Upcoming events

December 2019

2 December

Delegation of Russian business to Benelux (Belgium and Netherlands)


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24 January​


End February, begin March





June, 3-6

End of September, in Brussels

Reception Gala New Year with the presence of the Belgian ambassador in Russia

CCBLR mission to Samara


VII GALA opening CCBLR in Russia



SEAFOOD expo Brussels


SPIEF 2020 Saint-Petersburg invest Forum

CCBLR will coorganize the XIV Forum on Eurasia from Lisbon to Vladivostok

Past events

On 26 November at Building Group S, Brussels


CCBLR, in collaboration with VKVRKWR, organized a conference: "How to manage and secure your business by working with the Eurasian Economic Union".

The purpose of the conference was to discuss the most common difficulties/facilities in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, a market of 200 millions of inhabitants in 5 countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) and very soon open to other partners like Serbia, Uzbekistan, etc.

• "Stability and Security for your business in Russia and EEU" by Didier De Baere at Belgian Foreign Trade Agency and Alexandre Milyutin at the Russian Embassy. 
• "How to secure Your Business in Russia and EEU" by G. Lambrecht and Mrs Della Faille at CREDENDO
• "Measures of State Financial Support (FDI) in Kazakhstan" by Jandos Nurlanov, Director Europe JSC KAZAKH INVEST, National company
• "Get the best exchange rate in your bank transactions" by Arnaud Penson and Maxime Istace, at EBURY
• "EEU Customs Policy and new electronic declaration" by Mr. Pichougov Customs officer, Embassy of Russia to Belgium, followed by a networking lunch

Here you can download the different presentations.

Thank you to all participants !







(Brussels, 27.09)

23 September



Eastern Economic Forum

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Belarusian industrial and investment forum

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Saint-Petersburg Road-Show Belgium and France

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CEO Business breakfast with Mr Boris Titov - Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights

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Mogilev, Bobruisk


Brussels, Antwerp, Liege, Luxembourg

IX Saint-Petersburg International gas Forum

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BelTexIndustry: light industry and textile exhibition. More information

Russian Energy Week

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BLCCA Business mission to Irkutsk (Baïkal)

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Conference "Machine building and metalworking"

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Delegation of Ryazan region to Belgium and Luxembourg

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Antwerp Expo







22-24 October

Ufa, Russia


23-24 October


26 October 

Antwerp 2019 Transport & Logistics

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VIP Dinner with Ambassadors of Russia and Belarus. Invitation 

OpenBIO - International Forum in the life-science field. More information

The Russian Energy Forum and the international exhibition “Ural Power Industry” More information

TAPA EMEA Dublin - The future of supply chain More information

Brussels Dialogue - International Youth Forum. More information

21 May 2019, Brussels
The longest CCBLR Day: 3 events on one day

Part I - conference "How to make profitable business with Russia: the risks and solutions"
For programme please visit www.ccblr.com. Part II – CCBLR General Assembly followed by a conference and a cocktail Part III – conference "How to successfully export products in Russia and EEU (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kirghizistan), taking into account the international sanctions, risks and recommendations for companies". Key topics: certification and doing business in the EEU
Key speaker - Russian experts of SOEX (www.soex.ru): Roman Vostrikov, Director of the Development Department of "Soyuz Expertiza"; Olga Osherova, Deputy General Director for Development of "Soyuz Expertiza"


15 May 2019, Antwerp
Conference "Land and Sea Silk Road: customs formalities and logistics solutions by working with the Eurasian Economic Union"
organized by the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia & Belarus (CCBLR Brussels) and Ahlers

Key speakers:
Ellen Theeuwes, Business Unit Director High Value Logistics at Ahlers Belgium, Director of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia & Belarus (CCBLR Brussels)

Sergey Fedorov, Embassy of Belarus to Belgium and Luxembourg 
Dmitry Subochev, Embassy of Russia to Belgium
Ilya Gorbunov, Rail Development manager, and Asel Suleimenova, Rail project manager



























10 - 13 March 2019, Russia: Mission to West Siberian Region for energy cluster in March 2019

Organizers: the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia (CCBLR Moscow) & the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia & Belarus (CCBLR Brussels) in cooperation with Lukoil and Russian Regional Government of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra

24 January 2019, Brussels: New Year Reception (116 participants)

Key speakers:
Eric Boyer de la Giroday, Chairman ING
Alexis Brouhns, CCBLR President, Senior Executive Vice President Europe of Solvay
H.E. Aleksandr Mikhnevich, Ambassador of Belarus to Belgium and Luxembourg
H.E. Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Ambassador of Belgium in Moscow
H.E. Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador of Russia to Belgium

11 December 2018, Brussels: conference "Energy at the Edge of Innovation - Scope 2040"

by CCBLR Brussels and NautaDutilh


Among speakers and panelists were representatives of the following companies: CMI Group Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie, Fluxys Belgium, Gazprom, Hydrogene Europe, Lukoil Western Europe, Permanent Representation of Russia to EU, Solvay, WindEurope.

Slides of the key speech "The Belgian Energy Landscape in 2040" made by Danielle Devogelaer, Energy Expert at the Federal Planning Bureau, you can download here below.

