Ready for the CONNECT version of our flagship, BOOST event?

Joyce De Smit

Marketing Assisant


april 18, 2023


Events Industry


Joyce De Smit

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What to expect from BOOST CONNECT

We are pleased to announce the upcoming BOOST CONNECT event. This two day event will be held on the 26-27th of September in Antwerp and will focus on connecting with peers and industry leaders in an intimate setting.

BOOST CONNECT will feature a range of plenary sessions where you can learn about the latest trends and developments regarding the following topics:

Energy Transition

Smart Utility workforce

Data, privacy and security

Besides the plenary sessions, you will have the opportunity to participate in tech breakouts, where you can delve deeper into specific topics of interest.

Pre-register for BOOST CONNECT here.

One of the highlights of BOOST CONNECT will be the small user groups, which will provide a forum for attendees to connect with peers who share similar challenges and interests. These groups will be facilitated by industry experts, who will help to facilitate discussions and share insights.

The Agenda

26th of September @ Lindner Hotel 27th of September @ Ferranti Office
12.00 PMWelcome Lunch08.00 AMWelcome breakfast
13.00 PMPlenary sessions 09.00 AM Plenary sessions
15.00 PMCoffee break10.30 AMBreak
18.00 PMReception11.00 AMInteractive Booths
19.00 PMDinner event13.00 PMLunch
22.00 PMOpen bar15.00 PMNetworking & drinks

The speakers and topics

Day one: 26th of September

On the 26th of September, we extend a warm welcome to you at the Lindner Hotel. Throughout the day, a sequence of plenary sessions awaits, promising to ignite your inspiration. The grand finale comes in the form of a delightful walking dinner at the hotel’s astonishing rooftop bar.

Plenary sessions

Navigating today’s Energy Challenges, unleashing Future Visions
Johan Vandekerckhove & Mar Jorba

Utilities are key to the resilience of the global economy
Gaia Galotti & Alex Bongers

MECOMS 365  Integration & Orchestration – Exploring complex process orchestration and deep cloud integration in a hybrid IT landscape
Pieter Jan Vriends & Hendrik Meyvis

MECOMS 365 P&Q – Flexible Contracts and dynamic pricing in an increasingly competitive selling environment.
Jonas Thys & Maarten Claus

Day two: 27th of September

On the second day, we invite you to the Ferranti headquarters in Antwerp. Here, a warm and inviting networking environment awaits, designed to facilitate engaging conversations with both your peers and Ferranti experts. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with Ferranti insiders and explore the intricacies of the MECOMS 365 product through interactive demo booths.

Plenary sessions

MECOMS 365 Going from AX2012 on premise to 5 product lines on MECOMS 365 in the cloud
Johan Vandekerckhove & Mar Jorba

AI in Energy & Utilities: Peopleless back office, AI towards customer engagement
Jonas thys

Interactive Booths

Engage with our experts to gain valuable insights into various product lines. They are enthusiastic about addressing your inquiries and guiding you through the array of options available within the product.

Customer Engagement

Filip Golaboski
Vasilka Djikovaske

Pricing and

Maarten Claus
Lawrence Vercammen

Customer information systems

Sören Feyens

Orchestr. & integr. platform

Jorren Schepers
Hendrik Meyvis


Stijn Van Goethem
Kjell Kleyn


Nikola Ristovski


Are you participating in BOOST CONNECT and still looking for accomondation? In that case, we recommend the hotels mentioned below, close to the Lindner hotel in Antwerp. The Lindner hotel is also the venue for the first day of the BOOST CONNECT event. The second day of BOOST CONNECT will be hosted in the Ferranti Antwerp offices.

NH COLLECTION Antwerp Centre

Reservations for NH COLLECTIONS can be made via this email:

Indigo Hotel

Radisson Blu 

Reservations for Radisson Blu can be made via this email:

  • or via the phone number: +32 (3) 203 12 34
  • Koningin Astridplein 7, Antwerpen, B-2018, België

Travelling from abroad?

Guests flying in earlier are therefore welcome on the 25th of September at 07 PM for a meet at the bar at the Lindner Hotel. Be sure to give us a heads-up so we know how many people to expect.

Save the date

Block your calendar on the 26th and 27th of September! More information about the speakers, timetable and location will follow soon.

In collaboration with

Cloud Energy

Cloud Energy Software creates custom software to help businesses grow and improve their operations. They offer services such as software development and QA testing, data integration & visualisation, cloud solutions and web development.


Formpipe is a software company specialising in output & document management solutions for the world’s leading banks, manufacturers, distributors and service companies.


Solgari enables companies to build rich relationships with their customers and deliver the desired outcome in each interaction.Every colleague gains the ability to be a Customer Experience champion, across Voice, Video, SMS, WhatsApp, Social Media, WeChat, Line and any API-enabled communication channel. 

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