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Activity: The agro-food sector in Belgium Champion In Technological Innovation
Timing: 09:00 – 11:45
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Summit Room


Welcome and introduction by HE Jean-Claude Marcourt Vice-President and Minister of Economy, Industry, Innovation and New Technologies of the Walloon Government, and Vice-President and Minister of Higher Education, Research and Media of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation


SWOT analysis of Malaysian Agro-food Industry by Othman Mhd Yusoff, Nestlé Halal Chairman


Overview of the Belgian agro and food & drink sectors and presentation of the pillars of the “Food.be – Small country. Great food.” concept by Piet Vanthemsche, President of the Union of Farmers and Nadia Lapage, Manager International Business Fevia


State of the art of the Belgian food sector : competitive clusters engineering innovation by François Heroufosse, General Manager Wagralim


Focus on two sub-sectors

The major challenges of health and nutrition. Presentation of the Belgian Health Ingredients Group by François Luthers, Sales and Marketing Manager, Kitozyme

Survey of the fermentation knowledge by Prof. Philippe Thonart, Gembloux Agro-Biotech, University of Liege


Presentation of Belgian companies


Closing of the seminar by Eric De Lame, Trade Commissioner, Belgian Trade Commission of Kuala Lumpur

If you wish to participate please contact pierre@klbelgiantrade.org

Important Registration Notice: (Mandatory for all participants)

Activity: Innovation Patient Specific Healthcare A Belgian Medical Technology Seminar
Timing: 09:15 – 11:45
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Parkview 2

If you wish to participate please contact shujing@klbelgiantrade.org

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Activity: Sustainable Urban Development, Cleantech Technologies Modern Cities
Timing: 10:00 – 11:45
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Parkview 1


Start of the seminar, opening in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid, representative of HM the King of Belgium


Welcome by

Mrs Claire Tillekaerts, CEO, Flanders Investment and Trade

HE Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government


Thank you note


Presentation on Malaysia and Belgium, similar needs, similar solutions? by Mr. Dirk Van der Stede, MD, VLAKWA


Presentation on Waste & Materials Management by OVAM (TBC)


Panel discussion with brief introduction presentation by panelists on topics MC and moderated by Mr. Ralph Moreau, Science and Technology Counsellor, Flanders Investment and Trade:

Regulation and related know how as a result

Showcase expertise within companies, concrete urbanization problems and solutions

Malaysian research, gaps and needs, topics of interest?

Positioning ISWA 2015 Antwerp conference

Working with Belgian/Malaysian companies, what to expect?


Closing remarks, by Mr. Philip Heylen, Vice Mayor, Antwerp

(host city for the ISWA 2015 World Conference)

If you wish to participate please contact shujing@klbelgiantrade.org

Important Registration Notice: (Mandatory for all participants)

Activity: Closing cocktail for Seminars
Timing: 12:00 – 12:30
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Diamond Ballroom Foyer

Presence of HRH Princess Astrid, Representative of His Majesty the King, TBC HE Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohd, Minister of International Trade & Industry and Belgian Ministers

Only registered participants of the industry seminars are welcomed

Activity: MBLBC VIP – Networking Night
Timing: 19:30 – 23:00
Venue: Emerald Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel


Arrival of guests


Arrival of Princess Astrid and Belgian official Delegation


Welcome address by Mr. Daniel Pans, President of MBLBC


Introduction of YB Senator Dato’ Seri Wahid bin Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Economic Planning Unit


Malaysia’s New Economic Model & opportunity for Trade & Investment by YB Senator Dato’ Seri Wahid bin Omar


Introduction of H.E Ambassador Luc Vandebon, EU Ambassador – Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia


EU-ASEAN Trade Relations: A warm relationship that is heating up! by H.E Ambassador Luc Vandebon


Introduction of Mr. Daniel Loh, Managing Director of BASF (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd


BASF – 25 Years of Creating Chemistry in Malaysia, by Mr. Daniel Loh


Networking Cocktail Reception


End of Event