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Financial Times includes Antwerp in rankings of most attractive business cities in the world

Antwerp is making major progress as an international city for businesses and investments. The city has been included, for the very first time, in the renowned ‘Global Cities of The Future 2018/19’ ranking of the Financial Times.

The ranking awards Antwerp a third place for ‘connectivity’ in the category ‘large cities’, ahead of cities such as Copenhagen, Helsinki and Seattle. Antwerp also wins a ‘fDi Strategy Award’ for encouraging innovation, featuring on the list of innovative business cities such as Barcelona, Glasgow and Bogota.
How can technology make life in the city better? That’s the question the city of Antwerp and research center imec are addressing in the Antwerp Smart Zone: a digital testing ground for the city of tomorrow.
The iCapital Award is a nomination made by the European Commission to reward cities for their efforts in innovation. Antwerp is one of the six laureates.
At the beginning of September, Antwerp was the host city for “The 5th Conference on Digital Health”, an international conference on digital developments in healthcare.
Antwerp’s renowned Management School (Antwerp Management School or AMS) has just turned 60. For this momentous occasion, the School has invited its alumni from all over the world to return to Antwerp to celebrate and discover AMS’s future plans and new location. As part of a four day festival, alumni got the chance to join a tour of Antwerp’s most forward-looking projects related to sustainability: Blue Gate Antwerp, BlueChem and Circular South.
On 4 and 5 September, Antwerp is hosting The 5th Conference, an international conference about the digital revolution in healthcare.
Future talent feels at a home in Antwerp. The city welcomes more than 50,000 students annually to its numerous institutions of higher education. Talent that is preparing itself for international careers in diverse, often unique, domains of Antwerp's economy, including logistics, fashion and technology. It is no wonder then that Antwerp has been the fastest growing student city and talent pool in Flanders for several years now.
A new record was set in the Deurganck dock in the Port of Antwerp. These days, 8,429 containers, or 13,405 TEU, has been handled on the ms MAERSK EVORA; an absolute volume record for container handler MPET and the Port of Antwerp in general.
The University of Antwerp is joining forces with seven other universities from as many different European countries to launch the first European University. Together they form the YUFE alliance, Young Universities for the Future of Europe.
The Belgian headquarters of= Kraft Heinz, the fifth largest food and drinks manufacturer in the world, has relocated to Antwerp.
Spring 2019 was very successful for several key players from different industries in Antwerp as their work and dedication was internationally recognised and awarded.
On Friday 21 June, thirty participants at Smart City The Hague went on an excursion to Antwerp.
Whereas in the past diamond companies were taxed on their profits, as is the case under corporate income tax, the Carat Tax is calculated on their turnover.