April 27, 2018: Eat and Meet with Sophie Wilmès

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We’re excited to announce the next Eat and Meet of the year! It will take place on April 27 and our host will be Ms. Sophie Wilmès, Minister for the Budget. The Fulbright Eat and Meet lunches give Fulbright alumni the opportunity to get to know the gurus of different professional areas.

Places are limited!

Please RSVP to secretary@fulbright.be in order to book your place. Don’t forgot to include your contact info (email and GSM) and any dietary restrictions.

Location:
Location:
Finance Tower, 5th floor
Kruidtuinlaan 50/156 Boulevard du Jardin Botanique
B-1000 Brussels

Date and Time:
April 27, 2018
between 12pm and 2:30pm

Dress code:
Dress code is smart casual. Please bring your ID.

About Sophie Wilmès:
Since 2015, Sophie Wilmès is the Federal Minister for the Budget, with responsibility for the National Lottery. After obtaining a degree in applied linguistics (IHECS) and Financial Management (Saint-Louis), she worked at the European Commission, then at a Business Lawyer’s office before going into politics full-time in 2007 as the First Deputy Mayor for finance, budgeting, the local economy as well as Francophone education in Sint-Genesius-Rode. She would later serve as Provincial Councilor of Flemish Brabant, before becoming a Member of the Belgian Parliament in 2014. A year later, she succeeded Hervé Jamar as Federal Budget Minister. In addition to her position as a Federal Minister, Sophie Wilmès also currently is a member of the Municipal Council of Sint-Genesius-Rode and chairs the District section the MR of the Brussels periphery.