Smart and Sustainable Cities, Nov 11 2017:

To celebrate 70 years of friendship between India and Belgium, and The state Visit to India of Their Majesties The King and The queen of the Belgians, H.E Rudi Vervoot, Minister President of Brussels Capital Region came to Chennai. On this occasion our office in Chennai orgainised a seminar " Indo-Belgian Smart & Sustainable Cities". 

Invest Roadshow – New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai 18 to 22/09/2017:

From 18th to 22nd September 2017, our office in Chennai, in collaboration with ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India) has organized an invest roadshow in India. In five days, five cities have been visited: New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore et Mumbai. In total, around 300 people attended the different seminars, with an audience fluctuating from city to city. The theme was : "Invest in Brussels : Your Gateway to Europe".

Presentations were delivered byReinout VAN HULLEBUS,Marc De Mil from the Fiscal Department for Foreign Invetsments of the MINFIN, Guillaume Blauwart from PRAGMA InternationalHugues Thibaut from Group-S, Babette Desfossez the Customs Attaché and the event was moderated by Jean-Francois AERNOUTS, Trade and Invetsment Attaché. 

CODISSIA GMCV2030 Conference – Networking, Coimbatore 02/06/2017:

GMCV 2030 was the 8th edition of the Global Manufacturing Cluster Vision. This event has been organized by INTEC, CODISSIA (Coimbatore District Small Industries Association ) and Texas Ventures. We had been invited as country partner. Jean Francois AERNOUTS did an Invest presentation "Brussels- Your Pan-European Gateway"and Bart De Groof, C.G, made a presentation on Belgian history and role of manufacturing in our history.

Beer Tasting Event

23rd - 27th November, 2015: The Indian beer industry has faced several significant changes in the past decade due to introduction of international brands such as Foster's, Budweiser and Carlsberg. A Belgian Beer house in Hyderabad offers its customers a selected variety of imported Belgium beers.


A Belgian beer tasting event was organized in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai from 23rd - 27th Nov,  2015. More than 10 breweries and 40 beers were showcased at this event. The audience were Indian professionals, food and beverage managers, lighted beer importers and beer lovers from all over India. They appreciated the different flavors. Thrill beer, pale ale specialists and IPA clubbed with the supporters of fruit beers or those of wheat beers. As a result each brewery earned new fans. This has proved that Indians are fond of Belgian beers and it is time for Belgian brewers to make their way into the Indian market against all odds. AWEX and BIE helps Wallonia/Brussels brewers to export their beers to India.