hub.brussels Blog 2021 Export Action Calendar
2021 Export Action Calendar

2021 Export Action Calendar

In 2021, hub.brussels will continue to strengthen its internationalisation goals by promoting exports from Brussels, attracting foreign investment, encouraging international technology partnerships and developing the international activity of its various clusters.

Despite a chaotic 2020, our sector and international specialists have joined forces to prepare a wide range of targeted actions.

Get a first look at our export calendar for 2021 with this rolling blog!

A full calendar tailored for 2021

In 2021, special attention will be given to:

  • New exporters: particularly through our “Export Talks ”, a series of 26 webinars designed to help you through each stage of the export process.
  • Europe: the first market targeted by new exporters, which has become the main market for Brussels businesses since the pandemic. The focus on Europe will also help launch the transition towards a more sustainable economy;
  • Key sectors of the Brussels region: we will pay particular attention to sustainable development and innovation;
  • Digitalisation: a major part of the programme will go online where necessary (particularly the seminars, economic missions, brokerage events and buyer invitations). There will also be a series of market access webinars in the spring. 

Europe

Germany

  • Germany – Nüremberg | Collective Stand at Biofach | 14-17 February (full)
  • Germany – Hannover | Collective stand at Hannover Messe |12-16 April (online)
  • Germany – Berlin | Brussels house Berlin inauguration | TBC
  • Germany – Nuremberg | Collective Stand at Biofach | 23-29 August
  • Germany – Munich | Economic mission at Expo Real | 11-13 October
  • Germany – Cologne | Collective stand at Anuga | 9-13 October
  • Germany/Austria | “Dach Business Trip” economic mission | November
  • Germany – Düsseldorf | Collective Stand at Medica | 12-15 November

Austria

  • Austria – Vienna | AI Conference | TBA

Belgium

  • Online | Virtual Business Days Europe | 16-17 March
  • Belgium – Brussels | Export Fair (new exporters) | 17-21 May
  • Belgium – Brussels | Drone Days | 27 May
  • Belgium – Brussels | E²Tech4SmartCities | June
  • Belgium – Brussels | Co-production forum outside BRIFF (buyer invitation) | 14 June – 4 July
  • Belgium – Brussels | Food Fairs | September
  • Belgium – Brussels | E-commerce forum (new exporters) | 5-8 October
  • Belgium – Brussels | D2B companies invitation | November
  • Belgium – Brussels | Invitation for medical sector buyers from Uruguay, Brazil and Cuba | November
  • Belgium – Brussels | Women in export (new exporters) | TBA
  • Belgium – Brussels | Invitation for real estate buyers from Uruguay and Brazil | TBA
  • Belgium – Brussels | Invitation for renewable energy sector buyers from Cuba | TBA
  • Belgium – Brussels | Event networking (new exporters) | TBA
  • Belgium – Brussels | MAD Showroom (buyer invitation)| TBA
  • Online| Innovation in Environment & Energy & Circular Economy | TBA

Croatia

  • Croatia | “Brewery” contact days | May

Denmark

  • Denmark – Ondense | Week of Health and Innovation | TBA

Spain

  • Spain – Barcelona | Innovate4climate  | 25-27 May
  • Spain – Barcelona | MWC collective stand | 28 June – 1 July
  • Spain – Madrid | Economic committee at Weird Market (new exporters) | 5-7 October
  • Spain – Madrid | Collective stand at South Summit (new exporters)| 5-7 October
  • Spain – Madrid | Collective stand at Fruit Attraction | 5-7 October
  • Spain – Barcelona | Collective stand at Smart City Expo World Congress | 16-18 November

France

  • France – Lille | Real estate & circular economy committee (new exporters) | March
  • France – Paris | Paris Fashion Week | March
  • France – Paris | Santexpo | 9-11 March
  • France – Lille | International Cyber Security Forum (FIC) | April
  • France | MIPcom and TV | April and October
  • France – Cannes | Collective stand at Cannes Film Market | May
  • France – Lille | International TV Series Festival (Series Mania) | 28 May – 5 June
  • France – Paris | Brussels Days | September
  • France – La Rochelle | Sunny Side of the Doc (seminar) | June
  • France – Cannes | Collective stand at MIPIM | 7-10 June
  • France – Paris | Real Estate & New Tech (RENT) | 30 June – 1 July
  • France – Paris | Collective stand at Vivatech | 17-19 June
  • France – Lyon | Internet of Things Fair (SIDO) | 22-23 September
  • France – Paris | IBA World Congress | 7-12 October
  • France – Cannes | Mapic real estate fair at Cannes | November
  • France – Paris | Big Data & AI World | 23-24 November
  • France – Grenoble | MedFit | TBA

