Companies by sector


Avenue Nicolas Copernic 1
7000 Mons

T: +32 65 82 26 82

AMB Ecosteryl is a private Belgian company founded in 1947, which is specialized in the manufacture of environmentally friendly machines for the treatment of medical waste. Ecosteryl is a clean technology for the treatment of hospital waste, combining in a continuous-flow process a powerful shredding with dry microwave core-heating of waste.

Ecosteryl treatment of contaminated medical waste is done without any polluted discharge; there is no need to use water, steam, chemical products or gas, only energy is required during the entire process.

Once treated through the system, hazardous medical waste falls into the same category as household rubbish, hereby cancelling out any risk of contamination.

AMB Ecosteryl provides a safe solution to service providers (collection and treatment of medical waste) and medium-large hospitals.

CANTILLO ESCOBAR Andrew Business Developer
VAN SULL Marie Sales Representative


3740 Bilzen
T: +32 474 88 66 63

Ambitus provides tailor-made business development services to Belgian SME's and family offices that either want to enter or further develop the South American market. Amongst others, we typically focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy generation, telecommunications, real estate investment and infrastructure and technology.

HENDRIKX Ralph Managing Director
WINKELMOLEN Pierre Director


Rue Dries 165
1200 Brussels
T: + 32 2 741 63 20

ARTDYNAMIK is intended to promote art, fashion and culture in a wide sense. To this end, we organize several events that put the focus either on a particular culture, or on artists of all disciplines. We are working for the democratisation of art and fashion by enabling Belgian artists to express themselves. In addition, we also promote social exchanges. In each event we organize, the artist can immediately get in touch with the public. Since May 2017, one of the strong concepts of the non-profit organization, ART TRUC TROC, has been exported to Buenos Aires with a first edition that caught the attention of the majority of the national media. ART & SWAP's mission is to strengthen cultural ties between Argentina and Belgium by inviting each year Belgian and Argentinean artists to exhibit their works in an original setting. ART & SWAP 2018 will take place in June at the same time of the Belgian economic mission in Buenos Aires.

HEUKESHOVEN Helena Director Of Art&Swap


Avenue Georges Lemaître 9
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve

ARTEMIS is a Belgian company with more than 20 years of experience in providing services and products for patients who need it. Thanks to their experience, the group has created the NATEEN® brand in 2009 to provide high-quality incontinence products for healthcare providers so they can offer the best quality products to their patients improving their quality of life.

Taking into account the costs of health, ARTEMIS seeks to offer its customers the highest quality products and services at the most affordable prices and always looking for innovations to better meet the needs of its customers.

NATEEN® products are distributed daily to millions of people through our intelligent chain of distributors around the world.

OLIVEIRA MASSAGLI Gustavo Sales Director of Latin America


Rue de l'Étuve 30
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 513 77 95

ÁRTER Architects is a multidisciplinary practice consisting of architects + town planners + landscape architects + interior designers + historians, located in the heart of Brussels, Belgium.

Since its foundation in 1990, this group of about 35 people under the combined leadership of Patrick Vonck + Johan Van Dessel + Marc Gemoets, realised numerous key projects around the globe.

The synergetic ÁRTER structure stimulates a solid response to the ever more complex evolution of urban renewal and allows cityscape to be re-evaluated according its past, present and future. If needed, a cooperative approach to our projects is given, as we already provide for our African missions.

As a 'G30' player – association gathering the 30 major architectural offices of the capital of Europe – and an committee member, ÁRTER does not only play an important role on a national level but also has a great international expertise to offer, for project development in all its departments : architecture + restoration + town planning + environment + research.

Organized around these 5 poles, ÁRTER guarantees a project-specific and durable conceptualisation for each of its extended and all-round client base, both in the private as public sector.

VONCK Patrick Chief Executive Officer
CLAEYS Simon Environmental Director


Rue du Zoning 5
4557 Soheit-Tinlot
T: +32 85 51 40 11

Astel Medica, spin-off of the University of Liège, founded in 2000, is a Belgian pharmaceutical company located in Liège. Leader in the Belgian probiotics market, Astel Medica produces and markets a range of products in various therapeutic areas such as gastroenterology, immunity, gynaecology, rheumatology, cardiovascular diseases and paediatrics.

As leader and pioneer in the sector of probiotics in Belgium, Astel Medica is known for its research and development department but especially for its scientific background including more than 100 scientific publications on its strains and clinical studies from protocol to publication.



Rue Ferdinand Bernier 15
1060 Brussels
T: +32 2 543 44 25

The Atelier Espace Architectural is born from the meeting of people coming from different outlooks and having as common interest the human wellness and his global growing in harmony with the nature and his own nature.

The principal goal of the Atelier Espace Architectural is to study and realize, not only the attended program, but also a part of dream, of hidden desires that everyone has in mind while adapting with everyone’s human and financial means.

That implies to refuse ready-made solutions because every project, every situation is different and needs an appropriate answer to lead to an architecture in harmony with its users, but also with its environment. 

“Architecture is the link between the human and the nature”

SOMERS Marc Architect


Watterloo Office Park
Building K
Drève Richelle
1410 Waterloo
T: +32 2 351 50 45

AURAXIS is a railway operator specialized in the restructuring and management of freight railways. We manage rail operations, from the transport of general or specialized cargo (mining products, bulk, petroleum products…), as well as the rehabilitation and maintenance of rail infrastructure, management of workshops for the maintenance of rolling stock, implementation of modern signalling technologies. Our company offer technical assistance and support services for the acquisition of railway equipment. In addition, we specialize in:

  • Design and implementation of operational management and high-tech safety systems;
  • Design and management of railway academies for the training of the operating staff of freight railway, tramways and light rail systems, as well as, the definition of general safety rules and operating procedures.

In Uruguay, we set up and manage the Uruguayan Railway Training Center.

JAUMOT Stéphane Managing Director


President Kennedypark 35
8500 Kortrijk
T: +32 56 23 32 11

Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. Our solutions help people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; they foster knowledge sharing and smart decision making in organizations and help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

  • Display Technology: high resolution medical grade displays, tiled LCD video walls;
  • Projection Technology: laser projectors for digital cinema, events, virtual reality, Simulation, meeting rooms and rear-projection video-walls;
  • Connectivity Platforms and Image Processing.
FANDINO FINEAU Francisco Country Manager Barco Colombia


Pachecolaan 44
1000 Brussels
T: + 32 2 222 11 11

Belfius is the only integrated bank and insurance company that is 100% Belgian and present everywhere in Belgium. It is a solid financial group wholly owned by the Belgian federal state, and aims to be a sustainable and profitable financial player, supporting all segments of the Belgian economy. Belfius is the undisputed number 1 for the Public and Social Sector, a leading and trusted partner for enterprises, from SME to large corporations, and serving over 3 million individuals through its physical distribution networks and best-in-class digital and mobile solutions. Belfius has committed to strive for reaching the highest customer satisfaction and put sustainability and social engagement at the core of its values.

As a strong challenger on the Belgian market, Belfius Corporate Banking is active in 1 out 4 Mid & Large Corp companies (turnover > € 10 million) in Belgium, a figure even as high as 1 out 2 among Large Corps, and a very important player in Debt Capital Markets. It has achieved impressive, profitable growth in recent years respecting a predefined risk framework. Belfius Corporate Banking is convinced to keep up the same pace thanks to its Belgian identity, local decision centers, differentiated product and service range, and its competitive advantage in B2G related matters due to a deep knowledge of Public Finance. It will be able to leverage equipment rates even further thanks to trade & export finance, financial markets, international payments and factoring, and by implementing new initiatives in e.g. digitization and Equity Capital Markets.

VERMEIREN Peter Director Corporate Banking Brussels - Brabant


Avenue de Tervuren 168
1150 Brussels
T: +32 2 776 01 00

BMI/SBI is an investment company whose objective is the medium to long-term co-financing of foreign investments by Belgian companies worldwide. The Federal Investment & Participation company (SFPI/FPIM) is the majority shareholder together with the National Bank of Belgium and private shareholders such as BNP Paribas Fortis, ING and Electrabel.

Created in 1971 BMI/SBI has invested in over 300 projects in more than 50 countries. BMI/SBI's activities are oriented towards the creation and financing of foreign subsidiaries or joint ventures by Belgian companies, both greenfield projects as well as acquisitions or the development of existing companies.

BMI/SBI offers flexible, attractive financing packages as well as services/added value based on its long-time experience in foreign investment. Minority equity participations and/or quasi-equity can be offered on a term between 5 to 10 years and with financing amounts ranging between € 500,000 to € 5 million.

REYPENS Barbara Senior Investment Officer


Avenida Santa Fe 951, piso 2
1059 Capital Federal
T: +54 9 11 5748 8800

The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Argentina is one of the oldest Chamber of Commerce in Argentina. It was founded in 1917. Our main goal is to support Belgian and Luxembourg companies, providing information about Argentina, sharing knowledge and experience of our members to companies who want to make business in or with Argentina. We organize different kind of events, always thinking what could be interesting for our members or Belgian and Luxembourg companies, or those related to those two countries.

We also give all kind of support to every member who ask for it. Our network is very extend, not only because we exist for so many years, but also because we work closely with almost all the bi-national Chambers of Commerce in Argentina.

In 2014 the European Chamber in Argentina (ECA) was created, we are one of the founders. The CCBL is an active member of the board and our director is the co-CEO. The ECA gives our Chamber an extra visibility in Argentina and allows us to create contacts with the other European Chambers in Latin America. The ECA works also with the European Commission and is part of the EEN programme. It allow us to give our members an extra source of information, contacts and meetings with high-level members of the European Commission or Parliament.

SMEETS Jean-Pierre President
SMEETS Géraldine Director


Rue Louis De Geer 6
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve
T: +32 10 39 22 02

BIOTEC was founded in Belgium in 1984 with the aim of developing conceptual, technological and methodological tools appropriate to the tropics to generate biogas and organic fertilizer from agricultural, agro-industrial and urban effluents and waste.

BIOTEC mission is the organic matter management (carbon + nutrients) to generate renewable energy without negative impact on environment (watersheds, soils and atmosphere) and, to improve soil fertility.

