Belgian Economic Mission to the United States of America (Texas) 3

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Belgian Economic Mission to the United States of America (Texas) 3
Belgian Economic Mission to the United States of America (Texas)
3 to 10 December 2016
Presided over by HRH PRINCESS ASTRID OF BELGIUM, Representative of His Majesty the King
VOORLOPIG PROGRAMMA
Update: 23/08/2016
Het programma voor deze missie is volop in opbouw en zal nog onderhevig zijn aan veranderingen!
BELANGRIJK:
De voorgestelde vluchten naar Austin en Houston zijn de vluchten die de officiële delegatie neemt.
Deelnemers die ook Dallas bezoeken, kunnen best het reisbureau contacteren voor de meest
passende aansluitingen. Contactpersoon CWT: Blanc Catherine, [email protected]
Timing
From 07:30
10:30 (BE
time)
13:10 (CA
time)
14:35
17:05 (US
time)
17:45 tbc
18:15 tbc
17:00 tbc
Activity
Location / remarks
December 3, 2016 (Saturday)
Check-in at Brussels National Airport
Departure from Brussels National Airport to Toronto
flight SN 551
Arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto: -06:00
Departure from Toronto Pearson International Airport to
Austin
Arrival at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
flight AC 8840
Transfer from the airport to Hilton Austin hotel
Venue:
500 East 4th Street, Austin,
Texas, 78701, USA
Arrival at Hilton Austin hotel & check-in
December 4, 2016 (Sunday) - Austin
Information session for the Belgian delegation
 Introductory speech by HE Dirk Wouters, Belgian
Ambassador
 Information about the business programme and
business tips by Trade Commissioner(s) BIE, AWEX &
FIT
 Panel discussion (’45)
 Distribution of the final individual programmes
(flight duration 08:40)
(flight duration 03:45)
Austin: -07:00
Venue:
Hilton Austin,
Salon E, 4th Floor
Followed by a welcome networking drink with informal
contacts between businessmen, representatives of the
Embassy and the Trade Commissioners.
December 5, 2016 (Monday) - Austin
a.m. & p.m.
B2B meetings
08:30 –
10:00 tbc
Seminar “How to do business in USA? Listen to the experts of
the Belgian delegation”
Venue: Hilton Austin
Salon D, 4th Floor
Venue: Hilton Austin
09:30 –
12:00 tbc
AWDC activity ‘Diamond Power Session’
in cooperation with tbc the Texas Jewelers Association
Draft programme
09:30 Registration
10:00 Diamond Power session
Diamonds & Antwerp, it’s in our DNA
The Antwerp diamond experience
11:00 Closing cocktail in presence of HRH Princess
Astrid and Ministers
a.m. & p.m.
(for: diamond and jewelry companies)
FEB B2G lunch meeting
In cooperation with tbc the Texas Business Association
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
IT activity at the premises of Dell tbc
(for ICT companies)
Network reception – Texas One
December 6, 2016 (Tuesday) - Austin
B2B meetings
07:45 –
09:00
FEB Success Stories Breakfast (30 p.)
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
tbc 12:00 14:00
p.m.
p.m.
Venue: Hilton Austin tbc
Venue:
Hilton Austin
Room 410, 4th Floor
Venue: Hilton Austin
Salon D, 4th Floor (a.m.)
Room 416A, 4th Floor (p.m.)
Venue: Hilton Austin
Draft programme
07:45 Registration
08:00 Start breakfast in presence of HRH Princess
Astrid and Ministers
a.m.
Activity “Alternative energy and Passive house” tbc
Venue: Hilton Austin
12:00 - 13:30 Investment Power lunch
Venue: Hilton Austin
‘Invest in Belgium, Increase your Profit’
Room 410, 4th Floor
organized by AWEX, BIE & FIT
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
14.00
Departure of the delegation - interested companies from Austin Separate program from
to Dallas by bus (± 3 hours drive)
official mission!
p.m.
Seminar & Matchmaking Session: The Medical Technology Sector
in Texas tbc
14:00 – 21:30 Activity in San Antonio
Venue: tbc
13:50 Departure from Hilton Austin to San Antonio
San Antonio Economic
15:15 Programme in San Antonio
Development Department
a.m. or p.m.
Or
Information session on the “Economic opportunities
in San Antonio Region” by the San Antonio Economic
Development Department and tbc in cooperation with
the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.
