"Future legislation for associations in Belgium: meet the experts": 05/02/2019 - London

Brussels, European Hub for International Associations. Future legislation for associations in Belgium: meet the experts.

On Tuesday 5th of February, association executives based in London will have the occasion to meet Brussels Association Experts.

Organised with the Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom, the event will be your chance to keep updated about the Belgium legislation and the opportunities it gives.

  • Program:   

    • 18.00 - Welcome Drink
    • 18.35 - Welcoming words, by H.E. Mr Rudolph Huygelen - Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom
    • 18.40 - Sessions 

    "Empowering international associations in Brussels", by Lara Grofils, Visit Brussels and Adrian Harris, Federation of International Associations in Belgium FAIB

    "Legal aspects for establishing a presence in Belgium" by Antoine Druetz Partner Koan Law Firm Non-Profit and Trade Associations Department

    "Hiring in Belgium: incentives for Associations", by Hugues Thibaut, Group S Payroll Office, International Department.

    “How designed Brexit services can help your company assess the impact of Brexit?” by Interel

    • 19.40 - Q&A and group discussions with experts
    • 20.00 - Walking dinner


    Ambassador’s residence, 36 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB


    On Tuesday 5th of February 2019 at 6.00 for 6.30 pm


    Please register by 24th of January 2019.


    Contact: associations@visit.brussels

    Background information

    The attractiveness of Belgium for international associations is undeniable with over 2.300 of these already present in Brussels or nearby, thanks to a longstanding regulatory background and the position of Brussels as an international centre.

    A revision of the Belgian Law for companies and associations is underway to modernise the existing legal framework for associations and the specific international association status. Moreover, changes have been introduced to Belgian labour legislation facilitating the hiring of new employees and to lower tax on small entities.

    The changes aim at rendering Belgium attractive to international associations, charities and NGOs based in the UK which are considering setting up an office in Brussels, lead us to the organisation of focused events, especially in view of the “Brexit” context.

    visit.brussels is active in the United Kingdom, promoting Brussels for association and corporate clients for their meetings and congresses, as well as for the annual event for international associations the European Association Summit.