Event

22 & 23 June 2023
Antwerp (Belgium)

Antwerp waves Schelde

BC TechDays
Conference

About

BC TechDays is the name of a conference, organized by mibuso.com. This conference offers 2 days full of – technical only and highly relevant – sessions, related to Microsoft Dynamics™ Business Central/NAV.


BC TechDays is the place where some of the best developers and leading business owners cross paths, exchange ideas, find partners and conceive projects. It is where community ties are strengthened and where boundaries will be broken. It is where you want to be to make things happen. If you are passionate about Microsoft Dynamics Business Central/NAV, then you need to be at BC TechDays!

The conference is targeted towards:

  • ALL Microsoft Dynamics Business Central/NAV developers (working for Microsoft partners or customers, freelancers, trainers, ...)
  • Technical decision makers, Project managers, IT managers

Although this event takes place in Europe, we welcome all attendees from other continents and regions.

In 2022, we welcomed 1324 participants from 35 countries.

2 days packed with full-day workshops precede the event. Each workshop is limited to max. 10 - 25 participants.


Dates: Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 June 2023

Location: Van der Valk hotel, Antwerp


Workshop teachers are renowned community experts, who love to share their knowledge. Separate fee applies. Bring your own laptop.

What was going on in Antwerp…

Check our archive on previous editions

Archive

Venue

Kinepolis Event Center
Groenendaallaan 394
2030 Antwerp (Belgium)
Phone: +32 (0)3 544 36 00

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Antwerp

is a major destination of Belgium in the region of Flanders. The overwhelming friendliness of the people of Antwerp and their innate penchant for good food and good living, combined with their low stress lifestyle, makes it a desirable and relaxing place to visit. Renowned for being the “world’s leading diamond city”, more than 70% of all diamonds are traded in Antwerp.

In the 16th century, Antwerp was one of the most important financial centers of the world, where traders from all over Europe and Asia sold and bought their goods. After the siege of Antwerp in 1585 by the Spanish, this role as a financial center was taken over by Amsterdam. Nevertheless, since the 19th century and especially the 20th century, Antwerp has made a serious economic comeback. It is the second largest city in Belgium, after Brussels, and it has a major European port.

Due to its long and culturally rich history, the city of Antwerp houses many interesting historical buildings from different historical periods, as well as a lot of interesting museums.

Recently it has become a trendy city, attracting a lot of Flemish and foreign artists, writers, intellectuals, and actors. This is reflected in the city’s many trendy bars and shops. Antwerp is a city with many faces. While it may not be as historically preserved as other Flemish medieval cities, like Bruges or Ghent, it is a very dynamic city, offering a perfect mix of history and present-day modern life.

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Venue directions
& Hotels

The national airport of Belgium lies just outside of Brussels. Its railway station is located under the airport. You can choose between the train or the shuttle bus to travel to Antwerp.

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This small low-cost airport is 50 km outside of Brussels, in Charleroi. Flights operated mainly by Ryanair.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Netherlands’ main international airport, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam. Distance to Antwerp is ca. 150 km. The Thalys train does the job in one hour.

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After the Kennedy-tunnel, keep driving past Antwerpen-Centrum, Antwerpen-Zuid, and Antwerpen-Oost. At Antwerpen-Noord (E19), keep driving towards Nederland and follow Antwerpen Singel to the A12-Noord. Leave the A12 at exit 16 (Ekeren) en follow direction Singel. You will see Kinepolis at your right when arriving at the Groenendaalpoort. Antwerp, via Mechelen, in ca. 37 min.

After driving over the viaduct Boomsesteenweg and the Bevrijdings-tunnel, you will find yourself on the Ring around Antwerp. Follow it towards Nederland. Drive past Antwerpen-Zuid, and Antwerpen-Oost. At Antwerpen-Noord (E19), keep driving towards Nederland and follow Antwerpen Singel to the A12-Noord. Leave the A12 at exit 16 (Ekeren) en follow direction Singel. You will see Kinepolis at your right when arriving at the Groenendaalpoort.

