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European Conference on Fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism 2017

22-Mar-2017
To have more information about this event, please click the following link here. Join us for our third European Conference on Fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism, co-hosted by Europol and the EU Committee, with the support of DG HOME.

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Beyond Brexit: Opportunities for Belgian Entrepreneurs

20-Mar-2017
Register here The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium is delighted to invite you to attend an exclusive lunch event organised by Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (BECI) on the topic of Brexit and its effects on Belgium and Brussels.

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The effects of Dual Use and Strategic Export Control on Trade – A Cross-sectoral Approach with Jolana Mungengova Policy Assistant for the Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

16-Mar-2017
At this breakfast briefing Ms Mungengova will provide a cross-sectoral analysis on the impact of the EU’s dual-use export control policies, with special focus on the directly affected industries:  energy, aerospace, defence and  security, lasers  and  navigation, telecommunications, life sciences, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, material-processing  equipment  and   industrial   products,  electronics, semiconducto

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The Ambassador Hosts: Rudi Vervoort, Ministre-Président du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale - What Next for Brussels and Businesses?

14-Mar-2017
Rejoignez-nous pour un petit déjeuner exclusif présenté par l'ambassadeur britannique en Belgique, Alison Rose et incluant un discours de Rudi Vervoort, Ministre-Président de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.Le ministre Vervoort parlera des mesures mises en place par la région de Bruxelles-Capitale en vue de promouvoir le commerce à la suite des attentats de mars 2016.

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The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off 2017 Part 1 - Baking Teams

13-Mar-2017
Click here to register your baking team for the 4th edition of The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off and help us raise as much money as possible for the Community Help Service, an English speaking helpline operating in Belgium.

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Financial Markets Task Force Briefing on CCP Recovery and Resolution with Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit, Resolution and Crisis Management, DG FISMA

08-Mar-2017
After the European Commission's proposal for new rules on CCPs in November 2016, we are delighted to welcome Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit, Resolution and Crisis Management at DG FISMA discussing CCP Recovery and Resolution.

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BNG Breakfast - International Women’s Day with Melanie Faithfull Kent, CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Brussels

08-Mar-2017
During this BNG Breakfast on International Women’s Day, you will get the opportunity to join a discussion with Melanie Faithfull Kent, CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Brussels, about female leadership and diversity in the workplace.

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Reducing CO2 Emissions from Passenger Cars with Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, Dir C - Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from Non-Trading Sectors, DG CLIMA

07-Mar-2017
At our EU Committee Breakfast Briefing, Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, Dir C at DG CLIMA, will discuss the EU's 2021 targets on the reduction of CO2 from passenger cars and measures to achieve them as well as their effects on fuel consumption, manufacturing and eco-innovations.

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Veronica Manfredi, Head of Unit for Consumer and Marketing Law at DG JUST on Consumers Rights Protection

02-Mar-2017
We are delighted to welcome Veronica Manfredi, Head of Unit for Consumer and Marketing Law at DG JUST, to discuss Consumers Rights Protection.Ms. Manfredi will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Werner Stengg on his Priorities as Head of Unit for E-Commerce and Platforms, DG CONNECT

01-Mar-2017
As part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, Werner Stengg will discuss his Priorities as Head of Unit for E-Commerce and Platforms, DG CONNECT. The DSM Strategy wants to allow better access for consumers and business to online goods and services across Europe.Mr. Stengg will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Impact of Brexit on cross-border business with Brian Hayes, MEP

28-Feb-2017
Before the expected activation of Article 50 in March, Brian Hayes, MEP, will discuss the different ways international business relations might transform after Brexit.

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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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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". More than halfway through, the Commissioner will discuss what he has fostered regarding health and food safety as well as the upcoming challenges to improve public health and ensure Europe's food is safe.

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Training | Excel: Improve the structure of your own worksheets

16-Feb-2017
What you will learn: This practical training will give you a set of skills that will allow you to: 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing on Electricity Markets Design with Dr Florian Ermacora, Head of Unit for Internal Energy Market, DG ENER

17-Jan-2017
After the recent release of the Winter Package Dr Florian Ermacora will discuss EU measures in an era of global transformations on how to adapt to changing market conditions while keeping European electricity markets competitive.

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Financial Markets Task Force Briefing on Retail Financial Services with Ralf Jacob, Head of Retail Financial Services and Payments Unit, Directorate D 3,DG FISMA

13-Jan-2017
Ralf Jacob is a German national who joined the European Commission in 1989 after having studied economics and politics in Hamburg, Paris and London. He became a Head of Unit in 2005 in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion where he was in charge of analysing demographic, social and employment trends and promoting the modernisation of social protection systems, focussing on the challenges of demographic ageing notably for public and private pensions.

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British Chamber New Years Cocktail

12-Jan-2017
Welcome the New Year by coming to the British Chamber New Years Cocktail at Hotel Amigo on the 12th January! Taste great canapes from Hotel Amigo's chef collaboration with Pascale Naessens around the theme of healthy living (Perfect for those New Year resolutions!).There will be a prize draw so make sure to bring your business cards.Make sure to register for this one.

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Panel Debate: The effects of Brexit on business relations between Germany and the UK

11-Jan-2017
At this panel debate co-hosted by the British Chamber and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, we look at the trading relationship between the key markets of Germany and the UK and how this might change as the UK begins to scope out what kind of agreements can be made post-Article 50. We aim to discover what problems will businesses face in the next few years and what impact will this have on the trading relationship between businesses across different sectors.

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EU Lunch with Ian Duncan, MEP, on the EU's Emissions Trading System Review

11-Jan-2017
At our EU lunch briefing we are glad to be joined by Ian Duncan MEP, the rapporteur on the post-2020 reforms of the ETS, sharing his thoughts on the ETS Review. After the ENVI Committee’s vote in favour of the legislative proposal amending the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Mr Duncan will discuss what the proposal includes before it moves onto a vote in plenary in February.

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British Chamber Christmas Lunch

15-Dec-2016
It's time to get in that festive mood, the annual British Chamber Christmas Lunch is approaching! This year the lunch is a fabulous 3 course traditional Christmas meal.This will be accompanied by the usual Christmas quiz, so brush up on your general knowledge and get in the competitive mood!Don't forget to don your best Christmas jumper and join us for an afternoon full of fun and Christmas cheer!Make sure to register now as this is one of our most popular events every year.

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Vlerick Expat Event - The Power of Focus

14-Dec-2016
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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Environment with Edward Vernon and Anton Spiteri Shaw, Environment Attaches

13-Dec-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle, the Maltese Environment Attaches Edward Vernon and Anton Spiteri Shaw will provide a broad presentation on Malta's priorities in the Environment policy area as well as a flavour of the files they intend to prioritise.

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Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing on the Renewable Energy Directive with Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Unit Renewables and CCS Policy, Dir C - DG ENER

12-Dec-2016
As the revised Renewables Directive is planned to be tabled by the end of November, we are delighted to welcome Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Unit Renewables and CCS Policy, for an Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing on the topic.

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British Chamber and BBCA Christmas Cocktail

08-Dec-2016
The British Chamber & the Brussels British Community Association Christmas Cocktail is back again for another year on the 8th of December! Get in the Christmas mood and come and join us for an evening of cheer and giving, so dress up in your most festive Christmas outfit and register. To attend click on the register now button or email: Andrew.moore@britishchamber.be

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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Trade with Jan Micallef, Trade Attache and Claire Hollier, Senior Policy Officer

08-Dec-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Jan Micallef, Trade Attache and Claire Hollier, Senior Policy Officer for a discussion on the Trade Priorities of the Maltese Presidency.

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BNG Christmas Cocktails

06-Dec-2016
The Brussels New Generation of the British Chamber would like to invite you to the Annual BNG Christmas Cocktails on Tuesday, 6th December! To escape the gloomy Brussels winter weather, this event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a festive night with your friends and colleagues, putting you in the Christmas spirit.

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Single Market Task Force Briefing on the Telecommunications Rules Review with Vesa Terävä, Head of Unit B1, Electronic Communications Policy, DG CONNECT

06-Dec-2016
In conjunction with the Telecommunications Rules Review we are delighted to welcome Mr Vesa Terävä, Head Of Unit B1, Electronic Communications Policy, DG CONNECT, to discuss the topic.Mr Terävä will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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CETA and Lessons Learned for Supporters of Liberalised Trade with Ambassador Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU

05-Dec-2016
After the recent ratification of CETA we are looking at the take-aways from this ambitious and progressive agreement, which is expected to leave an impact on EU trade policy, potentially driving it towards a more open and transparent approach.

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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in the Single Market with Greta Agius and Mark Seychell, Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU

02-Dec-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Greta Agius, Competitiveness Attaché, Internal Market, Services and Intellectual Property and Mark Seychell, Senior Policy Officer, Competitiveness Unit.After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session

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Trump and Brexit: A long shadow over Europe?

30-Nov-2016
Even if Hillary Clinton wins the US Presidential Election, the political revolution that spawned support for Donald Trump is not dead and the political and economic environment in the US may be changing for ever.  But how will it change? How will it impact Europe? And what is our economic outlook? 

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Low Emission Mobility with Peter Vis, Adviser, DG MOVE

30-Nov-2016
With transport being responsible for about 20% of the EU’s total CO2 emission, the decarbonisation of transport is a crucial area for EU regulation in order for the Union to achieve its climate goals. We are delighted to welcome Peter Vis, Adviser, DG MOVE, to share his views on this ongoing project.

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Dinner with Brian Donald, Chief of Staff at Europol

28-Nov-2016
We are delighted to welcome Brian Donald, Chief of Staff at Europol, to discuss the current priorities of Europol especially in light of recent threats of Terrorism.

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Golden Bridge Awards 2016 - Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

24-Nov-2016
Join us to celebrate the 20th annual Golden Bridge Trade and Export Awards. In the company of business leaders, trade and investment representatives, and other members of the Chamber, the Awards recognise the achievements of Belgian, Luxembourg and British businesses in exporting.CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

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The British Chamber's 2016 London Delegation - Making Brexit Work

24-Nov-2016
Register now for the British Chamber's 2nd annual London Visit, organised in partnership with Interel. Stretching over two full days, the visit is a unique opportunity to meet influencers and decision makers in London and UK business, policy and academia.

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UK property seminar: the key areas to invest

23-Nov-2016
The UK has long stood as the world’s foremost market for secure property acquisitions. Whilst Brexit rocked the boat, the market has proven resilient. Residential property, as you know, is always about the right place at the right time. Join us as we present our property partners to talk through the key areas in the UK to buy now and how to take advantage of the unprecedented currency opportunity. Currently property projects are also available in Berlin, Chicago, Brisbane and Melbourne.

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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Climate Change and Energy with Alexia Georgakopulos, Senior Policy Officer Climate Change, Clive Gerada and Robert Portelli, Policy Officers Energy Affairs

23-Nov-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Alexia Georgakopulos, Senior Policy Officer Climate Change, Clive Gerada and  Robert Portelli Policy Officers Energy Affairs to discuss the priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Climate Change and Energy.

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’Pharma – where are we after Lundbeck?’ with Theofanis Christoforou, Director, Principal Legal Adviser, Competition & Mergers, Legal Service - European Commission

22-Nov-2016
Lundbeck was the European Union’s fist ‘pay-for-delay’ case in the pharmaceutical sector. On the 8th of September the General Court accepted the Commission’s judgement. With this, the European Commission articulated that pharma ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements breach EU antitrust rules. We are pleased to be joined by Theofanis Christoforou, Director, Principal Legal Adviser, Competition & Mergers, Legal Service - European Commission, to offer his reflections on the General Court judgement.

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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Agriculture with Stephanie Mamo, Horizontal Agricultural matters Attaché

22-Nov-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Stephanie Mamo, Horizontal Agricultural matters Attaché to discuss the priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Agriculture.After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session.

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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency with Ambassador Marlene Bonnici

21-Nov-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Ambassador Marlene Bonnici to discuss the priorities of the Maltese Presidency.After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session.

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Training I Impactful Presentation Skills

17-Nov-2016
Presentations can take up a lot of your time and that of your audience as well. So it is absolutely essential that you can deliver a presentation with real impact with messages that capture and maintain an audience’s attention. With the correct messaging techniques you do not need 30 minutes and 30 PowerPoint slides to have your desired effect. You will walk away from this session with very practical skills that you can implement directly.  

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Single Market Task Force Briefing: Political Advisor Series with Josephine Wood, Political Advisor S&D on the Digital Priorities of S&D

17-Nov-2016
We are delighted to welcome Josephine Wood to our new Political Advisor series of event. As political advisor for digital and constitutional affairs, Ms. Wood will discuss "The digital priorities of the S&D Group".

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Brexit. Les risques et les opportunités d'un point de vue gouvernemental et commercial

17-Nov-2016
Le 23 juin, le peuple britannique votait sa sortie de l'Union européenne et le premier ministre, David Cameron, démissionnait de ses fonctions le jour suivant.Quatre mois plus tard, avec un nouveau gouvernement et un nouveau Premier Ministre, quelles en sont le implications pour le Royaume-Uni et la Belgique?L'Ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne et le Président de la Chambre de Commerce britannique en Belgique en discuteront avec vous lors de ce débat et répondront aux questions que vous vous posez à propos de l'avenir des relations anglo-belges.

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BNG Breakfast with Michael Anseeuw, Head of Hello bank!

17-Nov-2016
At our BNG Breakfast at BNP Paribas Fortis with Michael Anseeuw, Head of Hello bank!, will share his tips for young professionals on how to manage their careers

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The Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Health with Stephen Mifsud, Health and Consumer Protection Attaché

15-Nov-2016
With Malta becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Stephen Mifsud, Health and Consumer Protection Attaché to discuss the priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Health .After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session.

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Financial Markets Task Force Briefing on the Priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Finance with Sandrell Sultana, Financial Services Attaché

14-Nov-2016
With Malta coming next at the EU Presidency cycle, Sandrell Sultana, Financial Services Attaché at the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union, will provide an overview of the priorities of the Maltese Presidency in Finance.

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Brexit's Impact on Belgium

10-Nov-2016
Brexit's impact on BelgiumModerated by former CNN bureau chief & correspondent Patricia KellyPanellists TBCThursday, November 10 at 19:00St. John's International SchoolWaterloo, Belgiumwww.stjohns.beSupported by:The British Chamber of Commerce in BelgiumThe Brussels Times

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Finance task force briefing: Sven Gentner, Head of Unit C4 - Asset Management DG FISMA on 'Asset Management'

10-Nov-2016
Welcome to our Financial Markets task force briefing with Sven Gentner. As Head of Unit for Asset Management at the DG FISMA, Mr Gentner will discuss the topic of ‘Asset Management’ which will be followed by a Q&A session.

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'10 Years of REACH: The Journey Continues' with Geert Dancet, Executive Director, European Chemical Agency

09-Nov-2016
Welcome to our lunch briefing with Geert Dancet, Executive Director, European Chemical Agency, on the topic of '10 Years of REACH: The Journey Continues'!

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Post Brexit : Will there be a realignment of British Politics?

08-Nov-2016
Only a few months after the Brexit shock, the British politics have already started a long generational realignment. After the appointment of Theresay May as Prime Minister, tensions are very high regarding the Labour leadership. No matter what the result will be, Brexit has definitely divided the British into two divided camps. 

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Non-Tariff Barriers in Services Roundtable

07-Nov-2016
Brexit Access to EU Service Markets: The Practical Issues   Services represent 80% of the EU economy.  While trade in goods has the WTO tariffs as a tried and tested worst case position, services has no such safety blanket.  The World Trade “GATS” services framework is underdeveloped and relies on patchy market access commitments. 

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Gerard de Graaf on his Priorities as Director for Directorate F, Digital Single Market, DG Connect

27-Oct-2016
As the structure of DG Connect changed on July 1st, we are delighted to welcome Gerard de Graaf to discuss his role as Director of the Digital Single Market in DG Connect.Mr de Graaf will deliver a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session

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Freedom of Movement Roundtable

26-Oct-2016
Free movement of persons, in particular workers, is one of the fundamental economic freedoms of the European Union. It gives the possibility for the businesses to hire the best talent regardless of where in the EU it comes from, without further administrative hurdles or immigration controls. We have invited UKREP colleagues to be present.

