Beleire's new board

We want to say thank you to all of you who came and joined the beleire Annual Drink. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We would like to take this moment to welcome our new board members:

  • Garreth Mc Greal will be the new president of beleire. Living in Belgium with his Irish roots, we are sure that he is the perfect man to be the new face of this international association. Garreth will take over this role from our former president, Guy Ooms.
  • David Grant will fill in the position of secretary. We have no doubt that David will be great at bringing together Belgian and Irish stories, thanks to his position as CEO at The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.

We are sure that this new team will keep the spirit of beleire alive and wish them all good luck with their (new) position! 

Beleire Garreth Mc Greal
Beleire David Grant

Welcome to beleire!

Curious about our events? Take a look at the aftermovie of The beleire Innovation Seminar 2017.

Ireland and Belgium have a powerful and historical relationship stretching back many years. The earliest relations have been documented as far back as the 7th century. Unfortunately, this relationship isn’t always widely known.

Today, the link between Belgium and Ireland still exists and continues to grow. For example: did you know that Belgium is one of Ireland’s biggest export markets and that the Irish community living and working in Belgium continues to grow? This growing market benefits both our economies and welfare. Beleire aims to maintain, elaborate and develop these strong corporate and economic relationships between the two countries.

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Our patrons

We are proud to present the 2 patrons of beleire. To strengthen the ties between Ireland and Belgium, Ambassador of Ireland to Belgium, Ms. Helena Nolan, and Ambassador of Belgium to Ireland, Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw, have agreed to support beleire and all its activities.

As an official welcome, both Ambassadors opened The beleire Innovation Seminar on November 23rd, 2017.