Referendum: Are you ready?

Blog wordpress - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:07
By Glenn Vaughan, Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium So there will be a UK referendum on membership of the European Union. Business opinions seems strongly in favour of UK membership and the polls also say the British public would vote to stay in – but opinion is volatile. We need …

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A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer

Blog wordpress - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 08:00
Philippe de Backer is a Member of the European Parliament for Open VLD, and is part of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). In June, we will be hosting  our Annual visit to Strasbourg, where you will have the chance to meet and interact with a number of MEPs. For …

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Shaping Transatlantic Trade

Blog wordpress - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:00
By Richard Corbett, Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire & Humber, and Deputy Leader of the Labour MEPs. He is currently Vice-Chair of the European Movement in the UK Do we want a free trade deal with the USA? In principle, Europe – and especially the UK – has a lot to gain from a …

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Introducing: Sean Murray, EUK Consulting.

Blog wordpress - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:02
The last of our Council Case Studies comes from Sean Murray, who has been involved at various different levels of the chamber for more than a decade now. Today is the last day to send applications for Council elections, please follow this link for more information. Nomination forms must be filled in and sent to glenn@britishchamber.be by today (midnight). I was …

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Unequal Europe: What can we do?

Blog wordpress - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:02
A divergent Europe Historically, the European project was synonymous with increasing prosperity and cohesion, both across member states (through ‘upward convergence’) and within member states. Until 2008 we were accustomed to increasing social and economic convergence between member states, countries lagging behind were able to catch up and the development of the welfare state was …

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Introducing: Jill Craig, Hume Brophy

Blog wordpress - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:59
The chamber is actively dedicated to CSR, particularly youth unemployment, and that is something which Jill is glad to be part of. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an informal …

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Introduction: Paul Leonard, BASF Group.

Blog wordpress - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:30
For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an informal discussion. Nomination forms must be filled in and sent to glenn@britishchamber.be by 24 April 2015. The British chamber was one of the first organisations …

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Introducing: Ed Read-Cutting, The Fry Group

Blog wordpress - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:30
For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an informal discussion. Nomination forms must be filled in and sent to glenn@britishchamber.be by 24 April 2015. My first encounter with the British Chamber of Commerce …

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Introducing: Max Von Olenhusen, Novartis.

Blog wordpress - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:49
There are four ways in which becoming a Council member can be beneficial for you. At least that’s what Max has encountered since he has been involved with the chamber.  For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for …

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Introducing: Thomas Spiller, Walt Disney

Blog wordpress - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:16
Thomas has been with us for a number of years now. As a council member, he believes that the value of being on the board has increased enormously over time given how tailored the chamber can be to one’s preferences. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want …

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Introducing: Filip Corveleyn, FCO Law

Blog wordpress - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:00
For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an informal discussion. Nomination forms must be filled in and sent to glenn@britishchamber.be by 24 April 2015. I first joined the chamber in 2013 after attending …

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Introducing: Maria Laptev, European Centre for Public Affairs

Blog wordpress - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:06
The chamber has diversified over the years, providing a platform for all kinds of businesses and institutions. According to Maria, this is the main reason she has been so dedicated for the past ten years. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about …

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Introducing: Tom Parker, Cambre Associates

Blog wordpress - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:23
Nearly a decade ago, Tom joined the chamber and since then he has been able to witness the  growing transformations it has gone through. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an informal …

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Introducing: Alain F. Berger, Alstom

Blog wordpress - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:00
As a current member of the council, Alain highlights how important it is to be committed to the chamber in order to increase it’s reputation. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn …

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Introducing Steven Maisel

Blog wordpress - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:00
Right from the early days, Steven has witnessed how the chamber has grown throughout the years. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an informal discussion. I have been a council …

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Introducing Craig Burchell

Blog wordpress - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:45
Craig has been an important part of the chamber and knows how vital the Council is to the functioning of the British Chamber. For more information on the Council nominations process and timeline, please follow this link. If you’re interested but want to know more about being a Council member, or standing for President, contact Glenn for an …

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Introducing: Richard Corliss, Weber Shandwick

Blog wordpress - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:00
Richard Corliss is the previous Brussels New Generation chair and is now currently Vice President of the EU Committee. Read what Richard has to say about the chamber and what the advantages are for him and his company for being such an intrinsic part of the chamber.  For more information on the Council nominations process …

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Introducing: Dave Deruytter, ING

Blog wordpress - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 07:00
Call for nominations for our 2015-2017 Council have been open for two weeks now and we continue our journey through the experiences of our current Council members. Dave Deruytter, longstanding member of Council, has kindly shared the story of his time in the British Chamber family. For more information on the Council nominations process and …

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Introducing: Catherine Stewart, Interel

Blog wordpress - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:59
This week our Council blog posts will coincide with yesterday’s International Women’s Day. We believe that having a diverse Council makes our chamber stronger and better. Read below about the experiences of one our long-standing Council members, Catherine Stewart, one of the original founders of Brussels New Generation. If you’re interested but want to know …

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Introducing: Agathe Legris, Brussels New Generation Council Representative

Blog wordpress - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:27
Agathe Legris is the Council representative for the British Chamber’s young professional network, Brussels New Generation (BNG). After joining the Council last September, Agathe discusses the importance of being a member of the Council and how it has benefitted not only her bu the BNG too.  For more information on the Council nominations process and …

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