Roads, waterways, air traffic, railways, … every major European logistics chain passes through Antwerp. We’re the continent’s best connected city, with office space to spare. Discover your new home right now.
An internationally recognised fashion city, Antwerp is a shopping city by extension. It offers something for lovers of exclusive fashion labels, hip concept stores and major shopping chains; retailers are happy to respond to their diverse interests. ‘Antwerp has a lot to offer retailers,’ confirms Ann Hayen from Hayen-Paris real estate services.
All major retailers are fighting each ohter over top spots on our shopping streets. Our cultural heritage is extensive. It’s in our clubs and theatres that new trends are invented. And you should see what our brand new schools look like ...
Uniqlo, Weekday, Samsøe & Samsøe: these are just a few of the big international players that have recently settled in Antwerp. They choose Antwerp as a location to test their concept and then roll it out to the Benelux and Europe.
Setting up shop in Antwerp means plugging into a network of large and small scale companies that has been growing for centuries. It’s a perfect place to forge partnerships and build successes. We’ll welcome you open-armed.
This year, both Antwerp and Brussels play host to an international Kimberley Process conference. It’s a fine opportunity for Antwerp to emphasise the importance of strict compliance for the diamond industry.
The City of Antwerp is increasingly carving out a niche for itself on the digital landscape. Antwerp will have a physical innovation hub for the IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem in the city, called ‘The Beacon’.
Don’t start your office hunt in Antwerp too soon. With this many new offices being built all over the city, you may end up with a lease even before you’ve first set foot on our soil. Sales office, R&D lab or high-tech production facility – we’ve got it all.
Today, the Dutch retail chain HEMA opens a flagship store at Meir in Antwerp. With 1700 square metres the shop is three times the size of the existing store at Meir. The extra space will be used for a larger presentation of the products, an increased range of products and a tryout of the chain’s new food concept.
There are twenty universities within a two hour drive from Antwerp. Nowhere else can you find this many highly trained people, with such high productivity scores in such a small area. We’re the human capital capital of Europe.
Fashion Talks described itself as ‘the most relevant conference on how the fashion industry actually works and evolves’. On Thursday 16 November, national and international speakers and visitors gathered in the Waagnatie Expo & Events Centre.
The Antwerp Six are the city’s most famous creative export product. But they’re merely the tip of the iceberg. With talented artists and companies specializing in innovation, design, media and music, Antwerp is a thoroughly creative city.
For many years, automatic diamond cutting has remained a holy grain for the industry. A revolutionary technology, developed by the Belgian Scientific and Technical Research Centre for Diamond (WTOCD), finally turns the impossible dream into reality.
The beginning of a new academic year is always a special time for the University of Antwerp. Even more so this year for the programme for Product Development, which celebrates its fiftieth birthday. A lecture and celebration at the University halls on 20 November marked this momentous occasion.