train

The Belgian railway connects Ghent with the Brussels airport.  it takes about 50 minutes. Brussels Airport-Zaventem station is located on level -1 of the terminal, at a small distance from the arrivals hall (2nd floor) and the departures hall (3rd floor). The price for a single ticket is 16 €.

> Taxi

Taxis with a taximeter are permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. Licensed taxis can be recognized by the blue and yellow emblem.