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Jun 06
Ally Funk, U.S. Communications
UCB Hosts HRH Princess Astrid and Belgian Economic Mission at Atlanta Campus

Today, UCB was pleased to host Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium (HRH), Belgian dignitaries, and Belgian business leaders to visit our U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

As part of the Belgian Economic Mission to the United States, the official delegation, including HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium Minster Willy Borsus, Vice-President of the Wallonia Region of Belgium and Ambassador Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Belgian Ambassador to the U.S.  visited our U.S. headquarters to inaugurate our new 70,000 square foot inspace facility and discuss UCB’s impact on patients at a local and global level, as well as plans for long-term sustainable growth. 

The delegation was joined by Atlanta dignitaries, including the Mayor of the City of Smyrna, Derek Norton, and leadership from Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University along with senior leadership from Delta Airlines, Grady Hospital, and The Carter Center. This visit is part of the will be the largest Economic Mission Visit to the U.S. since the pandemic.

UCB has rich Belgian history, as the company was founded in Brussels, Belgium in the 1920s and maintains its global headquarters there today. As part of the event HRH Princess Astrid, Minister Borsus, Ambassador Regibeau, Minister Clarinval, and State Secretary Smet joined UCB leadership in unveiling a plaque dedicated to the new sustainable facility. Additionally, HRH Princess Astrid honored LaKeisha, a long-time UCB patient advocate living with epilepsy.

In sharing more with the delegation about UCB’s discovery, development, and delivery work in the U.S., speakers highlighted cutting-edge science, digital transformation, and the company’s commitment to the sustainability and health of patients, our employees, our communities, and our planet. 

Dr. Dhaval Patel, Head of Early Solutions and a member of the UCB Executive Committee, will address the delegation in Boston later this week. 

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