On 12 February 2017, HEM Pieter de Crem, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, escorted by a 35-member Delegation involving no less than 17 Belgian companies from the three Regions of Belgium and Luxembourg, landed in Dubai in the framework of a Multisectorial Economic Mission to the UAE. Important Belgian Companies such as Besix, Tractebel,
With 147,235 workers (of which 20 % are self-employed), more than 10,000 firms, a science park related to a world-known university and 7 business parks, Walloon Brabant is a big economic hub. The pharmaceutical industry is the growth engine of the region.
The vote on the CETA agreement with Canada has acquired added importance given the unprecedented levels of uncertainty about global trade and the future of the rules-based international trading system.
The city of Mechelen is a business center offering numerous opportunities to foreign businesses ready to be settled in Europe. On top of providing the advantages of being close to the thriving economic centers of Belgium without the inconvenience of big cities, Mechelen also benefits of a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit and the presence of internationally renowned players like Alken-Maes...