3,500 tech jobs have already been created in the Belgium capital.
One business leader says it is a huge opportunity for Brussels.
These jobs have moved to Brussels from the UK due to Brexit. Tech sector leaders expect more to follow once Britain leaves the EU.
The president of Microsofts Innovation Centre in the city, Juan Bossicard said there has been a stream of tech workers leaving the UK beginning in the summer of 2016, following the Brexit referendum.
“Since Brexit began, 3,500 jobs have moved here from the UK and we expect far more to come after Brexit officially happens,” he said.
Mr. Bossicard said Brexit offered a “huge opportunity” for Brussels and added the city has a lot of offer UK companies, including single market access and good links to other European countries.
Ahead of the EU referendum, job losses linked to Brexit were forecast to be in the hundreds of thousands but since the vote, these projections have been re-evaluated.
According to the Bank of England however, it has said that Britain is set to lose 5,000 financial services jobs by the end of March next year. This is a prediction backed by the Treasury.
With the turmoil surrounding the Brexit deal playing out in parliament this week the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday that Article 50 could be unilaterally revoked. This sent the pound up against the dollar and the Euro.
Tech companies in the Uk are finding it increasingly difficult to attract the workers they need with the necessary skills. The number of tech workers coming from the EU to work in Britain has dropped since the referendum.
Students demand a final say on Brexit deal.
The next generation of British workers, students, were recently surveyed by the National Union of Students. The survey revealed that two-thirds of students want a final say on the Brexit deal.
Three in five students (60 percent) believe Brexit will not deliver a good deal for them.
And nearly two in three (65 percent) do not believe their voices and interests have been reflected in the Brexit negotiations, according to the poll of more than 2,000 students.
Nearly half of students said the end of free movement of people would have the biggest impact on them, while more than a quarter said leaving the customs union was their greatest concern.