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Belgium: My home in Europe? The ins and outs of becoming a Belgian voter, dual national and active citizen

25-Oct-2016
How many years have you lived now in Belgium? After the Brexit referendum, do you feel disenfranchised and still feel like a European citizen? Perhaps it’s time to recognise your new roots here in Belgium, demand your voice be heard, volunteer for a local organisation or become a dual citizen.

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Financial Planning for the New Generation - BNG Lunch and Learn with Pauline Curran, Director of The Fry Group

25-Oct-2016
We all know that the state will be unable to provide for our future. In this short session we will set out some simple and easy financial planning strategies, which will set you on your way to securing your financial goals. Brussels New Generation events are exclusively open for young professionals under the age of 35.

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Customs Union Roundtable

24-Oct-2016
This is a fundamental element in the facilitation of trade in goods in the European single market, especially in highly integrated sectors with extensive cross-border supply chains, removing tariffs between Member States but also rules of origin procedures for import/exports. Given the political statements around the opportunities for free trade agreements with 3rd countries following Brexit, it currently seems highly unlikely the UK will continue to be a part of the Customs Union following the end of the Article 50 process.

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UK-EU Relations Working Group Feedback Meeting

20-Oct-2016
This meeting will report to members on work completed and planned on the negotiation of the British exit from the EU and enable members to provide feedback, advice and suggestions.  To register please get in contact with Andrew:andrew.moore@britishchamber.be

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Expat Financial Affairs 2016

19-Oct-2016
Expat Financial Affairs offers essential advice in English on managing your finances as an expat in Belgium.

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Diversity Dialogues: Lunch with Elisabeth Werner, Head of Cabinet to Vice President Kristalina Georgieva

18-Oct-2016
“I am happy to see that so many excellent women are working at the highest levels of the Commission, and encouraging other women to do the same”, said Kristalina Georgieva, Commission Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources in a statement early this year.

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Competition and Trade task force briefing: Enhancing Transparency in TTIP from an EU Perspective with Jolana Mungengova, Policy Assistant to the Cabinet of Commissioner Malmström

17-Oct-2016
As the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations are still ongoing, this trade partnership has been a concrete example of a negotiation where European citizens are claiming for more transparency.

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British Chamber Autumn Cocktail

12-Oct-2016
Join us for our cocktail 'de la rentrée' where you will have the opportunity to discover the delicious nibbles from Brussels Events, our brand new catering partners.

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Sabine Verheyen, MEP EPP, on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

11-Oct-2016
In conjunction with the proposal to reform the AVMSD we are delighted to welcome Ms Sabine Verheyen, MEP EPP, to provide a Parliamentary perspective on the issue.Ms Verheyen will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Competition and trade task force briefing: Antitrust in the Energy sector to help build Cop21 objectives with Dr Johannes Lüebking, Head of Unit DG COMP, B1 – Antitrust: Energy and Environment

11-Oct-2016
As COP22 negotiations are approaching, we are delighted to host Dr Johannes Lübking, Head of Unit, B1 COMP, for a  Competition Trade Task Force Briefing on the Antitrust in the Energy Sector to help build COP21 objectives!

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Lee Foulger, Member of Dombrovskis Cabinet, 'The Progress and Challenges of the Capital Markets Union'

06-Oct-2016
The creation of a Capital Markets Union is one of the key priorities of the Juncker Commission’s Investment Plan. Under the proposed plan, investment and finance systems in Europe that have traditionally relied on banks will be complemented and diversified.

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POSTPONED - Brexit Training

05-Oct-2016
As we wait for Article 50 to be triggered, members and business representatives need to have a clear indication of what to expect. On Wednesday 5th October, the British Chamber has put together a programme that takes each element of what to expect and how to prepare as a business.

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E-commerce with Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG Connect

04-Oct-2016
In conjunction with the 2nd DSM package and the upcoming changes on E-commerce we are delighted to welcome Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General in DG Connect, to discuss E-Commerce.After providing a short keynote speech Ms Bury will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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Brexit: How will it impact Real Estate in Belgium and the UK?

28-Sep-2016
The vote on the 23rd of June set the wheels in motion for Britain to leave the European Union. The impact it has had so far on Real Estate has been relatively minor, however this could change rapidly depending on the course of events. Join us for an interactive seminar where we will explore and assess the impact of Brexit on Real Estate and what it will mean for property values in the coming months and years.Seminar topics:•    Effects of Brexit so far on Commercial & Residential Real Estate in UK and Belgium•    Where do we currently stand

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Single Market task force briefing - Political Advisor Series: ECR priorities in the DSM with Claire Donlon, ECR policy advisor to IMCO, and Cameron Smith, ECR policy advisor on Legal Affairs

28-Sep-2016
As part of our political advisor series we are delighted to welcome Claire Donlon and Cameron Smith to discuss the priorities of the European Conservative and Reformist Group in the Digital Single Market.Ms Donlon and Mr Smith will provide a short intervention which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. We will also welcome participants to make suggestions for future event ideas.

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Charity Pub Quiz

26-Sep-2016
Are you ready for another evening of fun, incredible Belgian beer, some delicious food and tasty snacks with your friends and colleagues? Then come and join us for another amazing Charity Pub Quiz, this time at Michael Collins with the Brussels New Generation of the British Chamber. Put together your own power team and challenge your knowledge while raising money for charity!

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Industrial Competitiveness task force briefing: Karin Nienstedt and Laura Fabrizi, Policy Officers Unit E4 – Pesticides and Biocides at DG SANTE on 'Endocrine Disruptors'

22-Sep-2016
Join us for an Industrial Competitiveness Task Force Briefing with Karin Nienstedt and Laura Fabrizi, discussing the European Commission’s science-based criteria for endocrine disruptors and its implementation.

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'Food and feed safety, innovation' with Sabine Jülicher, new Director of Directorate E, DG SANTE

20-Sep-2016
Sabine Jülicher, the new Director of Directorate E - Food and feed safety, innovation DG SANTE, will discuss her new role as Director and the priorities of the new Directorate.Ms Jülicher will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Kris Peeters, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium: ‘How will Brexit affect the Belgian Economy and Business Climate?’

19-Sep-2016
Join us for an exclusive lunch briefing with British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Kris Peeters.Deputy Prime Minister Peeters will talk about the effect of Brexit on the Belgian Economy and the creation of a task force in order to prepare for and assess its effects. He will also discuss Belgian labour market reforms, his vision on how to fuel the social dialogue, and how the federal government plans to bridge the gap between employer’s federations and trade unions.

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Patron Dinner: Robert Madelin, Senior Adviser for Innovation at the European Political Strategy Centre, on Innovation in the EU

15-Sep-2016
We are delighted to welcome Robert Madelin for our upcoming Patron Dinner. Following the release of the policy review for innovation in the EU Mr Madelin will discuss the content of the report and the upcoming EU work on innovation.Speaker: Robert Madelin | Senior Adviser for Innovation in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) | European Commission

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Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing: Rodrigo Peduzzi, Case handler DG Competition Unit A3 – State aid strategy on State Aid Priorities under Juncker's Commission

15-Sep-2016
State aid are a concrete example of an initiative undertaken by Juncker’s Commission to help supporting investment and facilitating the financing of the economy. As of 1 July 2016 the new transparency requirements for state aid entered into force and became mandatory

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Training: Managing & Developing Young Talents

14-Sep-2016
This training session will focus on best practices for supervisors and on how to maximize the intern or young employee’s motivation, productivity & learning curve. The session will be interactive, drawing on experiences of participants. A wide range of questions will be covered including how to manage generation Y & Z (digital natives) and how to lead & structure a feedback/evaluation session.

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Cybersecurity with Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit Cybersecurity & Digital Privacy, DG Connect

13-Sep-2016
Following the launch of the Public/Private Partnership on cybersecurity Mr Boratynski, Head of Unit Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy, DG Connect, will discuss the future of CybersecurityMr Boratynski will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Launch of EU Data Protection Whitepaper

14-Jul-2016
The British Chamber of Commerce, together with the European Data Protection Supervisor and Microsoft are inviting you to the Launch of EU Data Protection Whitepaper, following the British Chamber Data Protection Conference held on 10th May 2016 in Copenhagen.Click here to have more information. This event is free of charge. 

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Patron Dinner: Post-Referendum: What does the impact mean for my business with Ambassador Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium

12-Jul-2016
We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium, for our upcoming Patron Dinner. During this closed dinner for a small selected audience, the Ambassador will discuss what Post-Brexit will mean for your business.

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Post-Referendum: What does the impact mean for my business with Ambassador Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium

12-Jul-2016
Following the result of the upcoming UK Referendum we are delighted to welcome Ambassador Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium, to our cocktail to discuss what Post-Referendum will mean for your business.

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British Chamber Summer Cocktail

29-Jun-2016
The Summer has arrived and the British Chamber invites you to celebrate with us at our Summer Cocktail! This will be your last chance to network with us before everybody packs up for their holidays and this time we'll be hosted in the gardens of Martin's Hotel Brussels, weather permitting of course! We look forward to seeing you!

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Irmfried Schwimann on her Priorities as the new Deputy Director-General in DG GROW'

29-Jun-2016
In March Mrs Schwimann became the new Deputy Director-General of DG GROW and is now responsible for the directorates E,G and H that work on the Single Market.  As the Single Market is vital for the prosperity of business we are delighted to provide you with the opportunity to hear Mrs Schwimann discuss DG GROW’s priorities for its development.After providing a short key note speech Ms Schwimann will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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Industrial Competitiveness task force briefing: Priorities of the Slovak Presidency with Katarína Butkovska, Head of Unit, Environmental Policy

24-Jun-2016
Join us for an lunch briefing with Katarína Butkovska, Counselor, Head of Unit in waste management, biodiversity and natural protection, GMO, environmental impact assessment and water protectionto discuss the Priorities of the Slovak Presidency in environmental policy.

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Referendum Results: The Waterloo Moment

24-Jun-2016
Join us at the chamber as the results of the UK's Referendum on EU membership are announcedWe will be hosting an informal breakfast and have live reaction from our speakers:Thomas Spiller, President of the British Chamber of CommerceDave Sinardet, Political Scientist (VUB)Moderator: Glenn Vaughan, CEO of the British Chamber

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Yes2Belgium: A dinner with Prime Minister Charles Michel and the International Business Community

22-Jun-2016
Join the British Chamber and the international business community for a special event with Prime Minister Charles Michel as we say #Yes2Belgium as a place to invest and do business.

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Training I Leading People Effectively Through Change

21-Jun-2016
An interactive session to explore the phases people go through during change and how a leader can engage with people during each of these phases. The work of Prof Sharon Turnbull’s Typologies is used to identify our own and others’ responses in delivering the change and removing the barriers. An insightful session to understand how you can lead people through the change process more effectively.

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Single Market task force briefing: The priorities of the Slovakian presidency in the Single Market with Imrich Csiba, Attaché for Consumer Protection and Internal Market

17-Jun-2016
With the Slovakia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Imrich Csiba, Attaché for Consumer Protection and Internal Market, to discuss the priorities of the Slovak Presidency in the Single Market.After providing a short key note speech, Mr Csiba will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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EU 101

14-Jun-2016
On June 14th, the British Chamber will organise its EU 101 event in Brussels. During this intensive training day, members will get an insight into the EU decision-making process and how its main institutions work (European Commission, European Parliament, and European Council). Attendees will also get the opportunity to learn some knowledge and skills to interact with the EU policy makers through a practical approach.

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Diversity Dialogues: Making gender-balanced leadership a reality – why men matter !

13-Jun-2016
Leading global companies are increasingly making gender-balanced leadership a top priority. They know there is a compelling ROI and bottom line impact and that it is the smart (and right) thing to do. But how does it work in practice? How are companies engaging men in the process? What are their views, expectations, issues and concerns?

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British Chamber's Annual Visit to Strasbourg

07-Jun-2016
On June 7-8, the British Chamber of Commerce will organise its thirty-first visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This visit will be the opportunity for members of the British Chamber to share their European priorities to MEPs and get an overview of the current state of European public policies.

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Young Professionals Visit to Strasbourg

06-Jun-2016
As part of its professional development training, Brussels New Generation is organising an intensive visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg

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The Circular Economy: Investing in a greener future

03-Jun-2016
What is the circular economy's impact on our labour markets? Are we ready for this revolution in Europe? Does the private sector have the resources and ambition to make the jump to the circular economy? How do we get clusters and symbiosis between industries progressing where wastes and resources become synonymous between different sectors? What tools and funds are available to drive this long term policy agenda?

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Food, Health and Consumer task force briefing: The priorities of the Slovak Presidency for Food and Health

03-Jun-2016
With the Slovakia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Maria Brozmanova and Alexandra Turkovicova to discuss the priorities of the Slovak Presidency in Food and Health.After providing a short key note speech there will be a moderated Q&A session.

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Industrial Competitiveness task force briefing: Priorities of the Slovak Presidency in Transport with Counsellor Jan Krak

31-May-2016
Join us for a breakfast briefing with Counsellor Jan Krak, dealing with operational programme transport and TEN-T network to discuss the general overview in the Priorities of the Slovak Presidency in Transport followed by a session of Q&A. Jan Krak has been the transport attaché, dealing with road, maritime, inland waterway transport and European transport networks at the Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU since 2012.  

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Charity Pub Quiz

30-May-2016
Come and join us for our Charity Pub Quiz in Flagey with the Brussels New Generation of the British Chamber! Let's challenge your knowledge with friends and colleagues whilst enjoying a pint of beer.

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Security task force briefing: Smart Borders with Rob Rozenburg, Head of Unit Information Systems for Borders and Security DG HOME

27-May-2016
With the upcoming changes on Smart Borders, Rob Rozenburg, Head of Unit Information Systems for Borders and Security DG HOME, will discuss what to expect in regards to Smart Border legislation.Mr Rozenburg will provide a short intervention which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. We will also welcome participants to make suggestions for future event ideas.

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Financial Markets Task Force Briefing with Klaus Wiedner, Head of Unit DG FISMA on Bank Regulation

27-May-2016
We would like to invite you to a Financial Markets Task Force Briefing with Klaus Wiedner, Head of Unit D1 DG FISMA on Bank regulation on Friday 27th May, from 12:30 to 14:00. After his speech, Klaus Wiedner will take questions from the audience. The event is free of charge.  

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Food, Health and Consumer task force briefing: The priorities of the Slovak Presidency for Agricultural Policy with Matej Hudec, Head of Unit Agriculture and Fisheries

26-May-2016
With the Slovakia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Matej Hudec to discuss the priorities of the Slovak Presidency in Agricultural Policy.After providing a short key note speech Mr Hudec will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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British Chamber Annual General Meeting

25-May-2016
On Wednesday 25th May we host our 106th Annual General Meeting, one year on from the grand reopening of their newly-refurbished office space. Members are invited to a networking drink in the business lounge before the meeting starts at 17:30 sharp.

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Training I Hacking Twitter and LinkedIn for EU Public Affairs

24-May-2016
Social platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn were initially built for marketers and job-seekers, but have since evolved into content-rich, strategic communications channels essential to reaching EU policy audiences. In this session, you’ll learn to avoid the trappings of vanity metrics such as followers and likes and use these platforms to tackle real policy and communications objectives in the context of your EU public affairs strategy.   What we’ll cover:

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Brexit: what would it mean for my business?

23-May-2016
Are you doing business in or with the UK? Regardless of your opinion on the UK’s upcoming EU referendum, your business will need to prepare for the implications of different post-referendum scenarios, including the impact of a potential Brexit.

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Competition and Trade task force briefing: Cyril Ritter, ‎Policy Officer at European Commission on Big Data

19-May-2016
Cyril Ritter is a Policy Officer in the Antitrust Policy unit of DG Competition. He was previously a case handler dealing with antitrust and merger cases in the shipping and airline sectors. Prior to joining the European Commission in 2007, he was a law firm associate in Paris. Join us for a task force briefing to discuss big data with Cyril Ritter who has been working closely with this issue in the EU.

