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Try the adventure of exporting!

Event 20.05.2019

Are you an accomplished exporter in search of new markets? Or an entrepreneur tempted by idea of exporting? Our internationalisation department, the 1819 and BECI are combining their expertise and opening the doors to the world for a theme week dedicated to export, from 12 to 20 June.

Are your products or services competitive and do they stand out? Do you see opportunities in a new market? At a time when entrepreneurs are thinking globally, exporting represents a great opportunity for growth and innovation for your company!

In order to make your mark, we are offering you the opportunity to meet a group of international specialists at our offices and those of BECI; our economic and commercial attachés and a panel of experts who will take turns to inform and inspire you on the subject of export from a financial, legal, customs and cultural point of view.

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Wednesday 12 June (at

New to exporting: where do I start?
10:00: Official opening of Export week
10:30 – 12:00: Five exporting companies share their experiences, challenges and give you their tips and tricks.

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Let’s go international together
13:30 – 16:00: Geographical round tables at which our Economic and Commercial Attachés will direct you on the opportunities in your preferred market(s).

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Thursday 13 June (at

How to succeed in your international negotiations?
10:30 – 12:00: Cultural challenges during negotiations by Koen De Ridder, International Affairs Consultant at UNIZO (NL).

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The legal aspects of exporting: what to watch out for?
13:00-15h:00 :
International Trade Contracts: The Essential Basics, by Christine Destexhe, International Trade and Legal Advisor at Intrade Services.

Intellectual property in a foreign country, first reactions? By Maud Cock, a lawyer specialising in intellectual property law at the Franco-Belgian firm Ulys.

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Friday 14 June (at

An introduction to export: what do you know about the market?
10:00: Presentation of the Brussels Exporter’s Manager Programme, a training programme allowing companies to benefit from the help of interns in order to study markets abroad, by Fanny Rioual, our Training Coordinator.

10:10 – 12:00: Undertaking market research before expanding to exports by Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Schwab, Director of Market Research at IntoTheMinds.

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Monday 17 June (at BECI)

How to organise and optimise customs and international logistics?
09:00 – 10:30: Presentation of customs issues and meet with the various stakeholders related to these procedures (AGD&A, BECI, etc.).

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How to prospect effectively abroad?
11:00 – 12:30: Presentation of commercial actions abroad organised each year by, BECI and its partners.

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Tuesday 18 June (at

What public aids are available to expand your horizons?
09:00 – 10:15: Presentation of public aids for export by Brussels Economy and Employment and FINEXPO.

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Financing and payment abroad: what are the solutions available?
10:30 – 11:15: Financing and payment abroad, by Els Van Der Meiren, Trade Officer at KBC Bank.

11:15 – 12:00: Tools to cover your risks and finance your exports: from theory to practice, by Mireille Janssens, Business Development Specialist at Credendo Export Agency.

12:00 – 12:30: What support do you expect from By Hugues Van Renterghem, Financial Analyst at

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Wednesday 19 June (at

What digital marketing do I need to grow internationally?
09:00 – 10:00: Digital marketing tools to attract new export customers, by Emmanuel Thiebauld, Marketing Manager, founder at

10:00 : Testimonial of experience: Tips for success in digital commerce, by Nicolas Znamensky, co-founder of Pharmaclic, now part of the Medi-market group.

10h15: Testimonial of experiences: Tips for establishing a successful international strategy, by Tess Van Veer, International Business Development Manager at Kazidomi.

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Export of services vs. export of products: what are the difference(s)?
11:00 – 12:00: Legal and tax questions related to the service of foreign clients and posting staff abroad, by Alain Vanderstraeten and Tanguy Gillain, Partner and Associate at Van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partner, specialising in international tax.

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Thursday 20 June: The Brussels Exporters Day (Hotel NH Brussels Bloom, Konigsstraat 250)

From 08:30 to 17:30: Meet with our Economic and Commercial Attachés. Make an appointment and present your project.

Any questions? Contact Laurent, Victoria and Sybille!

Laurent Lamberts
Head of Export
Tel: +32 498 58 97 39

About 1819
Victoria Cannilla
Events Coordinator
Tel: +32 2 800 00 50

About BECI – Brussels Entreprises Commerce and Industry
Sybille Motte
International Trade Advisor
Tel: +32 2 563 68 54
Mail :

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