Form November 25th to 29th, discover 5 new markets with the International Business Week. This year, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, Panama & Colombia are in the spotlight.
As a bridge between Europe and Asia, Turkey is and remains a very attractive export destination. The engine is sputtering now, but that makes it interesting to see how you can best deal with the situation, because there are many indicators that show that Turkey can recover quickly.
Spain is an attractive country to export to. In 2018, for example, more than 8 billion euros were exported from Flanders to Spain.
On 1 February 2019, the economic cooperation agreement between the EU and Japan entered into force. Its aim is to facilitate bilateral trade, and exports to Japan are expected to continue to grow strongly in the near future.
Singapore is one of the most business-friendly countries in the world. GDP is the 3rd highest with a very low tax rate and the EU is the 3rd largest trading partner alongside China and Malaysia. During this information session you will get an interesting mix of macro-economic presentations and practical testimonials from companies operating in Singapore.
Panama & Colombia
In 2018, Flanders exported more than 106 million euros to Panama and almost 300 million euros to Colombia. The World Bank predicts a growth of 6% of the Panamanian economy for this year, which can be explained among other things by expected investments in infrastructure.