Cross-Channel Brokerage: Belgium, your foothold on the continent

In collaboration with the FPS Finance, Brussels Invest & Export (Hub.Brussels) and Flanders Investment & Trade organised a seminar on 16th of May 2018 on the theme "Cross-Channel Brokerage:  Belgium, your foothold on the continent". The event was attended by some fifty delegates active in the insurance brokerage and took place at the residence of the Ambassador of Belgium in London.

An introduction by Mr Johan Van Overtveldt, Belgian Minister of Finance was followed by presentations covering the various aspects that could be of interest for this sector (regulatory, fiscal…) were followed by a panel debate with experts sharing their knowledge and experience on specific concerns related to the insurance field.

The important size and quality of the audience, and the interactive atmosphere during and after the debate showed the great interest that the British insurance brokers have for Belgium as an ideal ‘place to be’ to access the European market especially in the post-Brexit context.


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