About us

Embracing Technology
Embracing Ambition

Agoria: development through technology. We are paving the way for all technology-inspired companies in Belgium which seek to contribute to the world's advancement by developing or implementing innovations. We are proud that more than 1,700 member companies, accounting for approximately 300,000 workers, are relying on the three pillars of our services: advice, business development and creating the ideal business climate.

Give your company a boost with Agoria

  • Advice to entrepreneurs
    Leading experts answer your questions on, among other topics, talent and the labour market, innovation, energy, the environment, socio-legal issues, well-being at work, taxation, the economic development of sectors and markets, regulations and standardization.
  • Business development
    Our Market-teams help you promote your offering on the market, identify market opportunities for your products or services, and forge sustainable partnerships in Belgium and abroad. We are currently focusing on the following markets: Building & Urban Development, Energy, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Transport & Mobility, Machine Construction / Production Systems, and Sports & Entertainment Events.
  • Creating the ideal business climate
    o Through consultancy, tools, workshops and networking events, our Industry-teams support you when it comes to meeting the - present and future - strategic challenges in your industry: Aeronautics, Space, Security & Defence Industries; Building, Contracting & Technical Services Industries; Digital Industries; Manufacturing Industries and Materials Industries, Telecom Industries.
    Experienced Policy units also defend your interests, lobbying at all levels of power.
  • Member & Employee benefits
    Through its membership, your company and its employees obtain many exclusive discounts and other benefits.

Expertise Centres

Leading experts answer your questions on, among other topics, talent and the labour market, innovation, energy, the environment, socio-legal issues, well-being at work, taxation, regulations and standardization.

The Innovation Expertise Centre
The Innovation Expertise Centre (IEC) answers any questions from companies on innovation and related topics. Its experts provide inspiration and support companies in the implementation of innovation projects.

The Environment Expertise Centre
The Environment Expertise Centre helps companies address the challenges presented by the ever more stringent environmental regulations and the increasing pressure on companies to control their impact on the environment.

The Talent & Labour Market Expertise Centre
The Talent & Labour Market Expertise Centre supports companies in how they handle challenges related to the labour market: the aging population, the 'war for talent', the prediction and the transfer of skills, ...

The Social Expertise Centre
Agoria's Social Expertise Centre provides expertise on various social issues such as social and tax legislation, social dialogue, salary and working conditions, job classification, prevention, well-being, ...

The Regulation & Standards Expertise Centre
The Regulation & Standards Expertise Centre advises on general regulations, technical regulations and standardisation, and this at regional, federal, European and international levels.

The Energy Expertise Centre
The Energy Expertise Centre helps companies to achieve greater energy efficiency, while contributing to the growth of the technology industry.

Data & Statistical Services
The Data & Statistical Services Expertise Centre provides information on the economic development of sectors and markets: e.g. turnover, added value, employment, exports, and investments. We conduct financial analyses and monitor costs and prices (inflation, energy, raw materials, wages, etc.).

 

Markets

The Agoria Market teams help you promote your offering on the market, identify market opportunities for your products or services, and forge sustainable partnerships in Belgium and abroad. We are currently focusing on the following markets: Building & Urban Development; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Healthcare; Transport & Mobility; Machine Construction & Production Systems; and Sports & Entertainment Events.

Healthcare Technology Club
The Healthcare Technology Club stands with Belgian companies that supply products, solutions and services specific to the local or international medical sector. This includes solutions related to eHealth, electro-medical appliances, medical consumables or still, sterilization and diagnostics solutions.

Building & Urban Development Technology Club
The Building & Urban Development Technology Club represents Belgian technology, product and service providers for construction and infrastructure projects. For instance, this team is running the Smart Cities project – a strategic, information and advice platform on trends as well as technological solutions.

Financial Services Technology Club
The Financial Services Technology Club represents the interests of companies specialising in providing IT solutions for the financial industry market: e-banking or secure payment software, authentication hardware solutions, ...

Energy Technology Club
The Energy Technology Club acts as an ecosystem of companies active in energy services and technology, for both the renewable energy and conventional energy generation sectors.

Food & Beverage Technology Club
The Food & Beverage Technology Club guides Belgian players in food technology (design and manufacturing of equipment for the food industry, customized solutions for food processing).

Transport & Mobility Technology Club
The Transport & Mobility Technology Club serves the developers, manufacturers and suppliers of products, systems and technology solutions intended for the transport and mobility market. The focus is primarily on the automotive sector, freight transport, public transport, transport infrastructure and personal mobility.

Machine Construction & Production Systems Technology Club
The Machine Construction & Production Systems Technology Club brings together Belgian technology companies active not only in the design, construction and subcontracting of machinery and machinery spare parts, but also systems and processes used for the transformation or production of goods (including for agriculture).

Sports & Entertainment Technology Club
The Sports & Entertainment Technology Club brings together Belgian technology companies active in the arena of international sport, especially with regard to construction, media technology, sports equipment, hosting solutions, as well as access control systems and security.

Industries

By offering advice, tools and organising workshops and networking events, the Agoria Industry teams support you when it comes to meeting the present and future strategic challenges in your industry, whatever the sector: Aeronautics, Space, Security & Defence Industries; Building, Contracting & Technical Services Industries; Digital Industries; Manufacturing Industries; and Materials Industries.

