1st edition, 2017


Summer is just around the corner…


Dear Members,
Dear Partners,
Dear Friends,

Summer is just around the corner… and the end of Ramadan is already there!

Even though summer time means that most of us will have a relaxing break in order to recharge their batteries, your ABLCC team will not remain inactive all summer long!

Indeed, all our services will remain open throughout summer and we are already working hard to concoct an interesting and rich programme for the rest of the year. More events, such as Economic Missions, Seminars, Economic Forum, and the like, are yet to come for the rest of 2017.

Don’t forget to visit OUR WEBSITE for updated information and make sure to mark your calendar!!!

Likewise, as we are continuously seeking to improve our services, our team is more than happy to take a look at any idea you may have regarding our upcoming events and how we can successfully work together. This is why we want to hear from you! Do not hesitate to send us your comments at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to fill in our SURVEY ONLINE.

The Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce team is looking forward to seeing you full of energy for the second part of the year!

In the meantime, we wish you all a nice summer and Eid Mubarak, may it be filled with moments of happiness, joy, and prosperity!!

New Members of the Chamber


Honderdweg 12, 9230 Wetteren

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P&I is your reliable partner for every electrical solution.

We are specialized as a builder of electrical panels, electrical work, installation of raised floors, RF systems and ATEX material.

Our employees are motivated and flexible, receive continuous training in order to deliver quality products to our customers.

Loyalty, trust and perfection carried high priority during the cooperation.

Contact: Mr. Stefaan Bazijn, CEO
Tel: +32 91 235 40 10
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.pi-bvba.be


Ledebaan 45, 9260 Wichelen

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Surprising, sophisticated, stylish and artistic.

SigridB. combines expertise and a love for designing jewellery. Sigrid Brondeel is a Belgian jewellery designer 'pur sang' with years of experience and schooling. She is famous for her magnificent, exclusive creations that are oriented towards national and international audiences.

She discovered a passion for jewellery at a very young age and her creativity still has no boundaries. SigridB. only uses a selection of the best gems and pearls for her creations. Her creativity radiates a love of the profession. 'A deep understanding of women's innermost desires combined with a personal passion for aesthetic perfection, handiwork and style; these are the trademarks of my jewellery collection.' A collection that is steadily conquering the entire world.

Contact: Mrs. Sigrid BRONDEEL, Manager/Business Owner
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.sigridb.com


Leuvensesteenweg 242 - 274, 3190 Bootmeerbeek

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Contact: Mrs. Ann Dockx, Customer Service & Export Manager
Tel: +32 15 837 008
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.pharma-logistics.com


Avenue Louise 367, 1050 Brussels

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Pierstone is an international network of full service law firms recognized by Chambers Europe, one of the leading legal directories, for their quality of service.

With offices in Brussels, London, Prague and Moscow, clients can rely on a team of experts with a strong reputation in their own jurisdictions, and extensive international experience. In co-operation with local counsel we have worked on projects in over 60 countries. We are particularly known for our expertise across the EU, Russia/CIS and the Middle East.

Our Middle Eastern Desk is headed by Yves Delaey, a transactional lawyer specialized in cross border M&A and private equity transactions, who has over ten years experience in the Middle East. Our team advises European clients on their business interests in the MENA region as well as Middle Eastern clients on their inward investments into the EU.

Contact: Mr. Yves A. Delaey, Partner
Tel: +32 2 642 00 14
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.pierstone.com


Rue Louis De Geer 6, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

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Sadepap is a paper trading company located in Louvain-la-Neuve, Brabant Wallon in Belgium.
Being a sister company for paper factories in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, we have built networks in the MENA region.

We supply the printing presses with graphic art paper and we supply the corrugate box factories with Kraft liner / test liner / flute.

We look forward to tighten this bond between European mills and factories in the MENA region.

We are honoured to be part of ABLCC and look forward for new opportunities.

Contact: Mr. Mohanad Zebib, Director
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.sadepap.com


Rue de la Presse 4, 1000 Brussels

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The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) provides halal services throughout Europe. Services include halal certification, education, and ingredient sourcing. HFCE halal certified products are sold in every major country of the world. Our halal certification expertise extends to all industry segments including meat/poultry/seafood, processed foods, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, as well as packaging materials, lubricants, and sanitation chemicals.


