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Inauguration of the new infrastructure on March 16th, 2005

It was a distinct honor to host the Royal delegation and to have them join us to inaugurate our new infrastructure. The official delegation of HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium included HE Mrs. Fientje Moerman – Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade,  HE Mr. Patrick De Beyter, the Ambassador of Belgium and HE Mr. Brahmadutt, Principal Secretary of Home Ministry – Government of Karnataka along with representatives of Export Vlaanderen and the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency. All were given a red carpet welcome on arrival and were received by Carl Dujardin (CEO of xsysys Technologies) and Tom Dujardin (CEO of DeDuCo nv – The Belgian parent company)

Following his welcome note and after highlighting the genesis of xsysys Technologies, Carl Dujardin invited HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium and HE Mrs. Fientje Moerman to plant a Carpinus betulus fastigiata sapling from Belgium. The tree planting ceremony was graced by the Children of TISB, The International School Bangalore. “The planting of Belgian roots in Indian soil symbolizes the step of building strong future ties between the two countries” explains Carl Dujardin. ” We have not only planted the Belgium roots in India today but will also make sure that they survive and flourish with time and strengthen the bond between Belgium and India.”

HE Mrs. Fientje Moerman. the key-note speaker, was happy to see xsysys which has its roots in Flanders, growing and flourishing here in Bangalore. In her speech, the minister also stressed on the fact that xsysys has given a positive look to outsourcing by setting up a whole new independent unit in Bangalore to support its parent company back in Belgium. Mrs. Fientje Moerman also mentioned that the Trade Mission would like to strengthen and intensify ties with cities like Bangalore and diversify and expand in other fundamental areas besides gems and jewelries trade. Consequent to this idea, the minister concluded with the note that already a draft of the text of a Declaration of Intent was exchanged with the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

The event continued with the ribbon cutting by HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium, officially inaugurating the new infrastructure.

HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium and his official delegation were interested to know more about the clients and products during the company walk-through. “It was a unique opportunity for us to introduce our highly skilled staff to HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium and his delegation”, said Carl Dujardin.

Last but not the least, the 45 minute visit of HRH Prince Philippe of Belgium ended with the signing of the Golden Book, making this event yet another milestone in the xsysys history.