In an unprecedented exploration of innovation and technology collaboration, a delegation of 60 high-level business leaders from Belgium and Europe will embark on a mission to two of the United States’ pivotal emerging tech hubs: Atlanta and Miami, from Dec. 11 through Dec. 15, 2023. Organized by Agoria, the largest tech federation in Belgium, with over 2,000 member companies, the delegation aims to connect with digital innovators and delve into the next evolution of the internet and digital technologies set to disrupt industries in the coming years.
The Belgian American Chamber of the South (BACoS) is delighted to announce a signature networking event aimed at fostering connections between the delegates on the mission and Atlanta’s vibrant tech community. This event provides a unique opportunity for the visiting delegation and Atlanta’s digital and business communities to mingle and explore future collaborations. There will be welcoming remarks by local business and government leaders.
The local Belgian American business community is excited about the upcoming Agoria tech mission. Mr. Philip Vervloesem, Senior Vice President at the Atlanta office of OMP, an AI-technology company optimizing supply chains in the world and headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, is enthusiastic about the rising profile of Atlanta, ‘As a tech company with Belgian roots, OMP is proud to be a co-sponsor of this high-caliber event. I hope the delegation gets to experience first-hand the rapidly developing tech ecosystem in Atlanta.’ Michael Chen, Executive Director of BACoS, is equally hopeful, ‘I see this trip as a great follow-up of last year’s Belgian Economic Mission to Atlanta headlined by HRH Princess Astrid. I am confident that we will see more Belgian business activities in the Southeast.’