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A View from the Chief Economist’s Office: Challenges and Opportunities in Competition Law with Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG Comp

25-Jan-2017
After his appointment as Chief Competition economist in September, we are delighted to welcome the Commission’s Chief Economist Tommaso Valletti. At our breakfast Mr Valletti will discuss the challenges and opportunities in competition law.

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Food Labelling: Country of Origin with Renate Sommer MEP, Camille Perrin, BEUC and Alexander Anton, European Dairy Association

31-Jan-2017
Country of origin labelling: a question of transparency or nationalism? From January 2017, France will be trailing mandatory country of origin labelling for processed meat and dairy products. More European countries, such as Italy, Greece, Finland, Lithuania and Portugal, are now requesting similar procedures to guarantee trust and transparency to consumers. The opponents lament the negative impact the country of origin labelling would have on the EU Single Market. 

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Training | The Basics of Social Media

01-Feb-2017
We live in a world where social media is now a fundamental part of the communications landscape. Not only can information be shared in real-time, but news travels faster than ever and the pace of change is electric.

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Kristian Hedberg, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bieńkowska on Collaborative Economy

01-Feb-2017
In conjunction with the European agenda for the collaborative economy presented by the European Commission in June, we are delighted to welcome Kristian Hedberg, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bieńkowska. The agenda offers guidance aimed at supporting consumers, businesses and public authorities to engage confidently in the collaborative economy.Mr. Hedberg will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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BNG Lunch & Learn - Pitch Perfect: How to engage with journalists in the Bubble with Viktoria Dendrinou from the Wall Street Journal

07-Feb-2017
How many times have you had to “cold call” journalists for a pitch and were given the cold shoulder? What could have been improved? The Lunch and Learn, sponsored by FleishmanHillard, will focus on the fundamentals of pitching a product, an idea, or a press release. In this session, targeted at young professionals required to effectively promote their companies’ or clients’ initiatives, Viktoria Dendrinou from the Wall Street Journal will explain what to do (and not to do) when engaging with Brussels media.

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Making a Difference - What is Investing with Impact and why should I be taking an interest?

09-Feb-2017
In the long term, the most successful companies will be those that achieve the right balance between their social, environmental, governance and financial performance. Learn how to invest ethically, become more sustainable and subsequently more successful. What is the place for a socially responsible investment as part of a 21st Century Portfolio?

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Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing on the Energy Efficiency Directive with Paul Hodson, Head of Unit Energy Efficiency & Intelligent Energy, DG Energy, European Commission

13-Feb-2017
As part of the Winter Package, the Commission proposed an update to the Energy Efficiency Directive setting a new 30% energy efficiency target for 2030. At our lunch briefing Paul Hodson, Head of Energy Efficiency & Intelligent Energy Unit, will provide an overview of the proposed updates and measures ensuring the realisation of the new target.

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EU Merger Control: Current Status and Reform with Carles Esteva Mosso, Acting Deputy Director General for Mergers, DG COMP

14-Feb-2017
Following the Commission’s Consultation on the “Evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control” in October, we are looking at the current status of EU Merger Control and outcome of the consultation which aims for a simpler, more efficient and coherent procedure.

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Training | Excel: Improve the structure of your own worksheets

16-Feb-2017
This practical training will give you a set of skills that will allow you to; improve the efficiency of your business, make objective decisions based on well formulated spreadsheets, create clear sections that summarise the results of your past/future business activities and learn skills, tools from Excel that you did not know were there.

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Commissioner Dinner with Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on "Health and Food Safety: Looking Back and Looking Ahead"

22-Feb-2017
Over a three-course dinner, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis will deliver a keynote speech on "Health and Food Safety: Looking Back and Looking Ahead". To register to this event, please contact Maria Giovanna Caruso at euc-assistant@britishchamber.be.

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Employing EEA and non-EEA nationals in Belgium: What do I need to consider? What could be applicable to British citizens post-Brexit?

23-Feb-2017
The rules to employ EEA nationals vs non-EEA nationals in Belgium are substantially different. The formalities for self-employed persons in Belgium vary also depending whether or not you are an EEA national. Although it is yet too early to know if Brexit would imply more immigration restrictions for UK nationals, during this session our panel of experts will address the issues to consider when employing EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals in Belgium. Topics that will be addressed include:

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