Belgian Space Gathering

January 17th 2019

starting at 18:30



January 17th, when the days are still short and it's freezing outside, you are invited to the warm and joyful first edition of the Belgian Space Gathering. This initiative revives the long tradition of an annual reception where policy makers, senior scientists and captains of industry meet in an informal setting to mark the new year.

Hosted at the top floor of the MAS in Antwerp, you will enjoy live music and gourmet food with a breathtaking view on the city.

The event offers a great opportunity for the Belgian Space Community to raise a toast for 2019 and exchange thoughts on the challenges ahead of us.

Thank you for confirming your attendance
before January 9th 2019.


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18:30 Welcome

19:15 Statements by

François Bellot, Federal Minister for Mobility
Eric Morel, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, ESA
Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director General, DG GROW, European Commission
Mark Andries, Administrator General, Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO)

19:45 Musical Performance

Soprano Charlotte Wajnberg, laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2018, guided by her husband and pianist Aaron Wajnberg.

20:00 Walking dinner

Culinary experience created by Michelin-starred chef Viki Geunes.




The event will be held at the iconic MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom).

Date & time:

January 17th 2019 starting at 18:30


Hanzestedenplaats 1
2000 Antwerp


T. +32 3 829 50 07


The nearest parking is Q-Park Godefriduskaai
Zeevaartstraat 11
2000 Antwerpen