Business Sweden in Belgium
As from 1st of January 2013 the former Swedish Trade Council and Invest Sweden made joint business and formed one common organization named Business Sweden. Business Sweden Belgium works to promote business opportunities between Sweden and Belgium through greater knowledge of Sweden as an attractive, innovative and competitive business partner. This is done in close cooperation with the Swedish Ambassador in Belgium and Luxembourg and together with the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union.
Business Sweden is present at 57 foreign markets with headquarters in Stockholm. Additionally there are local representatives in every Swedish region. Business Sweden's Belgian office is situated in the EU quarters in Brussels. The EU affair is a focus area, together with other industries important to the Belgian market. These are, among others, transport and logistics, the chemical industry, energy and environment, life science and health care.
As part of the assignment from the Swedish state to Business Sweden, the organization provides Swedish companies with basic export information through incoming questions regarding e.g. establishment of a local company, legal and taxation matters, statistics and so forth. The assignment also includes (on a consultancy basis) to create business opportunities for Swedish companies through the identification of potential business partners, industry mapping, establish relationships with important stakeholders and relevant organizations, arrangement of different types of events such as trade shows, fairs and business visits. Through the local presence Business Sweden can also give important insight into the local business culture which can be just as important as finding the right partner when doing business.
Link to the Business Sweden in Belgium webpage