CIDIC

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY. TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY.

TODAY IS A GIFT, THAT'S WHY WE CALL IT THE PRESENT.

 

CIDIC : DIPLOMACY AT THE SERVICE OF THE ECONOMY

 

CIDIC was founded in 2010 at the suggestion of many diplomats who shared their concern about the need for greater efficiency in establishing economic and academic contacts that are nowadays increasingly important in the exercise of their functions. This trend is now called « Economic and Academic Diplomacy ».

Economic Diplomacy is a tool for diplomatic representatives to support the economic measures undertaken by their governments. These representatives act as an interface between national private operators and those of the countries to which they are accredited, to find new markets for industrial products and services, and attract foreign investors.

 

The Honorary President of CIDIC is HRH Princess Lea of Belgium, and its Board is composed of:

•Baron Ernest de Laminne de Bex: President

•Paul van der Vloet: Vice-President

•Christian Mouvet: Secretary General and Treasurer

•Frederic de Pryck: Chairman Steering Committee

Jean Dewaerheid: Communication Officer

 

CIDIC organises (Diplomatic, Economic, Academic and Cultural) DEAC Days under the High Patronage of her Royal Highness Princess Lea of Belgium. In collaboration with the countries presiding the Council of the European Union on a 6-month rotating basis, we bring participants together from diplomatic, academic, cultural and business world.

 

DEAC days from 19th April 2017 to 21st April 2017

Executive Summary - Provisional programme

With the support of the Belgian Foreign Affairs Federal Public Service

 

Republic of MALTA General information

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Diplomatic visits & events

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Reception and meeting with the Prime Minister

Reception and meeting with the Minister for Gozo

Meeting with the President of the Republic of Malta H.E. Ms Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and official reception

CIDIC Awards ceremony at the presidential palace

 

Economic meetings & events

Meeting with Malta Enterprise

Meeting with Malta Chamber of Commerce, B2B meetings

Meeting with Minister for the economy, investment and small business

Meeting with the Gozo Chamber of Commerce, B2B meetings

 

Academic Meetings & Events

Breakfast meeting with the Rector of the Malta University

Meeting with MEDAC incubators, Start-ups and R&D

Meeting with the Minister for Education & Employment

Meeting at the Malta Life Science Park

Meeting with the Minister for Health

Meeting with the Malta Information Technology Agency MITA

 

Cultural Meetings & Events

Visit of the Barrakka Gardens

Visit of the restored StJohn’s Cathedral

Meeting with the Ambassador of Malta to UNESCO

Visit of Fort St. Angelo

Meeting with the Malta Film Commission

Tour of Mdina

 

 

 

DEA DAYS in BRATISLAVA 12 & 13 oktober 2016

 

De traditioneel geworden DEAC Days vonden plaats in Bratislava op 12 en 13 oktober jl.

Dankzij de steun van de Slovaakse overheid, de ministeries van Buitenlandse en Economische Zaken, de steun van Z.E. de heer Stanislav VALLO, Ambassadeur van Slovakije in België én de medewerking van onze envoyé spécial in Bratislava, mevrouw Janka BECKOVA, kan het CIDIC opnieuw uitstekende resultaten voorleggen.

Dit spoort ons aan verder te werken aan het DEA concept ter gelegenheid van het roterend zesmaandelijks voorzitterschap van de Raad van de Europese Unie.

 

De ervaring leert ons dat onze semestriële missies de Europese interne markt dynamiseren en de Europese identiteit verstevigen. Onze diplomatische, economische en academische contacten versterken dan ook onze vastberadenheid om op de ingegane weg verder te gaan. Samengevat een kleine lijst:

 

Op diplomatisch niveau:

Mevrouw Ingrid BROCKOVÁ representeerde het Slovaaks Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken. Het Ministerie van Economische zaken werd vertegenwoordigd door de heer Dušan JURIK, samen met Z. E. de heer Baron Willem Van de Voorde, ambassadeur van België.

 

Op economisch niveau:

Samen met Slovaakse ondernemingen werd de CIDIC delegatie ontvangen in de lokalen van het SARIO (Slovak Investment & Trade Dvpt Agency). Hebben deelgenomen aan de conferenties en de B2B gesprekken:

•CSOB/KBC Group Bank, Olivier Smekens, directeur.

•NEULOGY (Slovak Business Agency), Peter Kolesar, directeur.

•SAPIE (Slovaakse Kamer van Koophandel), Petra Dzurovcinova.

