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.

Thursday 19 May 19, 2016

AGM & Meeting 19 May

The ABRA AGM and Meeting will take place on Thursday 19 May at ING Belgium, Avenue Marnix 24, 1000 Brussels in meeting room Happiness on the 7th floor. The AGM, for Full Members only, will begin at 16.30. The meeting, which is for all members and ABRA guests, will begin at ...

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Tuesday 15 March 15, 2016

ABRA Meeting 15 March

The next ABRA Meeting will be held on Tuesday 15 March.  The guest presentation will be given by Lieselot Declercq of D-Teach on how online distance learning can help children integrate more quickly. Please note the later starting time of 17.30. Parking is available on the right-hand side of the Château. ...

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Thursday 10 December 10, 2015

ABRA Member Meeting

ABRA Member Meeting 10 December The next ABRA meeting will take place on Thursday 10 December at Hotel Sofitel Louise from 16.30 to 19.00. The meeting is co-hosted by French-connect and Hotel Sofitel Louise.  At this meeting members will have the opportunity to display copies of one type of brochure or ...

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Wednesday 21 October 21, 2015

Vlerick Expat Event

THE ART OF NEGOTIATION LESSONS FROM THE GODFATHER What can you learn about negotiation from a street-wise (if somewhat unscrupulous) individual like Don Vito Corleone, the central character in Mario Puzo’s award-winning book The  Godfather? Despite his nefarious business activities, his unique yet sound insights into the art of persuasion ...

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Thursday 17 September 17, 2015

ABRA Member Meeting

The next member meeting of ABRA, will take place on Thursday 17 September at Antwerp International School, Veltwijcklaan 180, 2180 Ekeren-Antwerp starting at 16.30. Please use Moerenhoutlaan 22 for GPS and continue along the street to the school.

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