Belgian economic mission to New York

From 6 to 9 October, will be part of a Belgian delegation that will be heading to New York as part of an economic mission to strengthen business partnerships between Belgium and the US, with HRH Princess Astrid presiding.

Taking advantage of the unique momentum created by The Build Back Better Plan, this mission will focus on sustainable construction, cleantech & climate tech, food, mobility, logistics, citizen participation, smart cities and renewable energy.

The Build Back Better Plan is a projected $7 trillion COVID-19 relief, future economic, and infrastructure package proposed by President Joe Biden, which will include investments in infrastructure, and is projected to create 10 million clean-energy jobs. Expenditures would also include government funds on housing, education, economic fairness and health care. › wiki › Build_Back_Better_Plan

Make the most of a varied, 3 day-long personalised programme organised by our teams in Belgium and our economic and commercial attachés on the ground. Featuring B2B meetings, official gatherings, company visits, sectoral seminars, ceremonies and networking receptions. It’s your chance to find out local community priorities and the projects you could help develop together!

Forward Programme

Wednesday 06/10 : Visits and personalised B2B’s

Thursday 07/10 : The case of two inspiring cities, New York and Brussels. Economic Transition towards a sustainable Future

By sharing our best practices and innovative business approaches and brainstorming on how to rethink our economic models for the good of our societies; for the planet and for our people, we want to find concrete solutions towards a sustainable future for all.

During this event, we will discuss our best practices and perspectives, share our urban strategies, and showcase how Brussels and New York are making a difference and become the drivers of change. We aim to provide a number of new avenues for collaboration that could help us to achieve faster and more equitable transition to clean energy economies. We want to prove that our collaboration can be inspiring for others.

Topics : Citizen participation, Mobility & Public Spaces, Food & Build environment

Friday 08/10 : Empire Building Challenge

NYSERDA is creating public-private partnerships with leading commercial and multifamily real estate owners to recruit best-in-class international equipment manufacturers, solution providers, and other businesses to invest in low carbon retrofit technology development in New York State. These partnerships will have to overcome the barriers preventing existing high-rise buildings from achieving aggressive energy performance and GHG emissions targets.

NYSERDA encourages direct collaboration among the world’s largest real estate companies, cleantech manufacturers, and solution providers worldwide. By joining forces, the real estate and technology sectors can uncover new solutions for low carbon high-rise buildings. Learn more about the Challenge and how you can get involved and gain access to New York’s growing clean energy economy.

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Practical information

All practical information (logistics, passport, vaccines, financial support, registration fee) can be found on the site of :