Get ready to interact with 20 top-notch speakers in 9 weeks

This main symposium of 2020 will give a state of affairs on 5G. What is happening in the rest of the world and what are successful use cases? What are the key technological evolutions under 5G? What is the status around regulation in Belgium? What are other challenges Belgian players face in their ambition to roll out 5G?
In this full afternoon symposium we will host a series of high-profile speakers bringing their respective experience and insights in those topics. If you are in any way professionally involved in 5G, then our symposium is an event you cannot miss.

Update 26.05.2020 Symposium is rescheduled to 14 October 2020 - same location and timing

Due to the Covid19 outbreak, was forced to postpone this symposium. We are happy now to announce the new date, 14 October 2020. As mentioned before, the ticket(s) you ordered remain valid for the new date. We will be announcing a final line-up soon; it will consist of the previously announced speakers and worthwile replacers where needed.

Event schedule

12:00: Start Registration and welcome

12:30 – 13:00 Coffee and Sandwiches

13:00 – 18:30 Presentations
  13:00 Session 1 - Different views on 5G
Welcome to 5GforBE
   Raf Meersman (President ; CEO Comsof)
5G - The government view
   Philippe De Backer (Minister of Digital Agenda, Telecommunication and Post)
5G through the eyes of a software engineer
   Stijn Bijnens (CEO Cegeka)
The view of a 5G evangelist
   Philippe Poggianti (End-to-End Solutions Nokia)
  14:00 Session 2 - Prerequisites for a successful 5G rollout
Regulation for 5G in Belgium
   Luc Vanfleteren (Board Member bipt-ibpt)
ALATA: how to handle electromagnetic radiation exposure
   Guy Vandenbosch (Professor KULeuven)
Human exposure of 5G devices and network systems
   Luc Martens (Professor UGent & imec
  14:45 Session 3 - Technology Aspects
5G for Vehicular
   Michael Peeters (Programme Director Connectivity imec)
5G Security by Design: Network Slicing and Roaming
   Ditri Trio (Mobile Solutions Director Infradata)
Open and Intelligent RAN : enabling new use case and focus on Neutral Host pilots (5GCity)
   Frederic Van Durme (CEO Acceleran)
How 5G drives gradual but profound changes in network infrastructure
   Rudy Musschebroeck (Director Strategy and Business Development, Commscope)
  15:45 Coffee Break sponsored by GRITT

  16:30 Session 4 - Use cases/market needs
Time to connect Belgium with 5G
   Stefaan Vyverman (Sr. Managing consultant Capgemini Invent)
   Danny Goderis (Manager Digital Agoria)
What 5G can bring to Belgian Companies (incl. feedback from Beltug's 5G Innovation Challenge)
   Danielle Jacobs (CEO Beltug)
Making 5G real, the hands-on approach of Orange
   Werner De Laet (Chief Enterprise Officer, Innovation & Wholesale Orange Belgium)
   Michaël Peeters (Director Innovation and Business Development Orange Belgium)
5G as driver for VR
   Laurent Eeckhout (Head Of Strategy Telenet)
5G, beyond the proof of concept
   Mitch De Geest (CEO Citymesh)
Applying 5G for digital transformation: use cases for a multitude of industry verticals
   Jan Manssens (Director Enterprise Strategy, Growth & Innovation, Proximus)
  18:00 Panel session
Submit your question to the panel by using the form at The best questions/thoughts will be shared with the panel.

   Raf Meersman (President & CEO Comsof)
   Geert Standaert (CTO Proximus)
   Luc Defieuw (CSO NOKIA Belgium)
   Luc Vanfleteren (Board Member BIPT-IBPT)
   Mitch De Geest (CEO Citymesh)
   Stijn Bijnens (CEO Cegeka)
19:00 – 22:00 Reception & Networking Dinner
Price: € 400 (excl. VAT) - Members: € 300 (excl. VAT) - Students: € 150 (VAT incl.)

Luc Vanfleteren 

Board Member BIPT/IBPT

Guy Vandenbosch 
Professor at KULeuven

Rudy Musschebroeck 
Director Strategy and Business Development at CommScope

Mitch De Geest 
CEO Citymesh

Michael Peeters 
Programme Director Connectivity at imec

Laurent Eeckhout 
Head Of Strategy at Telenet

Danny Goderis 
Manager Digital at Agoria

Ditri Trio 
Mobile Solutions Director at Infradata

Frederic Van Durme 
CEO at Accelleran

Geert Standaert 
CTO at Proximus

Stijn Bijnens 
CEO at Cegeka

Luc Defieuw 
CSO at NOKIA Belgium

Philippe De Backer 
Minister of Digital Agenda, Telecommunication and Post at Belgian Government

Michaël Peeters 
Director Innovation and Business Development at Orange Belgium

Luc Martens 
Full Professor at Ghent University & imec

Jan Manssens 
Director Enterprise Strategy, Growth & Innovation at Proximus

Stefaan Vyverman 
Sr. Managing consultant at Capgemini Invent

Philippe Poggianti 
5G Evangelist & End-to-End Solutions at Nokia

Danielle Jacobs 
CEO at Beltug

Werner De Laet 
Chief Enterprise Officer, Innovation & Wholesale at Orange Belgium

Practical info

Date & time
  Wednesday 14 Oct 2020
   12:00 - 22:00

  Ter Elst  
Kattenbroek 1 2650 Edegem


Price: € 400 (excl. VAT)
Members: € 300 (excl. VAT)
Students: € 150 (VAT incl.)


Cancellation policy
Cancellation will be allowed without penalty until two weeks before the event. After this date a charge of 25% of the attendance fee will be made regardless the reason of the cancellation. Notice of cancellation must be done by e-mail to

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