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February 2012
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Binani acquires Fibreglass company "3B" based in Wallonia, Belgium
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Binani Industries Limited (BIL), the holding company of the $1.6-billion Braj Binani Group, has acquired 3B, a Belgian fibreglass major, for euro 275 million. 3B has its headquarters in Battice, in the Wallonia region of Belgium. 

3B is Europe’s leading manufacturer of fibreglass for reinforcement of thermoplastics and thermoset polymer applications, and is a preferred supplier to global leaders in industries, including automotive and wind energy. The acquisition of 3B, will open up the gates of the developed markets in Europe for the Binani group.

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Belgian duet Anne Renouprez / Eliane Reyes to perform in Delhi – 25 March 2012
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Indian-born Anne Renouprez (Soprano) and Eliane Reyes (pianist) will perform a single recital at 7:00pm on Sunday 25 March at M.L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi, Lodi Estate. This recital is the contribution of Wallonia Brussels International (WBI) in the “Francophonie week 2012” in Delhi.

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Belgium among top ten trading partners of India in fiscal year 2010-2011
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Business relations between Belgium and India are flourishing. Belgium is currently India’s 10th most important trading partner with total bilateral import and export that has reached USD 15 billion in 2010-2011, showing a dramatic increase of 50% as compared to the fiscal year 2009-2010. Within the European Union, Belgium is India’s 2nd largest trading partner, preceded only by Germany. There are close to 150 Belgian companies formally established in India and several of the most distinguished, international Indian companies are active in Belgium.
 

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Liège: candidate city to host the World Expo 2017
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After Shanghai in 2010, Yeosu in 2012 and Milan in 2015, Belgium is putting forward the city of Liège as a candidate to host the World Expo 2017.

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February 2012 is a busy month for the AWEX India team
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February 2012 is a busy month for the AWEX team in India ! The economic development agency of the Wallonia region of Belgium is organising no less than three pavilions of companies at international exhibitions in India :  Plastindia 2012 in New Delhi, from 1 to 6 February 2012, Bio Asia 2012 in Hyderabad, from 9 to 11 February and  SITL India in Mumbai, from 23 to 25 February.

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Seminar: Belgium The gateway to Europe for Indian Exports – 22 Feb. 2012
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On 22 February, the Belgian-Luxembourg Business Association (BLBA) in partnership with FIEO, with the support of AWEX, the Embassy of Belgium, and FIT, will organise a seminar on logistics in Belgium. The event will take place at the Lalit Hotel, New Delhi.

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Cultural event "Tintin in Asia" hosted by the Embassy of Belgium in Delhi - 11 and 12 Feb. 2012
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The Embassy of Belgium hosted a cultural event on the theme “Tintin in Asia” with the following activities: A series of screenings of film documentaries on Tintin; an exhibition of Tintin memorabilia and art and a panel discussion on Tintin and Hergé, for which i.a. the former personal assistant/secretary of Hergé, Mr. Alain Baran, was invited as well as the director of one of the film documentaries, Mr. Henri de Gerlache;

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New Delhi had a Taste of Warm Beer to beat the Chill at "Belgian Beer Fridays" (16 Dec. 2011)
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Belgian Glüh Beer (mulled Beer with cherries and spices) filled the chilly Delhi winter night with warmth. A warm winter beer cocktail, Glüh Beer was unveiled by Cerana Imports at the Belgian Beer Fridays held at the Hotel The Royal Plaza in New Delhi on 16 December 2011. 

Belgian Beer Fridays is an “after work” networking event organised every three months by the Embassy of Belgium, the Wallonia Foreign Trade & Investment Agency (AWEX), Flanders Investment and Trade, the Belgian-Luxembourg Business Association (BLBA) and Ceran Imports.

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