ECTRI 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Achievements in Sustainable and Multimodal Mobility Research

The year 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes.

To commemorate this important milestone, a special event is organised on November 15th, 2023 at the prestigious venue of Palais des Académies in Brussels.

On this occasion, distinguished personalities will be brought together in a panel to discuss “Transforming mobility – Making research count in transport policy”. This panel discussion will be preceded by enlivening scientific speeches from prominent ECTRI experts on “How research can drive green and inclusive mobility”. The event will be followed by a reception at the same venue.

The event is by-invitation only. Personal invitations will be sent early September.


From 16:30 Opening doors and registration

  • Refreshments and networking

17:30-19:00 Speeches and panel discussion, moderated by Jacki Davis

  • Opening speech
  • How does research drive green and inclusive mobility? | Inspiring and enlivening scientific speeches from ECTRI members
  • Transforming mobility – Making research count in transport policy | Panel discussion with high level guests
  • Closing words and reception opening

19:00-22:30 Reception

  • Drinks and walking dinner


The event will take place at Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels.

Closest public transport stops and stations:

  • By BUS | Trône/Troon stop (Buses 12 -Airport line-, 34, 38, 54, 64, 80, 95)
  • By METRO | Trône/Troon stop (direct line from Gare du Midi/Zuidstation for TGV, Eurostar and Thalys train)
  • By TRAM | Palais/Paleizen stop (Lines 92 and 93)
  • By TRAIN | Luxembourg train station (direct link from Brussels Airport; every 30 minutes, direction Dinant or Charleroi-Sud) OR Gare Centrale/Centraal train Station (direct link from Brussels Airport; every 20 minutes). Both stations are at a walking distance from the venue (10-15mn).

For timetables and prices, we invite you to check the transportation providers websites (bus/metro STIB/MIVB; train SNCB) and the network map here for more details.


Please find below a list of accommodations in Brussels located at a walking distance from the venue:

  • Motel One, Rue Royale 120, 1000 Brussels. A number of rooms are blocked with a special rate (149 EUR per room/night excluding breakfast). If you wish to stay at this hotel and benefit from the rate, please make sure to book your room until 04/10/2023 by using this booking form.
  • Hotel Chambord, Rue de Namur 82, 1000 Brussels
  • Courtyard by Marriott Brussels EU, Rue Joseph II 32, 1000 Brussels
  • 9Hotel Central, Rue des Colonies 10, 1000 Brussels

For any enquiry, please contact the ECTRI office (