Intellectual Property and the Fight Against Counterfeiting

In the European Union alone, counterfeit and pirated products make up around 5% (€85bn) of imports. The effect of this on business and industry is staggering. In the clothing industry, for example, the impact of the counterfeit market has resulted in the loss over 500,000 jobs, as well as around €43bn of lost sales. Counterfeit goods also pose health and safety risks to consumers and maufacturers alike.

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EU-Canada Relations and the Implementation of CETA

We are delighted to welcome Mr Stephane Lambert, Counsellor and Head of Trade, Economic, and Science and Techonology Policy from the Canadian Mission to the EU.Mr Lambert will be discussing the EU-Canada relations, as well as the implementation and future expectations of CETA.br { }

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Brussels New Generation Pub Quiz

Brush up on your general knowledge and join us for our charity pub quiz @ Michael Collins this November. Who knows, with the luck of the Irish you may even win!To allow you to make the most of the evening we ask that no more than two people register together so that we can team you up with other attendees.


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

The British Chamber is delighted to be hosting our new Ambassador to Belgium for a lunch at the Stanhope Hotel on 25 November. Whilst the Ambassador has attended and spoken briefly at chamber events since his appointment, this will be the first chance to hear from him at length and take part in a discussion on priorities for business. Further details to follow.


Croatian Presidency of the European Union with Ambassador Goran Štefanić

With Croatia coming next in the Presidency cycle of the EU Council we are delighted to welcome Ambassador Goran Štefanić. The Ambassador will discuss the priorities of the Croatian Presidency and what they hope to achieve during their 6-month leadership starting in January 2020.

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What's Next for EU Water Policy?

We are pleased to welcome Alfonso Alcolea Martinez, Policy Officer at DG ENVI, who will discuss the future of EU water policy. This presentation will cover a wide range of topics, including the need to effectively deal with water pollution as well as improve water managment across the EU in order to move toward a water-smart society.

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"I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas" with Joanna Drake Deputy Director-General DG ENV

With the holidays fast approaching it's time to get into that festive spirit!This year we are delighted to announce that at our Christmas Lunch we will be joined by Dr Joanna Drake, Deputy General of DG ENV, who will lead a festive discussion about Ms von der Leyen's Green Deal.

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