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The Master5 is organized thanks to the collaboration of three important institutions: the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, the Institute of European Studies of the Catholic University of Leuven and NIBI, the New International Business Institute created by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and Promos. This collaboration aims to create required professionals prepared for the International Business Development job’s market field.


Since 1950 CCBI has been working supporting entrepreneurship, international business and cultural exchanges especially between Belgium and Italy, but it has expanded its mission to better fit in a world where international relationships are constantly reshaping. CCBI is involved in several activities like the organization of Masters and training courses, conferences and networking events, technical consultancy services, writing and management of European grants and tenders, lobby and advocacy activities, support to businesses involved in their internationalization process, organization of commercial missions and trade shows.

Courses and trainings

With regards to training courses, CCBI has more than 10 years of experience in organizing specialization courses and Masters focused on topics like European financing, Project Cycle Management, entrepreneurship and business internationalization, intercultural relations topics, professional orientation, gender equality, sustainable development. Some CCBI’s trainings have been recognized by EU in the Grundtvig catalogue and in events like the European SME Week or the European Sustainable Energy Week.

With the objective of creating useful positive synergies for students, CCBI Masters and trainings are organized in partnership with universities, Public administrations or other Chambers of Commerce. The didactic methodology is based on the “learning-by-doing” approach and the contents are always realized by professionals or academics with practical experiences to give the participants “ready-to-use” competences to be spent in the job market. The CCBI’s services quality is certified by ISO 9001.

Commercial activities, European cooperation and project experience

CCBI’s Commercial office and European office thanks to their extensive experience offer several updated information and case-studies to the CCBI’s students. In the commercial area, CCBI organizes the most important Made in Italy promotion events in Belgium: Arte in Tavola (http://www.arteintavola.com) and ExpoItalia (www.expoitalia.be), moreover it is the agent of several Italian trade shows entities. In addition, CCBI organizes thematic workshops and commercial missions, monitors the European funds for business internationalization and manages projects and tenders in the tourism sector, in entrepreneurial training, in cooperation development and in the area of training.

Our network

CCBI is a non-profit, private Belgian association, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. It is part of the Association of the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, a network recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, which counts 78 chambers in 54 countries. Furthermore CCBI is part of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs’ network of Intermediary organizations.


The creation of Universities as an institution was one of the best things to come out of the Middle Ages. The institution’s commitment to extend the boundaries of human knowledge, transmitting this knowledge, and thereby increasing the humanity of the human race has kept it at the forefront of civilization in the 21st century. The Catholic University of Leuven (UCL) has played an important role in this process with pride since 1425. But above all, UCL’s mission is to be a great European university directed towards the future. It takes in teachers, researchers and students from far and wide and the need for strict quality control has never been higher. The internationalization of tertiary education brings new challenges. UCL is a microcosm of the world it serves. It is a centre of knowledge and innovation, a place of cultural celebration and invention, of achievement and extending the limits of human accomplishment.

UCL, a university:

  • with an international reputation in the fields of education and research
  • that promotes the international mobility of people and knowledge
  • where innovation in the field of education is highly valued
  • with humanist values, both by choice and by tradition
  • that actively contributes to regional development
  • in a privileged environment

The Institute of European Studies (IEE) of the UCL was created in 1967 as an interdisciplinary department for education, research and provision of services to the civil society. In 1999 it has been recognised as European centre of excellence with the Jean Monnet Chair sponsored by the European Commission. The IEE-UCL hosts the chair InBev-Baillet Latour « European Union and Russia » and Triffin International Foundation, chaired by Alexandre Lamfalussy. The Institute hosts also a European Documentation Center (EDC).

Among its faculty, the IEE counts both professors from the academic world, as well as experts working with/for the European institutions. The professors of the Institute of European Studies are active both in teaching and researching in the field of European affairs. Many of them are hired by European institutions as external expert or have been vested of political posts.

Since 2009, the IEE is partner in the organization of the IMES and it is in charge of the academic section.

NIBI – New International Business Institute

NIBI – New International Business Institute was created by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and Promos, the special agency for the SMEs’ internationalization activities.

NIBI’s mission is to train and update the human resources working in businesses because human capital is the strategic asset in which businesses have to invest in to be able to approach foreign markets. Thanks to a solid preparation and a stronger analysis and action capacities, businesses can adopt a better long-term strategic vision, which will allow them to reach their objectives.

NIBI’s faculty is composed of the most important experts of topics treated during its training courses, and it realizes collaborations with institutions and organizations on the basis of the activities should take place. NIBI is the only managerial school with offices in several strategic world markets: the Promo Foreign Network, composed by operative units which have a deep knowledge of the market in which they are located. NIBI’s didactics is only based on topics related to business internationalization with a very high specialization degree that is difficult to find anywhere else. NIBI creates courses characterized by an innovative and business oriented approach, which is the result of the 20-year experience of Promos supporting businesses.

Since 2014 NIBI has the certification of the quality management system complying with UNI EN ISO 9001:2008.

Since 2012 it is member of ASFOR, the Italian Association for Managerial Formation.

In 2012 NIBI has been selected by ETF – European Training Foundation as an Excellence Italian reality in the business training field.

Since 2015 NIBI has been part of the Business Schools for Impact network, which is an UNCTAD training platform (UNCTAD – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).