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5th Arab-Belgian Diplomatic Business Workshop

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5 February 2014
Brussels

On the 5th of February, the ABLCC is organizing the 5th edition of the Arab-Belgian Diplomatic Workshop with the support of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the Diplomatic Days.

The 2014 edition of this renowned annual event will provide you with the exclusive opportunity to benefit from the insights of Belgian ambassadors in the Arab world, which currently finds itself in a period of far-reaching change, and of the Arab diplomatic corps in Belgium.

H.E. Mr. Gilles Heyvaert, Belgian Ambassador to Egypt, H.E. Mr. Patrick De Beyter, Belgian Ambassador to Tunisia, H.E. Mr. Frédéric Meurice, Belgian Ambassador to Algeria, H.E. Mr. Andy Detaille, Belgian Ambassador to Libya and H.E. Mr. Marc Vinck, Belgian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia will deliver a presentation on their country of accreditation.

If you wish to participate, please fill out the registration form.

Date: 5 February 2014
Time: 6-8 PM
Venue: Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels

Lunch Conference with H.E. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Egyptian minister of Trade and Industry

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19 February 2014
Brussels

Although currently enveloped in a period of political change, Egypt remains on the radar as an interesting partner in international trade and investment. It does not only come in third directly after Saudi Arabia and the Emirates in the ranking of destinations that capture most interest of Chinese investors; according to forecasts by a London-based economic consultancy it will also be among the world's 30 largest economies by 2028. Reasons enough to sign up for the lunch conference with H.E. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour, Egyptian minister of Trade and Industry organized on 19 February by the Chamber.

ABLCC contacts will receive an invitation for the lunch conference by e-mail. Details will be published in due time on the ABLCC website www.ablcc.org.

Briefing Seminar on the Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia and Oman

27 February 2014
Brussels

Are you participating in the 2014 Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia and Oman? A wise decision! On the 27th of February, the ABLCC is organizing a briefing seminar for participants to the mission in collaboration with the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency and BNP Paribas Fortis. You can already warm up by reading the interview with Mr. Marc Bogaerts, Director General of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency.

ABLCC contacts will receive an invitations by e-mail. Details will be published in due time on the ABLCC website www.ablcc.org.

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2nd International Forum for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions

03 April 2014
Luxembourg

Luxembourg’s position as the leading centre for internationally distributed investment funds, combined with the financial centre’s expertise in Islamic finance, make the country an ideal location for the creation and administration of Sharia-compliant investment vehicles and cross-border distribution of investment products.

Today, there are 41 Sharia compliant funds domiciled in Luxembourg with €4 billion assets under management and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange is a leading exchange for the listing of Sukuk. Come discover the intriguing world of Islamic banking at the 2nd International Forum for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions organized by CIBAFI Bahrain and the ABLCC in Europe’s global hub for Islamic financing.

ABLCC contacts will receive an invitations by e-mail. Details will be published in due time on the ABLCC website www.ablcc.org.

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Belgian Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia and Oman

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14-21 March 2014
Saudi Arabia and Oman

A multi-sectoral economic mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman will take place from 14 until 21 March 2014 under the chairmanship of HRH Princess Astrid, Honorary Chairman of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency (ABH-ACE). The mission is organized by the ABH-ACE in close cooperation with the regional foreign trade agencies AWEX, BIE and FIT.

The Belgian delegation will be visiting Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat and Duqm. Taking into account the specific characteristics of the local market, a particular focus will be placed on the following sectors:

  • Infrastructure and transport
  • Logistics and cold chain
  • Cleantech, renewable energy and environmental technologies
  • Health care (medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology)
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Services (legal, banking and insurance)
  • Luxury products, including gastronomy

Companies active in other sectors than the above are of course equally welcome to participate.

The participants will enjoy the support of the Economic and Trade Attachés based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (also covering the Sultanate of Oman), who will be in charge of organizing business appointments tailored to the participants’ requests. Every stage of the princely mission will also include networking and matchmaking activities.

Registration: http://www.flexmail.eu/f-a22e536b367d6812
Deadline: 24 January 2014
More information:www.abh-ace.be
Contact: Mr. Wouter Decoster, Junior Economic Mission Coordinator
T: +32 2 206 35 74 – E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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