This year's CIONET Summer Fest is dedicated to 'Belgium’s Finest' - a celebration of the ventures at the forefront of shaping our country's digital future. We aim to shine a light on Belgium's digital landscape, showcasing the startups, scale-ups, and innovative IT and technology projects that remain undiscovered treasures.

We are privileged to welcome Jan Smedts, Director-General of Digital Flanders, as our keynote speaker. Jan will unveil his vision and the roadmap towards a thriving digital economy and society. His insights will be complemented by presentations from inspiring Belgian tech companies making significant strides on the global stage. Frederik Degryse, CEO of iTRACEiT in Belgium, will share the story of this innovative Belgian scale-up. Established by seasoned experts in the diamond industry, iTRACEiT empowers businesses to meticulously track and trace – by combining blockchain and AI technologies - the lifecycle of products, reassuring consumers about the ethical origins and handling of their purchases. 

We are also excited to have the Innoptus Solar Team on stage that evening: the Belgian engineering students competing to build the most innovative and efficient solar car and currently holding the title of World Champion after winning races in Chile, Australia and Belgium.

Next speaker will be Romeo Martens, CTO and Co-founder of Sealution, a start-up company from Sint-Martens-Latem that found a unique Internet of Things (IoT) solution that can connects all devices and systems on a seagoing vessel. Sealution has been ranked among the best 100 start ups in the world out of a total of 30,000 candidates at the Entrepreneurship World Cup at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

But what would a summer festival be without delectable cuisine? Indulge in a gourmet barbecue offering the finest Belgian food and drinks, providing the perfect backdrop for networking, idea sharing, and forming valuable connections. Whether you're here to inspire, be inspired, network, or highlight your achievements, CIONET Summer Fest 2024 offers the ideal platform.




Set the date and join us for an exclusive event that celebrates the best of Belgium's digital and technological prowess. Together, let's foster collaboration, exchange insights, and revel in the vibrant energy of the Belgian digital community.


Antwerp Zoo is a zoo in the centre of Antwerp, Belgium, located next to the Antwerpen-Centraal railway station. It is the oldest animal park in the country, and one of the oldest in the world, established on 21 July 1843. The Zoo houses over 7000 animals of about 950 species.

The Zoo is easy accessible by public transport.
However, for those who would like to travel by car can park at Parking Zoo next to the Radisson Hotel.

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