Egyptian Belgian Forum with EBBA

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Photo du groupe EBBA 2019

On june 17th The Arab Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure to welcome the Egyptian Belgian Business Association (EBBA) headed by Mr.Rafik Attia. On this occasion the ABLCC organized in collaboration with the Commercial office of the Embassy of Egypt in Brussels a Business Seminar, followed by a Lunch and B2B meetings.

Secretary General Mr. Qaisar Hijazin in his welcome remarks shed the light that this is the 10th visit for the EBA Delegation to Brussels,he addressed a special thanks to the Embassy of Egypt for it support and collaboration, he underlined the important development of the Egyptian Economy in all sectors.

HE.Mr. Khaled EL BAKLY Ambassador of Egypt highlighted the importance of Economic and social reform undertaken in Egypt and the importance of Egypt as a Hub for Business for all the MENA regionand Africa.

He stressed the long history and friendship relation between Egypt and Belgium, on the other hand Egypt become also an Energy Hub for the Mediterranean.

Mrs. Fabienne L'HOOST General Director of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency highlighted the importance of Egypt in belgium's Foreign Trade and the numerous opportunities offered by the Economic development in Egypt to Belgian's Companies and according to Mr.Jozef Somers Operations Manager at SGS,on his testimony about the Trade in Egypt,while he shared with us his succesful experience in Egypt.

The Ocaasion for the ABLCC to thank their valuable partners (FIT,, Awex), HE.Mr. Yahya EL Wathik BELLAK and Mr. Sherif Erfan from the Embassy of Egypt and BECI and CBL ACP for their support and their collaboration.

Arab Belgian Luxembourg Economic Forum

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On the 13th of June the ABLCC held the BoD and the G.A. at the premises of BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, Brussels. In this occasion the Chamber organized in close cooperation with the Union of Arab Chambers and the support of BNP Paribas a forum entitled “A More Sustainable World for Evolving Mind”, this event gathered Arab Ambassadors in Belgium, Belgian Chambers of Commerce, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce , ABLCC Members and the Belgian foreign trade agencies.

Mr. Herwig Van CAMP Deputy head of corporate Banking of BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, who officially opened the session underlined that the chosen themes for the panels are very useful for both side Belgian and Arab, notifying that this annual remarkable event take place every year in the BNP premises.

Mr. Chairman addressed special thanks to all participants, and representatives from Arab Embassies, for their continued support to the ABLCC and for their close interest in the Chamber’s activities, highlighting that this successful relation is one of the most important pillars of the Chamber.

Likewise, special thank is given to the Belgian and Luxembourg officials for the fruitful cooperation with the Chamber, he underlined the positive results for the volume of trade between Belgium and Arab Countries that reached more than 20.5 Billion Euros in 2018. Calling all the Belgian Companies to contribute in this economic transformation and the development projects in Arab countries.

Then, our guest speaker HE. Dr. Khaled HANAFY Secretary General of the Union Arab of Chamber took the floor and gave a future overview about digital Economy in Arab World, highlighting the importance of the industry consolidation, enhancing the cooperation in the digital economy field , stressing that Arab Countries reached a high level in this field and are able for new challenges , in the other hand, he proposes the creation of a network that link Businessmen from both side.

Then the program started as follow;

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Panel 1: Renewable Energy – Moderator: Mr. Ghassan EJJEH, vice president BESIX

-Mr. Fadel ALFARAG Managing Director of Q8, mentioned that Q8 is evolving from a classic petroleum company to a mobility player that makes every customer journey sustainable, the Largest acquisition in 15 years (75 stations in Liège and Limburg).

- Mr. Jean Michel WAUTELET Director of John Cockerill Solar, presented the activities of the Company at a glance and all the projects they realize it in Arab Countries, especially in the Sustainable Energy field.

-Mr. Hicham ALFOUZAN Energy Segment Director- SAGIA, gave a presentation about the power sector transformation, the investment opportunities towards a sustainable Future. Second panel discussed Logistics and transport, moderated by Mr. Fouad TRAD, CEO of Byblos Bank, highlighted the importance of this sector in Belgium and Luxembourg due to their excellent location near of the most important European markets.

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Panel 2: Logistics- Moderator: Mr. Fouad TRAD, Managing Director and CEO Byblos bank.

- Mr. Patrick JEANNE Director of Cargolux, He pointed out that Cargolux is on the top 10 Airfreight companies and the importance of this sector for the Duchy of Luxembourg’s economy, he also shed the light on all the procedures taken from Cargolux into consideration to use biofuel with minimal environmental impact. The new fleet use 20% less energy than the old ones, highlighting at their services are expanded in Arab Countries successfully.

