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Belgium’s Open Company Day a success

11:16 06/10/2014

On Sunday, around 365 Belgian companies opened their doors to the public during the annual Open Company Day. Some 650,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to have a look behind the scenes and see how their favourite products are made, reports

The first Sunday of October is traditionally Open Company Day, Belgium’s largest one-day event. A diverse range of companies took part, offering visits to everything from greenhouses and windmills to factories and breweries. The 2014 edition welcomed in total 45,000 less visitors than last year. In Flanders, nearly 550,000 people visited companies, compared to around 100,000 people in Wallonia.

"This year, the focus was on innovation, and our companies have proven that they are indeed innovate, demonstrating to the public their enthusiasm for entrepreneurship,” Matthias Lievens, director of Open Company Day, told

Written by Robyn Boyle