ELSA Benelux Meeting


Overview & Programme

This year’s Benelux Meeting took place on the 9th, 10th and 11th of December in Brussels.

On the first day we will begin with a visit to the Benelux Parliament. Here, the Secretary General of the Benelux Parliament will tell us a little bit more about the Benelux cooperation in general. Afterwards, a judge will provide us with more information regarding the functioning of the Benelux Court and lunch will be provided during our visit at the Parliament. In the evening, we will go to the city center where we will have Belgian fries for dinner and Jenever shots at the Christmas Market. Later on, we will meet our ELSA friends for the party at the Delirium!

Our second day will start with a lecture on International Property Law from Tineke van Hoey, a lawyer from Simont Braun, which is one of the Belgian leading independent law firms on corporate law, IP law in particular. Sandwiches will be provided for lunch before the beginning of the afternoon programme. In the afternoon, we will work on our negotiation skills during a workshop provided by two of our ITP trainers, Jean Marc Lauwers and Katrien Willems.

Once the academic programme is finished, there will be free time for you before dinner to do some sightseeing or to have more shots at the Christmas Market. Later we will have dinner together and afterwards head towards the Christmas Cocktail of ELSA International!

On the last day, before saying goodbye, we will have breakfast together, enjoy Brussels’ touristic attractions and by this we will conclude this year’s Benelux Conference!


The Benelux Meeting is a project jointly organised by ELSA Belgium, ELSA Luxembourg and ELSA the Netherlands.