BIOTEC is an engineering company including design, works supervision, inoculation and commissioning. In many cases BIOTEC acts as general contractor for projects implementation (turnkey construction and assembling).

BIOTEC started its worldwide operations in Colombia in 1986 and expanded its activities to Central America, to Peru, to the North of Argentina, to Malaysia, to Indonesia and more recently to Africa (Nigeria, Ghana and Gabon).

BIOTEC has so far realized more than 150 feasibility studies and 40 projects, some of them being the firsts of their kinds in the world. The total volume of biodigesters built by BIOTEC is more than 380,000 m³ capacity, producing more than 300,000 m³ of biogas per day.

CONIL Philippe CEO


Montagne du Parc 3
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 565 91 53

BNP Paribas Fortis ( offers the Belgian market a comprehensive package of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals, SMEs and public organizations. In the insurance sector, BNP Paribas Fortis works closely with Belgian market leader AG Insurance. The bank also provides wealthy individuals, corporations and public and financial institutions with custom solutions for which it can draw on BNP Paribas' know-how and international network.

BNP Paribas Group has been operating in Latin America since 1914 when it opened a representative office in Argentina. Today, BNP Paribas is present in 6 Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru. In Argentina, the bank is active in the field of Corporate & Investment Banking.

VAN CAMP Herwig Head of Corporate Coverage Belgium
LANARI Tullio Country Head BNP Paribas Argentinia
VERHEYDEN Linde Director Public Affairs


Brusselsesteenweg 282
9090 Melle
T: +32 9 252 15 01

Brouwerij L. Huyghe is a specialty Belgian beer brewery based in Melle, Belgium. It is family owned, fourth generation. We specialize in ales and are worldwide renown for Delirium Tremens (Pink Elephant). We brew also Guillotine, Averbode, Mongozo, Floris and Campus.

NAEYAERT Stefaan Exportmanager


Douvieweg 2
8978 Poperinge
T: +32 57 42 20 05

We are an 11 generation family brewery since 1572 Proud creators of the world's favorite gastronomic ale: Poperings Hommel. Watou's Witbier - Cuvée Watou and Kapittel, a range of Abbey beers with secondary fermentation complete the assortment.

WALGRAEVE Kristiaan Exportmanager


Prolongement de l'Abbaye 134
4040 Herstal
T: +32 4 248 39 84

Buzon Pedestal International is the leading manufacturer of "Buzon DPH®" screwjack pedestals, which are made of polypropylene and can be adjusted millimetre by millimetre from 25 to 1070 mm.

These pedestals can bear loads of over 1,000 kg/pedestal and are specially designed for the construction of roof terraces, pedestrian areas, walkways, roof gardens, platforms, elevated technical platforms, inverted roof… and can be used with any type of decking material, such as natural stone, cement, granite, wooden tiles or slates and industrial gratings.

The slope corrector "PH5" and the pedestal "DPH-5" have been specially developed to compensate the slope of a roof from 0 to 5% (or 0 to 5 cm) and to ensure a perfectly level terrace. Buzon pedestal can resist to UV and temperatures from -20°C to +90°C.

It is possible to fix a wood batten holder on the top of our Buzon DPH pedestals, for any kind of wood decking, wall Deck, wood structure…

BUZON Laurent Administrator
BRISBOIS Pierre Sales Representative


Rue du Charbonnage 12
4020 Wandre
T: +32 4 345 67 00

Our daily mission at CE+T Power is to provide power solutions to keep the world going. To do this, we offer the most economical, energy efficient, flexible and reliable power conversion solutions.

Our complete range of power converters includes inverters (DC to AC), UPS (securing AC loads thanks to batteries) and a new "power routing" solution (inverter, rectifier and UPS all-in-one). These solutions can secure your loads from few kWs to MWs with a flexible and modular approach to meet your changing needs.

Founded in 1934, CE+T Power has been specializing in power electronics since the 1960s and invented the modular inverter in the end of the 1980s. CE+T Power offers solutions for the telecom, datacentre, industry, power utilities, transport and renewable energy markets… We have offices in Belgium, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, India, Malaysia and Turkey and a network of partners worldwide to provide our customers with the best services.

PIÑAN DIAZ Felipe Area Sales Manager – Spain, Portugal, Central America and South America


Louise 32/04
1050 Brussels
T: +32 2 548 52 23

Since its recapitalization in 2015 (€ 25 million), Certi-Fed, subsidiary of SFPI-FPIM, is active in the co-financing of business ventures by Belgian private companies abroad in cooperation with the Belgian Corporation for International Investment (SBI-BMI).

Certi-Fed has already provided subordinated loans / equity to 5 Belgian SMEs for an amount of € 12 million in order to help them to expand their activities abroad.

Certi-Fed can offer financial products like equity, quasi-equity and medium- and long-term loans to Belgian SMEs (up to € 5 million).

RONDAY Denis Chief Executive Officer


Rue Montoyer 3
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 788 87 76

Credendo is a European trade credit insurance group that covers your risks worldwide. We are active in all segments of trade credit insurance: from tailor-made risk cover to easier access to trade financing.

  • Belgian export credit agency services: promoting Belgian exports, imports and investments abroad with medium- and long-term trade credit and political risk insurance, financial guarantees and direct financing.
  • Whole turnover short-term credit insurance: providing flexible insurance policies with approved credit limits and a risk period of less than 2 years, worldwide, even in complex risk environments.
  • Single risk: covering your single contract or single buyer risks up to 7 years in more than 160 countries.
  • Excess of loss: covering exceptional and unforeseeable risks of your turnover receivables.
  • Top-up cover: adding capacity to the credit limits of a short-term trade credit insurance policy.
  • Surety: issuing contractual and legal bonds.
JANSSENS Mireille Business Development Specialist


Clos Lucien Outers 11-21
1160 Brussels
T: +32 2 738 72 00

Cullen International tracks, analyses and benchmarks regulation in 4 sectors - telecommunications, media, digital economy, and postal - covering developments across Europe, Americas, the Middle East and North Africa. Our cross-sectoral Competition Law service complements our regulatory expertise, following cases at EU and national levels.

For over 30 years, we have been providing comprehensive, neutral, unbiased, timely information that is trusted by industry and official institutions alike. We are widely recognized as the leading regulatory intelligence provider in the field. We provide what you need to know about regulation and case law in a clear, straightforward and concise manner. Our services consist of a unique range of alerts, reports, benchmarks and enquiry services that are complemented by our training portfolio. Our outstanding database contains over 25 years of source documents linked to expert analysis. We are also regularly selected to carry out important research and studies for the European Commission and other organizations and we are frequently sought out to chair or make presentations at industry events.

LIMBATTO Ana Carolina Senior Analyst, Americas


Eikelenbergstraat 20
1700 Dilbeek
T: +32 2 464 02 70

De Eik is a Belgian family-owned investment company. It was founded in 1970 by the Van Waeyenberge family, known for its entrepreneurial activities.

The investment company has stakes in companies in a variety of sectors, such as food, agriculture, trade, services, logistics and media. De Eik opts to take a direct minority or majority interest in mature, medium-sized companies aiming to achieve sustainable, profitable and international growth. The company prefers to work in partnerships with a view to further developing the companies' activities over multiple generations.

De Eik continues to actively search for new investment opportunities. In this connection, we are always interested to hear from owners, entrepreneurs or their representatives about companies that meet our criteria.



Waterloo Office Park
Building O – Box 32
Drève Richelle 161
1410 Waterloo
T: +32 2 634 25 00

De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) is a general contractor (EPC Contractor), specializing in the agro-industrial field where it is a fully-integrated world class provider of management, engineering, procurement and construction services. It brings a compelling business that combines excellence in execution, safety, cost containment, experience and reliability with particular care towards energy saving and sustainability.

DSEC provides the industry (sugar industry - oils, fats & feed Meal - bio-based industry & chemistry - agro-chemistry) with general contracting services from project management (EPCM) or “For and on Behalf” operations to full turnkey construction (EPC).

DSEC has established 2 operating offices in Argentina to provide the Argentinean market with the full range of design and project management services in the fields of agro-industry, port facilities and power generation.

De Smet Contractors de Argentina can be contacted in Buenos Aires:

T: (011) 4719 6581 / (011) 4737 0353 – Mr. Martin MURGUIONDO.

BOUGAIN Fernando President of De Smet Contractors de Argentina (DSCA)
ADAM Patrick Commercial Director of De Smet Contractors de Argentina (DSCA) and Executive Director of the Corn Bioethanol Chamber


Dennenlaan 8
2580 Putte
T: +32 475 72 05 29

DiNa is a small company but very dedicated. We work close with Geodis for freight forwarding worldwide. We also offer on board courier. DiNa participates in many economic mission and we offer for companies that can not participate our network to promote their products.

If Belgian companies can not participate in a mission and DiNa is represented, DiNa is prepared to promote these companies their products and make the first contact with possible buyers or sellers.

There will be only paid a commission fee if there are any positive results.



Scheldedijk 30
2070 Zwijndrecht
T: +32 3 250 52 11

The dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works.

Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into several related sectors, such as the financing of marine engineering and environmental projects, executing complex EPC related marine engineering projects including civil engineering works, the development and construction of renewable energy projects, providing services for the oil, gas and energy sector, the decontaminating and recycling of polluted soils and silts, the harvesting of marine resources...

Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a "global solutions provider" which offers its clients overall solutions. DEME has the most modern, high-tech and versatile fleet.

DEME Group has 4,900 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of € 2.37 billion in 2017.

CLOSSET Laurent Resident Manager Argentina


Grote Baan 53
9920 Lovendegem
T: +32 9 370 50 50

Dufina, industrial meat products, traditional quality.

Dufina is a Belgian meat company with a rich history. Since 1950, we have been known for the craftsmanship of our cured, cooked and dried meats, ranging from smoked pork belly and Cobourg ham to cooked hams and sausages.

Flexible customised production, with worldwide distribution.

All our meats are available in wholesale and consumer packaging and can come in our packaging or as a private label. Dufina supplies worldwide to distribution centers, wholesalers, restaurant chains and supermarkets, as well as to colleagues in the food industry.

VANTOMME Ann Administration


Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34
1000 Brussels

We are a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy; global networks and customer solutions. Driven by our ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, we take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy to ail, or mobility, and offer our residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests.

