WHAT IS OUR POSITION ?
Flemish technology firms perform well internationally. The challenge is to further strengthen this position by focusing even more on growth markets. It’s important that Flemish companies also continue to play a role in technology, by getting in contact with top technology companies and research centres around the world. Flanders Investment and Trade can support our companies in this by making even more choices. As a small and open economy, Flanders has a vested interest in a favourable international business climate. This must be the central aim of our trade policy.
In the future, attracting foreign talent will be a major task. Here too, FIT can play an important role abroad.
WHAT ARE OUR CONCRETE RECOMMENDATIONS ?
- Strengthen FIT’s network abroad, digitise the services provided in Flanders
- Build a strong team of flying technology attachés who map the best know-how and partners and connect with Flemish companies
- Give the EU the leading role when concluding free trade agreements that facilitate access to the markets of third countries and international investments
- Make attracting foreign talent a priority, with FIT as a contact point