Contact: Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Qureshi, Director of Operations
Tel: +32 2 227 11 14 | Fax: +32 2 218 31 41
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.hfce.eu


Chaussée de Bruxelles 378, 1410 Waterloo

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Swallow Tech is a leading provider of high-quality software applications to the international financial marketplace with special emphasis on matching, reconciliation and exception management solutions. Based in the UK and Belgium and trading since 1984, we now have over 200 installations in more than 50 countries, ranging from a single user set-up through to global processing hubs and 400+ concurrent users.

Among our international references, we quote you: BNP Paribas (worldwide contract), ING Bank, Banque Bred, Banque Pictet & cie, Qatar National Bank, GICM, Crédit Agricole (Suisse), Qatar International Islamic Bank and several banks worldwide.

Swallow Tech offers a range of integrated solutions that ensure the highest levels of STP and operational efficiency, whilst minimizing risks and costs:

Contact: Mr. Mohammed Guerbaoui, Sales Director
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.swallowtech.com


Dubai World Central, Dubai - 390667

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Contact: Mrs. Lamia Farrag, Managing Director
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.sixdegreesmea.com


Industrieweg 45, 3980 Tessenderlo

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Macobo is an allround engineering office with offices in Tessenderlo (Belgium) and Dubai takes care of all the necessary engineering aspects of construction projects for property developers, architects, public authorities and the industrial sector.

We offer a complete package of coordinated engineering designs for new buildings, infrastructure- and industrial projects. With our multidisciplinary team of professionals, we make sure that projects run smoothly and cost-effectively with a win-win for all the project partners. With our brand Macolines we produce and focus on high-end 3D drawings for the construction industry.

For more information, check our website: www.macobo.be and www.macolines.com and sign in to our newsletter.

Contact: Mrs. Nathalie Vanderschaeghe, CEO
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Website: www.macobo.be

Economic News

2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index

The Fourth edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), published by INSEAD, assesses the ability of 118 countries to attract and retain talent.

The 2017 report explores the effects of technological change on the competitiveness of talents. It confirms that even though the growing phenomenon of automation has an impact on employment at all levels, technologies are generating new opportunities.

This year, Tunisia has been ranked 77th thus being the first Maghreb country in the ranking.

Tunisia ranks relatively high as regards talent retention and the provision of professional and technical skills and especially the general knowledge of its human resources. However, it ranks low as regards skills development and attraction of talent.

It should be noted that the United Arab Emirates were ranked 19th, Qatar 21st, Saudi Arabia 42nd, Bahrain 47th, Kuwait 57th, Jordan 58th, Oman 59th, Lebanon 62nd, while Egypt ranked in the 88th Position, Morocco's 96th and Algeria's 107th.

Algeria and Belgium sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Maritime and Port Training

Last March, Algeria and Belgium signed, in Brussels, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in Maritime and port training to contribute to the development of skills in those fields.

The agreement was signed by the chief-executive officer of the port services group SERPORT, Mohamed Yassine Hafiane, and the managing director of the Belgian centre for training of executives in the port and maritime fields (APEC), Kristof Waterschoot, on the sidelines of a visit paid by Minister of Public Works and Transport, Boudjemaa Talai to Belgium.

The memorandum of agreement is meant to set up a common framework for the development of cooperation in maritime and port training between SERPORT group and APEC.

Cooperation between SERPORT and APEC will mainly concern exchange of information, trainers, experts and experiences in training on maritime and port trades.

Ambitious project will help make Riyadh among the world’s top 100 cities

Saudi Arabia’ largest entertainment, cultural and sports city will be built over an area of 334 square kilometres. The city, the first of its kind in the world, will also have a major safari area.

This ambitious project falls within Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030 to diversify the sources of national income, boost Saudi economy and create more employment opportunities for young people.

The project aims at boosting the country’s position as an important international centre in attracting foreign investments.

Dubai – the world’s highest building “The Tower”

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The Belgian construction group Besix Group has been awarded the contract for the preliminary works to the construction of the Tower in Dubai, which will be the world’s highest building. Besix is also a candidate for the construction of the tower itself, but no decision has yet been taken.

