Princely economic mission to Argentina and Uruguay

Monday, June 25th , 2018

The first day of the economic mission to Argentina and Uruguay led by Princess Astrid and Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem started with an event organized by the Federation of Belgian Enterprises during which Belgian companies exchanged their experiences of doing business in Argentina.


Subsequently, Princess Astrid and Secretary of State De Crem attended a seminar on Smart Cities. Pieter De Crem attaches great importance to this theme, and ensured that the municipality of Aalter became the first certified Smart City of Belgium.


Afterwards, the Belgian delegation was officially welcomed in Argentina by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Marcelo Faurie and Princess Astrid received the title of "Guest of Honor" from the City of Buenos Aires.


In the afternoon an Invest Lunch will put Belgium in the spotlight as the perfect investment destination and gateway to Europe for Argentine companies.


This will be followed by meetings with Vice President Gabriela Michetti and Minister of Finance Scalabrini to discuss bilateral relations and trade.


The day ends with a networking event that enables the members of the mission to discuss concrete projects and plans with Argentine companies and authorities.

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