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Business & Economics Trips to Belgium
As the European capital of politics and business and one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, Brussels offers it all to Business and Economics students. Home to both the European Union and NATO, as well as a wealth of international trade and finance institutions it offers economic diversity, ideal to show a breadth of business situations to your business students.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Understanding the nature and purpose of Business
- Understanding management, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- International trade and the global economy
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Depart school for Calais||Arrive Brussels and check in||Visit Living Tomorrow Exhibition|
|2||Visit to Concept Chocolate||Guided tour of National Bank of Belgium||Meal in a local restaurant|
|3||Day trip to visit Port of Antwerp, In Bev Brewery and Coca Cola European Visitors Centre||Meal in a local restaurant|
|4||Visit to the EU Commission Visitors Centre. Depart by coach for Calais. Free time at Citi Europe for shopping||Arrive School|
|Morning||Depart school for Calais|
|Afternoon||Arrive Brussels and check in|
|Evening||Visit Living Tomorrow Exhibition|
|Morning||Visit to Concept Chocolate|
|Afternoon||Guided tour of National Bank of Belgium|
|Evening||Meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Day trip to visit Port of Antwerp, In Bev Brewery and Coca Cola European Visitors Centre|
|Evening||Meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit to the EU Commission Visitors Centre. Depart by coach for Calais. Free time at Citi Europe for shopping|
Price Shown includes
- Return coach travel (based on 40 passengers)
- 3 nights B&B accommodation
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free Place Ratios
- Live Trip Tracking
- Online trip organiser & Travel App
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Reasons to Visit
In Bev Breweries
Visits can be arranged to In Bev breweries, including the home of the famous Stella Artois brand in Leuven. In Bev has a portfolio of more than 200 brands, including ®, Stella Artois®, Brahma ® and Beck's ®, its three global flagship brands. In Bev employ nearly 77,000 people, and run operations in 32 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. The visit consists of a guided tour to the brewing hall, the filtration and filling plant and an opportunity to taste Stella Artois.
An excellent tour which includes an explanation on the origin of chocolate and the chocolate making process. The group will then be able to see the production in action. To finish the tour all students will be able to sample the finished product and buy the products in the shop. There is also a workshop to the end of the tour where students can participate in making their own chocolate products.
Coca - Cola European Visitors Centre
A behind the scenes peek inside Coca-cola’s high-tech production and distribution center. Alongside the history of Coca-Cola, you’ll discover all the innovation that goes into making today’s soft drinks, and which Coca-Cola job is the right fit for you. And you’ll learn all there is to know about Coca-Cola’s commitment to sustainable packaging and recycling.
National Bank of Belgium Museum
In the Bank’s museum, you can find out all about the history of different means of payment, the role and significance of money in the economy, the tasks and activities of the National Bank within the European framework, the features of euro banknotes, and, finally, money as a cultural phenomenon.
Het Belang van Limburg
Het Belang van Limburg was founded in 1933 as a merger of several weekly magazines. The paper is owned and published by Concentra and is published in tabloid format as is its sister newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen. Take a guided tour of Het Belang van Limburg in Hasselt which is led by a newspaper editor.
Port of Antwerp
The Port of Antwerp is the maritime gateway for import, export, transit, storage, distribution and production in Belgium. The half-day tour of this large port will show students a video film introducing the Port of Antwerp and will continue with a tour around the lockage, container terminal, steel terminal and exhibition hall.
Students enjoyed the visits, and for business they offered a real contrast in businesses.
The Broxbourne School
Both Coca Cola in Antwerp and Living Together were excellent tours, well presented, and feedback from the student group has been positive.
Oldham Sixth Form College
The Coca Cola visit was excellent, very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable. Stella visit and Concept Chocolate was also very good.
The Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School
The trip was fantastic!
Dr Robertson - University college Cambridge
This was the best Economics and Business trip I have done. We will certainly return to Brussels.
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