As we start off 2019, I have the pleasure to share with you the highlights of a very busy and successful 2018 for the BCBC. For the fourth 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.
For the second year in a row, we opened our “events season” with a “Wine & Food with the Belgians”, hosted by our friends at Dentons. This is a great opportunity to not only take care of your membership, but to also have a great time with your friends from the BCBC community and exploring different wines and cheeses. We will be hosting such an event again this January 24th, and I look forward to seeing each and every one of you there. This year’s Guest of Honour will be the Ambassador’s wife, Ms. Kathleen Billen, author of “.be our guest – the ambassadors of Belgian hospitality”, which highlights Belgium’s exquisite gastronomic products and features recipes from Michelin-starred Belgian chefs!
The Embassy of Canada to Belgium and Luxembourg is hiring an Investment Officer. This is an excellent opportunity to build, maintain and develop a strong pipeline and network of new investment leads into Canada from the Benelux region. Deadline to apply is Feb 2, 2019. Details in the link:http://wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=%202684&
On November 16 at the KPMG offices at 333 Bay Street the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber hostedseminar on the recently announced European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In his opening remarks, Christian Frayssignes, vice-president of the Canadian Belgian Canadian Business Chamber (CBBC)reported that in the first year of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the 28-member European Union,Canadian exports increased 3.3 -per cent imports rose 12.5 per cent.
André van der Heyden, CBBC vice-president and COO also remindedthe audience that Brussels is the de facto capital of Europe being the home for several major European Union governing bodies as well as the ideal entry point for goods to reach more than half of the EU’s 510 million consumers. Continue reading →
Do you need a new passport in the coming months and do you wish to have your biometric data taken in during a visit from the Flying Kit in Toronto on 7 and 8 November 2018? This link will explain you how to proceed.
Hebt u in de volgende maanden een nieuw paspoort nodig en wenst u uw biometrische gegevens te laten opnemen tijdens het bezoek van de Flying Kit in Toronto op 7 en 8 november 2018? U vindt de procedure in deze link.
Vous avez besoin d’un nouveau passeport dans les mois à venir ? Il vous est possible de faire enregistrer vos données biométriques lors de la visite du « flying kit » à Toronto les 7 et 8 novembre 2018? Toutes les informations sont disponibles dans ce lien.
Francophonie en Fête unveils its program for our Annual Francophone Music Festival which runs Sept 20-29 2018. The 13th edition of the Francophonie en Fête Festival is a week-long celebration including two full weekends of the francophone diversity that Toronto enjoys, brought together on stages across Toronto in a series of free and paid concerts. Through the Festival period an in-school educational program will be delivered to French-language schools across Toronto.
David Goffin will be playing in the Rogers Cup alongside the best tennis players in the world.
Great news – David is scheduled to play Canadian, Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Monday night!
This will be a packed house so David will need all the support he can get!
Tennis Canada would like to extend an invitation to the Belgian community in Toronto and area to allow an opportunity to see him play live and fill the stadium for his match via a discounted ticket program.
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
press,… Continue reading →
PRESS RELEASE Ontario Teachers’ CEO Ron Mock honoured by the Kingdom of Belgium June 14, 2018
(L to R): Belgian Ambassador Raoul Delcorde and Ontario Teachers’ CEO, Ron Mock
TORONTO – We are pleased to announce that Ron Mock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’), was today presented with Belgium’s Commander of the Order of the Crown, one of the highest distinctions in the national orders of the Kingdom of Belgium.