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Priorities of the Slovak Presidency with Ambassador Javorcik, Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU

17-May-2016
With the Slovakia becoming the next incumbent in the Presidency cycle we are delighted to welcome Ambassador Javorcik to discuss the priorities of the Slovak Presidency.After providing a short key note speech the Ambassador will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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British Chamber Spring Cocktail

12-May-2016
Celebrate Spring with the British Chamber at this year's Spring Cocktail! We'll be hosted by Regus at their premises near to central station and will hear speeches from HE Ambassador Rose and President of the British Chamber, Thomas Spiller. We look forward to seeing you!

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The Ambassador Hosts: Belgian Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt

04-May-2016
An exclusive lunch with Belgian Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, hosted by British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose. Johan Van Overtveldt will answer the following questions: 

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Digital Single Market: Bridging the Gap

03-May-2016
One year on from the adoption of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium is organising the conference "Digital Single Market: Bridging the Gap" to view the progress made in three key sectors and the next steps for a successful implementation of the Strategy.

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Food,Health and Consumer task force briefing - Political Advisor Series: Food and Health priorities in the ENVI Committee: S&D’s perspective

28-Apr-2016
As part of our Political Advisor Series we are delighted to welcome Andrew Flagg, S&D advisor to ENVI, to S&D's priorities and perspective on the ENVI Committee.Mr Flagg will provide a short intervention which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. We will also welcome participants to make suggestions for future event ideas.

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EU Referendum in the UK and potential UK Exit: 'the impact on youth' with Emilian Pavel MEP, Morten Messerschmidt MEP, Brando Benifei MEP, David Garrahy, Head of Policy and Advocacy at European Youth Forum and Dave Keating as Moderator

27-Apr-2016
Many of our younger members/audience have strong links with the UK (academic, professional, personal, etc.) - particularly young professionals working in the Brussels/EU sphere. The perspective of an EU referendum in the UK is therefore of great interest to them, as it would certainly affect their professional and/or personal trajectory. While we most often hear the perspective of politicians or business leaders, it is the younger generation who will be mostly impacted by a potential UK exit.

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Brexit Breakfast Debate with Chuka Umunna MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP: 'Stronger In or Better Off Out?'

27-Apr-2016
Interel and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium are delighted to welcome Mr Chuka Umunna MP and Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg MP for a head-to-head debate over Britain's membership of the EU, chaired by Interel's Catherine Stewart.Just weeks before the historic referendum, two Westminster heavyweights will make their respective cases to remain or leave the EU.

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Managing a flexible workforce

26-Apr-2016
The traditional Belgian hiring model is based on permanent employment contracts. However, organisations need increasingly flexible working arrangements to address temporary fluctuations in workload or to staff short-term projects.

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Kay Swinburne, MEP on the current issues in the ECON Committee

26-Apr-2016
Join us for an EU Committee lunch briefing with Kay Swinburne, MEP to discuss the current issues in the ECON Committee followed by a session of Q&A

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THE EXPATS GOLF TROPHY 2016

22-Apr-2016
The Expats Golf Trophy is a new annual event bringing together Belgian based expatriate golfers, members of different Chambers of Commerce, diplomatic and trade organisations, to create a high quality international networking event in one of Belgium’s leading golf clubs. For more information about the club you can visit www.golfhulencourt.be.

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The Future of Transport with Henrik Hololei, Director-General, DG MOVE

22-Apr-2016
Join us for a breakfast briefing with Henrik Hololei to discuss the general overview on transport. These will include:The fourth railway packagesThe four modes of transportAviationCompetitionUpdate on transport policy in EuropeThis session will be followed by a session of question and answer

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Training I Leadership Styles

21-Apr-2016
Leadership research has developed extensively over the last twenty years - how up to date are you? Can you talk about your leadership style (and your boss’s) in ways that help your team to succeed? There are many different ways to lead successfully - want to know more?Each training has limited seats available to ensure an impactful learning outcome for each participant.

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Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, MEP in the EPP and Vice Chair of the IMCO Committee, on Food Waste

21-Apr-2016
Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, MEP in the EPP and Vice Chair of the IMCO Committee, will discuss Food Waste in conjunction with the recent Circular Economy package. Mrs Corazza Bildt will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Brussels New Generation's Spring Cocktail

20-Apr-2016
After the success of our Brussels New Generation (BNG) Winter Cocktails, we are pleased to invite you to our BNG Spring Cocktails at Place de Londres. Join us on the 20th April for a professional networking cocktail with happy hour from 18:00-19:00.

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Financial Markets Task Force Briefing: Deposit insurance, BRRD implementation and the implementation of TLAC in the EU with Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit, DG FISMA

18-Apr-2016
Patrick Pearson is Head of Unit of Resolution and Crisis management in the European Commission’s Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union Directorate General. He previously headed the Financial Markets Infrastructure and the Commission's banking regulatory teams and was responsible for the Financial Services Action Plan.  

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Food, Health and Consumer task force briefing: TTIP and the consumer

15-Apr-2016
As the EU continues to work with the US towards the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership, Johannes Kleis, from The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) will discuss TTIP and the consumer.Mr Kleis will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session

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Patron Dinner: Ambassador Kim Jørgensen, Danish Ambassador to the EU, on 'Opting-out of the EU'

13-Apr-2016
In light of the recent Danish 'opt-out' referendum we are delighted to welcome Ambassador Kim Jørgensen, Danish Ambassador to the EU, to discuss opting-out of the EU in reference to Denmark and his perspective on the upcoming UK referendum.Ambassador Jørgensen will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Taxation Policy with Stephen Quest, Director-General, DG TAXUD

12-Apr-2016
 Mr Stephen Quest, Director-General of the Directorate-General of Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) since January 2016 will discuss Taxation Policy and his priorities as DG TAXUD. Prior to his current position, Mr Quest was the Director-General of the Directorate-General of Informatics (DIGIT). Join us for a lunch briefing to discuss the Financial sector at the British Chamber followed by a session of Q&A.

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Cristina Lobillo Borrero, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Arias Cañete on ETS Review: "How can the climate goal be reached and industry protected at the same time?"

07-Apr-2016
Ms Cristina Lobillo Borrero is the Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Arias Canete in the European Commission for Climate Action and Energy since October 2014. Prior to her current position, Ms Lobillo Borrero was the assistant to the Director General, DG Trade in 2011 and the assistant to Director General DG AGRI in 2010.  

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Universities and the UK referendum debate: how to reach beyond the converted with Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice Chancellor, Alistair Jarvis, Deputy Chief Executive and Dr Mike Galsworthy, Programme Director, Scientists for EU

05-Apr-2016
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Training I Getting your message across – even under pressure

22-Mar-2016
An introduction into creating and delivering company messaging, and how to communicate effectively with media in situations of high pressure and crises.Each training has limited seats available to ensure an impactful learning outcome for each participant. Upon registration, the trainer may contact the registrants by email for a pre-assessment survey. A sandwich lunch will be provided on the day of the training.

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David McAllister, MEP in the EPP, on the Future of Europe: Germany's perspective

22-Mar-2016
David McAllister, MEP in the EPP and former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, will discuss the future of Europe from the German perspective.After a short key note speak Mr McAllister will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off 2016 Part 2

21-Mar-2016
The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off is back for a 3rd edition and we are trying to raise as much money as possible for the Community Help Service, an English speaking helpline operating in Belgium.

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'The Future Direction of Copyright Legislation' with Anna Herold, Member of Cabinet to Commissioner Oettinger

18-Mar-2016
Anna Herold, Member of Cabinet to Commissioner Oettinger, will discuss 'The Future Direction of Copyright Legislation'. With issues of 'Copyright' and 'Content in the Digital Single Market' under her portfolio Ms. Herold is in a prime position to discuss EU copyright issues.After delivering a short key note speech Ms. Herold will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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Belgian tax increase on financial income and automatic international exchange of information: How does it affect your savings and investments?

17-Mar-2016
This seminar will provide updates and practical advice on the increase in Withholding Tax on Interest and Dividend Income, the new Speculation Tax on Capital Gains, and the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard in Belgium.

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UK Referendum and Associations: EU and UK perspectives

17-Mar-2016
The only Brexit event focused on associations. Whichever way the UK referendum vote on EU membership goes, things will not be the same...

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Patron Dinner with Ambassador David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America

15-Mar-2016
We are delighted to welcome Ambassador David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US, for our upcoming Patron Dinner. During this exclusive dinner the Ambassador will discuss a number of topics that are important to the relationship between the US and the EU such as TTIP and the upcoming US election.

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Major-General Frederik Vansina, Commander of the Belgian Air Component, on Belgium’s Defence Agenda in the new security order: the Air Component example

14-Mar-2016
With the recent security threats with in Belgium and throughout the EU we expect to see heightened security measures and security changes. We are delighted to be welcoming Major-General Frederik Vansina, Commander of the Belgian Air Component, to discuss Belgium’s Defence Agenda in the new security order.Over an exclusive dinner, Major-General Vansina will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Data Protection – Safe Harbour and the General Data Protection Regulation

09-Mar-2016
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! This seminar will discuss the current legal framework and guidance for transfers of personal data out of the EU, and give an overview of the key changes to EU data protection law under the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Training I Microsoft Excel – pivot tables, vlookup's and other techniques

03-Mar-2016
Improve the structure of your own worksheets.Use more of Excel's functionalities, eliminating manual calculations.Gain time.Reduce errors.Each training has limited seats available to ensure an impactful learning outcome for each participant. Upon registration, the trainer may contact the registrants by email for a pre-assessment survey. A sandwich lunch will be provided on the day of the training.

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EPP’s perspective: Latest developments and Future plans of the DSM with Roza Thun MEP

02-Mar-2016
Roza Thun MEP for the EPP will join the Single Market task force to outline to EPP's perspective on the latest developments and future plans of the Digital Single Market.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Mrs Thun will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off 2016 Part 1

01-Mar-2016
The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off is back for a 3rd edition and we are trying to raise as much money as possible for the Community Help Service, an English speaking helpline operating in Belgium.

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Value Added Tax, with Donato Raponi, Head of Unit VAT DG TAXUD

01-Mar-2016
The Security task force are delighted to welcome Donato Raponi, Head of Unit VAT DG TAXUD, to discuss Value Added Tax with in the EU at a task force briefing.Mr Raponi will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session

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Diversity Dialogues: Creating a corporate culture that embraces diversity

29-Feb-2016
Join us at this first Diversity Dialogues event of 2016. The ‘listen and learn’ session will feature three experienced practitioners in diversity from well-known companies based in Belgium. They will share their own experiences, challenges, lessons learned, advice and perspectives on some of the different dimensions that make up diversity in business, in particular age, culture and gender.

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Morning immersion class – ‘Be brief, be bright, be gone: How to write the perfect brief’ with Tiernan Kenny, Public Affairs Consultant at APCO Worldwide

26-Feb-2016
More info coming soon   Please note this briefing is open to young professionals under 35 and places are limited for this briefing and is open to one registration per member organisation. If you would like to register a colleague, please email Dersim Karadag.

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Self-employed? Don’t wait till it’s too late: investigate tax-efficient pension options

24-Feb-2016
Learn how the latest tax changes to pension retirement age may affect you!

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Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, on Data Protection

24-Feb-2016
Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, will speak on Data Protection.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Mr Buttarelli will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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Energy Union with Dominique Ristori, Director-General of DG ENER

19-Feb-2016
Dominique Ristori, Director-General of DG ENER will discuss Energy Union followed by a session of Q&A. More information coming soon

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Training I Effective Business Writing for non-native English speakers – writing for an International audience

18-Feb-2016
All the tools you need to successfully write, edit and proofread texts. Learn new techniques: Plan and structure texts, choose an appropriate style, learn how to write clear, accurate English, even under deadline pressure. Try them through exercises during the workshop. Receive individual feedback and post workshop support.

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EPP Priorities in International Trade with Daniel Caspary, MEP

16-Feb-2016

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Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit DG CNECT, on the The Audiovisual Media Services Directive

04-Feb-2016
With the proposal to reform the AVMSD right round the corner we are delighted to be welcoming Ms Boix Alonso once again to provide an insight on what to expect.Ms Boix Alonso will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by moderated Q&A session.

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EU Committee Dinner with Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to Vice-President Ansip, on the Digital Single Market

28-Jan-2016
We are delighted to welcome Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to Vice-President Ansip to speak on the Digital Single Market.Over a three course dinner the Head of Cabinet will deliver a keynote speech on the Digital Single Market before fielding questions from the audience.

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Sarah Nelen, Member of Cabinet to VP Timmermans on Sustainability and better Regulation in the policy areas of Energy, Climate action and the Environment

28-Jan-2016
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Copyright Reform: 'Geo-blocking and Service Portability' with Maria Martin-Prat, Head of Unit DG CNECT

28-Jan-2016
Maria Martin-Prat, Head of the Copyright Unit: DG CNECT, will join the Single Market task force to discuss Geo-blocking and Service Portability.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Ms. Martin-Prat will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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Xavier Prats-Monne, Director-General of DG SANTE, on the Priorities of DG SANTE

27-Jan-2016
Xavier Prats-Monne will brief members on his new role as Director-General of DG SANTE and state the priorities they intend to pursue.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Mr Prats-Monne will take part in an extend Q&A session

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The Latest Developments in European Electricity Market Reforms with Dr Matti Supponen, DG ENER

25-Jan-2016
Matti Supponen is an administrator in the European Commission. Currently working in DG Energy on various Internal Electricity Market subjects, in particular on electricity market design issues. Supponen’s earlier works includes TEKES, a Government agency under the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry,  in the Finnish Embassy in Brussels as Scientific Counsellor and in Finnish Companies, inter alia EKONO (Energy Consulting),  and Strömberg (Manufacturing of Electrical Apparatus for transmission and distribution networks).

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Roberto Viola, Director-General of DG CNECT on the Priorities of DG CNECT

21-Jan-2016
Roberto Viola will brief members on his new role as Director-General of DG CNECT and state the priorities they intend to pursue.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Mr Viola will take part in an extended Q&A session

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Training I A legal overview of the EU Institutions and complex processes

21-Jan-2016
UPDATE: Registrations for this training are now closed! If you would like to be put on the waiting list or be informed about future sessions please contact: claudia.gherman@britishchamber.be

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Johannes Laitenberger on his new role as Director-General, DG COMP

20-Jan-2016

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British Chamber New Year's Cocktails

18-Jan-2016
Welcome in the new year with the British Chamber and the Brussels British Community Association at our New Year's networking cocktail!

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Cabinet Series Dinner: Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Member of Cabinet and economic advisor to President Juncker, on the EU's new growth agenda

14-Jan-2016
We are delighted to welcome Paulina Dejmek-Hack, Member of Cabinet and economic advisor to President Juncker, to speak on the EU's new growth agendaOver a three course dinner Mrs Dejmek-Hack will deliver a keynote speech on the EU's new growth agenda before fielding questions from the audience.

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Priorities of the Dutch Presidency in Financial Markets with Anke Klein, Financial Services Attaché, Perm Rep of the Netherlands to the EU

17-Dec-2015
Join us for a Financial Markets task force with the upcoming Dutch Presidency to discuss their priorities and expectations for their Presidency during the first half of 2016.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Jan Jambon, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium: ‘How is the security agenda relevant to business in Belgium?’

15-Dec-2015
Join us for an exclusive breakfast briefing with British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Jan Jambon.   Deputy Prime Minister Jambon will talk about the role of business in police and immigration-related tasks, the importance of a robust security response to threats to assure business of a safe working environment, and the role of data and personal information in security.  

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British Chamber Christmas Lunch

11-Dec-2015
Switch off your emails, put on your flashing santa hats and celebrate the Christmas season with the chamber team over a delicious Christmas inspired menu titled ‘A Suitably Boozy Affair’.We will have our annual general knowledge quiz with the winning table receiving prizes kindly provided by Diageo.MenuStarter:Foie Gras Terrine with chicon confit and black saltV - Wild Mushroom Terrine with a Brulee Topping.Main:

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Priorities of the Dutch Presidency on Environment with Jeroen Steeghs, Counsellor, Perm Rep of the Netherlands to the EU

07-Dec-2015
Join us for a lunch briefing with Jeroen Steeghs, Counsellor of Perm Rep of Netherlands to the EU, who will discuss the priorities in environmental issues. More information coming soon.

