EVENTS AGENDA

Diplomatic Platform

Next Events

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Indonesian Embassy in Brussels cordially invites you to a

 Book Review “Doing Business in ASEAN Markets”

on Thursday, 23rd March 2017, from 11.00 – 12.30

at Rajawali hall, Indonesian Embassy, Avenue de Tervuren 294, 1150 Brussels

Program

11.00 – 11.20  Remarks from Ambassador Yuri O. Thamrin

11.20 – 11.40  Book presentation by Prof. Peter Verhezen

11.40 – 12.30  Discussion with expert panel from European Institute for Asian Studies,

 

Mr Axel Goethals  and Prof. Marc Deschamps from University of Liege

 

Moderator Ms. CHEN Xuechen, Visiting Fellow from European Institute for Asian Studies

“The authors of this important book analyse the pitfalls and risks of doing business in ASEAN countries that are mostly absent in Western markets, covering various strategic, external, operational, and legal-cultural challenges for international companies. Doing Business in ASEAN Emerging Markets crucially addresses how to resolve those barriers…..” The book highlights the need to create an international diverse and unified leadership team that will take better decisions and effectively deal with risks, and apply best corporate governance practices within an Asian context.

The event will invite experts from European Institute for Asian Studies and University of Liege to share their broader understanding of business opportunities in ASEAN and particularly Indonesia to add to your interest.

Please confirm your attendance to economic.affairs@embassyofindonesia.eu before 22 March 2017.

Attendance to the event is free of charge. At the end of the event, a traditional Indonesian buffet will also be served.

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Thursday 23 March 2017 from 18.00 till 20.00

Bolivian Cultural Night

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Thursday 23 March 2017 at 11:45

Press Briefing with Vice-president and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel De Saint Malo

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Monday 27 March 2017 from 16.00 till 20.00

Ethiopian cultural and Tourism event

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Lundi 3 avril 2017 de 11.00 à 12.30

Conférence organisée par la Mission Suisse auprès de l’Union Européenne

sur le travail des autorités suisses en matière de recouvrement des avoirs illicites des dictateurs

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Past Events

Monday 13 March 2017 from 18.00 till 19.30

Opening Exhibition All Blacks and a touch of Colors with

H.E. Ambassador David Taylor, Head of the Mission of New Zealand to EU

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Wednesday 9 March 2017

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Thai – Belgian Business Forum

event organised by the Royal Thai Embassy

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Monday 6 March 2017

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Press Conference with H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim AlIssa,

Secretary general of the Muslim World League

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Wednesday 1st March 2017

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Address by the Rht Hon. James Brokenshire, State Secretary for Northern Ireland

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Saturday 4th February 2017

Sri Lanka National Day Reception

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Wednesday 1st February 2017

Seminar organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

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Tuesday 31 January 2017

Cuban Embassy Tasting party

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Wednesday 25 January 2017

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Towards a balanced narrative on migration in the Mediterranean

with Hon. Minister George Vella and Commisioner Johannes Hahn

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Wednesday 14 December 2016

News review of the Year - 2007...File photo dated / /2007 of Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond with a Scottish flag. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Sunday December 9, 2007. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Press Conference

with Former Scotland Prime Minister Alex Salmond

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Friday 9 December 2016

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Presentation of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM)

Report of the UNESCO by Commissioner Neven Mimica

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Wednesday 30 November 2016

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Press Briefing with the Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Guiorgui Kvirikachvili

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Monday 17 October 2016

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Keynote speech from the Vice-President of the European Commission

Jyrki Katainen on the occasion

of the Press Conference “Strategic Investmentsfor Europe :

Evidence from Cost-effective energy efficiency stories

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Monday 17 October 2016

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Debate on EU-Australia FTA with Australian Ambassador Mark Higgie

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Tuesday 11 October 2016

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International Launch of he Global Hunger Index 2016 in the

presence of the EU Development Commissioner Neven Mimica

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Thursday 15 September 2016

navracsics & gurria

Media briefing with Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria

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Wednesday 7 September 2016 

CIDIC

His Excellency the Ambassador of Slovakia in Brussels, Mr. Stanislav Vallo

and the President of CIDIC Baron Ernest de Laminne de Bex

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Monday 18th of July 2016

Slovak Ambassador

Meeting with Ambassador Peter Javorcik, Slovak Permanent Representation to the EU

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Thursday 7th of July 2016

Panama ministers

Press Briefing with H.E. Luis Miguel Hincapié, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs

and H.E. Eyda Varela de Chinchilla, Vice-Minister of Finance of Panama

Discussion on Panama’s Economic success story and the new business

opportunities flowing from the Panama Canal expansion

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Friday 1st of July 2016

Conference – debate

organized by the Cuban Embassy in Brussels with

Dr. Juan Triana Cordovi, Professor at the University of Havana

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Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

Meeting with new Belgian Ambassador to Azerbaijan

and Belgian business companies

bakou

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

Conference on Terrorism and Radicalisation

organized by YPFP and the US Mission to the EU

YPFP JUNE 2016

Thursday 9 June 2016

Meeting with Ambassador of Japan H.E. Masafumi Ishii

Ambassadeur japon

Mardi 7 juin 2016

Conférence de presse Ambassade du Vénézuela

Veneta and Ambassador of Cuba

Mardi 24 mai 2016

Point presse de Mr Ridha Ben Mosbah, Ministre Conseiller du Président

du Gouvernement Tunisien à l’occasion de sa visite de travail en Belgique

Tunisia - Ridha ben Mosbah

Thursday 21 April 2016

H.E. Filipe Nyusi

President of the Republic of Mozambique

Mozambique - le Président et LB

Tuesday 19 April 2016

EU Asia Center Debate with H.E. Ambassador of Korea Chong-Ghee AHN

EU ASIA CENTER AMB COREE APRIL 2016

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Panel discussion with Indian Ambassador H.E. Manjeev Singh Puri

