BRUSSELS FOOD FAIR
Salon de l’Alimentation
The biggest covered market in Belgium
13 – 21 October 2018 ~ https://www.salonalimentation.be
Meet more than 115,000 buyers !
The 89th edition of the « Salon de l’Alimentation » is a big covered
market with restaurants, where small craftsmen’s work meets
products entertainment !
Salon de l’Alimentation is a large exhibition representing multiple
Gastronomy (restaurants, bars, food trucks, traditional booths,…)
Fashion, jewelry, beauty products,…
Home decoration and living
Craftsmen’s from all over the world (Senegal, Japan, Morocco, Vietnam,…)
Demonstration (championship of apprentice bakers, cooking shows,…)
9 days including 2 weekends – no conflict with the school holidays
National Fair with a strong media plan: radio, daily press, free
Salon de l’Alimentation > facts :
This popular national event held in Brussels welcomed:
115,000 visitors in 9 days (2017)
280 Belgian and foreign exhibitors
35,000 sqm of exhibition space – 4 halls
Average purchase of 80€/visitor
Target group: (shoppers who want to discover and test new artisanal products)
Couples and groups of 50+ weekdays
Families on the weekends
“Two of the world’s premier teams face off on Tuesday in the 2018 World Cup semifinals as Belgium and France meet at 2 p.m. ET. It’s just the third time these two squads have met in a World Cup. France won a 1986 meeting on penalty kicks and cruised 3-1 way back in 1938. Belgium won a 4-3 friendly in 2015, the last time these nations met on the pitch. The winner heads to the 2018 World Cup final on July 15. France is the 2018 World Cup favorite to win it all at 2-1 odds, while Belgium is the second-biggest favorite at 5-2.”
But we know who’s going to win, right?
Join us on Tuesday July 10th at 2 pm at Le Petit Dejeuner (191 King Street East, Toronto, ON)
Go Red Devils Go!!!!
Yeah we finished first in Group G!
Let’s cheer for the Red Devils on Monday July 2nd at the Football Factory. No fee to attend, you pay whatever you consume, just RSVP so we know how many chairs to keep.
Go Red Devils Go!
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.
The Belgian Monarchy has released a website dedicated to information on their upcoming State Visit to Canada in mid-March. Aside from details on the program, available information includes information on the participants, the activities and economic information on Belgium and trade with Canada.
The Governor General of Canada has announced a visit by Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians this coming March. In addition to Their Majesties and several Ministers of the Belgian Federal Government, a number of senior executives representing a variety of Belgian companies with activities in Canada will be in attendance. We’re pleased to be working with the Belgian Diplomatic Corps to organize various activities during this visit, of which we will be posting details on our website.
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