Our profile

AGORA – your location developer

Who we are

  • DGNB-Label in Gold 2011

    DGNB-Label in Gold 2011

  • Fiabci-Excellence Award 2012

    Fiabci-Excellence Award 2012

  • Bauhärepreis OAI 2012

    Bauhärepreis OAI 2012

The Agora development company was founded in 2000 for the purpose of revitalising former steel industry production sites in the south of Luxembourg, including the approx. 120 hectare of Belval

However, the public private partnership consisting of the Luxembourg state and the ArcelorMittal steel group (formerly Arbed) has long become one of the industry's leading companies.

Our clients are communities and private investors. We offer every service on every aspect of location development, from analysis and planning to civil engineering and development to location marketing. As a package, from a single source or as a one-off service. We have already received several awards for the quality of our services, including the Gold Label of the German Sustainable Building Council, and the Property Developer’s Prize of the Luxemburg Association of Engineers and Architects.

Our experienced international team of town planners, architects, engineers and marketing specialists offers comprehensive advice, efficient organisation and bespoke developments, and will also successfully implement your project.



The Agora development company is a private limited company and limited partnership under Luxembourg law (s à r l et Cie.). The founders – the state of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal – each hold 50 percent of the company’s shares.


Company management

Agora is managed by a board of directors that consists of four representatives each from the state of Luxembourg and ArcelorMittal, and two representatives from ProSud, an association of 11 communities in the southern Luxembourg region.

The daily management activities are undertaken by a management committee that is chaired by the General Manager.

Board of directors

Etienne Reuter
State of Luxembourg
Gilles Feider
Frank Vansteenkiste
State of Luxembourg
Elisabeth Mannes-Kieffer
State of Luxembourg
Robert Schmit
State of Luxembourg
Mario Da Costa
Bruno Théret
Nico Bormann
Henri Hinterscheid
Deputy mayor, Esch-sur-Alzette, Representive of ProSud, Member
Georges Engel
Deputy and Mayor of Sanem, Representive of ProSud, Member

Management committee

Vincent Delwiche
General Manager
Guy Klepper
Deputy Manager
Robert Kocian
Marketing Manager
Thomas Rau
Urban Development and Infrastructure Manager
Christian Schmidt
Financial Manager


The following is a list of the partners and service providers with whom we have been working for many years in order to successfully carry out our clients’ projects.

Authorities and institutes

Service providers

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