•ROKOSAN (nieuwe technologieën)

•Delfood S.A., Jean-Marc VAN CUTSEM, CEO.

•ZVEI (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie) vertegenwoordigd door Olivier BLANK.

•Marc de la BRASSINE, voorzitter van CICE.

•PEPPINO BVBA, Gilberte DE RUYCK, CEO.

•CRS Packaging, Ravi RAVISHANKAR, directeur.

•NEUHAUS, vertegenwoordigd door Laurence VANNOORBEECK

•DENYS S.A. (bouwbedrijf internationale werven), Johannes THONNES.

•Euractiv Brussels, Matthew TEMPEST.

•FEDRA, Pascal GOERGEN, secretaris generaal.

•Collinet S.A., Ernest de LAMINNE de BEX, CEO.

Dankzij de medewerking van de heer Hervé JAMAR, gouverneur van de Provincie Luik en zijn medewerker Antoine d’INVERNO werden bevoorrechte relaties opgebouwd met de Slovaakse partners.

 

Op academisch niveau:

In de nieuwe gebouwen van de Comenius Universiteit vonden de academische en wetenschappelijke uitwisselingen plaats. Namen deel aan de debatten:

•Dr Karol MICIETA en Prof. Daniela OSTATNÍKOVÁ, rector en vice-rector van de Comenius universiteit.

•Prof. Frantisek SIMANCIK van het “Institute of materials and machine mechanichs, Slovak Academy of Science”

•NEULOGY vertegenwoordigd door Peter KOLESAR

•UNICA (Netwerk van Universiteiten van de Europese hoofdsteden), Kris DEJONCKHEERE, secretaris-generaal.

•VUB/Brussels Diplomatic Academy, Gunter GAUBLOMME, directeur.

•SAPIE (ontwikkelaar van Startups), Petra DZUROVČINOVÁ.

•B-Life, Prof. Dr. Roland GUEUBEL, UCL.

•Dr. Joseph-Antoine LACOCQUE, doctor in de geneeskunde.

•Miss Angely A. MENAFRA, VUB/BDA.

 

De CIDIC delegatie werd uitgenodigd voor een bezoek aan de “AEROMOBIL”, de vliegende auto om onder de kundige leiding van Stefan VADOCZ kennis te maken met een voorbeeld van Slovaakse spitstechnologie.

Traditiegetrouw werden een aantal bedrijven beloond met een “European CIDIC Award”. In het prachtig kader van het kasteel van Bratislava werden volgende bedrijven in de bloemetjes gezet:

•AEROMOBIL.

•NEULOGY.

•ROKOSAN s.r.o. (Ltd).

•NEUHAUS

DEA (Diplomatic, Economic & Academic) DAYS in the Netherlands (May 2016)

 

 

 

In the context of the “Junker” Plan to revitalize the EU internal market, a three-day Diplomatic, Economic and Academic (DEA) mission was organized from 10-12 May 2016 to The Netherlands by CIDIC, in collaboration with UNICA (www.unica-network.eu) and the VUB (www.vub.ac.be). Under the aegis of CIDIC’s Honorary President, H.E. Mrs. Maryem van den Heuvel, the Ambassador of The Netherlands to Belgium, this mission enjoyed considerable success and enthusiasm shared among all the participants from the diplomatic, economic and academic worlds.

 

 

At the diplomatic level, the very valuable assistance given by H.E. Mr. Chris Hoornaert, Belgian Ambassador to The Hague, as well as the Embassy staff, was deeply appreciated.

At the economic level, the participating companies, both SMEs and multinationals, were able to develop their “networks” and have useful meetings at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce, which have already resulted in economic benefits.

At the academic level, the results emanating from the new contacts between the Universities of Amsterdam, The Hague and Delft with their counterparts from VUB and UNICA surpassed all expectations, resulting in the signing of several important agreements to collaborate between different academic players, particularly in the field of incubators. Even the city of Amsterdam came to meet us to present its digitalizing projects, with the objective of finding new partners for this ambitious project.

 

Following its tradition, CIDIC presented, through the hands of its Honorary President, H.R.H. Princess Léa of Belgium, at the headquarters of the European Space Agency (ESA), the CIDIC Diplomatic, Economic and Academic Awards to three European companies and three Dutch companies chosen for their state-of-the-art activities in this area.

The huge enthusiasm of the participants in this Netherlands mission was such that almost all of them have already signed up to participate in our next mission to Slovakia on the occasion of the Slovak Presidency of the European Council.