Saturday 11 September 2021 Rinkven International Golf Club
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.
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