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Events Calendar

Catch up on the latest events from Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland.

2017 Events

The BLCC has the pleasure of inviting you to
CONSTRUCTION IN IRELAND with a presentation from

Mike Jones, Business Development Director, BAM Contractors
On Thursday 1st November 2018 18.00hrs – 20.00hrs

RADISSON BLU HOTEL, LA PANTO, STILLORGAN, CO DUBLIN

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the date of our annual Christmas Dinner has changed to Tuesday 11th December (please adjust your diaries accordingly) as you don’t want to miss it!

 

BLCC has the pleasure of inviting you to
A NETWORKING & MEMBERS EVENT

with a short presentation from the following members

Mr Mark McCloskey, Boyne Valley & his Belgian Experience

Kevin Tuck, Alltech Ireland & their Global Achievements

& Sandrine Pigat, Creme Global & a Personal Oversight

On Thursday 13th September 2018 18.00hrs – 20.00hrs

RADISSON BLU HOTEL, STILLORGAN, CO DUBLIN

RSVP  before September 10th 

By email reply to patricia@blcc.ie or by phone to Patricia (01-2864463) who will send you a confirmation

BLCC Annual BBQ hosted by Kilcroney Furniture & our President Anny Verwijs

Our annual BBQ hosted by Kilcroney Furniture and our President Anny Verwijs went down treat this year. Despite the heavy rain in the morning and a lot of make shift tarpaulins, the sunshine eventually shone to put a big smile on everyone’s face.

The kids enjoyed an Emoji bouncy castle while the adults indulged in succulent steaks, lamb chops and delicious salads.

The wine and Belgian Beers were downed with much gusto and laughter whereas the desserts were definitely the stars of the day.

A great time was had by all and we added another successful event to the calendar of the BLCC in Ireland.

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A wonderful time was had by all at the Belgian National Day Reception hosted by The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and Mrs Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw.  It was such a well organised event with delicious food, excellent wine and of course the traditional Belgian Chips & Beer!

The weather was very kind and we were able to enjoy the ambiance of the garden with the beautiful sound of the Jan Lozad Trio with a moving rendition of the National anthems of Ireland and Belgium.

The staff were extremely helpful and attentive and it was wonderful to see different nationalities all celebrating the Belgian National Day.

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The BLCC Ireland would like to invite you and request the pleasure of your company at a breakfast presentation by Vincent McKey

With our Special Hosts
IBM
IBM TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS – BUILDING 6
DAMASTOWN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE MULHUDDARD DUBLIN 15

AGENDA FOR THE VISIT
BREAKFAST (08.30 – 9.00am)
1st Session:  IBM and Diversity – This item will provide insight into IBM’s Diversity Programme
2nd Session:  Artificial Intelligence  & IBM 5-in-5 – An Overview of IBM’s Renowned WATSON & Ground Breaking Scientific Innovations
3RD Session:- Digital Sales Centre – Tour of IBM’s state-of-the-art sales centre 

ON WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE 2018
Time: 8.30AM sharp –  11.30AM 

(free parking at the venue)

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An Evening with the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The BLCC Ireland would like to invite you and request the pleasure of your company to a reception

With Guest Speaker
The Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Mr Jean Olinger

Followed by a presentation from our sponsors

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On Monday 14th May 2018
Time: 18.00 – 20.30 hours

In the RDS MEMBERS CLUB
MERRION ROAD, BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4

(parking available at the venue)

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We would like to cordially invite you on board the former tender ship, the MV Cill Airne for a Belgian after-work network event on Thursday 19th of April.

The aim of the event, which is supported by organisations with a Belgian / Irish link, is to create a new, casual, periodically returning platform for all Belgians and people with a Belgian connection in Ireland, to get to know each other and at the same time, highlight the organisations supporting Belgians abroad.

The Belgian Ambassador, HE Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw as well as representatives of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, Vlamingen in de Wereld, Union Francophone des Belges à l’Etranger and Beleire will welcome you on board.

Enjoy a few snacks and a welcome drink, during a relaxed and fun evening with a Belgian flavour.

BELGIAN AFTER-WORK NETWORKING EVENT

THURSDAY 19th of APRIL -> 6pm – 11pm

MV Cill Airne – https://www.mvcillairne.com/white-bar/

 

You can register for free via this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belgian-afterwork-networking-boat-edition-tickets-44456712223

Please note that registration is compulsory. Only registered people will get access to the venue.

As capacity is limited, we will work on a first come, first served basis.

If you know Belgians in Ireland who could be interested in this event, don’t hesitate to pass on this message!

We look forward to seeing you then.

Best regards,

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This event was initiated by the following Belgians living on Irish soil:

  • Pieter Baeyaert (Team Lead BeLux, Google Marketing Solutions, Google)
  • Ruben Hamilius (MD, businessgames.io)
  • Jacques Vanhoucke (Head of Office, Flanders Investment and Trade / Chairman, VIW Ierland / Board Member, BLCC Ireland)

Big Time. Design Friends & Luxembourg City Film Festival.

02.03.2018, 7 p.m. Ciné Utopia

2018 marks the first year of Design Friends’ collaboration with the Luxembourg City Film Festival. The audience will get the exclusive opportunity to see firsthand Kaspar Astrup Schroder’s documentary “Big Time,†an adoring profile of the Danish “starchitect†Bjarke Ingels.

