THE 3 MISSIONS OF AWEX
1 TO SUPPORT WALLOON EXPORTS ABROAD
Promotion and information mission among foreign and Walloon companies.
On behalf of foreign buyers, prescribers, importers and foreign prospects, on request, the Agency can:
transmit economic data on Wallonia and its exporting potential
provide information on products and services available among Walloon companies
find Walloon companies for the conclusion of international partnerships
disseminate lists of Walloon exporters.
For Walloon companies and clusters, the Agency is their full-service partner abroad and offers them a vast range of services and activities covering the entire exporting process:
general and commercial information on foreign markets
drawing up of individual market studies on request
organisation of commercial prospection campaigns
(participation in international fairs, organisation of economic missions, sectoral contact days…)
contacts with international organisations
promotion of Wallonia and its exporting potential abroad
financial support and funding of exports
training and heightening of awareness in preparation for an international career.
2 TO PROSPECT FOREIGN INVESTORS
Promotion, prospection and information of potential investors; active support to investors established in Wallonia; search for foreign buyers for Walloon industrial sites undergoing regeneration.
On behalf of foreign companies, the Agency can:
demonstrate why Wallonia is the ideal base for development
provide grants and adapted solutions
facilitate relations between the company and the public authorities in charge of examining the projects
help the investor with the entire set-up process
explain the regional business location policy and the legal regulations governing business set-ups
act as a coordinator to obtain funding and investment grants in Wallonia
explain the very attractive tax policy operated in Wallonia
develop made-to-measure simulations (funding, human resources, buildings, etc.)
nurture contacts with public and private players that can prove useful for business development
prepare visits and study meetings
participate in the development of business in the Walloon Region.
3 TO PROMOTE WALLONIA ABROAD
Global international visibility campaign on the advantages of Wallonia as a location for business
Sectoral promotion of the Walloon economy
Publication of economic newsletters for foreign companies
Organisation of promotional campaigns combining cultural and economic aspects.
Clusters of Excellence in Wallonia:
BioWin, the Health Competitiveness Cluster
GeenWin, the competitiveness cluster of chemistry and materials
The INFOPOLE Cluster TIC
Logistics in Wallonia Competitiveness Cluster of Transportation and Logistics
MECATECH mechanical engineering Cluster
PlastiWin the plastics industry
The TWIST (Walloon Technologies for Image, Sound and Text) Cluster
SkyWin the Belgian Aerospace Competitiveness Cluster