The Catalonia Trade & Investment office in Brussels is directed by Ana Coelho. Trained in business administration in Paris, she has extensive experience working with multilateral organizations and, in particular, with the European Commission in Brussels. ACCIÓ‘s office in Brussels opened in 1989 and has a further five consultants who specialize in innovation, attracting investment and international public procurement.
In addition to helping Catalan companies with access to the Benelux markets, the ACCIÓ office in Brussels specializes specifically in facilitating access to calls for tenders funded by the European institutions.
The office works with companies in virtually all sectors, including the design and the experience industries, industrial systems, chemicals, energy and resources, and food. Although this office specializes in international public procurement, many projects also entail a search for sales channels, scheduling business meetings and market research.