MP Jambon visits 4th FIT Export Fair

  • June 21, 2022

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) organizes the 4th edition of the Export Fair running from 21 to 23 June 2022. After the fully virtual edition of February 2021, Flanders-based exporters will once again get to meet in person at Brussels Expo. 605 companies with internationalization plans and projects will be able to ask their questions to the entire FIT network, exhibitors and specialists among FIT’s partners. Flanders’ Minister-President Jan Jambon announced today on the Export Fair the goods exports figures for Flanders in the first quarter of 2022.

One-stop shop for internationalization

The attending exporters put together their individual event program when they register for the fair. The 14 International Business Advisors, 89 country experts and 9 Science & Technology Counselors from FIT’s worldwide network and 4 customs attachés from the FPS Finance have developed a program of 1,935 B2B meetings. And that number is still rising due to the increasing number of spontaneous visitors expected at the event.

FIT experts and specialists from a number of partner organizations have chosen to present the answers to many questions about international business under the form of seminars or workshops on topics such as intellectual property, e-commerce in food, the right financing mix, sustainable international business, and more. A total of 1,394 attendees have already registered for the 47 workshops.

In addition, 35 exhibitors are guiding visitors within their field of expertise. These include Agoria, Fevia, BNP Paribas Fortis, Credendo, Omnia Travel, UNIZO, Voka, VLAIO and numerous chambers of commerce.

Advice, support and subsidies in the context of Brexit

Considering that the UK is an important trading partner for Flanders, FIT is paying a lot of attention to the Brexit roll-out. Exporters can visit the Brexit Desk if they have any Brexit-related questions. It is centrally located in the exhibition hall, between the stands of FASFC, Fevia, VLAM, the Belgian customs and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, there are workshops and seminars on doing business with the UK in the post-Brexit era. Finally, exporters can submit their project to a Brexit subsidy advisor at the Brexit Desk.

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