On the occasion of the release of its latest publications “Belgian foreign trade” and “World trade”, the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency (BFTA) is pleased to invite you to a webinar “Rebound of Belgian foreign trade in 2021 and economic projections during uncertain times” on Tuesday, 28 June, 2022.
The economic crisis that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic had the most severe impact on global exports and imports since the financial crisis of 2008/09. While international trade in goods has since returned to pre-pandemic levels, trade in services has remained somewhat subdued.
Are you interested in knowing to what extent Belgium’s exports and imports have recouped their losses from the global pandemic? Register to our webinar on the occasion of the launch of the publications on ‘Belgian foreign trade’ and ‘World trade’ and find out! While the economy at large is still recovering from the effects of the global pandemic, new crises have emerged with a.o. the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the strong inflation, the geopolitical tensions, …
We are honoured to welcome Mrs. Véronique Goossens, Chief Economist at Belfius, as a special guest speaker to inform us about the bank’s macroeconomic forecasts during these uncertain times.
This webinar will be held in English.
14:30: Welcome by Mrs. Christelle Charlier, Director Studies, Statistics & Communication, Belgian Foreign Trade Agency
14:35: Highlights of Belgian merchandise trade in 2021 by Mr. Dennis Gijsbrechts, International Trade Analyst, Belgian Foreign Trade Agency
14:50: Highlights of Belgian services trade in 2021 and Belgium’s position in global trade by Mrs. Christelle Charlier, Director Studies, Statistics & Communication, Belgian Foreign Trade Agency
15:05: Global outlook Belfius Strategic Research by Mrs. Véronique Goossens, Chief Economist, Belfius
15:30: Closing words by Mrs. Christelle Charlier, Director Studies, Statistics & Communication, Belgian Foreign Trade Agency