The official announcement of the city which will host the 22nd TCI Global Conference 2019 was made during the passing of the torch ceremony in Toronto on 17 October 2018.
Following the tradition among organisers of the TCI Conferences, Annie Renders, VLAIO Flanders Innovation and Entrepeneurship and Marc Van Gastel, FIT Flanders Investment and Trade, received the flag from this year's organisers Dorinda So and Jamison Steeve, ICP Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity. The 22nd TCI Global Conference will take place the 8-10 October 2019 in Antwerp, Flanders.
In Antwerp, experts from around the globe will be gathering in a forum setting and will be seeking to make headway in the domains of cluster development, regional competitiveness and innovation support.
As part of its official cluster policy, Flanders has launched various innovative business networks. These networks aim to create a dynamic within a group of companies, and are expected to implement a concrete action plan by fostering intense cooperation between the participating companies and resulting in demonstrable economic added value.
Launched over a year ago, Flanders’ spearhead clusters constitute a second type of cluster in the region. These initiatives boost long-term and cross-sector collaboration projects for enhanced innovation in some of Flanders’ most advanced and promising sectors: chemicals (Catalisti), food (Flanders’ FOOD), energy (Flux50), logistics (VIL) and sustainable materials (SIM). Click here to know more.