Follow the Ring around Antwerp in the direction of Nederland. Drive past Antwerpen-Oost. At Antwerpen-Noord (E19), keep driving towards Nederland and follow Antwerpen Singel to the A12-Noord. Leave the A12 at exit 16 (Ekeren) en follow direction Singel. You will see Kinepolis at your right when arriving at the Groenendaalpoort.

Follow the Ring around Antwerp in the direction of Nederland. At Antwerpen-Noord (E19), keep driving towards Nederland and follow Antwerpen Singel to the A12-Noord. Leave the A12 at exit 16 (Ekeren) en follow direction Singel. You will see Kinepolis at your right when arriving at the Groenendaalpoort.

Follow the A12 in the direction of Nederland. Leave the A12 at exit 16 (Ekeren) and follow direction Singel. You will see Kinepolis at your right when arriving at the Groenendaalpoort.

Stay on the E19. Follow the signs “Antwerpen Centrum”. Take exit 1 (N129, Merksem). Go right when you get off the highway (direction Antwerpen). Now go straight, you’ll find Kinepolis at your right hand side about 500m from the exit.

Follow Singel, driving North. At Groenendaalpoort, turn left. You will see Kinepolis at your right when arriving at the Groenendaalpoort.

Kinepolis is accessible by tram, bus or train. The tram runs from the south of the city, via the central station. Please note that the tram runs underground in the city center. Tickets, and a 3 or 5 day pass, are available on the underground platform. The destination for Kinepolis is ‘Luchtbal’.

  • Tram 6: stops on Noorderlaan, near the entrance of the Kinepolis Event Center
  • Bus: lines 70, 600, 601, 610, 620, 640, 641, 650, 720, 730, 760, 761, 770, 771, 772, 775, 776 have a stop at Kinepolis
  • Train: Antwerp-Roosendaal connection, stop "Luchtbal"

Coming from Brussels Airport:

  • The easiest way to travel from the airport to Antwerp city is by taking the Brussels Airport Express bus, who brings you from Brussels Airport to the center of Antwerp in 45 min. A ticket costs 10 EUR and needs to be payed to the bus driver. Visit their website for a timetable and more information.
  • Below the airport terminal (level -1), there is a train station. The train brings you to Antwerp, via Mechelen, in ca. 32 min. More info on this website.

Luitenant Lippenslaan 66 - 2140 Antwerpen
(Distance: ca 6 km)

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Pre-conference hotel

We have negotiated a discount when you book your stay at this hotel. This hotel is also the place where the pre-conference workshops on Tuesday & Wednesday are organized.

Directions from Antwerp Central Station

  • Exit the station and walk to the bus and tram stops at the other side of Astridplein (square)
  • Take tram 24 to Silsburg Borgerhout
  • Alight at Joe English - Collegelaan
  • The hotel is located at the end of Joe Englishstraat

More travel directions here

Lange Kievitstraat 125 - 2018 Antwerp
(Distance: ca 6 km)

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The Lindner hotel is easily reached from Brussel Airport, by taking the Brussels Airport Express bus or by taking the train. The Antwerp Central Station railway station is on the square next to the hotel.

Koningin Astridplein 7 - 2018 Antwerp
(Distance: ca. 6 km)

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The Radisson Blu hotel is easily reached from Brussel Airport, by taking the Brussels Airport Express bus or by taking the train. The Antwerp Central Station railway station is on the square next to the hotel.

FAQ

Any Questions about…

REGISTRATION

We expect registrations will open end of February.

We are now working on the content of the conference and workshop days.

The conference fee is 595 EUR (excl. 21% VAT) if you register on or before 14 March 2023.

From 15 March until 21 May, the fee is 715 EUR (excl. 21% VAT).

From 22 May, the fee is 885 EUR (excl. 21% VAT).

These prices are for the 2 conference days (there won’t be offered any one day tickets). The conference fee does not include any accommodation costs.

Your payment must reach us within 14 days after registration. After that period, your registration is cancelled automatically if no payment is received!

Conference and workshop tickets of previous editions of this conference were excempted from VAT.

