Breakfast meeting of the year with this partner Global IT Solution

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce (CCE) hosted its final business breakfast of the year on Wednesday at the Hotel Meliá with a presentation entitled “Tailor made Business Solutions for small Companies : Challenges and Solutions”.

CCEBreakfast2-20141217-600After a short introduction by CCE President Sergio de Miguel-Jessel the presentation was given by Bernard Blocail, Managing Partner of Global IT Solutions, and his wife Véronique and took the form of a real life case study which highlighted how a small business was able to replace an antiquated and highly labour intensive working environment with a tailored cloud based invoicing, planning and knowledge sharing system at an acceptable price. The company understands the need to allow small companies to be able to continue to operate their own work flows while at the same time taking on a new system, and so challenges itself to provide a “semi-bespoke” service while still keeping costs reasonable. To some approval Mr. Blocail closed by explaining to the assembled audience that his company’s philosophy was that the goal of any software should be to provide a real added value to the company, otherwise it becomes a frustrating and expensive waste of time and money.

Mr. de Miguel-Jessel then closed the meeting by thanking the speaker, the attendees and particularly Guillermo Mungía Barquín of the CCE for his great organisation of the breakfasts. Watch out for an announcement in the next few weeks on the CCE’s programme for 2015.

Presentation of the company DLinea in Luxembourg

On Wednesday 10th of December the company DLinea was presented in Luxembourg. With the topic “The accessible architecture for people with visual disabilities”, José Serrano, manager of the company and participant of the contest “Young entrepreneur prize” of the Programa Jóvenes BeLux from the Chamber of Commerce, explained the audience its innovative projects and the activity of the business.

Breakfast started with Maria Catalán,  Secretary-General of the Chamber, giving a welcome message to the attendees. She also introduced to the speaker and it company, DLinea.

img_1Then José Serrano presented DLinea, a new architecture firm based on Bereldange-Luxembourg which offers an innovative guided-system for blinds people in buildings and public places. This new system establishes  a continuous communication channel between the person and the building. It is based on relieves set up on the floor which allow to know the way to follow and integrate the person into the building. These relieves change their shape in order to indicate a change of direction, the end of a corridor or a change of height. This new tool is completed with an auditory system installed on the elevators to improve the assistance for the blind people.

Among the attendants, there were representatives of blind and disabilities organizations.

This activity  is integrated in the Programa Jóvenes Belux, supported by the Employment and Social Security Ministry. 



Breakfast meeting with the partner company Castegnaro

Last Wednesday, on 26 November, the Chamber organized a new breakfast meeting with partner company Castegnaro in Luxembourg.


Ariane Claverie presented the audience the latest developments on Luxembourg’s regulation about labour law. Her speech highlighted the obligations of workers and employees on disability and sick leave, as well as the formal requirements and documents required in this regard. After the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to raise questions about the subject.

The Vice-President of the Chamber, Sergio de Miguel-Jessel, presented the event and more than a dozen of partners attended it.

Breakfast meeting with partner company Streff

Last Wednesday, 19 November, the Chamber hosted a breakfast meeting in Luxembourg, which featured the intervention of Johan Huurman, from partner company Streff.

During the breakfast, some of the latest developments about the Luxembourg’s legislation on the validation of electronic documents scanned were exposed, also known as PSDC (“Prestatier de services de dématérialisation ou de conservation”), and its implementation in the Grand Duchy.

The Vice-President of the Chamber, Sergio de Miguel-Jessel, presented the event, and more than a dozen of partners attended it.

Equivalenza opens its first shop in Mechelen

Equivalenza, the booming Spanish franchise concept, soon will be launched in Belgium and the Netherlands. The brand was founded in 2011 and meets the demand of high quality perfume at low cost prices. This concept was born only three years ago and has already successfully opened more than 700 stores in 32 different countries.


Equivalenza pioneered the classification of odors by olfactory family. It is offered to the consumer to travel to all the corners of the world of perfume.

equivalenza3_1Equivalenza has a range of more than 100 fragrances for women and 50 for men. Based on taste, lifestyle, character and personality of the client, we determined the olfactory family. In addition, you can experience the full range of odors within the family and subfamily. The bottles are filled in the store and are sold at a much lower than that of a perfume brand price. Recharging offers an even more attractive price.

All products are created by a specialized team of perfumers. In addition to the perfume, the brand also offers a range products that perfectly complement the range, scented Mikado, home fragrances, scented candles, etc.

It has long been known that the high excessive cost of perfumes is due to expensive advertising campaigns, exclusive bottles, special packaging, etc. Equivalenza rejects these additional costs and focuses on what really matters to the consumer: quality perfume with a lowcost philosophy.

equivalenza4In the last three years, it has seen an unprecedented expansion. In recognition of its impressive growth, Equivalenza has received numerous industry awards franchises worldwide. Equivalenza was twice voted “Best Franchise” in Spain and in 2013 was awarded the second place for “Best franchise of the world”.

During this week the opening of the pilot store at number 9 Bruul street in Mechelen will take place. We can also find a Equivalenza store in Wavre, at Pont du Christ. The chain has ambitious plans in Belgium and the Netherlands and aims to open 50 stores in the short term, all run by franchisees. The success prompted the neighboring countries and has aroused great interest among entrepreneurs. There is also the possibility of “shop in shop” mode.

For more information on the Belgian and Dutch settlements, you can contact the responsible delegation at the following email addresses:


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