22 November 2018, Belgium
Next session of the Import-Export Club: Russie, Belarus, Kazakhstan,Kirghizistan, Arménie

  •  Topic of the meeting 3: certification and customs formalities in the Eurasian Economic Union

  • How to find partners?

  • What are the best distribution channels?

  • How to certify you products?

  • Speakers Arkady Arianoff (CCBLR), Valery Safarian (BACC), Peter van Blanckenbergh (SGS), Alexander Nikolaiev (SGS)

  • Language: French

  • Contact of the main organizer: Dominique Verleye, International Relations Manager, P: 067 89 33 32, dominique.verleye@ccibw.be

9 November 2018 (10.30), Brussels: support of the organization of the meeting of the Russian delegation from Tver Region

  • NGO "USP" (Autonomous Detection and Activation Devices, Security)

  • Incanto-A LLC (Kids furniture: Weekly we produce more than 500 beds from Canadian beech and birch massif covered with Italian-made hypoallergenic paints and varnishes on a natural basis, they have the certificates of quality and safety)

  • Alliance Nord-Auto LLC

  • Selena LLC (wholesale and retail trade of food. Search of the partners for the further development of the production and implementation of the new articles of products on the base of the manufacturing complex)

  • LLC "Z-Tex" (Weaving production) 

​24 October 2018, Kortrijk: Conference "why invest in Belarus. A door to the Eurasian Economic Union, the market of 180 million inhabitants" and visit of our member Barco facilities
Organizers: the Flemish Chamber of Commerce for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Barco and CCBLR Brussels in cooperation with Belarus Embassy in Belgium





















21 - 25 October 2018, Belgium: support by hosting of the Russian delegation from Arkhangelst Region, which will take part at the expo "Prowood 2018" in Gent:

  • LLC "Northern sawmill company" (timber cutting and woodworking, edged board, euro-batten, etc.)

  • LLC "Arctic Plus" (sawmill products made of the coniferous Pomor wood)

  • LLC "Topenergostroy" (sawn timber and planed products)

  • "Individual entrepreneur Ryakhina A.A." (produces round logs for house building and sawn timber of natural moisture)

4 - 5 October 2018, Russia: CCBLR Moscow & Brussels Trade Mission to Ryazan

5 September 2018, Antwerp: support by the organization of the meetings with Saint-Petersburg delegation in Antwerp:

Round table on business cooperation. Slides of our key speakers are here below:

  • Karin De Craecker, Strategic Coordinator of the city of Antwerp

  • Denis Chamara, Chairman, Committee for the IT and Communications

  • Ekaterina Lebedeva, Vice-president, Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Dr. An Rommens, Senior Expert Business Strategy

  • Nik Van den Wijngaert, PhD Business Development Manager City of Things, Imec

  • Ellen Theeuwes, Director High Value Division, Ahlers Group


Round table on creative industries: fashion and crafts


Evening of classical music from Saint-Petersburg at Amuz

Organizers: the Saint-Petersburg Government, the Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, City of Antwerp, the Russian Embassy in Belgium, the Russian Trade Representation in Belgium, Fashion DC, CCBLR Brussels

27 June 2018, Brussels: Investment conference and presentation of Moscow city economic potential

Key speakers:

Mr Sergey Cheremin, Minister of the Moscow City Government,  Head of the Moscow City Department of External Economic and International Relations (slides here below  - "Moscow potential")

Mr Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Belgium

Mr Anatoly Gorshkov, Trade Representative of Russia in Belgium

Ms Chantal De Bleu, CEO of AWEX (Wallon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment)

Mr Arkady Arianoff, CCBLR Brussels

Mr Andrei Starshinin, Deputy Head, Moscow Healthcare Department (slides here below  - "Moscow Healthcare department")

Mr Andrei Pentyukhov, Head of Division for Development of Social Communications and Active Longevity, Department of Labour and Social Protection of Moscow (slides here below  - "Moscow Longevity")

Mr Maxim Bunin, Deputy Managing Director of "Lukoil Belgium" (slides here below  - "Lukoil")

In parallel, during the conference took place the official opening ceremony of the exhibition of the stamp collection of Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov, after: chess tournament with the participation of Anatoly Karpov.

Organizer: Moscow Government in cooperation with Russian Trade Representation in Belgium and Luxembourg, CCBLR Brussels
























22 – 25 May 2018, Saint-Peterburg: Participation of Arkady Arianoff at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

28 – 29 May 2018: Mission to Novgorod Region

  • Main industries of the the Region: chemical, metallurgical, wood products industry, paper and pulp industries,  agriculture, food & fishery industry, digital economy. 

