Brussels Invest & Export works with various Belgian and Brussels-based stakeholders involved in companies' development and international expansion.
The Belgian Foreign Trade Agency (ACE/ABH) supports the 3 regions and the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs in promoting foreign trade. The agency provides a forum where federal expertise in international policy and regional expertise in international trade come together.
Agoria (the technology industry federation) represents the interests of 1,600 technology industry companies in Belgium. It is committed to improving the future and the socioeconomic environment for these companies at regional, federal and European levels.
The Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX) is the department of the Walloon Region responsible for promoting foreign trade and attracting foreign investors.
BECI or Brussels Enterprises Commerce & Industry is an alliance between the Chamber of Commerce and the Brussels Union of Enterprises. BECI represents two thirds of jobs in Brussels and has a membership of over 35,000 companies. BECI represents the individual and collective interests of Brussels-based companies, and offers them a wide range of services.
The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) is a multi-sector employers' organisation representing companies in all 3 regions of Belgium. Its members, Belgium's leading sector-based federations, represent companies operating in the key sectors of industry, construction and services.
Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce
The Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce is the umbrella organisation for all the chambers of commerce in Belgium. It also represents the interests of 29 Belgian-Luxembourg chambers of commerce abroad.
Finexpo is an interministerial advisory committee managed by the Foreign Affairs Administration. Finexpo examines the dossiers submitted by companies and/or banks seeking public export credit support.
Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) is the Flemish agency for international entrepreneurship. Its mission is to help Flemish companies expand internationally and to attract foreign investors to Flanders.
Innoviris is the Brussels Institute for Research and Innovation. Its mission is to promote and support technological innovation by funding research and development projects carried out by companies and research organisations based in the Brussels-Capital Region.www.innoviris.be
MAD Brussels is a new fashion and design centre in Brussels. It offers shared services and synergies between sectors, while providing professionals with an essential platform for their development.
The ONDD is the Belgian Export Credit Agency. It insures companies and banks against political and commercial risks relating to international commercial transactions, mainly relating to capital goods, industrial projects, works and services to companies.
The Belgium.be portal provides access to all of the information and services offered online by government departments in Belgium. Much of the website is devoted to news, and it reflects all the new developments in government departments.
FPS Foreign Affairs
The FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation strives to defend and promote the interests of Belgium and the Belgian people abroad, and stimulates consistent international action by Belgium as a federal country.
The Brussels Regional Investment Company (SRIB) provides financial support to help private businesses set up, restructure and expand in the Brussels-Capital Region. More than just a financial partner, the SRIB assists, advises and informs companies throughout their development and growth.
UNIZO (union of independent entrepreneurs) includes over 80,000 independent entrepreneurs in Flanders and Brussels, from very small companies to expanding SMEs, operating in the commercial, distribution, industrial and processing sectors, services and the liberal professions
VISITBRUSSELS promotes the Brussels region to tourists, as well as events and conference organisers. Its mission is to promote and strengthen the image of Brussels, which is the capital city for 500 million Europeans.www.visitbrussels.be
Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) is the public authority responsible for the international relations of Wallonia-Brussels. It is a channel for the international policy pursued by the Walloon Region, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the French Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region.