BANKS, STOCK MARKETS, CREDIT AND INVESTMENT
Belgian Financial Sector Federation – Febelfin

Karel Van Eetvelt
CEO – Febelfin

  • Substitute member
    Wien De Geyter
    Secretary General - Febelfin

BRICKS
Belgian Brick Industry Federation  – FBB/BBF

Kristin Aerts
Director - FBB/BBF

  • Substitute member
    Burt Nelissen
    President - FBB/BBF
    Director - Nelissen Steenfabrieken

CEMENT
Federation of the Belgian Cement Industry – Febelcem

André Jasienski
Director - Febelcem

  • Substitute member
    Eddy Fostier
    President – Febelcem
    General Manager – Compagnie des Ciments Belges

CHEMICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY
Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences Industries – essenscia

Yves Verschueren
CEO – essenscia

  • Substitute member
    Koen Laenens
    Secretary General, director Social Affairs – essenscia

CIGARETTES
Cigarette Manufacturers of Belgium and Luxembourg – Cimabel

Jeroen Dhanens
President  Cimabel

  • Substitute member
    Pierre Deraedt
    Senior Manager Corporate Affairs RRP Benelux
    Philip Morris Benelux 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY  
Federation of Enterprises in Environmental Management –
go4circle

Stany Vaes
General Director – go4circle

  • Substitute member
    Mathieu Berthoud
    Vice President – go4circle
    CEO – Sita Treatment

CLEANING INDUSTRY
General Union of the Belgian Cleaning Sector – UGBN/ABSU

Yvan Fieremans
President  UGBN/ABSU
Director  Cleaning Masters

  • Substitute member
    Hilde Engels
    CEO  UGBN/ABSU

CLOTHING AND FASHION
Creamoda

Erik Magnus
Managing Director  Creamoda

  • Substitute member
    Peter Haenebalcke
    President  Creamoda
    CEO  Elanco Confectiebedrijven

COMMERCE AND SERVICES
Belgian Federation for Commerce and Services – Comeos

Dominique Michel
CEO – Comeos

  • Substitute member
    Jan Delfosse
    Director-General – Comeos

CONCRETE
Belgian Precast Concrete Federation – FEBE

Stefan Van Buggenhout
President - FEBE
General director - Ergon

  • Substitute member
    Stef Maas
    Director - FEBE

CONTACT CENTRES
Belgian Customer Contact Association – Customer Contact

Caroline De Roose
President – Customer Contact
Director Customer Experience – Randstad

  • Substitute member
    Hans Cleemput 
    Director – Customer Contact

CONSTRUCTION  
Construction Confederation

Robert de Mûelenaere
CEO  Construction Confederation 

  • Substitute member
    Paul Depreter
    President  Construction Confederation 

DIAMOND INDUSTRY
Antwerp World Diamond Centre  AWDC

Ari Epstein
CEO  AWDC

  • Substitute member
    Karla Basselier
    Senior Manager National Affairs - Compliance  AWDC

ENERGY
Belgian Petroleum Federation – FPB/BPF


Jean-Pierre Van Dijk
Secretary General  FPB/BPF

  • Substitute member
    Shawn Kuntz
    President – FPB
    Refinery Manager – Antwerp Refinery

Federation of Belgian Electricity and Gas Companies – Febeg

Marc Van den Bosch
Director-General  Febeg

  • Substitute member
    Christiaan De Groof
    Director-General Stratégie et développement durable  Electrabel 

Federation of Electricity and Gas Operators in Belgium – Synergrid

Pascal De Buck
President - Synergrid

  • Substitute member
    Bérénice Crabs
    Secretary General - Synergrid

ENGINEERING AND CONSULTANCY FIRMS
Association of Consulting Engineering, Engineering and Consultancy Firms – ORI
Christophe Hautier
Director  ORI

  • Substitute member
    Bernard Gilliot
    President – ORI 

FIBRE CEMENT
Professional Union of Belgian Fibre Cement Manufacturers

Peter Van Dyck
President - Professional Union of Belgian Fibre Cement Manufacturers

  • Substitute member
    Carry Peeters 
    Secretary - Professional Union of Belgian Fibre Cement Manufacturers 

FOOD INDUSTRY
Food Industry Federation – FEVIA

Bart Buysse 
CEO  FEVIA

  • Substitute member
    Jan Vander Stichele
    President - FEVIA
    President of the board of directors - Lotus Bakeries Belgium

GLASS INDUSTRY
See Paper Board – Glass
InDUfed Sustainable Goods

GRAPHICS INDUSTRY
Federation of the Belgian Graphics Industry – Febelgra

Philippe Van Ongevalle
General Manager - Febelgra

  • Substitute member
    Denis Geers
    President - Febelgra
    CEO - Graphius Group

