IBA celebrates 35th [+1] anniversary with Belgian entrepreneurs and key players to commit to creating a leading sustainable Walloon region


 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 12 October 2022 – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), the world leader in particle accelerator technology, celebrated its 35th anniversary on Tuesday October 11, in Wavre (Belgium), after a year’s delay due to the global pandemic, with more than 500 entrepreneurs and key players representing the Belgian and Walloon economic regions.

Pierre Mottet, Chairman of the Board of IBA and President of the Walloon Union of Enterprises (UWE), and Olivier Legrain, CEO of IBA, highlighted five fundamental topics related to entrepreneurship and creating “a leading sustainable Walloon region, together”:

Transition - Values - Governance - Employment - Investment 

Those five topics were discussed during a rich and lively debate, enhanced by the participation of five preeminent entrepreneurs:

  • Anne Laure van der Wielen, General Secretary of the 2030-CEO Alliance for Sustainability, mentioned the transition challenges for becoming a sustainable economy, and the business responsibility to contribute to a prosperous, fair and inclusive society
  • Yves Jongen, Founder of IBA, emphasized the importance of sharing knowledge and promoting loyalty, equity, selflessness, which have been core values of IBA since its inception
  • Sébastien Dossogne, CEO of Magotteaux, vice-president of the UWE and Manager of the Year 2022, discussed the topics of the governance and the employment, along with Grégor Chapelle, CEO of Kick Belgium and former General Director of Actiris
  • Grégoire Dallemagne, CEO of Luminus, wrapped up the debate with a discussion on investing in a sustainable future, in regards to the energy crisis we are currently facing 

Pierre Mottet, Chairman of the Board of IBA and President of the UWE commented: “The Walloon region has an abundance of innovative, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals which are currently facing social, economic and environmental challenges like never before. Alongside the local business community, we are committed to continuing to evolve the business’s institutional and political framework to contribute to a more prosperous, fair and sustainable society.”

“IBA has been developing innovative solutions to protect, enhance and save lives for 35 years. We are proud of our achievements in the field of cancer, particular proton therapy, with a global reach and a passion to promote innovation in the sector. All our efforts are underpinned by our inclusive approach, our values and our commitment to sustainability”, concluded Olivier Legrain, CEO of IBA.


About IBA
IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is the world leader in particle accelerator technology. The company is the leading supplier of equipment and services in the field of proton therapy, considered to be the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. IBA is also a leading player in the fields of industrial sterilization, radiopharmaceuticals and dosimetry. The company, based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, employs approximately 1,600 people worldwide. IBA is a certified B Corporation (B Corp) meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.

IBA is listed on the pan-European stock exchange EURONEXT (IBA: Reuters IBAB.BR and Bloomberg IBAB.BB).

More information can be found at: www.iba-worldwide.com




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