2018

Belgian THIRSTday | 11/1/2018


Let’s meet, drink & eat at Fado Irish Pub – MIDTOWN location!  beATL shall be waiting for you in the Velvet Room area.

Remember that our Belgian THIRSTdays are a regular on the first Thursday of the month!

LOGISTICS

  • WhenThursday, November 1st, 2018 from 7pm
  • Where: Fado Irish Pub MIDTOWN | 933 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | (404) 260-7910
  • Parking: in the Metropolis building, they validate first 2 hours. Also parking on surface lots 2 blocks away for $ 5.00.
  • RSVP would be highly appreciated!  Not received the invitation in your mailbox?  Send an email to beATL Queen Patricia.

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Women’s Series | 11/12/2018


Introduction to Art of Feminine Presence … How to get noticed and attract more of what you want for professional and personal success … That’s the topic of the next Women’s Series organized by various local Chambers of Commerce including our own Belgian Chamber.

Women in business often feel pressure to fit in with their male counterparts, feeling pressure to suppress female traits that are an integral part of any businesswomen’s arsenal for success.

Critical for the art of negotiation, team building and leadership, these natural traits and skills in women should be in the forefront of their tools for success.

The speaker, Adele Wang, will teach you how to express your natural feminine traits to get the attention you really want for more successful business and personal relationship.

LOGISTICS

  • When: Monday 12 November 2018 from 6-8 pm
  • Where: Thompson Hine | Two Alliance Center, 3560 Lenox Road NE, Suite 1600, Atlanta, Georgia 30326-4266
  • Cost: $20 Members, $35 Non-Members, $20 Students
  • Registration is a must

 

 

Family outing with beATL | 10/21/2018


Join beATL for a fun afternoon for all at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch on Sunday October 21st, 2018 @ 2pm.

Our program includes but is not limited to:

  • Having a great gathering with great people
  • Taking steps into a corn maze
  • Shoot with a corn cannon
  • Bring home some fabulous pumpkins and more

Logistics

  • When: Sunday October 21, 2018 @ 2pm
  • Cost: Pay at entrance $13,00 per person
  • Where: Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch |4520 HW 53E Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • RSVP if you’ll attend and indicate in the comment box how many in your party, including yourself.

Belgian Community Night Hawks vs. Knicks | 11/7/2018


Join beATL at the newly renovated State Farm Arena on Wednesday, November 7th for a Belgian Community Night. Watch the Atlanta Hawks take on Belgian player, Frank Ntilikina**, and the New York Knicks. Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit that can be used at the brand new restaurants inside the arena.

You can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena through this link. I can certainly reach out to the Knicks and see if this is something Frank Ntilikina

The pre-game shoots should be around from 5:00-6:00 pm.  You would get to sit in the lower level for that time frame. After that, you can always go near the Knicks tunnel and possibly get to say hi or see Frank Ntilikina if he is over there.  beATL is working with the event coordinator to see if we could get some special beATL-time with Frank … Updates will be posted within this blogpost when available – check again later.

** Frank Ntilikina is a 6’5″ Belgian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks. He was selected by the Knicks as the eighth overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. Ntilikina plays both point guard and shooting guard positions.

Logistics

  • When: November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm [pre-game shoots around from 5:00-6:00 pm]
  • Where: State Farm Arena | 1 Philips Dr NW , Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Tickets@ $26/person for beATL members[you can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena – deadline to purchase tickets November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm]

BACOS – 5th Anniversary Reception | 10/04/2018


Join BACOS for its 5th anniversary at the Westside Warehouse where Jean-Christophe Tellier, CEO of UCB, will be the Guest Speaker.  This night of celebration along with delicious Belgian beers and tasty hors d’oeuvres from Thao will take place on Thursday, October 4, from 7pm to 9:30pm

Discounted entry fee for beATL members ($15 instead of $30 | get your code here)…. With every ticket you’ll get a chance to win 10×2 tickets for a ATL United Game! Additional ATL United Raffle Tickets will be on sale during the reception.

RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Hurricane Florence – help


Hurricane Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast on Friday, especially for the Carolinas but also the Virginia…

Loads of people are currently fleeing the disaster to come and looking for a safe place to stay.  Some are your fellow Belgian citizens ….  If you are willing to open your house for those in need of a shelter, please contact the General Consulate of Atlanta.  Here is their emergency number outside their opening hours: +1 404 271 96 69.

For more info about the hurricanes, visit https://www.noaa.gov.

19th Women’s Series | 09/20/2018


A panel of  3 powerful women [Anne Marie Colombo, CISSP, Cybersecurity Solution Advisor, SAP + Cynthia Curry, Director of IoT, Metro Atlanta Chamber + DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo, Research Faculty Member, Georgia Institute of Technology] will discuss cyber security risks that could affect all of our lives while also providing insight on how to manage some of those risks.

The Women’s Series is a collaborative initiative of the FrenchNetherlandsGerman and Belgian American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council and the Japan-American Society of Georgia.
Started in January 2014, the Women’s Series holds quarterly business events for professional women of the Atlanta international community. The goal of the Women’s Series is to bring educational and stimulating content to our attendees, while facilitating professional opportunities and networking among peers.

LOGISTICS

  • When: Thursday, September 20 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: 191 Peachtree Street N.E. – Suite 3400, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Event Fees:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, GACC, BABC & JASG: $20
    • Students (bring your Student ID): $20
    • Non members: $35
  • REGISTER HERE ONLINE

The King Center’s Beloved Community International Expo | 8/25/2018


Travel around the world without leaving Atlanta during the Beloved Community International Expo on Saturday, August 25th at The King Center.

Open to all ages and free to attend, the expo will celebrate diverse cultures with music, dance and costumes from around the world! In collaboration with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, local consul generals and other key partners, the Expo will transform The King Center campus and adjacent streets into our world house. Representatives from all 7 continents will provide educational and entertaining experiences reflecting their culture, religion, language, education and much more.

There will also be prizes, refreshments and a kids-zone hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park from 11am-5pm.

As an added bonus, there will be an open house at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11 am – 7 pm
  • Where: The King Center | 449 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA
  • Registration is a must.

Belgian THIRSTday – World Cup After Party | 08/02/2018


They already had a big party in Brussels, but Atlanta will also celebrate!  beATL’s next THIRSTday – August 2nd, from 7 pm – will be exceptionally rebranded as the “World Cup After Party”!  For the first time in history, our Red Devils became 3rd in a World Cup and we want to thank them you for:

  • Coming back from 0-2 against Japan
  • Defeating Brazil
  • Defeating England…. Twice!
  • Giving us such nice soccer and suspense (maybe a little too much suspense?)
  • Uniting the Belgians and making us proud to be Belgian

Where is the party? Waar is da feestje? Où est la fête?  At Fado Buckhead of course! The place where we watched all the games!   As a thank you for being their favorite World Cup fans, Fado is offering free snacks, a $5.00 Duvel special and 20% off the food tab.

Let’s meet at Fado Buckhead one more time and celebrate our historic 3rd place win. Feel free to wear your colors! Let’s celebrate! We are Belgium!

Please RSVP as Fado needs to know the headcount for the snack platters.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday August 2nd, 2018
  • Where: Fado Buckhead [rooftop] | 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Dress code: Wear your soccer shirts or the Belgian colors and bring your Red Devil attribute
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

 

Summer After Work Networking Drink | 08/16/2018


The Belgian, Netherlands and Swedish American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council of Georgia are partnering again this summer to invite you to their Summer After Work Networking Drink.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: Gordon Biersch Buckhead | 3242 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Parking: ample parking at location
  • Event Fee: $10 including one drink ticket
  • Registration