View on the Informal meeting of competitiveness ministers during the European Presidency of Belgium, 2024

Informal meeting of competitiveness ministers

Date: 8 - 9 February 2024
Location: Genk, Belgium

Photography: Belgian Federal Parliament.

On 9 February 2024, the sustainable and innovative “Thor Park” in Genk served as the venue for the Informal Meeting of Competitiveness Ministers: a significant event highlighting the convergence of historical industry transformation and forward-thinking economic discourse. Held under the Belgian Presidency, ministers from various European nations convened to discuss the future of the European economy and the challenges it faces.

Focus of the meeting

The two-day event brought into focus the imperative of nurturing a resilient and competitive European industry, alongside contemplating the future of the Single Market. These discussions unfolded against the backdrop of Thor Park, emblematic of how legacy industries can pave the way for contemporary and forward-thinking activities.

duvall’s Technological Support 

duvall contributed to the success of this important meeting by providing state-of-the-art technological support. All equipment, including SCIC-compliant interpretation booths, microphones and multimedia tools, ensured seamless communication between ministers and participants.

Key Equipment

For this event, duvall provided the following equipment along with its services:

  • 6 SCIC-compliant interpreter booths
  • 160 Bosch LBB3443/00 Stereo Headsets
  • Televic Confidea Flex G4 Microphone Units
  • Televic Lingua Interpreter Consoles
  • Televic Plixus Multimedia Engines
  • Sennheiser Microphones
  • Yamaha Digital Mixing Tables

Plenary session

During the morning plenary session, simultaneous interpretation in six SCIC-conformant interpreter booths facilitated communication for 160 participants. Additional provisions, including a dedicated cabin for the team leader, ensured efficient language services for the ministers.

Press Conference  

The afternoon press conference featured four SCIC-compliant, double interpreter booths for 30 participants, with the option for 10 more. duvall’s setup included sound reinforcement, lectern microphones, and press boxes to cater for the media.

Languages Supported 

  • German 
  • English 
  • French 
  • Italian 
  • Dutch 
  • Spanish 

duvall was honoured to play a key role in this event, contributing to the exchange of ideas that will shape the future of the European economy.

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