Club Afric

Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp


Leopoldstraat 26, 2000 Antwerp

Africa, with its large potential for trade and economic growth, is a crucial trade partner for Port of Antwerp-Bruges. Club Afric wants to connect the Port Community with the different stakeholders doing (maritime) business with Africa.



We are happy to present you with an engaging program.
Port of Antwerp-Bruges International and APEC Port Training Center support and strengthen overseas ports and terminals through consultancy, management solutions, investment projects and training. Africa is of strategic importance and offers opportunities in the field of energy transition.

Mr. Koen Doens, Director General for International Partnerships at the European Commission will provide valuable insights into Global Gateway, the EU's initiative aimed at narrowing the global investment gap on a worldwide scale, with a focus on achieving transformative impacts in the digital, climate and energy, transport, health, education and research sectors.



16h00 Registration

16h30 Welcome by Wim Dillen, International Development Manager Port of Antwerp-Bruges

16h45 Presentations:

Global Gateway and Africa:

Koen Doens, Director General International Partnerships at the European Commission

The importance of Africa for Port of Antwerp-Bruges International:

Mario Lievens, Director Port of Antwerp-Bruges International and APEC

17h30 Network reception

19h30 End


Registration is closed.


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