Get ready to interact with 13 top-notch speakers in 7 weeks

This main FITCE 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. 
More information will be communicated soon!

Interested in sponsoring the event? Check the  sponsor opportunities. For info,  mail José Van Ooteghem.

Event schedule

Event sponsors
12:00 – 13:00 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 (
5G - The government view
   Philippe De Backer (Minister of Digital Agenda, Telecommunication and Post)
5G through the eyes of a software engineer
   Stijn Bijnens (Cegeka)
The view of a 5G evangelist
   Philippe Poggianti (Nokia)
  14:00 Session 2 - Prerequisites for a successful 5G rollout
Regulation for 5G in Belgium
   Luc Vanfleteren (bipt)
Health effects related to 5G
   Guy Vandenbosch (KULeuven)
5G waves and measurements
   Luc Martens (UGent)
  15:00 Coffee Break
  15:45 Session 3 - Technology Aspects
a national operator's view (tbc)
   tbc (tbc)
5G for Vehicular
   Michael Peeters (imec)
Slicing in 5G
   tbc (Infradata)
5G and fiber: a story of convergence (tbc)
   tbc (tbc)
  16:45 Session 4 - Use cases/market needs
Time to connect Belgium with 5G
   Stefaan Vyverman (Capgemini)
   Danny Goderis (Agoria)
Making 5G real, the hands-on approach of Orange
   Werner De Laet (Orange Belgium)
   Michael Peeters (Orange Belgium)
5G pioneering in Belgium
   Joeri Tranchet (Citimesh)
5G as driver for VR
   Laurent Eeckhout (Telenet)
  17:45 Panel session
18:30 – 20:30 Reception & Networking Dinner
Early Bird Price: € 350 (excl. VAT) - Members: € 250 (excl. VAT) - Students: € 100 (VAT incl.)
   Early bird tickets are available until Friday 07 Feb 2020.

Joeri Tranchet 

Managing Director - Private 5G at Citymesh

Michael Peeters 
Programme Director Connectivity at imec

Danny Goderis 
Manager Digital at Agoria

Guy Vandenbosch 
Professor at KULeuven

Geert Standaert 
CTO at Proximus

Luc Vanfleteren 
Board Member BIPT

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

Luc Martens 
Full Professor at Ghent University & imec / Founder and CEO at Excentis

Stijn Bijnens 
CEO at Cegeka

Laurent Eeckhout 
Head Of Strategy at Telenet

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

Stefaan Vyverman 
Sr. Managing consultant at Capgemini Invent

Michael Peeters 
Director Innovation and Business Development at Orange Belgium

Practical info

Date & time
  Thursday 19 Mar 2020
   13:00 - 20:00

  Ter Elst  
Kattenbroek 1 2650 Edegem


Early bird tickets are available until Friday 07 Feb 2020.

Price: € 350 (excl. VAT)
Members: € 250 (excl. VAT)
Students: € 100 (VAT incl.)

Register early bird

Pricing after 07 Feb 2020:
- ticket: € 400.00
- members: € 300.00
- students: € 150.00

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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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