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BUSINESS 2 BUSINESS NETWORKING PROGRAMME IN WEST FLANDERS
MAKING PORT AND HINTERLAND NETWORKS WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS
(BELGIUM – FRANCE – NETHERLANDS AND UK)
Bruges, Saint John’s Hospital Congress Centre
6th November 2014
PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
12:30-13:30
B2B delegates register - REGISTRATION WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS at OUD SINT JAN
13:30
B2B delegates depart – we are expecting between 8 and 10 visiting companies per cluster visit. Mini
buses will depart from car park in front of conference venue.
Visiting businesses will need to REGISTER for one of the parallel cluster visit options below
Cluster Visit 1 – Transport and Logistics – Wim Bosman (Mainfreight Group) trucking and
distribution logistics – Oostende
Cluster Visit 2 – Blue and Green Renewable Energies and logistics - Greenbridge Science Park and
REBO - Oostende
Cluster Visit 3 - Potato products (Fries) – frozen vegetables and vegetable mixes – Agristo (1.0hr)
and Ardo (1.5hr) with 30 min transfer time
Cluster Visit 4 – Audio visual displays, video walls (U2), digital signage and information
communications technologies (healthcare, e.o.) – BARCO
Cluster Visit 5 – Innovative textiles and advanced materials – Unilin / Quickstep (Mohawk Group)
17.30
Visits conclude and return to Brugge (free time at hotel)
18:00
Arrive Oud Sint Jan
18:30
Suffolk business wishing to place pull ups should go to Brewery.
19:00
Networking reception/dinner with PAC2 conference delegates and target business (from Province
identified by agencies) in the Halve Maan brewery
22:00
End of dinner
Cluster visit 1- Transport and Logistics
Wim Bosman
Location
Zandvoordestraat 362, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Background
Wim Bosman is member of the Mainfreight team, a global Supply Chain Logistics
company with locations in Australia, New Zealand, China, United States and
Europe. Wim Bosman is a European logistics service provider with a global air &
ocean network. Their services are divided into: European transport solutions,
logistic services, global air & transport freigt en supply chain management.
Web address
http://www.wimbosman.be/en/
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WITH SCoC
Cluster visit 2: Renewable Energies and supply chainGreenbridge Science Park
Location - Wetenschapspark, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
Background
Greenbridge is the West Flemish science park of Ghent University, located in the
outer port of Oostende. Greenbridge is creating an innovative and enterprising
climate in the Ostend region. The incubator facilities are specifically designed to
help high-tech startups develop their company. The rest of the science park is
open to more experienced companies in promising technological domains.
Web address
http://www.greenbridge.be/en
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WITH SCoC
Cluster visit 3: Potato products (Fries) – frozen
vegetables and vegetable mixes - Agristo and Ardo
Location
Agristo: Waterstraat 40, 531 Harelbeke-Hulste and Ardo: Wezestraat 61, 8850
Ardooie
Background
Agristo: Agristo is specialized in the production of frozen and pre-fried French
fries. In addition to French fries, Agristo also offers products to cover the complete
potato category. They are specialized in ‘own label’ solutions. Since the start up of
the company in 1987 the output today has increased to 350.000 tons of finished
products.
Background
Ardo: The Ardo product range offers a wide variety of frozen vegetables,
vegetable mixes, vegetable preparations and fruit. Ardo has 15 production and
packing units in 8 European countries. Each year the group grows, freezes and sell
611.000 tons of fruit, vegetables, pasta and rice to 58 countries, with a turnover of
644m Euros.
Web address
http://www.agristo.be/
Web address
http://www.ardo.com/en/
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Cluster Visit 4: Information communications
technologies and audio visual - Barco n.v.
Location - President Kennedypark 35, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Background
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products –
encompassing the entire visualization spectrum – for a variety of selected
professional markets: entertainment & corporate, healthcare, industrial &
government and defense & aerospace. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR)
employs about 4000 people in over 90 countries. Barco posted sales of 1.1158
billion euro in 2013.
Web address
http://www.barco.com/en/
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Cluster Visit 5: Innovative textiles and advanced
materials - Unilin
Location Ooiegemstraat 3, 8710 Wielsbeke, Belgium
Background
Unilin produces laminate floors, engineered wood, boards, decorative panels,
finished products, roofing elements and insulation panels. Unilin forms part of the
American company Mohawk Industries, inc. , which is listed on the New York stock
exchange. Unilin stands for (r)evolution, continuous innovation, investing in
design, research & development and the latest technologies. Unilin’s mission: “We
create beautiful and convenient quality products for your home”.
Web address
www.unilin.com/ENG/
To register
Click the relevant visit registration link above
To reserve your accommodation
Go to the Pac2 website and registration form for (INSERT link)
For further information contact
Wim Stubbe, Bussiness Development Manager, Port of Oostende
e- mail: [email protected] or call + 32 487 548 768
Simon Pascoe, PAC2 event and networks,
e-mail [email protected]scoe.eu or call +32 470 55 16 52
Supported by:
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