Page 90

90 EWN

13 - 19 September 2018

www.euroweeklynews.com

FEATURE

A networking of Nations

residents area in the Marbella Exhibition Centre (Palacio de Congresos) that has recently been allocated just for us. This space offers a unique opportunity for us foreigners to come together more frequently and with ease, which is something our international resident community is leaning towards increasingly. We will all be able to have private meetings there or give classes and talks or even hold events. This networking cocktail is a great opportunity for us to meet the members of the BBCCE and be privy to one of their social meetings as well as get to know some of the lovely people who are in charge of the Foreigners department of the town hall and each other. Truly a networking of nations. See you there!!

Marbella Moments by Nicole King I REMEMBER sitting next to Vanessa Van Camp, President of the Belgian Business Community Club España (BBCCE) at the Marbella Awards last year in the Puente Romano Hotel. I asked her how she was enjoying the event and she smiled and said “interesting.” Of all the adjectives I might have expected, ‘interesting’ wasn’t one of them. However as it turns out, sitting amongst a bunch of Brits is not something she does often and whilst having a great evening she did feel as if she were ‘abroad’ and that was interesting. (ps. a hearty ‘enhorabuena’ to Marbella Rocks Mag for such an outstanding event and remember to vote in this year’s awards too!). Like Brits logically Vanessa would mix with her own nationals, or, unlike most of us, mix with the Spanish as we live in Spain. It highlighted yet again that in Marbella we are all foreign to someone and I don’t think any of us realise just how much! We’d be silly not to take advantage of this variety. Being surrounded by such diversity is a unique opportunity to peek inside these semi-ghettos that have sprung up along our 27km coastline, learning more about each other and opening opportunities to make new friends and business alliances alike, right

From left to right: Networking nations: Oti Gª Díaz-Ambrona - Spanish, Nadia Tresoro - Italian, me - English, Anita Hristova - Bulgarian, Vanessa Van Camp - Belgian #BetterTogether. here on our doorsteps! This is why networking is so significant and so easy in Marbella and why I thought it pertinent to mention an upcoming networking event, organised

by the BBCCE, not just because the Belgians are quite renowned for their love of good food and a good party which you wouldn’t want to miss, but because they have chosen to use a new foreign

Date: Thursday September 20 from 6 to 8pm Place: International Residents lounge - Exhibition Centre Marbella (Palacio de Congresos) Programme: 6.00pm Opening and welcome drink 6.15pm Welcome and introduction by the Foreign Residents Department 6.30pm - 7.30pm Networking with catering 7.30pm - 8.00pm Tour through the ‘Palacio’ spaces for foreign residents For further details and reservations contact: admin@bbcce.be  639 671 893 #BetterTogether @marbellanow

Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 13 - 19 September 2018 Issue 1732  

FREE Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria...

Euro Weekly News - Costa del Sol 13 - 19 September 2018 Issue 1732  

FREE Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria...