Join us for an exclusive lunch briefing with British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, Didier Reynders.
Minister Reynders will talk about how Belgium is working to attract foreign investment and the economic outlook of the country for the near future. The Minister will also discuss the future of international trade from a Belgian perspective, including the threats and opportunities presented in the modern era of trade.
After his speech, the Deputy Prime Minister will take questions from the audience in a debate moderated by Ambassador Rose.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs | Kingdom of Belgium Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Born in Liège, Minister Didier Reynders became a member of parliament in 1992 and first achieved a ministerial role within the Belgian government when he was appointed Minister of Finance in 1999, a role he held up until 2011. During this time, he held many senior positions, including as President of the Ecofin from 2001 to 2010 and Minister of Institutional Reforms. He was first appointed as Deputy Prime Minister on 18th July 2004. In 2011, Minister Reynders was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs in the Charles Michel Government and in 2014, that role was re-organised to also include the Beliris and Federal Cultural Institutions.