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Atouts du Pays de Liège Atouts du Pays de Liège ( Décembre 2005 ) Atouts Socio – Economiques et Redéploiement du Pays de Liège Module de Formation / Information.

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2 Atouts du Pays de Liège Atouts du Pays de Liège ( Décembre 2005 ) Atouts Socio – Economiques et Redéploiement du Pays de Liège Module de Formation / Information : Atouts Socio – Economiques et Redéploiement du Pays de Liège " Ambassadeurs du Pays de Liège " & " Ambassadeurs du Pays de Liège " Séance : Etudiants Erasmus de HEMES : Gramme & Saint – Laurent Une Approche Positive !

3 Regional Key Competencies 2005 of the Liège Region Strengths of the Liège Region Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of Communication and Image

4 Programme Philippe Chodé Liège Demain and GRE Liège ( Group for Economic Redeployment – Liège ) DVD « Welcome to the Liège Region » DVD « Welcome to the Liège Region » The socio - economic strengths of Liège The socio - economic strengths of Liège Time for questions Time for questions Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

5 Mutation of the Liège Region 4 axes for Economic Redeployment : Group « Companies»: - activities & new companies, - consolidation of existing companies City planning & new destinations for existing sites Culture & Tourism Communication, image of the region, community & well-being Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

6 Communication and Image Axis n° 4 In this presentation, we concentrate on Axis n° 4 « Redeployment is about innovation and creation; but most of all, its about capitalising your assets ! » This information/training document, called « Socio-economic strengths of Liège », was developed for the « Ambassadors of the Liège region » Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

7 Ambassadors A positive approach, whithout denying the problems Some negative observations: Heavy, important restructuring Heavy, important restructuring Lack of medium sized and large companies Lack of medium sized and large companies Need for clustering, promote co-operation Need for clustering, promote co-operation « Entrepreneurial » initiative « Entrepreneurial » initiative Lack of private companies in the service sector Lack of private companies in the service sector Unemployment rates and educational levels Unemployment rates and educational levels Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

8 Strengths Positive observations : Geographical position: the 4 aces Levels of productivity & quality of labour force Industrial tradition Quality of life & conviviality Partial reconversion / R&D potential « Plan Marshall de la Région Wallonne » PARTNERSHIPS (GRE Liège) City planning & urbanism - Available industrial sites - Telecommunication infrastructure - Infrastructure for cultural activities & sport

9 Location and accessibility

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11 PopulationPopulation SurfaceSurface 1.000.0000 inhabitants (10% of Belgium) (33 % of Wallonia) 3.862 km² (13% of Belgium) Province of Liège ExportExport 8.737 million (2001) decreasing Greater Liège 600 000 inhabitants 2nd exporting province

12 Skilled Labor Force

13 Labor force Province of Liège Labor Force 162 high schools 129 technical schools 35 institutions for higher education 1 University (University of Liège - ULG) Skilled: Productive: Among the highest percentages of productivity in the world

14 Multilinguism Province of Liège Labor Force French: 946.000 inhabitants German: 69.000 inhabitants Province of Liège: 2 official languages 3 official languages (French, Dutch & German) 4 countries (Belgium, France, Netherlands & Germany) 3.598.600 inhabitants Within 60 km/35 miles :

15 Province of Liège Labor Force Multilinguisme Wallonia French 946.000 Wallonia French 946.000 35 miles Flanders & Netherlands Dutch 1.397.200 Flanders & Netherlands Dutch 1.397.200 Germany German 1.255.400 Germany German 1.255.400

16 Quality of life Castle of Harzé Liege yacht harbor « Great local cooking » Old Thermal center of Spa

17 Sectors of Activity Well-developed, still growing sectors : Chemical industryMachinery Electrical equipment Construction Sectors with potential: Space industryHigh Tech & Multimedia TransportBio-industries Farming and food productionMaterials Micro-TechnologyTourism, Culture, … Sustainable development & the Environment Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

18 Infrastructure and equipments Province of Liège Strengths Large and quick transportation network : Easily accessible via rail, road, river, air Over 40 sites of economic activity situated on major communication axes Multimodal transportation platform

19 SPATIAL INDUSTRY University of Liège Research & Development Centre Spatial de LIEGE (CSL) = 1 of the 4 European Space Agency centres AMOS SAMTECH SPACEBEL IONIC SOFTWARE COMGIS … WSL OPTRION LASEA MICROMEGA DYNAMICS OOFELIE

20 University of Liège Research & Development Around BIOLIEGE EUROGENTEC BIOCODE PRO-BIOX DYAX... BIOTECHNOLOGIES

21 Province of Liège Experience in the Steel Industry A TRADITION IN STEEL AND MECHANICS A future in the fields of Precision Mechanics - Micromechanics SIMONIS PLASTIC BRITTE Fine Steel Works AMTB Special steel: e.g. galvanised EUROGAL Micro-electronics BEA CE+T

22 Province of Liège VERVIERS - EUPEN - St VITH DISTRIBUTION CENTRES The most dynamic region goes international ! Most important transport companies: GHEMAR FABRY Jean HECK GALLIKER...