Our integrated - low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable - offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working.

Our ambition is conveyed by each of our 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with our customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow.

2017 turnover: € 65 billion. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).



Kasteeldreef 50
2980 Zoersel
T: +32 472 61 74 00

EquiLog Services is specialized in the worldwide shipping of horses by airfreight. We offer our clients bespoke transport arrangement services by managing every aspect of the journey full of complex procedures, carefully and professionally, from road and airport transfers to ferry crossings and customs. Our services include pre-export quarantine and in-flight grooming to taking your horses to their final destination. From family pets and competition horses to special breeds, we will cater for all your and your horse's needs.

EquiLog Services has the necessary know-how to get your horses to their destination safely, legally and on time. But we are not just providing logistics services. We are horse lovers too. Rest assured: we truly care for your horses and give them the VIP treatment they deserve.



Mont-le-Soie 1
6690 Vielsalm
T: +32 80 21 65 56

Mont-le-Soie… a performant equine reproductive center!

The European Equine Centre 'Mont-le-Soie' is a state-of-the-art equestrian resort located in Southern Belgium.

Beyond veterinary research devoted to equine performance, Mont-le-Soie also offers full equine reproduction service: management of stallions (semen collection, freezing, semen banking, shipping services, reproductive health follow-ups), and insemination of mares with fresh and frozen semen.

We constantly improve all techniques and tools required for modern equine reproduction.

The owners of the best Belgian and European stallions are constantly working with our team, which guarantees the traceability of the semen. The staff is nationally and internationally recognised for their professional services.

We handle all administrative aspects related to import and export shipments of the semen. The 'Mont-le-Soie' Equine Centre recently received the agreement for production and export of equine semen to Argentina.

Contact for South America: Dr. Alain HARVENGT

SERTEYN Didier Chief Executive Officer


Tegelrijstraat 175
3850 Nieuwerkerken
T: +32 11 58 61 61

EUROPOWER Generators started in 1990 in Limburg, Belgium, with the production of generators. Since then, the company has moved 3 times and currently occupies 9,000 m2 on a site of 27,000 m2 in Nieuwerkerken.

Thanks to our continuous interest in satisfying our customers, in the broadest sense of the word and to offer them quality products, we have managed to make our company at this moment the most important manufacturer of small generator sets and motor-welding machines in the Benelux.

A direct consequence of our desire to satisfy our customers is that EUROPOWER Generators responds directly to the needs of the market. We always pursue superior quality, which is why we have invested in the market, in customers, in personnel, in the continuous improvement of the product and its complete manufacturing process.

EUROPOWER Generators is the first European manufacturer of groups.

HEYLANDS Lucas Managing Director


Chaussée de Louvain 431 E
1380 Lasne

Established in Belgium, Extense Pharma is specialized since 10 years in research and development, production and distribution of health supporting products such as nutritional supplements, dietetic products, products for wellness and for the medical sector. Our products have been developed to be healthy, safe, efficient, convenient, easy-to-use and tasty.

Our products are a way to prolong health and a good quality of life and well-being.

We are a proactive and innovative partner able to create ready to use, tasty and healthy food and snacks meeting the most stringent specifications according to each specific country regulations.

GROMMET Isabelle Marketing Manager


Louizalaan 32
1050 Brussels
T: + 32 2 548 52 23

The Federal Holding and Investment Company (SFPI-FPIM) centrally manages the federal government's shareholdings, cooperates with the government on specific projects and pursues its own investment policy in the interests of the Belgian economy.

The core business of the SFPI-FPIM, on the one hand as an investment company and on the other hand as a holding company, is as follows:

  • Investing in companies with an attractive social value in one of the priority sectors, which the SFPI-FPIM has set itself as an objective;
  • Acquiring equity in companies that are of strategic importance as far as federal policy is concerned, either making use of their own funds or by using funds that the state provides per project. In the latter case, the SFPI-FPIM acts "on a delegated assignment".

For the 2016 business year, the partitioning of the different segments has led to the following results:

  • Investment company    € 317 million
  • Holding company                      € 1,090 million
  • Delegated assignments           € 15.8 billion
VAN LOO Koenraad Chief Executive Officer


Rue Ravenstein 4
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 515 08 11

The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) is the only multisector employer organization representing companies in Belgium’s three regions. FEB represents more than 50,000 companies, accounting for 75% of employment in the private sector and 80% of exports of Belgium. FEB promotes and defends the interests of those companies in nearly 150 Belgian, European and international bodies, with a view to creating an optimum business and investment environment. FEB’s activities are underpinned by its thorough knowledge of the sector – thanks to the expertise of its member federations – and on key values such as the social market economy, sustainable development, business ethics, good governance, dialogue and self-regulation.

MONTEYNE Benoit Deputy Adviser


Koning Albert II-Laan 20 Box 2
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 553 71 16

FITA non-profit agency promotes the Flemish know-how worldwide in waterborne infrastructure upon request of the private sector federations such as the Flemish Building Confederation (VCB), the association of consulting engineers (ORI) and the Flemish Environmental Experts (Vlamex).

Nevertheless, FITA's core business today is to render public expertise to the private sector. FITA has been providing (technical) assistance to its beneficiary consulting companies through working contracts based on daily performances. FITA experts have been recruited recently to conduct additional studies and provide technical assistance in preparing engineering specifications for the development of a new set of Post-Panamax locks for the expansion of the Panama Canal.

On the occasion of this Princely economic mission we aim to promote the cutting-edge technologies, world-class engineering and design capabilities and unrivaled project management expertise to port development and inland navigation projects of our diverse contracting companies and consultants.

VAN ROMPAY Wim Area Manager


Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 887 Box 33
8400 Oostende
T: +32 59 51 66 68

Flanders Cargo Alliance is an organization acting as a logistic platform, created by 8 Flemish companies active at all Belgian ports and airports. Each company within the organization has its own specialties, allowing the organization to offer logistic solutions from A to Z. Services of our members include import/export formalities such as customs, veterinary, laboratory, health inspection. Storage dry/cool/freeze. Roadtransport of dry/chilled/frozen/aircargo/containers/containers genset. 3 of our members are important players in perishable and frozen airfreight/seafreight in Flanders, more specific in fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen fish, shrimps, vegetables and meat. Shipping lines from South America to Antwerp are operating. In wintertime a daily part-load chilled service goes from Belgium to United Kingdom. Daily connections to all Europe in full, partload and door to door services.

TULPIN Marc Director North-Central-South America


Clos Chapelle aux Champs 30
1200 Brussels
T: +32 2 880 62 05

Fyteko is a young innovative company developing and producing advanced plant biostimulants. Our mission is to address the key challenges that many areas of the world are facing due to climate change. Even in an environment of increasingly scare resources we know that we can make a difference in countering the adverse effects of event such as droughts and heat. 

As part of an extensive R&D network, Fyteko works with professional researchers and biotechnology experts to find new sustainable solutions to guarantee and increase yields in full respect of agriculture values and practises. 

Our first product range focuses on activating the plant natural osmoprotectants metabolism, enabling crops to cope and recover better after a drought or heat stress event. We developed 2 final products: NURSPRAY® and NURSEED®: Nurspray is a preventive foliar spray biostimulant (EC) whereas Nurseed is a seed-coating formulation that will protect the seedling as from its germination.

WEGRIA Guillaume Chief Executive Manager


Stapelplein 70
9000 Ghent
T: +32 9 265 87 97

GIS International takes over your non-core or non-strategic purchasing (MRO, C-Class category or "tail-spend") while at the same time simplifying your supply chain processes of direct and indirect materials and services.

As procurement experts we offer our Integrated Supply programme by reducing your costs and your inventory which is part of the service and financially owned by GIS. Please visit our webpage and have a look on our technology applications as iMinds, e-VMI and e-Procurement



Autobaan 22 Box 0101
8210 Zedelgem
T: +32 50 54 64 44

Global Water Engineering or GWE is a group of companies specialized in industrial wastewater treatment, water recycling, digestion of biomass, sludge and slurries, biogas production and use

Its main expertise, based on 30 years of practical experience, lies in the biological treatment of medium and high strength organic wastewater by anaerobic and/or aerobic processes.

GWE is a world market leader in the fields of anaerobic wastewater treatment & digestion of biomass.

GARCIA Javier Regional Sales Manager Latin America


Avenue Fleming 20
1300 Wavre
T: +32 2 656 89 04

GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

GSK is one of the world’s leading vaccine companies, involved in vaccine research, development and production. GSK has 14 vaccines in development and our broad portfolio of 41 vaccines prevents illnesses such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, typhoid, influenza and bacterial meningitis. Globally, GSK has more than 16 000 people (including 9.000 in Belgium) working to deliver more than 2 (2.3) million vaccines every day, to people in 166 countries.

LIZIN Pascal Director External Affairs


Transportlaan 4
3600 Genk
T: +32 89 32 32 32

Leading logistics service provider H.Essers is a family business established in 1928 by Henri Essers. Today, the company is active throughout Europe and beyond, providing personalized and integrated transport and logistics solutions for sectors such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals/healthcare and high value goods.

The company currently has over 975,000 m² of warehouse space, a fleet of 1,460 vehicles, 3,050 trailers, 200 Safeboxes and 900 Isotanks and employs 6,270 people. H.Essers has 71 branches in 17 countries worldwide. Over the last years, the family business has undergone significant expansion through strong organic growth and a number of strategic acquisitions. In 2017, the company recorded a turnover of € 646 million.



Leon Bekaertstraat 8
8770 Ingelmunster
T: +32 51 48 66 95

For more than 80 years Haelvoet creates furniture to heal, to care and to meet.

We produce comfortable, elegant and durable furniture for hospitals, residential care centers and other healthcare facilities. You can rely on us for both hospital furniture (electric or hydraulic hospital beds, stretchers, cots, bedside tables, examination tables...) as well as nursing home furniture (electric or hydraulic high-low beds, chairs and tables, seats, recliner chairs...).

We care for people. That is why we pay maximum attention to design, quality and ergonomics during the development of our furniture. Product development is done with a clear understanding of the needs, a thorough knowledge of the challenges and a deep respect for both the patient and the caregiver.

By doing so, we create an environment that cares about people.

