The Belgian-Romanian Business Association BEROBA and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Bucharest announce the change of the association’s status to Bilateral Chamber of Commerce. This change occurs following the accreditation of BEROBA as member of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce (BLCCA) in July 2017.

The event takes place nearly four years after the founding of BEROBA and marks the beginning of a new stage in the evolution of the institution and of the commercial relations between Belgium and Romania.

“Belgium has been for many years one of the most important foreign investors in Romania and since 2013 BEROBA is representing the interests of the Belgian – Romanian business community,” president of BEROBA Alain Schodts said in a statement.

We do that by creating business opportunities within our active community of 85 members, having a close contact with the Embassy of Belgium in Romania, but also via our active membership in the Coalition for Romania’s Development (CDR). CDR is a private initiative that brings together the most representative business sector organizations in Romania, with the aim of building a coherent and substantial institutional dialogue, particularly with the Romanian government. BEROBA is going to work on the visibility and reachability in order to increase the amount of business opportunities that are established through the network of members and partners. Starting 2018 BEROBA will have a new house style, so more information will follow.”

“BEROBA started as an association of Belgium and Romanian businessmen, for the promotion of Belgium-Romanian economic relations. After four years of dynamic positioning of BEROBA on the Romanian business scene, the association has been accredited by BLCCA, a group of the Federation of the “Belgian Chambers”. This accreditation is a guarantee of the serious management of BEROBA and its good reputation in the development of Belgian Romanian economic relations,” Ambassador of Belgium H.E. Thomas Baekelandt said in a statement.