06/11 Conference on “Emotional intelligence at work”

The next 11th of June, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, will organize in Brussels, from 13:30 to 15:30, a conference on “Emotional Intelligence at Work“.  The conference will be given by the transpersonal and business coach Marta Cela, member of the EmprendeBeLux program.

This event will be held in Spanish and places will be limited.

It has been proved that, by increasing emotional intelligence in the workplace, the level of productivity, efficiency and satisfaction of employees increases. Therefore, the benefits for companies are clear. Likewise, stress at work is directly related to the lack of emotional well-being,  the emotional intelligence can help us overcome these issues.

You can register through the following form.

The Chamber promotes the participation in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program in Belgian universities

Last March 12, the Chamber had the opportunity to present the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program at the University of Antwerp. The session was addressed to students who want to learn from experienced entrepreneurs from other EU countries.

The Chamber presented to the students the possibilities that Spain offers to young entrepreneurs, as well as some of the companies already registered in the program and ready to host them.

The students also had the possibility to present their business ideas to the project manager of the Chamber, Soraya Bravo, who gave them individualized recommendations to improve their business plans.

In addition to the University of Antwerp, the Chamber actively collaborates with the University of Mons and the Catholic University of Leuven.

 

04/01-02 Webinar on Communication for EU projects

On April 1st and 2nd, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce of in Belgium and Luxembourg, will organize in Brussels a webinar on “Communication for EU projects”, in collaboration with its member Vision Communication.

Communication plays a central role in today’s world, acting as the glue factor that enables technology transfer, connects innovations with funding, businesses with customers or policy-makers with civil society.

This course will guide the participants on how to effectively design and manage communication in projects granted by the EU, as it’s a fundamental work package in all EU-funded projects.

This workshop will be divided in two days, of 4 hours duration each and will be held in English. During the first session an introduction to communication in European projects will be made and it will be explained the different types of European projects and how to design and manage communication in projects granted by the EU. In the second session, the attendees will have the opportunity to discover more about communication management in depth through a practical exercise.

You can sign up for this workshop through this reply form.

For more information about the program click here.

Conference on companies act and liability of managers

On February 25th, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, in collaboration with Philippe & Partners & Estudio Legal Muñoz Gonzalo, organized a conference on The companies act and the liability of managers. A comparative vision with the Spanish corporate law“ at Cercle Munster in Luxembourg.

The conference had about twenty participants, including the H.E. Ambassador of Spain in Luxembourg Bernardo de Sicart Escoda. During the conference, the speakers, Ernesto Muñoz (Estudio Legal Muñoz Gonzalo) and Denis Philippe (Philippe & Partners), presented the different types of companies in Spain and Luxembourg, as well as the liability regime of company managers.

Finally, it was made a comparison through the similarities and the differences between both countries in this area, and the speakers could answer the questions raised by some of the participants.

 

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05/28 Informative session on public aids for entrepreneurs in Flanders

Do you want to know how the Flanders region supports the entrepreneurs?

You may wonder what kind of support exists for entrepreneurs? Are there grants or any other options? Does the Flemish government grant loans?

To solve this questions, the EmprendeBelux program from the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, in collaboration with VLAIO, an service for entrepreneurs in Flanders, organizes an informative session next Thursday, May 28th to show the support that they offer to entrepreneurs in the region.

PROGRAM:

17: 30 –Welcome and support options for start-ups in Flanders by Femke Mortier from VLAIO

18: 00 – Other support programs for entrepreneurs:

  • presentation of the program EmprendeBelux of the Chamber
  • presentation of SHE entrepreneurs by Verónica Sosa, founder of SHE.

19: 00- Networking

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER:

The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg has developed the EmprendeBelux program with the aim of support the Spanish people in BeLux in the long way of launch and accompanying them in the consolidation of their business.

For register enter here.

Limited places. For more information please contact the organization at info@e-camara.com.

Address:

VAC Anna Bijnsgebouw
Lange Kievitstraat 111-113, 2018 Antwerp
Conference Room: 02.16a – Rubens
Please register at the reception on the ground floor
Directions

Date: May 28th 2020

 

ABOUT EMPRENDEBELUX

Through the EmprendeBeLux programme, the Chamber wants to support Spanish people in BeLux in their long way towards entrepreneurship and accompany them in the consolidation of their business. For more information you can contact the organization through info@e-camara.com.

Programme sponsored by:

Breakfast-conference: “Digitalize your non-profit organization”

On February 13th, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg hosted the breakfast conference “Digitalize your non-profit organization”. The training was taught by the director and ERP & CRM consultant David Sánchez Martín, an entrepreneur and member of the Chamber through Senda Consulting.

During the session, participants were able to acquire the necessary tools to understand the functioning and usefulness of digital communication, the different CRM programs and some advice on choosing the best software for a non-profit organization. The topic of data security was also discussed, with an special mention to the available resources and their practical application in the day-to-day running of an organisation.

The workshop’s attendance was completed with almost twenty representatives from very diverse sectors such as cultural industries, volunteer centres or official European agencies.

