Spotlight on Belgium Business Programs 2015-2016

Imagine a place where ambassadors and international business leaders come to visit; small and large international businesses communicate frequently;  introductions are commonplace, business meetings are held, young and experienced professionals interact frequently within a causal atmosphere of large business connections…this is The International Center.

TIC has learned what it takes to conduct international business. With a strong focus on networking, training, and exposure, BIC has made this a simple and easy process. TIC supports Alabama’s international business interests through networking, translation services, cultural training and diplomatic access through providing: International Business After Hours (IBAH), Protocols in Practice seminars, Alabama’s International Business Awards (AIBA), Business Conference Industry Specific Topic Summits, and seminars and workshops on “how to do business with” Spotlight  countries. Through these programs we have served over 1,050 companies since 1992.

The International Center helps you create unlimited opportunities in business and education around the world!
— Bob Montgomery, Global Commerce Management
John McMillan, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, moderates a panel of professionals to discuss overcoming obstacles when doing business with Colombia. 

John McMillan, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, moderates a panel of professionals to discuss overcoming obstacles when doing business with Colombia. 

Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission at the South African Embassy, attends a reception at BIC held in his honor. 

Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission at the South African Embassy, attends a reception at TIC held in his honor. 


Business Programs for 2015-2016

All programs, times, and dates are subject to change.

Ambassador’s Dinner

February 3, 2016  A gala, black-tie event that attracts international dignitaries, national and state officials, and representatives of local government and businesses to honor the Belgium Ambassador to the United States.

The Business Roundtable

February 2, 2016 Alabama – Belgium Business Roundtable.  This is a one day meeting of invited senior executives, business leaders, government officials and community leaders from Alabama and Belgium to discuss common issues, networking and agenda setting for future business exchanges. Its goals are to showcase the opportunities available in Belgium for Alabama companies and to showcase the opportunities available in Alabama for Belgium companies. We want to jointly identify shared opportunities for companies in the following sectors: biotech, cancer research, maritime industry, automotive, aerospace, innovation and technology, cyber security.

International Business After Hours