British Ambassador to Belgium, H.E. Martin Shearman, on UK-Belgium Relations

The British Chamber is delighted to be hosting H.E. Martin Shearman C.V.O., our Ambassador to Belgium, for a lunch at the Stanhope Hotel. This will be a first chance to hear from the Ambassador at length, since the British General Election in December. The Ambassador will speak on government priorities and take questions on issues relevant to Britain’s relationship with Belgium as well as the wider strategic context including Europe.

Economic Update: Brexit and possibly beyond

Suren Thiru, chief economist for British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), London, will give a briefing on what’s happening to Britain’s international trade.

Politics and Economics Collide: Trade wars, Brexit, recession?

ING Senior Economist, Philippe Ledent, will deliver an informative presentation outlining how political developments such as Trump’s policies and Brexit will impact business operations and economic prospects in Belgium, UK and Europe overall.

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British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Summit - London

Join British Chambers of Commerce in London for the International Trade Summit.The BCC International Trade Summit 2019 will give delegates practical advice, invaluable resources and the contacts needed to grow their business and begin the next step of their export journey.

Expat Financial Affairs 2019

Expat Financial Affairs offers essential advice in English on managing your finances as an expat in Belgium.Join our short and informative presentations on investments, pensions, self-employment and estate planning, and mingle with fellow expats over food and drinks. All of this hosted at BNP Paribas Fortis' beautiful La Chancellerie venue in central Brussels.

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What you need to know about the new Belgian business immigration rules

Whether UK nationals will require authorisation to work and reside in Belgium as third country nationals, and as of when, is not yet clear. In addition, new business immigration rules for all third country nationals came into force in Belgium in December.During this session, Sophie Maes, Attorney-Partner at Claeys & Engels, will discuss and share her first-hand practical experiences after more than half a year of new business immigration rules as well as the Brexit no-deal contingency rules so companies can prepare.

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What’s Really Happening in Manufacturing – Behind the Brexit Headlines

Britain is one of the world's biggest manufacturing nations and a key part of the sector in Europe, especially with its highly integrated supply chains. Almost 3 million people work in the sector and deliver almost half of all UK exports. These companies drive over 60 percent of all UK research and development. As a result of that investment, UK manufacturing as we know it is changing, adapting, and transforming each and every day. 

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