Tour of the Alamo and river tour
Tbc Return to Hilton Hotel Austin
Frost Bank Tower, 100
West Houston Street,
19th Floor, San Antonio,
TX 78205
December 7, 2016 (Wednesday) – College Station or Dallas or Houston
For a selected delegation, departure from Austin to
For the College Station
College Station (by road) with: alumni CEO lunch,
programme, see separate
academic and technology partnerships,…
attachment
-
Programme in Dallas: activities in the logistical,
diamond and IT-sector, B2B-meetings, …
-
Departure to Houston (by road) with: tbc B2Bmeetings,…
Or
DALLAS EXTENSION FIT – December 7, 2016
a.m. & p.m B2B meetings
Venue: DFW Airport
Marriot South
Tbc Company visits: Texas instruments and Cartamundi, …
Displacement of HE Geert Bourgeois, Minister-President of the
Government of Flanders and accompanying companies from
Dallas to Houston, George Bush International Airport
Free evening for business delegation
December 8, 2016 (Thursday) - Houston
a.m. & p.m
B2B meetings
08:15 - 09:15 Breakfast “Maritime flows between Flanders and Texas”
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
Draft programme
08:15-08:30 Welcome and beginning of the breakfast
08:30-08:45 Presentation on the maritime flows
between Flanders and Texas (Houston)
08:45-09:00 Presentation on TTIP-Transatlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership
09:00-09:15 Conclusions of the breakfast
Presentation and explanations on the
study “Flows of goods Antwerp Houston”
Signing MOU Ports of Antwerp &
Houston
a.m.
Activity ‘Oil & Gas’
organized by Carbon Energy Club Agoria
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
Venue: Phillips 66 Global
Headquarters, Beltway 8
West, Between Westheimer
Road and Briar Forest
Drive, NB: 30’ from hotel
Biopharma Power lunch: ‘The Belgian biopharma, a key player
in international partnerships’
organized by essenscia - (for selected companies, upon
invitation)
Venue: Hilton AmericasHouston
Draft programme
Welcome by tbc & presentation of the activities and
projects of Phillips 66
Presentation by Carbon Energy Club of the Belgian
companies
B2B meetings
12:00-13:45
Venue: Hilton AmericasHouston hotel
Venue: tbc
Draft programme
12:00-12:15 Registration of the participants
12:15-12:20 Welcome word by a Belgian minister
12:20-12:25 Introduction by a high representative
of Texas
12:25-12:35 “Belgium, the place to be for
biopharmaceutical R&D and
manufacturing”, Mr Yves
Verschueren, Managing director,
essenscia
12:35-12:45 Presentation by a representative of
the Texas biopharma industry
12:45-13:40 Company testimonials
13:40-13:45 Q&A/Discussion
14:00 – 15:00 tbc Texas Medical Center activity “Belgian excellence in Medical Venue: Texas Medical
Technologies and Meet-up with TMC Community”
Center, McGovern
Draft programme
Commons, 6550 Bertner
14:00
14:05
14:10
14:20
Welcome
Introduction by a high representative
of Texas Medical Center
Belgian excellence in Medical
Technology tbc (Belgian minister, …)
Meetings
Avenue, Houston, TX 77030
15:30 – 17:30 Seminar “Discover Belgian excellence in Maritime Construction” Venue: Hilton Americas18:00
Evening
a.m. & p.m.
tbc Signing ceremony
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
Belgian official reception
December 9, 2016 (Friday) - Houston
B2B meetings
Houston hotel, room 338
Venue: Hilton AmericasHouston hotel
Venue: tbc
Venue: Hilton AmericasHouston hotel
a.m.
Greater Houston Partnership (G.H.P.) activity
10:00 - 12:00 Seminar “Belgium, a world-class innovative chemical hub at the (Venue: Georges R. Brown
heart of Europe” (organized by essenscia and FIT)
Convention Center Hoston,
Draft programme
09:00-09:30
09:30-09:40
09:40-10:00
10:00-10:15
10:15-10:30
Room 360 A+D)
Welcome coffee & Registration of the
participants
Welcome word by Houston Chemical
Association & by tbc ACC American
Chemistry Council
Introduction on the Belgian chemical
industry by essencia
Port of Antwerp
Port of Ghent
Testimonials on innovations
10:30-10:45
10:45-11:00
11:00-11:15
12:30-14:00
Solvay
ExxonMobil (tbc)
General conclusions by Minister tbc in
presence of HRH Princess Astrid,
Representative of His Majesty the King,
and the other Belgian Ministers
11:15-11:45
Networking drink
Chemistry Power lunch
‘Belgium, the leading chemical cluster at the heart of Europe’
organized by essenscia & FIT
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
Draft programme
tbc
Welcome & Registration of the
participants
tbc
Opening address by a Belgian
minister
tbc
Essenscia presentation by Mr Yves
Verschueren, Managing director,
essenscia
Venue : Hilton AmericasHouston
14:45 – 16:15 NASA Lyndon Johnson Space Center activity
(for a very small number of selected companies)
Draft programme
14:45
14:50
15:00
15:45
15:50
16:15
p.m.
