ABRA Meeting – Thursday 4 October
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.
ABRA AGM & Meeting – Tuesday 29 May
The ABRA AGM & Meeting took place on Tuesday 29 May atat BNP Paribas Fortis, Rue Royale 20, 1000 Brussels starting at 16.30. At the AGM three new members Pauline Six , Bright Expats, Alexander De Nys, Fragomen and Sandra Van Bellingen, BBF Serviced Apartments were elected to the board. The following returning Affiliate representatives were re-elected: Dave Deruytter, ING Belgium, Fiona Klomp, Illus Communications, Salvatore Orlando, BNP Paribas Fortis and Katrien Vanden Waeyenbergh, Partena Business & Expats. Koen Reekmans, Altair Global, Charlotte François, The Map Group and Laurence Peters, Thon hotels have left the board.
The guest speaker was Monica Schettino, Well-Being Manager Aspria Group, who spoke about health and wellbeing. To see a PDF of the presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Member Meeting – Thursday 15 March
The March meeting took place on Thursday 15 March at St. John’s International School, Dreve Richelle 146, 1410 Waterloo The guest speaker was Punit Bhatia, Privacy Officer and Author of book ‘Be Ready for GDPR’, who spoke on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To see a PDF of the presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Member Meeting – Tuesday 5 December 2017
The last ABRA meeting of the year was held on Tuesday 5 December at ISF Tervuren International School (formerly St Paul’s BPS) Stationsstraat 3, 3080 Vossem-Tervuren. Guest speaker was Marco Hellemans, founder and owner of Dynamite and Professor at ICHEC Management School, ECS, The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe who spoke on Glommunication, an innovative cross-cultural communication method to communicate in a global world. To see a PDF of the presentation click here. Meeting photos with captions are here.
ABRA Member Meeting – Thursday 21 September 2017
The Thursday 21 September member meeting took place at Martin’s Château du Lac, Avenue du Lac 87, 1332 Genval. The guest speaker was Willemijn van Dommelen, PRR-Consultancy (PinkRebelRevolution), who spoke on preventing and dealing with burnout in the workplace. A Q & A followed the presentation. A reception followed the meeting. Meeting photos with captions are here.
Previous ABRA Events
Photos of previous ABRA events are here.