BANKS, STOCK MARKETS, CREDIT AND INVESTMENT
• Belgian Financial Sector Federation – Febelfin
• Johan Thijs
President - Febelfin
CEO of KBC Group

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

CEMENT
• 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

CIGARETTES
• 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
• Creamoda
• 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

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

CONTACT CENTRES
• Association of Belgian Contact Centers – Customer Contact
• Caroline De Roose
Présidente - Customer Contact
Director Customer Experience – Randstad

CONSTRUCTION
• Construction Confederation
• Paul Depreter
President - Construction Confederation

DIAMOND INDUSTRY
• Antwerp World Diamond Centre - AWDC
• Nishit (Bali) Parikh
President - AWDC

ENERGY
• Belgian Petroleum Federation – FPB/BPF
• Shawn Kuntz
President - FPB/BPF
Refinery Manager - Antwerp Refinery

• 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
See PAPER AND BOARD MANUFACTURERS - GLASS
InDUfed Sustainable Goods
Emmanuel Hazard 
President – InDUfed
Vice President Public Affairs and Risk Management – AGC Glass Europe

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

INSURANCES
• 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
• Didier Perwez
President - TRAXIO

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

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

PAPER 
AND BOARD MANUFACTURERS - GLASS
• InDUfed Sustainable Goods
•  Emmanuel Hazard 
President – InDUfed
Vice President Public Affairs and Risk Management – 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

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

SHIP-OWNERS
• 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
• Manfred Van Vlierberghe
President - GSV
CEO ArcelorMittal Belgium

TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
• Belgian Federation for the Technology Industry– Agoria
• René Branders
President – Agoria
CEO – FIB Belgium

TEXTILES, WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE
• Federation of the Textile, Wood and Furniture Industries – Fedustria
• Francis Verstraete
President - Fedustria
CEO - Groep Masureel Veredeling

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
• Voucher Issuers Association - VIA
• Olivier Bouquet
Chairman of VIA

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