Foreign Investment Trophy 2021: vote for your favorite foreign investment in Flanders

The Foreign Investment Trophy is coming to town again – be it virtually this year. During an online ceremony on Thursday 22 April 2021, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) will put five international companies in the limelight, celebrating their investment projects in Flanders, Belgium’s northern region.

FIT will present two trophies: the Lifetime Achievement Trophy and the Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy. For the latter trophy, three investment projects are currently competing. Who do you think should emerge victorious?

Register for the virtual ceremony on 22 April 


The 3 nominees for the 2021 Foreign Investment of the Year Trophy are…


French ECA GROUP, world leader in mine neutralization, is channeling EUR 10 million into a new drone factory in Ostend: a boost for Flanders’ high-end manufacturing scene.

Gymshark (UK) and Bleckmann (BE/NL)

Activewear brand Gymshark and logistics service provider Bleckmann set up a EUR 10-million distribution center in Rieme. The site serves as a global example of e-commerce logistics excellence.

Kuehne+Nagel (CH)

World leading logistics provider Kuehne+Nagel invests EUR 75 million into a new European distribution hub in Tessenderlo, anchoring its business in Flanders’ logistics scene.

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Explore the Trophy hall of fame

Since its first edition in 2013, we have welcomed nominees and winners from around the globe. 

Dive into their fascinating stories

Look back on the 2020 edition!

Watch the aftermovie or check out our Flickr account to relive the previous edition of the Foreign Investment Trophy. 


Hosted by Flanders Investment & Trade

Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) actively promotes sustainable international business in Flanders as a key element of the region’s socio-economic development. FIT accomplishes this by supporting Flanders-based companies in their international business ventures and by attracting foreign investors. FIT assists businesses across Flanders in their international endeavors and provides custom advice and support. Companies can call on the agency’s local and international networks of contacts, while FIT also offers financial support and information about the financial incentives available.