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Internal Market Summit

04-Dec-2015
Programme: Opening keynote (09:30-10:00)

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Brussels New Generation Christmas Cocktails

02-Dec-2015
Our annual Brussels New Generation (BNG) Christmas Cocktail is back. join us for a festive celebration at Via Balbi.

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British Chamber and BBCA Christmas Cocktail CANCELLED

01-Dec-2015
Although the security threat level has gone down yesterday, larger events are still considered problematic. Therefore, The British Embassy decided to cancel the cocktail at the Residence on the 1st of December. Unfortunately, we won’t have the opportunity to reschedule it before the end of the year.

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Keiichi Katakami, Ambassador of Japan to the EU and MEP Christofer Fjellner on Free Trade Agreement with Japan

01-Dec-2015
The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and the Japan Business Council in Europe will host a walking lunch to discuss the implications of free trade between the world’s largest and fourth-largest economies.To register, please email Dersim Karadag.

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Priorities of the Dutch Presidency with Ambassador de Gooijer, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU

01-Dec-2015
Ambassador Peter de Gooijer will discuss his presidency and the priorities of the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU during the first half of 2016. More information soon.

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Golden Bridge Awards 2015 - Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

26-Nov-2015
Join us to celebrate the 19th annual Golden Bridge Trade and Export Awards. In the company of business leaders, trade and investment representatives, and other members of the Chamber, the Awards recognise the achievements of Belgian, Luxembourg and British businesses in exporting.

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Nominate your rising star to meet BNP Paribas Fortis CEO!

26-Nov-2015
We’re happy to announce that the British Chamber is organising a briefing with CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Max Jadot exclusively for our young professionals network. Mr Jadot will be talking about the ‘Global Challenges facing Talent Development’ in the financial services sector and we would like you to identify a rising star in your organisation to attend this briefing.

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Kristian Hedberg, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bienkowska, on the EU Internal Market Strategy

19-Nov-2015
Kristian Hedberg, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bienkowska, will provide a speech on the Internal Market Strategy.After delivering a short key note speech Mr Hedberg will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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Commercial Real Estate in Brussels: trends, opportunities, and new ways of working

18-Nov-2015
Real Estate markets touch and affect businesses throughout the world. As the markets change, however, new opportunities and threats present themselves. Join us for an interactive seminar where trends and opportunities in Real Estate will be explained and analysed, as well as have all your questions on property answered. The seminar will also analyse how the ways of working in different industries have changed, where they are now and in which direction they are heading.

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Evolving Europe: Latest findings from COBCOE

17-Nov-2015
A clear majority of members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium believe the UK should remain in the EU. UK membership of the EU is vital both for the UK and the future of the EU and the UK Referendum is an opportunity to give momentum to reform.

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Training: The ingredients of a successful recruitment

17-Nov-2015
How to engage active and passive candidates? How to gather the right evidence in the interview process to select and hire the best people for your organisation? Join this interactive training to learn about increasing your chances of finding a good match. With a focus on advertising, employer branding and interviewing techniques.

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Enterprise 2020 Summit: European Pact for Youth Launch

16-Nov-2015
CSR Europe would like to invite you to the Enterprise 2020 Summit this November, which will feature the launch of the European Pact for Youth.

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The Better Regulation Agenda: how can it deliver for consumers, businesses and society?

12-Nov-2015
A high-level panel discussion on the European Commission’s Better Regulation agenda and how it translates into competitiveness and jobs. The debate will feature key business and policy stakeholders and will be followed by a networking reception and walking dinner. The Better Regulation agenda has a very clear and worthwhile goal: to reduce EU bureaucracy and excessive governmental involvement in the policy making process and of course business activity. The key question is how the agenda will influence companies and their operations.

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The Audiovisual Media Services Directive with Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit DG CNECT

12-Nov-2015
Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit for Converging Media and Content DG CNECT, will join the Single Market task force to outline the Audiovisual Media Services Directive and its importance within the EU.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Ms. Boix Alonso will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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Evolving Europe: The London Debate

11-Nov-2015
A clear majority of members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium believe the UK should remain in the EU. UK membership of the EU is vital both for the UK and the future of the EU and the UK Referendum is an opportunity to give momentum to reform.

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London Visit

09-Nov-2015
Register now for the British Chamber's unique London visit.

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Kęstutis Sadauskas, DG ENV, Works on the Green Economy, Circular Economy and the Role of ECO Innovation

05-Nov-2015

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The Investment Plan: How business and the Commission can work together with Miguel Gil-Tertre, Member of Cabinet to Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

30-Oct-2015
Miguel Gil-Tertre, Member of Cabinet to Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, will speak on how business and the Commission can work together.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Mr Gil-Tertre will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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Dutch Presidential Priorities for the Single Market

29-Oct-2015
Tjade Stroband, Counsellor for Economic Affairs at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, will join the Single Market task force to brief members ahead of the Netherlands assuming the presidency of the Council of the EU on January 1st 2016. With the Netherlands the first incumbents in the next trio (with Slovakia and Malta) Mr Stroband's intervention should be particularly insightful regarding their priorities for the coming years.

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Training: Intercultural Competence - working across borders and cultures

29-Oct-2015
Do you work internationally or with people from cultures different to your own?  Are you considering new business opportunities in unfamiliar markets?  

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Ambassador Anthony Gardner, US Ambassador to the EU on US/EU relations and the Global Importance of a Successful Europe

28-Oct-2015

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HRcoreACADEMY

21-Oct-2015
In collaboration with the British Chamber, Teneo is pleased to invite you to our HRcoreACADEMY2 which will be held on the 21st & 22nd of October in Brussels.The HRcoreACADEMY² (general agenda link) will feature 2 parallel seminars:- 9th 'Excellence in Talent Management' seminar (agenda link)

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Contemporary Challenges in International Mobility: An HR and Tax Perspective

20-Oct-2015
Learn about timely global talent management and related expatriate tax, equity and payroll matters. Discuss both best practice and contingency approaches to international assignments and listen to a variety of expert speakers! Join this evening seminar to network with fellow global talent and international mobility management professionals!Program

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Diversity Dialogues

19-Oct-2015
Diversity is no longer a side issue; it is a business reality. This networking session is the first in a new series of British Chamber activities to encourage and advance the dialogue on different aspects and issues related to diversity in business and society. Event speakers include Erik Kerkhoffs (Microsoft), Steven Maisel (Fitch Bennett Partners), and Joanna Maycock (European Women’s Lobby). We are also pleased to be supported by JUMP and Professional Women International for this event.

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EU Committee Dinner with Arunas Vinčiūnas, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Andriukaitis

15-Oct-2015
We are delighted to welcome Arunas Vinčiūnas, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Andriukaitis to speak on Health and Food safety.Over a three course dinner the Head of Cabinet will deliver a keynote speech on health and food safety before fielding questions from the audience.

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Leaders-for-a-Day

14-Oct-2015
Leaders-for-a-Day provides young people who have completed entrepreneurship education programmes from across Europe with the opportunity to learn from a leader by shadowing him/her for one day. The goal is to enable young people to make better informed career choices, enlarge their network and improve their career opportunities.

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Olivier Guersent on his new role as Director- General, DG FISMA

14-Oct-2015
Over an EU Committee briefing we will discuss Mr Guersent's thoughts and priorities for his new position as Director- General.More info soon.

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Fabrice Comptour, Member of Cabinet to Commissioner Bieńkowska on the fight against counterfeit and piracy

13-Oct-2015
The Security task force at the British Chamber are delighted to welcome Mr Fabrice Comptour, member of cabinet to Commissioner Bieńkowska. Mr Comptour will brief members on his portfolio with a particular focus on his work overseeing the fight against counterfeiting and piracy as well as his competencies in the aerospace, maritime, security and defence industries.

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"Ceci n'est pas une ville" - the Role of Business in Future Cities

12-Oct-2015

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'EU Action on Non-Communicable Diseases' with Philippe Roux, Head of Unit for Health Determinants, DG SANTE

09-Oct-2015
Philippe Roux, Head of Unit for Health-Determinants at DG SANTE, will join the Food, Health & Consumer task force to outline the EU's ongoing work against non-communicable diseases.As well as delivering a short keynote speech Mr Roux will take part in an extended Q&A session.

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Sustainability as a Tool for Growth and Competitiveness with Heidi Jern, Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

07-Oct-2015

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Training: Emotional Intelligence

06-Oct-2015
Research shows that up to 90% of the difference between outstanding and average leaders is linked to Emotional Intelligence. Come learn what Emotional Intelligence really is, recognize it in 6 leadership styles, discover what your own Emotional Intelligence Quotient may be, and why it is an important skill to develop to increase your professional effectiveness. 

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Expat Financial Affairs

03-Oct-2015
Get free personalised advice from our experts at this year's Expat Financial Affairs!​

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Revision of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme with Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit B1, DG CLIMA

01-Oct-2015
Join us for an Industrial Competitiveness task force briefing to hear from Mr Peter Zapfel regarding EU ETS.

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Brussels Distribution Conference

01-Oct-2015
The 2nd edition of the “Brussels Distribution Conference” (BDC), the bi-annual review of the most recent developments in the commercial distribution sector, will be held at the Palais des Académies on October 1st 2015.

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Copyright reform and the DSM: the EPP's view

24-Sep-2015
With all things Digital Single Market (DSM) coming think and fast the Single Market task force welcomes members of the chamber to join us for a briefing with two speakers who will be in the midst of the action over the coming months. As political advisors to the largest group in the parliament on the IMCO and JURI Committees respectively, Astrid Dentler and Franziska Neher will give their insights into the EPP's priorities and work on copyright reform and the DSM.

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Patron Member's Dinner with Sir Adam Thomson on the Security of Europe

23-Sep-2015
This event is open exclusively to senior representatives of Patron Members of the British Chamber, with attendance limited to one person per company. Our latest Patron Member's Dinner will feature Sir Adam Thomson, UK Ambassador to NATO, who will discuss the security of Europe. Participants will join Sir Thomson in discussion over an exclusive private dinner.

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British Chamber Autumn Cocktail

22-Sep-2015
Join us on Tuesday 22 September to celebrate ‘la rentrée’!

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"Joining forces & forging partnerships to fight unemployment" with Anita Vella

22-Sep-2015
With seven member states currently in a situation where more than one in 4 four young people (under 25) are classed as unemployed and with youth unemployment averaging 22% across the EU, Europe faces a real defining moment in responding to this challenge. The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium are proud to have held several events this year centred around this issue including an intervention from Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, and are pleased to announce an upcoming discussion about the key role that business can play in helping Europe tackle the problem going forwards.  

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Webinar: Public Relations in Belgium

22-Sep-2015
UKTI and the chamber are partnering for a new series of webinars on doing business in Belgium. This session will give an overview of Benelux language and culture. Speakers include Porter Novelli, Accredited Service Provider to the chamber.This webinar is mainly intended for UK companies considering whether to export or invest in Belgium, but everyone interested is welcome to join.

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Training: Negotiation skills and practice

22-Sep-2015
Using practical skills to learn about achieving best possible solutions in negotiation situations in order to resolve all sides positions and interests in day to day business life. The session will cover a 5 step systematic process including Setting Objectives, Positions versus Interests, Active Listening, Building Alternatives, Maintaining Value and the Roles in Negotiation. With Maria Laptev.

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Bank structure and the conglomerates review with Didier Millerot, Head of Unit DG FISMA

17-Sep-2015
This event is only open to one representative per member company to allow for a varied discussion. Over a Financial Markets task force, Didier Millerot will discuss bank structure and the conglomerates review. More information to follow.

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Webinar: Finance & Tax in Belgium

17-Sep-2015
UKTI and the chamber are partnering for a new series of webinars on doing business in Belgium. This session will give an overview of Benelux language and culture. Speakers include PwC, Accredited Service Provider to the chamber.This webinar is mainly intended for UK companies considering whether to export or invest in Belgium, but everyone interested is welcome to join.Participation is free, but advance registration is required. Please register here.

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Art and Design Sessions by BMW - Terry O'Neill Photo Exhibition

16-Sep-2015
Registrations for this event are now closed.

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EU Committee Quarterly Meeting with Tim Figures, Head of Competitiveness and Markets at the UK Permanent Representation

16-Sep-2015
The EU Committee cordially invites you to attend our quarterly briefing from the UK Permanent Representative to the EU. For this quarter we are happy to welcome Tim Figures, Head of Markets and Competitiveness , who will give a briefing on 'UK priorities for the Single Market'.

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The Future of Europe: the UK's role in the EU, and impact of the EU on British business life

15-Sep-2015
What are the greatest challenges the European project is facing, and how is this reflected in the current UK debate? What types of EU reforms are necessary to address these challenges, and what would be the implications for the UK and other member states? What role does business play in this process, and what would be the consequences for employers in Britain of a change in the UK’s status in the EU? What impact can the UK referendum have on European integration in the long term?

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Nele Eichhorn, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Malmström on trade defence instruments, the Internal Market and the Digital Economy

11-Sep-2015
Nele Eichhorn is a Member of Cabinet of Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. She has worked in the European Commission since 2005 on inter-institutional issues, on the policy of large-scale IT systems underpinning the Schengen area as well as on internal market, digital, enterprise, industry and transport policies.

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Europe's research action plan on energy, climate and the environment with Maria da Graça Carvalho, Cabinet of Commissioner Moedas

09-Sep-2015
Maria da Graça Carvalho is an Advisor to European Commissioner on Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. Maria da Graça Carvalho was a Principal Adviser in BEPA, European Commission and was responsible for the areas of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Join us for a EU Committee briefing to discuss Europe’s action plan with Maria da Graça Carvalho

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Patron Member's Dinner with H.E. Reinhard Silberberg, German Ambassador to the EU

08-Sep-2015
This event is open exclusively to senior representatives of Patron Members of the British Chamber, with attendance limited to one person per company. Our latest Patron Member's Dinner will feature H.E. Reinhard Silberberg, Permanent Representative of Germany to the EU, who will discuss Germany's ambitions for the EU ranging from institutional reform to the EU's competitiveness in a global market. Participants will join the Ambassador in discussion over an exclusive private dinner.

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Webinar: Employing people in Belgium

02-Sep-2015
UKTI and the chamber are partnering for a new series of webinars on doing business in Belgium. This session will give an overview of Benelux language and culture. Speakers include Group S and Starfish MRM, Accredited Service Providers to the chamber.This webinar is mainly intended for UK companies considering whether to export or invest in Belgium, but everyone interested is welcome to join.

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Webinar: Language in the Benelux

13-Aug-2015
UKTI and the chamber are partnering for a new series of webinars on doing business in Belgium. This session will give an overview of Benelux language and culture. Speakers include Purple Mill, Accredited Service Provider to the chamber.This webinar is mainly intended for UK companies considering whether to export or invest in Belgium, but everyone interested is welcome to join.

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New EU Transparency Rules with Martin Kröger, HoU, Transparency and Lobbying Regulation and Martin Ohridski, Senior Policy Officer, Transparency Register

10-Jul-2015
This event is in partnership with SEAP (Society of European Affairs Professionals) The event will provide an opportunity to discuss the new EU Transparency rules and what they could mean for relations between EU decision makers and interest group representatives.

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Etienne Oudot de Dainville, Minister Counsellor for Financial Affairs on 'France's priorities for the EU Economic and Financial agenda'

07-Jul-2015
Please note: Only one representative per member company may attend this task force briefingEtienne Oudot de Dainville, Minister Counsellor for financial affairs head of the economic and monetary affairs department, Permanent Representation of France will discuss France's priorities in financial affairs.

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UK - EU relations with Alison Rose British Ambassador to Belgium

03-Jul-2015
Join us for a breakfast briefing with Alison Rose, British Ambassador to Belgium, who will discuss EU-UK relations.

