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BACoS – Women in Sports: Empowering Women Through Sport | 03/11/2019


Research shows that sports can benefit girls and women by enhancing their health and well-being, fostering self-esteem and empowerment, facilitating social inclusion and integration, challenging gender norms and providing opportunities for leadership.

Join this new Women Series, organized by BACoS and many other Atlantan Chambers of Commerce, on Monday, March 11 to learn from Lucy Rushton (Atlanta United Football Club) and Trina Bolton (US Department, Sport Diplomacy) how sports can help women to achieve goals and break barriers!

The Women Series is a collaboration between the German, French, Netherlands and Belgian American Chambers of Commerce as well as the British-American Business Council and the Japan-America 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: Monday 11 March 2019 from 6-8 pm
  • Where: Burr & Forman, LLP | 171 17 Street NW, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30363
  • Cost: $20 Members, $35 Non-Members, $20 Students
  • Parking: Free – will be validated
  • Registration is a must

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BACoS – Speed Business Meetings | 02/21/2019


Don’t miss the Face-to-Face Speed Business Meetings with key BACoS companies.  Discover what OM Partners has to say on February 21 for our Speed Business Meetings.

These meetings are an ideal way to connect with potential cooperation partners, and a great opportunity to make new contacts. People meet and exchange ideas at high speed. Each meeting lasts for 10 minutes, which is the perfect time to have a first introduction, and determine your interest in taking the conversations further during our networking reception.

OM Partners is a leading provider of Supply Chain Planning software with customers in many types of industries all over the world. The supply chain planning problems that a company deals with are quite complex, with many alternatives to be considered. OM Partners uses optimization techniques to solve these problems. The combinations and possibilities are literally endless, and so are the solutions. Hence the motto ‘Go for the optimum’. In other words, they find the “best fit” for all the conflicting demands.

LOGISTICS

  • When: Thursday, February 21 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Where: OM Partners | 2727 Paces Ferry Road, Building 1, Suite 1750, Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Fees: Free but registration is required. Limited seats available.

New Year’s Reception BACOS | 1/26/2019


BACoS invites to its annual New Year’s Reception!   A perfect opportunity network with the Belgian American business community in the Southeast. Belgian beverages and tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Logistics

  • When: Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm
  • Where: The Lawyers Club of Atlanta | 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking: Promenade Parking Garage is located next to the building. Parking passes will be validated.
  • Dress code: business attire
  • Fees:
    • Members: Free
    • Non-members – 30 and under: $15
    • Non-members: $20
  • RSVP before 1/16

Benelux Dinner | 12/03/2018


The Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce and the Belgian American Chamber of the South cordially invite you for a private dining experience prepared by Belgian Chef Philippe Haddad at the renowned Cape Dutch restaurant in Atlanta to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Benelux Union.

With Guests of Honor:

  • His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • His Excellency Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Her Excellency Sylvie Lucas, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

LOGISTICS

  • When: Monday December 3, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm
  • Where: Cape Dutch 1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Info: email julie@bacos.us for more info.
  • Dress code: Business Formal

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]

Belgian DJ Netsky in ATL | 6/30/2018


Fabulous Belgian DJ Netsky – Boris Daenen – will perform at the freshly remodeled Buckhead Theater on Saturday June 30th with its primal party experience: ‘DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS‘, an immersive visual wonderland, sub-sonic D&B Sound System, awe inspiring full color laser display and a world class line-up.

 

 

Logistics

  • When: Saturday June 30th, 2018 – Doors @ 9 pm –  18 and up only
  • Where: Buckhead Theatre | 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
  • Parking: good luck!  Don’t think about parking your wheels at the adjacent shops …
  • Tickets

General Admission-STANDING ROOM ONLY!

Release your inner animal but don’t drink and drive … and try carpooling/Ubering or Lyfting….

Movie Night | 3/13/2018


Let’s go to the movie!

During the Annual Francophonie Festival in Atlanta, l’Alliance Française, in collaboration with our Consulate General, will present the Belgian movie “Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis” (2015), by Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin.

In short, it’s about four Belgian rockers (Bouli LannersWim Willaert) confronted by a soldier, who claims to be their late band mate’s lover.

