Annual Gala Dinner by the Belgian Embassy in Cairo & EBBA, at the Belgian Residence.
On Thursday 13th of November 2014, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Egyptian Belgian Business Association (EBBA) held a Charity & Gala Dinner in the garden of the Belgian residence.
H.E. Ambassador Gilles Heyvaert and Mr Rafik Attia Chairman of EBBA co-hosted the event.
Around 400 guests attended the party. Among the VIPs that were present are:
- Baron and Baroness Edouard-Jean Empain, the grand-son of General-Baron Empain, the founder of Heliopolis,
- Dr. Eng. Aly Abdel Rahman – Governor of Giza,
- Previous Minister & Judge Adel Abdel Baki – Chairman of Egyptian Automobile & Touring Club,
- Dr. Ahmed Darwish – Previous Minister of Administrative Development,
And many other esteemed and respectful characters of the Egyptian and the Belgian societies.
After the short welcoming words of H.E. Ambassador Heyvaert and Mr. Rafik Attia - Chairman of EBBA, the program started with a performance of the 36 musicians of the Royal St. Bavo Orchestra from Antwerp, who made it a magical and unforgettable evening.
After the buffet dinner, the evening went further in the night with the Oriental Program until the end of the party. A generous donation was granted to both funds “Long live Egypt” and “Solidarité Abû Za’ Bal” (CARITAS Egypt).
Bernard Baumans (Executive Director of Solidarité Abû Za’ Bal in Belgium (CARITAS)) expressed his happiness and gratitude for EBBA sincere willingness to assist his charity organization.
Photo Gallery of the Event
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