Belgium‘s political and social divisions are well known going back by some historical accounts for more than 2,000 years, emerging out of Roman imperial foreign policy, revolutions in the 16th and 19th centuries, two world wars and evolving economic differences within the country itself.
TomorrowWorld, the American incarnation of the European electronic music festival TomorrowLand, has opened ticket sales for its return to Atlanta this September. Modeled after the annual event held in Boom, Belgium, TomorrowWorld drew more than 120,000 people from 75 countries to Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., a small town 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.The 8,000-acre farm is owned by […]
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 13, 2013. More here. Women could find it comfortable, but men might be intimidated to attend the Belgian-American Chamber of the South’s next event, where a bra fitting is to follow a CEO talk. “It’s not a boardroom event, not at all,” said Jan-Paul Kalmeijer, executive director of consulting firm Cognegy […]
Avelgem, Belgium-based IVC Group has announced that it is expanding its operations in Dalton creating 200 new jobs and investing more than $80 million through 2019. IVS US, the group’s U.S. affiliate, is to build a second plant at the company’s Dalton complex to produce a new product line of luxury vinyl planks and tiles. […]
Attending an electronic music festival isn’t normally in John Woodward‘s weekend plans. But the senior director for foreign investment at the Metro Atlanta Chamber refused to miss the TomorrowWorld festival held at the Bouckaert Farm in Fairburn, 15 miles west of Atlanta’s airport Sept. 28.
A Belgian supplier of resins and additives for paints and coatings has moved its Americas headquarters to an Alpharetta building where it will also house a technology center to develop and test new products. Allnex USA Inc. was previously based in Smyrna, according to a news release from corporate real estate firm Cresa, which advised the company on the relocation. The 50,933-square-foot building at 9005 Westside Parkway in […]
The Belgian-American Chamber of the South is set to launch in Atlanta Sept. 19, aiming to support and strengthen longstanding ties with a European nation already heavily invested in the region. Georgia alone is home to 76 Belgian companies in a wide array of industries from flooring to pharmaceuticals, according to Belgian embassy in Washington. The Georgia Department of Economic Development counts 46 facilities operated by 30 […]
The deadline for grants for event series promoting the goals and geopolitical role of the European Union has been extended to Oct. 4. The EU mission in the United States is doling out grants of up to €15,000 each (about $20,000) for program series in 10 cities where it has a strong diplomatic presence. Atlanta is included […]
The European Commission has cleared Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange Inc.‘s acquisition of NYSE Euronext, removing one more hurdle for the $8.2 billion deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies still must give their go-ahead. The company’s shareholders cleared the deal to move forward with near-unanimous support earlier this month. ICE submitted its paperwork to the SEC in January. Read more: Local Experts: […]
When Wim de Smet left Belgium in the mid-1990s, he was a young technology upstart in a culture that valued age. When the CEO of Alpharetta-based Exaserv returned to Europe, he was head of a software consulting company that had won business from global corporations. Sure, he was a decade older, but something else had happened in between, and it happened in Atlanta. In […]