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How to survive cultural differences?

Monday 22 January | 19h30 - 22h00
The Louise Centre
, Avenue Louise 279,

Additional Information

coffee and tea, lecture, lecture, workshop fees, great group of international people
Members please log in before registering, Non-members are welcome to join us, For more (last-minute) information don't hesitate to mail us at info@expatclub.org or call 0495-345144.
Public transportation:
Trams 93/94 stop Vleurgat, tram 81 stop Bailli/Louise, buses 38/60 stop Vleurgat/Louise, bus 54 stop Bailli/Louise, tram 7 Louise/Legrand (followed by tram 93/94)

Who is hosting?

Enrich your cultural intelligence
Expats must be able to adapt quickly to other cultures, to different ways of thinking or behaving. At the same time, they must make decisions in a universe they only just discover themselves, and manage team members with various origins. The risk of misunderstandings, mistakes or failures are high. Marco Hellemans will introduce you to the secrets of Glommunication, a new method to communicate in a global world.

During this workshop you will discover the following:

  • how cultures influence behaviours and how globalisation impacts cultures
  • how to overcome cultural differences and enrich your communication skills
  • how to bridge cultural gaps and develop harmony
  • how to avoid the pitfalls of stereotypes
  • how to boost your productivity by a quicker understanding of a new cultural environment
  • how to be immediately operational & avoid costly mistakes
  • how to conduct multicultural negotiations
  • how to facilitate internal communication in multicultural teams

Who is a cultural coach?
Marco Hellemans has field experience in more than 50 countries. He worked for 4 major multinationals before creating his own marketing consulting company. Since 1982, he has been a university professor lecturing at 15 European universities.


This is what other say about this interactive workshop

Dr. Michael Mulreany, Director General IPA “The participants were really delighted with your talk. They found it informative, stimulating and fun – a wonderful way to learn.”

Hillary Scott, Lecturer at Belfast Metropolitan College “I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful series of lectures – so insightful and if I may say, so entertaining.”

Stephen Collins, Head of Unit, Learning & Development European Commission, Human Resources and Security Directorate-General “The training you deliver is greatly appreciated by Commission staff. Your knowledge, together with your skills as a presenter and facilitator, are very helpful.”

Petya Todorova, European Parliament “I would like to thank you for the wonderful training on cross-cultural communication – it was informative, entertaining and incredibly useful.”

His Excellence Eloy Cantù Segovia, Ambassador of Mexico for Belgium, Luxemburg & the EU “Thank you for the two most interesting conferences, which allow us to better understand the cultural context in which we work.”

Rick Chang – South Korea – Doosan “Your training was perfect! I’m very impressed from your attitude and passion for excellence!”

Caroline NELISSEN, HR Manager NOKIA Belgium & Luxemburg “Marco is a highly appreciated trainer : he can capture the attention of the audience by his knowledge and his interpersonal capabilities. He really knows how to involve and engage his audience on the journey he is presenting.”


You are invited to join us in Tribes, which is located in the Louise Centre on Avenue Louise 279-287 at intersection with Chaussée de Vleurgat. This location is well connected with trams 93 and 94, as well as 81 at just 5 minutes walking (stops Bailli / Louise). Buses 38 and 60 also stop virtually in front of the door. You are welcome to join us for a coffee or tea at 19h00 and we start at 19h30.

Your comments


  1. Christine

    Hello Edgar, Im interested in the subject for the workshop but I’m not free on this day. Do you foresee another day for the people who can’t attend on 4Dec?

    1. Edgar Post author

      Hello Christine. Thanks for your kind comments. For now this is the only date on our calendar, but if successful we certainly will put it on again!

  2. Claudia

    Hi Edgar,

    I am interested in this, but I am back from Strasbourg on that evening only at around 19h and am not sure I will make it on time for 19h30. If in the end I do come, can I pay then? Do you want me to register, even if I may not be able to come?

    Thank you and happy new year! Claudia.

    1. Edgar Post author

      Hi Claudia. Thanks for the warning. I would suggest to just sign up. It’s ok now that we know you may be a bit on the late side. Please just send us a short message if you cannot come anymore. Best regards, Edgar

  3. Claudia

    Hi, ok, I will do that. Thank you. Regards, Claudia.