Region XI Symposium
The second two-day Region XI Symposium will be held in Brussels, Belgium in
7th and 8th September 2017.
Our Symposium Program - “Broadening your Horizons—a European
Perspective” will provide an opportunity to meet with and learn from
inspiring international speakers and your colleagues around the world
about democracy in action with a specific focus on Europe. Translation
Services will be provided. This Symposium is open to everyone. Those working toward their
Certified or Master Municipal Clerk designation will also earn CMC/MMC
points for certification.
Please join us and encourage your colleagues to do the same!
The sessions will
serve to engage with local authority chief executives and clerks on the
key EU policy issues that have a significant impact on the work of local
authorities and municipalities throughout Europe. The Symposium will be
a key opportunity to debate these issues with policy makers and senior
managers from local and regional government over the two days.
CMC and MMC Education Points for the Brussels Symposium have been assigned - Total hours possible = 10.25
Total points possible = 5.13 CMC Education or 5.13 MMC Advanced Education Points
No registrations will be accepted after Monday 21st August 2017.
Registration up to 21st August 2017 - US$233
(€220/£186) (Conversion Rates at 11 January 2017, rates may vary)
The delegate package includes the following:
Metro travel pass in Brussels; and
Social events and refreshments
Symposium attendance of the individual sessions is free of charge for all delegates.
Registration available via Online or FAX:
For wire transfers or invoicing, please email Janet Pantaleon at
Your registration constitutes a legally binding agreement. Full payment must be made in US Dollars and received at time of registration.
Refunds will not be issued for late arrivals or early departures. No refunds will be made for skipped events. Registrants that do not attend the symposium and did not cancel by the deadline will forfeit all registration fees paid, unless the inability to attend was due to verifiable personal or family medical emergency. In this instance, the postmarked deadline to receive the documented written request for a refund less US$40.00 is 4th August 2017. Regretfully, no considerations will be made after this date. IIMC Headquarters will process any refund due within 30 days after the end of the symposium.
In the unlikely instance that IIMC has to cancel the event, IIMC will issue a refund for the registration fee. IIMC will not be responsible for any other costs.
Please join us. There is so much to learn about the history of this centre of European culture, officially nicknamed "the European Village," the architecture, the Belgian obsession with comic strips, and the art of chocolate and beer. You cannot begin to imagine how many attractions this city offers with almost 90 museums, beautiful parks, fascinating walks, along with trendy restaurants and bars.
must make their own accommodation reservations with the Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place or alternative venue of their own choice.
Conference housing rates will be honored on a first come, first-serve
and availability basis. For online reservations: Book your group rate for IIMC
A historic landmark in the heart of downtown Brussels, the hotel's location is just steps from the Grand Place and Mont des Arts, surrounding guests with a rich cultural heritage that has evolved for more than 10 centuries. Originally built as a theatre on an island surrounded by a flowing river, the hotel's historic home resonates with stylish designs and gracious amenities. Comfortable Marriott bedding, high-speed Internet access and 24-hour room service are among standard features. Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place
The negotiated rate for overnight accommodation at the Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place is €150 for a single room including breakfast and €160 for a double room including breakfast (usual rate is €199 per night). The rate includes VAT & Service but NOT City Tax which is currently charged at €7.58 per night. Rates available 6th – 9th , you must book by 9th of August 2017.
Note: If booking accommodation through an outside company, even if it is also at the Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place, you will be bound by the terms and conditions of that company.