After the large Polak conference room is the smaller Passage. The 'Passage' used to be a small transitional space joining the Polak and the Maelbeek, hence the name. It is suitable for smaller, although not less important, conferences.


The Passage has room for 25 to 40 attendees, depending on how the seating is arranged. Up to 4 speakers can sit at the speakers’ desk. It has 1 interpreter’s booth and a widescreen LCD projector. The room is also suitable for audio recordings.


As the 'Passage' connects with the Polak, you can reserve both rooms together if the Polak is too small for the event.


Technical details

The following items are available in the Passage:

  • PC with internet connection
  • remote control for PowerPoint presentations



  • 4 x microphones
  • 2 x wireless mikes
  • CD player
  • audio recording (CD, MP3, WAV)
  • 2 x passive loudspeakers
  • 1 x E-PAC audio amplifier
  • 1 x graphic equalizer



  • 1 x projector (3500 ANSI lumen)
  • 1 x projection screen
  • DVD player



  • 1 x interpreter’s booth
  • individual wireless headsets for interpreting
  • audio recording of the interpreting



  • 9 x adjustable spotlights
  • 1 x adjustable soft light



  • wireless network
  • Ethernet connections available in various bandwidths
  • analogue and digital phone lines
  • 12 x audio tie lines (XLR connector)
  • 7 x video tie lines (SDI on bnc connector)
  • tri-axial sockets for multi-camera recording
  • audio connection for audiovisual press

Capacity: 25 to 40 + 4 speakers


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