PubAffairs EU Networking Event, February 2018

PubAffairs EU Networking Event, February 2018

The PubAffairs EU February 2018 Networking Event was hosted by Belgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Rudolf Huygelen and organised in partnership with the Belgian Regions: Flanders Investment and Trade, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Brussels Invest and Export. The reception, held on Thursday 8th February, was attended by over 80 public affairs professionals.
PubAffairs EU is the network for any UK or Europe-based practitioners working in EU public affairs and engaging with the EU Institutions, as well as anyone with an interest in EU affairs. PubAffairs EU Networking Event, February 2018

Familiarisation trip to Brussels & Wallonia

Brussels Invest & Export (BI&E) and Walloon Agency for Export & Invest (AWEX) jointly organised a familiarisation trip to Brussels and Wallonia in collaboration with The Production Guild in the United Kingdom.

 

This trip counted a group of ten representatives of the British production industry and had a two full days program including presentation of Belgian incentives (federal and regional), scout location tours, networking sessions and site visit of post-production companies. This instructive and joyful program was the result of close concertation between several players, namely: Brussels Invest & Export, AWEX, Screen.Brussels, Wallimage and Twist.

 

British producers participating to this trip had the opportunity to discuss administrative issues such as tax shelter, regional funds and incentives, access to the market, but also practical subjects related to production cost, location management, post-production abilities…

 

The interactive discussions during the different sessions and feedback received from participants reflected the interest and success of this trip.     


In defence of Brussels: ‘If you actually know it, you probably love it’

Brussels, An Alternative Financial Centre in the EU

In collaboration with the Belgian Financial Sector federation (FEBELFIN), Brussels Invest & Export organized a seminar on the theme "Brussels, an Alternative Financial Centre in the EU" on 30th of May 2017. The event was attended by some thirty five people active in the financial sector (banking, investment and consultancy) and took place at the residence of the Ambassador of Belgium in London.

Presentations covering the various aspects that could be of interest for this sector (regulatory, legal and administrative) were followed by a panel debate on Why Brussels is an appropriate place for financial activities?

The questions raised by the guests testified to the great interest that the British and international companies have for Brussels as an ideal alternative place to access the European market especially in the post-Brexit context.


Startups Mission to London

BI&E organised in collaboration with Awex an informative mission in London on the 19th and 20th of April 2017. Thirteen startup companies active in digital and IT fields participated in the two day mission. The main aim of this action was to inform Belgian startups about the opportunities and the environment of the startup business in London. General information and practical tips were given during this trip, as well as visits to various co-working spaces, accelerators and a dedicated hub. Participants could also meet with some experts and listen to testimonials from people with a similar background.

More information can be obtained upon request via mail: info@brusselstrade.co.uk


Brussels, European Hub for International Associations

Brussels, European Hub for International Associations

 

In collaboration with Visit Brussels, BI&E office in London organized a seminar on the theme "Brussels, the European Hub for International Associations" on 29th of March 2017. The event was attended by some thirty people active in the British associations sector and took place at the residence of the Ambassador of Belgium in London.

Presentations covering the various aspects that could be of interest for this sector (logistics, legal and administrative) were followed by two testimonies of Brits using Brussels as a starting point for their associative activity.

 

The questions raised by the guests testified to the great interest that the British associations have for Brussels as an ideal alternative place to access the European market especially in the post-Brexit context.

Brussels, European Hub for International Associations