The movie is in French but undertitled in English.

Get an avant-goût with its trailer.

It’s free but you must register .

Atlanta’s Francophonie Festival is organized by the Atlanta Francophonie Committee, a multi-cultural collaboration between represented by the Consulates of Belgium, Canada, France, Haiti and Switzerland, the Québec Delegation in Atlanta,the American Association of Teachers of French, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta-Accueil and Ecole du Samedi.
Other French-language events are organized throughout March.

Logistics

  • When – 13 March, 2018 at 7 pm.  You must register.
  • Where – Alliance Française |  Colony Square – the 400 building, 1201 Peachtree Street | Suite 1104 | Atlanta, GA 30361 | Tel: 404-875-1211 | Directions.
  • Register
  • Parking –  parking is underneath the building. Alliance Française is located dir  Bring your parking stub to validate for FREE parking.

Petanque anyone?


Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground and have fun with friends around!  The Roswell Petanque Club launches March 3, 2018 under the initiative of beATL Isabelle Gibson and her husband Peter.  It is the first club member of the Atlanta Petanque League (APL) and other locations in the Atlanta area are already showing interest in starting an APL member club!  Play socially or to compete! All ages and skill levels welcome.

Interested? Go to www.Meetup.com and search for Roswell Petanque Club to join or RSVP.  Games are 1st and 3rd Saturday 10am to 12noon and 1st & 3rd Tuesday 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

If you don’t have boules, they will have a limited amount to loan but make sure that your wear closed toe shoes!

Membership:

  • Adult Membership: $65.00 per member per year (with an annual $50.00 Club APL fee)
  • Under 18 Membership: $25.00 per year
  • First three games free, within 45 days, then join as a member or pay $10.00 to play.

Your APL membership will provide, via the Federation of Petanque, USA, an accident waiver and release of liability to protect participants and club office bearers against claims from club events.   Pétanque is not viewed as a dangerous sport, but accidents can happen.

 

Learn more about Petanque: https://petanque.wordpress.com/about/

Order Boules and learn more: http://www.petanque-america.com/

 

 

 

Fourth Annual Belgian Potluck | 1/27/2018


beATL is excited to invite you to its fourth edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 27th, 2018.   There are some changes to the formula so, please read carefully all the below crusty information!

The first change is the venue – for the first time, we will rent a clubhouse.  The second change is that the rental comes at a cost and therefore, each participant will be requested to pay a $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception].

Put your dear self in your culinary gear and prepare some tasty homemade dish(es) – preferably with a Belgian taste – to share.  We always have peers stressing about cooking so, don’t use it as an excuse: there are other ‘jobs’ available for you… We will have a sign-up sheet and each participating family must sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!

Remember it is a kids-free evening, with just adults.  For obvious reasons.

Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited to 100 guests.

Details of the evening will be emailed to all registered beATL-members.  If you didn’t get your invitation, contact your beATL Queen Patricia.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday January 27th, 2018 at 5.30 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food).  Festivity runs until 10.30 pm.
  • Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed ‘in’
  • Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, use the club house parking lot.  In the event the lot is full, park on the same side of the street, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants.  Carpool if possible.
  • RSVP is a must [space is limited, no exception] – deadline to pay your entry fee is Monday 22/01!
  • Fee paid in advance is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration
  • NO CHILDREN, no exception – must be 21 or over.

Some important tips:

  • although the term “potluck” suggests a random assortment of dishes, the idea is to focus on Belgian (style) food
  • bring your dish ready-to-eat in a to-go container; we are in a Club House with no kitchen
  • bring a serving dish and serving utensils; again: we are in a Club House …
  • label your dish(es) if they cannot be traced back to you
  • all those who are gluten intolerant, food allergenic, vegans or have any kind dietary challenge(s) are requested to bring their own food to avoid any mishaps.
  • Party guests are expected to help with the clean up …

Potluck

 

the first Belgian THIRSTday of 2018 | 1/4/2018


Let’s celebrate the New Year at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead!  A good occasion to meet new and old beATLes from 7 pm for a sip or some nibble … or both!

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!

Logistics

  • When – Thursday January 4th, 2018 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • 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.