From 24 until 27 October they will be showcasing the best of Flanders at the Belgian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020. You can expect an exciting week of inspiring talks, refreshing insights, exciting performances and great food & drinks.
Some highlights of the Flanders Week at Expo 2020 Dubai :
- A session hosted by The Blue Cluster – one of Flanders’ seven spearhead clusters – about artificial islands and how innovative players from Flanders support the sustainable growth of the blue economy. During the Flanders Days, the Blue Cluster will also announce the winners of the Blue Innovation Awards.
- The inauguration of Flanders’ demos featured at the Future Mobility Lab in the Belgian Pavilion. Strategic research center imec and experience center Bike Valley will show how Flanders shapes the mobility of tomorrow.
- A seminar by Flanders Investment & Trade on how Flanders’ ecosystem of universities, research centers and companies is tackling global health challenges in a future-proof way and with global impact.
- The seminar ‘From Flanders to Mars’ by sector federation Fevia on how Flanders-based players are developing the innovative and sustainable food of the future
- .A high-level event by Flanders Investment & Trade and Agoria centered around the expertise of Flanders’ equine sector in terms of breeding, sport, technology, etc.
- A session on how Flanders’ leading ports, together with their partners, are playing a pioneering role in the energy transition.
- G-STIC, a leading conference organized by strategic research center VITO on sustainable technology and innovation. There, experts will explain how Flanders and its strategic research centers play an essential role in the development of climate-friendly and sustainable technology to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Even more, the agenda also includes company and site visits in the wider vicinity of Expo 2020 Dubai. These include visits to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Dubai Municipality, the Soudal company site as well as DEME and BESIX projects.
- In addition, there will be numerous networking events hosted by various organizations, including Flanders Investment & Trade, the City of Antwerp, UNIZO, VITO and Voka.