Shaping the future of Biotech in Belgium. What’s next?

Shaping the future of Biotech in Belgium. What’s next?

Event Date: Sept. 26, 2023 - Sept. 26, 2023

Location: Belgium, Deloitte Gateway building - Brussel Airport 1 J - 1930 Zaventem

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Ready to discover the future of biotechnology in Belgium?

Our country holds a global reputation in biotech, spanning research and development, manufacturing, and distribution. The question is: how do we strengthen this leadership in a competitive world brimming with transformative technological revolutions?

Curious for answers? Join us on September 26th at the annual event in the Deloitte Gateway Building at Brussels Airport.

What to expect? An inspiring keynote by technology watcher and industry analyst Andrii Buvailo on the impact of artificial intelligence, along with insights from prominent experts on the challenges and opportunities in innovation, talent development, and logistics.

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo will conclude the event with a closing speech, shedding light on Belgium’s strengths as the health and biotech valley of today and tomorrow.

In essence, an unmissable opportunity to catch a glimpse of what the future holds for Belgian biotech. Secure your spot today, as seats are limited!


13:30 : Welcome & Registration

14:00 : Event

  • Welcoming
    Tineke Van Hooland, deputy secretary general,
  • Opening keynote speech
    Andrii Buvailo, PhD, Co-founder & Editor,
  • Panel debates
    Moderated by Frédéric Druck, Secretary General,


    Prof. Dr. Thomas De Beer,  Professor, Ghent University – CESPE
    Eric Halioua, President & CEO, PDC*line Pharma
    Video testimonial by Michel Detheux, CEO iTeos Therapeutics

    Pieter Sauwens, Strategy Director, Deloitte
    Jan Van der Goten, Head of the Janssen Pharmaceutica Campus & Strategic Partnerships Benelux, Johnson & Johnson
    Video testimonial by competence centers aptaskil & ViTalent 

    Nathalie Loicq, Vice president Global Supply Chain GSK Vaccines
    Samuel Speltdoorn, Senior Business & Network Development Manager Cargo, Brussels Airport Company
    Video testimonial by Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO Port of Antwerp-Bruges

  • Conclusion
    Geoffrey Pot, President board
  • Closing keynote speech
    Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium

16:00 : Networking reception

17:30 : End


Geoffrey Pot, president of the board
Frédéric Druck, secretary general
Tineke Van hooland, deputy secretary general

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