EU ASIA CENTER INDIA

Mardi 5 avril 2016

Rencontre avec l’Ambassadeur du Rwanda S.E. Olivier Nduhungirehe à l’occasion du début des commémoration du Génocide contre les Tutsi au Rwanda en 1994

Amba Rwanda

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Meeting with the Secretary of Commerce of Argentina Miguel Braun

Minister Miguel Braun

Tuesday 23 February 2016

His Excellency, Ambassador Fawzy and YPFP discussed Egypt’s role in the region,and it’s relationship with the EU in the years since the revolution

AMBASSADEUR EGYPTE

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Japan’s Changing International Role with Ambassador Keiichi Katakami 

EU ASIA AMBASSADEUR JAPON

Jeudi 11 février 2016

Lancement du Club de la Presse Francophone en présence du Président de la Commission Européenne Jean-Claude Juncker et de la Secrétaire Générale de la Francophonie Michaëlle Jean

fevrier 11 - 3

Monday 1 February 2016

Seminar Thai Belgian Business Forum with Ambassador Mrs Busaya Mathelin

THAILAND EVENT

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Visit of H.E Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Brussels, Dr. Bahiya Al-Jishi,

BAHREIN

Saturday 24 October 2015

Concert organized by the Embassy of Venezuela with José Alejandro Delgado

Venezuela - picture diplo plat

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Cuban Cultural Night

Cuba cultural night

Monday 19 October 2015

Presentation of the Uzbek Millenium Development Goals Report 2015

By H.E. Ambassador Vladimir Norov

Uzbek goal reports

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Hainan Province Exhibition and reception with Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, European Parliament and Hainan Province

Hainan

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Autumn Diplomatic Platform Reception

The Reception featured special guest

H.E. Cécile Jodogne, Brussels Capital Region, State Secretary for Foreign Trade.

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Friday 10 July 2015

Meeting with H.E. Ambassador Eugen Caras, Head of the Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the European Union (Photo : Viktor Sidabras, Ambassador Caras, Laurent Brihay)

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Monday June 8th 2015
Visit of the Maltese Ambassador H.E. Ray Azzopardi

H.E. Maltese Ambassador Ray Azzopardi at Press Club Brussels Europe on June 8th 2015

Wednesday June 3rd 2015

Reception in Honour of the President of Parlacen
(Parlamento Centroamericano)

ParlacenH.E M. Armando Bardales Paz with Erwin De Weerdt the President of EURACEN, the European – Central America Chamber of Commerce

Thursday 21 May 2015

Press Conference of H.E. Dr Patrick I. Gomez

on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary

of the ACP Group of States

ACP MAI 2015 - 2

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Cocktail Reception with the Cuban
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Cuba

Monday 20 April 2015

‘KOSOVO AND EU INTEGRATION PROCESSES’

Kosovo minister

On Monday 20 April, the Minister of Interiors Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo Skender Hyseni reviewed the EU integration processes for Kosovo, including the signing of the Stability and Association Agreement, the visa liberalization process and the recent political situation in Kosovo.

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Ambassador Yelisieiev Briefs on the Current Situation in Ukraine

Ukrainian Ambassador

As part of the Diplomatic Platform’s programming series, H.E. Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Ambassador of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, briefed on the challenges and possibilities regarding the current situation in Ukraine at the Press Club on April 14. The audience was presented with a frank and sober assessment of the current reality in the Donbass region. The Ambassador concluded by offering a comprehensive list of possible next steps that could be taken to stabilize and improve the situation on the ground.

Monday 31 March 2015

Meeting with Montenegrin Government spokepersons

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A delegation of ten senior Montenegrin Government spokespersons toured the Press Club on March 31. Part of the Government’s National Operations Team for EU Communications Strategy, they were briefed by the Head of the Press Club Diplomatic Platform Viktor Sidabras on the history and outreach strategy of the Club. They left with a deeper understanding of the media environment in Brussels and the possibilities afforded by programming at the Club

Friday 27 March 2015

Press Briefing with Ambassador of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan ambassador

On March 27 the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Mr. Almaz Khamzayev, briefied on the upcoming Presidential Elections in Kazakhstan at the Press Club. The Ambassador offered an analysis of the electoral process and descriptions of the campaign platforms of the three main Presidential candidates. A Question and Answer period followed the briefing and questions continued informally at the lunch buffet the Ambassador offered to participants.

Monday 9 March 2015

Mr Alain Hutchinson, The Brussels Commissioner

to Europe and International Organisations

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Ninety members of the diplomatic corps, Press Club members and guests attended the introduction of the Club’s new Diplomatic Platform on March 9. Keynote speaker Mr. Alain Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Brussels Capital Region For Europe and International Organizations, welcomed the guests, including twenty Ambassadors and Heads of Mission. Club President Peter Kramer, Club Executive Director Laurent Brihay and Head of the Diplomatic Platform, Viktor Sidabras, showcased the Club’s agenda and explained the concept of this initiative to offer exclusive programming and networking opportunities for diplomatic members. Many attendees expressed interest in joining the Platform’s planned Board of Press Officers.

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