EPN SEMINAR: “Insurance, an essential tool for the survival and the development of your business”

  20 February 2014 19:30

  EPN Office @ Auguste Reyerslaan 207, 1030 Schaarbeek, België




“Insurance, an essential tool for the survival and the development of your business”


François Vincentelli (Partner, President and Managing Director of B-Safe)

Bernard Gillain (Partner and Director of B-Safe)


One of EPN’s main objectives is to support its members socially but also professionally, which is why we do our best to organise seminars which can help you securely develop your business and protect your properties in Belgium. This month, EPN has reassembled professionals from the insurance sector to offer you the best advices on how to protect your assets and companies. Don’t miss out on this occasion to obtain answers to your questions since there will be professionals who will be more than happy to help you.


In the course of the presentation, the speakers will address several key points:

  • The role of the different players of the Belgian insurance market
  • The essential insurance coverage required for company’s survival
  • Some important tips for good assets protection


This presentation will be delivered by François Vincentelli and Bernard Gillain, shareholders of the insurance brokerage company B-Safe sa. The topic will be introduced by Yasar Tumbas, former head of insurance companies.


B-safe Insurance Brokers

This insurance broker specializes in the field of industrial and commercial enterprises, as well as SMEs and individuals associated to them. Their strategy was developed so as to respond to the growing concern of customers looking for high added value partners in this changing market.

B-Safe is completely independent. It’s the founder of a Belgian network of insurance brokers IBN and represents the international network Eubronet in Belgium.

The firm has developed privileged ties with major insurance markets, thus offering a wide range of subscription opportunities to their clients.


CV of the speakers

François Vincentelli

François Vincentelli is Partner, President and Managing Director of B-Safe (since 2003). Prior to fulfilling this position, Mr Vincentelli was International Accounts Manager at Sedgwick Insurance Brokers Belgium (Thilly Van Eessel sa) from 1983 to 1992. Later on, he decided to work for Willis Corroon Belgium as a Network Country Manager (Insurance Brokers from 1992 to 1999) and then held the position of Managing Director at Atelia Corporate – SIACI & Jardins International Insurance Brokers (between 1999 and 2003).


Bernard Gillain

Bernard Gillain is Partner and Director of B-Safe (since 2003). Prior to assuming this position, Mr Gillain was Client Service Manager at Assaubra in Brussels (Insurance Broker) from 1988 to 1994. Later on, he decided to work for Willis Corroon Belgium as an International Accounts Officer (Insurance Broker) from 1994 to 1999 and then occupied the position of Regional Office Director at Atelia in Antwerp (Insurance Broker) from 1997 to 2003.



19:45 – 20:00 Registration

20:00 – 20:10 Introduction by Yasar Tümbas

20:10 – 20:30 Presentation by François Vincentelli

20:30 – 20:50 Presentation by Bernard Gillain

20:50 – 21:10 Q&A

21:10 – 21:30 Cocktail



Ps. All guests attending this seminar are kindly requested to register by email to register@epnetwork.eu or by calling +32 (0) 2 734 7900 until Feb.19 



 François Vincentelli and Bernard Gillain, professionals from the insurance sector presented key insurance notions that entrepreneurs and businessmen should know about in order to protect their assets and get their business off to a good start. Mr.Tümbas introduced the subject and made interesting comparisons of the insurance market in Belgium and Turkey. Mr. Vincentelli & Mr. Gillain underlined the advantages of hiring an insurance broker instead of directly contacting an insurance company or a bank. They ended the seminar by giving advices to the participants on how to manage their insurance contracts.

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