Welcome to NASA Johnson Space Center
Greet Guests at Gate 1
Proceed to Building 9
Escort TBD
Welcome and Center Greeting
Senior Staff TBD
Space Vehicle Mockup Facility
Briefer TBD
International Space Station Trainers
Russian Soyuz Trainer
Orion Medium Fidelity Trainer
Access: TBD
Proceed to Building 30
Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Centers
Briefer TBD
International Space Station Flight Control
Viewing Room
Optional
Apollo Era Mission Operations Control Room
Floor
Proceed to Gate 1
Conclusion of Visit
Katoen Natie activity
(for selected companies, upon invitation)
Or Solvay activity
(Venue: tbc 2101 NASA
Parkway,Houston, TX
77058)
(Venue tbc: Pasadena plant,
5761 Underwood Rd. Ste. B
Pasadena, TX 77507)
(with tbc HE Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt &
with tbc HE Secretary of State Cécile Jodogne)
tbc 9:00
tbc 9:45
11:30 (US
time)
15:27 (CA
time)
18:30
07:50 (BE
time)
December 10, 2016 (Saturday) - Houston
Departure from Hilton Americas-Houston hotel
to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport for
participants leaving with flight tbc
Arrival at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
for participants leaving with flight tbc
Departure from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport flight AC 8110
to Toronto
(flight duration 02:57)
Arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Departure from Toronto Pearson International Airport to
Brussels
Arrival at Brussels National Airport
flight SN 552
(flight duration 07:20)
BENODIGDE REISDOCUMENTEN
Normaal gezien hoeft u zich voor deze handelsmissie enkel te registreren via het ESTA-systeem. Dit kan
online via volgende website: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. Deelnemers die via Toronto (Canada) vliegen,
dienen ook een eTA-formulier aan te vragen.
Echter opgelet: in sommige specifieke gevallen dient u toch een visum aan te vragen. Over welke gevallen
het precies gaat, vindt u op volgende website:
http://diplomatie.belgium.be/nl/Diensten/Op_reis_in_het_buitenland/reisdocumenten
DEELNAMEPRIJS
De deelnameprijs omvat een bijdrage in de organisatiekosten. Reis- en verblijfkosten zijn NIET inbegrepen.
Locatie
Austin
Dallas / College station
Houston
Eerste deelnemer
€ 300
€ 300
€ 300
Per bijkomende deelnemer
€ 150
€ 150
€ 150
Volledige zending
€ 900
€ 450
REIS EN VERBLIJF
Het reisbureau dat instaat als organisator voor de reservaties van vlucht en hotel is CWT Meetings &
Events. Het staat u vrij zelf vlucht en hotel te boeken, maar met het oog op een optimale voorbereiding
en goed verloop van de missie, raden wij u aan een beroep te doen op dit reisbureau. Het groepstransport
van en naar luchthaven en hotel wordt georganiseerd op basis van de door hen aangeboden vluchten en
hotels.
De aangeboden hotelkamers zullen kunnen worden geboekt via een door het reisbureau voorziene link,
die wij u na uw inschrijving bezorgen.
Opgelet: het aantal hotelkamers dat wordt voorzien voor deze missie is beperkt! Van zodra de link
beschikbaar is, wacht u dus beter niet te lang met het reserveren van een hotelkamer indien u dit via het
reisbureau wil doen.
Contactpersoon CWT: Catherine Blanc, 02 258 10 10, [email protected]
VLUCHTVOORSTEL ENKEL AUSTIN EN HOUSTON
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heen:
o
o
terug
o
o
Brussel-Toronto, zaterdag 3 december, 10.00u-12.40u, SN 551
Toronto-Austin, zaterdag 3 december, 14.15u-16.40u, AC 8840
Houston-Toronto, zaterdag 10 december, 11.30u-15.27u, AC 8110
Toronto-Brussel, zaterdag 10 december, 18.30u-7.50u (zondag 11 december), AC 552
Richtprijs: € 745 taxes all incl. (economy)
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VLUCHTVOORSTEL AUSTIN-DALLAS-HOUSTON
Heen
o Brussel-Washington, zaterdag 3 december, 12:10-14:55, UA 951
o Washington-Austin, zaterdag 3 december, 17:10-19:30, UA 6292
Doorreis Dallas
o Dallas-Houston, woensdag 7 december, 19:27-20:40, UA 673
Terug
o Houston-Newark, zaterdag 10 december,12.00 – 16.38 UA 936
o Newark-Brussel, zaterdag 10 december, 18.25 – 19.50 UA 999 (on Dec 11)
Richtprijs: € 955.44 taxes all incl. (economy)
Voor het vervoer tussen de steden Austin – Dallas en Austin - Houston (en eventueel College Station) wordt
geopteerd voor vervoer per bus. Hiervoor zal een kost van ± € 60 per persoon aangerekend worden.
Al deze transporten zijn betalend voor de deelnemers.
HOTELS
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Austin: Hilton Austin aan ± € 236 per nacht (incl. tax, internet, ontbijt)
Dallas: DFW Airport Marriott South aan ± € 197 per nacht
Houston: Hilton Americas-Houston aan ± € 232 per nacht (incl. tax, internet, ontbijt)
FINANCIËLE STEUN
Reis- en verblijfkosten zijn ten laste van uw bedrijf, maar FIT kan hiervoor onder bepaalde voorwaarden
financiële steun verstrekken. Voor meer informatie hierover kunt u terecht op onze website of kunt u
contact opnemen met de dienst subsidies ([email protected] – T: 02/504 87 38).
MEER INFORMATIE
Debbie IMPENS
Assistant Area Manager
T: +32 2 504 87 97
M: +32 471 43 96 64
E-mail: [email protected]

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