Round table: "Economic opportunities for cooperation between Belgium and Luxembourg" (in French), Luxembourg, 26 November 2015


"Table Ronde sur les opportunités économiques entre

la Belgique et le Luxembourg"

in the framework of a diplomatic mission "Diplomacy-Economy-Academy" of CIDIC - Cercle international diplomatique et consulaire

Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 26 November 2015

Language of the meeting: French


In the framework of the Luxembourgish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, CIDIC - Cercle international diplomatique et consulaire (International Diplomatic and Consular Circle) organises a  DEA-Mission (Diplomatic, Economic, Academic Mission) in Luxembourg on 25-26 November 2015.


The Mission aims at connecting stakeholders from the industry, business and Universities from Luxembourg and Belgium in order to give a concrete diplomatic, economic and academic dimension to the EU Presidency. Through the organisation of such meetings, CIDIC seeks to play an liaison role between institutions, businesses and the academic world in each country presiding the Council of the European Union to promote the European growth and cooperation among the EU Member States.

After Luxembourg, next DEA-Missions are envisaged in the Netherlands and Slovakia in 2016, in Malta and the UK in 2017, as well as in Estonia and Bulgaria in 2018.



Programme of the round table of 26 November


Download the programme in PDF (in French)


09:00-09:30    Registration, welcome coffee


09:30  Welcome by Carlo Thelen, Director General,  Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (TBC)


09:35  Presentation on Economic and Academic Diplomacy (DEA) by Baron de Laminne de Bex - President of CIDIC 


09:45 "European diplomacy and university curricula in the context of globalization"  by Gunter Gaublomme, Director of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy (VUB/BDA)


10:00 "Cooperation in a competitive world, economic diplomacy and the role of Universities" by Prof. Dr. A. Stavros Zenios, President of UNICA-Network of Universities in the Capitals of Europe


10:20 "Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg" by Jeannot Erpelding, Director of International Affairs, Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

10:30 Round table: Presentations by representatives of  Luxembourgish enterprises and members of the Belgian delegation, discussion et speed networking

11:30 Closing remarks by Robert Dennewald, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (TBC)

11:40 Networking lunch


More information

If you are interested in supporting these DEA-Mission or if you are interested in participating to the Round Table, please contact:

Mr Christian J. MOUVET, Secretary General, Cercle International Diplomatique et Consulaire

Tel. : +32 (0)472 705 695