In cooperation with the office of the Governor Andrei Nikitin and CCBLR Moscow

For more detailed programme and registration please click the pdf file here below:

External event: 1 June 2018, Gosselies (Belgium): Import - Export Club on Eurasian Economic Union (Russia - Belarus - Armenia - Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan)

Straw wood pellets
Construction in Minsk

17 May 2018, BECI Brussels office: Business meeting on customs & certifications formalities by working with the Eurasian Economic Union
Here below are the presentation of the following speakers:

  • Kristian Vanderwaeren - Administrator General Belgian Customs

  • Dmitry Subochev  - Russian customs

  • Vyacheslav Burmistrov - Deputy Director of the Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission

  • Alexander Nikolaev - SGS certification (excused)

In cooperation with BECI








8 – 9 May 2018, Waterloo & Ghent: organization of the meetings for the Belarus delegation

27 April 2018, Belgium: organization of the meetings for the Russian delegation with AFG Holding (Agro-Elevage), Waterloo DSEngin, Awex

25 April 2018, Brussels: participation at the SEAFOOD in frame of the Russian stand


24 April 2018, Antwerp: CCBLR Brussels’s General Assembly followed by the conference on business mentality
Key speakers: Ines Pires, Founder of ISPD, and Daniel Stevens, Vice President of CCBLR Brussels
In cooperation with ISPD and Ahlers



23 April 2018, Belgium: meeting with Mr Georgy Petrov, the Counsellor to the President of the CCI of Russia



Promotion of the external event: 22 - 28 April 2018, Russia (Sint-Petersburg & Moscow): Mission of the City of Antwerpen to Russia



5 April 2018, Moscow: New Year Reception & 5th anniversary of the CCBLR Moscow (250 participants)



15 March 2018, Nivelles (Belgium): International Network Lunch - Russia and Belarus Today: Power to Become!
Speakers: René Branders (President of the CCI Brabant Wallon), HE Alexander Tokovinin (Russian Ambassador to Belgium), HE Alexander Mikhevich (Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and NATO), Arkady Arianoff (CCBLR Brussels)



Promotion of the external event: 8 March 2018 (16.00 - 18.00), Brussels: Briefing Business Seminar "Tajikistan: The New Investment and Tourism Frontier", Key speaker:  First Vice-Minister of Economy of Republic of Tadjikistan

28 February 2018, Brussels: support by the organization of the Young Professionals Networking Night


5:30 p.m.: Registration

6:00 p.m.: Welcome by Hans Maertens, Chief Executive of VOKA

6:10 p.m.: How to improve your personal branding online and offline?

Keynote by networking coach Jan Vermeiren, Founder of The Compassionate Leader and author of the books Let’s Connect! How to REALLY use LinkedIn and Life is a Game!Speech by Laurentine Van Landeghem, Founder of Clouds of Fashion and author of From Blog to Brand

7:00 p.m.: Be Generous networking game, facilitated by Jan Vermeiren

8:00 p.m.: Prize Draw and Free Networking

9:30 p.m.: End of Evening

Organizers: Amcham Belgium, AmChamEU, Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce, Belgium-Japan Association Chamber of Commerce, Brussels Chamber of Commerce, The World Business organization, Flanders Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Voka), supported by: Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Debelux AHK, Official Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg (Camara), CCBLR Brussels

​Promotion of the Roscongress event: 15 - 16 February 2018, Sochi: The Russian investment forum in Sochi focused on Russia’s investment and economic potential. official website: http://rusinvestforum.org/en/

6 February 2018, Brussels: CCBLR's New Year Reception

Key speeches:
Welcome words by Alexis Brouhns, CCBLR President, Senior Executive Vice President Europe of Solvay
H.E. Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador of Russia to Belgium
Maxim Seleznev, Head of the Consular Section, Counselor, on special formalities for preparation of visa for the participants of the Football World Cup in Russia in 2018
Kirill Petrovsky, Counsellor for trade and economic issues of the Embassy of Belarus to Belgium and Luxembourg
Presentation of the Novgorod Region by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Novgorod Region Evgeny Bogdanov and Director of the State Regional Autonomous Agency "Novgorod Region Development Agency" Alla Zavodina
"LUKOIL’s experience in the Benelux" by Bulat Subaev, Managing Director at LUKOIL Western Europe

Sponsor: Solvay


15 December 2017, Louvain-la-Neuve: Ambassador's cocktail

Key speeches by:
 presentation of AGC building and projects in Europe and Russia by Philippe Bastien, Regional President, Building & Industrial Glass Europe
H.E. Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador of Russia to Belgium

H.E. Aleksandr Mikhnevich, Ambassador of Belarus to Belgium and Luxembourg

H.E. Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Ambassador of Belgium to Armenia,
Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan
Sponsor: AGC


12 December 2017 in Antwerp

Conference on credit rating industry in Russia with key speakers from 1st accridited Russian agency - the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)


  • Welcome words by Mr Karel Van Hoorebeke, Honorary Consul of Belarus for Flanders, the Flemish Chamber of Commerce for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, and Mr Arkady Arianoff, Director of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia & Belarus (CCBLR Brussels)

Key speeches by (slides of their presentations are here below).

  • Mr Ivan van de Cloot, Chief economist Itinera Institute and Executive Professor Antwerp Management School

  • Mr Dmitry Kulikov, Research and Forecasting Group of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)

  • Mr Andrei Piskunov, Head of the Group of Sovereign and Regional ratings of ACRA

Organizers: CCBLR Brussels and the Flemish Chamber of Commerce for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus





















15 November 2017, Moscow: 3rd Forum on Eurasian Economic Union organized by the CCBLR Moscow & Brussels in cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Russian CC

27 October 2017, Luxembourg: support and participation of the Belarusian-European Economic Forum in Luxembourg


10 October 2017, Brussels: hosting of the delegation of Belarus entrepreneurs

23 – 25 October 2017, Russia: CCBLR (Brussels & Moscow) mission to Lipetsk, including visits meetings with Region