The Tower is to be built for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and will exceed 1,000 meters in height.

"I am confident that we will succeed, and we must now put our best offer," said Johan Beerlandt, former CEO of Besix Group, who has been replaced on 3 April by Rik Vandenberghe, former CEO of ING Belgium.

Largest European butane tank in Antwerp

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Oiltanking Antwerp Gas Terminal (OTAG) is building a butane tank that will enable Ineos to purchase butane from around the world and store it in large quantities in the port of Antwerp. With this new development Antwerp once more sets itself on the world map for handling of liquid bulk.

Doubling of tank capacity

OTAG is investing more than 100 million euros in new tank storage capacity and a new landing jetty for Ineos. With the construction of a 135,000 m³ butane tank the company will practically double the capacity of its terminal on the Left bank by 2019, to 273,000 m³, thus making it the largest independent gas terminal in North-West Europe.

Emirates Manager Belgium, Becomes Chairman of National Board of Airlines Representatives

image 11Jean-Pierre Martin, Emirates Country Manager Belgium and Luxembourg, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Airlines Representatives (BAR) in Belgium. He is elected by the board of directors for a two-year mandate, until March 1st 2019.

The BAR in Belgium is the local industry representation of 33 regular airlines members. The purpose of the association is to defend the interests of its members for various industry issues including policy, regulation, airport capacity, environment, taxation and charges and interact with various organizations, commissions and authorities which could influence the interests and the development of the BAR members in Belgium.

Jean-Pierre Martin commented: "Aviation is a passion, and I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to be of service to the industry in Belgium. I am very grateful to the Belgian BAR board for my nomination. As a Belgian national and Manager of Emirates in Belux, I have a clear understanding of aviation issues at local level, with regional and international implications, I will ensure to serve the Belgium Board of Airline Representatives as best I can".


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Fairs, Conferences and Exhibitions

4P Jordan Chemex 2017

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The Jordan Chamber of Industry, in collaboration with AFAQ Group for Media, Advertising and Conferences have the pleasure to inform that they will be organizing the 7th Jordan International Industrial Exhibition (4P) in Amman, Jordan from 10 to 13 August 2017.

This exhibition is an annual international trade show and forum specialized in Petrochemicals, Plastic, Packaging and Printing industries. It presents a unique opportunity for exhibitors and buyers to showcase their products and to meet with potential partners.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Damascus International Fair to be held in August


Damascus International Fair, the Syrian economy’s window to the world, is to be held on 17-26 August 2017 for its 59th session.

The first edition of the Fair was held on the first of September in1954 and lasted for a month where the number of visitors exceeded 1.000.000 from 26 Arab and foreign countries. It was extended on a space of 250.000 sq m. A various number of Syrian industrial and commercial enterprises took part in the first edition.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Re-build Syria exhibition

The Re-Build Syria 2017, the 3rd international commercial exhibition specialized in Construction Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology, is to be held on 19-23 September 2017.

Al Bashek est. has firmly established its event as the pioneer international exhibition in Syria to unlock the way for the local & international companies to Syria’s growing market for the one goal of Rehabilitation of the Syrian people and the Rebuilding of the country.

The last two editions were the first successful steps for many years to come. Both events attracted companies from many countries, business delegations and diplomats from different embassies.

ICS Exhibition 2017 – International Ceramic & Sanitary Ware World


Do not miss the ICS Exhibition 2017 – International Ceramic & Sanitary Ware World – “the destination to redefine your comfort” – to be held at the Cairo International Conference Center (CICC) – from 8-11 November 2017.

For the purpose, the exhibition organizer, Climax Creation Group, is offering hotel accommodation, return airfare tickets and shuttle services to five ceramic importing companies.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kuwait Expo for Knowledge Transfer


The Knowledge Transfer Expo KTEXPO, an annual Knowledge economy flagship event, will be held on 6-8 February 2018.

Each year, a new theme is chosen that focuses on a specific knowledge economy applications in the business world. This year, The Expo provides a one-stop marketplace featuring a full range of knowledge based business opportunities and solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, KT&SMEs.

