Foreign Investment Trophy 2017: celebrating the most outstanding foreign investment projects in Flanders

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Foreign Investment Trophy 2017

On Tuesday, February 21, Flanders Investment & Trade is hosting the Foreign Investment Trophy for the 5th year in a row. This prestigious event highlights some of the most remarkable investments made by foreign companies in Flanders.

This year, 5 nominees are competing for the coveted title of Investment of the Year 2017. Besides the traditional Lifetime Achievement Trophy, a new prize will be awarded to the Newcomer of the Year for the first time as well.


Foreign Investment of the Year 2017: meet the nominees

Help us decide which of the 5 nominees listed below will be awarded the Foreign Investment of the Year 2017. Cast your vote starting Tuesday, January 24!

Daikin (Japan)

Innovative air-conditioning solutions manufacturer Daikin invests heavily in R&D at its site in Oostende (Flanders).

Decathlon (France)

French sports goods retailer Decathlon ups the ante by constructing a new and bigger distribution center in and plans to manage its e-commerce logistics in Belgium and the Netherlands from Flanders.


A subsidiary of US-based multinational Mohawk Industries, IVC is strengthening its position as a world-leading manufacturer of premium vinyl flooring by expanding its production center in Avelgem (Flanders).

Sanofi (France)

Biopharma giant Sanofi expands its site in Geel (Flanders) to increase production capacity and biomolecule development.


The world’s largest parcel service provider is constructing a new distribution center in Lummen (Flanders) to manage its growing client base in Europe.

Flanders Investment & Trade

The Foreign Investment Trophy is organized by Flanders Investment & Trade, the government agency of Flanders supporting Flanders-based companies doing business internationally and foreign companies looking to invest in Flanders.