Past Events

 

 

2017 Study Tour Water Management “ US Delegation”

 

On the occasion of the incoming technical visit funded under the EU Delegation’s Policy and Public Outreach ( POP) contract, the US tour on water management exceeded expectations on every metric.

 

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Click here to download the report incl. photos

 

 

2017 Study Tour Water Management “ Colombia US Delegation”

 

On the occasion of the incoming technical visit funded under the Flemish Development Program, FITA welcomed a Colombian delegation for a working visit on Inland Navigation and Port Management.

 

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Click here to download the report incl. photos

 

 

2017 Business event “ Retos Portuarios en el Peru

 

06.04.2017, El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

 

On the occasion of the official opening of the Flanders Investment&Trade office in Lima ( Peru) by H.E. Geert Bourgeois, Prime Minister of the Flemish Government, FITA took the opportunity to host a Flemish-Peruvian business seminar for the port and maritime industries.

 

Click here to download the agenda and presentations in Spanish:

 

Agenda ( esp)

 

FITA  “El sector Marítimo en Flandes y en el mundo” Sr. Wim Van Rompay, Area Manager FITA

 

CONFIEP  Visión Empresarial sobre el Sector Portuario del Perú” Sr. Roque Benavides, Presidente de la CONFIEP

 

APN “El desarrollo portuario nacional y conectividad con los puertos peruanos” Sr. Edgar Patiño, Presidente de la APN

 

DEME Group

 

Jan De Nul Group

 

ZingaMetall Perú

 

Puerto de Zeebrugge

 

MTC, Discurso y cierre del seminario Sr. Juan Carlos Paz, Director General de Transporte Acuático del MTC

 

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http://www.confiep.org.pe/videos/confiep-tv/confiep-debemos-convertir-al-puerto-del-callao-en-el-hub-de-la-region

 

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2017 Costa Rica

 

Costa Rica may be a small, developing country but it has many benefits, such as a high life expectancy. The health system in this green country is exemplary and has allowed Costa Ricans to have an average life expectancy of 80 years, which is about 9 years more than the world’s average. Its infrastructure however is holding back the country’s development. This is why Costa Rican authorities are currently mulling a proposal for the largest infrastructure project in the Central American country’s history: a US$16 billion “dry canal” to connect major ports on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

 

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Agenda, guest list and photo gallery

 

Presentations:

Antwerp Port Authority

Port of Antwerp International ( PAI)

FITA

Trade Opportunities in Costa Rica, by H.E. Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade

 

 

2016 Colombia

 

Colombia faces rising infrastructure demands and a number of projects will come on the market soon. The US$70bn 4G initiative involves 47 projects spanning 8,000km of roadway and 3,500km of four-lane highways, as well as expansion of ports and railways, all of which are to be completed by the end of the decade.

 

Colombia aims at being one of the infrastructure success stories of the next decade. Obstacles and barriers regarding investments still exist, but the political will to overcome those, the growing momentum of the country, the investment in infrastructure and the potential to become a powerful emerging market, make this country a promising place to do business. As well Colombian projects have a pronounced tendency to be rather big and technically demanding.

 

FITA organized a successful commercial networking event in Cartagena on 24th November 2016 which allowed us to promote our cutting-edge technologies, worldwide references and unrivaled project management. FITA also took the opportunity to celebrate the official signing ceremony with Jorge Eduardo Rojas, Minister of Transport on the ocassion of the renovation of the letter of intent 2017-2019 between Flanders and Colombia.

 

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Letter of Intent 2017 - 2019 ( ENG )

Agenda ( ESP )

Opening Speech  ( ESP )

FITA presentation  ( ESP )​​

IMDC presentation (ESP)

 

 

2016 Flemish Port Mission to West Africa

Presentation by H.E. Ben Weyts

Brochure

Pictures

 

2016 Nicaragua Canal – 2nd visit of Dr. PaulOquist, MINISTRO-SECRETARIO PRIVADO DE LA PRESIDENCIA DE LA REPÚBLICA  DE NICARAGUA PARA POLITICAS PÚBLICAS

Flandes, 14-15 de abril 2016

 

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Presentations:

Dr. Paul Oquist

Flemish Agency for Maritme and Coastal Services ( MDK)

Flemish Ports and Maritime Access ( AMT )

 

DEME corporate movie (Eng)

DEME corporate movie (Esp)

 

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Gazet-van-Antwerpen Nicaragua-kanaal-kiest-voor-Antwerpse-loodsen - text

Gazet-van-Antwerpen Nicaragua-kanaal-kiest-voor-Antwerpse-loodsen - newspaper

 

 

2016 Trade Mission Cuba

Con ocasión de la Misión Económica y Comercial de Bélgica en Cuba, Presidida por S.E. Geert Bourgeois, primer ministro de Flandes, adjuntamos aquí el agenda y las presentaciones de nuestro seminario internacional sobre logística, transporte marítimo y infraestructura portuaria.

