Multi-sector Economic Mission (05-09/12/2016) in Hanoi and Hochiminh City

Multi-sector Economic Mission (05-09/12/2016) in Hanoi and Hochiminh City

Brussels Invest & Export Vietnam- BIE in cooperation with Flanders Investment & Trade- FIT will organize a multi-sector Economic Mission to Vietnam from 05 to 09 December 2016. FIT will focus on agro industry and BIE will target to infrastructure development. There will be seminar on these respective subjects in Hochiminh City and Hanoi. Brussels companies should not miss the chance to set up contact with local decision makers, authorities and partners for potential projects.

Contact Days for Vietnam in Brussels (27-30/06/2016)

Contact Days for Vietnam in Brussels (27-30/06/2016)

Mrs. Tran Thi Hien, Economic and Commercial Attache in charge of Vietnam will be in Brussels from 27 to 30 June 2016 for Contact Days and would be pleased to meet Brussels companies for updates of Vietnamese market and tailored support of your business in the country. To reserve your meeting, please register via:

Brussels Networking Dinner (12/05/2016)

Brussels Networking Dinner

On 12 May 2016, on the occasion of the visit of Mrs. Bénédicte Wilders, the Chief Executive Director of Brussels Invest & Export, The Ambassador of Belgium, Mrs. Jehanne Roccas,
in collaboration with the office of Brussels Invest & Export organized a "Brussels Networking Dinner" where information on tourism and investment in Brussels was exchanged.
Brussels Networking Dinner
Speech of Bénédicte WILDERS, Chief Executive Director of Brussels Invest & Export
Distinguished guests,
Dear colleagues and friends,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As the Director of Brussels Invest & Export, I'm particularly honored and impressed to meet you all tonight, in such a marvelous spot… and I want to thank you all for your attendance and also to thank HEMrs the Ambassador and my colleagues of BI&E for the organization of that friendly evening.
As it sounds, Brussels Invest & Export is the organism in charge of helping Brussels companies to internationalize their business and of detecting, attracting and above all of accompanying foreign investors in Brussels, the capital of 500 millions European citizens…
That means a market of 500millions consumers.
That means also that Brussels is the center of a young, skillful, multilingual manpower, with lots of consultants and experts in financial, legal, IT or greenbuilding technologies.  With lots of universities, high schools and research centers too.  They work together with enterprises, of course, but they also welcome foreign students each year, and I hope more and more Vietnamese students in the coming years !
But if Brussels is the capital of the European Union and the seat of about 2.000 international organizations, it's also because Brussels is, for so many centuries, in the center of the crossroad of several civilizations.
All those influences are in the metropole… Inhabitants and tourists can read it on each wall in the rich and diverse architecture of the city, in so many language expressions, in the artistic heritage or contemporary creations… as well as in the diversity of the shopping streets.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I know you are asking yourself… and willing to ask me : what about the safety ???  What about the climate for companies and tourists in Brussels ?
The business isn't really impacted by the caution nor the fear of the people : for example, the SEA FOOD fair at the end of April counted only 5 percent of visitors less than last year.  The Brussels Government, together with the Federal Government, is enforcing a package of measures to help the Brussels and the Belgian enterprises to stay as reliable and performant as they use to be. Last but not least, our incubator for foreign investors is full.  But we remain very concerned and proactive to protect the citizens, businessmen and visitors in Brussels and Belgium.
Nowadays, after the attacks of March 22nd, the life goes on in our capital, 80 % of the airport capacity is recovered and all the public transports work.  The security has always been a concern for the Belgian authorities, as the Ambassador explained just before me.  The only difference, now, is that the security is strengthened…strengthened, but without any lock down !.  Thanks to those measures, all the public events remain on the agenda (see :…  And the Brussels inhabitants are confident : for example, the great yearly Brussels "regional feast" called "Iris Feast" gathered more than 150.000 people during the last week-end in the Park of Brussels and in the heart of the capital with, amongst other events, the largest meeting of foodtrucks ever seen in Europe !  And the worldwide famous piano competition "ConcoursReine Elisabeth" is running just for the moment in prestigious concert halls Flagey and Bozar !
The program for the coming summer in Brussels is as rich as every year : I will just name some typical highlights as the Ommegang, the flower carpet on the marvelous Grand-Place, the Zinneke Parade, the gastronomy festival Eat!Brussels in September and lots of summer music or film festivals !
Last but not least, I want to mention our new museums : after the famous Magritte museum open a few years ago, the ADAM (art and design museum near the Atomium) is brand new, the MIMA (for "Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art") in a former brewery near the Canal is already a must…  And I give you a date for the opening of the new House of the European History in November !
I thank you for your interest and your friendship !
And I'm really looking forward to seeing you in Brussels !!!

