The “Enterprise Europe Network” is a European Union flagship initiative aimed at providing business and innovation support to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe and important international emerging markets. To date, the Enterprise Europe Network remains the world’s largest business and innovation support network which currently consists of 600 partner organisations located in 54 countries. More than 4500 internationalisation experts and technology transfer practitioners offer a wide range of business and innovation support services to enterprises. The partners of the Enterprise Europe Network are chambers of commerce, regional development organisations, SME organisations, research institutes, universities, technology centres and innovation centres. Their specialised knowledge of the local and regional business environment ensures that their services offer real added-value to their clients, mainly SMEs.
We are pleased to announce that our Chamber has been nominated to be the EEN Business Cooperation Centre representative for Africa for the period of two years starting from 1st January 2017 to 31st of December 2018. For more information about Enterprise Europe Nigeria, please visit the website www.EnterpriseNigeria.org.
The Nigerian Belgian Chamber of Commerce was created and duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Abuja. It’s a bilateral Chamber of Commerce and a non-profit making organization.
It’s aim and objectives are to promote business between Nigeria and Belgium by creating a platform and a environment to support services and lucrative business.
The Chamber’s responsibilities are as follows;
- Bridge the gap between Nigerian and Belgian businessmen, create confidence in each other
- Organize Luncheons
- Organize Breakfast meetings
- Arrange visits to International Exhibitions
- Plan Trade Missions
- Assist in useful information to create business
The first group of prominent Nigerians on the Board of NBCC were: Ambassador Olufemi Ani, Otunba Kunle Ogunade, Aare (Dr.) Kola Adegbola, Mr. J. B. Okele, Mrs. O. A. Ayeni, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode.
In 2009 under the leadership President, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode; the Chamber started it’s collaboration with the Nigerian Belgian Commercial Information and Documentation Center.
Mrs. Paulette Van Trier, a Belgian national, the founder and Managing Trustee of NBCIDC and her team have been promoting with the Chamber and the Center, working as from the same office.
She successfully put together a NEW Board for the Chamber in the November 2014 with professionals across different Nigerian business sectors.