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The Brussels Chamber of Commerce – BECI and ICC Belgium, in partnership with the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium and the NKVK, invite enterprises to gather for a practical seminar on dealing with Brexit and other political risks, just after the next European Council meeting.

At that date, enterprises involved with the impact of Brexit may hope to be able to assess more clearly what kind of trade deal or transition period can be expected. Nevertheless, it will also be the right time to identify some lessons to be learnt and actions to be taken in the light of the Brexit that was officially notified on March 29th, 2017.

With Brexit as a broad signal on how divides among citizens all over the world can impact the international trade environment and your business, how can enterprises reinforce their preparation for political uncertainties and disruptions? This involves information and skills in aspects of a.o. cross-border contracting, customs, VAT, currency fluctuation risks.

A selection a experts with backgrounds in international affairs, in contracting and dispute settlement, in customs and indirect tax and in finance will share knowledge and lead discussions. See the programme and join us for a high-value morning to help shape the right skills and mindset for international trade in a world of disruptions.


8:30 – 9:00        Doors are opening

9:00 – 9:15        Welcome words

9:15 – 10:00      How to identify political risks like Brexit that can impact your business (Dominique Orsini, Political Edge)

10:00 – 10:40    Review of commercial contracts impacted by Brexit or likely to be impacted by other political risks (Me Maxime Berlingin, Fieldfisher Brussel)

10:40 – 11:20    Customs and VAT preparation to Brexit and other potential disruptions (Me Bert Gevers; Loyens & Loeff Brussel)

11:20 – 12:00    Mitigating Brexit and other currency risks (Nicolas Duchêne & Aurélien Junon, ING Belgium)

12:00 – 12:15     Closing

12:150 – 13:00     Networking cocktail at Cercle de Lorraine

Participation cost (invoice will be sent by BECI on due time)

  • Members Beci, ICC Belgium, BritCham Belgium and NKVK € 50
  • Non-members € 75

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