The Belgium House will open its doors for the first time during the World Economic Forum’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Davos.

The House is a private initiative by the most prominent Belgian companies to showcase the assets of the Belgian economy, supported by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and coordinated by European Business Summits.

It will feature conferences, workshops and panel discussions with the participation of global CEOs and inspiring speakers, in dialogue with major Belgian companies such as AB InBev, Syensqo, Fluxys, AvH-DEME, Belfius and Port of Antwerp-Bruges. A cocktail reception will be attended by T.T.M.M. the King and the Queen of the Belgians and the Prime Minister.

This inaugural initiative takes place near the start of Belgium’s six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union, placing it as a hub for new ideas from industries to face the reality of a world in transformation. 


Alexander De Croo

Prime Minister of Belgium

Bill Gates

Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Colin Bell


Alexandre Fasel

FDFA State Secretary of Switzerland

John Blood

Chief Legal & Corporate Affair Officer, AB InBev

Marc Raisière

CEO, Belfius

Brian Schmidt

Physics Nobel Prize Winner

Pascal De Buck

CEO, Fluxys

Luc Vandenbulcke


Jacques Vandermeiren

CEO, Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Ilham Kadri

CEO, Syensqo

Annelies Verlinden

Minister of the Interior, Institutional Reform and Democratic Renewal of Belgium

Rafael Mariano Grossi

Director General, IAEA

Catherine De Bolle

Executive Director, Europol

Pascal Heyman

Ambassador of Belgium to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Julie Deré

Vice-President, ICC

Paul Hudson

CEO, Sanofi

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Belarusian Opposition Leader

Stephan Vanfraechem

Managing Director, Alfaport Voka

Zoleka Lisa

Vice President of Corporate Affairs, AB InBev South Africa

Michel Demaré

Chair of the Board, AstraZeneca

Adrian Cooper

CEO, Oxford Economics

Kartikeya Sharma

President, AB InBev India

Jeroen Dhanens

ICC Member

Krishan Maudgal

CEO, Belgian Brewers Federation

Julia Spencer

MSD Associate VP, Global Multilateral Engagement, Strategic Alliances, and International Relations

Tineke Van Hooland

Deputy Secretary General, The Belgian Life Science Industry Federation

Maria Leptin

President, European Research Council

Johan Rockström

Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Kristian Vanderwaeren

Head of the Belgian General Administration of Customs and Excise

Kent Walker

President Global Affairs, Google

Trevor Mundel

President of Global Health,
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation



At the heart of the World Economic Forum, the Belgium House in Davos is situated in a prominent spot on the Promenade, accessible to everyone (white badges not required.)

The Belgium House aims at joining forces and gathering energies of several Belgian stakeholders in one single venue during the entire WEF week.

“We are channeling the collective energies of Belgium’s top industries – notably the biopharma, renewable energy and international logistics sectors – into a single, influential focus point”

Arnaud Thysen

Director General, European Business Summits