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Webinar Export Barometer



For the eighth year in a row, Credendo has joined forces with Trends/Trends-Tendances to organise its Export Barometer survey.

The Export Barometer provides an overview of the export situation by means of recurring questions asked to export businesses. The barometer has become a benchmark in exports, as it offers an instant view of the business environment and challenges Belgian companies are facing.

This year’s focus is on rising energy prices and supply difficulties.

During this webinar, we invite you to discover the results with Credendo experts and Foreign Trade Agency representatives. We will also welcome the testimonial of a client to close the panel.

Here is the webinar programme (from 1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. CET):

> A world facing many headwinds: In a context of historically high tensions between the USA and China, the global economy is growing at slower pace and uncertainty remains elevated. Our Credendo expert will provide an overview of the main risks facing emerging markets.
by Pascaline della Faille, Country and Sector Risk Manager at Credendo

> Analysis of the Export Barometer results
by Nabil Jijakli, Deputy CEO of Credendo

> Outlook and analysis from a Trade Agency’s perspective
by Pascale Delcomminette, CEO of Wallonia Export & Investment Agency

> Client testimonial: John Cockerill
by François Michel, CEO of John Cockerill

> Q&A session

The webinar will be moderated by journalist Björn Crul.

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François Michel

CEO @ John Cockerill

François Michel joined John Cockerill on June 1st, 2022, as Group Chief Executive Officer.
A graduate of the École Polytechnique de Paris and Ingénieur en Chef des Mines, François Michel began his career in 2001 as an engineer at Alstom Power. After a spell at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, he joined the International Monetary Fund in Washington in 2006 where he worked as an economist. Back in Paris in 2009, he worked for three years as a technical advisor in public finance for the presidency of the French Republic.
Prior to joining John Cockerill, François Michel held several general management positions within the Saint-Gobain group for ten years, successively in Sweden, Denmark and France.

Pascale Delcomminette

CEO of Wallonia Export & Investment Agency

Pascale Delcomminette is CEO of Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (AWEX) and Wallonia Brussels International (WBI), Managing Director of APEFE. She started her career as a project co-ordinator for the European Commission. She then worked in a research position at the University of Liege. Her first job for Awex was as a co-ordinator of an Export project supported by the EU. In April 1997, Pascale was appointed as an advisor to the office of the Minister-President of the Walloon Government. She did not, however, give up international relations or even the Awex, as she was put in charge of the “External Relations” department.  In 1999, she became an advisor to the office of the Vice-President of the Walloon Government, in the “General Policy” cell. Pascale left the ministries in 2002 to manage the General Secretariat of the Wallonia Regional Investment Society. But politics called again and, from 2004 to 2013, she worked in a series of managerial positions in the ministerial offices of the Region of Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. On 1 January 2014, Pascale became Deputy CEO for Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). In July of the same year, she was named CEO for Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Wallonia Export-Investment Agency, replacing Philippe Suinen.

Nabil Jijakli

Deputy CEO @ Credendo

Nabil Jijakli is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Credendo and of Credendo – Export Credit Agency. Before joining Credendo in 2010, Nabil Jijakli worked for 21 years at the National Bank of Belgium (Belgian central Bank), where in his last position he was the Secretary General of the Financial Stability Committee (2007 – 2010) during the financial crisis. He has been also responsible for the coordination of the euro introduction in Belgium (1997 – 2003) and has worked for three years as expert at the European Commission (2004 – 2007) to prepare the euro changeover in the new member states.

Pascaline della Faille

Country and Sector Risk manager @ Credendo

Pascaline della Faille joined Credendo in 2009. As Country and Sector Risk Manager, Pascaline is responsible for monitoring various emerging countries and managing the team of country and sector risk analysts. 


Björn Crul


Björn Crul is a business journalist, working for Belgian media such as Kanaal Z/Canal Z. He is founder and managing director of The Content Company, which produces written and audiovisual content for B2B customers, public institutions and non-profit organisations.