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Belgium welcomes talented businessmen and skilled directors

Nationals of most third countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are under an obligation to hold a resident visa for a proposed stay of a more than 3 months on the territory of the SCHENGEN States. Belgium welcomes talented businessmen and skilled directors or executives that contribute to its economic & cultural success and attractiveness amongst the other EU states. Here is a PREZI sharing what solutions we offer re: setting up of companies in Belgium & related Visa applications for the directors : & a leaflet : BROCH A to Z for Belgium

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Now when asked to answer the question on “HOW” the minorities that are discriminated in today’s allegedly ‘advanced’ human civilizations will reach their goals, I would first refer to the Mahatma Gandhi saying : ” “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” […]

There is ample evidence that when women are able to develop their full labor market potential, there can be significant macroeconomic gains

Belgium has a new Corporate  Gender Equality Ambassador : "There is ample evidence that when women are able to develop their full labor market potential, there can be significant macroeconomic gains", my testimonial at the Wo.Men@Work Award ceremony.

From Ideas to Application – The Takamul Program

Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee_Enrico Villa Enrico M Villa Abu Dhabi Technology D... United Arab Emirates Associate Director - Enterprise Development From Ideas to Application – The Takamul Program • Program Overview and Objectives • Results as of today • Practical support available through the program Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), Director – Enterprise Development and Innovation Enrico Villa is the Director of Enterprise Development and Innovation at the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC). TDC is a multi-stakeholder government body interfacing between government, business and academia to realize Abu Dhabi’s science, technology and innovation vision in building a sustainable and diversified knowledge based economy. Among Enrico’s responsibilities at TDC is the management and developmentof the Takamul program, an innovation support program created to help enterprises, universities and individuals, located in Abu Dhabi or the wider UAE, to realize the full potential of their innovative ideas. The program currently focuses on the intellectual property protection and commercializationof innovations, providing advice and direct support to innovators. Before joining TDC, Enrico was anAssociate Partner at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he spent 11 years advising companies in the energy, cleantech and basic materials sectors across Europe, North America and Asia. Enrico holds a master degree in chemical engineering from the Politecnico of Milan and an MBA from INSEAD, both obtained with distinction.

2014-03-05T11:59:06+01:00October 25th, 2013|Entrepreneurs, In Belgium, In Middle-East|

50 Double Tax Treaties entered into by Israel and the rest of the world

Conventions for the avoidance of double taxation are bilateral agreements in which the contracting countries establish the tax rules that will apply to income and assets associated with both countries. The convention solves the problem of double taxation in both countries, in one of two ways: either by granting exclusive taxation rights to one or the other country, or by providing that one country – generally the source country in which the income was derived – will have the "primary taxation right," while the other country – the country of domicile of the person deriving the income – will have a "residual taxation right," i.e. it will have the right to tax the income alongside the duty to prevent double taxation by allowing a credit on the tax that was paid in the country with the primary taxation right.

2014-01-26T19:00:08+01:00October 9th, 2013|In Middle-East, Tax|

47 Double Tax Treaties between the United Arab Emirates and the rest of the world

The UAE have entered into no less than 47 International agreements for the avoidance of double taxation. Belgium is number 35 and dates back to 1996 :  35 Belgium   30/9/1996 (527/9) for the year 1996 (83) for the year 1997 26/ 6/1997 Five years renewable

2014-01-26T19:00:21+01:00October 9th, 2013|In Middle-East, Tax|

Impact of Social Media on Entrepreneurship in the Arab Region

Download video :  • Latest social media usage trends in the Arab region, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn • Global and regional rankings, as well as gender, demographic and language breakdowns of social media users • Research findings of regional survey of the impact of social media on employment and entrepreneurship By Racha Mourtada, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government - Research Associate  

2015-09-08T08:47:15+01:00October 9th, 2013|In Middle-East|

4th Annual Middle East SME Forum in Abu Dhabi

Entrepreneurs today have to strive to be innovative in their new businesses instead of going the traditional way.There are challenges and opportunities in this sector. After the success in three successful editions of the SME Forum, Fleming Gulf comes back to Abu Dhabi with the “4th Annual Middle East SME Forum” ► Change your Business Focus to industrialization ► Understand the latest developments from the      education, public & private sector to cultivate      entrepreneurship ► Striving for economic growth & creation of Jobs ► Best practices start-up & entrepreneurial business       models ► Know more about fund raising opportunities for       new business development ► Innovation as the key driver for business start-up ► Meet policy makers, entrepreneurs,venture     capitalists, bankers, SME specialists   Dates : 01 - 02 October 2013, Lieu : Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), United Arab Emirates

2014-01-26T19:01:28+01:00September 25th, 2013|In Middle-East|

Interview Christophe Boeraeve on Relocate

As well as the day-to-day practicalities there are a number of legalities to keep in mind when expatriating, either as an individual or as an organisation. We asked ABRA’s newest members Christophe Boeraeve of Louise Lawyers and Stefan Nerinckx of Field Fisher Waterhouse what their advice would be to organisations with a Belgian link.

2014-01-26T19:01:59+01:00September 24th, 2013|Breaking news, In Belgium, In Europe, In Middle-East|