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BNG Lunch with Sir Graham Watson, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

02-Jul-2015
This event is open to young professionals aged 35 or below.We are opening the first of our Institutional Series, with an event on the European Parliament with Sir Graham Watson. Sir Watson will discuss a broad range of topics from transparency to the changing relationship between the Parliament and Commission. This event will be interesting and useful to all young professionals engaged in EU affairs and politics.

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Webinar: Law in Belgium

02-Jul-2015
UKTI and the chamber are partnering for a new series of webinars on doing business in Belgium. This second session will give an overview of Belgian law. Speakers include McGuireWoods, Accredited Service Provider to the chamber.This webinar is mainly intended for UK companies considering whether to export or invest in Belgium, but everyone interested is welcome to join.

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Political Advisor Series: Pauline Gounaud, political advisor to the S&D group on the ITRE Committee

02-Jul-2015
The final briefing in our political advisor series comes from Pauline Gounaud, political advisor to the S&D Group for the ITRE Committee. Ms Gounaud will speak on her experiences as a political advisor, as well as specifically on her work advising the S&D members of the ITRE Committee; a Committee which is involved in some of the most important topics in parliament including the Digital Single Market, the energy union and attempts at the reindustrialisation of Europe.

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Matthew Baldwin, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Jonathan Hill on Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

01-Jul-2015
Britain's European Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, has been entrusted with the critical portfolio of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Commissioner Hill's main responsibilities are to ensure that financial markets are properly regulated and supervised so that they are stable, competitive and transparent, at the service of jobs and growth; implementation of the Banking Union; and to establish a European Capital Markets Union by 2019.

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The future of business in a connected digital economy – an exclusive business breakfast with Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo

01-Jul-2015
What will an increasingly connected digital economy really mean for business? And what role does the digitalisation of companies in 'traditional industries' play, compared to that of digitally born tech start-ups, as a means to increase competitiveness?

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British Chamber Summer Cocktail

24-Jun-2015
The Rugby World Cup 2015 is fast approaching. The British Chamber and The Fry Group invite you to our Summer Cocktail to celebrate the eighth edition of the Rugby World Cup.

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Training: Public Speaking

24-Jun-2015
UPDATE: Registrations for this training are now closed! If you would like to be put on the waiting list or be informed about future sessions please contact: zsuzsanna.kovacs@britishchamber.be.

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What Does Italy Need From A Reformed Europe? Lunch with Corrado Passera, Leader of Italia Unica

24-Jun-2015
Italia Unica is a political alliance trying to unite the centre right of the political spectrum in Italy and putative opposition to current Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.

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EU Committee with Guillaume Loriot, Director DG COMP - 'Antitrust policy under Commissioner Vestager'

24-Jun-2015
Join us for an EU Committee Breakfast with Guillaume Loriot, Director responsible for Directorate C - Information, Communication and Media. More information to follow.

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Luxembourg's Presidential Priorities in Financial Affairs & Budgetary Matters

23-Jun-2015
Task Force events are open to one representative per company. Under the Financial Markets task force, we will hear from Financial Counsellor Natalia Radichevskaia, who will discuss the priorities of Luxembourg's presidency in financial affairs.

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A Business Dinner with European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska

17-Jun-2015
Following on from our hugely successful dinner with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen earlier this year, we are extremely honoured to welcome Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs.Over a three course dinner the Commissioner will deliver a keynote speech on how a true single market can be achieved before fielding questions from the audience. This event is kindly hosted by the Cercle Gaulois.Please note that the British Chamber reserves the right to refuse registrations to any non-members.

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Progress towards Paris: the EU’s role in climate change negotiations with Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor and Climate Change Negotiator, DG CLIMA

17-Jun-2015
Just a few years after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate change negotiations, the COP21 climate summit in Paris is being seen as another 'make or break' moment in climate diplomacy.

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The changing role of standards in EU legislation with Kerstin Jorna and Elena Santiago Cid

16-Jun-2015
When First Vice-President Frans Timmermans stated last year that, “we need to clear the decks” it signalled the start of a Commission that seems determined to differ from its predecessors’ in a crucial way; through markedly reducing the amount of legislation it produces. The 2015 Work Programme displayed this new approach with 80 existing proposals planned for amendment or withdrawal and less new legislation being initiated.

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Luxembourg's presidential priorities in health & food security

12-Jun-2015
Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please contact Theo Way on euc-assistant@britishchamber.be Francoise Mori, Counsellor for Food Security, and Laura Valli, Health Attaché, will join us for a task force briefing during which they will lay out their main policy priorities for Luxembourg's presidency of the Council of the EU during the second half of 2015, and answer your questions during a Q&A session.

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EU research for climate, circular economy and the environment with Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency, DG Research and Innovation

11-Jun-2015
Europe’s governments, businesses and citizens are increasingly concerned  about the circular economy: how to re-use, repair, refurbish and recycle existing materials and products, and manage scarce resource throughout their life cycle. The European Commission estimates that “better eco-design, waste prevention and reuse can bring net savings for EU businesses of up to 600 billion euros, while also reducing total annual greenhouse gas emissions” and create new growth and job opportunities.

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Webinar: Export or Invest in Belgium?

11-Jun-2015
UKTI and the chamber are partnering for a new series of webinars on doing business in Belgium. In this first online session, three of the chamber's Accredited Service Providers - Invest in Wallonia (AWEX), Flanders Investment & Trade, and BDO - will provide an introduction to the main differences between exporting and investing in Belgium.

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British Chamber's Annual Visit to Strasbourg

09-Jun-2015
Our 30th Annual Visit to Strasbourg will feature four sessions with MEPs based on our Single Market, Industrial Competitiveness, Competition & Trade and Financial Markets task forces. Members of the EU Committee have the opportunity to present their views to parliamentarians and answer MEP’s questions on the economic issues that matter. The visit includes discussion sessions, a working lunch, cocktails and our annual Strasbourg dinner.

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Antitrust Law for Trade Associations

09-Jun-2015
Trade association contacts and activities between competitors can serve a host of pro-competitive goals, but European and national antitrust rules prohibit certain types of conduct between competitors. It is essential that trade associations be aware of these rules and exercise diligence in observing them.

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HR in practice: HR in Belgium and international issues; trainees & volunteers

09-Jun-2015
This is part three in a series of three practical trainings for de facto HR managers and practitioners: office managers, financial administrators, business owners, and anyone else responsible for HR tasks and processes inside their organisations. In this particular session we will cover:- Employees seconded to and from Belgium       - Issues in the employment contract      - Where do you pay social security (EU regulation, international social security treaties)       - Where do you pay tax: double taxation treaties benefits?

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Young Professionals' Annual Visit to Strasbourg 2015

08-Jun-2015
This visit is open to young professionals aged 35 or below.Visiting Strasbourg for the first time can be daunting; the Brussels New Generation young professionals visit will give you an understanding on how to be successful in the European Parliament. The fifth annual visit will give you an insight in to the workings of Strasbourg, develop your skills and expertise and allow you to create contacts necessary for a career in EU Affairs. We identified five key learnings from last years BNG visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg:

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Accounting for Non-accountants: Practical Concepts for Businesses

04-Jun-2015
Does your job include understanding, analysing and reporting financial information, but you don’t have an accounting background?

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Luxembourg's presidential priorities in the Single Market

04-Jun-2015
The Single Market task force hosts Anne Van Goetham, counsellor for Competitiveness, Internal Market, Industry, Competition and the Consumer Affairs Council from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU.Ahead of Luxembourg assuming the presidency of the European Council in July, Mrs Van Goetham will discuss their priorities for the coming six months. Luxembourg will be that last in the trio with Italy and Latvia and will be aiming to finish off the work that they started.

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Food Information to Consumers Regulation one-year in: meaningful change or labelling overload?

03-Jun-2015
A panel debate featuring Renate Sommer MEP, Camille Perrin, senior food policy officer at BEUC, and Bob Rayner of Diageo.The Food, Health & Consumer task force welcome you to a panel debate on the impacts for far of FIC Regulation, and how industry can best deliver information that consumers value and understand.

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Patron Dinner with Georges Friden, Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU

02-Jun-2015
This event is open exclusively to senior representatives of Patron Members of the British Chamber, with attendance limited to one person per company. Our latest Patron Member's Dinner will feature Georges Friden, Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU, who will outline his country's priorities for their presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of this year. Participants will join Mr Friden in discussion over an informal dinner.

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Anneliese Dodds MEP - Reflections on the Level 2 process and the work of the ECON Committee

02-Jun-2015
Anneliese Dodds will discuss the level 2 process and the current work in ECON Committee and their plans for the future. More information to follow.

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Luxembourg's presidential priorities in data protection

02-Jun-2015
Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please contact Theo Way on euc-assistant@britishchamber.be As part of our series with speakers from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU the Security task force is delighted to welcome Laure Wagener, who will speak on her country's presidency plans for the personal data protection reform.

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BNG Lunch with Jon Worth - Creating a memorable online presence

29-May-2015
How do you ensure your online reputation matches your offline reputation? How do you build strong and resolute networks online that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals? How do you choose which combination of online tools to use? How do you maximise the impact of your online activity while minimising the time you invest? 

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Financial Stability and Growth with John Berrigan, Director DG FISMA

28-May-2015
The Stability and Growth Pact  is a set of rules designed to ensure that countries in the European Union pursue sound public finances and coordinate their fiscal policies, aiming to prevent fiscal policies from heading in potentially problematic directions, while others are there to correct excessive budget deficits or excessive public debt burdens.

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UK Security Technology exhibition 2015

28-May-2015
Hosted by UK Trade & Investment and showcasing the best of British state-of-the-art security technology, the UK Security Technology exhibition is one of the biggest events in this field in Belgium. With a wide range of exhibitors from the high-tech security sector, this event brings together an exclusive network of security professionals enabling and facilitating high level trade.

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Political Advisor Series: Karin Sauerteig, main political advisor to the ALDE Group on the IMCO Committee

28-May-2015
Part of our Political Advisor Series:28/05 - Karin Sauerteig, political advisor on the IMCO Committee to the ALDE Group.12/06 - Boglárka Bólya, political advisor on the JURI Committee to the EPP Group - sign up

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Annual President's dinner with Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman IBM Europe

27-May-2015
Join us for the Annual President's Dinner to welcome our newly elected President and hear from our keynote speaker Harry van Dorenmalen, of IBM Europe, who will be talking about keeping business competitive in a global market.This is an excellent opportunity to network with senior colleagues addressing strategic business questions and meet the new leadership team of the most successful British Chamber in Europe. Harry van Dorenmalen, Chairman IBM Europe General Manager IBM Benelux

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Annual General Meeting and Office relaunch

27-May-2015
Join us for our Annual General Meeting with a keynote speech from Ivan Rogers, UK Permanent Representative to the EU.You will also be able to have a look at our refurbished and expanded office space.

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Better Regulation with Ben Smulders, Head of Cabinet to Vice-President Frans Timmermans

26-May-2015
One of the main ways the Juncker Commission will demonstrate that it is ‘bigger and more ambitious on big things, and smaller and more modest on small things’ is by ensuring that better regulation is streamlined throughout all of the work and activities of the European Commission.

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HR in practice: Life of the employment contract, holiday system, advanced employment law, and how to optimise remunerations

26-May-2015
This is part two in a series of three practical trainings for de facto HR managers and practitioners: office managers, financial administrators, business owners, and anyone else responsible for HR tasks and processes inside their organisations. In this particular session we will cover:- Holiday system : legal paid leave, extra legal paid leave and European holidays- Hiring employees- Termination: new legislation explained; work regulations: Réglement du Travail; special clauses: non compete, exclusivity, education sponsoring, loyalty, etc.

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Priorities of Luxembourg's Presidency with Ambassador Christian Braun

22-May-2015
As Luxembourg prepares to take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU on July 1 -the last in a trio of presidencies along with Italy and Latvia- Ambassador Christian Braun, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the EU, will address British Chamber members to discuss his country’s Council presidency priorities and explain how the three presidencies have coordinated their workloads over an 18-month period.

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The policy priorities of DG SANTE with Ladislav Miko

21-May-2015
Following our popular session in January with the Head of Cabinet to European Commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Committee will host the head of DG SANTE, Mr Ladislav Miko, who has been the Acting Director-General of DG SANTE since November 2014.

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Accounting for Non-accountants: Essential Concepts & Principles

19-May-2015
Does your job include understanding, analysing and reporting financial information, but you don’t have an accounting background? Do you want to better understand the drivers of your organisation’s financial performance? This is the first workshop of a three-part series of trainings for office managers, business executives, and other non-accountants who need to know their numbers. 

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Intellectual Property with Rupert Schlegelmilch, Director of Services and Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement

19-May-2015
As the European economy becomes increasingly knowledge-based, the importance of protecting intellectual property is being more widely recognised in policy and business circles. The enforcement of intellectual property rights both inside and outside Europe affects the EU’s growth and jobs. When the EU’s ideas, brands and products are pirated and counterfeited, EU jobs are impacted.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Geert Bourgeois, Minister President - "How will the new government programme make Flanders more attractive to business?"

18-May-2015
Merging a number of official institutions and rationalizing the functioning of the state are amongst the ideas put forward by the Flemish government, which aims to bridge a budget deficit of €1.4 billion in 2015.

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"The Future of Trans-Atlantic Trade" with David O'Sullivan, EU Ambassador to the US

12-May-2015
The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium is delighted to be in partnership with the British-American Business Association for an evening reception and presentation with David O'Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States.At the British Embassy in Washington Mr O'Sullivan will present on "The Future of Trans-Atlantic Trade" after which a networking reception will be held.

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HR in practice: Employing people in Belgium - what are the mandatory issues I need to understand and manage?

12-May-2015
This is part one in a series of three practical trainings for de facto HR managers and practitioners: office managers, financial administrators, business owners, and anyone else responsible for HR tasks and processes inside their organisations. In this particular session we will cover:- Hiring an employee- Employment agreements:the basics you need to know for your negotiations and administration- Work permits for non EU staff - Registration with social security - Dimosa: registrations for social security - Limosa: registration 

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COBCOE Gala Dinner 2015

11-May-2015
To attend: Please follow this link to register COBCOE's annual gala event will celebrate the talent and achievement within the British bilateral Chamber movement across Europe.   The event will also feature the annual Chamber of the Year awards and newly launched Business Awards. To attend: Please follow this link to register

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Training: Creative and innovative thinking

07-May-2015
Gain practical tools and techniques on how to get the most out of your brain. The training outcome will be particularly useful when you and your team are looking for fresh thinking and new ideas, and ways to make them happen. With Hywel Thomas from Businessfruit.

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Capital Markets Union with Lee Foulger, Cabinet Member to Commissioner Hill

06-May-2015
Mr Lee Foulger, a Cabinet Member to Commissioner Jonathan Hill with responsibility for Financial Markets and Capital Markets Union, will give a Cabinet-level view of progress and challenges to the Capital Markets Union during an EU Committee lunch.

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European Business Summit 2015

06-May-2015
The British Chamber is a supporting partner of the European Business Summit 2015. As part of our cooperation, we are pleased to offer a limited number of summit tickets to chamber members at a particularly attractive price (50% off the full €890 fee).

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British Chamber Spring Cocktail

05-May-2015
The British Chamber Council elections have just begun, join us at our Spring Cocktail, meet the candidates running in the elections and find out how to vote.

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Panel debate: “Generation Jobless”

04-May-2015
Join the British Chamber and JA Europe for a panel debate on the need for collaboration between governments, employers, educational institutions and civil society organisations to improve the youth employment situation in Europe. 

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'A new way of working: the Secretariat-General's role' with Henrik Hololei, Deputy Secretary-General

30-Apr-2015
Henrik Hololei, Deputy Secretary-General of the European Commission will be speaking on 'A new way of working: the Secretariat-General's role'. With the new Commission determined to stand out from it's predecessors with more coordination and coherence, the Secretariat-General will have a large role to play over the next five years.After a short keynote from Mr Hololei participants will get the chance to have their questions answered on how the new Commission structure will affect the day-to-day workings and function of the Secretariat-General.

