Belgian Spotlight with WTC “Belgium, Innovative Springboard to Europe” – August 30, 2018

Many thanks to those who joined us on Thursday night at Burr & Forman for our panel discussion on Belgium. We had the pleasure to learn from industry leaders and officials why Belgium is at the world’s top for innovation. They all pointed the outstanding eduction system, the well educated workforce and its strategic location at the crossroads of the Latin and Germanic worlds and at the heart of Europe. Belgium is the perfect gateway to Europe.

We were thrilled and honored to welcome as guest speakers for our panel discussion:

  • William De Baets, Consul General of Belgium in Atlanta
  • Nico Reynders, Vice President of HR, UCB
  • Shawn Collins, VP Global Architectural Sales, PolyVision
  • Brendan Lease, Sr. Marketing Manager, US International District, UPS
  • Frank Boykin, CFO, Mohawk
  • Yves Dubus, Trade & Investment Commissioner, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX)
  • Conny Van Wulpen, Trade & Investment Commissioner, Flanders Investment & Trade, (FIT)

The panel discussion was moderated by Anton Mertens, Partner at Burr & Forman, LLP and President of the BACoS.

Meet our Panelists

Consul General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Atlanta

Sr. Marketing Manager, US International District

UPS

Chief Finance Officer

Mohawk

Vice President Global Architectural Sales

PolyVision

Vice President of HR

UCB

Trade & Investment Commissioner

AWEX

(Wallonia-Brussels Regions Foreign Trade & Investment Agency Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg Foreign Trade Rep Office)

Investment and Trade Commissioner

FIT

(Flanders Investment and Trade)

Partner at Burr & Forman, LLP

President of the Belgian American Chamber of the South

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