Spotlight on Belgium Programs 2015

All programs, times and dates are subject to change.

Remembering and Resistance

November 15, 2015  This is a program planned to honor & remember the Alabama veterans & the Belgium resistance movement that took place during World War II. Click here to view a list of all known Alabama veterans who participated in the Battle of the Bulge. 


Alabama - Belgium Business Roundtable

February 2, 2016  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. 

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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.

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The Changing Face of Alabama's Schools
Professional Development Workshop

February Dates TBD A one day workshop featuring experts from Belgium along with regional and national presenters on Belgium history and culture. All sessions are grade-level specific and feature hands-on activities that can be immediately taken back and used in the classroom. Teachers earn state-approved professional development credit hours and take away resource materials, including lesson plans and CDs.


International Women’s Day Awards Dinner

May 12, 2016 This event is a United Nations sponsored global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. The International Center hosts an annual International Women’s Day Awards Dinner to honor local and national women who inspire others through their work and dedication to a stronger, more culturally aware community. As part of this annual event, TIC presents the prestigious “Woman of Consequence Award” to a woman from the spotlight country and to a woman of the spotlight country’s heritage in the United States. We also present local “motivating women” awards through a selection process.


Speakers and In-School Performances

March-April, 2016 TIC plans to expose elementary, middle and high school students to the performing arts of Belgium. We want to develop programs on the arts and culture of Belgium that can be led by professionals combining music, song and dance. Based on sponsorship, all performances are free for K-12 schools and delivered to schools across Alabama. Once scheduled, teachers and administrators receive materials so that students will be prepared to learn and participate in the programs.


Other Programs & Events

Different programs and events will be added and developed as the spotlight progresses.