Belgium in the Ottoman Capital, From the Early Steps to 'la Belle Epoque'
This book has been published to mark the centenary of Le Palais de Belgique Legation in Constantinople, now known as Istanbul.
On 26 May 2023, we visited the Eskişehir Chamber of Industry with our chairperson Mr. Tuğrul Şeremet and our board member Mr. Ahmet Turgut. During this visit, we had a chance to meet with the board of the Eskişehir Chamber of Industry and learn more about the region's needs. Explaining an intense export from Eskişehir to EU countries, especially to Belgium, Eskişehir Chamber of Industry Chairperson Mr. Celalettin Kesikbaş stated that joint projects could be carried out to develop mutual business relations.Read more
We organized Barry Callebaut Eurasia Factory and R&D Center visit on May 25th, Thursday in Eskişehir.Following the luncheon kindly sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn Eskişehir, we went to Barry Callebaut Plant. We had a Barry Callebaut Group Company presentation, Factory and R&D Center tour, and chocolate tasting session at the event.We would like to thank General Manager at Barry Callebaut Eurasia, Mr. Ahmet Turgut, and Plant Manager Mr. Emin Yılmaz for their warm reception and hospitality. We would also like to thank the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Türkiye, H.E. Mr. Paul Huynen; Brussels Capital Region Commercial and Economic Attaché in Türkiye, Mr. Stefano Missir di Lusignano; Trade & Economic Attaché at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Türkiye, Mr. Nicolas-Koray Namer, and all our members for their valuable time and contributions.Read more
The Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye was held at the Belgian Consulate General in Istanbul. The meeting began with a minute of silence to honor the victims of the devastating February 6 earthquakes in Türkiye.At the general assembly, the Board of Directors and Board of Auditors members were elected for the new term. At the first meeting of the new Board of Directors, Mr. Tugrul Seremet, Country Manager of H.Essers Türkiye, was re-elected as the Chairperson of the Board. Ms. Neslihan Nigiz Ulak, Co-Founder of Sobrinus Consulting and Education & independent board member at La Lorraine Bakery Group Turkiye & CIS, and Mr. Dr. Serhan Simsek, Group CEO of CT Pharma and TFLL Pharma BV, were elected as new vice-chairpersons of the BLCCT. While Mr. Mert Bülbül and Mr. Egemen Döven were re-elected respectively as the Secretary-General and treasurer of the Chamber; Mr. Ahmet Turgut, Mr. Hans Broucke, Ms. Nil Tunasar and, Ms. Zeynep Bosna were elected as the new Board Members. We thank Consul General Mr. Tim Van Anderlecht for hosting us at the Consulate General, and our members for attending.We want to welcome our new Board Members and convey our congratulations and sincere wishes for the term between 2023-2025.Read more
After the devastating earthquake disaster, we experienced on February 6, Türkiye’s Bilateral Chambers of Commerce have been working together with great synergy to provide the necessary support to disaster areas, both locally and internationally, and we continue our work with the hope to see concrete reflections of our solidarity in the medium and long term as well as in the short term.In this context, we would like to thank Earthquake Expert Mr. Yoshinori MORIWAKI, search and rescue expert and disaster volunteer coordinator Mr. Rezzak ELAZAT, Assembly Buildings, Theodora Sevgi Doktorları and all participants who made it possible for us to organize our fourth "Basic Disaster Readiness Training" yesterday.We wish for the wounds to be healed as soon as possible and for all necessary measures to be taken as quickly as possible to prevent these disasters from recurring.Read more