FAWCO Region 4 Regional Meeting

The American Women’s Club of Antwerp is proud to invite you to the FAWCO Region 4 Regional Meeting from September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017.   It will be an informative, cultural and social happening with the theme “Kaleidoscope of Opportunities: Educating Women Worldwide”.  We’ve done our utmost to present you with the best Antwerp has to offer.


Friday 22nd:

3-4pm:    Registration at the Hylitt, De Keyserlei 28-30, Antwerp

4-7pm:  “The Antwerp Experience”.  We will walk to the  Antwerp Red Light District (“Het Schipperskwartier”) and visit the Payoke Center,  a recognized shelter and counseling center for victims of human trafficking and victims of smuggling with aggravating circumstances.

7-10pm:   Dinner in Brasserie Hobs, beautifully situated in a historical building in the city center on the “Groenplaats”.   They serve typical Belgian food.

Cost:  20 euro



Saturday 23rd:

9am-4:30pm:  Full conference day at the Hylitt.

7pm-11pm:   Our evening dinner (wine included) will be in the most beautiful room in Antwerp, “De Spiegelzaal” (the Mirror Room) on the “Palais op de Meir” (Palace on the Meir).

Napoleon Bonaparte bought this city palace in 1811 and had it refurbished in the French Empire style.

We will present a 10,000 euro check to the Middleheim Hospital for the development of a third AWC Antwerp Caring Hearts “Breast Lounge”.

Cost:  55 euro for the full-day conference + 55 euro for the evening dinner.   You may bring additional dinner guests along for 55 euro per additional guest.


Sunday 24th:

9am-1pm:  Race for the Cure, worldwide the biggest event in the fight against breast cancer and a major part of our AWC Antwerp “Caring Hearts” program. You can choose between a 6k race or 3k walk.

Cost: 10 euro for registration including a T-shirt – Pink for Survivors, White for all others  – available in Medium, Large or Extra Large (note: sizes ran so small that we cancelled the “Small” size)

10am-12pm:    Antwerp City Tour.   If you do not wish to participate in the Race for the Cure, you can optionally take a tour of the beautiful city of Antwerp.

Cost: 10 euro

You may register for the entire conference – all materials, activities and meals included – for 140 euro.  (+ 55 extra euro per each additional dinner guest on Saturday evening).  You also have the option of registering for each day separately (see registration form below).


HotelHylitt Antwerp, beautiful hotel located in the center of Antwerp.

Cost:    73,39 euro per room per night based on double occupancy, breakfast and city tax included.  Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by sending an e-mail to: marketing@hyllit.com.  Make sure to include the booking code “AWCA” in order to receive the special rate.    Please note that we have rooms pre-reserved for the conference up until July 12.  After this date rooms will be subject to availability.

Home hospitality is also available.

For any questions and further information, please contact AWCA FAWCO Representative Marja Reunis at fawco@awcantwerp.org  tel. +32 486 797 461