Belgian Happy Hour in MEDICA, Düsseldorf, Germany

Belgian Happy Hour in MEDICA, Düsseldorf, Germany

The MEDICA is the world's largest medical marketplace annually organized in November in Düsseldorf, Germany. This year, it opens from 12 to 15 November and about 80 Belgian companies of worldwide recognized technologies and know-how are proud to participate this event.   
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Belgian Happy Hour in the MEDICA, Hall 17, stand 17D42 on 13/11/2014 from 5:00 to 6:30. You can extend the contacts in a more informal and friendly with Belgian most special beers around. If you visit MEDICA 2014, please join us and do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information.

The first Belgian Beer Festival in Hanoi

The first Belgian Beer Festival in Hanoi

Get the chance to taste different Belgian beers, learn about Belgium and Belgian beer and have fun with friends and family.


Discover the beer making process, what makes Belgian beers so special, and participate in Belgian games and other activities.

3 Free Beers included !

Friday 03/10/2014, starting at 18h00

Venue: American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Str., Hanoi

Ticket: 250.000 VND before 27/9/2014,
300.000 VND after 27/9/2014. or at the door.


Ticket sale points
Contact person
My Way
Mr. Đỗ Trần Đông
Mobile: 0909 75 1080
My Way Cafe: 51 Xuân Diệu, Tây Hồ & 24T2 Hoàng Đạo Thúy, Cầu Giấy.
My Way Seafood: 24 Nguyễn Gia Thiều, Hoàn Kiếm & 17T3 Hoàng Đạo Thúy, Cầu Giấy.
Beer Plaza
Mr. Đặng Công Huy
Mobile:  0945663338
BEERPLAZA : 198 Thái Hà, Đống Đa, Hà Nội, 
Tel: 043 7833 147
Mrs Hạnh
Mobile: 0916163981
SBB Vietnam Trading Co.,ltd. : 66 Nguyên Hồng, Đống Đa, Hà Nội
Tel: 04 3773 9510
Embassy of Belgium
Mrs Sophie Damme
Embassy of Belgium: 9th floor, Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Hanoi Tel: 04.3934.6179
Ms Nguyễn Thị Thùy Linh
Boydens Co. : 14th floor, Geleximco building, 36 Hoang Cau, Hanoi.
Mobile: 097 467 7754  Tel: 043 5190808


Hotline : 09.7467.7754   04.3519.0808



Annual report UIA: Brussels placed second in 2013 for the fifth year in row

For the fifth year in a row, Brussels has held on to its position as the number one conference venue in Europe, and the second in the World! This result confirms our position as leader on the world of international conferences for associations.

According to the annual statistics of the UIA (Union of International Associations), the Brussels Capital Region once again consolidated its leading position in 2013 by hosting 436 conferences, equivalent to 4,1% of the global market. This takes Brussels into second place behind Singapore (994) and ahead of Vienna (318), Seoul (242) and Tokyo (228).
That's not the end of the good news for Brussels and its conferences. The ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) has also released its 2013 figures for worldwide conference destinations, and Brussels is in the top 15, with 111 events. With the growing competition of other countries, the ICCA's results are incredibly important for Europe's capital.
Despite the unfavorable economic situation of 2013 Brussels has succeeded to maintain the total of all nights and meetings, and this on a high level.
Major growth for the Meetings Industry
These figures prove that Brussels is enjoying fantastic growth as a destination for conferences. A number of different factors come together to help the city's positive image and enable our capital to welcome organizations and associations. As host town for numerous international associations the city of Brussels has a number of seats in constant evolution, a great diversity and an infrastructural development with openings of new hotels and venues. The Brussels Convention Bureau offers a whole array of services to help make sure that conferences, meetings and different events run smoothly. This includes organization for welcoming visitors, customized assistance and pre-bookings for a successful outcome for any event.

Brussels Best Exporters 2013

Brussels Best Exporters 2013

On February 18th, 2014 the Brussels Best Exporters prizes were awarded by Brussels Invest & Export and BECI.These export awards reward Brussels-based companies that have achieved particular success in foreign markets
  • Winner in the "goods" category : Numeca International
    Founded by Professor Charles Hirsch in 1992, Numeca develops fluid mechanics simulation and design software, at the cutting edge of technological innovation.
  • Winner in the "services" category : Telelingua International
    Telelingua is a multilingual technical translation company, founded in Brussels in 1985. It has subsidiaries in France, the United States, Germany and China. 70% of its turnover comes from export.
Numeca and Telelingua have succeeded Maille France, a haute couture lingerie company, and the design engineering company 3E, which specialises in renewable energy and energy efficiency, the two prizewinners from 2012.
Two other companies were also nominated in each category :

Joint Economic Commission Belgium-Vietnam

The Second Joint Economic Commission Belgium-Vietnam taking place from  14-15 October 2013 in Hanoi to make an overview of all ongoing Belgian ODA and investment projects with Vietnam.

Vietnam Trade Mission to France - Belgium - Holland - Germany - Italia

The Vietnam trade mission organising by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry is planned to be from 15 to 26 October 2013.

EU mission for Green Growth to Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand, 12-16 November 2013

The mission will be headed by the EU Vice President Tajani, accompanied by companies and business federations of the EU countries including Belgium.