Upcoming and Past Events

18-19 September 2023Advanced SQL – Birgitta Hauser, “The Queen of SQL”, Germany
18/09 am : Generating and Consuming JSON
18/09 pm : SQL and IFS
19/09 am : SQL Programming
19/09 pm : Data Centric – Moving Business Logic into the database
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The New Fox, Affligem
16 October 2023IBM i Security update 2023, Speaker TBD (more information coming soon)To be confirmed
6-7 November 2023Benelux Power 2023
Call for presentation is already open, share your knowledge: Submit session
Vandervalk Hotel, Tilburg, NL
21 June 2023Watch the 35th anniversary celebrations of our beloved and best business IT platform IBM i that started its life in 1988 as AS/400!A combined IBM and TechChannel Webinar
20 June 2023IBM TechConnect Belgium – Keynotes and parallel tracks, all IBM IT products and technologySILO, Brussels, Belgium
11-14 June 2023Common Europe Congress – Workshops and PresentationsDiplomat Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
23 May 2023General Assembly, 7.5 & 7.4 TRs, SQL Performance Tuning IBM HQ, Brussels, Belgium
12-13 MarchCustomer Stories – a combined Common Belgium and Common Denmark eventBruges, Belgium

Common Belgium General Assembly, IBM i announcements and SQL Performance

23 May 2023 – Auditorium IBM Belgium, 42 Av du Bourget, 1130 Brussels (Evere)

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AGENDA (subject to change):

23 May –

  • 12:00 –13:00 Networking Welcome Lunch
  • 13:00 –13:15 Common Belgium General Assembly –
    Philippe Vanden Bussche, President, Common Belgium
  • 13:15 –14:45 IBM i announcements: 7.5 TR2 and 7.4 TR8 –
    Fabian Michel, IBM Belgium
  • 14:45 –15:05 Networking Coffee
  • 15:05 –16:20 SQL Performance Tuning for developers –
    Koen Decorte, CD-Invest
  • 16:20 –16.30 Common Europe Congress, Prague, 11-14 June 2023,
    Ranga Deshpande, Vice-President, Common Belgium
  • 16:30 –17:30 Networking Drinks

Abstracts –

1. IBM i announcements: 7.5 TR2 and 7.4 TR8 –
Fabian Michel, Senior Power & Storage Technical Specialist, IBM Technology, Belgium

IBM i continues to evolve. This session will cover all the content of the recently announced Technology Refresh 2 (TR2) for IBM i 7.5 (including IBM i 7.4 TR8).

Fabian will highlight the new features and benefits for SQL application developers and database engineers. There will also be a host of enhancements to IBM i Services, IBM i Access client solutions, IBM Navigator for i, IWS, Open Source and much more to discover…

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2. SQL Performance Tuning for developers –
Koen Decorte, Founder, CEO and Owner, CD-Invest

What Every Developer Should Know About SQL performance

SQL performance tuning is a difficult task, especially when working with large amounts of data, where even slight changes can have a significant (positive or negative) influence on performance. Administrators or a DBA will look at performance from a different point of view than a developer. In many cases building the suggested index or analysis using some tools may not be the right answer. The problem-solving might simply require a totally different approach.

Developers should learn to use SQL the right way with performance on their mind.

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Common Europe Congress 2023, 11-14 June, Prague – A must attend Upskilling /reskilling Opportunity that comes just once a year

Just have a look at the magnificent program giving you the exceptional annual opportunity to receive top notch education from IBM and industry experts https://commoneuropecongress2023.sched.com/

Common Belgium members –

Use the discount code obtained in mailing to save minimum €300 while attending common Europe Congress. See full congress information and registration here

Non-members –

  1. Become individual member (€ 100/year) or Company member (€250/year for 3 or more persons) to save € 425/participant on congress registration in this early bird period (standard member rate € 1050)?
  2. And with company membership if 3 persons attend the congress, your company saves € 1275.
  3. And if you are 5+ from the same company you have even an additional 15% discount.
  4. Contact us at info@common.be

Do not wait, act now.


Power Customer Days Common Belgium and Common Denmark 13-14 March, Bruges, Belgium

Register now to reserve your seat https://comeur.org/cb-new-year-2023-registration/

Already member or become member to win the big prize of €1050,- Common Europe Congress 11-14 June 2023, Prague, Czech Republic https://comeur.org/



Burg 10, Bruges, 8000 | Belgium

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13 March –

  • 9:00 –9:30 Welcome
  • Welcome from Common Belgium – Philippe Vanden Bussche, President, Common Belgium
  • Welcome from Common Denmark – Jesper Hemmet Omer, Chairman, Common Denmark
  • 9:30 –10:30  JORI (furniture) Case study 3D configurator, Geo-marketing, ….
  • 10:30 –11:00  Break – networking
  • 11:00 –12:00 Logitrans (lifting equipment)Utilize IBM I to Customer websites, instead of just running M3 ERP.
  • 12:00 –13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 –14:00 Winsol (pergola’s) MES on shop floor including links to node.js applications to transform data
  • 14:00 –14:15 Short break
  • 14:15 –15:15 HT-Bendix (wholesale) Old ERP solution ? –Not if you modernize it!
  • 15:15 –15:45 Coffee & networking
  • 15:45 –16:45  ID-Logistics (warehousing specialist) conversion of 5250 screens to web including auto translation
  • 16:45 –17:00 short break
  • 17:00 –17.10 Common Europe Congress, Prague, 11-14 June 2023,
    Ranga Deshpande, Immediate Past President, Common Europe

Win a free registration to the congress by joining a raffle (only for CB paid members and having returned the evaluation form)

  • 17:10 –18:00 Debate How can we expand our network and use the shared knowledge
  • 18:30 Network dinner (offered FREE to guests or up to 3 persons from paid member companies or paid individual members till March 5, 90€ for others.)

Register now to reserve your seat https://comeur.org/cb-new-year-2023-registration/

14 March (optional)

  • 9:00 –12:00 – Networking and knowledge sharing Common members meet and share experiences and ideas in informal ways
  • 12:00 – 13:00  Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – City tour guided by local Common Belgium member
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break 
  • 15:30 – 18:00  On your own in the city or goodbye to new friends
  • 18:30 – Dinner Common Denmark members and Common Belgium friends

Register now to reserve your seat https://comeur.org/cb-new-year-2023-registration/


Burg 10, Bruges, 8000 | Belgium

Rooms can be booked till 1 February at the negotiated price and later upon availability and day’s price. Book here https://book.passkey.com/go/powercustomerdays

Contact Birgit De Peuter meetings@cpbrugge.com if booking later than February 1.

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