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Profile of registrant

Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry

Identification number in the register: 12949148092-44
Registration date: 17/02/12 09:53:51

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/02/14 14:40:18
The date of the last annual update was 13/02/14 14:40:18


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry
Acronym: BECI
Legal status: Non profit organisation
Website address: http://www.beci.be

Sections

Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Olivier Willocx
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jean-Philippe Mergen
Position: Director Export

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 500 Avenue Louise 
Brussels 1050
BELGIUM
Telephone number: (+32) 2 2100177
Fax number: (+32) 2 6409328
Other contact information: BECI, Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry, which brings together Brussels' Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Brussels Business Federation, includes 33,000 member companies located in the Brussels-Capital Region.

The services that BECI provides to companies are those generally expected of a Chamber of Commerce: advice on imports and exports, legal and social advice, training, support for the creation of enterprises, administrative formalities, and the establishment of business contacts between companies, including via databases of Belgian companies.

As an employers’ organization, BECI upholds the interests of companies located in Brussels with regard to the regional, federal and European authorities.

BECI is member of Enterprise Europe Network. In this framework, it offers business support services for the international development of Brussels-based companies by providing them with various services:
- information on European legislation and Directives and on market access
- the organisation of theme-based seminars on exports and foreign markets
- guidance in the search for international business contacts
- events aimed at promoting international business relationships:
o economic missions,
o brokerage events (days of pre-organised business meetings with targeted potential partners from various countries operating in a specific sector),
o business meetings with foreign delegations in Brussels.
- Export formalities: issuance of certificates of origin and ATA carnets, and legalisation of export documents.

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: BECI, Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry, which brings together Brussels' Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Union of Enterprises in Brussels (UEB), includes 33,000 member companies located in the Brussels-Capital Region.
The services that BECI provides to companies are those generally expected of a Chamber of Commerce: advice on imports and exports, legal and social advice, training, support for the creation of enterprises, administrative formalities, and the establishment of business contacts between companies, including via databases of Belgian companies.
As an employers’ organization, BECI upholds the interests of companies located in Brussels with regard to the regional, federal and European authorities.
BECI is member of the Enterprise Europe Network. In this framework, BECI has to inform the Brussels businesses on the EU legislation and directives. We listen to the problems the Brussels businesses face doing business at home or across Europe and we give the feedback to the European Commission. We make consultation of the companies on current or future legislation to help the EU Commission to improve legislation for the business of the Brussels companies.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Seminars on EU directives and EU funding programmes.
Feedback and consultation of Brussels business on customs infringement and sanctions, top 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SME's, review of EU waste management targets,status of the European private company.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




BECI is member of Enterprise Europe Network.
BECI is member of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.

Financial data

Financial year: 06/2012 - 06/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 116,725 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Grant concerning Enterprise Europe Network

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.