For more information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Chamber News and Recent Activities

Multisectoral Economic Mission to the UAE

12-17 February 2017


On 12 February 2017, HEM Pieter de Crem, Secretary of state for Foreign Trade, accompanied by a 35-member Delegation involving no less than 17 Belgian companies from the three Regions of Belgium and Luxembourg, landed in Dubai in the framework of a Multisectorial Economic Mission to the UAE. The country is the first commercial partner of Belgium in the Gulf region and counts 3500 Belgian residents, the largest community of Belgians in the Middle East.

This trade mission enables us to further strengthen our contacts, to discuss ideas and opportunities, and to deepen our ties.

HEM Pieter De Crem

Important Belgian Companies such as Besix, Tractebel, whose name are known all around the UAE, joined this economic mission leaded by the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce with the support of FIT, BIE, AWEX, the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce, the Embassy of Belgium in the UAE. One must not forget that thanks to their wide range of connections and expertise such companies help put the Belgian potential firmly on the map and thus open up the market for other entrepreneurs.

This Mission was a real opportunity for us to optimaly explore the UAE market for the first time. We gained knowledge in a short period of time.
It was a really rewarding experience as we could establish relations within the UAE.

But also, another quite important point, is that this mission established a strong relationship between members of the Delegation and we could benefit from the experience and advice from other companies within the Delegation.

Finally, the presence of Minister De Crem, combined to the extended network of the ABLCC, was a significant added value as it gave us more credibility and opened-up unexpected doors.

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It is thus no surprise that the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, benefitting from its extensive network and privileged position in the Arab World, took the initiative to bring Belgian companies to explore the UAE market and to go beyond the commonly explored Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Belgian Delegation also got the unique opportunity to get to know better less explored Emirates such as Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaima and Fujairah, which are offering a real potential for SMEs.


For some companies such as Derbigum, manufacturer of building materials, House & Garden, manufacturer of outdoor furniture, and the Law Firm Law Right, this was an opportunity to establish new contacts outside the major commercial centers.

For other companies, such as the Brussels IT company Ad Infinitium Bi, or the Electrical Panels Installations Company P&I bvba , as well as for Advensys Conseil, a Luxembourg accounting and fund investment firm, this was a first introduction to the UAE.

Lunch-Conference with Governor Smets, National Bank of Belgium

15 March 2017


As the National Bank of Belgium’s annual report, an eagerly awaited source of information both in Belgium and abroad since 1851, has been published less than a month ago, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce found it opportune to organize a Lunch-conference on economic perspectives and challenges for Belgium and the Eurozone in 2017.

I know you are a very active Chamber. This Chamber of Commerce is very important, and in a very efficient way, contributes to the excellent relations between Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Arab World.

Governor Jan Smets, National Bank of Belgium (NBB)

And who better than the Governor of the National Bank of Belgium himself, His Excellency Jan Smets, could give us a more valuable insight on the matter?

During his presentation, Governor Smets recalled the importance of trade relations between Belgium and the Arab world stressing that this area is an important trade partner for Belgium with exports to Arab countries accounting for more than 3% of Belgian exports globally.


Governor Smets continued his analysis by giving the audience further insights on economic projections for the Eurozone and Belgium and how economic growth could be reinforced. He also drew attention to the fact that the world economy is growing and that it will grow a little bit more this year than last year.

This event was also a great occasion for the participants to meet face-to-face with our expert and to expand their network as it gathered around 80 people among which 25 Ambassadors and representatives from Arab Embassies.

Belgian Social Security System

28 March 2017


On 28 March 2017, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Group S and Symbio, had the pleasure to invite Representatives of Arab Embassies in Belgium to a seminar on Social Security and health insurance at LE CHATELAIN BOUTIQUE HOTEL.

The event, with no less than 38 registered participants, proved very successful and served as a first step to help attendees better understand the Belgian Social Security System thanks to leading experts in their field!

This event proved a success as the number of registrations outreached the initial target number of participants! We were even pleased to welcome guests from the State of Kuwait, who came especially to take part to this event!