Governor and visits to steel production sites of Bekaert and NLMK, animal nutrition & health specialist Kemin


22 September 2017, Ghent: participation at the first Ghent-Russia colloquium on EU-Russia relations, organized by the Russia Platform at Ghent University


​21 - 22 September 2017, Russia: CCBLR (Brussels & Moscow)
Trade Mission to Vologda & Tcherepovets (Russia)

22 June 2017, Brussels: Support by organization of the presentation with the delegation of the Vologda Region in cooperation with the Russian Trade Representation in Belgium

Russian delegates presented following companies of the Vologda Region:

  • Association of Biofuel Manufacturers of the Vologda Region

  • Eco Product: wild berries and muschrooms

  • Suda: building and exterior finish materials of natural wood, fuel briquettes

  • Pola Groupe: Logistics

  • Voltri: linen textile factory

Here are slides of those companies:

21 June 2017, Liege: support of the opening of the monument to Peter the Great in honor of the 300th anniversary of his visit to Belgium

7 - 8 June 2017, Belgium: support by organization of the Business meetings for the delegation of Russian Innovative Regions in cooperation with AIRR and the Russian Trade Representation in Belgium. Russian delegation consists of the Ministers and General Directors of the companies from following Russian Regions: Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Tatarstan, Altai Territory, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Perm Territory, Irkutsk Region, Lipetsk Region, Samara Region, AIRR Directorate

On 7 June Delegation has been welcomed at Solvay premises:

























2 – 3 June 2017, Russia: CCBLR (Brussels & Moscow) participation at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, meetings with representatives of the Federal and Regional authorities of Russia, and CCI

26 May 2017, Oostende: Support by the organization and participation at the Presentation of the Kaliningrad Region investment potential, organized by the Kaliningrad Region Government and Kaliningrad Region Development Corporation, JSC on board of the legendary barque "Kruzenshtern"

29 May 2017, Brussels: Annual CCBLR General Assembly followed by the Energy Round table

"2017: Year of Environmental Awareness in the Russian Federation", organized by Nauta Dutilh and CCBLR Brussels

•    What does technological innovation mean for West Europe and Russia?
•    How can West European and Russian companies contribute to energy efficiency and the creation of an environmentally friendly business environment?

West European and Russian companies in the energy and chemical sectors often team up to increase productivity and energy efficiency. At this panel discussion, you’ll hear first-hand about how companies take environmental and energy efficiency concerns into account in their daily activities.

Key speakers:

•   Clingendael Instituut (Christian Cleutinx, Senior fellow)

•   CMI Group Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (Laurent de Schaetzen, Sales Manager)

•   Embassy of Russia in Belgium (Alexander Milyutin, Economic Attache)

•   Engie (Frederic Dardenne, Chief Business Development Officer North, Sout & East Europe)

•   Eurochem (Karel Vervoort, Environmental & Energy Manager)

•   Fluxys (Thierry Deschuyteneer, Strategic & Prospective Studies Manager)

•   Gazprom (Ekaterina Karaseva, Senior expert – EU Affairs Division)

•   NautaDutilh (Kurt Demeyere, CCBLR Vice President and Nicolas de Crombrugghe, Partner)

•   Russian Chamber of Commerce and idustry (Elena Medvedeva, Regional representative in BeNeLux)

•   Solvay, CCBLR (Alexis Brouhns, CCBLR President and Senior Executive Vice President Region Europe at Solvay)


Here are some slides / speech notes of our speakers:





































24 May 2017, Brussels: lunch in honor of H.E. Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen, Former Ambassador of Belgium to Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan


15 May (15.00), Brussels: presentation of the Nizhniy Novgorod Region by Vice Governor Evgeny Lulin and Vice Minister of Investment and Property Relations Xenia Gerk

Information on the Region: http://nn-invest.com/

24 April (15:30), Brussels: Support of the presentation of the 1st Russian Fisheries Forum & Seafood Expo Global 14 – 16 September 2017 in Saint-Petersburg. Key speaker: representative of the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency​


7 April 2017 (11 am), Brussels: Support of the presentation of the Investment potential of the Kaliningrad Region

In preparation of our joint mission with Lukoil planned for June 2017
Venue: can be provided upon your individual request. At the meeting will be present 17 Russian representatives of the following companies:

  • Yurinat (www.yurinat.ru): distribution of goods FMCG, Logistics, Retail (Shick & Blesk, Yu-Market), Cafe (Ess-cafe)

  • Fito-depot: manufacture and sale of fruits and vegetables

  • Distribution of food products (http://www.a-kan.ru)

  • Za Rodinu (http://www.zarodiny.ru): fish processing complex of the full technological

  • FinFlagman (http://kaliningrad.finam.ru): brokerage services on the financial markets

  • EnergoService (http://energoservice.pro): installation services, e.g. sports facilities "Sochi-2014", shopping centers, apartment houses, schools, hospitals, factories

  • GC Chinno Chillini (http://www.cinnocillini.com): production and sale of soft (mainly leather) furniture

  • Industrial park Danor (http://danor.ru): construction, distribution, logistics

  • JSC Port Elevator (http://elevator-port.ru): specialized grain terminal located on the territory of the Seaport of Kaliningrad

  • Сlinics EDKAR (http://edkar.ru): therapy, orthopedics, surgery, etc.

