Collaboration of the Chamber in the b2fair of ICT Spring Europe

The Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg has collaborated in the framework of the International b2fair matchmaking event  ICT Spring Europe, held on 15th & 16th May 2018 in Luxembourg. 80 companies registered from more than 13 different countries via different organizations and partners, such as our institution.

As an influential voice in the worldwide Tech community, the aim of ICT Spring is to encourage emulation and networking between business decisions makers, innovation managers, start-ups, researchers and venture capitalists on a European scale. The event represents an exciting array of fantastic opportunities with the participation over 5.000 key decision makers coming from 72 countries including leaders, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups…

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Gastronomic Dinner with the Chef Marcos Morán in Luxembourg

Last 28th of February, the prestigious Cercle Munster of Luxembourg organized a gastronomic dinner prepared by the chef Marcos Morán with the participation of Hispania and the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg. This is the first event organized in this prestigious Luxembourgish private club that promotes Spanish gastronomy for the last few years.

The chef from Asturias delighted the 70 and more participants with an exceptionally gastronomic Spanish tasting menu. Among the participants, the ambassador of Spain in Luxembourg, members of the Chamber, representatives of European institutions, head directors of global companies and Luxembourgish members of the Cercle Munster were present.

The event is part of a programme called “Hispania around the world”. It consists of a series of trips during the year which gives the opportunity to know better the Spanish gastronomy and products in famous places.

About Marcos Morán:

Marcos Morán is the gastronomic director of Hispania in Brussels and London. He is also the chef and the property owner of the restaurant Casa Gerardo in Asturias, Spain.

Mr Morán is the fifth generation of professional chef in charge of Casa Gerardo; the restaurant which celebrates its 125th birthday and which was awarded a Michelin star and “Tres Soles” by Repsol Guide.

In 2008, Mr Móran was awarded with the prize of “Chef of the Year 2008”. During the principal gastronomic congresses in the world, he is a very scrupulous representative of Spain. In 2010, he received the “Chef Millesimé” award for the most promising Spanish chef. In 2016, he was honoured with the award “Chef de l’Avenir” by the International Academy of Gastronomy which awards talented young chefs in Europe.

The restaurant Hispania received important prizes such as “Alimentos de España” in 2014 awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment and a prize awarded by the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy for the restaurant, with its chef Marcos Morán, which best promotes de Spanish gastronomy out of Spain.

 

 

 

 

Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Chamber

On December 6th, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Chamber was held at the Meliá Luxembourg hotel.

During the meeting, José Luis Rodríguez Álvarez (BBVA LuxInvest) was appointed as Vice President of the Chamber for a term of three years. In addition, the 2018 budget was presented, and discussions were held, among other topics, on upcoming activities of the entity.

Conference with Intertrust Luxembourg

Last October 18th, Intertrust Luxembourg organized the conference “Luxembourg vehicules: structures to invest in Spain; structures to invest from Spain” in collaboration with the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg. The event counted on the presence of a wide audience representing the financial and complementary services’ sector.

José Luis Rodríguez Álvarez, vicepresident of the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, welcomed the attendees, presented the conference’s program and introduced the speakers. Additionally, thanked Intertrust for their collaboration with the Chamber regarding the event’s organization.

Carlos Ferrer, Cuatrecasas’ member, explained the following financial tools to invest in and from Spain: FCPs, SIF, SICAR, RAIF, SOPARFI and SPF, detailing their characteristics as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them. After that, he showed how the foreign investors invest their money in our country through the structures to invest in property and NPLs (Non Performing Loans).

Afterwards, Joel Cárdenas, Director General at Intertrust Luxembourg, presented the wide variety of services that his company offers and he highlighted the help that they provide to companies in order to solve administrative problems that show up when they decide to set up to another country,

Subsequently, there was a Q&A session where the attendees asked their questions to the two speakers.

Finally, Bram Eijsbouts, Commercial Director at Intertrust Luxembourg, started his speech by highlighting the professional career of Intertrust in the Grand Duchy since 1955 and underlined that it is the second local office with more professionals, in particular 450. He also explained the current situation of the company in Spain and pointed out its adaptability regarding the current challenges they are facing, guaranteeing a personalized service and adapted to each client.

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The Embassy of Spain in Luxembourg celebrates the National Holiday

Past October 11th, the Embassy of Spain in Luxembourg celebrated the National Holiday. The reception, which took place in the Cercle Cité of Luxembourg, was sponsored by the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, Banca March, Santander Consumer Bank, Luxair, BBVA LuxInvest, PwC and Bankinter. The event was attended by the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, among other local authorities, as well as entrepreneurs, Spanish representatives of the EU institutions and many members of the Chamber.

