Let’s celebrate

January 16th 2020

starting at 18:30

To celebrate the most charming period of the year you are invited to the second edition of the Belgian Space Gathering. An annual reception where policy makers, senior scientists and captains of industry meet in an informal setting to mark the new year.

You will enjoy live music and culinary food at the glamorous and recently renovated Handelsbeurs, a historical heritage site which centuries ago was the economic heart of Antwerp.

This event offers a great opportunity for the Belgian Space Community to raise a toast to 2020 and exchange thoughts on the challenges ahead of us.



18:30 Welcome

19:15 Statements by

David Clarinval
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Budget and Civil Service, in charge of the National Lottery and Science Policy

Pierre Delsaux
Deputy Director General, DG GROW, European Commission

Eric Morel
Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, ESA

Music & Gourmet Food

19:45 Musical performance

Duet by the Huang sisters. Violinist Sylvia, laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019, and cellist Stephanie Huang.

20:00 Walking dinner

Culinary experience by J&M Catering, the #1 event caterer of 2019.



Thank you for confirming your attendance
before January 8th 2020.


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The event will be held at the historic Antwerp Handelsbeurs

Date & time:

January 16th 2020 starting at 18:30


Borzestraat 31
2000 Antwerp


Q-Park Handelsbeurs
Sint-Katelijnevest 55
2000 Antwerp


T. +32 3 829 50 07