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Wallonia Export & Investment Agency

Gilles Philippart de Foy
Conseiller Economique et Commercial
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Overview

Types of organisation
Geographical coverage
Role played in connection to cluster programmes
Digitalization expertise
Social economy expertise

Mission, vision and objectives

The Wallonia Export & Investment Agency or AWEX, is the public service in Wallonia in charge both of attracting foreign investment to Wallonia-Belgium and to stimulate foreign trade by assisting the companies established in our region in their export endeavours.

It constitutes a one-stop shop for all foreign companies interested in locating to Wallonia or expanding their existing activities and is the complete partner for all Walloon companies wishing to develop overseas.

Services offered

1. Support for foreign investors
As a foreign investment agency, AWEX has an overall responsibility for the attraction of foreign investment in Wallonia. This includes seeking out and providing information to potential foreign investors. The agency also offers a pro-active follow-up service to investors already established in Wallonia. In addition, it is in charge of identifying new foreign investors for the acquisition of industrial sites under restructuring process.
2. Support for internationalization
As a foreign trade agency, AWEX carries out a mission of promotion and information for the benefit of both Wallonia and the foreign business community.
Upon request, AWEX assists buyers, decision-makers, importers and foreign prospects by:
- Providing economic data on Wallonia and its export potential
- Disseminating information on products and services from companies located in Wallonia
- Identifying companies in Wallonia for international partnerships
- Distributing lists of exporters from Wallonia
- As an export partner for Wallonia-based companies, AWEX offers a wide range of export-oriented services and activities:
- General and commercial information on foreign markets
- Market studies tailored to specific areas upon request
- Organization and planning of marketing activities (international trade shows, economic missions, sector-based contact days…)
- Establishing contacts with international organizations
- Promoting Wallonia’s export potential abroad
- Financial support and export financing
- Training in international careers

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