The Asociatia 'Belgian Connection': what is our purpose, what do we offer?

The Belgian Connection (a non profit association) has the objective to promote the Belgian cultural and social presence in Romania. The vehicle to achieve that objective is the monthly ‘networking drink’ during which we invite the Belgian, Romanian and international communities.
Next to the networking mixers, we organise events of different natures: cultural information, culinary, a concert or a performance.
The Mixers and events are meant to give you the opportunity to recurrently meet with your newly acquainted network in a befriended environment.

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Our team

The Belgian Connection Board consists of:
Claudiu Gavrila - President
Luk Vangansbeke - Honorary President
Jan Struys
Marc Paulissen
Lavinia Cotleţ
Radu Perianu
Daniel Popa

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Events

  • 25
    OCT
    2017

    10 Year Anniversary of Belgian Connection

    Starting at 19h00 ending 22h00
    Belgian Embassy

  • 22
    NOV
    2017

    Mussles Dinner 2017

    Starting at 19h00 ending 23h00.
    Sponsored by WDP, Van Moer, Reynaers Aluminium.

Belgian Connection Sponsors

Belgian Connection LinkedIn Group

Organisations supporting the Belgian Connection

Vlamingen in de Wereld (VIW) is een actief netwerk van Vlamingen over de hele wereld. [read more]
Access the VIW newsletter here .

Wij willen een band smeden en onderhouden tussen Vlaanderen en al de uitgeweken Vlamingen in Europa en in alle continenten, emigranten en expats.
Er moeten zoveel mogelijk nuttige contacten ontstaan op economisch, cultureel, sociaal en gewoon menselijk vlak. VIW wil het goede imago van Vlaanderen in het buitenland verzorgen, via uitgeweken Vlamingen. VIW wil jongeren in Vlaanderen de mogelijkheden tonen van de grote wereld, van het internationale, in denken en in doen.
Daarom:
-  publiceren wij een tijdschrift voor leden.
-  versturen wij wereldwijd en driewekelijks een gratis elektronische nieuwsbrief
-  is er dienstverlening bij emigratie en her immigratie
-  is er een databank met duizenden namen en gegevens over uitgeweken Vlamingen
-  is er deze website.
Alle Vlamingen die deze doelstellingen genegen zijn en dit Vlaamse netwerk willen vervoegen en sterker maken, kunnen zich aanmelden door het invullen van het registratieformulier. Vraag gratis en vrijblijvend informatie aan of, nog beter, word meteen lid van VIW.

Wij zouden u dan ook graag willen uitnodigen om deel uit te maken van ons netwerk. Daartoe hoeft u zich alleen maar te registreren via de volgende link: http://www.viw.be/index.php/-registreer-u-als-vlaming-in-de-wereld. Registreren is trouwens volledig gratis en vrijblijvend. In ruil voor uw registratie krijgt u bovendien onze gratis driewekelijkse elektronische nieuwsbrief, met allerhande politieke, economische, culturele en sportieve nieuwtjes over Vlaanderen, toegestuurd.
Daarenboven kunt u voortaan, ook als niet-betalend lid, wel mits volledige registratie, ons driemaandelijks tijdschrift 'Vlamingen in de Wereld' online bekijken. Daartoe dient u in te loggen op onze website met uw emailadres, weliswaar na registratie.

Flanders investment & Trade. [read more]

The Flanders Investment & Trade agency promotes sustainable international business, in the interest of both Flanders-based companies and overseas enterprises. Whatever sector you are involved in, Flanders Investment & Trade will help you establish contact with the Flemish companies you are looking for. This includes not only products or services you may be sourcing, but also various types of business relationships, from joint ventures to technology transfers.
At another level Flanders Investment & Trade enhances Flanders' position as the gateway to Europe for inward investors. The Agency identifies, informs, advises and supports overseas enterprises by establishing production and research facilities, contact centers, headquarters, logistics operations and the like in Flanders, the northern region of Belgium.

This broad focus on international entrepreneurship, involving outward trade as well as inward investments, requires not only a thorough knowledge of Flemish economy, but also an extensive network outside of Flanders.
We have just that for you. Do visit our website and discover our worldwide network. With over 90 offices we are bound to be conveniently located near you, wherever you are.

You can contact us in Bucharest :

Dirk Timmerman
Economic & commercial attaché for Romania and Moldova

Embassy of Belgium
Flanders Investment & Trade
Intrarea Bitolia 62
Sector 1, Bucuresti
Tel.: +40 21 2315607
Mob.: +40 724 523464

Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment (AWEX) is the Department of the Walloon Region in charge of promoting foreign trade and attracting foreign investment. [read more]

The Agency is a public interest organization.
The Bucharest office's activity consists of:
Ø  internally, supporting Walloon companies in their efforts to increase exports ;
Ø  externally, promoting the Walloon economic potential, products and "know-how" and the attraction of foreign investment in Wallonia.

These objectives are accomplished by specific methods:

Ø  dissemination of information;
Ø  market research (identifying agents, distributors or foreign importers) ;
Ø  organizing field activities;
Ø  exploratory missions;
Ø  economic missions;
Ø  contact days abroad;
Ø  Walloon seminars abroad;
Ø  collective stands at trade fairs;
Ø  invitations for buyers;
Ø  fostering international partnerships.
All these actions have allowed the promotion of Walloon companies in Romania and also have provided better information on Romania's economic and commercial potential.
The AWEX office in Bucharest, in accordance with the agreements signed between regions, provides the same services to businesses in the region of Brussels and to Luxembourg companies, with competences both for Romania and the Republic of Moldova.