Aeronautics, Space, Security & Defence Industries
Aeronautics, Space, Security & Defence Industries brings together companies active in the aerospace and space sectors as well as in the defence and security technology sector. These companies are often world leaders in niche markets.

Building Contracting & Technical Services Industries
Building Contracting & Technical Services Industries works for companies active in the sectors of installation and maintenance as well as facilities, infrastructure and industries management. These companies offer products systems and services related to this sector

Digital Industries
Digital Industries represents many IT oriented companies. These companies supply products, software, systems, services and solutions used to carry, process and manage different information formats, including images, audio and data.

Manufacturing Industries
Manufacturing Industries serves companies specialising in the production and subcontracting of products, services and solutions intended for the manufacturing industry, in particular transport solutions and smart vehicles as well as production systems.

Materials Industries
Materials Industries assists not only non-ferrous metal producers, foundries and manufacturers of metal, plastics and composites products, but also companies subcontracting mechanical assemblies.

Telecom Industries
Telecom Industries represents operators of telecommunication networks and services who are active on the Belgian market. 

Policy units

Experienced Policy units also defend your interests, lobbying at all levels of power.

Federal
At the federal level, our priority areas of action centre on the reduction of salary costs, the boosting of competitiveness and the funding of exports.

Wallonia
In Wallonia, Agoria Wallonie's efforts are focused on cost control, innovation (product, business, process), cooperation with the world of training (work-based training in particular) and alleviating shortages of technological staff.

Brussels
In Brussels, Agoria Bruxelles' main preoccupation is mobility, along with the promotion of certain talents and the 'smart city'.

Flanders
In Flanders, Agoria Vlaanderen works to promote an effective industrial policy, the development of technological talent and the support of industrial innovation.

Europe
At the European level, our guiding threads are the internal market (the free circulation of products & services, a single digital market, the mobility of workers), the circular economy, energy policy, innovation programmes and external trade.

Board of Directors Agoria

Chairman Agoria

  • Marc DE GROOTE, managing director Cegeka Group

Vice-chairmen

  • Jean MARTIN, CEO Sapristic International, chairman Agoria Wallonia
  • François MACQ, CEO Macq, chairman Agoria Brussel
  • Trudo MOTMANS, chairman Asco Industries, chairman Agoria Flanders

Members

  • Charles BEAUDUIN, CEO, Michel Van de Wiele
  • Yanick BIGAUD, managing director, ENGIE Fabricom
  • André BOUFFIOUX, CEO and chairman, Siemens Groep België-Luxemburg
  • René BRANDERS, CEO, FIB Belgium
  • Jean-Paul BREES, country president, Schneider-Electric
  • Marco CROON, CEO, Vinçotte International
  • Jean-Louis DAM, CEO, JTEKT Torsen Europe
  • Luc DEFIEUW, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent Bell / Nokia
  • Bernard DELVAUX, CEO, Nexans Benelux
  • Chantal DE VRIEZE, CEO, Altran Belgium & Luxembourg
  • Nancy DHOLLANDER, Executive officer, Dhollandia
  • Thierry du PRE-WERSON, CEO, Spacebel
  • Lode ESSERS, CEO, Pami
  • Alfons GOOS, CEO, ABB
  • Thierry HANSEN, managing director and operations manager, Caterpillar Belgium
  • Marc HEEREN, managing director, CSC België & Luxemburg (Computer Sciences Corporation)
  • Frans HOORELBEKE, chairman board of directors, Daikin Europe
  • Anne-Marie JORIS, Executive officer, ETAP
  • Pascal LAFFINEUR, CEO, Network Research Belgium (NRB)
  • Egbert LOX, senior vice president Government affairs, Umicore
  • Marc MEURISSE, chairman board of directors, Engicon
  • Marcel MILLER, chairman, CEO, Alstom Belgium
  • Pierre MOTTET, chairman board of directors, Ion Beam Applications (IBA)
  • Johan POTARGENT, CEO, AMS Belgium
  • Yves PRETE, CEO, directeur generaal, Safran Aero Boosters
  • Alain QUEVRIN, CEO, directeur generaal, Thales Belgium
  • Grégory REICHLING, CEO, Citius Engineering
  • Wim SCHELFHAUT, CEO, Maintenance Partners
  • Pascale VAN DAMME, general manager Belux & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dell
  • Dirk VANDENBERGHE, CEO, Metallo-Chimique
  • Stijn VANNESTE, EVP operations EMEA, South Asia & South East Asia, Bekaert
  • Thomas VERSTRAETEN, gedelegeerd bestuurder, Televic
  • Jean-Charles WIBO, CEO president, JC Wibo - The Vlassenroot Group

CEO

  • Marc LAMBOTTE, CEO Agoria

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Contact

Brussels

A. Reyerslaan 80
1030 Brussels

Tel +32 (0)2 706 78 00

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Antwerpen

Filip Williotstraat 9
2600 Berchem

Tel +32 (0)3 280 45 00

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Hasselt

Hendrik van Veldekesingel 150/78
3500 Hasselt

Tel +32 (0)11 24 72 21

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Henegouwen - Namen

Maison de l’industrie technologique
Rue Auguste Piccard 20
6041 Gosselies

Tel +32 (0)71 23 57 02

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Luik

Boulevard Emile de Laveleye 191
4020 Luik

Tel +32 (0)4 340 35 00

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Gent

Agoria AA Tower - Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent (Zwijnaarde)

Tel +32 (0)9 244 98 11

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