10 reasons why to come

There are many reasons why the FTI SuperNova event on 21-22 March in Antwerp is something you don't want to miss. We state out the most important reasons for you to join us.

1 – The #1 business event for tech & innovation in the region

FTI SuperNova is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing visionary solutions, pioneering technologies and refreshing insights. It’s the networking and inspiration place for game-changers, businesses of tomorrow, entrepreneurs, innovation professionals and creatives. Because tomorrow is unstoppable.

Watch the aftermovie of the last edition of FTI SuperNova to get an impression of what’s to come.

2 – 30 awe-inspiring keynotes from all around the world

If you want to grow your business and stay relevant in these fast changing times, you need to keep up with the latest trends and insights in business and tech. Our keynote speakers will inspire you with the most recent evolutions in personal growth and wellbeing, technology, innovation, business scaling and sustainable business models.

They will share both hands-on tips on human centered design, funding a business, hypergrowth or building the right team as well as offer more high level vision about developing the business of tomorrow (such as moonshot thinking, pushing your boundaries, long term planning, the power of brand,…).

We have an exciting line-up for you: from (former) leaders of IDEO, NASA, APPLE, TESLA and more to bestselling authors, renowned multi-record holders, award winners, astronauts, … 

Discover all speakers here


3 – The best new local tech innovations showcased

As Belgium’s leading tech & innovation summit, FTI SuperNova brings together the 150 most promising tech startups & scale-ups for you to explore. Whether you’re interested in finding solutions in AI, Climate Tech, Mobility, Gaming & Metaverse, Cybersecurity, SAAS, Hardware or SME Software, you’ll find it all at our tech fair. Discover the most advanced local tech pioneers and engage with their teams and founders in a setting that has been specifically designed to connect.

Are you a tech startup or scale-up yourself? Apply now and secure one of the few lasts hotspots available.


4 – Networking at scale: meet entrepreneurs,
innovators & investors

FTI SuperNova is the networking hotspot for everyone working on the business of tomorrow: from influential thought-leaders to tech entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and investors. With confirmations of international investors rolling in, corporate partners collaborating to develop the event further, the best startups applying, business media tuning in, … it’s clear that the right people for your future business will be there.

We’ve designed the overall experience to look and feel like a giant meeting place, more than a conference or a fair, completely focused on networking. To speed up and facilitate your networking opportunities, we have an AI-powered event networking app that will suggest interesting profiles. Stay tuned!


5 – Food for thought: catering included

We’re in Belgium, which means food & drinks are a key part of the event. And it’s all included in the ticket. Each of our delicious food items are developed in a sustainable way, with ingredients that are sourced locally. What do you think of Vol-au-veggie with mousseline sauce from Antwerp Seefbier, Couscous salad with marinated seasonal vegetables, Penne “Pastati” with pine kernel cream and Oud Brugge, … just to name a few dishes. At your service!

This is literally food for thought as we think you will not only enjoy it but it might help you think about your next conversation ;-).


6 – 40 interactive sofa sessions with local heroes

Tom Domen
Sarah Moens
Jonathan Holslag
Chris Umé

Grab your chance to get up close and personal with some of our keynote speakers and local business heroes. The smaller sofa sessions that will take place in 4 different breakout rooms are specifically designed for interacting. This is your opportunity to move beyond inspiration and receive some real and practical answers from some of the world’s most renowned speakers..

Exchange ideas and questions with Daan De Wever (CEO Dstny), Sarah Moons (Head of Business School Thomas More), Vincent Spruyt (Global Chief AI Officer Kinesso), Tom Domen (Former Global Head of Long Term Innovation Ecover), … just to name a few. See the full line up right here

See the full line up right here

7 – Meet the Portfolio of top local VCs

Catch the finest and biggest tech portfolio partners of the biggest local VCs at FTI SuperNova.

Find out what these VCs believe are the best business and investment opportunies and engage with them while you’re there. Meet The Portfolio is a unique concept of FTI SuperNova and one of the beating hearts of our tech fair.


8 – Pitch your startup or scale-up to international VCs

FTI SuperNova offers an exclusive opportunity for 50 innovative companies like yours to pitch to a large investor crowd. With a curated audience of leading investors from all over the world, this is your chance to captivate the attention of those who can truly drive your success. Looking for funding? This is your opportunity to meet and convince the right people.

And of course, everyone in the audience is invited to come and see these pitches as well. If you’re active in innovation, working in tech, investing in businesses or an entrepreneur yourself don’t miss out on all the rich inspiration from our Pitching Stage.

Apply now to become one of the few companies that will get to pitch their tech solution in front of the unique FTI SuperNova audience. Places are limited!


9 – Side events to top it all off

FTI SuperNova does not just present a rock solid program with 30 keynotes, 40 sofa sessions, 50 startups & scale-up pitches, 150 tech showcases … and so on. We also have quite a few side events for you in store. Some are invite-only while others are open to all attendees to(sometimes even in an ective role).

Discover what The Future, Living Tomorrow and others have up their sleeve at FTI SuperNova. You’ll find these sessions in our programme with links to our partners website of these side events.


10 – All in the heart of Antwerp

Antwerp, city on the stream, global port, international diamond centre, home to Rubens and a renowned fashion hub… ...all these aspects made Antwerp into one of the most dazzling cities in the world: a hospitable, innovative, and easy to get around metropolis, cosy and heart-warming, with plenty of stimulating greenery and calm nooks. A great shopping paradise with shops from international designers and creative local talent..

A cultural city blessed with delightful architecture, impassioned works of art and impressive monuments. Our bars serve the best beers and foodies can enjoy the most delicious traditional and multi-cultural dishes in our many restaurants .

Come and found out for yourself what makes Antwerp so special!