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Ageas is an international insurance group with a heritage spanning 190 years. Ranked among the top 20 insurance companies in Europe, Ageas has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the largest share of the global insurance market.
These are grouped around four segments: Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia and served through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors around the world. Ageas operates successful partnerships in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand and has subsidiaries in France, Hong Kong and the UK.
Ageas employs more than 13,000 people in the consolidated entities and over 30,000 in the non-consolidated partnerships, and has annual inflows of more than EUR 23 billion.
Belfius Bank & Insurance is a locally anchored bank, which operates commercially in Belgium in three main areas: retail and commercial banking, financial services to the public sector – wholesale banking – and insurance.
With 150 years of experience in the public sector, Belfius has always been the preferred partner of public sector and social profit (hospitals, schools, universities, rest homes …) in Belgium.
It provides its clients with a complete and integrated range of products and services, ranging from credit lending and treasury management, to budget optimization and financial IT solutions.
Corporate banking activities are directed principally at business operating in Belgium with the focus particularly on medium-sized corporates. Belfius Bank & Insurance is wholly owned by the Belgian State through the Federal Holding and Investment Company.
BNP Paribas Fortis
BNP Paribas Fortis is part of BNP Paribas. It offers the Belgian market a comprehensive package of financial services for private individuals, the self-employed, professionals and SMEs. The bank also provides wealthy individuals, corporations and public and financial institutions with custom solutions for which it can draw on BNP Paribas’ know-how and international network.
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
Bank Degroof is Belgium’s premier independent private and investment bank, with an excellent reputation in each of its fields of activity.
For more than 140 years it has offered its private and institutional clients, along with business enterprises, a complete range of tailored solutions and services: asset management, financial markets, corporate finance, credit and structured finance, setup and administration of investment funds, real estate activities and financial analysis.
The Bank has a thousand employees managing their customers’ future from offices in six countries.
In Belgium: Antwerp-Brussels-Ghent-Gosselies-Hasselt-Knokke-Kortrijk-Liège-Namur-Wavre.
ING Belgium SA/NV is a financial institution focusing its core activities on Retail & Private Banking and Commercial Banking. It services over 2.4 million clients with a wide range of financial products and services.
Making banking easy lies at the heart of ING’s strategy. To do so, it positions itself as universal direct bank, servicing all clients via the distribution channel of their choice.
Within Commercial Banking, ING continuously serves as a trusted partner and advisor to help business clients meet their funding needs. In addition to the more traditional types of credit facilities, ING also provides other tailor-made funding solutions that help clients at different stages of their business development (e.g. private equity solutions, acquisition finance, debt capital market solutions, etc.).
At the end of 2013, it employed around 9,129 full time equivalents. ING Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of ING Bank.
KBC Securities is the leading domestic debt equity house in the core markets of the KBC Group. We focus on both institutional and retail customers. We specialize in Institutional Brokerage, Retail Brokerage, Securities Services, M&A, Debt & Equity Capital Markets and Debt & Equity Research.
Building long-term client relationships is key to our business. KBC Securities creates added value through a thorough knowledge of its local markets and companies, by offering both local as well as cross border solutions. KBC Securities is present in Belgium and selected East European countries with a specific focus on Small & Mid Cap Companies. For more information, please visit: www.kbcsecurities.com.
KBC Group, our parent company, is an integrated bancassurance group, catering mainly for retail, SME and midcap customers. It concentrates on its home markets of Belgium and certain countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Elsewhere around the globe, the group has established a presence in selected countries and regions.
KBC Securities was awarded in 2013 No 1. Equity Finance House, Brokerage House Enternext and Brokerage House Derivatives Market.
Petercam is a leading independent investment firm specializing in private banking, institutional asset management and investment banking (corporate finance and brokerage activities).
In Belgium, Petercam operates from offices in Brussels (headquarters), Antwerpen, Gent, Hasselt, Knokke, Leuven, Liège, Roeselare and Wavre. Internationally, Petercam is serving clients in Europe with offices in Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
As at 31 December 2013, Petercam employed 421 people and managed assets totalling approximately 14 billion euro for private and institutional clients, corporates and public institutions.
As leading professional services firm in Belgium, Deloitte offers value added services in consulting, audit, accounting, tax and financial advisory services. In Belgium, Deloitte has more than 2,800 employees in 11 locations across the country, serving national and international companies, from small and middle-sized enterprises, to large enterprises, public sector and non-profit organisations. The turnover reached 359 million euros in the financial year 2013.
Deloitte Belgium helps its clients cope with current trends in the Belgian market and facilitate and stimulate their growth opportunities by providing a wide variety of skills in different domains,including financial services.
As a member of the international group Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, an organisation of independent member firms in more than 150 countries with a turnover of over 32.4 billion dollars in 2013, we provide our clients with a seamlessly integrated multidisciplinary practice, across borders if needed.
White & Case LLP
White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 39 offices across 26 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business.
Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings.
Our Capital Markets Practice advises on the full range of domestic and cross-border debt, equity and equity-linked securities transactions and provides regulatory guidance to clients across the globe.
De Tijd and L’Echo
De Tijd and L’Echo are the only business newspapers in Belgium, available both in print and digital version. With their focus on business and finance, De Tijd and L’Echo are the reference with regards to (national and international) financial-economic news. The newspapers target entrepreneurs, managers and investors, decision makers with considerable spending power. Thewebsitesof both business newspapers ensure a complete coverage.
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Webinars can be used for lead generation, content marketing, strategy updates, E-Learning, internal communication etc.
Company Webcast is the leading provider in Webinars, Webcasts and Online Seminars and works for hundreds organizations worldwide (including Belfius, KBC, Heineken, Shell, Nyrstar, Agfa-Gevaert, Parliament of Aruba, Nyenrode Business University and many others).
If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities presented by Webinars, Online Seminars or Webcasts, please feel free to contact us for advice.