Comeos represents commerce and services In Belgium. Its members are active in 18 sectors and sell their products and services to companies or directly to the consumer.

Belgian Federation for Commerce and Services
Av. E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 8
1160 Bruxelles
T + 32 2 788 05 00
F + 32 2 788 05 01
Anne Timmermans
Communication Department
T + 32 2 788 05 16
F + 32 2 788 05 17
Erwin Van Osta 
Chief Executive Officer
Dominique Michel
Foundation date
Total number of employees of member companies
About 300.000

Erwin Van Osta, President
Dominique Michel , Chief Executive Officer

The member sectors of Comeos account for 11.2% of GDP and employ some 400,000 people, which makes commerce the largest employer in the private sector. Comeos provides customised services to its members and, as a networking platform, strives to promote a strong and dynamic commercial environment. Comeos acts on behalf of all kinds of stores and commercial outlets in Belgium:
• convenience stores and hypermarkets;
• wholesale and retail sellers;
• doorstep selling;
• food and non-food stores;
• e-commerce and mail-order selling.
Restaurant chains, which are brought together in the association BEMORA, as well as catering companies, gathered in the Belgian Catering Association, are also members of Comeos, while FedPack is the packaging industry’s representative in Comeos.

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