Program

Program

08:00

  • Flight to Toronto

    Toronto

    08:00 : We assemble at Brussels Airport, Zaventem, for the first leg of our flight (to Montreal). 10:45 - 12:15 : Flight Brussels - Montreal (AC 6838) 14:00 - 15:00 : Flight...

17:00

  • Welcome speech & FIT briefing

    Toronto

    Antwerp Mayor De Wever officially welcomes the mission delegation to Canada. FIT representative for Canada Ms. Mieke Pynnaert provides a brief introduction to business in Canada...

18:30

  • Welcome dinner at CN Tower

    Toronto

    The delegation dines at the landmark CN Tower to kickstart the 2017 Antwerp Mission. In the restaurant at the top of the tower, we enjoy one of Toronto's top attractions with a...

07:00

  • Personalized B2B meetings (throughout the day)

    Toronto

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service. These meetings are slotted into each...

07:30

  • Network breakfast for rail & freight forwarders (Port of Antwerp)

    Toronto

    For Antwerp companies from the maritime sector, (inter)national freight forwarders and Port of Antwerp. The COO of Port of Antwerp will be present. Seats for this event are...

09:30

  • Visit to the Ontario Ministry of Education

    Toronto

    The Ministry presents its big-picture strategy for education improvement. Only for participants from the education sector.

10:30

  • Visit to Umicore

    Toronto

    We visit the Burlington premises of Umicore, the global materials, technology and recycling group. Includes an extensive information session and plant visit.

12:00

  • Carrier lunch (Port of Antwerp)

    Toronto

    For maritime industry participants only.

14:00

  • Visit to Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

    Toronto

    Introduction on the practical implementation of education improvement strategy. Only for participants from the education sector.

14:30

  • Visit to Niagara Falls

    Toronto

    After our visit to Umicore, we drive on to the nearby Niagara Falls for some leisure time. Participants keen on fully experiencing the majesty of the site can join two optional...

19:00

  • Welcome reception by the Belgian ambassador

    Toronto

    A reception hosted by the Belgian Ambassador to officially welcome the Antwerp delegation to Canada.

07:00

  • Personalized B2B meetings (throughout the day)

    Toronto

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service. These meetings are slotted into each...

07:30

  • Business seminar

    Toronto

    Organized by the City of Antwerp, the Port of Antwerp and Flanders Investment and Trade.

13:30

  • Tour of MaRS & AutoDesk

    Toronto

    A visit to MaRS, the launch pad for leading innovators in Toronto where educators, researchers, social scientists, entrepreneurs and business experts are brought

15:15

  • Visit to the Cisco Innovation Centre

    Toronto

    We start with a tour of the facility, follow a presentation on innovation, commercialization and go-to-market, and conclude with a round table discussion.

16:00

  • Free time for dinner at Marché Mövenpick

    Toronto

    The delegation has free time to dine at the Marché Mövenpick. This marketplace-style restaurant located in downtown Toronto features 8 unique food stations (Italian, Asian, Grill...

19:15

  • Flight Toronto - Montreal

    Toronto

    Flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

06:00

  • Tour of Renard diamond mine (AWDC invitational)

    Montreal

    The first diamond mine in Québec, and one of only six in Canada, employing approximately 500 people. The mine is expected to produce an average of 1.6 million carats per year over...

07:00

  • Personalized B2B meetings (throughout the day)

    Montreal

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service. These meetings are slotted into each...

10:00

  • Visit to Beauharnois hydro dam

    Montreal

    We visit the Beauharnois generator station, one of the world's largest hydropower facilities and built in art deco style. Its 38 generating units, spread out over almost a...

12:00

  • Carrier lunch (Port of Antwerp)

    Montreal

    For maritime industry participants only.

14:30

  • Economic activity

    Montreal

    Visit to a leading company in Montreal (to be determined).

19:00

  • Networking cocktail (Port of Montreal)

    Montreal

    Networking cocktail organised by the Port of Antwerp and the Port of Montreal. Please note that spaces for this event are limited and registrations will be processed on a first-...

07:00

  • Personalized B2B meetings (throughout the day)

    Montreal

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service. These meetings are slotted into each...

07:30

  • Business seminar

    Montreal

    Business seminar organized by the City of Antwerp, the Port of Antwerp and Flanders Investment and Trade

10:30

  • Economic activity

    Montreal

    Visit to a leading company in Montreal (to be determined).

14:00

  • Visit to the Clock Tower War Memorial

    Montreal

    The Clock Tower is forty-five metres high, marks the entrance to the port and serves as a memorial to wartime sailors lost at sea. The delegation will pay tribute to the lost...

15:00

  • Visit to new cruise terminal (PoA)

    Montreal

    The delegation will have the opportunity to visit the new Iberville Cruise Terminal at the Port of Montreal.

19:00

  • Antwerp Night

    Montreal

    The City of Antwerp, together with the Port of Antwerp and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, host an Antwerp Night where guests can enjoy culinary specialities and network. Our...

07:00

  • Personalized B2B meetings (throughout the day)

    Montreal

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service. These meetings are slotted into each...

08:30

  • Visit to Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (incl. TOHU)

    Montreal

    We visit the CESM-SMEC, a converted quarry site which over the years has been home to a sorting centre, a power station and composting facilities. Currently it also houses several...

14:00

  • Visit to Genetec (partner of Robovision)

    Montreal

    The Belgian company Robovision is specialized in artificial intelligence as well as machine vision and robot programming based on deep learning. Its cutting-edge technology is...

15:30

  • Snack at Fairmont boutique

    Montreal

    Before we head to the airport, the delegation can enjoy a light snack at the Fairmont boutique market . Expenses not included in mission fee

16:15

  • Return flight to Brussels

    Montreal

    16:15 - 17:15 : departure to the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for our return flight to Brussels 19:45 - 08:35 : flight Montreal - Brussels 8:35 : arrival...

08:35

  • Arrival at Brussels Airport

    Montreal

    Arrival at Brussels Airport and end of the mission. Please remember to fill out the mission questionnaire to inform us about your experience.