Registration for final EU-PLF conference now open!

The final conference of the EU-PLF project will be held in Brussels, Belgium on the 29th September 2016, Résidence Palace – 155, rue de la Loi.

Agenda | Registration (closed) | Accommodation

It will be co-organised by the Animal Task Force.

Come join us as we share the results and experiences of the four year EU-funded project and as we discuss the future of farming in Europe! You can register here.

Conference brochure

Final agenda

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome
Prof Daniel Berckmans – KU Leuven

09:15 Video: Smart Farming for Europe

09:20 Results and experiences from broiler farms + Q&A
Prof Erik Vranken – Fancom B.V

09:50 Results and experiences from pig farms + Q&A
Dr Dries Berckmans – SoundTalks N.V

10:20 Coffee break

10:45 Results and experiences from dairy farms + Q&A
Dr Isabelle Veissier – INRA

11:15 Economic feasibility of PLF + Q&A
Prof Henk Hogeveen – Wageningen University

11:45 Testimonies of high tech start-ups in Precision Livestock Farming

  • 11:45 PigWei: handheld device for precise and fast weighing of livestock pigs
    Dr Ivan Amat-Roldan – Ymaging
  • 12:00 High definition gait capturing & analysis – Results of the field tests
    Dr Patrick Van De Vyver – Bainisha
  • 12:15 Making Sense of Sensor Data
    Ir. Yasir Khokhar – Connecterra
  • 12:30 An automatic 24/7 diagnostic system for hoof diseases in bovine
    Marzio Miodini – Cowmatix

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Farmers’ engagement in using PLF technology – Report of the EU-PLF farm visits
Prof Jörg Hartung

14:05 Can PLF create value for European farmers?
Dr Heiner Lehr – Syntesa

14:30 Farmers’ vision for the future

  • 14:30 Mr. David Speller – Broiler farmer
  • 14:40 Mr. John Verhoijsen – Pig farmer
  • 14:50 Ms Tina Dahl – Cow farmer

15:00 Animal Task Force’s vision on Precision Livestock Farming
Dr Jean-Louis Peyraud – ATF

15:15 Coffee break: Interactive e-learning session and blueprint
Dr Michel Bonneau – EAAP

15:45 Panel discussion
Dr Heiner Lehr – Syntesa

16:45 Closing of Conference
Prof Daniel Berckmans – KU Leuven

17:00 Reception

Registration (closed)

Register soon so that a place is reserved for you.


We do not have a recommendation for a particular hotel. However, below, we have listed some of the closest hotels based on distance from the conference venue. There are other types of accommodation such as bed and breakfast and apartments, but we only list hotels below. We have also tried to list hotels based on availability on the conference date and by several different price range as based on the website.

As accommodation in Brussels can easily get full, we suggest that you make you reservations as soon as you know your travel dates. On average, there are more options in regards to the types of hotels and costs around the centre of Brussels. We provide websites when available but sometimes prices can be cheaper when reservations are made through aggregate services such as,, and rather than directly through the hotel.

Within 5 minutes (walking)

Hotel Silken Berlaymont Brussels ****
€130 per night, single occupancy

First Euroflat Hotel ****
€155 per night, single occupany

Within 10 minutes walking

Hotel Martin’s Brussels EU ****
€150 per night, single occupancy

Aloft Brussels Schuman EU Hotel ***
€195 per night, single occupancy

Holiday Inn Hotel Brussels-Schuman ***
€170 per night, single occupancy

Within 25 minutes walk (10 minutes by metro) and closer to central Brussels

Motel One Brussels
€90 per night, single occupancy

ibis Hotel Brussels off Grand’Place
€155 per night, single occupancy

NH Brussels Carrefour de L’Europe ****
€155 per night, single occupancy

9Hotel Central ***
€175 per night, single occupancy

Hotel Sandton Brussels Centre ****
€190 per night, single occupancy

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