  • Dental Clinics ErgoDent (http://ergodent39.ru/)

  • Simes (http://www.seames.ru): one of the first Russian survey companies, founded in 1992

  • Center for Information Support of Business (http://www.inok.ru): introduction of modern technologies into business information support

  • CJSC Audit-Service has been operating for over 22 years in various fields of audit, consulting, recruitment

  • Real estate agency: real estate transactions, legal support & advice, insurance, technical inspection, assistance in obtaining visas to EU countries

Organizers: Baltic Business Club,  Russian trade representation in Belgium and Luxembourg, Russian center of science and culture in Brussels, Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia & Belarus (CCBLR.org)

Participation is free of charge.

More detailed list of Russian delegation:

23 - 24 March 2017, Marbella (Spain): Participation of Arkady Arianoff at VI InterEcoForum "Sustainable Tourism Development"

21 March 2017, Moscow: celebration of 4th Anniversary of CCBLR Partner office in Russia & 300 years of the visit of the Peter the Great to Belgium



10 March 2017, Brussels: Conference on Russian and Benelux's investors in 2017: new challenges, underwater rocks and ways to avoid them

Organizers: CCBLR & BLCCR (Partners office of CCBLR in Moscow) & Federal Public Service Finance Customs and Excise of Belgium

  • Valère Vangeel, General Adviser Branch of economic analysis and the international economy, Belgian Ministry of Economy / International Division (slides on Trade between Belgium and EEU - Eurasian Economic Union are here below)

  • Robin Machiels, Customs Attaché at the Belgian Embassy in Russia, Federal Public Service Finance, Customs and Excise

  • Vladimir Ivin, Customs Attaché, Representative in Belgium of the Federal Customs Service of Russia (slides on Russian Customs in 2017 are here below)

  • Cataldo Alu, Coordinator cell licenses guns & goods and dual-use technologies, International relations department of the Brussels-Capital Region (slides on Brussels Licensing Office are here below)

  • Filippo Baldisserotto, Expert on industrial investment projects, Co-owner of the Stupino 1 Industrial Park Russia

  • Dmitry Larin, Head of Luxembourg Branch, RCB Bank Ltd Luxembourg

  • Arnaud de Busschère, First Vice President of Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Advocate at Law Courts of Brussels / Kingdom of Belgium

  • Maxim Pazdnikov, Cochairman of the Board Association of Industrial Parks

  • Moderator of the Conference and Round table discussion: Oleg Prozorov, Director General of Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the Russia (Partner office of CCBLR in Moscow)

Please click on document buttons in order to see slides of our speakers:

 Event of the Luxembourg-Russia Business Chamber: 08 March 2017 (6.00 - 9.30 pm), Luxembourg: International Women’s Day Dinner with the key speech of Mrs. Viviane Reding, Luxembourg politician, Member of the European ParliamentPlease contact us as soon as possible for getting more details on the event!

15 – 22 February 2017, Landen: support of the Rotary Club Landen by hosting Cherepovetch-Sheksna delegation (Russia) 

23 January 2017, Brussels: Our New Year Reception

Agenda of the evening

  • Welcome words by Alexis Brouhns, CCBLR President, Senior Executive Vice President Europe of Solvay, with announcement of our mission to the Lipetsk Region

  • H.E. Alexander Tokovinin, Ambassador of Russia to Belgium

  • H.E. Aleksandr Mikhnevich, Ambassador of Belarus to Belgium and Luxembourg

  • 5 years of EuroChem, a company with strong Russian roots, in Antwerp by Filip Dejongh, its Managing director

  • Success stories of Russian company NLMK International B.V. in Belgium by Ben de Vos, its CEO, Chairman of the Management Board

  • Which Russian investment or economic forums should you attend in 2017 (Saint-Petersburg, Sochi and Vladivostok) by Olesya Mezhenina, Regional Manager for the European Union of Roscongress

  • Preparation of the Football World Cup in Russia in 2018 by Alexandre de Chaffoy, Managing Partner of Verhulst

  • Exhibition "Russia & Belgium: a history of the relationship from the Middle Ages to the present" (2018, Moscow) by Daniel Stevens, Vice President of CCBLR

Please click on document buttons in order to see slides of our speakers:

12 JANUARY 2017 (7 pm), BRUSSELS welcome lunch in honor of new Belarussian Ambassador in Belgium H.E. A.Mikhnevich

22 NOVEMBER 2016, Brussels: hosting of Skolkovo Business Delegation, which will represent following Russian providers of technological solutions for the public safety:
1. APSTEC Labs: inspection system for crowded places, www.apstecsystems.com
2. Intelligent Scanning Systems “Ratioplatform”, system to identify potentially dangerous objects in footwear, http://ktb-security.ru/html/ratioplastina_eng.html
3. RATEC Lab: system for explosives detection and assurance of transport security, www.rateclab.com
4. T8-Sensor: distributed security fiber-optic system, www.t8.ru
5. SOMOV design bureau: security and fire alarm modular system, www.somow.ru
6. INTEGRA-S: intelligent integrated security and facility management systems, www.integra-s.com
7. VOCORD: security, video surveillance and face recognition systems based on 3D-technology, www.vocord.ru

We will be happy to provide you with more detailed information on each of those companies upon your request!

