BCBC members get members’ discounts to all events hosted by EUCCAN and EUCCAN Member Organizations:

October – December 2018

Business with Belgium – General Data Protection Regulation GDPR
Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

With the GDPR now in full effect and the ePrivacy regulation on track for 2019, this panel will discuss how Canadian companies need to comply and will also explore themes like cybersecurity, consent and email marketing. Going beyond the legal requirements, these experts will also assess how EU and Canadian privacy laws compare.

In this session of BCBC’s Business with Belgium Trade and Investment Seminar Series, we are pleased to invite you to learn about a topic which concerns all Europeans ~ GDPR.

BWB_FinalBCBC’s Business with Belgium Trade and Investment Seminars offer practical advice on the growing opportunities in Belgium and the European Union, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed. 

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Thursday, October 18th, 2018 ~  Tickets $25 Members of all European Chambers / $40 Non-Members. Networking reception included.

At KPMG LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON M5H 2S5

Presentations by:  (in alphabetical order)

Carlo Caputi, Managing Director – Principal Consultant at JP Reis and Invictus Technologies
Donald Johnston, Partner, Aird & Berlis / Honorary Consul for Belgium in Ontario
Sylvia Kingsmill, Partner and the National Leader of the Privacy, Regulatory & Information Management, KPMG Canada
Derek A. Lakey, CIPM, Global Data & Privacy Compliance
André van der Heyden, VP and COO, Belgian Canadian Buisness Chamber


Cristina Onosé, CIPP/C, Director Government Relations at Canadian Marketing Association and EUCCAN Board Director

Get your tickets here (tickets are limited)

Presenting Sponsors:

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With the support of:

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Background information: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights stipulates that EU citizens have the right to the protection of their personal data.

The data protection package adopted in May 2016 aims at making Europe fit for the digital age. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU and regardless of where their data is processed.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR refers to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

The regulation is an essential step to strengthen individuals’ fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by clarifying rules for companies and public bodies in the digital single market.

The regulation entered into force on 24 May 2016 and applies since 25 May 2018.

Frites Night Oct 30
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Monthly Event of the Belgian Community

Frites Night is a monthly event organized by the Belgian Community that is open to all, that allows you to network in a relaxed atmosphere, meet new people, or just have a good time with friends!

We’re looking forward to have amazing food & beer with you!

  • Tuesday Oct 30, 2018
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Please register – The event is free, but this gives us an idea how many people to expect!


Each month Frites Night gives you the chance to win prizes through its many partners, such as Tickets for concerts & various plays | Belgian beers | Dinner at a restaurant, Belgian chocolate | Free event & membership at the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber | etc.

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Saint Nicolas Fundraiser
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our 4th annual Saint Nicolas Fundraiser supporting the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). We are pleased to once again team up with our dear friend and member Dr. Luc Mertens, head of the Echo Station and Cardiac Services. This initiative will contribute to important advances in child health research.proceeds

Thursday December 6, 2018 from 6 to 9 PM at the Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd, in Toronto.


Save the date! ~ Tickets will be on sale soon ~


Thanks to all who joined us the last few years, we collected and donated $2,000+  to the Labatt Family Heart Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Below a picture of the BCBC giving the big cheque!

Fund Raising Event for Sick Kids Hospital Nov.24th 2015 (24)





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