Explanation of the concept "a word of the President"
Dear members of the Belgian Armenian Chamber of Commerce, dear friends.
Let me give you a short explanation about our organization, structure and challenges.
The Belgian Armenian Chamber of Commerce is a non profit, non-governmental, professional Association providing services to its members and promoting Belgian-Armenian trade relations.
The chamber started trough the "embryonic state" of a "Club of friends" and has evaluated into a professional Associations of Belgian Entrepreneurs catering the needs of its members.
One of the greatest sources of strength for "BACC" is its ability to work with a great number of other partner organizations. In particular excellent working relations with the Belgian Official Representation in Armenia, the Government of Armenia, the Embassy of Armenia in Brussels, as well as elements of EUCCA European Union Chamber of Commerce in Armenia. BACC also coordinates its efforts with a number of business councils, associations and other professional organizations.
The particularity of Belgium with its multi-lingual uniqueness, its diversity in activities abroad and its numerous, successful small, medium and corporate sized Enterprises demands a tailor made, personalized approach to every which might come along. The BACC proposes first line solutions and unbiased judgment based on its solid foothold, local knowledge and its depth understanding of the market provided by seasoned executives willing to share the expertise and experience they have accumulated over the years.
The "Belgian Armenian" Chamber of Commerce, being an independent, non-profit organization relies on the financial support of the membership fees, institutions and administrations recognizing the values of the BACC to foster a long-term and sustainable relationship to ensure the longevity of the BACC initiative.
However much remains always to be done, the BACC focuses initially on the Belgian presence in Armenia and helps Belgian businesses inspired by the potential Armenia has to offer. In addition, as the promise of the Armenian Enterprise expands, the Chamber will be there to support and promote the Local Entrepreneurs seeking to initiate trade with Belgian Counterparts.
We have the strong belief that through the development of her economy, the Republic of Armenia will become quick-wittedly as strong as Belgium, will be able to integrate the European Union and why not create with her neighbors Azerbaijan and Georgia an economic union similar to the Benelux model. This approach should stay the hallmark of the Chamber and initiatives of the members.
I hope that this presidency will be successful and wish all the BACC members, organizers and guests all the best.