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[In Person] Tech Meets Chem – Smart Industry Week 2023

November 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Beacon invites  all to our upcoming Smart Industry Week, where we have 2 exciting events in store for you! We will gather industry leaders, innovators, tech pioneers and experts to explore the latest trends and technologies that are shaping the future of the (Petro)Chemical and Smart Manufacturing world.


The Beacon is the community for digital technology leaders. The Smart Industry Week is a concept where we will gather industry leaders, innovators, tech pioneers and experts to explore the latest trends and technologies that are shaping the future of the (Petro)Chemical and Smart Manufacturing world.. For more information about the Smart Industry Week, please visit the website of The Beacon at https://www.thebeacon.eu

These events give you the opportunity to network with visionaries, to gain insights from informative sessions and to explore business opportunities in terms of potential partnerships, collaborations or investments.


Tuesday 21/11 – Tech Meets Chem

o   09u30-10u00: Welcoming Reception

o   10u00-10u15: Introduction The Beacon, Catalisti & BlueChem

o   10u15-11u00: Samplifly Drone Use Case, Seçmen Akbas (BASF)

o   11u00-11u45: Towards CO2 recycling at Industrial Scale, Gill Scheltjens (D-CRBN)

o   11u45-13u45: Matchmaking Lunch & Tech Fair

o   13u45-14u45: R&D Use Case KULeuven (TBC)

o   14u45-15u45: Panel Discussion, Chemical Industry Innovation Challenges (J&J, KUL, ORANGE, …) (TBC)

o   15u45-16u00: Closing word by Tine Schaerlaekens, Director Innovation (Essenscia) (TBC)

o   16u00-18u00: Networking – Food & Drinks

( *) The Beacon Community Members will have the opportunity to present their company and technology at a small trade fair, organized in Amoras. Participants from the chemical industry will receive a booklet displaying all (tech) exhibitors, in order to facilitate matchmaking.

Optionally, participants can attend a Guided Tour through at the Orange 5G Demo Lab.


A ll experts from chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies interested in (digital) innovation, such as:

CTO, CIO, IT & Innovation Managers/Directors
Quality Insurance
Maintenance /Inspection Managers/Engineers
Asset Owners/Managers
Digital Transformation Manager


This is a physical meeting that will be held at the premises of The Beacon. P articipation is free upon registration. The meeting will be held in English, unless this is not necessary given the audience.


Thank you for your interest in attending our upcoming event. Before you proceed with your registration, kindly review the following important information:

No-Show Fee: We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise that prevent you from attending the event after registering. However, please note that there is a no-show fee of 50EUR applicable for individuals who register but fail to attend without prior cancellation. This fee covers the costs incurred in planning, organizing, and reserving your seat. We kindly request that you inform us in advance if you are unable to attend to avoid any inconvenience.

Photography and Recording: Please be aware that photographs, audio recordings, and/or video footage may be taken during the event. These visuals may be used for promotional and documentation purposes, both online and offline. By attending the event, you consent to the use of your image and voice in such materials. If you have any concerns or wish to refrain from being photographed or recorded, please inform our staff or event organizers at the registration desk.

By completing your registration, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the above information. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines and look forward to welcoming you to our event.


November 21, 2023
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Beacon
Sint-Pietersvliet 7
Antwerpen, 2000 Belgium
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