 

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AGENDA ( ESP )

GEMAR - Grupo Empresarial del Transporte Marítimo Portuario “El sector Marítimo en Cuba” ( ESP)

APN – “ Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Portuario”  ( ESP)

FITA -“El sector Marítimo en Flandes y en el mundo”( ESP)

 

Presentación de las empresas belgas de nivel mundial: ( ESP)

01.   DEME Group

02.   Jan De Nul Group (Video)

03.   Sarens Group and Company Video

04.   Port of Antwerp Int.

05.   PSA Antwerp (Video)

06.   Sea Invest

MINCEX – “ New Investment Opportunities in Cuba”( ENG)

La Cámara de Comercio –“ Como negociar con Cuba” ( ESP)

 

Frisomat Youtube video (NL)

 

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Click here for prensa ( ESP)

Click here for related press articles (ENG and ESP)

 

 

2015 Seminario logístico Flandes, 18 de noviembre en Santiago de Chile.

 

Con la ocasión de la Misión Económica y Logística de Bélgica a Chile, presidida por el Excmo. Sr. Ben Weyts, Ministro de Puertos y Movilidad, Región de Flandes, Bélgica, adjuntamos el diario y las presentaciones del seminario logístico “Flandes-Bélgica, Su puerta de entrada al mercado europeo”. Éxito debido a la logística innovadora y la geografía sin igual de la región.

 

On the occasion of the Flemish Economic Mission to Chile, presided over by H.E. Ben Weyts, Flemish Minister for Mobility, Public Works, Ports, the Vlaamse Rand, Tourism and Animal Welfare we attach herewith the agenda and the presentations of the logistics seminar in Santiago de Chile.

 

Agenda Seminario Logístico 2015 11 18

 

Presentación Jan Blomme Area Portuaria de Flandes

 

Presentación Logística Flandes Nación Marítima y Puerta a Europa

 

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2015 –Seminario Portuario Flandes, 17 de noviembre en Valparaíso, Chile

Con la ocasión de la Misión Económica y Logística de Flandes a Chile, presidida por el Excmo. Sr. Ben Weyts, Ministro de Puertos y Movilidad, Región de Flandes, Bélgica, adjuntamos el diario y las presentaciones del seminario portuario “ Desarrollo Portuario Sostenible “ en la empresa portuaria de Valparaíso ( EPV ).

On the occasion of the Flemish Economic Mission to Chile, presided over by H.E. Ben Weyts, Flemish Minister for Mobility, Public Works, Ports, the Vlaamse Rand, Tourism and Animal Welfare we attach herewith the agenda and the presentations

 

Agenda Seminario Desarrollo Portuario Sostenible EPV 17 11 2015

 

Flandes: Nación Marítima y Puerta de Entrada a Europa” S.E. Ben Weyts, Ministro Flemenco

 

Flanders maritime nation and gateway to Europe presentation by H.E. Ben Weyts

 

Lineamientos prioritarios de acción MTT 2015+

  Alexis Michea, Ministerio de Transportes y Telecomuniciones

 

Priority lines - Lineamientos prioritarios de acción MTT 2015+

  Alexis Michea, Ministerio de Transportes y Telecomuniciones

 

 

Las miradas sobre el futuro del Puerto de Valparaíso

  Gonzalo Davagnino, gerente general de Puerto de Valparaíso 

 

Future Outlook Port of Valparaíso

  Gonzalo Davagnino, gerente general de Puerto de Valparaíso

 

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2015 Port Mission Brazil, 12-15th November 2015

 

 

On the occasion of the Flanders Port Area Mission to Brazil as from 12 until 15th November, presided over by H.E. Ben Weyts, Flemish Minister for Mobility, Public Works, Ports, the Vlaamse Rand, Tourism and Animal Welfare we attach herewith the agenda and the presentation of the mission which clearly focused on strengthening the economic and trade relations between Brazil and the Flemish ports.

 

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2015 Port Mission Program Brazil ENG

 

2015 Press Art Port Mission Brazil ENG – NL - ESP

 

2015 Presentation Flanders Port Area by H.E. Ben Weyts

 

2015 Photos Port Mission Brazil

 

 

 

2015 - TRADE MISSION TO SOFIA, BULGARIA

Flanders Investment and Trade ( FIT) and Wallonia Export – Investment Agency ( AWEX ) organized a trade mission to Sofia as from 4-6th November 2015. The mission included business seminars, b2b meetings and a networking cocktail on the Belgian Embassy in Sofia.

 

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Click here for the mission brochure including participants

 

 

 

2015 - BRIEFING OF THE FIT TRADE MISSION TO BULGARIA

The preparatory briefing in Brussels on 9th September 2015 was an ideal opportunity for all the delegation members to receive information on the mission programme, economic background, logistics and other practical advice in preparation of the FIT/AWEX trade mission to Sofia scheduled for 4-6th November 2015. The event closed with some successful business testimonials by the private companies Hydroscan and Cordeel. The activity ended with a networking drink,  allowing the 32 participants to meet each other before departure. Find below the agenda and the powerpoint presentations of this briefing seminar.

