India’s Ambassador to Belgium, Her Excellency Ms. Gaitri Issar Kumar, visits AR Metallizing

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, Her Excellency Ms. Gaitri Issar Kumar, India’s Ambassador to Belgium, visited the Belgian province Limburg. After a working lunch in the presence of the Governor, Executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VoKa), and 5 entrepreneurs with a strong trade relationship with India, she visited the winner of the Limburg export prize 2017: AR Metallizing.

From ‘strength to strength’

In the Belgian province Limburg, exports to India ranks 6th, with a 5.45% share of overseas exports.

As India is the only BRIC country where the economic prospects are really positive, local government sees opportunity for growth and invited the Ambassador to meet with entrepreneurs.

The working lunch was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Provincial Governor to strengthen the bilateral relations between the province and India.

The lunch was attended by: Max Bijnens, Managing Director of By-Cast, Rob Cogghe, CEO of Dirafrost Frozen Fruit Industry, Wim

Colemont, Business Development Manager at Cohout, Dirk Vander Mierde, Site Director of Datwyler and Bart Devos, CEO of AR Metallizing.

H.E. Mrs. Gaitri Issar Kumar: I am honored to meet the entrepreneurs and look forward working with all parties together to further strenghten the trade relation between Limburg and India ‘from strength to strength’.

Visit to AR Metallizing

The Ambassador also visited AR Metallizing. Bart Devos, CEO AR Metallizing: “India is a very important country to us. We are proud to have convinced our customers there to choose quality by means of our premium labelling solutions. We hope to be able to do as well with our sustainable and plastic-free packaging SilberBoard™. We remain modest, but it would be great if we – with joined forces – succeed in fighting plastic waste”.

From left to right:
RP Singh, Advisor Embassy of India
Jeroen Claesen, Process engineer AR Metallizing
Sarvesh Rai, advisor Embassy of India
Bart Devos, CEO AR Metallizing
H.E. Mrs Gaitri Issar Kumar, Ambassador of India to Belgium and the EU
Dirk Bijnens, Technical Manager, AR Metallizing
Cathérine Dreesen, Director Export and International Relations, Flemish Chambers of Commerce and Industry