Sweden-Belgium Aeronautics, Security and Defence Industry Cooperation Day Unlocking the potential of industry cooperation

Brussels, 26 April 2017 – Representatives from the Swedish and the Belgian Aeronautics, Security, and Defence industry have participated this week to an Industry Cooperation Seminar hosted by H.E. Ms. Annika Hahn Englund, Ambassador of Sweden to Belgium and Luxembourg. Saab is actively supporting this initiative and sees it as an opportunity to further demonstrate its commitment to strengthen industry partnerships in Belgium, particularly in the context of the F-16 replacement programme.

This two-day event comprising of panel discussions and B2B interactive sessions took place on Tuesday, April 25th, in Antwerp and on Wednesday, April 26th, in Liège to ensure an ideal Belgian regional reach-out. The initiative was coordinated by Swedish state agency Business Sweden and provided concrete opportunities to connect, to exchange views and to cooperate with industry partners in a bilateral manner.

The seminar brought together more than hundred Swedish and Belgian suppliers and manufacturers from across the Aeronautics, Security and Defence industry providing also the opportunity to Saab and its industrial partners to further engage with Belgian industry and to unlock the full potential of industry cooperation from both a Swedish-Belgian and an EU perspective.

With cutting-edge expertise in key sectors and home to world-leading companies and clusters, Sweden offers attractive and complementary business opportunities through cross-border cooperation. Saab’s pivotal involvement in the event brought further evidence that industry cooperation runs deep in its DNA.

The event was also supported by AGORIA, the largest employer federation in Belgium defending the interests of companies in the technology industry, as well as SOFF, the Swedish Security and Defence industry association.

To know more about the event, click here to visit the official website.


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