After the Seminar, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Group S, and Symbio, cordially invited the attendees to share a meal, which was an ideal opportunity to meet and exchange views with the various experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tunisia the way forward

20 April 2017


The seminar “Tunisia, the way forward”, jointly organized by the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and FIPA Tunisia for the Benelux, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (CBL-ACP), and with the support of the Tunisian Embassy in Belgium and Tunisair, was a great opportunity for the participants to get a complete overview about business & investment opportunities in Tunisia as well as to meet face-to-face with the various representatives of the Tunisian Delegation.

On this occasion, we had the immense privilege to welcome as our guests of honour, H.E.M. Abdellatif Hmam, State Secretary for Trade, and H.E. Mrs. Cécile Jodogne, State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region, in charge of Foreign Trade.

The conference, which had pragmatic objectives, aimed at presenting the strategy, laid out in the 2016-2020 Development Plan, and its numerous projects in key sectors designed to strengthen the economy as well as to create a business-friendly environment for all kind of investments.

Indeed, with its diversified and market-oriented economy, Tunisia has long been cited as an example of success in Africa and the Middle East and despite a difficult context in the past few years, Tunisia still remains an attractive and Dynamic market!

The attendance of both Ministers to the seminar, which shows clear evidence of their commitment to further deepening bilateral relations between the two countries, was highly appreciated by all the participants who numbered around 90.

image022Interactive interview moderated by Mrs. Evelien STAELENS

All participants also appreciated the fact that they could benefit from interesting advices and tips for the success of their project thanks to the experience of the managers of three companies active in Tunisia (Mr. Didier Leclercq, CEO, Magesco/ Mr. Marcel Metz, Sales Manager Africa, CMI - Cockerill Maintenance et Ingénierie/ Mr. Mohammed Guerbaoui, Sales Director, Swallow Tech) in the course of an interactive interview moderated by Mrs. Evelien STAELENS, Area Manager Middle East & North Africa at Flanders Investment and Trade.

To bring to a close this interesting seminar, the participants had the opportunity to establish contacts and exchange their business cards during a networking buffet where they also had the chance to exchange with both Ministers.

Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Economic Forum: “The GCC: one of the world’s fastest growing region…”

10 May 2017


Rapidly growing economies, strategic location, new diversification plans, economic and political stability, primary destination for investors and entrepreneurs seeking to establish operations in the MENA Region… These are some of the many assets that make the GCC one of the best Economic and Trade Partners.

Given the multiple assets of GCC countries, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce has decided to dedicate to the GCC market its traditional Economic Forum, organized for the 11th consecutive year on 10 May 2017 in BNP Paribas Fortis sumptuous premises.

To that purpose, the ABLCC invited an interesting panel of local and international experts to share insights, knowledge, and know-how with a view to give the audience all necessary tools to fully benefit from the advantages and opportunities offered by the GCC!

After a welcome note by Mr. Peter Pollaert, Head Cash Management and Global Trade Solutions at BNP Paribas Fortis, and Mr. Qaisar Hijazin, Secretary General of the ABLCC, Mr. Peter Young, Deputy Head of Unit, South Mediterranean and Middle East, DG Trade at the European Commission, Started the panel “Aspect of protocol and business practices in the GCC” inviting us to grasp the reality behind this year’s theme. Mr. Young gave the audience an overview of the strong trade relationship between the EU and the GCC, highlighting the fact that “the EU is GCC's first trading partner, accounting for 16.6% of GCC total trade”. The GCC is the fourth export market of the EU with 5.7% of its exports going to the GCC.

Mr. Fahad Al-Jaimaz, Counsellor at the Embassy of Kuwait, then took the floor to present the Biggest projects under the new development plan 2015-2020. “The State of Kuwait is currently in the midst of its second mega economic development plan, which includes investments of over USD 103 billion in projects related to oil, gas, electricity, water, housing, health, education, transport, communications, tourism, and the environment”.


HEM Mohamed Issa Abushahab, Ambassador of the UAE, in turn, presented business opportunities in the UAE for Belgian and Luxembourg companies, pointing up to the fact that the EU was UAE's top trading partner in 2015 with a total trade value of USD 67 billion. “Strengthening trade relations, expanding Investments, and improving climate for doing business are UAE's trade objectives in a nutshell. He then made the audience more familiar with the Dubai 2020 event.