 

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1.       Mr. Wim Van Rompay, Area Manager FITA, Intro to the trade mission program

2.       Mrs. Anne Defourny, Economic Counsellor, Belgian Embassy: Economic Outlook

3.       Mrs. Aleksandra Bacheva, KBC Group – Cibank, C.F.O.: Business Opportunities

4.       Mr. Patrick Swartenbroekx, C.E.O. Hydroscan nv : Business testimonial

5.       Mr. Dirk Cordeel, C.E.O. Cordeell nv :  Business testimonial

6.       Mr. Bart Van den Bossche, Area Manager FIT: Mission program

 

Click here for the extensive photo report

Click here for the market report on the construction sector

 

 

2015 FITA sectorial Trade Mission EBRD – London, UK

 

FITA decided to organise a low-threshold working visit to the HQ’s of the bank in London for private consultants

 

Click here for the announcement of the program

Click here for the final agenda 05.05.2015

Click here for the list of delegates and conclusions of the meetings

 

2015 Sectorial Trade Mission Nicaragua “ Canal Project”

 

The Belgian Embassy in Panama is organizing a trade mission to Nicaragua, in conjunction with FITA

 

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Click here for list of delegates

Click here for the canal map

Click here for press articles ( esp )

 

 

2015  Incoming Delegation Thailand “ Dredging and Survey”

 

FITA co-supported the technical program “Tailor-made port related course” and  on-the-job training “dredging and surveying”

 

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Nicaragua Canal – technical visit of the Nicaraguan delegation led by Dr. Paul Oquist

 

Agenda

Meeting minutes (Dutch)

 

Presentations:

Dr. Paul Oquist

Flanders Hydraulics Research

Maritime Access – Mr. Freddy Aerts – Part1

Maritime Access – Mr. Freddy Aerts – Part2

Maritime Access – Capt. Eric Poirier

APEC – Port of Antwerp

Port Of Zeebrugge – Mr. Vincent De Saedeleer

Tractebel Engineering – ports, waterways & locks

IMDC – Grand Nicaragua Canal

SBE - Company presentation

Sarens Group - Company presentation

SECO – Company presentation

 

Gate installation begins at Panama Canal Expansion

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Working Visit Program of Mr. Hoang Hong Giang to Waterway Administrators in Flanders (December 2014)

 

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Presentations:

Policy of the Flemish Inland Waterways

W&Z

Flanders Vietnam Cooperation

NV De Scheepvaart

 

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More info on www.watertruck.eu

 

 

Logistics, a high-level capacity building seminar Flanders - Cambodia ( Phnom Phen, 18.11.2014)

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Presentations:

 

Integration of waterborne transport in a multimodal transport system

 

Logistics and logistics performance index

 

2014 “Oceanos de Oportunidades” Bogota

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Click here for presentation of Carlos Alberto García Montes, Viceministro de Infraestructura del Ministerio de Transporte – “Perspectiva de Infraestructura de Transporte en Colombia"  

 

Click here for the presentation of ANI

 

Click here for the presentation of IMDC

 

Click here for the presentation of JDN – Jan De Nul

 

Click here for the presentation of Sarens

 

Click here for the presentation of DEME

 

Click here for the presentation of Vigan

 

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Ministra de Transporte presentó proyectos portuarios y fluviales a Princesa de Bélgica

 

El economista

 

El Boletin

 

 

2014 Incoming Delegation Laos

Click here for downloading IMDC presentation

Click here for downloading ME  presentation

Click here for downloading SBE presentation

Click here for downloading Lao presentation on IWT

 

 

2014 sesión informativa Puerto de Santa Marta

 

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2014 Incoming Delegation Vietnam – Visit Deurganck Dock Lock, Antwerp

 

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Click here for report Deurganck Dock Lock

 

14th March 2014 - BRIEFING OF THE FITA SECTORIAL TRADE MISSION TO ROMANIA AND MOLDOVA

The preparatory briefing in Brussels, in the presence of H.E. Mr.Stefa Tinca, Romanian Ambassador and H.E. Mr. Mihai Gribincea, is an opportunity for all the delegation members to receive information on the mission programme, economic background, logistics and other practical advice in preparation of the sectorial trade mission to Iasi and Chisinau scheduled for 17-19th November 2014. The activity ended with a networking lunch, allowing the 29 participants to meet each other before departure. Find below the agenda and the powerpoint presentations of this briefing seminar.

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7.       H.E. Mr. Stefan Tinca, Romanian Ambassador to Belgium, General Economic Outlook

8.       H.E. Mr. Mihai Gribincea, Moldovan Ambassador to Belgium, General Economic Outlook

9.       Mr. Wim Van Rompay, Area Manager FITA, Intro to the trade mission program

10.    Mr. Constantin Apostol, General Director North – East RDA, Business opportunities and green growth in North – East Romania

11.    Mr. Daniel Rata, CEO Addvances, Public Procurement in Romania and EU Funding in Environment & Transport sector.

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Click here for the market report on the occasion of the most recent economic mission to Bucharest