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Weerts: Riding the Wave of Growth

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 10, 2022

The Weerts Group is a Belgian family-owned business headquartered in Liège with operations also in four other European countries, including Hungary where the Group first appeared in the year 2000. The Weerts Group was established before 1945 as an agricultural transport company with one truck driven by Hubert Weerts operating in and around Teuven, a […]

Focus on Innovation and the Customer

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 8, 2022

The Soudal Group is the largest independent European manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and polyurethane foams for professional and private users. The Belgian family business was founded by Vic Swerts in 1966, with its Hungarian branch set up 33 years later, in May 1999, in Budapest. As Country Manager János Oltyán explains to Diplomacy&Trade, “at that […]

Smart Solutions to Packaging Challenges

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 6, 2022

VPK Group looks back close to nine decades of history, providing the current management and staff with plenty of experience in this business. The company is present with production facilities all over Europe, offering economic and ecological packaging solutions to its customers. As Bart Dobbelaere, the Managing Director at VPK Packaging Salonta in Romania, also […]

At Borsodi, People Come First

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 2, 2022

Having started production in 1973, the history of Borsodi Brewery dates back almost half a century, and it went to private ownership 20 years later when privatized by the Belgian firm Interbrew. In 2012, the latter was taken over by the American-Canadian Molson Coors Brewing Company, the world’s fifth biggest brewer. Borsodi’s General Manager Zsolt […]

A Touch of Belgian Hospitality

Sándor Laczkó
May 29, 2022

It is already ten years that The Three Corners Hotels entered the Hungarian market, following previous 25 years of successful hotel operations at the Red Sea in Egypt. The acquisition of Hotel Art *** Superior, back in early 2013, was a milestone, and the company went steadily forward ever since. It is now operating three […]

Introducing Flanders to Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
May 27, 2022

The Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) representation office in Budapest has two main missions: assisting Flemish companies in their export activities to Hungary and attracting Hungarian potential investors to Flanders. As the head of the office, Trade & Investment Counsellor Szonja Bender, explains to Diplomacy&Trade, most of the Flemish companies who contact their office are […]

A Window of Wallonia to Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
May 25, 2022

Belgium’s primarily French-speaking region, Wallonia and the (bilingual) Brussels-Capital Region maintain a joint representation office in Budapest, operating under the umbrella of the Belgian Embassy. The AWEX (Wallonia Export & Investment Agency) office, in charge of foreign trade promotion in Hungary and foreign investment attraction to these regions, is headed by Edit Ránky as Trade […]

Strengthening Bonds Through Cooperation

Sándor Laczkó
May 23, 2022

“Trade relations between Hungary and Belgium have been soaring recently,” the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Hungary, Siegfried Peinen tells Diplomacy&Trade in the leading article of the Belgian Focus celebrating the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and Belgium. Looking back at the history of this century, Ambassador Peinen notes that at […]

The Belgian of Szentendre

D&T
Jan 5, 2021

Opposite the Central Station in Brussels, at the entrance from the ‘Spanjeplein’, a statue of 20th century Hungarian composer Béla Bartók was inaugurated in 1995. It was a gift from the city of Budapest on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bartók's death. That year, a series of concerts ‘Jubilate Hungaria 95’ around the […]

Szonja Bender

Gateway to Hungary

Edith Balázs
Dec 27, 2019

The Belgian region of Flanders has one of the world’s most open economies and businesses established there are naturally inclined to expand abroad. The Hungarian representation of Flanders Trade & Investment (FIT), set up by the Flemish government in 2005, serves as a gateway to the Hungarian market for Flemish exporters. The FIT office in […]

Kis magyarok (Little Hungarians)

Happy Moments in Difficult Times

There have been numerous significant associations in the history of bilateral relations between Belgium and Hungary. The Belgian ambassador highlights two of these. The first one takes us back to the 19th century when Princess Stéphanie of Belgium – born in 1864 to Leopold II and Marie Henriette of Austria – married Rudolf, the only […]

At the presentation (from left to right)

Belgian Business Club in Hungary

D&T
Jun 11, 2015

The Belgian Business Club in Hungary Association (Belgabiz) was officially presented on Thursday in Budapest, aiming to provide information-gathering services for companies interested in the development of Hungarian-Belgian economic relations.

Júlia Király | Péter Kollányi / MTI

Hungarian bank expert appointed to KBC Group

D&T
Nov 18, 2013

Júlia Király, a former Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) will continue her career at KBC Group as member of the Board of Directors, the Belgian bank has announced. In the Board, she is going to replace Professor Dirk Heremans.

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