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Welke opportuniteiten heeft Latijns-Amerika u te bieden?

Wilt u graag uw digitale en Smart Cities-activiteiten ontwikkelen in Latijns-Amerika? Neem dan op 21 juni deel aan een infosessie van de Belgisch-Chileense Kamer van Koophandel.

Involved or interested in Digital Development markets or/and Smart City activities in Latin America?

On 21 June from 9:30 to the Belgo-Chilean Chamber of Commerce organizes in cooperation with the Embassy of Chile and BECI a seminar addressed to the Belgian firms and experts interested in opening new markets and cooperation in Chile and other Latin American economies for promoting their products, services and know-how in these promising dynamic sectors.

The main purpose of this Brussels information seminar is to make known the important potential offered by the Latin American partners, especially by Chile, with their Digital Development and projects which represent attractive opportunities for our companies and technologies. More precisely, the seminar will focus upon an important event which will be organized in Santiago, Chile, on 18 and 19 October 2017, the “2017 International Digital Development Exhibition”.

This exhibition is the biggest encounter between state entities, municipalities, citizens and the main companies of digital technologies development and Smart Cities of Chile and Latin America. It is organized by the State Modernization and Digital Government Unit of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, UMyGD.

It will be a unique meeting between public and private stakeholders in this sector of new technologies, seizing the opportunities to exchange and know the firms and exhibitors of technology providers, as well as to participate to specialized conferences.

In particular, this event provides an exceptional opportunity to meet with key authorities, ministries, government agencies and municipalities of Chile, interested in promoting the use of information and communication technologies for the management of their cities and for the development of relevant public policies and for developing new ways for citizen participation. Several international organizations and agencies will participate too, as well as other Latin American countries and the Chilean government will present its “Digital Agenda”, its realization and prospects.

The organizers invited the Belgo-Chilean Chamber of Commerce to lead a special mission for promoting the Belgian know-how and experiences. The Chamber plans to open a Belgian stand for its members as well as any interested Belgian company or expert. The Chamber will organize seminars and presentations of Belgian providers and expertise.


9:00 Registration

9:30 Welcome and Opening addresses

  • Olivier Willocx, CEO of BECI
  • Fernando Avila Maldonado, Coordinator of the2017 International Digital Development Exhibition, International adviser to the State Modernization and Digital Government Unit, Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, Chile.

9:45 Presentation of the Chilean Digital Agenda

  • Karel Schramm, coordinator of the Executive Secretary for the 2020 Digital Agenda in Chile, Head of Research in the State Modernization and Digital Government Unit of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency.
  • Jaime Soto, Secretary General of the ICT Association of Chile.

10:30 Belgian rating in Digital Development

  • Christian Ghymers, Belgo-Chilean Chamber

10h45 Belgian capacities in Digital Development and Smart Cities experiences

  • Ingrid Reynaert, Business Group Leader, AGORIA, Belgium
  • Michel de Kemmeter, CEO of Wiseholding, Brussels 

11:15 Belgian success stories

11:45 Open Debate

12:10 Conclusions

12:30 Networking cocktail


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woensdag 21 juni 2017, 09:00 - 13:00


BECI main room
avenue Louise n°500
1050 Brussels
Tel : 02 648 50 02


Chambre de Commerce Belgo – Chilienne ◊ Belgisch-Chileense Kamer Van Koophandel 

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