Unfortunately, this rule was changed in 2021, by means of Circular No. 2021/C/19:

"The purpose of this commentary is to explain the changed interpretation of the scope of Article 21 , § 3, 3°, of the VAT Code, with regard to the location of educational events.

[...]

With regard to the educational events that materially take place in Belgium, the administration will, with regard to the criterion of the duration, assume the application of Article 21, § 3, 3° of the VAT Code if this does not exceed seven calendar days."

Download Circular No2021 C19 VAT Calculation pdf

The admission fee is all-in, so including all consumptions and refreshments during breaks, lunches, walking dinner on Thursday evening. Even the parking is included.

Note: to access the pre-conference workshops on Tuesday & Wednesday, a separate ticket needs to be purchased.

For every 5 full conference tickets registered at the same time, you’ll get one extra ticket for free. When you buy 5 tickets you can send 6 people to the conference, when you buy 10 tickets you can send 12 people, etc.

All registrations should be done using the same company details & invoice address, and one global invoice will be created for all registrations. Please use the group registration option on the registration page to register all participants. The invoice will be mailed to the contact person of the group registration. Payment is possible through bank transfer or credit card.

Note: this group discount does not apply to the pre-conference workshops.

No, that’s not possible. Pre-conference workshops are only available to conference attendees. As the max. capacity per class is limited, we give priority to conference participants. In the event that the max. capacity is not reached, then the pre-conference workshops might be available for non-conference attendees as well.

Yes, you can register for the conference first and later decide to attend a pre-conference workshop. When you are ready to register for the pre-conference class, use the contact form and let us know the workshop you want to attend. We will send you a link to settle the payment.

As the max. capacity per workshop is limited, we suggest not to wait with registering for these classes though. We might run out of space very soon.

Access to the walking dinner on Thursday evening is included in the full conference fee. If you can’t spend 2 days at the conference or if you want to invite your relations, then a separate ticket can be purchased. This ticket will give you access to the walking dinner & expo area on Thursday 22 June 2023.

The admission fee is 70 EUR (excl. 21% VAT).

Yes, sure.

The invoice will be send to the e-mail address that was specified when registering, after we have received your payment. If you payed by credit card, this is usually the same day. For bank transfers, this can take some days. Your payment must reach us within 14 days (= two weeks) after registration. After that period, your registration is cancelled automatically if no payment is received!

Please be sure your spam filters will allow mail from registration AT bctechdays.com, otherwise you won’t receive the payment details mail.

​We noticed the previous years that some people didn’t receive the mail containing the link to download their conference (and workshop) ticket. When you provide your mobile phone number, we will also send you a SMS text message containing that link.

The mobile phone no. will not be used for other communications other than last minute details regarding the conference. We will not call you. We will not send you commercial messages. These SMS messages are powered by bulksms.com.

​When you submit your picture, this will be visible on the Attendees List which will be published on the conference website. This is a list of all participants with their name, company, job title and country. This picture is also used in your profile on the conference app. Details of the app will be provided approx. one month before the start of the event.

Two weeks before the start of the conference, we will send you a mail (to the e-mail address used when registering). This mail contains a link to your admission ticket, which needs to be printed out and handed over at the registration desk at the entrance of the conference venue. In return of this admission ticket paper, you receive your conference badge and guide.

If you also attend one of the pre-conference workshops, a 2nd link appears in this mail. Please print this admission ticket as well, as it should be handed over at the registration desk of the conference hotel.

If you don’t have received this mail one week before the start of the conference, then let us know so we can track down the cause. It’s probably sent to a different e-mail address, blocked by a spam filter or we haven’t received payment yet.

If you have supplied your mobile phone number during registration, we’ll send you a SMS containing the link to download your conference (and/or workshop) ticket.

Note: Admission tickets are only available for registrations which are fully payed.

Yes, that’s possible. If you want to change the name of a participant, you can just send us a mail with the new details. We will update the registrant details, free of charge. Changing the names is possible at no cost, until 15 June 2023.

Alternatively, you can use the edit link which appears in the mail containing your registration details, and update the data yourself.