The Ambassador of Spain in Luxembourg, his Excellency Mr.Carlos María de Lojendio y Pardo Manuel de Villena, thanked the attendees their participation in the National Holiday, and the Chamber and sponsor companies in the organization of the act.

Juan Rodríguez-Villa Matons, President of the Chamber, attended the reception with other members of the Board of Directors.

The Embassy of Spain in Luxembourg and the Chamber, thank their collaboration to the partners:

Minute of silence for the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils

After the terrible terrorist attacks on August 17th in Barcelona and Cambrils, the Embassy of Spain in Luxembourg and the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg joined the minute of silence celebrated last Friday to honor the victims of such a tragedy and their families.

Both institutions thank the people and authorities of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for all their support and solidarity after the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

II Golf Tournament of the Spanish Community at Luxembourg

 

Last Saturday June 17th, the Chamber participated in the 2nd edition of the Golf Tournament for the Spanish Community in Luxembourg, which took place in Kikuoka Country Club. This tournament is organized in benefit of the Spanish Stand to social work at the International Bazaar in Luxembourg, being all the sponsors’ investment donated, as well as the amount obtained in the post-tournament raffle, to the International Bazaar’s activity. The initiative, supported by the Embassy of Spain in Luxembourg and the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, led to the collection of 5,200 € that will be donated to the social activity developed by the International Bazaar.

The tournament counted with the sponsorship of BPP Crèdit Andorra Group, ANDBANK, Credit Agricole & Indosuez, LUXHOTELS, BBVA and CREA HOUSE; There were also presents from many different sponsors: AEFICE (Asociación de Españoles Funcionarios de las Instituciones Europeas), Vicente e Hijos, Cortijo El Madroño, Golf House and Restaurante La Boqueria.

The prizes for the winners were donated by Teresa de la Pisa. The winners of this edition were Borja Morilla in first level, Ferdinando Angeletti in second level and Beatriz Querol in lady level.

The organizing committee and the Spanish Stand in the International Bazaar of Luxembourg thank the participation of all the participants, as well as the support of different institutions for their collaboration and the sponsors.

Sponsored by:

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With the collaboration of:

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Second Breakfast with Members of the Chamber in Luxembourg

Last May 11 a new breakfast with members of the Chamber took place in Luxemburg at the FIDUCIAIRE PREMIER LUXEMBOURG S.A. premises. The event was attended by new members, as well as companies that have been part of the Chamber for years.

Representatives of Fiduiciaire Premier, IN ART Fund Art, Ruiz de Peralta Abogados, LuxHotels, Arendt, AndBank, Prepare China, PwC and also other partners in their personal capacity had the chance to share a coffee and chat in a privileged atmosphere, in the middle of the Petrusse Valley.

All of them introduced their companies’ activities and agreed on the relevance of this kind of events to promote networking and increase the number of contacts in different sectors.

Time and date of our next breakfast in Luxembourg will be announced soon.

Presentation « Art, alternative investment »

Last March 30th, took place in the FREEPORT premises, the conference on the thematic « Art, alternative investment » presented by FIDUCIAIRE PREMIER LUXEMBOURG S.A. and IN ART S.A. both members of MM INTERNATIONAL GROUP S.A.

This event co-organised by the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg got together with about sixty decision-makers of banks, family offices, art collectors, institutions and business lawyers.

The achievement of the event and the high level of the audience attest the future of the twosome of Art and Finance in the future world ‘s economy and more specifically for the Luxembourg’s one.

New Year’s Cocktail 2017 Celebration in Luxembourg

Last January 19th, the Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg celebrated the New Year’s Cocktail in Luxembourg. Between the assistants, there were the Ambassador of Spain in Luxembourg and the President of Honor of the Chamber, Carlos María de Lojendio y Pardo Manuel de Villena. There were also many members of the Chamber, entrepreneurs, senior Spanish managers and representatives of European institutions and other local bodies.

Juan Rodríguez-Villa, President of the Chamber, thanked the participation to the assistants and remarked the evolution of the activity of the Luxembourg delegation since its opening in 2013. Furthermore, the Ambassador of Spain in Luxembourg thanked the Chamber for its work in the development of commercial relations between Spain and the Great Duchy, and expressed his best wishes on this duty in 2017.

The event was celebrated in the Meliá Hotel and more than 60 people attended. The Chamber wants to thank the sponsoring and colaboration of Bodegas Salferso Wine and Luxair in the organization.