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, Isle 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.

Previous ABRA Events

Photos of previous ABRA events are here.

Wednesday 13 November 13, 2019

Vlerick Expat Event

The annual Vlerick Expat Event is ready to welcome expats from all over the world once again. Be inspired by the keynote "Use your brain, but better not trust it!" by our Vlerick Strategy Professor Kerstin Fehre. She's eager to inspire you with her insights on the role of cognition ...

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Wednesday 16 October 16, 2019

Expat Financial Affairs

Expat Financial Affairs offers essential advice in English on managing your finances as an expat in Belgium. Join the British Chamber for some short and informative presentations on investments, pensions, estate planning, financing your Belgian residence and becoming a successful entrepreneur, and mingle with fellow expats over food and drinks. ...

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Thursday 19 September 19, 2019

ABRA Meeting

The next ABRA member meeting will be held on Thursday 19 September at Aspria Royal La Rasante,  Rue Sombre 56, 1200 Brussels. Alexander De Nys of Fragomen will speak on the Single Permit Directive which was implemented in Belgium in January 2019.  And with further updates coming into effect as ...

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Wednesday 22 May 22, 2019

AGM & Member Meeting

The ABRA AGM & Member Meeting will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 May. Timings will be made availble about a month before the meeting date. 7 core needs & the top 10 professional skills for 2020 In this keynote talk, life coach Michael Dale explores the 7 ...

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Tuesday 19 March 19, 2019

ABRA Member Meeting

The March Meeting of ABRA will be held at the International German School of Brussels ('iDSB) beginning at 17.00. Guest speaker Simon Poppe of Allia Insurance Brokers will speak on the importance of Professional Indemnity and Cyber Insurance.  Because what happens when you leave a laptop full of clients' details ...

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