Belgium & the US: a sustainable partnership

Monday, October 04, 2021
07:00 to 09:30

From 2 to 9 October, a Belgian delegation will head to Atlanta, Boston and New York as part of a Belgian multi-sector economic mission to strengthen business partnerships between Belgium and the US, with HRH Princess Astrid presiding.

We are delighted to invite you to the breakfast debate we are hosting together with BNP Paribas Fortis and the Belgian American Chamber of the South (BACoS) during this year’s Belgian Economic Mission to the United States in Atlanta.

The event will take place on Monday, October 4, 2021 at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta (situated across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel). The event will focus on Belgian trade with and investment in the US, in particular the opportunities and challenges of doing business in the US.


7.00     Registration & breakfast buffet

7.25     Welcome by D. Beauvois, Head of Corporate Banking and member of the Executive Board of BNP Paribas Fortis

7.30     Opening words by Sophie Wilmès, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs & Foreign Trade - tbc

7.40     Keynote on the outlook for the US economy

8.00     Panel discussion on opportunities and challenges of doing business in the US

8.40     Q&A and concluding remarks by M. Claes, CEO of AmCham Belgium

8.55     Break-out sessions on investment topics such as immigration, logistics, tax incentives, and banking services

9.30     Conclusion by B. Vantieghem, President of BACoS