Beltug Summer Bar

Location:Salons de Romree, Grimbergen


Every year, we work to create a 'don't miss' event, and this year is no different. Koen De Leus (BNP Paribas Fortis) will share his perspective on Belgian companies' readiness for the digital revolution, and on Facebook’s Libra: is it a financial revolution? Then Inge Neven will give her insight into how imec creates sustainable impact.  We’ll wrap up with the priorities of digital technology users from our annual survey, explain how they will shape our activities, and update you on our latest lobbying efforts and on-topic initiatives.


Then you’ll have plenty of opportunity to socialise and network informally with your peers!


*Beltug is offering Crowdbeamer streaming at our events, so that every participant can get the most from our speakers' expertise. Just download the free app, and then during the presentation you can see the current slide on your mobile device and annotate notes!



16:00 - 20:00
Salons de Romree
Beiaardlaan 31
1850 Grimbergen







16:00 Welcome coffee


16:30 Digital revolution: ready or not …


Are Belgian companies ready for the digital revolution? Do they see it as a threat or an opportunity? What about their employees?  And what do we think about this other potential revolution in finance: Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency?


Koen De Leus, Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Fortis (English)


17:00 Leveraging imec’s eco-system to create sustainable impact


During this presentation, we’ll receive insight into:

  • imec’s groundbreaking innovations, powered by nano & digital technology, that focus on 'enhancing a better life'.  How can imec and its eco-system partners make a difference in today’s sustainability challenges (climate, health, etc.)?
  • the challenges faced by imec’s ICT team. How can/do they drive and support digital transformation and information security in a high-tech R&D environment?

Inge Neven, Chief of Staff and CIO, imec (English)


17:30 The priorities of the Belgian business market, and an update on Beltug's initiatives


Be among the first to find out the priorities of Belgium's ICT decision makers. This year, 313 members responded to our annual Priorities Survey. The information and insight from the survey is the foundation of Beltug’s user-driven action plan for the upcoming working year, with concrete deliverables combining information sessions, case studies and interactive discussions.


The world of digital technology is in constant (r)evolution, so Beltug continues to work on the barriers companies face in their digital strategy; we'll briefly update you on what we have achieved over the past months, and what we are working on now.


Danielle Jacobs, CEO, and Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


17:50 Wrap up & Summer Bar


20:00 End