As Belgium and Luxembourg were from the start involved in the growing force of the European Union, we felt the growing need to join the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. In the beginning of 2006, the BeluxCham Board agreed, and May 5th, 2006 the Chamber signed the affiliation agreement with EuroCham. On this occasion, the BeluxCham officially becomes Eurocham Member and its office moves to the premises of the EuroCentre in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Belgian and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce being an independent, non-profit organization, it relies on the financial support of the membership fees, institutions and administrations recognizing the values of BeluxCham to foster a long term initiative.
In the recent years, the BeluxCham has also been playing an important role as social partner. Hence the monthly networking activity to strengthen the ties with all Belgians and Luxembourg residents or visitors passing by. Besides, we have been present at almost all Belgian/Luxembourg economic missions in Vietnam and we play a more active role in the EuroCham activities.
Official inauguration of the BeluxCham by H.R.H. Prince Philippe on October 16th, 2003
Hon. Consul Mr. D. CASIER and Chairman Edward DE MAN welcome Mrs Lydie POLFER and Mr. P. GRAMEGNA (General Director Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce) at the event.
The signing ceremony of the affiliation agreement with EuroCham on the 5th of May 2006
What started as a “club of friends” in the years 2001- 2002, rapidly evolved into a professional association of Belgian entrepreneurs, which was initially called the Belgian Chamber Of Commerce in Viet Nam (BELCHAM).
As from the start in early March 2003 we met a growing demand on information from Belgian, but also from Luxembourg entrepreneurs, the right path was to serve both nationalities. So, in February 2004, we decided to expand our services to our Luxembourg “compatriots” and the cooperation agreement was signed in presence of Mrs. Lydie POLFER, Vice Premier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Since then, we support Belgian and Luxembourg companies and individuals currently operating in Vietnam and those willing to do so. A change of name ensues: we became the actual Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam; in short: the BELUXCHAM .