23 Province of Liège VERVIERS - EUPEN - St VITH FOOD In the regions of AUBEL and HERVE Cheese Liège Sirup (MEURENS) DETRY - GHL Cider - Water GABRIEL / JACQUES -GALLER NMC (GPWE 2002) KABELWERK EUPEN Two 100% BELGIAN GIANTS

24 To reinforce / consolidate: applied research and industrial transposition: applied research and industrial transposition: Certificates, potential for innovation, structural funds, … «Entrepreneurship»: «Entrepreneurship»: Financing, Guidance & assistance (Seed, Wallonie Entreprendre) Strategic vision: a pro active approach (Liège 2020, GRE) Strategic vision: a pro active approach (Liège 2020, GRE) Partnerships, «clusters», networks Partnerships, «clusters», networks Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

25 Teaching & Research Université of Liège Research & Development University of Liège 2.000 researchers and professors 22 centres of excellence 17 000 students 53 spin-offs 1 science parc

26 Competetive strengths Conditions : Conditions : Coherent & clear Vision, Partnerships Characteristics of the region, Mobilisation Industrial Past Human Resources Stock and capital Have to be reinforced: Have to be reinforced: Productive structure Innovation & Accessibility Level of labour force (education) Social capital: Innovation, Information & communication Technology, … Marketing, financial tools, struggle against pollution, Training & Education

27 As of 01/01/20041.561 businesses

28 A remarkable case European Centre of Distribution: European Centre of Distribution: High technology Use of foreign languages Lower unemployment rates Conditions for expansion: Conditions for expansion: Availability of the Liège Airport Available building sites, Investment Noise of the airplanes Infrastructure for communication Vocational training in transport Language skills Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

29 International economy Euregio Meuse / Rhin Geographical situation Percentage of exported goods 2nd largest fluvial Port in Europe Exchange programmes for students AWEX: Walloon Export Agency / Office for Foreign Investors High Speed Train Connection Airport City of Media : Culture / Patrimony / Tourism Transnational Groups (multinationals) Sports ( Spa – Francorchamps, … ) Multicultural metropolis Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

30 International economy Research centers Technopolis: SpatiopôleElectropôle Mosatech Micro – technologies NanotechnologiesSciences du Vivant Giga & Bioliège Cluster Nutrition Pôle Matériaux & Pôle MétalAgrobiopôle Cluster AutomobileSports Moteurs Pôle Transports & Logistique EnvironmentAquapôle …

31 Access by air Province of Liège Transport Liège Airport Within the Top 10 of european airfreight airports

32 One of the top three river ports in Europe Le port autonome de Liège

33 Province of Liège Transport Access by railway : TGV (high-speed)Londres-Paris-Bruxelles-Berlin

34 Future train station of Liege

35 Province of Liège Transport Access via the road Seven highways intersect in Liège

36 Logistic infrastructures Multimodal platforms

37 Liège is more than a 1000 years old ! Province of Liège Quality of Life Museums Royal Opera of Wallonia Philharmonic orchestra of Liège Theatres Gastronomie Liège, a cultural city Leisure zones Castles and abbayes Sports Lovely Villages and alleys Differents landscapes

38 Architecture et folklore Province of Liège Quality of Life

39 Formula 1 :Grand Prix de Belgique Province of Liège Quality of Life

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42 Character Harmony Art de Vivre...

43 Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

44 Websites and contacts : www.liegedemain.bewww.gre-liege.be BREL, Province of Liège And for the Ambassadors : BREL, Province of Liège http://brel.prov-liege.be E-mail: Lara.galetic@prov-liege.be marie.joiret@prov-liege.be BREL Telephone BREL : ++0032++4 / 232.33.60 Fax:++0032++4/221.13.49 Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image

45 With the Support of : AWEX / OFI Liège SPI + PROVINCE of LIEGE www.awex.bewww.spi.be Regional Key Competencies 2005 Economic Redeployment of the Liège area Importance of communication and image


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