Belgian American Chamber of the South

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

 

 

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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

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

Women’s Series celebrating its 5th anniversary | 4/30/2018


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.

For its 5th anniversary of the Women’s Series, you are invited at F&B to celebrate the event!  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get to know some of the past speakers, loyal attendees and fantastic partners.

Logistics

  • When: Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6-8 pm
  • Where: F&B | 3630 Peachtree Rd NE, #160, Atlanta, GA 30326
  • Event fees:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, GACC & BABC : $15
    • Students (bring your Student ID): $15
    • Non members: $25
  • Register here online

Women in Philanthropy | 2/26/2018


The Netherlands, French, German and Belgian American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council are pleased to invite you to their 17th edition of the Women’s Series: Women in Philanthropy, Caring Can Help Your Career, Not Just Your Soul!  Sarah Fonder-Kristy (Atlanta Community Food Bank), Theresa Wentzel (Atlanta Dream), and Kari Love (Atlanta Women’s Foundation) will be participating in a panel discussion  on the role that women can – and must – play in non-profits and philanthropy.

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.  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: Monday, February 26, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Where:  Atlanta International School | 2890 N Fulton Dr NE, Atlanta, Atlanta 30305
  • Parking: ample free parking on the school site
  • Event Fees:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, GACC & BABC : $20
    • Students (bring your Student ID): $20
    • Non members: $35
  • Registration is a must

New Year with BACoS | 1/19/2018


Join the Belgian American Chamber of the South for its annual New Year Celebration.  Enjoy delicious Belgian beverages, tasty hors d’oeuvre and great networking opportunities.   And don’t miss the chance to win a Tintin Comic Strip!

Logistics

  • When – Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6 pm.
  • Where – the Lawyers Club of Atlanta | 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking – Parking is available in the Promenade Parking Garage located next to the building. Parking passes will be validated.
  • Admission Fees :
    • Members: Free
    • Non-members – 30 and under: $15
    • Non-members: $20
  • Registration

Women’s Series | 12/07/2017


Laleh Sharifi, Partner and Business Immigration Practice Group Leader of Smith Gambrell & Russell, will tell you how U.S. immigration policies impact you, your business and family. It is not simply a hot political issue to debate.

From compliance issues, internship and work visas to green cards and dual-citizenship, she will cover the current topics that affect our personal and business lives, and discuss the future of U.S. immigration.   Laleh Sharifi, will also be available to answer your questions.

The Women’s Series is a collaborative initiative of the French, Netherlands, German and Belgian American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council.  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, December 7, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: Promenade II, 1230 Peachtree St NE, Suite 3100, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking: parking lot at location – Parking will be validated.
  • Event fees:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, GACC & BABC : $20
    • Students (bring your Student ID): $20
    • Non members: $35
  • Registration is a must

Young Professionals networking drinks | 10/24/2017


Mix and mingle with Young Professionals peers of the German, Belgian, British, Swedish, Finnish and Dutch business community for this first joint networking drinks, organized by our local chambers of commerce – including our own.  This is a great opportunity to expand your network… that is if you are under 40 years old!  You will also get a guided tour of Orpheus Brewery’s 16,000 square foot facility!  Don’t forget to register!

LOGISTICS

  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 rom 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheus Brewery | 440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Event Fee: $10 (one beer & guided tour included)
  • Hosts: The Netherlands, German, Finnish, Swedish and Belgian  American Chambers of Commerce & the British American Business Council
  • Registration is a must.

Farewell Wim | 9/5/2017


Wim Van Cauteren and his lovely wife Luciana have been beATLe fans as soon as beATL started its journey in June 2014.  For sure we will miss seeing them around!

Wim has been appointed as Trade Commissioner for Flanders & Brussels in Mexico-City where he will work at the Belgian Embassy.  There are a lot of economic links between the US and Mexico which has adopted a lot of American business practices while keeping its Latin flavor.   Also Mexico has, apart from Brazil, the largest economy in Latin-America offering many unexplored opportunities that Wim is excited about.

Luciana and Wim are fluent in Spanish, making the move to such a beautiful country even more attractive; they are both really looking forward to live there.

Wim started working for Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) in June 1998.   His first posting was Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; that was followed by a 7-year stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  After Argentina, he went back to Brussels for 2 1/2 years – at FIT’s headquarters, and since 2012, Atlanta became their new home.

His main activities is to give support to Flemish & Brussels export companies, that want to expand into the (Southern) USA.  On the other hand, he also detects US companies that want to cross the Atlantic and invest in Europe which explains why you could see him at numerous conferences, events and exhibitions.

He was also the co-organizer of three large trade missions in his jurisdiction: two Flemish-Dutch trade missions (one to Houston, TX and one to Atlanta, GA) and one Belgian Economic Mission to Texas.

What he loves about his job is getting positive feedback from Belgian and local companies, industry associations and government representatives but the icing on the cake is when a company secures a contract thanks to his introduction!

Wim will never forget the day and night of January 28 in 2014 when a snow and ice storm hit Atlanta!  Here is his story: ‘that night we were organizing a reception for Belgian businessmen that participated at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, so we could not leave the office early.  We left the office at 11 PM thinking that by that time the highways would be clear. Wrong ! I-75 north was still clogged with cars and there was a complete stand still. We got off the freeway, but we got lost somewhere in midtown and we feared we would have to overnight in our car with freezing temperatures outside. Luckily a Good Samaritan found us and was so nice to give us a ride back to my office in downtown Atlanta. At the office, we had to make a makeshift bed, made of tapestries and old carpets, but we were so happy that we didn’t have to sleep in the car.’

He will always enjoy and feel proud with the headline on the VRT (Flemish Public Television) news that stated that the first joint Flemish-Dutch economic mission in Houston, TX was a success. After several months of preparation, it was very rewarding.

If you ask Wim about his personal best moments in Atlanta, he will tell you about the Sun Dial restaurant in the Westin-hotel downtown where he had a birthday dinner with Luciana … but what made it very special is that on that rainy day, the view was nonexistent giving them the impression of having dinner in the clouds.   And the Belgian beers at the Brick Store Pub will remain a very good souvenir.

His last day in Atlanta is on September 15 … and no, the name of his successor is not known yet.   Check the blog again soon.

Join Flanders Investment & Trade and the Belgian American Chamber of the South on Tuesday, September 5th, so you too can thank Wim for all the great work he has done in the Southeast, wish him all the best on his new mission in Mexico and say goodbye to this super nice couple.

Logistics

  • When: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 from 6.30 – 8.30 pm
  • Where: Burr & Forman LLP171 17th Street Northwest – 11th floor, Atlanta, GA 30363
  • RSVP by Sept 1st, 2017

Emotional Self Defense | 8/29/2017


Join the Women’s Series ‘Emotional Self Defense’ with Jennifer Riis-Poulson who will educate and empower you through her innovative self defense program.

Women’s Series are joint events of the BelgianFrenchNetherlandsFinnish and German American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British American Business Council

Logistics

  • When: Tuesday, August 29 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: BDO Atlanta, 1100 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA  30309-4516
  • Costs:
    • Members BACoS, NACCSE, FACC, FACCSE, GACC South & BABCS : $20
    • Non members: $35
  • Registration