The Case for Doing Business in Belgium

WNG Business Seminar and Networking Reception

Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) and the Embassy of Belgium for "Doing Business in Belgium," a seminar featuring two panels of experts, who will examine the current business and economic conditions in Belgium and highlight investment and export opportunities in this important market. Presentations and prepared collateral materials will provide attendees with actionable advice and specific recommendations companies can use to pursue business in Belgium. A networking reception, featuring Belgian beers and chocolates follows. 

Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Arlington Economic Development
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1500
Arlington, VA 22201
Fee: $20 Early Bird Rate
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: WNG Office
Phone: 202-455-4504
Email: [email protected]


Who Should Attend:

International business executives and trade policy professionals, economic development and investment promotion professionals; site selectors; members of the diplomatic community; multilateral bank professionals; government sector policy professionals; legal, audit and consulting professionals with explicit international practices; political and economic risk analysts; and the international media.

Panel 1: Transatlantic Trade and Investment - Current Challenges

Topics covered: Brexit; Tariffs; G7; Trade with Europe; Trade outside of Europe; Rules of the Game in Belgium in 5 years; Transatlantic Issues; What is coming on the horizon: trends and policy changes.

Panelists include:

  • H.E Dirk Wouters - Embassy of Belgium - Ambassador
  • Marjorie Chorlins - U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Vice President, European Affairs
  • Ellen House - U.S. Department of Commerce - Director (Acting), Western & Northern Europe
  • Cynthia Bunton - WNG International Roundtable - Chair & Panel Moderator

Panel 2: Trade and Investment Opportunities in Belgium

Topics covered: How Belgium stands out; Business-friendly tax benefits; Initial Steps in establishing operations in Belgium; Marketing to Europeans/Belgians and cultural translation; Why Belgium and who can help me get started?


  •  John Lindekens - Brussels Airlines - Vice President of North America
  • Brad Considine - Baltimore Aircoil Company (Amsted Industries) - Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
  • Jean-Charles van Heurck - Ernst & Young Belgian Tax Desk - Sr. International Tax Manager
  • Cameron Heffernan- Mach Media - Director of North America & Panel Moderator

Also invited to attend are representatives from:

  • Brussels Invest and Export
  • Flanders Investment & Trade
  • Invest in Wallonia

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