​Yes, some details (like name, company name, job title, mobile phone no., ...) you can update yourself. Use the “edit data” link which you find in the mail containing your registration details. This will bring you to a page where you can review and edit your personal details.

For any cancellation occurring on or before 15 April 2023, the full registration fee will be refunded minus a 40 EUR administration fee. No refunds will be issued on any cancellations after 15 April 2023.

There are many different requirements to obtain a Visa to enter countries. Some embassies may request a conference attendee to present a letter from the Conference Organizer to verify their intentions to attend that specific conference. It may also be necessary to verify that the requester has paid the registration fee in full.

For more info: see websites of Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs and Belgium Visa Application Requirements.

We will create such an invitation letter:

  • when you have registered for the conference, and
  • when we have received your payment of the conference fee, and
  • when you have booked a stay in a nearby hotel.

Please supply a copy of your passport when you apply for a Visa invitation letter as well as a copy of your hotel booking. Please send your request to info AT bctechdays.com.

Yes it is. All payments are processed by Stripe Inc. on their secure servers. All information is sent encrypted with the SSL protocol, ensuring safe data transfer. We do not store your card number or any other payment information on our servers or databases. Stripe is a PCI Service Provider Level 1 which is the highest grade of payment processing security.

CONFERENCE

On Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 June 2023, the days before the conference starts, you have the opportunity to attend some workshops, teached by premium speakers. These workshops are organized in the conference hotel Van der Valk, and are full-day courses. Capacity for each workshop is either 10, 15 or 20 participants.

The fee to attend a class is 575 EUR (excl. 21% VAT). This fee includes breaks & lunch but does not include accommodation costs.

We have 6 sponsor formulas available: Platinum, Gold+, Gold, Silver, Bronze & Visibility.

All except the Visibility package include a booth in the expo area. If you can’t make it to the conference, but still want to support & sponsor this event, you can opt for the Visibility formula.

Download the Sponsor Opportunities brochure for full details & pricing. Please use the contact page if you require additional information.

Note that recruitment activities are not allowed during the conference, therefore sponsoring is not available to companies with a recruitment background .

​The official language of the conference is English, and all general sessions, workshop and sponsor presentations will be presented in English.

Casual to business clothing is appropriate.

​If you have any special dietary or food allergy requests, please be sure to inform us during the registration process. Limited vegetarian options will be available.

Yes, sure. As the previous years, we will be using the Whova conference app. Details to update your profile will be send out approx. one month before the start of the event.

We have created an Archive section on this website, showing some footage & info of the previous editions.

Yes, by all means do. The Call for Speakers period is open until 15 March 2023.

We are looking for workshop proposals and session topics. All details are available at https://mibu.so/bctd23.

VENUE

The conference takes place in:
Kinepolis Event Center Groenendaallaan 394
2030 Antwerp, Belgium

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The workshops are organized in the conference hotel:

Van der Valk hotel
Luitenant Lippenslaan 66
2140 Antwerp, Belgium

Website

For people staying in or near the conference hotel “Van der Valk”, we have arranged a shuttle service which will bring you to the conference venue and back again. The shuttle will operate on Thursday 22 June (morning and evening) and on Friday 23 June (morning and evening). On Friday, we also have arranged shuttles to bring you to Brussels Airport, after the Closing.

Max. capacity of each coach is 50 persons. Don’t let the 1st coach drive away empty!

The shuttle timetable will be made available in our conference app and is on display in the hotel and conference venue.

COVID

The Belgian government has issued travel advice per country. Please review the What to do when you arrive in Belgium? website to find out if you need to self-quarantine and when you should get tested.

From 23 May 2022, measures will only apply to travellers coming from a very high risk country.

The coronavirus barometer, which has been switched to code yellow since March 2022, has been deactivated. This has been decided by the Consultative Committee. As a result, the requirement to wear a face mask on public transport and to complete the Passenger Locator Form for most trips was lifted as of Monday 23 May 2022.

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There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions for events in Belgium (no obligatory face masks, no social distancing…). Nevertheless, we will foresee hand sanitizer dispensers all over the site. Furthermore, self-tests (rapid antigen tests) as well as details of nearby test centers are available at the information desk.