8 October 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium
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8 October 2019
Antwerp, Belgium
Matchmaking@TCI Antwerp 2019

Strategic clusters for sustainable growth

New trends and practices

About the event

TCI 2019 is the leading GLOBAL clusters event for government, business, and academic leaders to make unexpected connections for economic growth and shared prosperity.

The city of Antwerp will host the
22nd TCI Network Global Conference from 8 to 10 October 2019, organized by Flanders Investment & Trade in partnership with Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) and VisitFlanders.
Experts from around the globe will be gathering in a forum setting—while seeking to make headway in the domains of cluster development, regional competitiveness and innovation support. At the TCI 2019, Flanders will showcase its clusters and its expertise in cluster development, while providing ample occasions for international networking.

The Enterprise Europe Network organises a matchmaking event with bilateral b2b meetings on the 1st day of this conference (8 October 2019). During each of the 12 different cluster tours a matchmaking session is organised on site. Participants are free to only attend the matchmaking session (free of charge) or register for a cluster tour (a fee is due).
Registration for the cluster bus tours is mandatory via the TCI 2019 Antwerp conference website. If a participant only wishes to participate in the matchmaking, registration on this website is sufficient.

The matchmaking event is free of charge. Registration with a full profile and marketplace description is mandatory to attend the brokerage event.

NOTE: The more detail you provide in your b2match profile, indicating your business fields, offers and interests, the more you will benefit from the matchmaking tool.

Full access to the conference

Participants of the matchmaking event who also wish to attend the TCI 2019 Antwerp conference need to register here. An early bird fee applies until 26th July 2019, participants gain access to all sessions and cluster tours from Tuesday, October 8th to Thursday 10th including coffee breaks, lunches and conference dinner on 9th October.

4 building blocks

  • Cluster organization
  • Clusters for regional growth
  • Cluster partnerships
  • Worldwide clusters


  • life sciences and health;
  • food and nutrition;
  • solution-driven engineering and technology;
  • smart logistics;
  • sustainable materials, resources and chemistry.

Supported by





Antwerp, Belgium

Organised by


Australia 1
Austria 1
Belgium 5
Canada 1
Denmark 2
France 1
Germany 1
India 1
Netherlands 4
Russia 1
Spain 5
Total 23