VERKEST Pieter Export Manager


Rue des Palais 44 Box 71
1030 City: Brussels
T: +32 2 211 33 79 - +54 911 36 46 32 19

Hinicio is a strategy consulting firm focused on sustainable energy and transport. Our expertise fields cover renewable energies, clean mobility, energy storage, energy efficiency. Since 2007, Hinicio has also developed an extended competence center on hydrogen and fuel cells. We advise private sector clients (large corporations and innovative start-ups), public sector organizations (international, national and regional institutions) and investors in "cleantech". Hinicio's service approach is centered on four competence areas: Strategic advice, Innovation projects, Policy and regulatory support and Investment support. Over the last few years, Hinicio has delivered more than 150 projects in 19 countries across 3 continents to prestigious clients including Akzo Nobel, Air Liquide, Corporacion Andina de Fomento, Areva, EDF, ENEDIS, ENGIE, EPM, ERDF, the European Commission, the European Parliament, InterAmerican Development Bank, La Poste, Michelin, Plastic Omnium, Renault, Shell, Solvay, Total, Volvo or the World Bank. Our human capital is built with a multidisciplinary team of high-level passionate international experts composed of engineers, economists, experts in political science and environment. A pool of internationally recognized scientists and specialists also reinforces our project teams whenever required. Hinicio is headquartered in Brussels and has offices in Paris, Bogota, Buenos Aires and Shanghai.

MAIO Patrick Chief Executive Officer


Nijverheidsstraat 48 Box C
2260 Westerlo
T: +32 14 46 21 21

Hydrogenics is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing, building and installing industrial and commercial hydrogen generation, fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions. With over 60 years of experience, Hydrogenics is helping to accelerate a global "power shift" for a cleaner energy future.

We offer world-leading expertise for a range of applications, including:

  • PEM and alkaline hydrogen generators for industrial processes and fueling stations;
  • Hydrogen fuel cells for electric vehicles, such as urban transit buses, commercial fleets, utility vehicles and electric lift trucks;
  • Fuel cell installations for freestanding electrical power plants, critical power and UPS systems (uninterruptible power supply);
  • "Power-to-Gas" the world's most innovative way to store and transport energy.

Hydrogenics is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada with manufacturing facilities located in Germany and in Belgium. We have other corporate and sales offices and hydrogen installations, operating in several countries around the world.

Hydrogenics Corporation is a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ (HYGS) and the TSX (HYG).

SMEETS Filip General Manager


Chemin du Cyclotron 3
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve
T: +32 10 47 58 90

IBA is a medical technology company founded in 1986 as a spin-off of the "Cyclotron Research Center" of the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) in Belgium.

The company is active in the fields of proton therapy against cancer, dosimetry, radio-pharmacy solutions, and industrial sterilization and ionization.

IBA's main focus is to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. With more than 25 years of experience in proton therapy, which is considered the most advanced form of radiotherapy available today for localized cancer treatment, IBA is the market leader in this treatment modality and has designed and equipped the majority of clinically operating proton therapy centers around the world. Thanks to continued innovation in partnership with renowned clinical institutions, IBA is committed to continue developing state-of-the‑art proton therapy solutions and making proton therapy the most accurate cancer treatment available worldwide.

IBA employs about 1,500 people in 40 locations worldwide and is listed on the pan-European stock exchange NYSE EURONEXT (IBA: Reuters IBAB.BR and Bloomberg IBAB.BB). More information on IBA's profile and activities can be found at:

SCUTNAIRE Bruno President IBA RadioPharma Solutions
DE VOGHEL Sabine Corporate Advisor
MORENO Ambrosio Director de Ventas Radiopharma LATAM


Rue Pervyse 78
1040 Brussels
T: + 32 2 742 11 21

ICT ASSYST's mission is to help organizations rethink, reconsider and manage the security of its critical data, network and systems.

The digital transformation, the evolution of technology (AI, IoT, BYOD, BITCOINS, GDPR) and communication means the constant need for organization's stakeholders to have a quick access to its data to maintain business continuity and increases the potential risks of data loss and critically impacts company's security requirements against malicious actions.

Guaranteeing this access, while maintaining a constantly evolving security level, is our job in order to allow you to focus on your core business.

Our strategy focusses on listening to our clients and providing high-quality solutions, coupled with experience in the domain of business solutions. We offer our clientele a high-level of added value in its corporate strategic thinking in order to reach their objectives.

We believe that the secret of a dynamic and secure future can be found in the delivery of customized solutions, support and services.

UMUHIRE Didier Managing Director


Avenue Georges Lecointe 50
1180 Brussels
T: +32 2 373 51 10

Ionics activity: 29 years of experience in sterilization by ionization

The business

Sterilization by ionisation ensures the decontamination of products as a result of their exposure to gamma ray emitted by Cobalt 60.


Our customers are composed by  companies in various sectors as pharmaceutical, cosmetical, agro, food and veterinarian.

Gamma Ionisation

The technique guarantees the sterilization and elimination of bacterium which meets the requests of the most exigent health controls. It allows a homogeneous penetration of the product which may remain in its original packaging. The products may be consumed immediately after treatment without any risks.


The Company has 2 bunkers , the first one having a capacity of 1,2 mio curies (1988) and a brand new second installation of an additional 1,5 mio curies. Ionics being in Argentina the unique private owned Company in that sector. Cobalt looses 1% monthly of its irradiation capacity.

GIEGAS Frank Chief Executive Officer


Tragel 60
9308 Aalst
T: +32 53 73 17 11

Innovation, expertise and sustainability.

These are the corner stones of Jan De Nul Group's success. Thanks to its skilled employees and the world's most modern fleet, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy. These core marine activities are further enhanced by Jan De Nul Group's in-house civil and environmental capabilities offering clients a complete package solution.

Our professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry. Whether it concerns the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal or a new port complex in Western Australia, together with our customers, we build for further economic development.

Specialized services for the offshore oil and gas industries and the renewable energy industry are also key part of the services provided by JDN Group (e.g. dredging of shore approaches, the design and installation of wind farm jackets & gravity base foundations, the ballasting and scour protection for offshore windmills, the installation of cables).

VAN DEN DRIESSCHE Jan Regional Area Manager
DE NUL Pieter Jan Area Manager
MICHTA Bob Project Manager
NECKEBROECK Jan Area Manager


Rue du Cerf 191
1332 Genval
T: +32 2 655 62 21

The Belgian based family company John Martin is for more than a century specialized in the production and the distribution of beers: "The Finest Beer Selection" allowing our partners to have access easily and directly to all styles of beers. Today Anthony Martin's Finest Selection is continuously innovating in brewing, marketing and distribution respecting its tradition, developing win-win long-term partnerships across the world. From strong bottom fermentation lagers (with the famous Gordon brand), English-style ales (Martin's Pale and IPA), Lambic beers (Timmermans, the world's oldest spontaneous fermentation brewery, winner of WBA 2015), Scotch beers, mix fermentations from Bruges (Bourgogne des Flandres), farm beers (Waterloo), Abbey beers (Dominus) and much more!

MARTIN Jonathan Export Manager


Van Aerdtstraat 33
2060 Antwerp

Katoen Natie's mission is to create maximum added value by providing full service logistics and engineering solutions to a key number of customers all over the world. We develop and deliver smarter logistics and engineering solutions, tailored to each customer's specific situation. Our services range from offering warehousing solutions to designing, building and operating on-site and multi-customer platforms. Our in-house knowledge in terms of logistics, engineering and IT makes us most creative, responsive and fast when it comes to our customers' specific needs. To this end, we decentralized our activities. We organized our business units to serve specific industries, globally, be it with the assistance of local operations. This structure allows for flexible communication with our customers and fast decision-making by our managers.

HUTS Karl President of the board Terminal Cuenca del Plata


Rijksweg (BOR) 9
2880 Bornem
T: +32 3 889 17 21

Qualiphar-Gifrer is a 100% family-owned Belgian-French pharmaceutical group. Founded in 1937, Qualiphar focused initially exclusively on the production of healthcare products (self-care medication included). In the 70's, Qualiphar started with far-reaching diversifications towards contract manufacturing and logistics. In 2000, Qualiphar took over the French company Gifrer, a pharmaceutical company founded in 1912, concept designer of unit-doses. In 2003 Gifrer fully acquired a company with extensive expertise in Herbal Extracts.

The international breakthrough has been realized in 2006 with the foundation of an export department.

Today the group has around 400 employees and is reaching an annual turnover of € 80 million.

Our aim is to export our products and know-how worldwide, through strategic long-term distribution agreements, preferably on an exclusive basis.

Healthcare products

Specialized in the development, production and marketing of a wide range of Over The Counter (OTC) products (non-prescription drugs, medical devices, food supplements, biocides, cosmetics), covering almost all OTC segments.

VERLINDEN Jan-Karl Export Manager Southern Europe, Africa, South America


Avenue du Pré Aily
P.I. du Sart Tilman Bât. 29
4031 Angleur
T: +32 4 382 46 00

The Centre Spatial de Liège is a research center created by the Universiy of Liège, dedicated to space instrumentation. The CSL has a dual role: as a university research institute and as world-renowned testing centre. The CSL is structured around 3 programmes: space environment testing, requiring the creation of extreme temperature and vacuum conditions (including the design and production of testing equipment for space systems), design and development of space instruments and technology partnerships with local and European industries. It has designed, created and tested over 20 instruments which were or are still operational in space. In particular, the CSL Signal Processing Laboratory has 30 years of experience in the field of SAR image processing, including SAR focusing, interferometry, polarimetry and interferometric polarimetry. It has had a pioneer role by developing, starting in 1992 the first InSAR/DInSAR processor in Belgium. This development stimulated interest and collaborations with many scientific users (exploiting the InSAR/DInSAR/PolInSAR output data), industrial partners and academic entities (know-how transfer, tailor-made training programmes).

