Beltug Summer Bar

Location:Salons Waerboom, Groot-Bijgaarden



Join us for this first edition of the Beltug Summer Bar. The recipe is the perfect mix of an enjoyable location, two inspiring speakers and plenty of time to network!


Our program is right on topic, following recent security events and mid-May’s global 'WannaCry' ransomware attacks.


Alexandre Pluvinage, responsible for cybersecurity awareness at ING, will share key insights on how to fight cyberfraud. Investigative journalist Lars Bové will then speak about the State Security Service, and on the Panama Papers.


Finally, receive a quick update on Beltug's latest lobbying efforts, plus our initiatives on GDPR, indoor coverage, software asset management, and much more! Afterwards, take the opportunity to socialise and network informally with plenty of your peers.


16:00 - 19:30


Salons Waerboom

Jozef Mertensstraat 140

1702 Groot-Bijgaarden






16:00 Welcome coffee


16:30 Don’t become a cyberfraud victim

Around the globe, and in Belgium, fraud and cyberfraud are drastically on the rise.  To fight them, you must understand how criminals operate. ING expert Alexandre Pluvinage will give insight on how to protect yourself and avoid (severe) financial losses.

Alexandre Pluvinage, Head of the Cybersecurity Awareness, ING Belgium (French)


17:10 Is Big Brother watching you?

Who has an eye on you?  Lars Bové, investigative journalist, wrote a bestseller about our State Security Service. Now, he reveals what intelligence and police services actually know about you. Plus, he’ll provide a behind-the-scenes look at the ICIJ, the largest group of investigative journalists in the world, which recently won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the Panama Papers.

Lars Bové, Investigative Journalist, De Tijd (Dutch)


17:50 Update on Beltug's Positions and initiatives

The world of digital technology is thriving, and Beltug continues to keep a finger on the pulse of many issues. We'll briefly update you on what we have achieved over the past months, and what we are now working on, including:

  • General Data Protection Regulation - make the best use of the tools that are available for you
  • Indoor coverage: Beltug is in the driver's seat
  • Proposal for a Code of Conduct for Software Suppliers
  • IDs for robotic software
  • e-Archiving (eIDAS)
  • Roaming

Danielle Jacobs, General Manager, Beltug (English)


18:00 Wrap-up and Summer Bar


19:30 End