Get ready to interact with 19 top-notch speakers in 34 weeks

This main symposium of 2020 will give a state of affairs on 5G. What is happening in Belgium 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?

After a first attempt of rescheduling the original event from March 2020 to October 2020 in order to overcome the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 crisis on live gatherings, has now decided to go fully virtual with this event. With the support of TMAB Business Events, we will bring the original content to you in a top-notch online experience. With professional recordings from a studio, you will be able to listen to a series of high-profile speakers bringing their respective experience and insights in those topics.

We have split the event over 2 afternoon sessions, each from 14h-18h, with the first one on Wed October 14 focusing on the technology and different views on 5G, and the second one on Wed October 21 focusing on use cases and prerequisites for a successful rollout.

As networking is always a key point of any event, we have also included a networking platform to allow you to meet with speakers and other attendees before, during and after the event. This is delivered in collaboration with a young Belgian startup, called Conversation Starter.

If you are in any way professionally involved in 5G, then our online symposium is an event you cannot miss. Want visibility? Check the sponsorship possibilities

Missed the first session? Don't worry, by registering, you will also get access to the recordings of the 14.10 sessions.

Christophe Van de Weyer 

COO Enterprise Business Unit at Proximus

Luc Vanfleteren 
Board Member BIPT/IBPT

Herbert Vanhove 
Director 5G and Smart Industries at Cegeka

Matteo Gatta 
Director Network Strategy, Innovation and Partners at Proximus

Luc Martens 
Full Professor at Ghent University & imec

Ditri Trio 
Mobile Solutions Director at Infradata

Mitch De Geest 
CEO Citymesh

Danny Goderis 
Manager Digital at Agoria

Michaël Peeters 
Director Innovation and Business Development at Orange Belgium

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

Frederic Van Durme 
CEO at Accelleran

Stefaan Vyverman 
Sr. Managing consultant at Capgemini Invent

Danielle Jacobs 
CEO at Beltug

Michael Peeters 
Programme Director Connectivity at imec

Rudy Musschebroeck 
Director Strategy and Business Development at CommScope

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

Luc Defieuw 
CSO at NOKIA Belgium

Guy Vandenbosch 
Professor at KULeuven

Piet Spiessens 
VP Innovation and Business Developmenty at Telenet
Price: € 200 (excl. VAT) - Members: € 150 (excl. VAT) - Students: € 25 (VAT incl.)

Event schedule

Day 1 - 14 October 2020

14:00 - Session 1 - Different views on 5G
Welcome to 5GforBE
   Raf Meersman (President ; CEO Comsof)
5G through the eyes of the telecom operator
   Matteo Gatta ( Director Strategy and Innovation, Proximus)
5G through the lens of an IT company
   Herbert Vanhove (Director, 5G and Smart Industries, Cegeka)
The view of a 5G evangelist
   Philippe Poggianti (End-to-End Solutions Nokia)
15:00 - Networking break
Meet the speakers and other attendees on the ConversationStarter online networking platform.
15:30 - Session 2 - 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)
16:30 - Panel session
Panel session with Matteo Gatta (Director Innovation & Strategy Proximus), Luc Defieuw (CSO NOKIA Belgium) and Michael Peeters (Programme Director Connectivity IMEC), moderated by Raf Meersman (President & CEO Comsof)
17:00 - Networking opportunity
Meet the speakers and other attendees on the ConversationStarter online networking platform.

Day 2 - 21 October 2020

14:00 - Session 3 - Prerequisites for a successful 5G rollout
Welcome to 5GforBE day 2
   Raf Meersman (President ; CEO Comsof)
Regulation for 5G in Belgium
   Luc Vanfleteren (Board Member bipt-ibpt)
Human exposure of 5G devices and network systems
   Luc Martens (Professor Ghent University)
ALATA: how to handle electromagnetic radiation exposure
   Guy Vandenbosch (Professor KULeuven)
15:00 - Networking break
Meet the speakers and other attendees on the ConversationStarter online networking platform.
15:30 - Session 4 - Use cases/market needs
Time to connect Belgium with 5G
   Stefaan Vyverman (Sr. Managing consultant Capgemini Invent)
   Danny Goderis (Manager Digital Agoria)
5G as a gamechanger for VR
   Piet Spiessens (VP Innovation and Business Development Telenet)
Applying 5G for digital transformation: use cases for a multitude of industry verticals
   Christophe van de Weyer (COO Enterprise Business Unit, Proximus)
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, beyond the proof of concept
   Mitch De Geest (CEO Citymesh)
17:00 - Panel session
Panel session with Luc Vanfleteren (Board Member BIPT/IBPT), Mitch De Geest (CEO Citymesh) and Michaël Peeters (Director Innovation and Business Development Orange Belgium), moderated by Benjamin Martens (Director Business Management IP Nokia)
17:30 - Networking opportunity
Meet the speakers and other attendees on the ConversationStarter online networking platform.
Interested in the sponsoring package for the 2 days virtual event “5GforBE”?

The virtual 5G event will reach more than 200 interested high level professionals of the Belgian telecom scene. A unique opportunity to promote your company and connect with them. is offering your company a sponsor package at the very interesting price of € 500,- (VAT excluded) with the following “visibility” offer: your company logo

  • on the event website programme page
  • on the intro slides of each of the four sessions
  • on the background wall for the presentations captured in the studio
  • on the background for the closing panel sessions
  • on the virtual background of the online presentations

This visibility offer covers 14th as well as 21st of October 2020. Book your sponsor package now

Practical info

Date & time
  Wednesday 14 Oct 2020
   14:00 - 18:00

  Wednesday 21 Oct 2020
   14:00 - 18:00

  Online event You'll receive by e-mail, the participation links and a link to the recordings of 14.10


Price: € 200 (excl. VAT)
Members: € 150 (excl. VAT)
Students: € 25 (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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