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Europe on Your Mind? Start in Brussels!

  • Consulate General of Belgium, NYC 885 2nd Avenue New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)


8.00 Registration and breakfast
8.30 Introduction. Cecile Jodogne, Secretary of State for foreign trade and inward investment
8.40 Introduction to the Brussels Tech Ecosystem. Stefaan Lenaerts, Area Manager Invest, Brussels Invest & Export
9.00 Fiscal incentives for FDI in Belgium. Marc De Mil, Belgian Ministry of Finance
9.15 - 10.00 : Working sessions

Brussels, the gateway to Europe for Fintech businesse. Wim De Waele, CEO, b-Hive
Fintech between USA and Europe, insights from a Belgian New Yorker. Yvan De Munck, US Head of Business Development at James (by CrowdProcess)

Sharing economy
The sharing economy landscape in Brussels and Belgium. Angelo Meuleman, Taxistop and sharing economy expert
Fiscal framework for sharing economy initiatives in Belgium. Marc De Mil, Belgian Ministry of Finance. 

10.00 Legal aspects of opening a branch or subsidiary in Brussels. Guillaume Blauwart, Tax advisor, Pragma International
10.15 Closing words by Cathy Buggenhout, Consul General of Belgium in New York
10.30 - 12.00 Possibility for individual meetings with the speakers