Business with Belgium: Trade & Investment Seminar October 25

The Belgian Canadian Business Chamber is pleased to announce a three-part series that will explore the growing opportunities in Belgium, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed.

The first seminar will discuss the opportunities in Flanders for Canadian companies, Canadian resources for Europeans coming to Canada, and practical advice from leading global law and accounting firms.

  • Official Welcome , Johan Casaer, Consul of Belgium in Toronto on behalf of His Excellency Bruno van der Pluijm, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada
  • Mieke Pynnaert, Flanders Investment & Trade – Why Flanders is attractive for Canadian investors
  • Bill Macheras, Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada – “Belgian opportunities and growth sectors for Canadian companies”
  • David Bunn, Deloitte- Expanding Abroad:  Belgium as a holding, financing or operating jurisdiction.”
  • Roel Meers/Luc Meeus, Baker & McKenzie LLP- Legal Tips for Setting Up a Business in Belgium

When and Where:

Click here for more details. (Presentations between 7.30 and 9.45am at Baker & McKenzie LLP)

Subscribe here:

BCBC and EUCOCIT members $5 Non-members $10.

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Presenting Sponsors






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Belgians In Business (Agfa & epam)

Logo Belgians in BusinessJoin us at the Courtyard Marriott on September 12th at 6:30pm for the second edition of our very successful “Belgians in Business” series.  Our keynote speaker will be Michael Green, President & CEO Americas Region at Agfa HealthCare, followed by Gino Marckx, Director Agile Practice Canada at EPAM Systems.

Agfa HealthCare

About Agfa

The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).

About Agfa HealthCare

Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions.

For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit


Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) is a leading global software engineering and IT consulting provider with software development centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. EPAM employs over 7,700 IT professionals and provides services to clients worldwide .

EPAM is recognized among the top companies in IAOP’s “The 2012 Global Outsourcing 100”, featuring EPAM in a variety of sub-lists, including “Leaders – Technology (Hardware & Software)” and “Leaders – Entertainment & Media”.

For more information on EPAM visit .

Tickets are $30 for members, and $40 for non-members. (Snacks provided)

Register here:

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BCBC BBQ July 22 (few tickets left!)

The BCBC is organising our annual National Day Celebration.

Some of the items on the menu are:

Veggie platter, dips and olives
Smoke pork back ribs with honey, garlic or BBQ sauce
Jamaican jerk chicken
Asian pork chops
Garlic shrimp or fish
Side dish: corn, baked fingerling potato, mixed greens, Asian salad, wild rice salad
Dessert: “Chocomoes” served with Grand Marnier and berries. Fruit salad

There will be a kids menu for $12 consisting of a mini burger, a hot dog and a side dish.

We will be hosting this event at The Mooredale Sailing Club (8 Regatta Rd, Toronto, ON M5A) starting 4pm.

Drinks supplied courtesy of the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto.

$30 for members, $40 for non-members and $12 for kids.

Use the link below to buy tickets. Only 10 tickets left!

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Annual General Meeting

Time and location:

Wednesday, June 13 – 5:30 p.m.
Café Nicole – Hotel Novotel Toronto
45 The Esplanade

$50 for members (please use below button)
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or $60 for non-members
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During the AGM the new Board of Directors will be elected. Join the Board and support the BCBC in its mission to be the platform for development of business opportunities.

For those past members who have not done so, we kindly request to renew your membership. We are also looking for new members to join the association. Please note that voting is reserved for members only.

Below a picture of last years AGM:

Becoming a member is easy, just go to the Membership page of this website.