The Belgian Business Club was founded in 2014 as the brainchild of HE Mr. Herman Merckx, former Belgian Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Luk Kelles, the former Chairman of the Club, and Mrs. Charlotte Struye, Flanders Investment & Trade representative. With the arrival and support of the new Belgian Ambassador HE Mr. Christophe Payot, activities really have taken off. The Belgian Business club organizes monthly events for everyone who is interested in doing business, preferably within a Belgian-Qatari context.
2015 was an important year for the Belgian business community, especially with the Belgian high-level economic mission which recently visited Qatar and was presided over by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King. The Belgian Business Club was closely involved with the organization of this mission which was a joint initiative of the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency, the regional institutions for foreign trade (Flanders Investment & Trade, Wallonia Trade & Investment, and Brussels Invest & Export) and the Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
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