08 NOVEMBER 2016, MOSCOW: Second Forum on Eurasian Economic Union, organized by Partner office of CCBLR in Moscow

28 OCTOBER 2016, BRUSSELS: the Extraordinary General Assembly - Business breakfast

26 – 28 OCTOBER 2016, MOSCOW: Promotion and participation at Innovation’s Exhibition in cooperation with EEC Eurasian Week

24 - 27 OCTOBER 2016, RUSSIA: support of the mission to Saint-Petersburg and Kaliningrad organized by AWEX & FIT

24 OCTOBER 2016, BELGIUM: welcome lunch in honor of new Russian Ambassador in Belgium H.E. A. Tokovinin

20 OCTOBER 2016, BRUSSELS: support by organization of the workshop and networking session for young professionals, organized mainly by AmCham Belgium, BECI, BJAC, ICC

19 OCTOBER 2016, GENT (HET PAND AT ONDERBERGEN 1, 9000 GENT, BELGIUM): support by organization of the opening debate "Russia’s Future – Destiny and Choice" moderated by Jan Balliauw, VRT, organizer: Russia Platform at Ghent University. Registration is required at www.ugent.be/russiaplatformdebate.

21 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2016, NIZHNY NOVGOROD: Our support to V International Business summit "Russia: together into the future"

30 AUGUST – 4 SEPTEMBER 2016, RUSSIA: Belgian-Luxembourg Economic Mission to the Russian Far East, including the possible participation at the Eastern Economic Forum in presence of H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin

23 - 25 AUGUST 2016, PERM (RUSSIA): the Business Class Mission to the Capital of LUKOIL Group - City of Perm, organized by Partner office of CCBLR in Moscow in cooperation with LUKOIL
Focus on logistic and transport (Kama river harbor and Transiberian railway, new Airport on the construction), Chemical and pharmaceutical (oil and gas, chemical fertilizers, agrochemistry), metallurgical industry (steel, metal products), machinery, aircraft industry, energy, paper industry, agriculture, industry and social (civil) construction.

16 – 18 JUNE 2016, RUSSIA: Participation at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, meetings with representatives of the Federal and Regional authorities of Russia, and CCI

15 – 16 JUNE 2016, BELARUS: support of the mission to Belarus organized by FIT & The Flemish Chamber of Commerce for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus (VLKVK)

8 JUNE 2016, MECHELEN: support of the organization of the seminar on business opportunities in Belarus organized by VOKA Mechelen, supported by FIT (27 participants)

6 JUNE 2016, BRUSSELS: Seminar "Europe & Russia: Time for Localization" on Russian Special Economic Zones (67 participants)

26 MAY 2016, BRUSSELS: Organization of the meeting for the representatives of the Technopark of ITMO University in Saint-Petersburg  & Optimal Drive and Solvay

24 MAY 2016, BRUSSELS: Farewell/Welcome lunch in honor of H.E. Mr. Alexander Romanov, Ambassador of Russia in Belgium, H.E. Mr. Andrei Yeudachenka, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Belgium, and H.E. Mr. Jean-Arthur Régibeau, future Belgian Ambassador of Belgium in Russia (20 participants)
Sponsor: Solvay

23 MAY 2016, BELGIUM: our traditional Annual CCBLR General Assembly followed by experience-sharing meeting "Working in Russia: theory & practice" (46 participants)

  • How to find the right people and structure employment in CIS (Russian social security, tax and immigration aspects) by law firms NautaDutilh & Alrud, HR expert with more than 30 years of experience

  • Analysis of the Russian economic situation by "Raiffeisen Bank International"

  • Two success stories "Containerships" and "Vergokan Group"

Sponsor: NautaDutilh

17 MAY 2016, BRUSSELS: Business meetings with representatives of the Chelyabinsk Region' enterprises (39 participants):

  • Chemical industry: Polisorb (www.polisorb.com), Ural-Penta (www.ural-penta.com),

  • Construction: Aqua Systems Alliance, Bashkir Promstroiproekt, Fenix Gran (www.fenix-gran.ru), Metchiv (www.metchiv.ru), Stalkonstruktsiya (www.steeldesign74.com),

  • Food industry: Ural, Vesttorg Group,

  • Engineering: Stroytec (www.stroytec.ru), Uraltehstroy (www.stroytec.ru)

  • Dvers: Obraz (www.obrazinterior.com, www.obrazgallery.ru), South Urals Chamber of Commerce (www.tpp74.ru)

04 MAY 2016, GENT: Seminar on Russia in cooperation with Flemish Chamber of Commerce for Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus (57 participants)

21 - 24 April 2016, RUSSIA: Belgian-Luxembourg Trade Mission to Astrakhan (Caspian Sea Region of Russia) in cooperation with Lukoil (9 registered participants)

Sponsor: Lukoil

20 APRIL 2016, BRUSSELS: joint event of the International School of Protocol & Diplomacy and CCBLR on doing business with Russians (60 participants)

3 - 4 MARCH 2016, MARBELLA (SPAIN): our participation to the V International Ecological Forum, organized by United Nations Association of Russia and Moscow State Institute of International relations (MGIMO)

