Since her arrival last year as Belgium’s consul general to the Southeast, Geneviève Verbeek has been traveling to learn more about the region’s commercial, cultural and educational relations with Belgium.
Our trip to Brussels in January with Margaret Sherman, an assistant professor of legal studies at Georgia State University, and her student, Kelsey Scantland, was encouraged by then-Belgian Consul General Benoit Standaert, who happened to be there for official meetings. Ms. Sherman ostensibly wanted to visit European institutions, but it appeared that an additional subliminal […]
After more than 12 years at the Atlanta law firm of Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, Anton Mertens has joined the local office of Burr & Forman LLP, which recently combined with a Tampa, Fla., law firm to boost its Southeastern footprint. Mr. Mertens headed Smith Gambrell’s immigration practice. He is a citizen of both […]
Bruce Douglas, formerly general counsel and corporate secretary at Enfinity America Corp., a solar energy development and financing firm, has joined the Atlanta office of the law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
Carl Bouckaert, a founder and chairman of the Dalton-based Beaulieu Group LLC, is to compete in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games on behalf of the Belgian equestrian team. Mr. Bouckaert, 58, is well known in local equestrian circles and owns the Chattahoochee Falls horse farm 15 miles west of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For […]
Belgium has been operating without an official government for more than 530 days, a modern-day record. However, the wait is over. A new coalition government was formed on Friday, Dec. 2. The six parties tasked with creating Belgium’s new structure finally reached agreement over the weekend, in large part due to pressure from a downgrade […]
Belgium’s consul general in the Southeast U.S. wants to further strengthen ties between his country and the region by making Atlanta a destination for the world’s first solar-powered plane when it attempts to fly around the world in 2014.
Lausanne,Switzerland-based Solar Impulse SA is developing the plane with 23 sponsor companies and organizations from across Europe, particularly in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Technology buffs speculate that digital book-readers such as the iPad and Kindle are on the way to replacing traditional hand-held volumes, but a family-owned Belgian book-binding company is growing its business through photobooks and notebooks that customers can personalize with their own pictures and information.
The technology earned the praise of U.S. electronic publishers and with their endorsement…
Completing the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship on Oct. 8 was no easy task for Atlanta immigration attorney Anton Mertens.
“To successfully complete the course, you have to finish within 17 hours,” he told GlobalAtlanta upon his return home from Hawaii’s Big Island western coast where the event was held.
A panel discussion titled “Restarting the Global Economy: Regaining Economic Faith” is to be held at the Carlyle House in Norcross beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. The World Chamber of Commerce event is to feature presentations by Rajeev Dhawan, director, Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center; Benoit Standaert, consul general of Belgium; […]