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Consolidation in the telecoms sector, is it a challenge for competition enforcement? with Sophie Moonen, Head of Unit DG COMP

29-Apr-2015
Sophie Moonen, Head of Unit in DG COMP will address a Competition & Trade task force briefing to discuss competition in the telecoms sector. Given her role in mergers in the IT, Telecoms and Media Sector and her background in European law, she will provide an interesting discussion with members and will be answering members questions a variety of issues.

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Pierre Schellekens, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Cañete, on the EU's priorities in Climate Action & Energy

29-Apr-2015
Join us for an EU Committee Breakfast Briefing with Mr Pierre Schellekens who will discuss what the future plans are for the Commission on climate and energy. 

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'Unequal Europe: what can we do?' An exclusive business lunch with Frank Vandenbroucke

28-Apr-2015
Historically, the European project was synonymous with increasing prosperity and cohesion, both across member states (through ‘upward convergence’) and within member states. Today, the European Union is confronted with widening social imbalances among its member states, notably in the Eurozone, and widening social imbalances within a number of member states. 

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The Digital Single Market with Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to Vice-President Ansip

28-Apr-2015
Ahead of Vice-President Andrus Ansip's announcement of his strategy for a Digital Single Market on the 6th May, the British Chamber are privileged to hear from Mr Juhan Lepassaar, Head of Cabinet to the Vice-President.

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Food policy under the new Commission with Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, Head of Unit for nutrition, food composition and information

27-Apr-2015
The Food, Health & Consumer task force at the British Chamber welcome members to join for an EU Committee lunch with Alexandra Nikolakopoulou, Head of Unit for nutrition, food composition and information at DG SANTE. Ms Nikolakopoulou has recently been appointed to her position, having previously served as Deputy Head of Unit to Basil Mathioudakis, her predecessor. Ms Nikolakopoulou will give a broad overview of her priorities and thoughts on the direction of food policy for the coming year.

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BNG Lunch - 'Managing your career: are you in control?' with Beverley Robinson

23-Apr-2015
This event is open to young professionals aged 35 or below. Continuing our Professional Development Series, Beverley Robinson will discuss ways in which to manage your career.

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The European Serious & Organised Crime Conference 2015

22-Apr-2015
To register for this event, please click the following link here . The second High - level European Conference centred on the fight against serious organised crime will take place in April 2015, co-hosted by Europol and the British Chamber of Commerce amd organised by Forum Europe.

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Training: Getting your message across – even under pressure

21-Apr-2015
An introduction into creating and delivering company messaging, and how to communicate effectively with media in situations of high pressure and crises. With EMG.

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Patron Dinner with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG GROW

31-Mar-2015
This event is open exclusively to senior representatives of Patron Members of the British Chamber. Attendance is restricted to one person per company due to limited space. More information coming soon...

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Consumer Affairs under the new Commission with Despina Spanou

30-Mar-2015
Consumer affairs have seen some of the biggest changes with the restructuring of the Commission, with Ms Spanou’s directorate moving from DG SANCO to DG JUST, and consumer policy concentrated into one portfolio belonging to Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality. Ms Spanou will outline what these changes will mean in practice, and her directorate’s priorities, in a year with huge significance to the Digital Single Market; a project with potentially huge ramificati

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Progress on the Digital Single Market with Robert Madelin, Director-General of DG CNECT

27-Mar-2015
Robert Madelin will outline what progress has been made so far on one of the key priorities of Commission President Juncker; the Digital Single Market. Participants will hear from Mr Madelin over breakfast, and will get a chance to pose their questions during a Q&A session. More information coming soon...

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Lamborghinis for all? New UK Pension Rules explained

26-Mar-2015
April  2015 will see the biggest, and most popular, reform to UK pensions in more than a generation. This seminar will  explain how the new rules will work in practice and what you can do to ensure that you are able to take full advantage of the changes. It will also cover the implications for QROPS (Qualifying Overseas Pensions Schemes). As quoted by  the UK pensions minister

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UK Tech Ecosystem for Startups

26-Mar-2015
Interactive panel debate on access to funding and business growth in the UK.

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Is cartel enforcement entering a new era? with Kevin Coates, Head of Unit, DG COMP

24-Mar-2015
Join us for a Competition & Trade task force briefing to discuss the new era of cartel with focus on recent cases. More information to follow soon.

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Is there a place for Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the judicial fight against corruption?

23-Mar-2015
Agreements reached under judicial supervision between prosecutors and organisations or individuals, commonly known as Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) in the UK and US, are becoming increasingly widespread in the fight against financial crime.

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Training: Social Media - understanding the basics

23-Mar-2015
Learn about B2B professional social networking, how to do research and sector analysis for social conversations, how social advertising works, and how to plan and measure social media campaigns. With Ben Romberg and Brett Kobie from Fleishman Hillard.

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A Business Dinner with Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills & Labour Mobility

16-Mar-2015
Registrations for this event are now closed. For more information please contact Theo Way euc-assistant@britishchamber.be.

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Employer’s Guide for Quality Internships

12-Mar-2015
The European Youth Forum and partners, hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, would like to cordially invite you to the launch of the ‘Employers Guide for Quality Internships’ to be held on the 12 March, 18:00 at the offices of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.

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Renewables & Energy Efficiency: How ICT can help to engage with consumers

11-Mar-2015
As we tip over the halfway point of Europe 2020, now is a good time to reflect on what has been achieved so far, and to look forward to what can be accomplished during the remaining time. One of the key priorities for Europe 2020 is to move towards a more resource-efficient, low-carbon economy, and Commission President Juncker has given ambitious proposals ahead of the Paris climate conference.

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UK priorities in economic and financial affairs with Peter Curwen, Director for Economic and Financial Affairs

11-Mar-2015
Join us for a quarterly briefing to discuss the UK's priorities in economic and financial affairs. Peter Curwen, UKREP will give his views and the status of the latest Council activities in these policy areas.

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EU Committee lunch with Marjeta Jager, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bulc, Transport

10-Mar-2015
Marjeta Jager, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Bulc with attend an EU Committee lunch to discuss transport priorities within the newly structured Commission. Join us to hear her thoughts and have the opportunity to propose questions to her regarding transport issues. Further information to follow.

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Training: Effective Business writing for non-native English speakers

06-Mar-2015
UPDATE: Registrations for this training are now closed! If you would like to be put on the waiting list or be informed about future sessions please contact: zsuzsanna.kovacs@britishchamber.be.

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Marzena Rogalska, Head of Unit, DG GROW - 'Can Europe move to a low carbon economy while maintaining its industrial base?'

05-Mar-2015
Join us for us for an Industrial Competitiveness task force briefing with Ms Rogalska, Head of Unit, Sustainable Industrial Policy and Construction. Ms Rogalska will discuss the challenges that Europe faces in balancing economic growth and growing industry with a longer-term move to a low carbon economy, and giving a perspective from DG GROW on how these can be met.

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Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Malmström, Trade

03-Mar-2015
We are delighted to welcome Mrs Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Malmström who will speak with us regarding the Commission's position on a number of trade related issues during this Commission term. More information to follow.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Minister-President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette: "How will Plan Marshall 4.0 make Wallonia more attractive to business?"

02-Mar-2015
Join us for lunch with HMA Alison Rose and Minister–President of Wallonia, Paul Magnette, who will present his government’s new plan, Marshall 4.0, and discuss the practical implications of the plan on the business conditions and attractiveness of Wallonia for trade and investment.  

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BNG Professional Development Series- 'Top tips on speech writing and delivery' with Ryan Heath

27-Feb-2015
This event is open for young professionals aged 35 or below. As part of our professional development series 2015, we will begin with a session on speech writing with Ryan Heath, well - known for his professional experience in speech writing and public speaking.

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Demystifying dismissals: lessons learnt after year one of the new dismissal rules

26-Feb-2015
1 January 2014 saw the introduction of new dismissal rules in Belgium. Since then it is no longer possible to include probationary periods in employment contracts, employees can no longer claim the Claeys Formula and the same dismissal rules apply to both blue-collar and white-collar employees.

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'Medical devices and related legislation' with Gesine Meissner

25-Feb-2015
In September 2012, the European Commission adopted two proposals on medical devices, and on in vitro diagnostic medical devices that, once adopted by the European Parliament and Council, would replace the three existing Medical Device Directives. As shadow rapporteur on this dossier for the ALDE group, Gesine will discuss the current status of medical devices and related legislation within the European Parliament. Following a brief presentation there will be a moderated Q&A session with Ms Meißner to allow participants to pose their own questions on the topic.

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Training: Increasing Employee engagement - key to business success

24-Feb-2015
Gain greater insight into what you as a leader can do, to increase employee engagement, with a focus on: engaging communication, the importance of recognition and appreciation, and gaining commitment and buy-in. With Christine Reijnders from the Leadership Trust.

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Nico van Belzen, Director-General of the International Dairy Federation on ICN2

06-Feb-2015
A Food, Health & Consumer task force briefing with Nico van Belzen on the second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held in Rome from the 19th-21st November, and what the discussions held mean for business going forward. ICN2 was a high-level intergovernmental meeting aimed at focusing attention on addressing malnutrition, attended by representatives from more than 170 governments, as well as from civil society and business.

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Implementing an effective fringe benefits policy: how to increase your employees’ pocket salary without your labour cost exploding

05-Feb-2015
Which benefits can I offer to my employees? As an employer, will I have to pay social contributions on the benefits I chose, and will my employees be taxed on them? Do the social security administration and the tax administration always classify benefits the same way? Your options may also be affected by these new labour and social law measures announced by the new federal government:

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Building and delivering innovation through high value manufacturing: the Nissan case

04-Feb-2015
Innovation is stimulating growth in the manufacturing sector by helping businesses and research institutions accelerate new concepts into commercial reality. At this networking lunch, Nissan and Sunderland City Council will talk about how they have collaborated to deliver a world leading automotive sector and the lessons learnt from this close strategic relationship between public and private sectors.

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British Chamber New Year Networking Cocktail

29-Jan-2015
Join us for the first networking cocktail of the year at the luxurious Amigo Hotel. Besides marking the start of the New Year together, we will put the spotlight on Trade & Investment, by celebrating recent achievements and upcoming initiatives, including the launch of the 2015 Golden Bridge Awards.

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BNG Lunch & Learn with Martijn Pakker on 'Navigating the EU Bubble: The importance of networking and relationship management in EU public affairs and advocacy'

28-Jan-2015
Due to reaching full capacity, registration for this event is now closed. This event is open to young professionals aged 35 and below. Martijn Pakker, consultant for Porter Novelli, will discuss strategies for success within the 'EU Bubble'. This is a great opportunity to network with other young professionals and improve upon your relationship development skills.

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Arūnas Vinčiūnas, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Andriukaitis, on 'Going forward in health & food safety'

23-Jan-2015
Mr Arūnas Vinčiūnas, Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, will be joining the chamber for a business breakfast where he will discuss the priorities of the Cabinet in Health & Food Safety for the new Commission.

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The public health priorities of the European Parliament with Dr Peter Liese MEP

22-Jan-2015
Dr Peter Liese MEP will be addressing a business lunch on the public health priorities of the European Parliament, as well as the key public health dossiers of the ENVI Committee. Peter Liese has been a member of the European Parliament since 1994, and alongside his membership of the ENVI Committee, where he is a coordinator for the Christian Democrats, Peter is a deputy member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as a member of the Delegations to the countries of Central America and to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary assembly.

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Gunnar Hökmark MEP on Upcoming EU Legislation on Banking

21-Jan-2015
Due to reaching full capacity, registration for this event has now closed. Join us for a Financial Services task force breakfast briefing with Gunnar Hökmark MEP, ECON committee to discuss upcoming EU legislation on banking. More information to follow.

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Priorities of the IMCO Committee with Vicky Ford

20-Jan-2015
Mrs Ford, newly appointed chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee, Member of the European Conservative and Reformists Group will deliver a speech on the priorities of the committee for the coming term.

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Merger Minority Investment with Johannes Luebking, DG COMP

20-Jan-2015
Johannes Luebking, Head of Unit A2, Merger Case Support and Policy will discuss Minority Investment and the EU Merger Regulation over a Competition & Trade task force briefing. More information to come.

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'mHealth and health-related apps' with Celine Deswarte, DG Connect

14-Jan-2015
The Health, Consumer and Social Affairs task force would like to invite members to attend a lunch briefing with Celine Deswarte, Policy Officer at Unit Health and Well-Being, Sustainable and Secure Society, DG Connect. In an informal roundtable discussion Ms Deswarte will discuss mHealth and health related apps, a topic of ever-increasing importance. More information to follow soon...

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Brussels New Generation Christmas Drinks

15-Dec-2014
Come and join us for the BNG Christmas Drinks at the British Chamber, where you will have the opportunity to meet other young professionals who have attended the BNG events throughout the year. It will also be a chance to end the year in a nice informal way with a glass of wine

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EU Committee Quarterly Meeting with Chris Jones, justice & home affairs counsellor, UK Permanent Representation

10-Dec-2014
The EU Committee cordially invites you to attend our quarterly briefing from the UK Permanent Representative to the EU. For this quarter we are happy to welcome Chris Jones, Counsellor – Justice and Home Affairs, who will give a briefing on 'UK priorities in justice and home affairs'.

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Energy, Smart Grids and Sustainability

09-Dec-2014
Ahead of new announcements from DG Energy on Smart Metering due in the first quarter of 2015, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt will give a keynote on their approach and priorities for the New Year. With rollouts of new smart meters approaching, and their minimum functionality to be defined, Mr Borchardt will speak under the Chatham House Rule on the Commission’s forthcoming policy approach.

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Christmas Drinks for Members of the European Parliament

02-Dec-2014
2014 has been a lively year, characterised by elections, new colleagues, hearings and now a new Commission. As the year begins to draw to a close, we would like to invite you to our December cocktail reception for Members of Parliament, which will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, on Tuesday December 2 from 1800 to 2000 in the Members Salon.

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Priorities of the INTA Committee with Bernd Lange

02-Dec-2014
Since joining the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in his native Germany during his time at secondary school, Bernd Lange has been actively engaged in politics and public service. After a spell as a secondary school teacher from 1983-1994, Bernd was elected as an MEP. He was significantly involved in industrial, environmental and research policies as well as climate protection and the future of the automotive economy.

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BNG Lunch with Alison De Maret, Vice-President of Human Resources, Burberry

28-Nov-2014
Registrations for this event are now closed. If you have any questions please ask Ms Bryony Morse on eucommittee@britishchamber.be Join us for BNG Lunch & Learn with Alison De Maret, vice- president of human resources for Burberry. This event is being run under our Brussels New Generation Programme which is for young professionals (aged 35 and under). More information to follow.

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Patron Dinner with Juris Štālmeistars, Deputy Permanent Representative of Latvia to the EU

26-Nov-2014
The British Chamber are hosting a dinner with Juris Štālmeistars, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Latvia to the EU ahead of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union which begins on January 1st 2015. The dinner is intended for senior representatives of member companies with attendance restricted to one person per company due to the limited space available.

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The Finance Function of the Future

25-Nov-2014
At a time when growth opportunities are hard to identify and execute, Finance functions are increasingly challenged to provide their organisations with a strategic edge. The challenges from new and existing stakeholders around external communication and reporting are also putting increased pressure on Finance at a time when minimising costs is important. Given these challenges, is your Finance function ready for the future?

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Smart Cities: Belgium

25-Nov-2014
On November 25th, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will host a webinar about Smart Cities: Belgium.

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Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards

20-Nov-2014
Join us to celebrate the 18th annual Golden Bridge Trade and Export Awards. In the company of business leaders, trade and investment representatives, and other members of the Chamber, the Awards recognise the achievements of Benelux and British businesses in exporting.

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Vlerick Expat Event

19-Nov-2014
Give your career new inspiration during your stay in Belgium and join the Vlerick Expat Event at Vlerick Campus Brussels on 19 November! The keynote address ‘ Dancing with wolves - a new look on managing intercultural conflict ’ given by Smaranda Boros and Ralf Wetzel - 2 inspiring Vlerick Professors - will certainly give you food for thought as it sets a vibrant, congenial tone for this unique expat evening.

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Capital Market Regulation with Martin Merlin, Director of Financial Markets, DG MARKT

18-Nov-2014
Join us for an EU Committee Business Lunch with Martin Merlin, Director of Financial Markets, DG MARKT who will discuss the Commissions plans for capital market regulation. More information to follow!

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The EU Energy Challenge: can innovation fill the gap?

14-Nov-2014
The EU’s transition to a sustainable energy system is a top policy challenge of the coming decade. Though much progress has been achieved, the pace of change is too slow.

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High Level Networking Event: Marine, Logistics & Energy for UK Companies in Belgium

06-Nov-2014
Cross border trade is about to receive a boost.  Are you aware that the European Union’s new funding programmes for the next seven years are about to start with an opportunity to access millions of euros?  The EU commits significant funds in pursuit of cross border goals that encourage public private and voluntary sectors across Europe to work together, learn and make efficiency savings through shared innovation and investments.

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Latvian presidency priorities in health - Karina Zalite, Health Attache, Latvian Perm Rep

31-Oct-2014
An EU Committee breakfast with Karina Zalite, health attaché at the Permanent Representation of Latvia to the European Union. Ms Zalite will be presenting on, "Latvian presidential priorities in health" before a moderated question and answer session will allow participants the opportunity to pose their questions.

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Great Brussels Bake Off - Come along and taste

27-Oct-2014
Join us to witness the baking competition of the year! The Great Brussels Bake Off will be a showdown between over 25 teams of bakers split into categories, with the entries judged by a distinguished panel of chefs and pastry experts. Bake Off team registrations has now closed but we’d love for you to join us on October 27th, where you can witness the fierce competition, as well as taste these wonderful goodies for just €5!

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Buy from Startups

23-Oct-2014
Buy From Startups will bring startups in direct contact with decision makers in big corporates, creating an opportunity for startups to secure crucial first reference customers - and for corporates, an opportunity to discover truly innovative solutions.

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British Chamber's visit to Strasbourg

21-Oct-2014
This event is now at full capacity but please RSVP to Antony.So@britishchamber.be if you wish to be added to the waiting list. The British Chamber invites you to join the 29th Annual Visit to Strasbourg in October. With a new Parliament having been elected, the visit will allow members of the EU Committee to discuss what policy areas and work streams will be a priority for incoming parliamentary committees. We will hold four panel sessions with key MEPs from the ENVI, ECON, IMCO and ITRE committees.

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BNG Annual Visit to Strasbourg 2014

20-Oct-2014
There is no formal ‘guide to Strasbourg’ and going for the first time can be daunting. This annual visit, now in its fourth year, prepares young professionals for visits to Strasbourg, helps them to develop the knowledge, skills and contacts necessary for a career in the EU Affairs environment.

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Latvian presidency priorities in agriculture, safe and sustainable food

16-Oct-2014
Join us for a briefing of the Food Security, Safety & Sustainability task force with Aivars Lapins - Deputy State Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU. More information coming soon

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‘A Great British Success Story’ - JLR’s story of recovery to global success

14-Oct-2014
Join us for this high-level panel debate with Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR) Executive Director, Mike Wright, Employment Committee and West Midlands MEP, Siôn Simon, and DG Enterprise Industrial Policy Director, Carlo Pettinelli. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel drive vehicles and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

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Expat Financial Affairs 2014: growth makes you happy

11-Oct-2014
Are you an expat in Belgium? Are you struggling to find financial advice relevant to your status? The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium wants to help, and has invited a number of experts to come and share their knowledge and experience on all sorts of financial issues for expatriates living in Belgium.

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Non- bank recovery and Commission proposals with Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit G2: DG Financial Markets

08-Oct-2014
Join us for an Task Force Lunch Briefing with Patrick Pearson, Head of Unit G2: DG Financial Markets who will discuss: Non-bank recovery and commission proposals. More information coming soon.

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Innovation in industry: what does the future hold?

07-Oct-2014
Over the last few years a large push for innovation has taken place within the EU, enabling a halving of the innovation gap with the US.

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Lunch with Michael Cramer - Chair of the Transport and Tourism committee of the European Parliament

06-Oct-2014
Join us for a business lunch with Michael Cramer MEP, Chair of the Transport and Tourism committee of the European Parliament. Mr Cramer will be speaking on the Transport Committee’s views and work on current EU transport policy, with a specific focus on unfair intermodal competition issues in the transport sector. More information coming soon...

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New state aid rules for R&D

01-Oct-2014
On May 21st, the European Commission adopted new State aid guidelines for Research, Development and Innovation as part of the State Aid Modernisation strategy, on-going since 2012. Member states can now grant up to €15 million for experimental development per project and beneficiary without Commission approval; double the previous €7.5 million limit. Member states will also be allowed to fund up to 90% of the costs of applied research projects, up from 60% previously.

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Moving forward with a new energy efficiency directive with Paul Hodson, Head of Unit C3, Energy Efficiency, European Commission

25-Sep-2014
The Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU EED) requires the Commission to assess, by 30 June 2014, the progress achieved towards the 20% European energy efficiency target for 2020. It also envisages by the same date, the assessment to be submitted to the European Parliament and to the Council, possibly accompanied by proposals for further measures. In addition, energy efficiency is part of the discussions on the '2030 Climate and Energy framework'.

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British Chamber Autumn Cocktail

24-Sep-2014

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How do UK consumers' finances compare to other EU countries?

24-Sep-2014
Michelle Smyth and Caroline Fletcher will join us from the UK consumer organisation Which? to discuss the recent report '"How do UK consumers' finances compare to other EU countries? ". The report details the differing consumer experience across the EU, and the varied financial pressures that consumers face as a result. The panel debate will discuss the findings of the report and ask how the EU can best respond and engage with these issues. More speakers to be confirmed.

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EU Antitrust and completion of the Digital Single Market, state of play and future priorities with Linsey McCallum, Director, Markets and Cases, DG COMP, European Commission

24-Sep-2014
On the occasion of the EU Consumer Summit 2014, the European Commissioner for Consumer Policy, Neven Mimica said: "Consumers have a lot to gain from the digital economy: better deals to be found, more content to access and cheaper ways to communicate”. Completing the digital single market would benefit EU consumers by on average €400 a year, some €200 billion Europe wide.

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EU Committee Lunch with Julie Girling, MEP

23-Sep-2014
During the 2013 European Risk Summit, MEP Julie Girling called for Member States to work together to promote science and evidence based solutions to policy making. Ms Girling believes there should be a focus on creating reports which are substantiated with science, and not through ‘emotive arguments and political pressure’. Ms Girling currently sits on the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety; the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.  

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BNG Lunch & Learn with Charlotte Catteeuw, Consultant, Porter Novelli: Influencer Engagement

22-Sep-2014
In this digital age, consumers are confronted by an overwhelming number of marketing messages on a daily basis. Buying decisions are formed in a high information context and it won’t necessarily be branded content that stands out or is deemed most credible.

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University and Business Partnerships - Creating Commercial Opportunities and Fostering Growth

19-Sep-2014
Successful partnerships between universities and companies are central to how higher education is helping companies to deliver innovation and to boost competitiveness. This is a key target for companies, governments and the European Union.

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''Social Media and Smartphone Risks to Business"

19-Sep-2014
UKTI are hosting a presentation by David Benford, of Blackstage Forensics, at the British Embassy on 'Social Media and Smartphone Risks to Business’.

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Latvian presidency priorities in research and innovation - Lauma Sika, Counsellor for Research & Space Questions, Latvian Perm Rep

16-Sep-2014
Join us for an Innovation task force briefing with Lauma Sika, Counsellor - Research & Space questions, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU. More information coming soon..

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PANEL DEBATE: Towards a Transatlantic Energy Alliance? T-TIP and Europe’s external energy relations with David Koranyi, Atlantic Council and Jeffery Piper, DG ENERGY

15-Sep-2014
The purpose of TTIP is to liberalise trade and investment between the EU and the US. There is plenty in the negotiations to debate about, but today’s energy dynamics are a focus of the TTIP discussions.  The EU is concerned with energy security and diversification, but is also justifiably worried about the risks of exploiting its own natural gas reserves.

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Pro Europa - ''Business and Europe: the reform agenda''

10-Sep-2014
The British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Pro Europa ( www.proeuropa.org.uk) invite you to: “ Business and Europe: the reform agenda”

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UK priorities in competitiveness and markets with Tim Figures - Head of Competitiveness and Markets at UKREP

10-Sep-2014
Join us for a quarterly briefing with UKREP. Tim Figures - Head of Competitiveness and Markets, who will be speaking on UK priorities in competitiveness and markets. More information coming soon...

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“The Intel Case” with Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit C3, DG COMP

09-Sep-2014
On 13 May 2009, the European Commission adopted a decision finding that Intel Corporation infringed Article 82 of the EC Treaty by abusing its dominant position on the x86 central processing unit (CPU) market. The decision imposed a fine of EUR 1.06 billion and obliged Intel to cease the identified illegal practices, to the extent that they are ongoing, and not to engage in the same or equivalent practices in the future.

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PANEL DEBATE: European energy security, a comprehensive approach to face and reduce EU energy dependence

15-Jul-2014
The Ukraine crisis has catapulted energy security and security of supply back up to the political agenda. After the temporary disruptions of gas supplies in the winters of 2006 and 2009, the Crimean Affair re-opened heated debates on energy dependence.

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BNG Lunch & Learn with Jeroen Gaudissabois , Consultant, Porter Novelli: Media Relations: Where do we go now?

07-Jul-2014
The traditional form of media relations has become all but redundant in our current high-information, low-attention world. Journalists’ time and attention have become preciously scarce commodities, causing traditional press releases, press conferences, traditional events and those good old “have you seen my mail” calls to miss the mark more often than not.

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Sustainable health systems - Andrzej Rys, DG SANCO

03-Jul-2014
Join us for a business lunch with Andrej Rys, Director of Health Systems and Products at DG SANCO. Mr Rys will be speaking on "Sustainable health systems". More information coming soon...

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A 360° review of Common Agricultural Policy Reform: milestones and future planning with Georg Häusler, Head of Cabinet of Mr Dacian Cioloş

03-Jul-2014
Since its creation, the CAP has always been adapted to respond to the challenges of its time. This is the reason why Commissioner Cioloş launched on 12 April 2010 a public debate on the Common Agricultural Policy’s future, objectives, and principles .

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Matthias Ruete. Director-General, DG HOME - The post-Stockholm programme

02-Jul-2014
Join us for a breakfast with Matthias Ruete, Director General of DG HOME. More information coming soon...

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Robert Jan-Smits, Director-General, DG Research & innovation - A new approach to innovation

27-Jun-2014
Join us for a breakfast briefing with Robert-Jan Smits, Director General of DG Research & Innovation, who will speak on the topic "A new European Commission approach to innovation". More information coming soon...

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British Chamber Summer Networking Cocktail

26-Jun-2014
Join us as we welcome in the Brussels summer at our Networking Cocktail at Hotel le Chatelain.  We will be launching the results of our first Business Confidence Survey done in collaboration with the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and open the call for applications for our prestigious Golden Bridge Awards.

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Preparing for the new European Parliament Session

26-Jun-2014
“This time it’s different” – everyone is agreed that the 2014 European elections are of crucial importance to the future of the Union. How will these elections impact the functioning of the parliament in the aftermath? How do the parliamentary groups prepare for the new session and hit the ground running in order to best put forward their agenda?

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Cybersecurity in Europe

24-Jun-2014
Join us for a business lunch with Professor Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, European Network and Information Security Agency. More information coming soon.

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Financial Services task force briefing with Bodil Nielsen, Head of Unit 1B, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

17-Jun-2014
In response to the financial crisis that emerged in 2008, the European Commission pursued a number of initiatives to create a safer and sounder financial sector for the European Single Market.

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Consumer and health aspects of TTIP

13-Jun-2014
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is of great importance to stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic. With the potential to reinvigorate US-EU relations, as well as providing a much needed boost to European and US markets, the stakes are high.  

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EU Committee Quarterly Meeting with Robert Tinline, Political Counsellor, UK Permanent Representation

11-Jun-2014
The EU Committee cordially invites you to attend our quarterly briefing from the UK Permanent Representative to the EU. For this quarter we are happy to welcome Robert Tinline, Counsellor – Political and Institutional Affairs, UK Permanent Representation to the EU, who will give a briefing on the topic of The political direction of the EU: a UK perspective.

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Change or Continuity? What to expect from the European Parliament in the next five years

10-Jun-2014
Following the elections to the European Parliament, many questions remain over what consequences they will have for the policy-making process. Will the European Parliament’s power be boosted by the results of the 2014 elections; given their high profile nature relative to previous elections? What impact can we expect the elections to have on the Parliaments’ relations with the other institutions? What evolution can we expect to see in the Parliament’s way of working in the future?

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The future of European Commission customs policy

06-Jun-2014
Join us for a breakfast briefing with Tomas Kucirek, head of the customs policy unit within DG TAXUD. Mr Kucirek will be speaking on the future of the European Commission's approach to customs policy. More informaiton coming soon.

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Analyisis of Italian Presidency Priorities for Financial Services with Sebastiano Laviola, Financial Attaché

05-Jun-2014
Italy will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2014, at a time that Europe is going through a crucial transitional phase. In order to face this challenge, five areas will form the core of the Italian presidency's priorities: General institutional set-up, External action and trade, Industrial policy, Migration, Link to Expo 2015, Taxation.

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ICT for Mobility

05-Jun-2014
DG CONNECT’s ICT for Mobility programme aims to improve the safety, reliability and environmental performance of Europe’s transport systems through the integration of ICT solutions.

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Waking up to Dawn Raids: Lessons for in-house counsel and company management post Nexans judgment

04-Jun-2014
White & Case senior associate Alexandra Rogers recently acted in the Nexans case where the EU General Court ruled for the first time that the Commission must have reasonable grounds to conduct a surprise inspection.  In this seminar, she will discuss the impact of the ruling and a range of other legal issues relating to dawn raids.

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The new energy State aid rules, competitiveness and climate change with Gert Jan Koopman, Deputy Director General for State Aids, DG COMP

04-Jun-2014
On April 2014, the European Commission adopted new Guidelines on State Aid in the field of environmental protection and energy for 2014-2020. The declared focus of the guidelines is to find a balance between the need for public funds in support of renewable energy and the goal of ensuring competitive markets.

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EU Committee Business Lunch with Tomasz Husak: Europe’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. Balancing sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply

03-Jun-2014
Europe successfully designed a sustainable 2030 framework, taking into consideration the three main objectives: security and stability of energy supply; globally cost/competitive energy prices and environmental aspects to tackle negative externalities. EU leaders agreed in March 2014 to decide on the framework in October 2014. Throughout these months, they have to face one of the most significant geopolitical challenges in our age of time: energy security.

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Gateway To Europe: Business Opportunities in Belgium and Beyond - The Suffolk Show, Ipswich

28-May-2014
Did you know that Belgium is the 6th largest market for UK exports, larger than India and China combined? Compared to emerging markets it’s low risk and just over there. But more than that, it’s an ideal test market, a logistics hub and gateway to the rest of the European market. Why not take this chance to meet key partners who can help you take advantage of this opportunity?

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BNG Lunch & Learn with Nicholas Courant, Senior Consultant, Porter Novelli: Get audiences on your page with storytelling

28-May-2014
A central key to successful communication is establishing authentic engagement and real interaction with your audiences. You need to make an impact, and win both their minds and their hearts, which often entails changing their opinions and behaviours.

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Industrial Renaissance

28-May-2014
As the European Union emerges from its longest ever recession, confidence is returning to the economy, but the recovery remains fragile, with modest GDP growth. With increasing growth and competitiveness one of the European Commission’s key goals, a renewed effort to strengthen the industrial base of Europe’s economy is being made. The Europe 2020 strategy calls for industry to make up a 20% share of Europe’s economy by 2020, a target which is still some way off.