ORBAN Anne Signal Processing Laboratory Manager


Avenue du Pré Aily 4
4001 Angleur
T: +32 4 349 85 10

The LIEU Network connects Knowledge Transfer Offices (KTOs) belonging to Universities and Higher Education Institutions in the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. The Belgian French-speaking KTOs are designed to stimulate and facilitate cooperation between the different stakeholders in scientific services, collaborative research, and knowledge transfer. Since 2003, they have been working together as part of the LIEU Network. By cooperating in this way, they are able to: -consolidate the range of academic services available to external partners (businesses and other organisations); -manage multi-university projects and screen valuable results; -provide businesses with easier access to the facilities and skills on offer at over 1000 research centres. The work carried out by the KTOs is organised into different working groups dedicated to professional sectors: Agri-food industry, Energy and the Environment, Biotech & Life Sciences, Materials, Digital technologies and Social Sciences and Humanities. The LIEU Network is the direct responsibility of the Conseil des Recteurs des Universités Francophones de Belgique (Cref), a council of university Deans from French-speaking Belgium. The Network makes use of the various coordinating bodies, and calls upon the full strength of the KTO advisors: a team of over 60 Business/Research partnership professionals.

GILLIEAUX Olivier Réseau LIEU – Knowledge Transfer Officer


Rue Victor Allard 88
1180 Brussels
T: +32 2 741 2421

Lubrior is a Belgian company that manufactures and distributes fresh, innovating and healthy finished products. We have branches in different parts of the world, especially in Belgium and in the Netherlands for the distribution of our products in Europe.

We answer the demand of producers from different countries that seek new flavors and experiences and we inform demanding consumers used to quality.

KABEYA KALOMBO Bertrand Administrator


Boulevard Louis Schmidt 119/3
1040 Brussels
T: +32 2 743 82 16

Madysano is established in Brussels and provides services and has a purchase centre for popular consumer goods (food, household goods, furniture, fashion items) produced in Belgium, which are exported to a network of stores developed in West Africa. In this framework, it is seeking new export opportunities to Africa. Madysano is also in search of partners to develop an import business on the European market for products manufactured in West Africa. In this context, it already has partnership ties with local companies with which it is likely to conclude contracts in the following areas: diamonds, cocoa, fruit and veg, art objects and crafts (sculptures, leather goods...).

The manager and partner of Madysano, Mr. Mohamed SANO, has developed a network of companies in West Africa, which form part of a family group of businesses. A number of these companies are currently active in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the following fields: import/export of popular consumer goods; transport activities, by sea, air and land; storage of consumer goods in Conakry, project for the construction of refrigerated hangars in Conakry aimed at accommodating containers with food products; construction company and real estate services.

We do exploration / market research of export products for the countries we are concerned with.

SANO Mohamed Moustapha Manager & Partner


Rietschoorvelden 20
2170 Antwerp
T: +32 3 640 93 12

Manuchar is a global trading and logistics company (we provide services to groups and third parties) of basic products (chemical products, steel, metals, plastics...) for which maritime and local logistics play an important role. The annual turnover amounts to € 1,230 million.

Manuchar operates in more than 50 countries and in around 140 locations and has its own infrastructure and employees (2,000+). Its supply units are strategically located and have a total area of 380,000 m².

Manuchar Argentina and Paraná Servicios Logísticos develop their activities in distribution, complete management and JIT supply of chemical products from their facilities (10,000 m2) in the port of Del Guazu (Province of Entre Rios) and another warehouse near Buenos Aires.

The experience, dedication and technical know-how of Manuchar Argentina make us the ideal partner for international companies that want to have a logistics and/or sales representative in Argentina.

Mission of Manuchar

Manuchar supplies basic products in emerging markets. We offer the most efficient and reliable supply and supply chain solutions in the world. We keep your production going. Anytime. Anywhere.

DEAMBROSI Héctor General Manager Manuchar Argentina and Paraná Servicios Logísticos
VAN LOOCK Stefan Region Manager North & South America and Member of the Executive Committee


Industrielaan 33A
9800 Deinze
T: +32 471 70 04 73

Mevoco is an independent, Belgian producer of medium-voltage components specialized in the design and production of load-break switches and circuit breakers.

Our design activities focus on compliance with international standards, typically IEC62271-1 and IEC 62271-100. We assure that our components get relevant certificates from accredited testing and certification bodies, typically KEMA.

Our manufacturing is 100% integrated. We control all process steps for manufacturing our medium voltage components, with in line tests of critical parts during the final assembly in our Belgian facilities.

Our customers are medium voltage secondary substation specialists with competence to design and build complete switchgear equipment.

DEBUTTE Erwin Sales & business development


Rue Saint-George 5
4000 Liège
T: +32 4 349 28 22

Mithra (Euronext: MITRA) is dedicated to providing innovation and choice in women's health, with a particular focus on fertility, contraception and menopause. Mithra's goal is to develop new and improved products that meet women's needs for better safety and convenience. Its two lead development candidates - a fifth generation oral contraceptive, Estelle®, and a next generation hormone therapy, Donesta®- are built on Mithra's unique natural estrogen platform, E4 (Estetrol). Mithra also develops, manufactures and markets complex therapeutics and offers partners a complete spectrum of research, development and specialist manufacturing at its Mithra CDMO. Mithra was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the University of Liège by Mr. François Fornieri and Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Foidart and is headquartered in Liège, Belgium. Further information can be found at:

FONTAINE Jean-Manuel Head of External Affairs


Sur la Forêt 16
5340 Soree
T: +32 83 97 72 33

Monfort is a Belgian company based in Sorée. Created in 1981, Monfort is specialized in the import-export of farm implements and civil engineering as well as trucks.

Thanks to its wide experience, Monfort can provide revalued material with a very good quality/price ratio, as well as new material perfectly adapted to the customer's specifications. Official distributor in Wallonia of Dal-Bo, Joskin and JCB, Monfort is a reference among Walloon SMEs with a turnover of about € 10 million and supplies equipment throughout the Benelux countries as well as in other European countries and other continents. This makes it an international company.

Why us?

  • We accompany projects at the request of our customers but with conditions in order to protect the environment and human lives;

  • We believe we meet local needs and raise the standard of farmers' jobs as actors of development and inclusive economic growth;

  • We accompany our customers in the implementation of agricultural mechanization for small farmers.

KABEYA KALOMBO Bertrand Representative Africa


Rue Pierre et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
T: +32 65 34 27 32

Multitel is an innovation centre, in the form of non-profit organization, recognized by the public authorities in Belgium. Our funding sources come from regional research (ERDF), European research (FP6, FP7 and H2020) and industrial revenues (consulting, training, contract research, licenses…). Multitel created several spin-offs: IT-Optics, ACIC and Smartwear. Multitel has the strong support from the Catholic University of Louvain and the University of Mons which enables the centre to accelerate the transfer of the research results to companies in order to improve their competitiveness. Thanks to the diversification of the research activities in the railway sector, Multitel has become a global leader in the area since 2007. Today, with a multidisciplinary team of 70 employees, Multitel has expertise in 5 activities: Computer Vision, Signal and Embedded systems, Applied Photonics, Network Engineering and Railway Certification. Each department has its exclusive technologies and a strong experience of working with the industry, both in public- and private-funded projects. These combined areas of expertise lead Multitel to be particularly active in Industry 4.0 and Smartcities technologies with an emphasis on IoT specific sensors, telecommunication and Cybersecurity.

POINT Nicolas Head of Network Engineering Department


Chaussée de la Hulpe 120
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 566 80 00

NautaDutilh is an international law firm practising Belgian, Dutch, Luxembourg and EU law. The firm was founded in 1724 and is one of the largest in the Benelux with over 400 lawyers, notaries and tax advisors, based in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York and Rotterdam.
NautaDutilh boasts an excellent international reputation and track record. We have worked on many of the highest-profile deals, both public and private, in Belgium and the Netherlands, supported by our offices in the key financial centres of London and New York.

NautaDutilh Belgium 

Founded in 1994, the Brussels office has become an important player on the Belgian legal market, with the ability to handle the most complex cases. Our Brussels office has grown to include around 65 lawyers who represent top Belgian and multinational clients in several practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate, M&A, Capital Markets, Employment & Pensions, IP & IT, Litigation & Arbitration - Restructuring & Insolvency, Public Law & Regulatory, Real Estate & Infrastructure and Taxation.
We focus on 7 key sectors (Private Equity, Financial Institutions, Real Estate, Infrastructure & PPP, Energy & Natural Resources, Life Sciences, BeTech and Professional Services), enabling us to offer our clients tailor-made solutions based on thorough knowledge of their market.

VAN GERVEN Dirk Managing Partner Brussels Office


John Kennedylaan 32
9042 Ghent
T: +32 92 51 05 50

North Sea Port, located in Western Europe, is the 60 kilometres long cross-border port area stretching from Vlissingen in the Netherlands to Ghent in Belgium.

North Sea Port is strategically located accessible to global shipping via the North Sea. The port is a hub for production and distribution of all kinds of cargo categories and products, both for imports and for exports. Moreover, it is a transhipment port between seagoing and inland navigation. The port is located at the crossroads of European main roads and is linked by rail with the whole of Europe.

North Sea Port's goal is to manage, operate and develop the port area. It aims to enhance the position of the port and industrial complex in the region in the short and long term, both nationally and internationally.

A few important company objectives: ensuring effective, safe and efficient handling of shipping traffic; taking responsibility for nautical and maritime safety and order in the region; promoting the development, construction, management and operation of the port area.



Industrielaan 17B
2250 Olen
T: +32 14 25 28 47

OTN Systems is a leading supplier of mission-critical telecommunications solutions to industrial customers for nearly 30 years. Our passion for translating what truly matters has propelled us into the forefront in specific verticals such as power utilities, metros, railways and oil and gas. By working closely with numerous customers over nearly 30 years, OTN Systems has acquired the necessary expertise worldwide.

OTN Systems has built a solid reputation deploying cost-effective and reliable communication networks. Thanks to the unique product portfolio, a highly skilled workforce and a partner network that extends to every corner of the world, OTN Systems has successfully delivered operational telecommunication networks to more than 500 satisfied customers in 75 countries around the world.

The company's product line XTran is a flexible, state-of-the-art product allowing customers to go full packet. Its underlying MPLS-TP technology avoids the complexity of generic telecom solutions developed for service providers. XTran secures reliable operations in harsh environments while its management system (TXCare) supports an intuitive and simple handling. XTran makes MPLS for Operational Telecom easy.

