BELGIUM YOUR IDEAL GATEWAY TO EUROPE Delhi – Feb 2012 Peter VANDEREET
THE CHALLENGE FOR EUROPE TODAY• Europe to-day is a continent undergoing tremendous change• Impact on society of globalization, immigration, … is huge• Indian industry is faced with continuous high internal growth and yet … ambitious to become a global player• The wind is blowing more and more from the East in Europe• Countries, regions and private industries should need to be prepared for this new global trend BELGIUM IS READY FOR THE CHALLENGE
LOGISTICS DEVELOPEMENTS IN BELGIUM 2011 Source :
Unique location of Belgium• In the heart of the blue banana• Surrounded by all major airports• Brussels, capital of Europe• A neutral platform, from which the whole European market can be servedBELGIUM IS THE DOOR TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET
How to open the door ?• Europe is a very open but…, in spite of the Euro still a complex market.• Setting up strategic partnerships in Europe is the key to success for Indian companies, when they want to conquer this market with their own products and brands.
What can your partners offer you?• The distribution network and customer base in Europe• Market research and sales representation• Value added services, to help you improve your customer service level• Assistance in streamlining your supply chain• Fiscal representation
The public sector• The public authorities are your first partner• European, federal, regional and local authorities are all there to assist you• Industry networks will guide you on the way• Your first contact is the Trade Commision, based in our country’s embassy and consulate. BELGIUM YOUR IDEAL GATEWAY TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET