ABRA Member Meeting – Tuesday 10 December 2019
Our December meeting took place at Da Vinci International School in Antwerp. Our thanks go out to speaker Pieter Aertgeerts of digital agency Interacto, who explored what constitutes good digital marketing and making digital work for your organisation. Backed up by true cases, this talk brought digital to life. You can download a copy of his presentation here. We are also most grateful to our hosts Da Vinci International School for the warm welcome they extended to our members, Ilse De Souter, founder of Da Vinci International School, for her inspiring talk, and the teachers for the personal tours they gave of the school. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Member Meeting – Thursday 19 September 2019
Our September Member Meeting took place on Thursday 19th September, 2019, at Aspria Royal la Rasante in Brussels. General Manager of the Aspria Group Charles Bingham introduced the club, speaking from his own experiences as an expat abroad. Keynote Speaker Alexander De Nys of Fragomen, explored how we’ve experienced the first six months under the Single Permit Directive and the updates that have come into effect as of September 1st. He also updated guests on the EU Blue Card Scheme and look ahead at the EU ITC Permit and other workforce directives.
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Meeting photos with captions can be found here.
ABRA AGM & Meeting – Wednesday 22 May
The ABRA AGM & Meeting took place on Wednesday 22 May at ING Bank, Avenue Marnix 24, 1000 Brussels. At the AGM Full Members Eric Klitsch, Brussels Relocation, and Fabienne Vanderkelen, Altair Global, where re-elected. Full Member Pauline Six, Bright Expats, was not standing for re-election this year. Also re-elected were Affiliate Representatives Dave Deruytter, ING Belgium, Fiona Klomp, Illus Communications, Salvatore Orlando, BNP Paribas Fortis, Katrien Vanden Waeyenbergh, Partena Business & Expats, Alexander De Nys, Fragomen and Sandra Van Bellingen, BBF Serviced Apartments. Full Member Liesbeth Van de Meersche, The Map Group, was elected to the board. Isabelle Premont, The Map Group, who has served as president for the last four years will be leaving the board in the last quarter of 2019. Fiona Klomp, lllus Communications, will become ABRA Secretary and Carol Elhardt, administration, will retire. The guest speaker at the member meeting was life coach Michael Dale who spoke on 7 core human needs and the top 10 professional skills for 2020. To download a PDF of the presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Meeting – Tuesday 19 March
The ABRA March meeting was held at the International German School of Brussels (iDSB), Lange Eikstraat 71, 1970 Wezembeek-Oppem. The guest speaker presentation was by Simon Poppe of Allia Insurance Brokers on the importance of Professional Indemnity Insurance. To download a PDF of the presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Meeting – Thursday 6 December 2018
The December meeting of ABRA was held at Partena, Boulevard Louis Mettewie 74-76, 1080 Brussels. The guest speaker was Christine Sullivan of Fragomen Global Immigration Services who spoke on how companies in the EU can prepare for a Deal or No Deal Brexit. To download a PDF of the presentation click here. Michael Penning gave a short presentation about the Community Help Service (CHS). To download a PDF of the CHS presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Meeting – Thursday 4 October 2018
The Thursday 4 October meeting of ABRA was held at D Y Patil International School, Kontichsesteenweg 40, 2630 Aartselaar. The guest presentation was given by Sara Bigwood, Leadership Development Coach, Family Strategist and author of “The Expat Method, Mastering Personal and Organizational Change” who spoke on family dynamic in time of change and how to support frustration, emotions and role changes during that time. To download a PDF of the presentation click here. Koen Wolzer and Cedric Clauws of ABRA member Home Consult gave a presentation on the new laws covering leases in the Brussels area and in Flanders. To download a PDF of the Home Consult presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
Previous ABRA Events
Photos of previous ABRA events are here.