HR SERVICES
Federation of HR Service Providers – Federgon

Herwig Muyldermans
Managing Director - Federgon

  • Substitute member
    Herman Nijns
    President - Federgon
    CEO - Randstad Group Belgium & Luxembourg

INSURANCES
Belgian Insurance Association – Assuralia

Philippe Colle
CEO - Assuralia

  • Substitute member
    Serge Demarrée
    Director Social Policy - Assuralia

LIME, CALCAREOUS STONES, DOLOMITE AND RELATED PRODUCTS
Federation of Extractive and Processing Industries for Non-Energetic Rocks – Fediex

Michel Calozet
CEO - Fediex

  • Substitute member
    Jean Marbehant
    President - Fediex
    Administratif Director - Groupe Lhoist – Dolomie de Marche-les-Dames 

MOTOR VEHICLES AND BICYCLES: MOTOR VEHICLE SALES AND REPAIRS
Belgian Confederation of Motor Vehicle Dealers, Repairers and Operators in Related Sectors – TRAXIO

Peter Daeninck
Vice Chairman – TRAXIO

  • Substitute member
    Pieter Van Bastelaere 
    Director Traxio Vlaanderen and manager Public Affairs – TRAXIO

MOTOR VEHICLES AND BICYCLES 
Belgian Federation of the Car and Two-wheeler Industries – Febiac

Luc Bontemps
CEO  Febiac

  • Substitute member
    Philippe Dehennin
    President - Febiac 

NOTARY
Federation of the Belgian Notary

Jean Sap
General manager - Federation of the Belgian Notary 

  • Substitute member
    Philippe Bosseler
    President - Federation of the Belgian Notary 

PAPER – BOARD – GLASS
InDUfed Sustainable Goods

Firmin François
General manager - InDUfed Sustainable Goods

  • Emmanuel Hazard
    President - InDUfed Sustainable Goods
    Vice President Public Affairs and Risk Management van AGC Glass Europe

PORTS
Federation of Belgian Port Employers

Paul Valkeniers
President - Federation of Belgian Port Employers
CEO - Cepa, Centrale des employeurs du Port d'Anvers

  • Substitute member
    Guy Vankrunkelsven
    Director - Federation of Belgian Port Employers 

PREPAID VOUCHERS
Voucher Issuers Association – VIA

Olivier Bouquet
President –VIA

  • Substitute member
    Jérôme Lemouchoux
    CEO – Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services  

SAND MINING
Sand Pits Group

Mark Stulens
President - Sand Pits Group
CEO - Sibelco

SECURITY FIRMS
Professional Association of Security Firms - APEG

Jan Cappelle
CEO - APEG 

  • Substitute member
    Jean-Paul Van Avermaet
    Managing Director - G4S Security Services

SHIP-OWNERS
Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association

Wilfried Lemmens
CEO - Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association

  • Substitute member
    Ludwig Criel
    President - Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association 

SOCIAL SECRETARIATS
Union of recognized social secretariats - USS

Jos Gijbels
Managing Director - USS

  • Substitute member
    Marie-Noël Collet
    President - USS 

STEEL INDUSTRY
Iron and Steel Group – GSV

Manfred Van Vlierberghe
President  GSV
CEO – ArcelorMittal Belgium

  • Substitute member
    Philippe Coigné
    Director-General - GSV

TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Belgian Federation for the Technology Industry– Agoria

Marc Lambotte
CEO  Agoria

  • Substitute member
    Frank Vandermaliere
    General Manager and Director 'Energy' - Agoria

TEXTILES, WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE
Federation of the Textile, Wood and Furniture Industries – Fedustria

Fa Quix
Director-General  Fedustria

  • Substitute member
    Filip De Jaeger
    Director-General associate - Fedustria

TRANSPORT – INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Federation of Employers in International Trade, Transport and Logistics

Paul Valkeniers
President  Federation of Employers in International Trade, Transport and Logistics
CEO  Cepa, Centrale des employeurs du Port d'Anvers

  • Substitute member
    Guy Vankrunkelsven
    Director - Federation of Employers in International Trade, Transport and Logistics

TRANSPORT – LOGISTIC SERVICE PROVIDERS
Royal Federation of Belgian Carriers and Logistic Service Providers – FEBETRA

Philippe Degraef
Director  Febetra

  • Substitute member
    Benny Smets
    President  Febetra
    CEO  Ninatrans

BECI
Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry

Olivier Willocx
Director-Director-General 

UWE
Union wallonne des entreprises

Olivier de Wasseige
CEO

Voka
Vlaams netwerk van ondernemingen  

Hans Maertens
CEO

FEB/VBO

Bernard Gilliot
President 

Pieter Timmermans
CEO

Philippe Lambrecht
Director-Secretary General



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