Future Cities Event

 

The Department for International Trade will collaborate with Smart Cities Vlaanderen and organise the Future Cities: Smart Mobility and Urban Environment conference in Brussels on 12 February 2020. A networking event where UK and Belgian companies will get the opportunity to meet business executives, city representatives and academics to explore a better future for our cities.

 

Datum: 12 februari 2020 om 09.00 uur
Locatie: British Embassy, Brussels

Inschrijven: Je kan je aanmelden voor dit event via onderstaand formulier.

 

Agenda

9.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.30 Welcome Note: Martin Shearman, British Ambassador to Belgium

9.40 Welcome Note: Peter Vandeurzen, Cluster Manager Smart Cities Vlaanderen

9.45 Keynote Erin Walsh, Director of Market Intelligence, Connected Places Catapult

10.10 Keynote Nils Walravens, Senior Researcher and Coordinator Smart Flanders Imec-SMIT-VUB

10.30 Coffee Break

10.45 Expert Panel Discussion – Urban Environment and Future Cities

  • Trevor Gibson, Smart City Leadership Manager, Future Peterborough
  • Joachim De Vos, President of the Steering Committee Smart Cities Vlaanderen
  • Chris Lane, Head of Transport Innovation, Transport for West Midlands

12.00 Pitching UK companies

12.45 Networking Lunch with UK companies

Afternoon session (for Belgian companies):

  •  Hannah Williams, Head of Investment DIT
    Support Belgian companies that would like to expand to the UK
  • Trevor Gibson
    Discuss opportunities in Peterborough for Belgian companies
  • Nigel Jones,
    Tech Export (inward investment)
    Discuss opportunities in Northern England (Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool) – Northern Powerhouse Investment Hub

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