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Free Seminar 'Start your Own Business in Belgium'

19:54 20/04/2014
This half day seminar, organised by Local Knowledge Belgium in partnership with ING and The Bulletin, is dedicated to helping you set up a business. It takes you through the practical and essential steps you need to take to get your business up and running in Belgium. Register and get your free entrance ticket! ONLY 50 SEATS ARE AVAILABLE!

Getting serious about your own start-up?  This half day seminar is dedicated to helping you set up a business in Belgium. It takes you through the practical and essential steps you need to take to get your business up and running in Belgium.

The event takes place at the 13th of May, at the ING Offices 40 Cours Saint Michel, 1040 Brussels.

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What you will learn:

• Gain an informed insight into the different types of business that you can set up
• Understand the pros and cons of the different corporate structures and work out which one is most appropriate for you
• Learn how to limit your personal liability in a corporate structure
• Find out what documents you need for each stage of the registration process
• Get practical guidance on your next steps from banking and accounting experts
• Discover how to maximise your cash flow and profits as a business 
• Pick up essential tips and techniques to develop your entrepreneurial skills

Freebies to take away with you:

• Free copy of the 2nd edition of the Local Knowledge Guide to setting up and running a business in Belgium, worth €22
• Contact information of all expert speakers 
• Printed copy of all presentations 

This event is run birds of a feather style. Participants move from table to table and each panellist gives the same presentation 5 times. 

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Louise HILDITCH, a British national, has been in Brussels for nearly twenty years. Having started her Belgian career in the European Parliament where she worked for a senior MEP and Committee Chairman, she went on to work for Kraft Foods as a lobbyist before co-founding her own public affairs agency. Subsequently, she set up and ran ActionAid’s EU office taking on a variety of international leadership roles within the organisation. In 2008 she co-founded Local Knowledge which exists to assist expats to set up and run successful organisations in Belgium.

Serge HENGESCH has worked as an Account Manager for the company Partena for the past 25 years. He is specifically responsible for company start-ups and for social security for self-employed (free-lancers or companies) people. Partena is specialized in social security.

Gilles GROSJEAN is a strategy, business and financial planning specialist. After graduating in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), he started his career in one of the leading Belgian banking groups. He has worked his way up from Credit Analyst and Account Manager to M&A Advisor, with a continuous focus on small and mid-sized companies. He is now a Strategy Advisor for a mid-sized Belgian niche insurance company. 

Dave DERUYTTER is currently Head of Expatriate & Non-resident bank and insurance services at ING Belgium, after 25 years of banking experience in both wholesale and retail. He himself has been an expat in Japan and China for 8.5 years and worked for the European Commission.

Christopher THUBRON is a Partner at BDO. He is one of the very few people to be a member of both Belgian Institutes of Auditors and of Accountants.

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Written by The Bulletin