05/12th-13th Workshop on “Erasmus+ KA2 Project: Ready to get funded”

On May 12th and 13th, the Official Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Belgium and Luxembourg will organize in Brussels a workshop on “Erasmus+ KA2 Project: Ready to get funded”, held by the business developer at CWC Consulting and EU project writer, Paloma Cantero, member of the EmprendeBeLux program.

The workshop will enable professionals to better comprehend the Erasmus+ program and the different funding opportunities within it. Specifically, the training will focus on the Key Action 2 and will consist of reviewing from a practical perspective the whole project application cycle: from getting an IOD number till all tips, tricks and best practices to successfully draft and submit a project proposal.

This workshop will be divided in two days, with a duration of 4 hours each.
You can check the full program of the course here.

To register for the training, fill out the form below.

The Chamber collaborates with the training sessions of the program «Diputación Europa»

On the 30th of January, the Chamber organized a training session for the students of the program “Diputación Europa”, an internship program for future project managers of the province of Cáceres.

The session was focused on “Stakeholders engagement, lobby, and monitoring of European action”. During the session, the fourteen participants of the program had the opportunity to learn the importance to promote stakeholders’ participation in their projects.

In addition, during the second part of the training, Francisco Ferrera, a government affairs consultant of our member company Politics Matters, presented his experience in political and regulatory influence at the European level.

Using case studies, the participants experienced how to become a project manager or a lobbyist.

2020 Ibérica Expo Amsterdam

The first edition of the 2020 Ibérica Expo Amsterdam fair, leading event on the food and wines sectors of Spain, took place on January 13th , 14th and 15th . During these three days, Ibérica Expo brought to the Netherlands a selection of Spanish companies from the agri-food sector with the objective of giving them visibility and putting them in contact with potential distributors in BeNeLux. The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg collaborated in this initiative identifying and coordinating the participation of the importing companies of BeNeLux.

In addition, on Tuesday 14th a debate about the opportunities and challenges of the import and distribution of food and beverages for the BeNeLux market took place in which Mathias Verbeke, commercial of the member company JOKA and The Cortador Academy, participated.

ABOUT IBÉRICA EXPO

Ibérica was created with the objective of promoting the Spanish food and drinks industry on a global level through different fairs and events. The events by Ibérica Expo, worldwide leaders in the commercial fairs sector, help with the promotion of the Spanish manufacturers that represent the Spanish gastronomic excellence.

 

 

 

Networking dinner with Diego Ávalos, Vice President of Original Content in Spanish of Netflix

On December 11th, Netflix, in collaboration with the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, organized a networking dinner with Diego Ávalos, Vice President of Original Content in Spanish of Netflix to celebrate the opening of the company’s new offices at the European quarter of Brussels.

The event, which was aimed at a select group of guests among the Spanish community in Belgium, included, among others, the participation of the Ambassador of Spain in Belgium, Hon. Mrs. Beatriz Larrotcha Palma, business executives, representatives of European institutions and Spanish public entities.

The President of the Chamber, Juan Rodríguez-Villa Matons, welcomed the attendees and reviewed Netflix’s career and the evolution of the creative industries sector in Spain during the last few years. Subsequently, a trailer was screened with a preview of the upcoming Netflix productions in Spanish.

Then, Esperanza Ibáñez, Director of Public Policies for Spain and Portugal of Netflix, moderated an interview with Diego Ávalos.

Ávalos began by briefly reviewing his professional career to explain how he had joined the Netflix team. After its introduction, the Vice President of Netflix explained what is the company’s position regarding Spain. Indeed, the country is positioned as the main production hub of Spanish contents for the company, due to the fact that, since its arrival in the country, Netflix has made 26 original productions and has participated in 40 Spanish co-productions, such as “Elite”, “Cable Girls”or “Money Heist”. This is largely thanks to the great wealth found in Spain, not only in an artistic sense, but also in the diversity of cultures and landscapes.

The presentation continued with the introduction of the new European Production Hub in Madrid, which opened last April in the city of Tres Cantos. Ávalos highlighted the importance of the investment of the opening of this new center in Spain, as it translates into economic and social benefits for the country: only in 2018, 13,000 actors, technicians and extras participated in original Netflix projects and, in 2019, this number will increase by more than 50%, reaching the figure of 25,000.

To end his speech, Digo Ávalos spoke about the future challenges of the audio-visual sector. On the one hand, the need to boost female talent in Spain, a challenge that they want to face by developing specific programs for directors and screenwriters, as well as projects that aim to promote a greater diversity of stories and people who work in front and behind the camera. On the other hand, the focus on the challenge of promoting quality work opportunities. Ávalos emphasized the shortage of professionals in certain fields (eg post-production) and showed Netflix’s goal to boost the audio-visual content production sector in Spain to generate new job opportunities.

After the presentation, a round of questions began in which attendees asked about the film industry, the commercial opportunities that Netflix could offer to other companies or the magnitude of the impact of the company at a local level.

The event closed with a walking dinner in which participants had the opportunity to taste Spanish products and network.

 

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