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Flanders’ Minister-President Geert Bourgeois leads a Flemish economic mission to India from 24 to 28 April. It is the largest economic mission ever: no less than 84 participants will explore commercial opportunities in Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore. In total, 55 Flemish companies and sector federations have registered.  Flanders Investment & Trade organises the mission.

On 24 February, Japanese chemical company Nippon Shokubai was awarded the Investment of the Year Trophy at the fourth Foreign Investment Trophy event organized by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). The award is aimed at promoting and encouraging sustainable foreign investments in Flanders to strengthen the economic position and prospects of the region.  

On 24 February, Swedish company Volvo Cars, owned by Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group since 2010, was announced winner of the third Lifetime Achievement Trophy. The Lifetime Achievement Trophy event is designed by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) to reward foreign investors for their ongoing commitment to the Flanders region.