Think Global, Invest Local

On Thursday November 28, Business Angel Network Flanders organizes its 10th BA-Day, an event for investors and entrepreneurs; see attachment (in Dutch) or mail to secretariaat at for more info.

Our CEO, Bruno Lowagie, will be one of the speakers:

13:30 - 14:00        Welcome and coffee

14:00 - 14:30        Introduction by Reginald Vossen (managing director BAN), announcing the annual results of the Business Angel Network.

14:30 - 14:45        Talk by Paul De Hondt (advisor to the Kris Peeters, Chairman of the Flemish Government) about international investments and the role of the Flemish Government.

14:45 - 15:15        Bruno Lowagie (CEO iText Group) about starting an international business versus starting a business in Belgium: how to combine local and global?

15:15 - 16:30        Panel and Q&A with:

  • Bob Van Steenweghen, head strategic Marketing & Sales, H. Essers

  • Maarten Vandenbroucke, founder/CEO Gatewing

  • Wim Pappaert, FIT Agency, advisor export competence

  • Muriel Uytterhaeghe, principal at GIMV

  • Bruno Lowagie, CEO iText Group

16:30 - 16:45        Videolink to the Belgian Chamber of Commerce in New York with Bieke Claes, Executive Director, BelCham.

16:45 - 17:15        Peter Bernaerts, Belgian art, nationally and internationally in 2013.

17:15 - ...               Networking