Finland

  • Finland – Helsinki | HIMSS Europe 2021 | 8-10 June

Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

  • Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg – Luxembourg | Architect@work | May
  • Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg – Luxembourg | ICT Spring | May
  • Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg – Luxembourg | Economic committee in Luxembourg (new exporters) | TBA

Italy

  • Italy – Bologna | Collective stand at Cosmoprof | 27-31 May
  • Italy – Milan | Milan Design Week | 5-10 September
  • Italy – Milan | Brussels house Milan inauguration | November
  • Italy –Rome | State Visit | TBA

Republic of Ireland

The Netherlands

  • The Netherlands – Amsterdam | PLMA collective stand | TBA
  • The Netherlands – Amsterdam | Money 2020 | 8-10 June
  • The Netherlands – Amsterdam | Collective stand at “Free From” | 15-16 June
  • The Netherlands – Leeuwarden | WaterMatch 2020 | September
  • The Netherlands – Amsterdam | Collective stand at IBC| | 10-14 September
  • The Netherlands – Amsterdam | Aquatech Amsterdam | 2-5 June

Poland

  • Poland – Warsaw | Real estate committee | 1-2 June

Portugal

  • Portugal – Lisbon | Collective stand at Web summit (new exporters) | 1-4 November

United Kingdom

Switzerland

  • Switzerland – Geneva | Collective stand at Vitafoods | May

Serbia

  • Serbia – Belgrade | Smart Cities contact day | October

To be announced

TBA | ICT Proposers Day | TBA

Americas

Canada

  • Canada – Montreal | Atelier Grand Nord | 1-26 February
  • Canada – Toronto | Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) | 9-19 September
  • Canada – Toronto , Vancouver & Montreal | Mission outside “The Buildings Show” | December
  • Canada – Montreal | Life sciences mission (health, med devices & biopharma) | TBA (4th quarter)

United States

Asia/ Oceania

China

  • China – Shanghai | Collective stand at MWC “IT market access” | 23-25 February
  • China – Shanghai, Shenzhen & Beijing | China Digitech Roadshow with “market access” segment | November
  • China – Shanghai | Collective stand at “China International Import Expo Fair” | 5-10 November 

South Korea

  • South Korea – Seoul | Collective stand at “Seoul Food” | 27-30 July

United Arab Emirates

India

  • Online | Webinar on the Indian market in a time of crisis | TBA

Japan

  • Japan | Fintech summit | November

Jordan

  • Jordan – Amman | Economic mission | TBA

Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan – Almaty, Nursultan & Tachkent | Exploratory mission | 4-8 October

Kuwait

  • Kuwait- & Qatar – Kuwait City & Doha | Economic mission | TBA

Mongolia

  • Online | Seminar on renewable energy opportunities in South Asia and Mongolia | TBA

New Zealand

  • Online | Seminar on the EU-New Zealand FTA | TBA

Vietnam

  • Online | Webinar on energies and infrastructures (Vietnam) | TBA

Singapore

  • Singapore – Singapore | Collective stand at Singapore Fintech Festival | 8-12 November

Turkey

  • Online | Webinar on the e-commerce sector in the Turkish market | February 

Africa

South Africa

  • South Africa – Cape Town | Collective stand at Africacom | 8-12 November
  • South Africa – Johannesburg | State Visit | December

Cameroon

  • Italy – Bologna | Collective stand at Promote | 24 April – 2 May

Ghana & Nigeria

  • Ghana & Nigeria – Accra & Lagos | Economic mission | December

Morocco

  • Morocco – Casablanca | Economic mission | 25-29 May (TBC)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo – Kinshasa & Lubumbashi | RDC economic mission| October

Want to find out more?

All information about events and registration procedures will be given in our “Agenda“ section. 

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