AWEX

Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX) is the department of the Walloon Region dealing with the promotion of foreign trade and with the attraction and welcoming of foreign investors. The AWEX has developed a range of assistance tools aimed at supporting Walloon entrepreneurs in their export projects. Those services cover all the steps that characterize an export approach.

The person in charge of several Latin-American countries, including Chile, is Mrs. Sylvianne Vanbocquestal:

Tel: +32 2 421 84 98
Email: s.vanbocquestal@awex.be

Main export services provided by the AWEX:

  • Information source: database of experts and consultants in international trade matters, organizing of business days, provision of a documentation center …
  • Help to work out an export strategy.
  • Staff management services: advice in terms of hiring, trainings, linguistic immersions …
  • Support in the communication strategy: creation and translation of communication material, coaching in communication …
  • Canvassing opportunities abroad: travels, studies, missions …
  • Help to attend a fair, a trade show or a congress (inside or outside the European Union)
  • Support for the opening of a sales desk.
  • Partnerships creation.
  • Instruments to guarantee secure and finance exports.
  • Advice in terms of foreign direct investments.

The AWEX has also set up The Brazil Latinam Welcome Office.  It is a one-stop shop given to Latino-American companies willing to develop their activities in Europe. The person in charge is Mrs. Marina Silva Santos:

Tel: +32 2 421 85 96

Information data of all Awex regional bureaus in Belgium:

  • Headquarters:
    Place Sainctelette, 2
    1080 Brussels
    +32 2 421 82 11
    mail@awex.be
    www.awex.be
    • Charleroi:
      Maison de l’Industrie, Rue Auguste Picard, 20
      6041 Gosselies
      +32 71 27 71 00
      Person in charge: Eric De Clercq
      e.declercq@awex.be
    • Eupen:
      Hütte, 79/20
      4700 Eupen
      +32 87 56 82 19
      Person in charge: Michaela Schimanski
      m.schimanski@awex.be
    • Libramont:
      Grand’ Rue, 1
      6800 Libramont
      +32 61 22 43 26
      Person in charge: Sarah Hautfenne
      s.hautfenne@awex.be
    • Liège:
      Rue du Vertbois, 13a
      4000 Liège
      +32 4 221 79 81
      Person in charge: Marielle Germis
      m.germis@awex.be
    • Mons:
      Rue du Chapitre, 1
      7000 Mons
      +32 65 31 63 78
      Person in charge: Pierre Libioulle
      p.libioulle@awex.be
    • Namur:
      Avenue Sergent Vrithoff, 2
      5000 Namur
      +32 81 71 47 45
      Person in charge: Sarah Hautfenne
      s.hautfenne@awex.be
    • Nivelles (Brabant-Wallon):
      Zoning II, Rue du Bosquet, 3
      1400 Nivelles
      +32 67 88 75 93
      Person in charge: Régine Pangaert
      r.pangaert@awex.be