PAUWELS Mark Director of Sales LATAM/IBERIA


Hoge Hul 2
8000 Bruges
T: +32 50 45 04 80

Based on more than 40 years of experience and know-how, the Pattyn Group offers food related and non-food processing companies high performance packaging machines and complete lines to pack, weigh fill or count products for industrial use.

The application consists of opening a carton, placing a bag (starting from tubular film on a roll, sealing and cutting it to a bag, fill it, close the bag and close the carton for weights between 5-30 kg. For bigger cartons and weights we have our XL-line.

Starting as a Belgian family company, today the Pattyn Group has more than 290 employees and supports more than 900 customers worldwide in different industries. It is still private owned and managed by the third generation of the family.

MORTIER Frans Exportmanager


Avenue Thomas Edison 32
1402 Thisnes
T: +32 2 379 33 84

The Pharmaceutical Laboratories Trenker were founded in 1933 by Rodolphe Henry Trenker under the vision of producing and distributing high-quality pharmaceuticals, food supplements and medical devices. From the beginning, Trenker Laboratories have kept their independency from any group.

The Pharmaceutical Laboratories Trenker provide a full service expertise. The company is present at every step of the process. The production, Quality Control and Quality Assurance departments meet the European GMP standards (Good Manufacturing Practices) applicable in the pharmaceutical industry.

TOUSSAINT Yannick Export Sales Manager


Uitbreidingstraat 10-16
2600 Antwerp
T: +32 3 285 91 00

Praxis Private Office is an independent office for a select number of families. We help our client families to structure their assets and develop investment strategies, today and for the next generations. We are a team of professionals, based in Antwerp and Buenos Aires, with a wide range of experience in family governance, investing, strategy consulting and consolidated reporting.

FRILING Antoine Founding Partner and Chairman


Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 2/3
9052 Ghent
T: +32 9 330 10 10

Primoris Belgium is a specialized laboratory for pesticide residue and contaminant analysis in the agri-food industry, contributing to the enhancement of food safety, product quality and sustainability. Primoris Belgium supports customers from all over the globe with high-, western European quality analysis. Primoris Belgium is part of the Primoris Holding, together with three other laboratories, a certification body and Ciboris, an independent non-profit organization that, by providing knowledge, supports the value chain of the stakeholders of the Primoris Holding in order to enhance food safety, product quality and sustainability.

The goal of Primoris Belgium, as well as the other companies in the Primoris Holding , is to support the food and feed sector in all quality, food safety and risk related issues. With our extra focus on support, a team of customer care members and market managers is always happy to support our customers whenever needed.

The cooperation between all companies in the Primoris Holding supports you not only with analyses but in a much broader perspective concerning all quality, food safety and risk related issues in your company, with your products and in your market.

VAN NEVEL Bernard Business Developer
VAN USEN Hugo International market manager


De Tyraslaan 111
1120 Brussels
T: +32 2 270 57 79

Protea Biopharma is a biopharma company focusing on the development of improved diagnostics and therapeutics for infectious and chronic diseases. The company developed an extensive end hands-on experience in the field of innate immunity and anti-viral pathways. Besides chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) our research activities have extended to other immune conditions (inflammatory and auto-immune diseases). In addition to anti-viral discovery, the company has engaged in drug discovery programmes to look for potent anti-viral molecules one of which is a RNase-L modulating lead compound entering clinical phase I studies to make ideal additions to combination anti-viral therapies. The company also developed a unique and proprietary drug discovery platform to find active molecules to treat conditions and diseases derived from an aberrant interplay between cell-membrane associated prions (PrPc) and mitochondria. In this way the company has been able to add a new biological principal of disease to its research to better understand and treat: Alzheimer disease, Parkinson, ALS, neuromuscular and associated diseases and other conditions such as cancer and aging. Lead compounds and use/license of our drug discovery platform technology can always be discussed under confidentiality.

DE MEIRLEIR Kenny Consultant


Z. 1 Researchpark 100
1731 Asse
T: +32 2 481 53 10

R.E.D. Laboratories develops and performs specialty tests for chronic immune disorders, intestinal dysfunctions, tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis…) and multifactorial afflictions such as autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We are continuously developing new tests according to the specific needs of health care providers. Our focus is to offer tests that are either rarely or not available elsewhere. We are collaborating with national and international universities and we are involved in several international groups aiming to advance knowledge in biological markers of autism and CFS.

In order to offer the most relevant and useful testing possible, we at R.E.D. Laboratories leverage the collective knowledge of prominent physicians, with whom we maintain close collaborations. By collaborating with us, they can contribute to this scientific knowledge base and promote the development of laboratory diagnostics that will benefit their patients.

MIJATOVIC Tanja Chief Scientific Officer and Lab Responsible


Rue de la Science 8
6900 Aye
T: +32 84 84 02 30

REVATIS… innovating concepts for research & development and for the improvement of equine welfare!

REVATIS is a Belgian company that focusses on equine regenerative medicine and cell therapy. This branch of health care is rapidly evolving in the equine industry.

REVATIS offers a global approach based on the combination of growth factors, scaffolds and regenerative stem cells collected by a minimally invasive, safe and painless procedure.

The REVATIS's R&D team has developed a unique and innovative technology to isolate and harvest autologous pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells derived from muscular tissues (through a microbiopsy). These high-quality stem cells are cultured under GMP conditions and are available for immediate autologous therapeutic use or can be stored in biobanking (freezing) for later use. They promote tissue repair as well as they reduce inflammation and pain.

In horses, mesenchymal stem cells have demonstrated efficacy in tendinopathies and degenerative joint diseases. Other pathologies such as ophthalmological and reproductive diseases, wounds, laminitis, nerve degeneration and chronic inflammation may benefit from stem cell treatment as well. REVATIS also provides researchers with a selection of mesenchymal stem cells and other cell lines of equine, canine, and porcine origin for the use in research & development.

Contact for South America: Dr. Alain HARVENGT

SERTEYN Didier Chief Executive Officer
HARVENGT Alain Veterinary - Export Manager


Rue de Lusambo 67
1190 Brussels
T: +32 2 332 01 06

Present in more than 35 countries around the world, Schréder is leader in the outdoor lighting market. We offer innovative and intelligent solutions to ensure the safety, comfort and sustainability of public spaces.

Initiators of the LED & Smart City revolution, we provide efficient, intelligent, elegant and sustainable solutions for the well-being of rural and urban communities around the world. We help our customers reduce their operating costs, find new sources of income and connect their citizens to public infrastructure.

Among many others, San José in Silicon Valley, the Grand Place in Brussels, the Champs Elysées in the Bund in Shanghai and the Olympic esplanade in Rio de Janeiro are some recent examples of our technological know-how.

PRETE CAPASSO TORRE Mathilde Government Affairs and Branding
LOVENS François Chief Regional Officer SAM
LUCCHESI Ricardo General Manager Argentina & Uruguay
MACHADO Paula Communication Manager SAM


Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
T: +32 14 33 21 11

SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 740 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of nuclear technologies and radioactivity. Our developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector. We are renowned for our expertise world-wide.

In the course of our work, there are three main research topics:

  • The safety of nuclear installations;

  • The well-considered management of radioactive waste;

  • Human and environmental protection against ionising radiation.

SCK•CEN collaborates with numerous research partners both at home and abroad. The work performed by SCK•CEN has a direct effect upon various aspects of our daily life. Besides our work as a research centre, we also organize training courses and education via our Academy and offer specialist services including consultancy.

GOSSELIN Derrick President Board of Governors
AÏT ABDERRAHIM Hamid Deputy Director-General International Relations & Director MYRRHA project
SCIBETTA Marc Deputy Institutes Director Nuclear Materials Sciences


Rue d'Arlon 53
1040 Brussels

Through certification, technical inspection services and advisory, we, SECO, contribute to improve safety, reduce risk and optimize solutions for our clients in their construction projects – buildings and infrastructure.

For 80 years owners, investors, architects, engineers, developers and property managers have been relying on our expert services to acquire, develop, construct, maintain and manage infrastructure and real estate property. We have grown from operating in the Benelux region to offering customer support worldwide.

The expertise of the company comes from being involved in just about a 1,000 construction projects at any given point in time. Our engineers have been adding value to major civil works in the energy sector and port infrastructure in Uruguay, Chile and Argentina over the past decades and the company strives to continue and extend our support to the construction sector in South America, acting as an efficient independent knowledge center. The intervention of SECO gives access to long term insurance schemes in the form of umbrella project policies covering defects which are hidden at the time of the acceptance of the works, but may show up in a later stage. Such schemes have proven to constitute a major relief for the financing of our clients' investments.

VAN ALBOOM Wim International Deputy Director


Boomsesteenweg 41 Box 11
2630 Aartselaar
T: +32 3 877 82 92

Secutec achieves this by establishing strong links between security vendors and distributors on the one hand and our customer on the other hand.

But Secutec is much more than simply a go-between. We add significant value to the products of our security vendors by offering specialiazed complementary services.

These cover every aspect of the security spectrum, from installation to screening and monitoring to problem analysis and solving.

Our dedicated and rapid response support team who makes this all happen.



Rue du Moulin 18
5650 Fraire
T: +32 71 61 06 40

Skylane Optics is a leading provider of fiber optical transceivers. Skylane Optics offers an extensive portfolio for the enterprise, access and metropolitan segments of the fiber optical market. Skylane Optics is headquartered in Fraire, Belgium where also the logistics center and the high-tech laboratory is located. We are covering the European market with a strong partner network and have offices in Sweden to support customers locally. The offerings provided by Skylane Optics are characterized by high-quality and high-performance. In combination with our strong technical support, we enable our customers to build cost optimized network solutions solving existing and future capacity needs.

Skylane optics has opened a production line in Brasil and is now active in South and North America.

BOLLE Philippe CEO


Chaussée de Waterloo 1093
1180 Brussels
T: +32 2 529 58 65

The Atelier d'architecture Jorge Slautsky is an architect's office active for more than 25 years in Belgium and some other countries constructing and renovating urban buildings of different scales. Mr. Jorge Slautsky is a Belgian architect born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, graduated from the Buenos Aires University in 1977 and with post-graduate studies and research works in architecture in Israel, Spain, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Argentina. Mr. Slautsky and his Atelier has been designing and constructing buildings within the urban structures mainly in Belgian cities the last 25 years. Important buildings were created the last years like multi-storey apartment constructions running from 10 to 60 housing units, retail buildings from 2,000 m2 to 10,000 m2, social housing public buildings among others.

