5G - a world of discovery (N-sight)

Location:virtual meeting


We continue to hear about all the promises of 5G: this innovative spectrum is supposed to open up a whole new world of opportunities for organisations, and for society in general. Of course, that is not yet the reality in Belgium, but 5G is getting closer. Minister De Sutter is preparing the spectrum auction, which is expected to take place at the beginning of 2022. And in the meantime, the BIPT is releasing temporary licences that make 5G offerings possible before the auction itself.


There are so many aspects of 5G to consider, so at this event we will first dive, with Verizon, into the business opportunities and how to find them. Then we’ll discover the perspectives and possibilities of two companies, as BASF and Willemen share their real-life user stories.








This event will be held as an interactive virtual meeting. The link will be provided in the Confirmation email.








13:30 Welcome and introduction


Ann Guinée, Communication Manager, Beltug (English)


13:40 Detecting the business opportunities of 5G


5G can create new opportunities with productivity and increase digitisation of business processes. Let's have a look at 5G and the 4th Industrial Revolution, what 5G means to business, and how 5G 'changes everything'.


Gordon Hewitt, International Innovation and Private 5G Executive, Verizon (English)


14:10 User story: The BASF approach to discovering the benefits of 5G


Global chemical player BASF will share its story, including:

  • Why 5G is interesting for the company to consider as a connectivity solution
  • The Group’s approach to exploring the benefits of 5G
  • The concrete 5G approach of BASF Antwerp
  • Ideas about the next steps in order to implement 5G on the longer term


Steven Werbrouck, Expert in Site Automation Services & Connectivity, BASF (Dutch)


14:40 User story: 5G and the construction industry, a match made in heaven


The activities of a construction company often take place in areas without fast fixed data connections. Find out why 5G is an absolute must for construction company Willemen.


Alexander Laquiere, Director Innovation and Digitisation, Willemen (Dutch)


15:10 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:30 Wrap up & End


We will keep the session open after the end to enable those who wish to continue the discussions.