Antwerp has recently climbed to 6th place in the new Manufacturing Tech Report. In the report, the technology federation Agoria and the research centre Sirris analyse the digital technology landscape for the manufacturing sector.
Antwerp boasts to be one of the top European investment locations, as evidenced by the prestigious 'European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21' ranking of fDi Intelligence. Antwerp rose to second place for its strategy to attract international investment and was again praised for its connectivity. This is a clear recognition of Antwerp's international development as an attractive destination for international investment.
With major assets such as 17 million shoppers per year choosing the Meir, competitive rental prices, diverse and unique shopping locations and developments and 60% of Europe’s purchasing power within a 500 km radius, Antwerp has attracted the attention of fDi Intelligence, The Financial Times magazine.
In 2019, the Antwerp jewellery designer duo Wouters & Hendrix exists 35 years. Until February the 16th, visitors of DIVA can discover what astonishes and inspires these internationally acclaimed designers.
Last year, innovation hub The Beacon made international fame in the field of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence applications, proving that technology can provide the answer to complex urban issues. Top technological talent from 22 nationalities is active there in 64 companies and research institutions, and during 106 events, a good 4,000 experts in digital innovation were reached at home and abroad. In order to respond even better to the rapid developments in the technological landscape, and to confirm their commitment, the founding partners have now joined forces in vzw The Beacon. This new structure allows them to further grow into a European reference point for the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence applications.
The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the world's largest trade fair about cities and smart urban solutions. The city of Antwerp presents its urban innovations aimed at creating a sustainable society.
The city of Antwerp cannot be missed at the 25th edition of the most important retail trade show in Europe: MAPIC. Retailers, investors, and cities such as Antwerp will be gathering in Cannes from 13-15 November. And just like previous years, the city of Antwerp wants to use its presence at the show to convince retailers and investors of its strengths as a retail city, thereby increasing its international visibility as a location worthy of investment.