Architect Slautsky will join SOCATRA, an important construction company in Brussels. With SOCATRA, Mr. Slautsky has developed the last 6 years important projects: low-energy apartments (REIGERSVLIET)/ a passive construction for the BERCOM GROUP (offices, retail and housing) 2,400 m2/ 100 apartments in 2 heavy transformation of unused office buildings from the sixties into low energy apartments. During this visit in Argentina, architect and contractor are able to explain the methods used for boarding this type of urban intervention.

SLAUTSKY Jorge Architect


Evolis 100
8500 Kortrijk
T: +32 56 38 02 11

Smappee develops innovative solutions that foster sustainable energy consumption. Its smart monitors analyse the use of solar energy, gas, water and electricity – they were the first ones to track electricity consumption down to appliance level for all important devices. Users get insights via itemized bills and discover their energy consumption, energy guzzlers, standby power... in real-time, at anytime and anywhere via the Smappee app. The Smappee Switch and partnerships with third party IOT solutions empower consumers to turn their house into a smarter and better home. The professional version offers SMEs and multi-sites real-time data on one or multiple sites using the same easy installation and user-friendly app as the consumer version. Smappee envisions to change its users' energy habits by making saving energy fun and to reduce their energy consumption without compromising on comfort. This ensures that both the user and the environment benefit from Smappee's efficiency solutions. The company was founded in 2012 by Hans Delabie and Stefan Grosjean, advocate for renewable energy and energy efficiency, international expert in Smart Grids and Energy Management and founder of Energy ICT – now part of Honeywell. Smappee has been award-winning ever since. Smappee is headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, and offers its solutions in 92 countries worldwide.

BAEKE Johan International Business Developer


Rue Saint-Gilles 35
4000 Liège
T: +32 4 232 72 55

The Smart City Institute (SCI) is an academic institute dedicated to the thematic of Smart Cities. It is based on an original partnership between private companies (Belfius, Proximus, Schréder, Strategy& and Vinci Energies), a university and its management school (HEC Liège, University of Liege) and Wallonia. This institute aims at stimulating research, teaching, innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of the "Smart City". The SCI approaches the topic from a managerial perspective (not a technical one) while collaborating with other disciplines (necessary multidisciplinary approach). The mission of the Smart City Institute is to "contribute to the general development of Smart Cities by training future managers, developing research, entrepreneurship and innovation as well as facilitating sustainable value creation between actors of smart ecosystems thanks to networking and thanks to an access to multidisciplinary skills and to the most innovative technologies". To tackle its mission, the Smart City Institute is developing 3 complementary activities (3 pillars of the SCI): research, teaching and entrepreneurship. These activities are supported by cross-disciplinary activities of awareness.

Areal national and international perspective has been given to the activities led by the Smart City Institute since its beginning.

BASILE Carina Chief Operation Officer


Avenue de Roodebeek 24
1030 Brussels
T: +32 2 735 40 14

SOCATRA is a general company founded in 1967. The company is active in the field of construction, renovation and civil engineering. It has many references both in the private domain and in public tendering. In addition to its extensive experience in new construction, particularly in the residential sector and prestigious offices (embassy, bank, law firm...), the company has accumulated significant know-how in the field of renovation and particularly in complex operations of transformation or extension of buildings into occupied sites (hospitals, schools, large social housing projects). SOCATRA is also active in the field of hotels or shops/retail. The company benefits from synergies with its related companies in the field of private real estate development and promotion or PPP (public-private partnership). The company has a significant share of its turnover obtained through tenders and/or design-build competitions with an architect's office. The company has some 150 employees (with its own teams on site for the structural work) and an average turnover of nearly € 40 million.

DE CESCO Claudia Chief Executive Officer
DE CESCO Alexandre Chief Executive Officer


Rue de Ransbeek 310
1120 Brussels
T: +32 2 264 21 11

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that address key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 24,500 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were € 10.1 billion in 2017, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world's top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris.

MANIQUE Daniela President GBU Coatis & Vice-President of Solvay Group - Latin America General Manager
PERRACINI Marcelo Government & Public Affairs Director - South America
MOUTHUY Laurent Chief Financial Officer LATAM
GARBELOTTO Paulo Commercial Director GBU Silica
MAÜSEL Guillermo General Manager MBU South Cone
DIAS Daniel Head of Biotech Laboratory
LOPES FRANCO Daniel Solvents Director
DETOIE Sergio Head of Composite Materials LATAM


Van Praetstraat 22
2660 Antwerp
T: +32 3 825 00 55

Stoopen & Meeûs is a Belgian family business established in 1894. This makes us one of the oldest companies in Antwerp. For this, the International Chamber of Commerce commended us in 2016 with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our core business is pigments and dyes in powder. We supply to different industries in more than 80 countries under the brand name "Dragon Pigments", well-known in the market since 1902. With our industrial mixing equipment we are able to produce bespoke pigment blends.

About 10 years' ago, we started our own line of mineral paints for the professional market. These exclusive, decorative products have meanwhile become a top brand and interior artists love to work with them not only for their high quality but also because of our extensive technical support.

As a service provider we also carry out toll mixing operations of different kinds of powders, carefully following our customers' formulations.

MOENECLAEY Koen Export Manager


Avenue Athéna 2
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve
T: +32 10 48 00 11

Telemis is a fast-growing company active in the field of medical equipment and specialized in PACS (Picture Archiving & Communication System) solutions. This system enables you to view the images and share them with other health centers.

Telemis offers innovative solutions with the MACS (Multimedia Archive & Communication System) system. This new system is aimed at all other clinical departments (ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, surgery, emergencies, pathological anatomy...) and accepts all image and video formats. Within this framework, Telemis provides a global offer that meets the individual needs of each service. To this day, thanks to Telemis PACS/MACS, 221 sites have adopted a filmless environment in Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Latvia and the United Arab Emirates. Telemis supports health institutions and private physicians in allowing patients to receive the highest quality care.



Rue des Sols 8
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 515 08 35

More and more, conflicting parties are turning to arbitration for the resolution of their disputes. Indeed, arbitration offer a number of indispensable advantages: it is fast, confidential and cost-efficient.

As the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation, CEPANI helps its clients solve their commercial conflicts in a safe and efficient manner. We commit to providing parties in dispute with the right legal and administrative framework, to ensure a swift handling of the case.

CEPANI offers parties who wish to initiate a dispute resolution procedure all the necessary support. The Centre provides the parties with a set of Arbitration Rules – updated as recently as January 1, 2013 –meant to establish a clear legal context for the management of the proceedings.

Founded in 1969, CEPANI is the main centre for arbitration in Belgium and has also expanded its activities into other methods of dispute resolution. At the heart of Brussels, home to several institutions of the European Union as well as many other international companies and organizations, CEPANI provides its services in both a national and an international context.

VAN GERVEN Dirk Vice President


Geelseweg 72
2250 Olen
T: +32 14 24 85 74

Founded in 1956, the Belgian Chocolate Group is a well-established supplier and exporter of high-quality chocolates at attractive prices. We have 3 modern production sites near the port of Antwerp and our well-established brands can be found in over 90 countries worldwide. We offer a wide range of products including: chocolate seashells, flavoured pralines, truffles, chocolate bars, no sugar added chocolate bars, mini bars, individually flow packed products and we are BRC & IFS certified. We do in private label and brands.

PAUWELS Marc Managing Director
DIAS DE OLIVEIRA Marcos Area Sales Manager


Schaarbeekstraat 42
9120 Beveren
T: +32 3 291 10 60

Chalo is a Belgian brand that brings Funky Feel Good Food & Beverages to the market! We want to inspire our community to eat healthier and discover ingredients and recipes from other cultures.

As our first product line, we serve you the real authentic recipe of the Indian Chai. We have developed 7 different flavors: Masala, Vanilla, Cardamom, Lemongrass, Chini Chai Masala, Organic Slow Masala and Turmeric Chai. Our instant premix range is all natural and vegan and received the Award for the Best Specialty Beverage by the worldwide Specialty Coffee Association at World of Coffee'17 in Budapest.

We do business in a fair and sustainable way by donating a part of the revenue to the charity in Kolkata, India and making sure that your order is delivered as green and as fast as possible.

Our sister company Beanworks is specialized in trading organic non-GMO pulses, seeds, grains and superfoods. In this business, we import commodities from origin, reclean, pack and distribute them worldwide. We ensure high-quality products, regular supply and competitive pricing at all times. We are Organic, BRC and Kosher certified. This we do with a low threshold in a not smart-assy but funky rebellious way.

In a synergy of both companies, our second product line was developed. Chalo is launching a range of snacks with 4 varieties of salty peas based of pulses and 4 varieties of sweet chunks made out of nuts and bakery seeds. The 6 rebellious blends are a mix of organic pulses, grains, seeds and superfoods!

GOETHALS Peter Co-founder
VAN DEN BOER Gita Co-founder & CEO


Rue du Dossay 3
4020 Wandre
T: +32 4 362 19 90

The Clay and Paint Factory produces various clays and paints in Wandre, Belgium. We sell our products from the brands Cernit, Darwi, H Dupont, Arasilk and Schjerning all over the world. Thanks to our large range, you will surely find interesting products for your work area! Our Cernit polymer clay is very appreciated for its flexibility and its large range of colors and effects. We are also very proud of our Darwi air-drying clay, which is perfect for all types of sculpting works. Our Darwi paints include a large range such as cold ceramic Armerina paints, window color Paint & Peel, glass paints, frosted-effect glass paints, textile and leather paints and of course a wide choice of acrylic paints. Many of our paints are available in markers for an easy use. H Dupont and Arasilk include different types of dyes, for vegetal or animal fibers such as coton or silk. All accessories and auxiliaries for dyeing are available in our catalogue, including fabrics. The high-firing porcelain paints from the Schjerning brand are lead or lead-free colors, mostly for professional use.

