Program

Program

08:00

  • Flight Brussels - Moscow

    Moscow

    We meet up at Brussels Airport, Zaventem at 7.30 AM for flight SN 2835 to Moscow.

16:00

  • Transport to Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy + check-in

    Moscow

17:00

  • Touristic exploration of Moscow

    Moscow

    We visit Moscow's world-famous metro stations, take a guided tour of Red Square to learn more about its history, and finish off the excursion with a Vodka tasting.

19:00

  • Welcome dinner at restaurant Turandot

    Moscow

    19.00   Welcome speech & FIT briefing

    Jéan Arthur Régibeau (Belgian ambassador to Russia) and Luc Muylaert (City of Antwerp) officially welcome the...

08:30

  • Breakfast session 'industrial revolution'

    Moscow

    Lecture + presentation by Mr Petr Shchedrovitskiy: 'The hallmarks of Russian industrialization: what Peter the Great didn't discern during the Grand Embassy in Flanders and the...

10:00

  • Business seminar ‘Antwerp, hotspot for trade and investment' (registration deadline: 13/4)

    Moscow

    Organised by City of Antwerp, Port of Antwerp, Business & Innovation and Flanders Investment & Trade.

    Registrations close on Friday 13/4....

14:00

  • Meeting with Sergey Kuznetzov, Moscow director of town planning (invitational)

    Moscow

    Moscow's Architectural and Urban Planning Commission’, Moskomarkhitektura, organises architecture contests for new...

14:45

  • Visit to Skolkovo Innovation Center

    Moscow

    Skolkovo Innovation center, located near Moscow center, consists of a techno park, a research university (Skolkova Insitute of Technology or Skoltech, established in...

19:00

  • Moscow Night - gala concert

    Moscow

    The city of Moscow invites the delegation to Helikon Opera Theatre for a gala concert directed by Dmitry Berman.

    In cooperation with EuroChem, a Russian chemical concern...

09:00

  • Diamond program: visit to ALROSA (AWDC invitational)

    Moscow

    We go behind the scenes at the largest diamond producer in the world. The delegation visits the sorting unit for rough diamonds (United Selling Organisation) as well as the...

09:30

  • City walk: urban development projects

    Moscow

    The delegation visits various urban planning projects and sites, including Zaradya Park. Our guide will be Sergei Tchoban (SPEECH architectural office).

  • Visit to Technopolis

    Moscow

    Technopolis is a flagship project of the Moscow City Government, aimed at creating an infrastructure for the development of innovative production facilities. Located at the...

10:00

  • Visit to Yandex

    Moscow

    Yandex is the most prominent Russian ICT company. Its portfolio includes artificial intelligence for smart products and services, and the company lends its name to a search...

  • Personalized B2B meetings (24/4)

    Moscow

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service. These meetings are slotted into each...

12:30

  • Visit to V-A-C Foundation (in cooperation with M HKA)

    Moscow

    V-A-C Foundation (founded in Moscow in 2009 by Leonid Mikhelson) is dedicated to the development and international presentation of Russian contemporary culture – across a...

13:00

  • Workshop at Strelka Institute (invitational)

    Moscow

    We visit this multi-disciplinary center dedicated to high-quality architecture and public spaces. Christian Rapp, Antwerp's director of town planning, leads a debate on the...

15:15

  • Visit to incubator TechnoSpark in Troitsk

    Moscow

    Nanocenter TechnoSpark is a launching and development zone for new technological startups. Created on a public-private partnership basis, TechnoSpark, together with other...

16:00

  • Guided visit to Kremlin Diamond Fund (invitational)

    Moscow

16:30

  • Guided preview of V-A-C exhibition 'General Rehearsal'

    Moscow

    Tour by Francesco Manacorda, artistic director of V-A-C and former curator at Tate Liverpool.

19:00

  • Antwerp Night Moscow

    Moscow

    The City of Antwerp, together with AWDC and Port of Antwerp, host an Antwerp Night where guests can enjoy culinary specialities and network. The goal of this event is...

09:30

  • Transport Moscow - Saint Petersburg via Sapsan high-speed train

    Moscow

10:00

  • Visit to Red Square war memorial

    Moscow

    We pay our respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, honoring the allied forces that fell during the Second World War.

