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ELK 2022

European Countries Conference 2022

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55th edition 10-11-12 September 2021

The second weekend of September is traditionally the weekend of the ELK, the weekend of the European cactus and other succulent plants enthusiasts: 

ELK 2021goes ahead with corona certificate


The ELK 2021 will be held in accordance with the corona measures applicable in Belgium. We count on your strict respect of these.

- You will only have access to the plant sales and the lectures if you are in possession of a valid COVID certificate, also called the EU Digital COVID-19 certificate. With this certificate you prove that you are either fully vaccinated, have passed a negative PCR test or have recovered from COVID-19. If possible, bring also a printed version with you. Persons not in possession of this pass will not be admitted under any circumstances!

- Upon arrival, please present yourself with your COVID certificate and ID at the ELK reception desk in the entrance hall of Duinse Polders. With a valid certificate, you will be given a wristband and be allowed to set up your sales stand, visit the plant sales and attend the lectures.

- Face masks are compulsory at the plant sale in the large room, in the tent and in the auditorium during the lectures.

- A face mask is also compulsory when moving around within the building, unless you are sitting down in the restaurant or cafeteria.

- Inside, the C02 level is measured continuously. 

- Ensure good hand hygiene. Hand gel is provided in several places, please use it.





The European Countries Conference ELK is probably the largest international gathering of cactus and succulent enthusiasts. The conference is held in September every year on the holiday centre "Corsendonk Duinse Polders' in Blankenberge, Belgium.

The program includes lectures in various languages given by renowned speakers. At the plant sale over 130 enthusiasts and professional growers offer cacti and other succulents plants for every purse. Next to the more traditional amateur plants also real show plants, novelties, accessories and a large choice of books.

Free entrance to the exhibition and the lectures.


Waar kunt u ons vinden?

Corsendonk Duinse Polders, Ruzettelaan 195, 8370 Blankenberge, België

Vanaf de E40 neem exit 8 (Brugge). Volg Expressweg N31 richting Zeebrugge. Volg richting Blankenberge


Information needed that you can't find on the ELK website? Mail to: vragen AT elkcactus.eu