PAZOS Carolina Export Manager


Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerp
T: +32 3 205 20 11

The Port of Antwerp is by all means the leading European integrated maritime, industrial and logistics hub and second largest seaport in Europe. Located right at the heart of Europe, it has become the centre of worldwide trading activities. Optimal connections through a vast network of highway, railway and inland waterways guarantee a smooth throughput to all of the major European industrial and consumer areas.

Antwerp is a multifunctional port, where all types of cargo (containers, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk) are loaded, unloaded, stored and handled in a most efficient way. In 2017, the port handled 224 million tonnes of maritime cargo of which more than 10.5 million TEU and figures show a continued growth in 2018.

With direct services to over 1,300 ports worldwide, including to the major Argentinan ports, the Port of Antwerp offers a wide variety of regular seaborne and short sea maritime services to all destinations worldwide for the largest existing vessels.

The Port of Antwerp offers a unique blend of cargo handling, industrial activity and logistics operations. It hosts Europe’s largest integrated chemical cluster with 7 out of the 10 biggest international chemical companies having a production site in Antwerp.

More information can be found at

DILLEN Wim Regional Development Manager


Parc Créalys
Rue Camille Hubert 17
5032 Gembloux
T: +32 81 71 99 20

THT is a company member of Prayon Group specialized in the production of lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus sp., Bifidobacterium sp., Lactococcus sp., Streptococcus sp., Bacillus sp.) which are used for:

  • Probiotics: live microorganisms in freeze-dried form uses as health ingredients for intestinal balance, immune enhancement, to protect against uro-genital tract infections in women and even as growth factor in feed;

  • Meat starter cultures: for acidification and/or aromatization of dry fermented sausages and sourdough bread making;

  • Bio protective cultures: to fight against common spoilage, as well as against Listeria monocytogenes.

    Our mission is to provide our customers with high-quality products with our R&D focusing on improving stability in standard temperature and humidity conditions, current example, we are producing new probiotic generation strains as bacillus sp., adapted to weather conditions of South Hemisphere.

    We are able to supply lactic acid bacteria in bulk or in finished products such as capsules in blister packs. We can provide small or large volumes with the same high-level standards of quality, speed and affordable prices.

DIAZ Mauro Sales & Marketing Manager


Boulevard Simon Bolivar 34 -36
1000 Brussels
T: +32 2 773 91 11

At the helm of the Energy Transition, Tractebel provides a full range of services throughout the life cycle of its clients’ projects. As one of the world’s largest engineering consultancy companies and with more than 150 years of experience, it's our mission to actively shape the world of tomorrow. With about 4,500 experts and offices in 33 countries, we are able to offer our customers multidisciplinary solutions in energy, water and infrastructure. Our broad range of expertise extends across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, allowing us to rise to our clients’ most demanding challenges with the same high-quality design, consulting and project management services no matter where their projects are. Tractebel is part of ENGIE, a global energy player and an expert operator in the 3 businesses of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group supports changes in society that are based as much on economic growth as on, social progress and the preservation of natural resources.

SCHRYVERS Vincent Manager Nuclear Department


Albert I-Laan 21
8630 Veurne
T: +32 58 31 21 99

Trotec gives your food by-products a second life. Trotec, where food becomes feed. Trotec transforms all vegetable-based food products into high-quality basic ingredients for animal feed.

PAUWELYN Bruno Managing Director
FORREZ Krist Industrial Engineer


Place du Parc 20
7000 Mons
T: +32 65 37 30 01

The University of Mons (UMONS) is the result of the recent association (in 2009) of the University of Mons-Hainaut and the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons.

We offer 1st, 2nd and 3rd study cycles programmes of high-quality, as well as scientific research activities of high-level.

Located between Paris and Brussels, Mons is the main administrative and legal center of its province. Mons is a rich historical city and it has a strong taste for cultural activities. The city has been elected as the European Capital of Culture in 2015.

The University of Mons is composed of 7 faculties and 3 institutes and it delivers study programmes of “Bachelier”, “Master” and “Doctorate” levels in the following areas: psychology and educational sciences, business and economics, engineering, sciences, medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, architecture and urbanism, translation and interpretation, linguistic sciences, human and social sciences, law.

To meet this important mission, UMONS strives to develop high-level research activities through its 700 researchers belonging to 100 specific departments organized in 10 main thematic research institutes.

FRERE Marc Full Professor - Head of Energy Institute


Terdonkkaai 16
9042 Ghent
T: +32 9 253 80 45

United Petfood is the specialist in high-quality dry dog and cat food, dog biscuits and snacks under private label. The Belgian family business has 20 years of experience available for your house brand. The factories are completely dedicated to the production of extruded dry pet food products and biscuits. Thanks to our high technology fully automated factory we are flexible in production. United Petfood is an exclusive private label manufacturer. This ensures that your products are always our priority. The fact that we have clients in all European countries, Russia, China, Japan and US proves that this formula works universally.

United Petfood strives for a partnership with its clients by offering a complete solution package. After developing the animal feed we also help with packaging, storage and dispatch.

Together your input and our excellent flexibility, our exceptional support will ensure a new success formula.

COOREMAN Gert Sales Director Asia, Pacific and South & Central America


Place de l’Université, 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
T: + 32 10 47 21 11

UCL (Catholic University of Louvain) founded in 1425, welcomes more than 30,000 students. Our university offers courses in all disciplines, from bachelor’s degree to doctoral degree level, as well as many lifelong learning programmes. It is also a pioneer in the creation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the first French-speaking University in Europe to offer online courses on the edX platform.

Education and research - With a Nobel Prize, 21 Prix Francqui, UCL offers an education fueled by solid research. The university’s drive to innovate is clear: €222 million in annual research investment, 225 projects funded by European framework programmes (as of 2016) and close relationships with the commercial world, particularly with the 259 companies in the university’s three science parks. Meanwhile, UCL’s research development efforts are currently responsible for 61 active spin-offs.

Since its creation, UCL has reached out to the world and invited it in: 25% of its teaching staff, 40% of its research staff and 20% of its student body is international. UCL has many exchange partnerships with universities worldwide, active participation in international networks and long-held tradition of cooperation with developing countries.

FAUCHET Fabienne Technological advisor


Zijpestraat (OUD) 15
9200 Dendermonde
T: +32 52 22 02 93

VDB is a Belgian industrial ice cream and waffle producer, both our or your brand (private label).

Keen on big runs but our flexibility enables us to deal with smaller volumes as well. In the ice cream business, we are specialized in cups (styrofoam), tubs and magnum types. We offer high-end market Belgian pearl sugar waffles and Brussels waffles. We also trade in Italian ice, all products with added value.

CLAERHOUT Hans Managing Director


Tiensevest 170
3000 Leuven
T: +32 16 89 19 70

There are 6 Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) in Flanders. All are private institutions and consequently membership is not compulsory.

Together with the Flemish Employers Association, these 6 Chambers form the Voka alliance (politically independent) which unites more than 18,000 businesses from all sectors within the Flemish region. This alliance represents the largest Flemish network of enterprises: 65% of the private employment and 66% of the added value produced in Flanders. Voka supports the economic development of this region by lobbying, networking and offering tailor-made services to small, medium and large businesses. Voka is also part of the global network of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the oldest and largest business network worldwide.

The regional Voka Chamber of Commerce Flemish Brabant serves over 2,400 companies from various industries and sizes in the region Flemish Brabant, surrounding Brussels. The main business sectors that stress the economic importance of this region are: logistics (Brussels Airport being the second largest economic pole of Belgium), health, high-tech and creativity, besides B2B services sector, ICT and media. We help our member companies in finding business partners, offering international counselling, setting up business clubs about foreign regions, organizing training on various international topics, welcoming foreign delegations and organizing B2B trade missions.

Our Chamber welcomes trade and cooperation requests from valuable business partners in Argentina.

SOETENS Sabine Director Services & Projects


Gouverneur Roppesingel 51
3500 Hasselt
T: +32 11 56 02 00

Voka - Limburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry endeavors to be the most accessible and influential professional network for Limburg entrepreneurs and its members. Backed by the entire Voka organization, we aim to be a neutral, private and representative player in encouraging and supporting free enterprise.

Facts and figures:

  • Founded in 1860;

  • + 3,000 members;

  • € 7,214,000 turnover;

  • + 2,300 yearly references in various media;

  • 75% of the added value in Limburg;

  • + 200 seminars and events;

  • 75% of the employment in Limburg;

  • More than 52 employees;

  • 17 mandates in local and regional organizations;

  • 3,400 followers on Twitter;

  • 4,000 likes on Facebook.

LETEN Johann Managing partner/CEO


Markgravestraat 12
2000 Antwerp
T: +32 3 232 22 19

The Antwerp-Waasland Chamber of Commerce and Industry is with its 3,000 members the economical driver behind the important Antwerp region. The Chamber is an independent, politically neutral interprofessional organization and covers multiple sectors. Companies are united purely by a sense of entrepreneurship. The Chamber contributes to furthering economic development of our region by lobbying, networking and offering specific services to our companies. Our Chamber became a reference in the field of supporting economic development in South America; with several projects from capacity building of Chambers, to EU training and exporting our PLATO best practice in countries such as Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru; to welcoming chambers from the region in the context of the All-Invest programme. We also have pro-active business clubs in South America for our members.

BULTEEL Dirk Director


Dendermondsesteenweg 208
9280 Lebbeke
T: +32 52 40 90 40

VONDELMOLEN is one of the 3 big leaders in Europe for gingerbread / honeycake and world leader in these organic products. We offer a wide range of recipes: with or without honey, fruits, nuts, Belgian chocolate... We work with our own brand Vondelmolen, with assigned brands, different dimensions and packaging. Vondelmolen products are Halal certified too and can be vegan and/or vegetarian. It is a versatile product with multiple characteristics: it is tasty, nutritious, natural and easy to use. Ideal for a healthy breakfast (combined with butter / ham / cheese / ham / smoked salmon) or as a snack for all ages (for children, at school, for work or for sports activities).

BORMS Jan Owner


Nieuwstraat 26
3150 Wespelaar (Haacht)
T: +32 16 65 06 57

Water and wastewater treatment, air treatment, biogas from organic waste, sludge treatment.

Design & build as well as operation & maintenance.

MOORS Joris Director International Business Development