    For delegates that also participate in...

11:00

  • Mayors meeting (invitational)

    Moscow

    Administrative meeting between mayors De Wever (Antwerp) and Sobyanin (Moscow).

    Includes official delivery of an invitation to the commemoration event for the liberation...

14:00

  • Touristic program: guided tour of Peter and Paul Fortress

    Saint Petersburg

    The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740 as a star...

16:00

  • Transport to Belmond Grand Hotel Europe + check-in

    Saint Petersburg

19:00

  • Welcome by the Saint Petersburg city council

    Saint Petersburg

    The Antwerp delegation is welcomed at the Saint Petersburg city hall in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the partnership agreement between both cities.

10:00

  • Urban planning debate with Vladimir Grigoriev, chief city architect (invitational)

    Saint Petersburg

    Chief city architects Christian Rapp (Antwerp) and Vladimir Grigoriev (Saint Petersburg) present their respective urban development projects and debate the challenges both...

10:30

  • Port seminar + networking lunch (registration deadline: 10/4!)

    Saint Petersburg

    Seminar for Russian expeditors and companies active in logistics, shipping, import and export. Location is the Konstantin Palace, one of the most exclusive...

14:00

  • Workshop Fashion & Technology

    Saint Petersburg

    Building on the values and ecosystem of Antwerp as a fashion capital, we share insights into how fashion and technology can create crossover opportunities in different ways....

14:30

  • Visit to deepwater port Bronka

    Saint Petersburg

    We visit the deepwater port of Bronka, unique in the Baltic region due to its ecological profile.

18:30

  • Antwerp Night Saint Petersburg

    Saint Petersburg

    The City of Antwerp, together with AWDC, Port of Antwerp and Royal Ballet Flanders, host an Antwerp Night where guests can enjoy culinary specialities and network. During this...

07:00

  • Personalized B2B meetings (27/4, morning)

    Saint Petersburg

    Flanders Investment & Trade prepares a tailor-made B2B meeting schedule for participants specifically registered for this service.

    These meetings are slotted into...

10:00

  • Guided city walk: urban renewal projects

    Saint Petersburg

    We take a guided walk around Saint Petersburg to visit several of the city's urban renewal projects.

    Our first stop is Vasilievsky Island, where the Golden City project...

  • Visit to incubator Ingria (part of Technopark)

    Saint Petersburg

    Business incubator Ingria is part of the innovation ecosystem created by Technopark, Saint Petersburg. Ingria provides support based on each tech startup’s unique business...

14:00

  • Master class by ballet dancer Philippe Lens (invitational)

    Saint Petersburg

    Philippe Lens, a star dancer of Royal Ballet of Flanders, compares Cherkaoui's and the Ballet's version of Faun with that by Les Ballets Russes and Nijinsky.

    Location:...

  • Visit to Ahlers logistics center

    Saint Petersburg

    Tour of the center by Ahlers CEO Stefan Van Doorslaer. This Belgian transport and logistics company was founded in 1909 and now has offices in Belgium, Russia, Romania and...

15:00

  • Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires - press conference + guided tour + networking event (all in Russian & invitational)

    Saint Petersburg

    As the most prominent baroque city of the Low Countries, Antwerp is proud to present 'Baroque Year 2018': a daring and varied program of events in which 'old' and 'new' Baroque...

18:00

  • Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires - guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (highlights & Flemish masters)

    Saint Petersburg

    As the most prominent baroque city of the Low Countries, Antwerp is proud to present 'Baroque Year 2018': a daring and varied program of events in which 'old' and 'new' Baroque...

19:30

  • Closing reception at the Belgian consulate

    Saint Petersburg

    Consul general Hans Timbremont invites the delegation for a mission roundup and a farewell reception at the Belgian consulate.

11:00

  • Return flight to Brussels

    Saint Petersburg

    11:00:  transport from hotel to airport

    14:10 – 16:00: flight LU 1433 from Saint Petersburg to Frankfurt

    17:25 – 18:20: flight LH 1018 from Frankfurt to Brussels