Unlocking Business Opportunities in Belgium - focus on Wallonia Region

Date: 13/06/2024
Time: 9.30 - 13:00
Borough: North West Greater Manchester Chamber, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate. Manchester
Contact Name: Export Britain
Contact Email: exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk
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GMCC in collaboration with the Embassy of Belgium and Wallonia Export & Investment Agency are holding a presentation and networking event to introduce you trade and investment opportunities in Belgium and particularly looking at the Wallonia Region.   

In 2021, the North West region had reached an estimated total trade of £4bn worth of goods and services and is one of Greater Manchester's top trading partners. There are over 3,400 businesses in the NW region currently trading with Belgium.

Why attend?

  • British Companies could be realising an additional £4bn worth of exports to Belgium across sectors such as Chemicals, pharmaceuticals,  automotive, machinery, electronic equipment,  Intellectual property, travel, transportation,  other business services amongst others.

  • According to DBT,  there are opportunities to grow exports within renewable energy, food and drink and technology sectors.

  • Belgium is UK's 8th largest exporting market and as of 2023 Q3,  UK Exports reached £25.8bn!               

  • Wallonia is located at the 'heart of Europe' allowing you to access a market of up to 500 million consumers within one day!

  • Wallonia offers a wide range of financial aids to enable foreign companies to easily set up in the region.

  • Wallonia offers overseas companies with qualified, productive and multi-lingual talent and you can access a series of financial support to reduce salary and training costs.


9:30 a.m.     Registrations and Coffee Networking

10:00 a.m.   Welcome and health & safety remarks by GM Chamber 

10:05 a.m.    UK, North West and Greater Manchester Trade with Belgium & Exporting Opportunities, GM Chamber

10:20 a.m.    Unlocking opportunities in Belgium - Focus on Wallonia

10:50 a.m.     Q&A Panel

11:40 a.m.     Closing Remarks  & Networking Lunch

 *This may be subject to change


Who should attend?

UK traders seeking to grow their business in Belgium and the EU.  Whether you are an exporter seeking to grow your export sales, or establish a physical presence in market to strengthen your market position, or companies seeking to diversify their supply chain, this event is for you.


This event is free and open to members and non-members.  However, please refer to our last minute cancellations and no-shows terms and conditions.

Last Minute Cancellation & No Shows Terms & Conditions

In case you can no longer attend this event, please note you must cancel your place at least 5 working days before the event. The cancellation must be in writing and sent to exportbritain@gmchamber.co.uk indicating the event you are cancelling for and delegate(s) details. Failure to do so within this timeframe, will incurr in a cancellation/no-show admin fee as follows:

• Members: £15+VAT per delegate

• Non-Members: £20+VAT per delegate

We are aiming to reduce catering waste, for this reason we will enforce this late cancellation/no-show fee. If you book and fail to attend three or more times on free events, we reserve the right to restrict access for future events.


This is a sponsored event, therefore delegates' contact details will be shared with event's partners.

Please note: There may be photographs taken at our events that will be used for marketing purposes and on our social media channels. If you do not wish to appear in any of our marketing materials or on our social media channels, please inform a member of the Chamber team at the start of the event.

Registration deadline: 11/06/2024

NON MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £0.00 Excluding VAT