A Chinese New Year reception was held in Brussels on 7 February 2017 to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.  

The reception was organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels and the Belgium-Hong Kong Society, with the support of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.   

The Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister of  Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr Didier Reynders, officiated at the event, which was held at the Albert Hall.  Around 400 guests from the Belgian government, the European Union institutions, the diplomatic corps, the business sector, the Hong Kong community and the media attended the event.

The event was further enhanced by the Cantonese music performance by the Hong Kong music group namely Hong Kong Drum Ensemble.