Thu 13 October | 13:00 - 18:00 | Lamot (Mechelen) 5G for Belgium
The state of 5G in Belgium

What is happening in the competitive Belgian market? What are successful use cases? How will the 5G deployment look like? How will the technology evolve? What is the status around hybrid and B2B use cases in Belgium?
More than 10 top-level speakers will share their view, plans and experiences.

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This main FITCE.be symposium of 2022 will give a state of affairs on 5G. What is happening in the competitive Belgian market and what are successful use cases? What is going to happen in the coming years in terms of 5G deployment? What are the key technological evolutions and where does 5G make a difference? What are the success stories so far in Belgium? How will the technology evolve in the future? What is the status and vision related to hybrid and B2B use cases in Belgium?  

More than 10 top-level speakers will share their views, plans, and experiences in live presentations during the different sessions of the event. Confirmed speakers include Luc Vanfleteren (BIPT), and Rita de Castro (GSMA), as well as contributions from the 5 operators.

The event ends with a reception and walking dinner to network with both speakers and more than 200 attendees active in the mobile market today. 

Speaker details

Bas Piek
Marketing & Sales Partner in Mixe Communications Solutions (MCS)
Jeroen Hoebeke
Professor at imec - IDLab - UGent
Bernard Monville
Head of WAVE by AGC
Luc Vanfleteren
Member of the BIPT/IBPT Council
Gert Nelissen
Sales representative Mabo Engineering & Automation
Mitch De Geest
CEO Citymesh
Steven Werbrouck
Expert Network Connectivity BASF
Mathieu Philippart
Delivery Executive at NRB
Vincent Licoppe
Network Strategy Lead Proximus
Nico Dumeez
Solutions Architect at e-BO Enterprises
Wouter Faes
Manager Digital Infrastructure at Port of Antwerp
Rita de Castro
Director of Public Policy GSMA Europe
Werner De Laet
Chief Enterprise, Wholesale & Innovation Officer Orange
Valerie Tanghe
Managing Director – Belux Technology – Communications, Media and High Tech Lead Accenture
Jan Bouwen
Senior Technology Advisor, Strategy and Technology Nokia Bell Labs
Simon Pryor
Research and Innovation at Accelleran
Luk Bruynseels
VP Engineering at Telenet
Price: € 400,00  | Members: € 300,00  | Students: € 150,00

Event Schedule

12:00 - Welcome

Coffee & sandwiches

13:00 - Welcome & keynote speeches

What is the status of 5G in Belgium and how does that compare to the rest of Europe? What is the role of the government? How important is 5G in the full connectivity picture?

  • Welcome 
      by Sofie Pollin, FITCE.be
  • Regulatory aspects of 5G 
      by Luc Vanfleteren, BIPT
  • How is 5G progressing in Europe and Belgium? 
      by Rita de Castro, GSMA Europe

13:40 - Progress & technology slice 

Our program has 5 operators, use cases, and technology bites. What are the 5G benefits for production and logistics? How did operators make it happen? What about cloud and edge cloud? A first slice of the program contains contributions from: 

  • Why hybrid networks will change the world
      by Mitch De Geest, Citymesh
  • Mabo AGV and 5G
      by Gert Nelissen, Mabo Engineering & Automation
  • How Edge and 5G reinforce each other 
      by Valerie Tange, Accenture
  • 5G and Security by Design 
      by Werner De Laet, Orange
  • The value and requirements of a mobile network in the Chemical Industry
      by Steven Werbrouck, BASF
  • Innovate your Connectivity
      by Bernard Monville, AGC
  • Slicing progress and what's to come: a B2B angle on innovations happening right now
      by Vincent Licoppe, Proximus
  • 4G-5G Private Networks in Exciting Environments
      by Bas Piek, MCS Benelux

15:30 - Coffee break

16:00 - Progress & technology slice

We continue with more operator updates, use case examples, and technology updates. What is the role of 5G in the green energy debate? What is O-RAN? What is the role of Wi-Fi? How will future use cases such as the Metaverse drive evolutions? We continue in a second slice with:

  • NRB and 5G at the service of enterprises & public sector
      by Mathieu Philippart, NRB
  • Delivering Critical Broadband Communication in Harsh Environments
      by Nico Dumeez, e-BO Enterprises
  • Next-generation Wi-Fi for ever more demanding applications
      by Jeroen Hoebeke, imec
  • Telenet – The connected future with 5G
      by Luk Bruynseels, Telenet
  • A perspective on O-RAN
      by Simon Pryor, Accelleran
  • 5G Use Cases in the Port
      by Wouter Faes, Port of Antwerp-Bruges
  • The Metaverse and 5G 
      by Jan Bouwen, Nokia

17:30 - Panel Session

Selected speakers will interact and answer questions from the audience.

18:30 - Reception & walking dinner

Practical info

Date & time
Thu 13 October 2022
13:00 - 18:00
Location
Lamot (Mechelen) Route description
Van Beethovenstraat 8-10
B – 2800 Mechelen
Tickets
Price: € 400,00 excl. VAT
Members: € 300,00 excl. VAT
Students: € 150,00 VAT incl.
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