08 May 2019

Meet upstate South Carolina

General info


KU Leuven, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Leuven MindGate, DSP Valley


The Province of Flemish Brabant, KU Leuven, Leuven MindGate and DSP Valley welcome representatives from Upstate South Carolina, one of the most advanced manufacturing areas of the US East Coast, to the Provincial House in Leuven on Wednesday, May 8th at 11:30.

Join us for a mid-day discussion on increasing business between Flanders and the Southeastern US.

BMW’s largest manufacturing facility in the world, Michelin’s North American headquarters and facilities for Toray composites, Lockheed Martin and others are located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, close to Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. In addition to its natural beauty, the area is known for its trained workforce, strong business eco-system and strength in the sectors of automotive, life sciences, aerospace and engineered materials.

To read more about the region and the visitors from Upstate South Carolina, click here.

The group is visiting Flanders primarily to assist and inform companies considering expanding business into the US. The representatives can speak knowledgeably about startup/scaleup issues, important markets, state and local government incentives, land and labor costs, export and other issues. Apart from the mid-day discussion on May, 8th a limited number of private meeting times are available for those wishing to meet one-on-one with the representatives on May, 6th, 7th and the 8th.


  • 11h00: Registration
  • 11h30: Presentation Upstate South Carolina – Q&A
  • 12h45: Sandwich lunch
  • 13h30: End

Please send an email by May 6th to Philip Dingemans (philip.dingemans@vlaamsbrabant.be - 016 26 74 06 ) if you want to attend the mid-day discussion on Wednesday, May 8th.

(Concerning the sandwich lunch, if you have certain allergies or other wishes, please let us know.)

For more information, and to inquire about a personal meeting on May, 6th, 7th and 8th with the representatives from Upstate South Carolina, contact (in English) Trip DuBard of South Carolina Connect: 0487 39 32 08 (Tervuren) - trip@scconnect.us.