Inspiring Belgium-Japan Relations
The Marilo Fund was founded by Mr and Mrs Blondé-Eelen
within the King Baudouin Foundation
and partners with the Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce.
The Marilo Fund supports journalists contributing to a better understanding of
Japanese society for Belgian entrepreneurs and thus the wider public.
A total of 10 journalists already received a grant.
In honor of the late Co-founder, Mr Frans Blondé,
you are cordially invited to a lecture of Prof. Dr. Vande Walle giving insights into
150 years Belgium-Japan relations while presenting his newest publication.
This session offers business and community leaders expert
insight knowledge that will inspire and challenge them.
Registrations to this event are now closed
Guest of Honor: His Excellency Japanese Ambassador Masafumi Ishii
10:30 Welcome coffee
11:00 Greetings by Mr Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Marilo Fund
11:05 Memories of the Marilo Fund by Mrs. Ann Blondé,
Director Marilo Fund and daughter of the late Co-founder, Mr Frans Blondé
11:20 Belgium-Japan relations: a history of 150 years
New book publication by Prof. Dr. Willy Vande Walle,
Japanese Studies at KULeuven
Followed by Q & A
12:20 Closing Remarks on applying for the Marilo Fund by Mrs. Vera Billen, Secretariat Marilo Fund
12:30 Walking Networking Lunch
13:45 Event adjourns