The Belgian Canadian Business Chamber together with the Canadian International Council (CIC) and the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) brought together numerous experts to for a session on “It’s all about CETA” on May 18th, 2018
Pasquale Madonna, senior consultant, Trade & Customs practice KPMG led off with an update on increased second -generation, public-sector contract deals under CETA. In the past, sales of goods, projects and services to all three levels of government were subject to local content rules that discouraged or excluded foreign bidders. CETA has eliminated most of those barriers. Smaller contracts are still set aside for local suppliers.
The Belgians In Canada series allows BCBC (Belgian Canadian Business Chamber) members to share the key elements of their success.
In addition to the immediate benefits of the presentation, the goal is to foster an exchange of ideas and mutually-beneficial assistance between Belgian organizations.
Presenting: “Belgian Treasurers Entrepreneurs” Date: TBA
Belgians In Canada’s speakers will share their business stories, challenges and adventures. They will also provide advice and tips to those interested in being entrepreneurs, especially in the business of Belgian products! Continue reading
The Belgian, British and Dutch chambers kindly invite you to our first Royal Afternoon Tea at the Windsor Arms. Did you know that multiple European royals have their birthdays in the month of April?
In order to celebrate those birthdays the Belgian, British and Dutch chamber come together for an elegant afternoon of indulgence of tea. There will be a variety of teas, both savoury and sweet bites as well as a glass of sparkling wine. Click here for our Afternoon tea menu
So let’s celebrate the birthdays of King Philippe (Filip), Queen Elizabeth, and King Willem Alexander at the Windsor Arms Hotel.
Registration for this event is $60. Everyone is welcome to register ~ click here.
Date / time: April 27th, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St. Thomas Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E7
BCBC Vice-Presidents André van der Heyden & Christian Frayssignes with Their Majesties King Philippe & Queen Mathilde of Belgium; The Honourable Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research, Innovationan and Science; and His Excellency Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited Toronto during an historic State Visit to Canada. Amidst the Centennial Celebrations of key battles of the Great War which laid the groundwork for a lasting relationship between Canada and Belgium, Their Majesties are leading a delegation of nearly 200 of Belgium’s senior political, business, and academic figures on a visit which started in Ottawa before heading to Toronto, and finishing in Montreal. After visiting with Ontario dignitaries at Queen’s Park, Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science hosted the delegation at MaRS, with a showcase of some of the incubator’s Rising Stars, followed by a networking luncheon and several presentations.
Their Majesties visiting the Showcase at MaRS
Queen Mathilde also received a tour of nearby SickKids Hospital from Dr. Luc Mertens, Head of Pediatric Echocardiography and long-time member of the BCBC.
Dear Members and Friends,
As we start off 2018, I have the pleasure to share with you the highlights of a very busy and successful 2017 for the BCBC. For the third year in a row, we have held a significant number of high-caliber events, and have continued to build on new initiatives to serve you better.
We have continued to seek out new partnerships adding Nourish Food Marketing and the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) to our repertoire of partners, and we continue to explore several exciting opportunities. We have also engaged in a number of activities with our various partners this year, including supporting Brussels Airlines in the inaugural North American edition of their Bike 4 Africa charity fundraiser. Please visit our website to find out the great benefits these partnerships can offer you. Continue reading
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and friends throughout the Belgian community in the GTA, our 3rd Annual Saint Nicolas Fundraiser benefiting the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) was a great success. For the third year in a row, we’ve managed to beat our previous year’s record, raising $1800 for SickKids Foundation. The continued success of this annual fundraiser is thanks to the participation of our friends and the generous donations from our sponsors!
“Because of the support SickKids receives from this event and community initiatives like it, important advances have been made in child health research, new life-saving medical equipment has been purchased for our clinics and operating rooms, and our young patients continue to receive the best care that science, technology, and compassion have to offer.” Brianne Fodey, SickKids Foundation
Please accept our deepest gratitude.
BCBC Organizing Team
Civic Theatres Toronto, Le Papillon on Front Restaurant, Hot House Restaurant and Bar, Théâtre Français de Toronto, OWIT, Hemingway’s Restaurant and Patio, Whitehouse Meats, Nadège Cédras Events & Gifts, Leo Baduria Artisan Baker.
Click here to see all pictures of Saint Nicolas 2017: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MMRzC1qVqrDcJtlB3
Join us for a reception and to watch “Belgica
” – the Belgian film at the European Union Film Festival. Belgica
is the story of two brothers: charismatic and temperamental Frank – a husband, father, and incurable womaniser – and his ambitious younger brother Jo, who owns a bar called Belgica. They become business partners and quickly Belgica becomes the place to be for great music, beautiful people, and debauched fun – until they learn that running a business is more complicated than they realised (note: they should have joined the BCBC for advise…), and their relationships and personal lives suffer.
Saturday November 11, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
We will start at Birreria Volo (612 College Street) then go to the Royal Cinema.
Cost: $30 BCBC Members, $45 Non-Members.
Tickets include: appetizers, 1 drink, and VIP entrance to the film. Register here