Bjarke Ingels started out as a young man dreaming of creating cartoons. Now, he has been named “one of architecture’s biggest innovators” by The Wall Street Journal, and “one of the 100 Most Influential People on the Planet†by Time Magazine. Big Timefollows Bjarke over the course of seven years (2009-2016), struggling to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are at his side when his personal life too starts putting pressure on him.

“I started feeling that the film had the potential of becoming even more universal. That it didn’t ‘only’ have the potential of conveying interesting architecture as well as the fascinating brain behind all of it, but it could also paint the greater picture of the modern man and the choices he has to make in order to find happiness†. Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Denmark , 2017 / 93 min / English and Danish OV with English subtitles / Documentary

Free entrance for Design Friends members (after online registration).
Regular cinema admission fee for non-members.

Trailer
Website
Review on NYTimes.com

If you love design, become a Design Friend!

Design Friends is really hoping to bring together a maximum of ‘design addicts’,
so please do not hesitate to relay this message to your friends and/or colleagues
who might share this interest.

Members support Design Friends’ activities with their membership. Student Members (people registered in college or university courses, upon presentation of student registration as proof) pay 50% of the regular membership. Gold Members pay 100€ — it’s not a VIP-thing, they are just ready to spend some extra money to help more programme to be done. Corporate members are companies or institutions that want to support Design Friends without being sponsor. They are not members, but Corporate members. Their money helps us to programme events.

Become a Design Friend

ursula_tippUrsula Tipp presents GDPR 2018

The Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

has the pleasure of inviting you to a presentation: GDPR 2018

with our guest speaker Ursula Tipp

The new EU-General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR will bring a lot of important changes, companies that handle other individual’s data have to be aware of. The presentation will provide you with practical guidelines and recommendations.

Topics include:

  • GDPR – the key features of the changes
  • requirement of data consent
  • obligations for both companies and individuals
  • the role of the data protection officer

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ursula_tippUrsula Tipp presents GDPR 2018

The Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

has the pleasure of inviting you to a presentation: GDPR 2018

with our guest speaker Ursula Tipp

The new EU-General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR will bring a lot of important changes, companies that handle other individual’s data have to be aware of. The presentation will provide you with practical guidelines and recommendations.

Topics include:

  • GDPR – the key features of the changes
  • requirement of data consent
  • obligations for both companies and individuals
  • the role of the data protection officer

The Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Ireland has
the pleasure of inviting you to our

Annual Christmas Dinner.

Date: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Time: from 19:30 until 22.00
Location: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Appian Way, Dublin 6, Ireland

Participation to this Annual Christmas Dinner, including wines, costs €65 per member. Preference will be given to members.

Fees are to be paid in advance or at the dinner. Cancellations at the latest 7 days before the dinner, otherwise payment remains due.

We look forward to meeting you there.

Yours sincerely,
Hans De Belder
Chairman, BLCC Ireland

Please note: We would like to ask you to inform us before 6th December by reply mail to sandrineigat@gmail.com or ring Anny at 01 286 4463 if you want to attend this dinner, as the number of participants is limited.

Will Brexit Happen?

The Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce  has the pleasure of inviting you to a presentation:

Will Brexit Happen?

with our guest speaker Dr. Peter Brennan

Dr. Brennan is Managing Director of EPS Consulting; a public affairs and public policy consultancy that has completed over 350 projects over the past ten years for Government, The Oireachtas, Stage Agencies, Local Government, the European Commission, business and trade associations and private clients.  Peter is also joint owner of Bid Management Services which assists private companies produce bid documents and also advises public bodies on public procurement.  He was President of Dublin Chamber in 2010 and is a Fellow of the Irish Management Consultants Association.  He is a founding member of the Public Policy Advisors’ Network.

Peter has held a number of important positions throughout his impressive career and is author and co-author of many books and reports.

Date:  Wednesday 4th October 2017

Time: 18.00 – 20.00

Venue: The Seamount Room, Radisson Blu Hotel, Stillorgan

Presentation will be followed with a Reception & Canapés

Kindly RSVP before 1 Oct by email reply to patricia@blcc.ieor by phone (01-286 4463) who will send you a confirmation

BLCC SUMMER BARBEQUE

The BLCC Ireland would like to invite you to the

BLCC SUMMER BARBEQUE
By kind permission and support of Kilcroney Furniture.

Saturday 29th July from 14.00pm

 BLCC Cultural Trip to the Boyne Valley Group

Members of the BLCC took a Cultural Trip to the Boyne Valley on the 27th June 2017.  The very educational and interesting trip started with a visit to the Boyne Valley Group for a much appreciated big spread of teas, coffees, brown bread and freshly made scones.  Malachy McCloskey very kindly gave a book to each of the children who attended and the gift of a hamper filled with Boyne Valley products was won by our member Carole Cromer.

Wednesday 14 June

FIT Trade Mission

Wednesday 12 April 

BLCC AGM

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The Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
has the pleasure of inviting you to:

The EFFECTS of BREXIT on IRELAND, BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG

with our guest speaker:

Mr Simon McKeever, CEO of the Irish Exporters Association

Sunday 20 November  – International Charity Bazaar, RDS Dublin.