BCBC’s National Day Celebration


The most important day of the year!

Join us this July 23rd for a bbq and traditional Belgian beers.

Time & Place: 5:30 – 9:30 pm. Patio of the Novotel Hotel (45 The Esplanade, Toronto).   Cost: $20 BCBC and European Chamber Members, $30 Non-Members, $10 Kids (4-12 years old).

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TriNations – a complete success!!


Thank you for joining us!! with almost 100 guests BCBC celebrated the first TriNations Networking event with the Dutch and Swiss chambers of commerce.

Andre Van Der Heyden, VP of the BCBC, Ernst Notz, President of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Tom A Vandeloo, President of the Canadian Netherlands Business and Professionals Association said a few words of our chambers invited them to participate more – attending events and promoting our cause. Jan Craps, VP Sales Canada of AB InBev Labatt gave a small presentation of the company, the brand, and the variety of beers they have to our thirsty guests.

Special thanks to our sponsor AB InBev Labatt for exquisite Belgian beer, Stella Artois cuff links for everyone, and the fun Stella pouring competition and prizes!

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Brussels – the ideal test market

“Brussels is the ideal test market, because of its internationalization, as proved by Coca-Cola and H&M” Johan Casaer, Consul of Belgium in Toronto at the 2nd Business with Belgium Trade & Investment Seminar featuring the Brussels region.

On May 1, we heard from from prominent speakers from Brussels Invest & Export – Vancouver, the City of Toronto, Baker & McKenzie LLP, and Deloitte about the similarities Brussels & Toronto have; and how Belgium has similar tax jurisdictions to the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Ireland, and Luxembourg but without the negative media.


You can find their presentations here: Faisal Hadibhai Doing business in Belgium – Tax considerations and incentives, Deloitte; Alicia Bulwik, City of Toronto – Why Toronto Alicia Bulwik 2013 Belgium Chamber; and Bart Schobben, Brussels – Springboard for Europe Invest in Brussels.

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We’d like to thank our Presenting Sponsors & Supporters:

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