Banks, stock markets, credit and investment
Belgian Financial Sector Federation – Febelfin
Johan Thijs
President - Febelfin
CEO of KBC Group

Belgian Brick Industry Federation  – FBB/BBF
Burt Nelissen
President - FBB/BBF
Director - Nelissen Steenfabrieken

Federation of the Belgian Cement Industry – Febelcem
Jean-Marc Junon
President - Febelcem
CEO - Benelux du Groupe HeidelbergCement

Chemical and life sciences industry
Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences Industries – essenscia
Hans Casier
President essenscia
CEO - INEOS Phenol

Cigarette Manufacturers of Belgium and Luxembourg – Cimabel
Christine De Baets
President - Cimabel

Circular economy
Federation of Enterprises in Environmental Management – GO4CIRCLE
Bruno Arts
President – Go4circle

Cleaning industry
General Union of the Belgian Cleaning Sector – UGBN/ABSU
Yvan Fieremans
President - UGBN/ABSU
Director - Cleaning Masters

Clothing and fashion
Peter Haenebalcke
President - Creamoda
CEO - Elanco Confectiebedrijven

Commerce and services
Belgian Federation for Commerce and Services – Comeos
Stephan De Brouwer
President - Comeos
CEO - McDonald's

Belgian Precast Concrete Federation – FEBE
Stefan Van Buggenhout
President - FEBE
General Manager – Ergon

Contact centres
Association of Belgian Contact Centers –
Caroline De Roose
President -
Director Customer Experience – Randstad

Construction Confederation
Paul Depreter
President - Construction Confederation

Diamond industry
Antwerp World Diamond Centre - AWDC
Nishit (Bali) Parikh
President - AWDC

Belgian Petroleum Federation – FPB/BPF
Paul Mannes
President - FPB/BPF

• Federation of Belgian Electricity and Gas Companies – Febeg
Philippe Van Troeye
President - Febeg
CEO - Engie Electrabel

Federation of Electricity and Gas Operators in Belgium – Synergrid
• Pascal De Buck
Président de Synergrid
CEO - Fluxys

Engineering and consultancy firms
Association of Consulting Engineering, Engineering and Consultancy Firms – ORI
Bernard Gilliot
President - ORI
CEO - Technum-Tractebel Engineering

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

Food industry
Food Industry Federation – FEVIA
Jan Vander Stichele
President – FEVIA

Glass industry
Federation of the Glass Industry – FIV/VGI
Olivier Douxchamps
President – FIV/VGI
Plant Manager Knauf Insulation

Graphics industry
Federation of the Belgian Graphics Industry – Febelgra
Denis Geers
President – Febelgra
CEO – Graphius

HR services
Federation of HR Service Providers – Federgon
Herman Nijns
President – Federgon
CEO – Randstad Group Belgium

Belgian Insurance Association – Assuralia
Hans De Cuyper
President - Assuralia
CEO - AG Insurance

Lime, calcareous stones, dolomite and related products
Federation of Extractive and Processing Industries for Non-Energetic Rocks – Fediex
Jean Marbehant
President - Fediex
Administrative 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
Freddy Van hoe
Honorary President - TRAXIO

Motor vehicles and bicycles
Belgian Federation of the Car and Two-wheeler Industries – Febiac
Philippe Dehennin
President - Febiac

• Royal Federation of Belgian Notaries – Fednot
• Philippe Bosseler
President - Fednot

Paper manufacturers
Association of the Belgian Pulp, Paper and Board Industries – Cobelpa
Pierre Macharis
President - Cobelpa
CEO - VPK Packaging Group

Federation of Paper and Board Converting Industries – Fetra
Paul Pissens
President - Fetra
CEO - Pacapime

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

Sand mining
Sand Pits Group
Mark Stulens
President - Sand Pits Group
Director - SCR-Sibelco

Security firms
• Professional Association of Security Firms - APEG
• Danny Vandormael
President - APEG

Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association
Ludwig Criel
President - Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association

Social Secretariats
• Union of recognized social secretariats - USS
• Marie-Noël Collet
CEO - Securex

Steel industry
Iron and Steel Group – GSV
Wim Van Gerven
President - GSV
CEO Flat Carbon Europe, Business Division North – ArcelorMittal

Technology industry
Belgian Federation for the Technology Industry– Agoria
Marc De Groote
President - Agoria
Managing Director Belgium – Cegeka

Textiles, woodworking and furniture
Federation of the Textile, Wood and Furniture Industries – Fedustria
Luc Billiet
President - Fedustria
CEO - Lefevere Industries

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

Transport - Logistic service providers
Royal Federation of Belgian Carriers and Logistic Service Providers – FEBETRA
• Benny Smets
CEO - Ninatrans

Voucher Issuers Association - VIA
Olivier Bouquet
Chairman of VIA

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