Beltug Summer Bar

Location:AEtelier, Heverlee


Join us for our Beltug Summer Bar: the perfect mix of an enjoyable location, inspiring speakers and plenty of time to network


It’s official: thanks to the relaxation of Belgium's Covid-19 rules as of 1 September, we are all ready to meet in person again! And that means we can resume the tradition of coming face-to-face with our members at our annual Beltug Summer Bar. Of course, if you prefer a remote experience, we are also livestreaming the event (see below).


Digital is everywhere: this refrain is true throughout every organisation, in all corners of society, in each aspect of our lives. Let's have a look at the importance of this digitisation, and its impact on the economy.


We will take on topics including:

  • The role of digital in the economic recovery
  • Dependence on big tech/cloud providers
  • 5G and its opportunities
  • Creating more possibilities for innovation in public procurement
  • The impact of regulation on digitisation (such as AI, privacy, security)
  • and more


Take a look below at our inspiring line-up of panellists, whose discussions will be moderated by Data News journalist Pieterjan Van Leemputten.


Then, enjoy some time to network and socialise informally with your peers!


Can't make it in person? You don't have to miss out! We will also stream the event live: just click on the registration button for participating via livestreaming. The livestreamed event runs from 16:30 - 17:45 (no welcome coffee or Summer Bar).




16:00 - 20:00
Interleuvenlaan 74
3001 Heverlee


Joining us IN PERSON?


Joining us via LIVESTREAMING?



16:00 Welcome coffee


16:30 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. Every year, 300+ of our members respond to our Priorities Compass (the annual Beltug survey to gauge the topics that matter most to our community). 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, user stories and interactive discussions.


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


16:45 Introduction to the panel discussion by Prof. Jan Eeckhout, Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona and author of The Profit Paradox


The Profit Paradox describes how, over the past forty years, a handful of companies have reaped most of the rewards of technological advancements-acquiring rivals, securing huge profits, and creating brutally unequal outcomes for workers.


17:00 Panel discussion - Digitisation and its impact on economy



17:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:45 Wrap up & Summer Bar


20:00 End