A Belgian company offers innovative solutions to decontaminate the surfaces of all types of bacteria and viruses.Continue reading
The University of Antwerp has been chosen to lead the new European project “RECOVER”.Continue reading
Les deux géants de l’industrie pharmaceutique, Sanofi et GSK, unissent leurs forces en combinant leurs technologies innovantes pour le développement d’un vaccin contre le Covid-19.Continue reading
The music streaming platform Spotify has created very Belgian playlists. You can listen to Stromae, Balthazar, Zwangere Guy and many other artistsContinue reading
The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (IMT) participates in the international Mood project which aims to detect, monitor and analyze the arrival of new diseases. The objective of this project is therefore to harmonize and improve global health monitoring to better combat emerging diseases.Continue reading
Specializing in biotechnology, the Zentech company is developing a serological test that has already proven itself in China. Very fast and reliable according to the CHU of Liège, it could prove to be decisive for the large-scale screening envisaged within the framework of a deconfinement strategy.Continue reading
In its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has chosen Liège airport, alongside seven other airports around the world. For the European continent, Belgium becomes the logistics platform for the supply of medical equipment necessary for the nursing staff.Continue reading
Greg Van Avermaet won the Tour of Flanders this Sunday, April 5. Even if the famous cycling classic was not really one…Continue reading
Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
COVID-19 has taken control of large parts of our daily lives and business.
For all of us to manage this crisis well and to come out stronger, working in partnership is fundamental. We thank you for your trust when sharing your experiences and for your contributions which help us develop suitable response interventions and support activities for you, our partner companies and partner institutions.
We are compiling relevant information on our new microsite and we are happy to give you updates about the impact of COVID-19 on the German economy and companies. Together with you, we facilitate peer exchange, such as our C-level COVID-19 roundtable.
On your behalf, we constantly liaise with German and Nigerian decision-makers. The outcome of our C-level COVID-19 roundtable has been shared with select media outlets. We expanded our collaboration with partner organizations, such as local chambers of commerce, to increase our leverage.
To help further, we are actively supporting companies with their COVID-19 response, e.g. by identifying suppliers and business partners. We are working closely with entrepreneurs who drive innovation, e.g. in our Start-up Roundtable.
We have upgraded our service portfolio to serve you better with many activities moving online, e.g. webinars and trade fairs, and new services available to build business relations remotely. We continue to drive market research and value chain analysis in key growth sectors, such as agribusiness.
In these uncertain times, we seek to strengthen our ties with West Africa, Germany and Europe so that business relations continue to thrive despite the current travel and movement restrictions. We are updating our companies and chambers of commerce in Germany regularly about the situation in Nigeria and the business prospects to be explored.
Now is the time to get ready for the time after COVID-19. The current restrictions are challenging – and a good opportunity to become stronger. Talk to us about your needs, concerns and ideas and we will develop solutions together.
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Delegate, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria
The leather goods created in 1829 in Brussels by Charles Delvaux has proven itself and has been exported all over the world over the years. Today, it enjoys worldwide recognition. Its success is not due to chance…
Its founder, Charles Delvaux, was indeed already a visionary at the time. Belgium held a rail network peak in the late 19 th century. The desire of women to travel and the industrial context, pushed him to file in 1908 several patents for handbags.
In the 1930s, Franz Schwennicke and then his wife, Solange, took over the management of the Maison. They were able to make it an exclusive brand by introducing seasonal collections and by creating in 1958 an emblematic bag “Le Brillant” still worn by stars in 2020. Recently the House has entered into a partnership with the Magritte Foundation. On this occasion, she dedicates a complete line of small leather goods and luggage to the dreamlike world of the Belgian painter, René Magritte.
Today, the brand has more than 40 stores worldwide. It stands out for its surreal attitude, the quality of its products and its elegance. A museum dedicated to the history of the brand, its creations and of Belgium also opened its doors in 2019.