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Financial Services Task Force Briefing with Rui Henrique Alves: A Portuguese perspective on economic reforms and relations with the Troika

27-May-2014

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EU Committee Breakfast briefing with Sofia Alves: European Competition Network, role and future priorities

23-May-2014
The ECN is the network of cooperation between competition authorities which brings together the 28 EU national competition authorities and the Commission. The latter plays a central role in ensuring consistency in the application of the EU competition rules and development of a common competition policy in the EU.  It is focused on securing convergent outcomes and procedures, as European competition rules are applied by all members.

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Annual President’s dinner with Joost Van Roost President ExxonMobil Benelux

22-May-2014
The business relationships between Benelux and the UK are hugely Important to all of us, so what better way to celebrate another successful year at our AGM, than with one of our newest member firms, for whom it’s equally important – ExxonMobil.

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Women's Talent - A Growth Opportunity with Cherie Blair CBE QC

21-May-2014

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Copyright reform

20-May-2014
On the 5th of December the European Commission launched a public consultation on a review of EU copyright rules. The rapid rise of the digital economy has boosted the European economy, but also presents significant challenges to existing rules on intellectual property.  

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UK Referendum on Europe: Does it matter to your business?

19-May-2014
Britain could conceivably vote to leave the European Union in a few years’ time. So what? What would be the practical implications for businesses and how might you plan? Who should be interested?

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Freight Transport Logistics Action Plan with Maximilian Strotmann, Member of cabinet to Siim Kallas, European Commission

15-May-2014
The European Commission is moving towards the revision of the 2007 Freight Logistic action plan. Within the “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area”, one of the main important objectives are to boost a more efficient use of freight transport, acting on prices and sustainability of these practices.

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Shaping big data and cloud computing policies

15-May-2014
Big data and cloud computing are revolutionary technologies promising to create new opportunities, efficiencies and products whilst threatening to leave those caught behind spluttering in the dust. Big data, nowadays increasingly unstructured has the potential to greatly improve businesses’ analytical and decision-making capabilities whilst offering a more personalised service to their clients.

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Customs - security risk management

14-May-2014
Illicit trade is now thought to represent between 7% and 10% of the global economy. The World Customs Organization & the EU are urging the international community to implement better Risk-Management Systems and advanced selectivity, profiling & targeting methods

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Accounting training : Basic Terms and Concepts

13-May-2014
Dates:Tuesday 13 May 2014, 13.00-17.30          Tuesday 20 May 2014, 13.00-17.30 These terms include transactions, credits, debits, assets, liabilities, equity, expenses, cash flow, depreciation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc. They are basic, and they will probably clear up any confusion you may have had in the past when talking with your Accountant, Auditor or Controller. Who Should Attend

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BNG Lunch & Learn European election series – The EPP Campaign with Roland Freudenstein, Deputy Director of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

13-May-2014
Every five years citizens of the European Union decide who will be the new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). At this important moment for European Parliament election, we invite to join us for a new session of Lunch & Learn – Election series, focusing on the European People’s Party (EPP) campaign.

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TTIP - overcoming different approaches to food and agriculture regulation with Cynthia Guven, U.S. Mission to the European Union, Foreign Agricultural Service.

09-May-2014
Tariff barriers and different standards have been the subject of trade disputes between the US and the EU for years. For this reason as well as many others, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that is currently at the center of EU-US negotiations intends to jump-start fragile markets and boost economic growth and job creation in both regions.

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Digital & Social Media Monitoring Workshop

08-May-2014
This interactive seminar, co-hosted with UKTI Belgium, will provide insight on current opportunities in digital media monitoring. The workshop will be tailored toward public affairs strategy, but will be applicable to a broader audience as well.

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BNG Lunch & Learn European election series – The PES Campaign with Marte Ingul, Social media advisor

23-Apr-2014
Every five years citizens of the European Union decide who will be the new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). As five years since the last elections have almost past, we have approached the time when political campaigns are taking shape.

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BNG Lunch & Learn European election series – The EGP Campaign with Johannes Hillje, Campaign Manager

15-Apr-2014
Every five years citizens of the European Union decide who will be the new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Once the MEPs are elected, they become a part of one of the transnational political groups. The big question of the elections therefore is which one of these European groupings will be the one with the greatest influence in the next term. As five years since the last elections of the European Parliament have almost past, we have approached the time when political campaigns are taking shape.

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The Ukraine situation, European energy policy and energy security with Ambassador Urban Rusnák

14-Apr-2014
The change of government in Kiev, the Russian military action in Crimea, the diplomatic reaction by the western powers, and the perceived danger of war, clearly have implications for all economic relations between Russia, Ukraine and Europe, especially in the energy sphere. The Crimean crisis has highlighted Europe's dependence on Russian energy, and raised issues about how European Union energy policies might be adopted.

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Demystifying pensions in Belgium

10-Apr-2014
Whether you are mid career or approaching retirement, this free presentation aims to Demystify pensions in Belgium so you can feel confident about the financial decisions you make between now and retirement.

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Keeping Belgium competitive in the global market

08-Apr-2014
Minister Geen’s recent proposal to reduce the tax burden on the Belgian economy by €6 billion is part of a raft of measures by the CD&V party aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the Belgian economy, recently hit hard by the Euro crisis, and under pressure in the longer term due to an ageing population and an increasingly competitive global market.        

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Priorities of the Italian Presidency

07-Apr-2014
Italy will take on the presidency of the council this July, seeking to strengthen political union and create a stronger “EU project”. With both Italy and the EU facing great challenges, Italy’s presidency comes during a pivotal time for the Union.          

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European Innovation Fitting into the Global Economy

03-Apr-2014
In today’s economy, innovation is the main driver of economic growth, employment and competitiveness. Therefore, the TTIP Agreement negotiations between the EU and the US should be dedicated to maximizing innovation in the two regions, concentrating specifically on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property.

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ECR - International Trade priorities with Robert Sturdy MEP

02-Apr-2014
In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, Mr Sturdy will give a keynote speech on the ‘Key priorities in international trade for the ECR ahead of the 2014 elections’ which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.  

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Italian Presidency Priorities for Transport

26-Mar-2014
Italy will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2014, at a time that Europe is going through a crucial transitional phase. In order to face this challenge, five areas will form the core of the Italian presidency's priorities: General institutional set-up, External action and trade, Industrial policy, Migration, Link to Expo 2015, Taxation.

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Lessons learned from the Early Cases – Looking Ahead to the Settlements Pipeline with Flavio Laina – Head of Unit, Cartel Settlements, DG Competition, European Commission

24-Mar-2014
The cartel settlement procedure under EU rules allows the Commission to settle a cartel case with the companies involved under a streamlined procedure if the parties agree with the Commission’s findin

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Patron Breakfast with Jonathan Faull - Director General, DG MARKT, European Commission

20-Mar-2014
With the European Parliament elections in May promising to be some of the most dramatic and important the EU has ever seen, and the introduction of a new college of commissioners, 2014 is certainly a year of change for the Union. Understanding the future direction of EU policies is crucial for the long term planning of businesses with interests across the continent. What effects will a parliament widely expected to be the most Eurosceptic the EU has yet seen have on the functioning of the Union?

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EU Committee Quarterly Meeting with Rebecca Brown, First Secretary, Health & Pharmaceuticals, UK Representation to the EU

12-Mar-2014
The EU Committee cordially invites you to attend our quarterly briefing from the UK Permanent Representative to the EU.

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Best & Worst Practices in Compliance with Maria Jaspers – Head of Unit, Cartels, DG Competition, European Commission

11-Mar-2014
The Chamber is delighted to welcome Maria Jaspers, Head of Unit, Cartels, DG Competition, to speak on “Best and Worst Practices in Compliance” .  Ms Jaspers will share with us her insights on the following topics:

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Health and Safety at Work

10-Mar-2014
We will have the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Mrs Maria Moitinho de Almeida, Head of Unit, Health, Safety and Hygeine at Work, DG SANCO and Mr Alvarez Hidalgo, Deputy Head of Unit. Mrs Moitinho de Almeida and Mr Alvarez will give a short presentation about ‘

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ALDE - Environment & Energy priorities with Chris Davies MEP – Member (Coordinator), Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, European Parliament

05-Mar-2014
In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, where will the priorities lie for ALDE in the areas of energy and environment?

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Healthcare priorities of the ECR

03-Mar-2014
Many of the public health challenges facing Europe are cross-border in nature, and must thus be met with a coordinated, cross-border response. The European Parliament committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) is an important player in the creation of European public health policy; scrutinising European Commission proposals on public health, and generating proposals on better health legislation for Europe.

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G20 & Tax Evasion with Philip Kerfs – Economist/Tax Policy Analyst, International Cooperation and Tax Administration Division, OECD

28-Feb-2014
Philip Kerfs works at the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD, where he is co-heading the international co-operation unit. Over the past three years he has mainly worked on the TRACE Project and on the common model for automatic exchange of financial account information.

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Patron Dinner with Dr Richard Corbett - Member of the Cabinet of Herman van Rompuy

26-Feb-2014
The Lisbon treaty came into force on the 1st December 2009, revolutionising the way the EU functions. Amongst its many consequences was the creation of the role of President of the European Council, a position currently held by Herman Van Rompuy. He is responsible for chairing the European Council meetings, which have increasingly come to define the overall direction of the Union, as well as being amongst the standard responses in a crisis.

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WHO Health Priorities

26-Feb-2014
The World Health Organisation is the United Nation’s authority on health matters, established in 1948. It is charged with overseeing and directing the public health work of the UN, with a stated objective of “the attainment by people of the highest possible level of health”.

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The new approach to the European programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP)

20-Feb-2014
The European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP) seeks to improve the protection of critical infrastructure across the EU. It sets out sector-specific standards and advice for the protection of European Critical Infrastructure, as well as providing a platform for the sharing of best practices via the creation of expert groups for each sector.

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Key energy, environment & transport priorities for the Greens with Bas Eickhout MEP – Vice-President, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

19-Feb-2014
In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, where will the priorities lie for the Greens in the areas of energy, environment and transport?

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The political priorities of the European Green Party

18-Feb-2014
With the European Parliament elections approaching in May, and the electoral convention of the European Green Party on the 21st, it is time to hear from the leadership of the party.  

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Greek Presidency customs priorities

12-Feb-2014
We will have the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Mr Manos Kokolakis , Customs Attache at the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU.

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BNG Lunch & Learn European election series – ALDE with Philipp Hansen, Head of Political Unit

05-Feb-2014
Every five years citizens of the European Union decide who will be the new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Once the MEPs are elected, they become a part of one of the transnational political groups. The big question of the elections therefore is which one of these European groupings will be the one with the greatest influence in the next term.

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Priorities of the Greek Presidency with Ambassador Sotiropoulos - Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU

04-Feb-2014
Since 1 January 2014, Greece has held the EU Presidency, and will hand it over to Italy in 1 July 2014. It is the fifth time that Greece has held the EU Presidency since it entered the European Union in 1981.

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Returning to Growth: the Role for Banks and Insurers in Financing the Economy with Mario Nava – Director, Directorate H, Financial Institutions, DG MARKT

31-Jan-2014
Long term finance is essential in satisfying the needs of long term physical investment across all sectors in the economy and especially in key drivers such as growth. Traditionally, banks and insurers have been a key player in the financial system by means of transforming savings into long term capital to finance private sector investment.

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EU Committee Breakfast Briefing with Georg Riekeles - Member of Cabinet for Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

29-Jan-2014
With the closing event of “Licenses for Europe” on the 13th November, it’s time to reflect on its successes and failings, and to examine the current state and future of Intellectual Property Rights in Europe.  

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EU Committee Business Lunch with Ignacio Iruarrizaga Diez – Head of Unit, Services, DG Trade, European Commission

28-Jan-2014
Authorised by the Council of the EU, in March 2013, the European Commission opened negotiations on a plurilateral trade in services agreement between the EU and 21 other countries. TiSA is one of the most important agreements that are currently negotiated, Ignacio Iruarrizaga Diez, Head of Unit, Trade in Services, DG TRADE,

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Save the date! British Chamber New Year's cocktail

27-Jan-2014

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EU Committee Business lunch with Ambassador Peter Tempel, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU

24-Jan-2014
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ALDE Party Priorities with Graham Watson MEP – President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE), European Parliament

23-Jan-2014
In May 2014, we will have the chance to shape the future of Europe. In this election, what type of Europe will the ALDE Party advocate for?

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EU Committee Panel Debate with David Casa MEP, Dennis Kredler, Director General, European Retail Round Table, Kristin Schreiber, Deputy Head of Cabinet to Michel Barnier, and Johannes Ferber, Expansion Manager, IKEA Germany

22-Jan-2014
The internal market is the cornerstone of growth in the EU, and a central component of the European project. It remains a key strategic objective for Europe, with the potential to act as an engine for growth in the post-crisis recovery. An important part of the single market is the retail sector worth €454billion, representing 4.3% of Europe’s total value added and employing an estimated 18.6 million people.

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EU Committee Visit to Berlin 2013

27-Nov-2013

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Using Litigation Strategically: A guide to the EU courts for public affairs professionals

23-Oct-2013

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The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off 2013 - October

14-Oct-2013

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How quality Internships are good for your business and reputation

08-Oct-2013

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Second Annual Design and Innovation Forum

25-Sep-2013

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Autumn cocktail 2013

23-Sep-2013

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Golden Bridge 2013 Official Launch

24-Jun-2013

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Summer cocktail

20-Jun-2013

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AGM & Networking Cocktail

30-May-2013

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Sping cocktail

24-Apr-2013

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Expat Financial Affairs 2013

22-Mar-2013

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Biotech Clusters in Belgium: The Importance of Health Policy

05-Mar-2013

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Building your Business in Belgium Official Launch

21-Feb-2013

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BBB Trade Mission

05-Feb-2013

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New Year Cocktail 2013

23-Jan-2013

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BNG Winter Cocktail 2012

07-Dec-2012

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Christmas Cocktail 2012

04-Dec-2012

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EU Committee Visit to Strasbourg 2012

20-Nov-2012

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BNG Visit to Strasbourg 2012

19-Nov-2012

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Opting out of Justice & Home Affairs: What’s at stake for the UK and the EU?

06-Nov-2012

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EU Committee Business Dinner with Commissioner Alumnia

09-Oct-2012

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EU Patron Dinner with Jonathan Faull

05-Oct-2012

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BNG L&L - Comitology and Delegation

03-Oct-2012

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EUCommittee Breakfast Briefing with Algirdas Semeta

27-Sep-2012

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Autumn cocktail 2012

20-Sep-2012

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EU Patron Lunch with Robert Madelin

20-Sep-2012

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EU Patron Lunch with Robert Madelin

20-Sep-2012

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EU Committee Business Dinner with Stefano Manservisi

18-Sep-2012

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Summer cocktail 2012

21-Jun-2012

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EU Committee Breakfast Briefing with Karel Van Hulle

02-May-2012

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EET Task Force Briefing with Tom Howes

25-Apr-2012

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Food Security, Sustainability & Safety task force event with Mr Odilson Silva

24-Apr-2012

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EU Committee Breakfast Briefing with Nina Federoff

20-Apr-2012

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Business Dinner with Nina Fedoroff

19-Apr-2012

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EU Committee Business Dinner with Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs

03-Apr-2012

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UK’s position in the EU – the importance for businesses

29-Mar-2012

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EU Committee Patron Dinner with Philip Lowe, Director General, DG ENERGY

22-Mar-2012

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Spring Cocktail - Road to London 2012

15-Mar-2012

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EU Committee Half Day Conference - Child Protection Online

07-Mar-2012

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Christmas Lunch 2011

16-Dec-2011

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BNG Winter Cocktail 2011

15-Dec-2011

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British Chamber and BBCA Christmas Cocktail 2011

07-Dec-2011

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The British Chamber 1st Annual Green Design and Innovation Forum: "Creating a Green Future"

24-Nov-2011

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EU Committee Visit to Strasbourg 2011

14-Nov-2011

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British Chamber & BBCA members Christmas Cocktail 2010

09-Dec-2010

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EU Committee Strasbourg Visit 2010

18-Oct-2010

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