Ambassador Hosts: Minister President of Wallonia, Willy Borsus.

Our next breakfast briefing is open to members and non-members of the chamber from both Belgium and the UK and will be a chance to hear about the opportunities for business that will result from Wallonia’s Marshall Plan 4.0 which will provide major opportunities to supply goods and services and investment into the region for SMEs and large companies alike.

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Industry 4.0 : The Impact of Digitisation on the Factory of the Future

Keynote by Prof Robin Kleer, Vlerick expert in Innovation ManagementJoin him on 14 November at the Vlerick Expat event where he will tell you all about his future vision on Industry 4.0: "what (new) business models we can enable with the smart factory and how do we manage the transition?"

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Priorities as Head of ECHA with Bjorn Hansen, Executive Director

Please note that this is an EU Committee briefing. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event.We are delighted to host ECHA's new Executive Director Bjorn Hansen at this lunch briefing, who will take us through the priorities of the agency for the following years.

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Debate on Sustainable Finance

This topical debate on Sustainable Finance will feature a European specialist in this field, Philip Owen, Head of Unit: "Climate finance, mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol", DG Climate Action, at the European Commission

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Brexit and Future Relations - An Update on the Irish Perspective

Following the success of our previous event, Émer Deane, Brexit Director at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, will be returning to the chamber to provide our members with an update on Ireland's position on Brexit at a round table breakfast briefing.

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Master Class in Cross Border Estate Planning

Join us for an engaging seminar with Cabinet David Partner, Marc Quaghebeur, to hear how to plan your estate like an expert, and how you can save on Belgian and overseas inheritance tax.2018 has seen some big changes to Belgian tax law, with the Belgian government introducing some major changes to its inheritance rules, and new rules affecting married couples entering into force at the same time.At this seminar, Marc will give a master class in up to date cross-border estate planning.

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The Great Brussels Charity Bake Off 2018 - Team Registration

The bake off is organised by the young professional network of the British Chamber, Brussels New Generation, and is a baking competition open to everyone. Teams of 3-4 people (24 teams in total) can sign up and will be sorted into different baking categories in advance of the competition on the 26 November.

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ECON Priorities with Jakob von Weizsäcker MEP

Please note that this is an EU Committee briefing. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event.

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Are you or your employees working in different countries? Here is what you need to know.

Are you or your employees:Frequently on foreign business trips?Working simultaneously in two or more countries?Being temporary posted from one country to another?Employees are becoming increasingly more mobile internationally. Then you will most likely be facing tax, social security and labour law issues. Also formalities need to be observed which may lead to criminal liability in case of non-compliance. During this seminar we will explain the possible pitfalls and opportunities. 

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Reviewing the 2019 EU Budget with Siegfried Mureșan, MEP

Please note that this is a EU Committee briefing. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event. As the European Parliament’s rapporteur for the general budget of the European Union for 2018, Siegfried Mureșan will take us through the upcoming 2019 budget.

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SPC Manufacturing Waiver Panel Debate: Getting the Right Balance

Panel debate featuring panellists from the three institutions to discuss the Commission’s proposal for amending the SPC Regulation to introduce a manufacturing waiver for export. Register to join the debate and participate in a discussion on inter alia the state of play of the file and possibility of being adopted before the next EU elections.  More speakers to be announced shortly!

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The Path to Sustainability - the Long-Term CO2 Strategy

Please note that this is an EU Committee briefing. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event. We are delighted to welcome Philipp Offenberg, analyst at the European Political Strategy Centre | European Commission at this lunch briefing, who will take us through the long-term CO2 strategy of the Commission.

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Priorities of the Romanian Presidency with Ambassador Odobescu

As the Council Presidency is being handed over to Romania in January, we thought it would be a great opportunity to welcome the Ambassador Odobescu and listen to what the new leaders of the Council look to accomplish in the coming months. This event is going to provide a great insight into what is going to be happening during the early months of 2019. Therefore this is an event you don't want to miss!

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Prepared for crisis? Debating the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive

We are delighted to host Gunnar Hökmark for this lunch debate to discuss the bank recovery and resolution directive.As the official rapporteur for the BRRD, Mr Hökmark will provide our members with an update on the current practices and challenges that the management of bank failure involve.

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CEO Breakfast with Nikolaus Tacke, Managing Director at Hering Schuppener’s Brussels Office

As part of our CEO breakfast series, we will be welcoming Nikolaus Tacke, Managing Director of the Brussels Office of Hering Schuppener’s Corporate Affairs & Public Strategies Practice. In an open discussion between speaker and participant, Nikolaus will be sharing his journey to Managing Director and his experiences in the corporate world. Participant input is encouraged! Due to capacity restraints, we can only allow one person per company to register to this event.



Merger Policy Update with Kris Dekeyser, Acting Director "Policy and Strategy" DG COMP | European Commission

Please note that this is an EU Committee briefing. You will have 20 minutes networking time at the beginning of the event. We are pleased to host Kris Dekeyser, acting Director "Policy and Strategy" DG COMP | European Commission, who will give us an update on the merger policy from the Commission, covering not just the substantive developments but also the changes to merger procedures.

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