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About Ghent | Ghent Conferences

Ghent is one of the city and municipality in the Flemish Region of Belgium. After Antwerp the largest municipality of Belgium, It is the largest city and the capital and of the East Flanders province. By number of inhabitants, Ghent is Belgium's second largest municipality. The city became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe as it started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Leie and in the Late Middle Ages.

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Belgium is known as the second largest exporter of pharmaceutical products in Europe, the third major holder of biopharma patents, the fifth leading pharmaceutical industry employer and the fourth largest Pharma manufacturer in Europe. Belgium’s Pharmaceuticals products account for over 10% of its total exports. Accordingly, both the pharmaceuticals industry and the Belgian government are investing heavily in emerging this zone even further and major drives are under way to endorse innovation and R&D. According to market research, revenue for pharmaceutical market is gradually increasing from 2014 to 2016 i.e. 52-65USD Billion and the analysts forecasting from 2017-2020 i.e. 69-80USD Billion.

Figure 1: Increasing revenue rate for pharmaceutical market


The health care sector is of growing socio-economic significance in the context of an ageing population in Europe. Belgium’s Home nursing is funded at the federal level (NIHDI). Different payment systems contribute to the financing of home nursing. Belgian community nurses have the highest number of patients with a high level of care dependency. Curative facilities like technical nursing care and domestic care are most frequently provided by the German and Belgian community nurses.

Figure 2: Global Nursing Market Revenue


The Belgian Immunological Society (BIS) was established in February 1978 by researchers interested in both the clinical and the major characteristics of Immunology. The global cancer immunotherapies market reached $30.8 billion in 2012. This market is estimated to grow to nearly $34.3 billion in 2013 and $67.9 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 14.7% over the five-year period, 2013 to 2018. The global antibodies market is estimated to be valued at US$ 105,217.1 Mn in 2016 and is projected to grow at CAGR of 12.5% to reach US$ 341,373.6 Mn by 2026-end. According to the below graph the Global Antibodies Submarket increases Forecasting from 2014 to 2025.

Figure 3: Antibodies Submarket Forecast ($bn) (2014-2025)


Belgium is one of the best performing country in neuroscience researches. The two best performing universities in neurosciences i.e. The Katholieke Universiteit and the Université Catholique de Louvain, both are allowing the emergence of very innovative specialists in neuromarketing. Global neuroscience industry demand was worth USD 24.09 Billion in 2013 and is expected to reach above USD 30.80 billion by 2020.

Figure 4: Global neuroscience industry demand


In 2013, the global market for cancer vaccines was about $4.5 billion. This market reached about $4.0 billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach $4.3 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.3% for the period 2014-2019. The Belgian Cancer Registry estimates that in 2025, there will be 12,000 more new diagnoses than in 2013. According to the report, the global demand for cancer diagnostics was valued at 80.67 USD billion in 2014, and is expected to reach USD 128.6 billion in 2020, as it is growing at a CAGR of 7.6% between 2015 and 2020.

Figure 5: Global Cancer Diagnostic Market Revenue


Europe was the second-largest market for engineering plastics in 2014 as Belgium is one of the leading producers of engineering plastics. The Belgian Engineering construction industry had total value of $68.7bn in 2015, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -0.4% between 2011 and 2015.

Figure 6: GDP and total construction output from 2014-2020


Market Trends in Europe Interventional Radiology and Cardiology, finds that the market earned approximately $336.7 million in 2012 and estimates this to reach $352.6 million in 2016. The below graph shows the percentage of the global cardiovascular devises market by region.

Figure 7: Global Cardiovascular Devises market by Region (in %)

City Highlights | Ghent Conferences

Ghent is a City of port and University. The wool industry, originally established at Bruges, created the first European industrialized zone in Ghent in the High Middle Ages. The mercantile zone was so highly developed that wool had to be imported from Scotland and England. Ghent University Established in 1817 is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium.

Universities in Ghent | Ghent Conferences

Ghent University
Artevelde University College Ghent
ICHEC Ghent Management School
Ghent School of International Studies
La Cambre
Saint-Louis University
Catholic University of Leuven
University of Namur
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Catholic University of Louvain
Catholic university of Mons
Royal Conservatory of Ghent
Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp Free University of Ghent
Université libre de Bruxelles
Erasmushogeschool Brussel
University of Liège
University of Antwerp
University of Mons
University of Hasselt

Associations in Ghent | Ghent Conferences

Belgian association of Clinical Research Organizations
Belgian Food Industry Federation
Belgian Federation of Psychologists
Belgian Bioindustries Association
Belgian Psychological Society
European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
Flanders Environmental Library Network
Royal Association of Belgian Medical Scientific Societies
European Renewable Energy Council
Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Belgium
Federation of the Belgian Chemical Industries
Flemish Space Industrials
Royal Belgian Association of Electrical Engineers
Royal Society of Chemistry
Virtual Institute on Nano Films
European Chemical Industry Council
European Wind Energy Association
Industrial Mineral Association

Nanoscience and Engineering in Superconductivity

Pharma and Biotech Companies and Industries in Ghent | Ghent Conferences

AblynxUnivercells Ghent
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Vanbreda International
Complix Diepenbeek
Aratana Therapeutics   
Flen Pharma                 
Formac Pharmaceuticals        
JSR Life Sciences
Janssen Diagnostics
Labcorp Clinical Trials
Immunodiagnostic Systems
Sanofi Genzyme            
Bone Therapeutics        
iTeos Therapeutics       
MaSTher Cell

Conferences in Ghent

Biofuels International Conference, September 20-22, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
International Congress on Spondyloarthropathies, September 15-17, 2016, Gent, Belgium
28th International Course on Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses & Skull Base, August 24-27 2016, Ghent, Belgium
7th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering, September 18-22, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, September 12-15 2016, Ghent, Belgium
World Global Warming Summit, September 11-13, 2017 Ghent, Belgium
International Conference on Innovation and Biomarkers in Cancer Drug Development, September 08-09 2016, Ghent, Belgium
European Mechanics of Materials Conference, September 07-09, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Conference on Food Microbiology, September 15-16, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy Annual Congress, October 02-05, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
2nd International Conference on Energy Efficiency and Comfort of Historic Buildings, October 19-21, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
4th European Biosimilars Conference, November 09-10, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Breast Cancer Conference, May 04-06, 2017, Ghent, Belgium
32nd International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health, July 04-08, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Conference on engineering education for sustainable development, September 04-07, 2016, Brugge, Belgium
8th International Symposium on Filoviruses, September 12-15 2016, Antwerp, Belgium
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology ND2016, September 11-16, 2016, Brugge, Belgium
2nd International Conference on Design Engineering and Science, February 24-26, 2017, Kortrijk, Belgium
Nutrition and Health Congress, November 18-19, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress, February 08-10, 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
International Congress for Battery Recycling, September 14-16, 2016, Antwerp, Belgium

Tourist Attractions in Ghent | Ghent Conferences

Ghent City Center
Cathedral of St. Bavo
The Belfry
Town Hall 
Old Market Area
Museum voor Volkskunde
Ruins of Sint-Baafsabdij
STAM Ghent City Museum
Fine Art Museum
Vismarkt and Kraanlei
Gravensteen Castle
Saint Nicholas Church
Design museum Gent
Vooruit Arts Centre

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