Accompanying persons

Accompanying persons are invited to join congress participants for the welcome reception on 20th June, congress lunches, the congress dinner on 21st June and the field day on 23rd June. The accompanying person's fee of 250 € includes bus transfer back to Mons or to Brussels Midi station / Brussels airport after the excursion on 23rd June. Additional fees apply for the visiting programme.

As accompanying person, please register by 15th March 2022 via e-mail to the IIRB office with the registration form.

Due to the current unpredictability of Covid regulations for summer 2022, the accompaning persons' visiting programme for the 21st and 22nd June 2022 will be confirmed in March 2022. 


    Tour 1: Tuesday, 21st June 2022
    Cost: 35 €

    We invite you to join us on a pleasant Mons' city tour. Our guide will present plenty of information on the city of Mons, its historic city centre and the impressive Gothic church of Sainte-Waudru.

    Get in touch with the heart of Mons during the lunch break in a city center restaurant, and continue discovering Mons in the afternoon at your own pace.


    Tour 2: Wednesday, 22nd June 2022
    Cost: 45 €

    The second day will be dedicated to culture and history in the surroundings of Mons. The visit will take you by bus to famous economical and historical points of interest. You will get to know the site of "Grand-Hornu", 19th century jewel of European industrial heritage, and its important museum of contemporary art. 

    In the afternoon, follow our guide to the Borinage, the beating heart of the industrial revolution and centre of coal mining. It is here that Vincent van Gogh lived and started painting. We will end the visit with a guided tour of the Van Gogh house in Cuesmes.