Setting The Agenda for UK-Belgium Trade! Join the conversation on 7th May.

British-Belgian business is hugely valuable to both our countries. Whatever storms may come – Brexit, COVID-19 or other disruptors – that relationship will not only continue but I’m sure will strengthen over the coming years. In order to help facilitate this the British Chamber is re-structuring our Business, Trade and Investment Committee and setting up new Task Forces specifically focussed on each of these elements. The first of these, the Bi-Lateral Trade Task Force, is being launched through an Open Forum discussion on Thursday 7 May 2020 and we’re calling on members to get involved and help us shape our future trade agenda and work programme. You can take part by signing up here. It’s also an early opportunity to ‘e-meet’ our new Chief Executive, Daniel Dalton who will be co-hosting with me so we look forward to seeing you then.

Innovation: Will Europe Ever Catch-up?

Europe’s place in the digital global economy appears to be at a crossroads – as innovation accelerates both East and West of the bloc, EU policymakers are racing not only against this development, but against the pace at which digital norms and standards are being set. In addition to potential lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, where does this leave the European Commission’s ambition for achieving “technological sovereignty”?

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COVID-19 Webinar Managing the risk of virtual assignments

This webinar is organised together with our members at Santa Fe Relocation. Join Santa Fe for their upcoming live webinar ‘Managing the risk of virtual assignments’ online on April 30th 2020 at 10:15am CET. The recent global challenges around responding to the Covid-19 pandemic has created an upsurge in remote working, as quarantines and travel bans have impacted working patterns around the world. This webinar, designed for HR and Global Mobility teams explores the shifts in assignment trends and work arrangements, the growth in virtual assignments and the potential compliance issues and challenges that it can bring to managing a global workforce.

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POSTPONED: Virtual Drinks: Meet Brussels New Generation

Brussels New Generation events are aimed at young professionals aged 35 and under. Join the BNG Core Group for virtual drinks! Unfortunately the event is not taking place at Wine Tales on this occasion but the drinks will take place online, on Zoom instead. The meeting will take place in three parts: meet the BNG Core Group, an introduction to the Mentoring Scheme, and advice and tips from the Core Group for living under lockdown.

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Online: Fundamentals of Power, Persuasion & Negotiation Strategy (2 sessions)

They say that "everything is negotiable", so why don't we all do it all the time? Mostly that sense of intimidation we feel comes from the lack of knowledge... and there is clearly a 'best practice' way to go about it, so let's start at beginning. By analyzing people's sources of power, we understand how to create additional power of our own and strip it away from our counterpart. Persuasion was written about as long ago as 500 BC by Aristotle who spoke of 'modes of proof' in his work on rhetoric. Walking into a marketing agency today and modes of proof are still spoken about! With the tools of power and persuasion should we immediately start out negotation? NO! at least, not necessarily, because sometimes the best negotiation strategy is to not negotiate! surprised? come and learn more about it in this online training.

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COVID-19 Webinar Employer’s exit strategy: how to relaunch after the lockdown?

This webinar is organised together with our members at Claeys & Engels. Many webinars have already dealt with the role and responsibility of the employer during the COVID 19 crisis. During this webinar we will be looking at some legal HR strategies employers may need to consider relaunching after the lock-down phase. Many companies have already been thinking about this and we would like to provide you with assistance in this regard.

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(Webinar) Regulating AI: Has the future become the present?

On Wednesday 22nd April it was a pleasure to welcome Mr Kilian Gross, Head of Unit Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry at DG CONNECT, to join us online for the EU Committee’s first ever webinar.

This event is held under Chatham House rule