-Mr. Johnny MALEK Marketing consultant on Dubai Airport Free Zone presented the future business Dubai Commercity mentioning the importance of the future Electronic commerce in the GCC markets and the middle east , studies estimate an increasing of 20% in the 5 upcoming years, it values will reach 26 billion euro in 2022, and it will contributes in decreasing 25% of Co2 in the atmosphere in 2030. He stressed on the main role of Dubai Airport played in this field since it’s the biggest airport in the world regarding the number of passengers, the airport of Dubai serves more than 240 destinations all over the world, then a documentary film was projected about the Commercity.

-Mr. Pepijn de Vreese Chief Sales Officer of port of Zeebrugge presented the port of Zeebrugge and the location of the port since 40 years, its cargo’s flows that reach 40.1 Million Tons/ 2018, he also discussed the Maritime logistics zone and the Green energy as the Elia projects, its key roles for the Gaz distribution all over Europe.

-Mr. Tom Monballiu International Community Relations Manager in port of Antwerp, presented the provided services by the port of Antwerp considered as the second biggest port of Europe well known with its fast and high quality services in the freight field, he underlined the relations and the agreements with Arab Countries and he pointed the training department for qualification of cadres from other ports, he also gave a briefing of the good ties between the port of Antwerp and the port of Duqum in Oman mentioning the next Omani delegation visit to belgium on September 2019.

At the end of the day Mr. Secretary General thanked all the participants, the moderators and the speakers, for the successful event and invite them to the networking reception organized between the delegation and the Belgian/Luxembourg businessmen.

ABLCC Board of Directors & General Assembly

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                      ABLCC Board of Directors and General Assembly held on the 13th of June 2019 at the premises of BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, Brussels.

Tunisian Business delegation to Belgium

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Lux et Tunisie

On the 24th April 2019, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce,in collaboration with, FIT, AWEX, Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Investment (FIPA), and with the support of the Embassy of Tunisia in Brussels,  welcomed a Tunisian business delegation carrying out an economic mission in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Our guest speakers were :
• SE. Mr. Mohamed Ridha BEN MOSBAH, Ambassador of Tunisia in Brussels
• Mr. Abdellatif MOKHTAR, Membre et Président de la Commission des Marchés de la CCIT
• Mrs. Isabelle GRIPPA, CEO of Hub Brussels
• Mr. Mokhtar CHOUARI, CEO of FIPA


Mr. Qaisar HIJAZIN, Secretary-General of the Arab Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ABLCC), was pleased to welcome numerous big and small companies from very different economic sectors, He was glad to see that Belgian companies are really motivated to take part to this event.

B2B Tunisie

Through this gathering, attended by 90 participants HE. Mr. Mohamed Ridha BEN MOSBAH aims at shedding light on the importance of Belgian Tunisian relations whilst contributing accurate and up-to-date information on the various developments in Tunisia thanks to his expertise and unique insight, Mr. Mokhtar CHOUARI, gave an overview of the multiple economic opportunities of Investments in Tunisia.

Three Belgian Companies (SBI-BMI, EURA NOVA, ALLOCLOUD) testified their experience in Tunisia and highlighted that Tunisia is a competitive country, with a dynamic growth, simplified procedures, and a pleasant living condition. After the morning seminar, our participants also had the occasion to participated to a pre- arranged B2B meeting and meet the delegation of Tunisian women and businessmen, representing more than a dozen companies in growth sectors for the Belgian economy (ICT, Environment, Renewable Energies, Materials from Construction, Building, Textile, Training and Consulting, Health, Tourism, Services and Agribusiness).

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On the 25th, a Seminar and B2B meeting and sites visits has been organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg.

“Morocco and Belgium: A Princely Mission for more powerful synergies”

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Lunch Conference Morocco opt

Yesterday, 07 March 2019, the Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with, Awex, and FIT, had the pleasure to invite their members and friends to a lunch-conference “Morocco and Belgium: A Princely Mission for more powerful synergies” in order to review alltogether the outcomes of the Belgian Economic Mission to Morocco headed by HRH Princess Astrid in November 2018.

Our guest speakers were:

  • HE Mohamed AMEUR, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Brussels
  • HE Cécile JODOGNE, State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region, in charge of Foreign Trade
  • Mr. Nabil JIJAKLI, Deputy CEO at Credendo Group

This lunch-conference, attended by 65 participants, represented a unique opportunity to share our speakers' insights, obtain a broader perspective on the follow-up of the Princely Mission, as well as to obtain some highlights on the Moroccan Economy and identify trade opportunities and country economic indicators.

Our participants also had the chance dialogue with our speakers and diplomats from the Embassy of Morocco and thus further discuss their own projects and find answers to their questions.

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