After a short film focusing on Bahrain and its blooming market, Mr. Nabil Jijakli, Deputy CEO at Credendo Group, gave the participants an International economic outlook and reviewed what would be the major risks for the future.

After these interesting presentations, the participants had the chance to take part to an interactive double interview “success stories and history of doing business in the GCC / Belgium / Luxembourg” moderated by Mr. Fouad Trad, CEO at Byblos Bank Europe. Mr. Trad skillfully guided through this interview Mr. Fadel Al Faraj, Managing Director at Kuwait Petroleum, and Mr. Ghassan Ejjeh, Senior Vice President at Besix. Both of them shared their success stories along with their perspective on doing business with Europe and the Arab world respectively.

Their well-founded observations along with their sound advice have been highly appreciated by the attendees.


As usual, this Major event brought together decision makers, government officials, Arab Ambassadors accredited to Brussels, Arab diplomats, the ABLCC board members, Belgian Foreign Trade Agencies, business executives, investors, and professional organizations from Belgium, Luxembourg, the EU, and Arab countries and was once was once again a suitable place to meet and exchange on current issues without any taboos.

To complete such an interesting afternoon, the participants had the opportunity to establish contacts during a networking cocktail, which was an ideal opportunity to meet and exchange views with the various experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

2nd Annual Iraqi – European Business and Investment Forum

17-18 May 2017


The ABLCC actively took part to the “2nd Annual Iraqi – European Business & Investment Forum” organized by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Development in Athens.

This “2nd Annual Iraqi-European Forum” was under the auspices of the President of Iraq, the Ministries of Economy and Development and of Foreign Affairs of Greece, the Union of Arab Chambers and the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Commerce, with the contribution and support of Baghdad Chamber of Commerce along with the Representation of the European Commission in Greece, Al-Bilad Bank of Iraq and the Arab-European Joint Chambers as supporting organizations.


The three sessions started with “Iraq’s Investment Opportunities”, which were presented by highlevel Iraqi speakers, followed by “Iraq’s Oil, Gas and Sustainable Energy Sectors” and the third session on “Potential for Infrastructure Projects in Iraq”, which was moderated by Mr. Qaisar Hijazin, Secretary General of the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

The last two sessions were presented by high-level Iraqi, Greek and European speakers, outlining the potential of these sectors in light of the fact that Iraq is heading towards a new era of security, stability and reconstruction.

It is worth mentioning that the participants in this Forum exceeded in number the ones in the previous Iraqi Forum that was held back in April 2016.


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Upcoming Events

Doing Business With Arab Countries: Theory & Practice


Where? Antwerp
When? 04 October 2017

On 04 October 2017, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with SGS Belgium NV, is organizing its annual seminar “Doing business with Arab countries: Theory and Practice” which, this year, will be focusing on ALGERIA.

This Seminar is to be held in the premises of SGS (87, Noorderlaan – 2030 Antwerp).

Look for more detailed information on OUR WEBSITE soon!



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Business Proposals

International Company for Salt (ICS)

We have the pleasure to introduce to you the International Company for Salt (ICS), an Egyptian company actively working in the extraction of high purity Rock Salt (99% Sodium Chloride) from its Quarry in Siwa, Egypt.

The Siwa Quarry is fully authorized for export and the annual production capacity is 1.5 Mil. Tons. The current monthly delivery capacity: FOB 50.000 – 60.000 tons.

For further information, please find below the contact details of the company:

Mr. Mostafa Helaly
International Company for Salt
150 El Remaya City, El-Haram, Giza, Egypt
Tel: +2012 2007 9998 / +2011 5117 9797
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Talas Trading Company

We have the pleasure to introduce Talas Trading Company, an Egyptian importer, exporter and distributor of food stuff and beverage, from all parts of the world to many destinations in the Middle East & many other destinations worldwide. Talas Trading Company guarantees a professional service and efficient management of products.

Talas Trading Co. is looking for a dealer/representative in the Belgian market.

For more information, please find below the contact details of the Company:

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Tel: +322 647 3227

Interested in tenders or Business proposals?

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