29 FEBRUARY – 3 MARCH 2016, BELARUS: support of the mission to Belarus organized by AWEX & Belexia

18 - 20 FEBRUARY 2016, MOSCOW (RUSSIA): support by the organization of 10th session of the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation (JCEC) between the Russian Federation and the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU)

25 JANUARY 2016, BRUSSELS: Special lunch at business club "De Warande" for limited number of Belgian companies in honor of Mr. Andrey BELIYANINOV, Head of the Russian Federal Customs Service. Sponsor: Zeebrugge Port

25 JANUARY 2016, BRUSSELS: Workshop on custom formalities by working with Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union moderated by Mr. Andrey BELIYANINOV, Head of the Russian Federal Customs Service, and his colleagues: Mr. Andrey STRUKOV, Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service, Mr. Dmitrii ZHUKOV, Chief of Principal Directorate on Organisation of Customs Clearance and Customs Control, Mr. Philipp ZOLOTNITSKIY, Chief of Analytical Directorate (130 registered participants). Sponsor: Lukoil

25 JANUARY 2016, BRUSSELS: CCBLR New Year Reception 2016 with welcome words by H.E. Ambassadors Alexander ROMANOV (Russia to Belgium), Andrei YEUDACHENKA (Belarus to Belgium), Michel PEETERMANS (Belgium to Kazakhstan), Alex VAN MEEUWEN (Belgium to Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan) in presence of H.E. Ambassadors Asein ISAEV (Kyrgyzstan to Belgium) and Guy TROUVEROY (Belgium to U.K.). Key guests: Mr. Andrey BELIYANINOV, Head of the Russian Federal Customs service,  Presentation of the Eastern and Saint-Peterburg economical Forums by Ms. Ekaterina PUGACHEVA, Regional manager for Southeast Asia of Roscongress Foundation (180 registered participants)

1 DECEMBER 2015, BRUSSELS: Special lunch for limited number of Belgian companies in presence of Mr. Vladimir Tkachenko, Head of department for Europe, USA and the International Organizations of the ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation at Ernest Solvay House in Brussel


07 DECEMBER 2015, BRUSSELS:  Hosting of student delegation from Kazakhstan
In cooperation with EduCouncil and in the framework of the educational training programmes for students and professors from the developing countries in the EU, we have organized a presentation on Belgium and its trade relationships with the CIS countries, on Eurasian Economic Union for the professors and students from the Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade. Their field of study is Banking and Financial Management.

22 - 27 NOVEMBER 2015, KAZAKHSTAN: Premission in preparation of the Economical mission to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan


20 NOVEMBER 2015, LUXEMBOURG: participation and support of the round table discussion, which Luxembourg Chamber of Commers and Industry organized in the framework of the visit of HE. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan


19 NOVEMBER 2015, BRUSSELS:  Working seminar with Mrs Xenia Gerk, Vice Minister of the investment policy of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
We have registered 30 participants, but with respect to the request of the Belgian Federal Public Services responsible for the national protection (among others - FPS Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, etc.), and on behalf of the Russian embassy in Belgium, we needed to annul our invitation for the 19 November 2015, as all public events in Brussels used to be cancelled on the security reason.
So, we have arranged 4 individual meetings.


05 NOVEMBER 2015, BRUSSELS: collaboration by "Young Professionals night" organized by American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium, Belgium-Japan Association and Chamber of Commerce, Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Brussels Chamber of Commerce


05 NOVEMBER 2015, BRUSSELS: round table "Sustainable agriculture in Belarus, Russia and West Europe" in presence of specialists in developing projects in farming, ecology and healthcare sectors from BeLux and Russia  (41 participants)
Programme of the event
• Welcome words by Mr Arkady Arianoff, Director of Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce for Russia & Belarus (CCBLR);
• Moderation by Mr Laurent Wyart, "Cercle Kondratieff"
• "Perspectives and opportunities of the food and agriculture sector in Belarus" by Mr Sergey Skvortsov, Counsellor on trade and economic affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Belgium
• Welcome words by Mr Pavel Kulakov, Counsellor (agriculture and fisheries) of Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union
• "Opprotunites for direct foreign investments in Agriculture in the Sverdlovsk region" by Mr Konstantin Lennykh, Business consultant, Representative of the Middle Ural Development Corporation 
• "How the Belgian agro-food chain assures food security, sustainability and quality" by Mr Luc Vanoirbeek, Seintific adviser, Belgian Farmers Union "Boerenbond"
• "Status and achievements of Integrated Pest Management in Belgian fruit growing" by Mr Dany Bylemans, General Director of "Proefcentrum Fruitteelt (PCFruit)" VZW
• "Interaction of national economies:  the practice of import substitution in the field of food and industrial raw materials of organic origin, a typical example: the Russian dairy sector" by Ms Yanina Pashchenko, Cercle Kondratieff
• Presentation of the company GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPlus GmbH by Mr Guy Callebaut, its Chairman of the Board
• "Modern Ecological and Energy Efficient Solutions" – video conference with Mr Daniil Abubikerov, CEO, and Mr Sergey Zakrzhevsky, Sales manager, EVOBIOS LLC
• Presentation of " V InterEcoForum in Marbella-Spain, March 2016" by Ms Anna Solod, its Director


26 – 30 OCTOBER 2015, DUBNA (MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA): support of the visit of foreign journalists to science-city Dubna


