“Welcome to COMMON Belgium, the premier IBM Power Systems
(IBM i / AIX / Linux) national user community,
dedicated to harnessing the potential of IBM-based solutions
to advance our members’ businesses, skills and networking”


Just finished and upcoming events:

Just finished event - 03-06 June

Common Belgium presents Common Europe Congress 2024 – 03-06 June, Milan, Italy

Common Belgium members, with their huge discounts, massively attended the Common Europe Congress, Milan, Italy. It achieved the biggest attendance in 15 years with 450+ people from 31 countries with young persons, students and first time attendees showing the increasing interest for our platform. 

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Upcoming event one - 17 September 2024

Cybersecurity Day 17 September


When – Online on Tuesday 17 September 2024

Watch this space for more details soon.

Upcoming event two - 18-19 November 2024

Benelux Power 2024

When – 18-19 September 2024

Where – Vandervalk Hotel, Tilburg, Netherlands.

  1. Monday 18 November – Workshops and event dinner
  2. Tuesday 19 November – Conference, Expo and Excellence Awards

Watch this space for more information.


YOUR Education offer 2024

What is COMMON Belgium

At COMMON Belgium, our focus extends beyond borders. COMMON Belgium proudly contributes to the thriving Common Europe community, where like-minded professionals from across the continent converge annually to explore emerging trends, engage with IBM experts, and forge lasting connections. Furthermore, we actively foster collaboration with our European sister user groups, aligning our efforts to create a seamless, transcontinental exchange of insights and expertise. Through these invaluable partnerships, we leverage collective knowledge to shape the future of IBM solutions on a global scale. 
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By joining COMMON Belgium, you become part of an inspiring journey – one that embraces innovation, fosters collaboration, and empowers you to shape the future of technology. Explore our initiatives, events, and membership benefits at www.common.be, and take your place at the forefront of IBM i driven transformation. Together, we propel a global community united by shared knowledge, collective vision, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Be part of our adventure


Welcome to COMMON Belgium, the premier national user community dedicated to harnessing the potential of IBM based solutions. Our mission is rooted in cultivating a vibrant ecosystem that revolves around networking, knowledge exchange, advanced education, and strategic influence within the realm of IBM i products and solutions. As a non-profit organization, COMMON Belgium unites a diverse community of clients, solution providers, academic institutions and IBMers, all driven by a shared passion for leveraging IBM i technologies to drive innovation and growth.
Be part of our adventure


Our commitment to collaboration extends across the Atlantic as well. As an active participant in COMMON North America, we ensure that our members are seamlessly integrated into an expansive network that transcends geographical boundaries. This partnership opens doors to a wealth of resources, thought leadership, and industry best practices, enriching the experiences and opportunities available to every COMMON Belgium member.
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  • “At ASCO we value our membership of Common Belgium as it provides us a means to stay up to date with IBM i developments and enhancements. Their regular theme based sessions are a means to stay up to date in the ever-changing IBM i and IT landscape. In addition, it provides us contact with other users who tackle problems we face as well and, through other insight or viewpoints, have sometimes handed better solutions than we could (not) have found.“

    Kris De Vlieger
    IT business relationship & development manager, ASCO Industries, Zaventem, Belgium
  • “Through participation in Common Belgium activities, Howest University students gain access to a wealth of IBM i knowledge and expertise from IBM Business Architects and industry leaders. The presentations, workshops, and seminars offer them insights into the latest trends and technologies within the IBM i ecosystem. This exposure, and networking with business professionals, not only enhances their technical skills but also equips them with a deep understanding of real-world business applications, infrastructure and security.”

    Corneel Theben Tervile
    International Coordinator of Applied Computer Science, HOWEST University of Applied Sciences, Bruges, Belgium
  • “Common Belgium’s education helps Colruyt Group to offer cutting edge IT solutions to our business. Their insightful sessions and workshops empower us with new technologies, enhancing operations. Moreover, the networking advantage of being a member allows us to connect with industry peers and leaders, amplifying our IBM i solutions leverage for ongoing success.”

    Peter Boesman
    Application Manager for Solucious (part of Colruyt Group) Belgium
  • “Being a member of Common Belgium has been a game-changer for our company. The current education they provide keeps our IT applications sharp, while the networking opportunities have connected us with industry peers and opportunities. Thanks to Common Belgium, we’re confidently steering our business through the ever-changing IT landscape.”

    IT Manager, An International 100 Years Young Company, Belgium