How do I sign up?

Use the sign-up page (https://beconnected.tiao.world/subscription/new_subscription), or request an invitation from one of our networks. (See "What is a network' below)

Who can join?

Members of chambers of commerce or individual companies. We welcome all businesses but everyone needs to be vetted by one of our moderators (See "What is a moderator' below)

Do I have to be a member of a chamber of commerce to join CONNECTS?

Anyone can join. However, as CONNECTS is a trusted platform, your account will only be activated after one of our moderators reviewed your application.

May I try CONNECTS first?

Yes, a 30 days free trial is available for any company. If you are a member of a Chamber of Commerce contact your local moderator for more information.

How much does CONNECTS cost?

Everyone can apply for a free trial. Once your free 30 days trial is finished, if you are a member of a participating chamber of commerce, check with your local moderator. A reduced membership fee may apply, or be.connected may be free depending on the policy of your chamber of commerce.
If you're not a member of one of the chambers of commerce on our platform, the annual membership costs 8,34€/month excluding VAT.

What can I expect from CONNECTS

Your membership gives you the right to use CONNECTS as much as you like. As every member of the platform is validated by our networks, you can use CONNECTS to develop your business and reach out to qualitative contacts in a trusted environment.

What makes CONNECTS different from Linkedin?

Many things! One of the main differences is that each network on CONNECTS has a local personal moderator. A moderator knows the members of their network and has expertise in international business relations. Another difference is our "opportunity" tool. Whether you want to sell a product, are looking to promote an event, or any other business to business activity, our opportunity tool matches your request to existing businesses that might be interested. In order to make CONNECTS a safe and trusted environment, moderators carefully review every membership on CONNECTS.

What is a network?

A network is a chamber of commerce on CONNECTS. All the members of that chamber of commerce can access CONNECTS and get help from their local moderator for their business development or any other business matter.

What is a moderator?

A moderator is someone responsible for a network. Usually a designated chamber staff member, he or she is there to help members make relevant contacts, promote their business, develop opportunities and help solve any problems on CONNECTS

What is an opportunity?

An opportunity is a feature that any member can create when they want to share a request, an event, or their products/services to members. There are different kind of opportunities, which can be selected in the "opportunity" tool. An opportunity can be time limited and location limited. Once an opportunity is created, it will be shared with other members who might be interested in exchanging with you about it. For maximum effectiveness, it is good practice to discuss the opportunities you create with your local moderator.

May I invite my contacts to join the platform?

Yes, this will soon be a feature inside the platform which will allow you to do so yourself. For the time being please contact your local moderator who will be happy to invite your contacts on your behalf.

Who are the Strategic Partners of CONNECTS? How can they help me?

Global SignData solutions for high scale identity management
GlobalSign uses its managed PKI experience and technology to build high-volume, high-scale identity management solutions for the billions of devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything.

KompassSupporting your business development
Globalization in today's digital society and changes in buying behaviour have led to great opportunities as well as more competition for every commercial business. Kompass offers 4 business solutions which support all aspects of your sales, marketing & lead generation activities.

About TIAO

Is a world without any barriers for all entrepreneurs and people with ideas that want to develop their business and find common interests in a way that creates value for all. The insight behind the creation of TIAO – combining the personal with digital - is based on the fact that people like to do business with people they know, like and trust.

Their relationships usually develop in that order. Trust Is An Outcome – hence the name TIAO – based on 3 core elements: Delivery – Accountability - Transparency.
More info: www.tiao.world

About Belgian Chambers

Created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs... This is the best way to describe a chamber of commerce. The creation of a Chamber of Commerce is an initiative taken by entrepreneurs wishing to work together, defend their interests, develop their region, and grow their business.
Belgian Chambers, which took the initiative of creating be.connected, is the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.
More info: http://www.belgianchambers.be

About Beci

BECI (Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry) brings together the Brussels' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Union of Enterprises in Brussels (UEB) representing more than 33,000 companies based in the Brussels-Capital Region.

BECI provides its members (start-ups, scaling-ups, SME and large companies) with a wide range of business services including in matters relating to tax, employment and commercial legislation, as well as international trade. BECI also defends the interests of Brussels-based businesses in their dealings with local, federal and international authorities.
More info: http://www.beci.be