Event date
21 March 2023

The DG Energy of the FPS Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed and Energy gladly invites you to the stakeholder conference on the development of the offshore wind farms in the Princess Elisabeth zone.

The conference takes place in Brussels on Tuesday 21 March 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

As part of the organisation of a tender for offshore wind production in the Princess Elisabeth zone, we would like to explain the following points:

  • the status of the results of the preliminary studies
  • the new timing of the development of the offshore tender
  • the new digital database
  • the federal government’s increased ambitions regarding offshore energy.


9:00 a.m.

Registration and welcome coffee


9:30 a.m.

Nancy Mahieu – Director General for Energy

Opening speech
Tinne Van der Straeten – Minister of Energy

9:45 a.m.

Current situation of the preliminary studies
Frank Vanvuchelen and Benjamin Heylen – DG Energy

10:20 a.m.

Digital database
Dr Mieke Mathys – International Marine And Dredging Consultants (IMDC)

11:00 a.m.

Coffee break

11:30 a.m.

Results of the EDEN2000 studies
Dr. Steven Degraer – Royal Belgian Institue for Natural Sciences (RBINS)

12:30 p.m.

Key note speech
Vincent Van Quickenborne – Minister of the North Sea

12:45 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Tender (criteria) and timing
An Stroobandt – Cabinet Minister Tinne Van der Straeten

2:45 p.m.

Feedback fast track study
Danielle Devogelaer and Roon De Borger – SIA Partners

3:30 p.m.

Closing speech
Nancy Mahieu – Director General for Energy

3:45 p.m.

Network drink


This conference will be held in English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.


Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Interested in participating in the World Energy Outlook Conference?


We are already looking forward to meeting you during this event!


Event Lounge
Boulevard General Wahis 16/F
1030 Schaerbeek

Last update
16 March 2023