• Europe’s leading logistics hub (Cushman & Wakefield – comparison of prime locations for European distribution and logistics 2009)
  • A region that is attractive for investors (2010 study by IBM’s Plant Location International service)
  • Liege : 3rd river port in Europe and 8th European cargo airport (results 2011 – port of Liege – Liege Airport)
  • Jérôme Cornil from Wallonia one of the world’s top 100 chemists (Thomson Reuters – 2011)
  • Investments in Wallonia are on the rise thanks to the leading sectors of the economy : +15 projects  (IBM 2012)



  • The sixth most attractive country in Europe for foreign investments (Ernst & Young : Barometer of Belgian attractiveness 2009)
  • Brussels: Europe’s leading destination and second world-wide destination for business meetings (International Meeting Statistics 2009, Union of International Associations)
  • The most globalised country in the world (KOF index 2010)
  • Ranks 3rd for logistical efficiency (World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2014 – LPI)
  • 8th ranking country for the speed of its Internet connections (Akamai Technologies 2010)
  • The densest road network in the world and 4th densest rail network (IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010)
  • Eighth global goods exporter and 14th largest service exporter in the world (WTO International Trade Statistics 2010)
  • 8th ranking country for Quality of Life (Quality of Life Index 2010, International Living magazine)
  • Belgium, one of the leading countries in the world for clinical trials (BeCRO not for profit association – 2011)
  • 5th most productive country in the world (The Conference Board 2011)
  • Sixth in the European innovation ranking (comparative study published by the European Commission – 2011)
  • Brussels: the most commercially attractive city in Europe (Mapic 2010)
  • Belgium is the fourth most attractive country for biotechnology (OECD – 08/2011)
  • Belgium within the ten most innovative (bio)pharma valleys in the world (Nature Reviews 2012)

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