13 OCTOBER 2015, BRUSSELS: collaboration by organization of the Agoria New Stadium Summit. For preparation of EURO 2016 in France, Football World Cup RUSSIA-2018 / FIFA, Davis Cup Final


9 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2015, NIZHNY NOVGOROD: Our participation at IV International Business summit "Russia: together into the future"

22 JUNE 2015, BELGIUM: Flagship conference "Business with Russia today. The risks and solutions", organized by CCBLR Partner office in Moscow, in collaboration with CCBLR, at the Federal Public Service Finance Building and with the sponsoring of GEFCO. The aim was to share the best practices of our members and partners on custom formalities, logistics, industrial areas and parks of the Moscow and Kaluga Regions (130 participants)
Programme of the event
• "Certificates: From GOST to new Technical Regulations" by Robin Machiels, Customs Attaché, Belgian Embassy in Moscow
• "Expert advice: Banking support for entrepreneurs in their activity on the Russian market " by Svetlana Fedotova, Chief Executive Officer, East-West United Bank S.A. Luxembourg
• "Best solution for successfully implement your business in Moscow region" by Alberto De Paoli, Commercial Director, Industrial Park Stupino1 Russia
• "Competitive solutions for customers with commercial partnerships in the Russian region" by Alvis Veipans, Gefco Benelux
• "Industrial areas of Freight Village: FV Vorsino and FV Rosva" by Philippe Nyssen, Freight Village Ru
• "Advantages and disadvantages of relocating your business in Russia " by Arnaud de Busschere, Tax lawyer, International business Law / Relocation Specialist
• "New Focus: Opportunities of Belgian-Russian business cooperation in the current context " by Oleg B. Prozorov, Head of CCBLR Partner office in Moscow and Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the Russian Federation


18 – 20 JUNE 2015, RUSSIA: Participation at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, meetings with representatives of the Federal and Regional authorities of Russia, and CCI


9 JUNE 2015, BRUSSELS: in cooperation with AWEX and FIT has welcomed the official delegation from Tajikistan, and organized the presentation of the economic potential and investment climate of that country by Vice Minister of Economy Mr S. Nazriev, in presence of H.E. Ambassador R. Soliev


30 MAY, BRUSSELS: on behalf of the Minister of Foreign affairs H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov Russian Ambassador in Belgium H.E. Mr. Alexander Romanov has awarded Mr Arkady Arianoff by a high official decoration of the Russian Foreign Ministry "for the contribution to international cooperation"

11 MAY 2015, BRUSSELS: annual CCBLR General Assembly followed by presentation of the success story "Euroclear Bank's cooperation with the Russian banking infrastructure" given by Mr. Philippe LAURENSY, Managing Director of Euroclear SA/NV Bank (59 participants)

10 APRIL 2015, STUPINO (MOSCOW REGION): One Day Business Trip to the brand new and very promising place near to Moscow - Stupino 1 Industrial / Business Park

12-13 MARCH 2015, MARBELLA (SPAIN): our participation to the III International Ecological Forum, organized by United Nations Association of Russia and Moscow State Institute of International relations (MGIMO). Themes:  Ecology in Agriculture and Health in Food. Interesting B2B were organized there between West-European, Russian and Central Asia companies


25 FEBRUARY 2015, BRUSSELS: video-conference on the development of foreign economic cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. Organized in cooperation with BECI, the Embassy of the RF, the Trade Representation of the RF, the Eurasian Economic Commission (permanent supranational regulatory body of the Customs Union and the Single Economic Space), and BECI  (60 participants) 
Programme of the event
• Welcome words by Mr. Daniel Stevens, Vice President of CCBLR
• "Trade Relations between Eurasia and Belgium" by Mr. Valère Vangeel, General Counsellor of International Division of FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy of the Belgian Federal Government
• Welcome words by Mr. Sergei Skvortsov, Counsellor on trade and economic affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Belgium
• "Trade Policy of the Eurasian Economic Union" by Mr. Andrey Tochin, Director of Trade Policy Department of EEC
• "Trade Defence Instruments in the Eurasian Economic Union" by Mr. Andrey Zakharov, Deputy Director of the Department for internal market defence of EEC
• "Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union" by Mr. Dmitri Avdonin, Advisor to the Department of Customs legislation and practice of EEC
• "Technical Regulation Issues of the Eurasian Economic Union" and "Common Market for Medicines and Medical Devices in the EAEU" by Ms. Maria Churilova, Deputy Head of the Department of technical regulation and accreditation of EEC
• "The Court of the Eurasian Economic Union" by Mr. Igor Danilov, Advocate, International Trade, Competition and Regulatory Practice for law firm "Dentons"
• Q&A by Mr. Daniel Stevens, Vice President of CCBLR


18 FEBRUARY 2015, MOSCOW: co-organization of the New Year Reception of the CCBLR Partner office in Russia in the premises of the Russian CCI, near Red Square (373 participants among which HIH Grand Duke George, 6 Ambassadors and 250 Russian businessmen)


19 JANUARY 2015, BRUSSELS: at FEBIAC office took place CCBLR New Year Reception 2015 in presence of Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of Belgian Government H.E. Mr. Pieter De Crem, Ambassadors H.E. A. Romanov and H.E. A. Yeudashenka (120 participants)

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