The Ambassador Hosts programme is a series of high level briefing events that are moderated by the British Ambassador to Belgium, organised by the British Chamber in partnership with key patron members of the chamber.

The aim is to provide insight and access to businesses on key challenges and opportunities in the Belgium market that directly highlights, impacts and enhances the competitive position of Belgium as an effective market for business to thrive.

High level speakers are drawn from Belgian national and regional ministers, providing direct access for members of the chamber to influential officials in key areas of trade and economic policy.

Previous speakers have included:

  • Federal Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtfeldt
  • Federal Deputy Prime Minister Kris Peeters
  • Minister-President of the Brussels Region, Rudi Vervoort
  • Federal Minister of Budget, Sophie Wilm├Ęs
  • Deputy Prime Minister, Didier Reynders
  • Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Maggie De Block

The programme benefits from the support of the British Ambassador to Belgium who hosts the events and key patron members who are sponsors.

The current programme sponsor is Novartis.

Each briefing event will be followed up with a short report of key points from the meeting (unattributed to individuals) to help the chamber to build a content base that can be shared with all stakeholders and drive the chamber’s Thought Leadership programme for the benefit of all members.



Novartis entered the Belgian market in 1996 and is a major global manufacturer of pharmaceuticals with its manufacturing base in Belgium and distribution to 120 countries across the world. It employs some 2000 people in Belgium and is a keen advocate for the competitive advantage and benefits of the Belgian market and its major investment in the region.

Novartis is a clear export success story for Belgium and through its support of the chamber and its Ambassador Hosts programme, it can lend its strength and know-how in all matters related to investing in Belgium, a proactive business development programme, supply chain opportunities and growth potential for businesses of all sizes.

The British chamber takes this opportunity to thank Novartis for its invaluable support.

If your business is interested in championing the Ambassador Hosts events as a sponsor partner, please get in touch to discuss in full.
Sponsorship of the programme will provide your company with additional national and international profile and positioning and exclusive access to high level officials in the Belgian market and an opportunity to support and shape the work of the British chamber in Belgium.

British Chamber Lead
Glenn Vaughan

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