BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG
GOOD, BAD & THE UGLY LISTS
Someone once told
me, "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression"
Seven Best Receptions
(in no particular order)
2). KBC Group
3). Lotus Bakeries NV
4). Umicore s.a.
5). SES Global S.A.
6). SA Delhaize Group NV
7). CMB n.v.
Receptions (in no particular order)
2). VPK Packaging Group NV
3). Belcolade nv
4). Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A.
5). Group Colruyt
6). RTL Group S.A.
2). Arbel SA (now called Arcelor S.A.)
4). Bekaert NV
5). KBC Group
6). Picanol Group
2). SES Global S.A.
The Drama Queen Award
SWIFT (financial software cooperative)--During my many
years of travels I've visited more than 3,800 companies around
the world. SWIFT is the only one to ever contact me beforehand
and tell me I'm not welcome due to "security considerations".
The Flow Chart
Bruxelles Lambert S.A. (GBL)--This Brussels-based holding company
has stakes in a variety of companies worth billions. It's controlled
by a Swiss-based holding company, which is in turn controlled
by a Dutch-based holding company which is in turn controlled
by two holding companies, one of which is a Canadian-based holding
company and the other a Brussels-based holding company.
2). Spector Photo Group
3). Tessenderlo Group
4). KBC Group
5). Guylian Chocolaterie
2). Dexia Group
following companies let me cycle to their offices only to find
the front doors locked because they're closed for vacation. Why
couldn't someone have sent an e-mail letting me know they would
2). Van Lys Chocolaterie
3). Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper
4). Chocolaterie Duc d'O