Herman Dehennin, the Belgian ambassador to the United States, will be the guest of honor during a reception Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Salt Lake County Complex designed to encourage business between Utah and Belgium.

Host for the reception is Browning North America, the Utah International Marketing Office and Salt Lake County. All guests are welcome at no charge.In addition to the reception, Dehennin will visit several Utah companies in addition to Brigham Young University and the University of Utah to examine high technology research.

Marc Bautil, the Belgian technology attache from the consulate general in Los Angeles, will accompany Dehennin on the trip.