About us | Agoria

About us

Agoria paves the way for all technology-inspired companies in Belgium that develop and apply innovations to realise growth and progress worldwide, representing over 310,000 employees.

Improving quality of life

Agoria provides promotion, services and consultancy services in the fields of:

Our purpose is to connect all those inspired by technology, to help companies grow and to help shape a sustainable future.

Our members

Wondering which companies are members of Agoria and what they might be able to do for your business?

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At the centre of the technological industry
The story of Agoria began in 1946, with the establishment of Fabrimetal, the Federation of Enterprises in the Metal Industry is established. This organisation was in turn based on the principles of the Federation of Manufacturers, established in 1906. At its peak, Fabrimetal represented 1200 enterprises in the metalworking industry, electrical construction and plastics processing industries.

The name change from Fabrimetal to Agoria was announced on 9 November 2000. The previous name referred mainly to the metal manufacturing industry but in practice, the vision of the organisation had evolved and Agoria was supporting companies from other sectors, such as ICT.

Agoria has more than 2000 technology companies from the manufacturing industry and the digital and telecom sectors among its members, 70% of which are SMEs. This makes Agoria the largest federation within the Federation of Belgian Enterprises. Agoria has around 200 employees, based at offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Charleroi.

Agoria also has its own technology centre, Sirris, which supports companies in introducing new technologies into their products, processes and business.

Belgian technology companies boast the highest added value (€39 billion in 2019) and the highest economic growth in real terms (11.5% since 2015) of any sector in the country. In 2019, the industry turnover was €132 billion, with investment exceeding €4 billion.

 

Board of Directors

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Governing body

Have a look at the membership of the Agoria Board of Directors for 2019-2022 here.

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Board of Directors, Agoria Flanders

Have a look at the membership of the Agoria Flanders Board of Directors for 2019-2022 here.

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Board of Directors, Agoria Brussels

Have a look at the membership of the Agoria Brussels Board of Directors for 2019-2022 here.

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Board of Directors, Agoria Wallonia

Have a look at the membership of the Agoria Wallonia Board of Directors for 2019-2022 here.

 

Agoria and what it stands for

Discover the specific support Agoria provides to companies and business clusters in the overview of our services (under 'offer' in the menu). Membership is often but not always a requirement to take advantage of Agoria services.

We would like to tell you about a few other initiatives we consider relevant for their direct social impact:

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Be The Change

With 'Be the Change', Agoria is making a strong commitment to lifelong learning in the context of a labour market undergoing intensive digitalisation.

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Factory of the future

Be inspired by those who have obtained the Factory of the Future designation or who are on their way to obtaining it.

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DigiCoach

With the 'DigiCoach' programme, Agoria is focusing on the further digitalisation of organisations both large and small.

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Agoria Solar Team

Agoria is the main sponsor of the Agoria Solar Team, a team of Belgian students striving to build the most innovative and efficient solar car.

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vlaanderen

Ambition Channel

Agoria's Ambition Channel brings you all the news from the Belgian technology scene!

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Positioning

Positioning

Make your voice heard and help shape policy. Discover how your vision impacts on Agoria's collective standpoints.

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Young Professionals

Agoria’s Young Professionals Network is an exclusive knowledge-sharing and networking community for professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.

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Coronavirus FAQ

The spread of the coronavirus is raising a lot of questions for Belgian technology companies. Our experts are closely monitoring the situation.

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Agoria’s Articles of Association, Internal Regulations, Anti-trust Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and General Terms and Conditions for our services can be downloaded below.