Flanders to the Future! Why Associations Love Flanders and how They are Traveling to Tomorrow

Join the Visit Flanders webinar and discover why visitors love coming here – an exciting part of Belgium filled with history and a unique and rich gastronomic tradition.

Visit Flanders takes a leading position when it comes to thinking about the future of tourism and conferences in an ever changing world. Ecologic, economic and social evolutions influence the global travelers. Get inspired and discover how tourism to tomorrow can change the world for the better.

Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium, counts as one of the most thriving regions in Europe and proudly hosts an increasing number of American and Canadian visitors. Visit Flanders launched a co-creative thinking process, together with various tourism partners and stakeholders, about the transformative power of tourism for the visitor, the resident, the entrepreneur and the destination.

Featured Speaker:

Brecht PutmanBrecht Putman
Senior Association Relations Manager North America for VISITFLANDERS

Brecht Putman, originally from Belgium, moved to New York in 2011 to join Visit Flanders. He Manages operations for Visit Flanders Convention Bureau in North America.

In addition to implementing and executing the North America meeting marketing and sales strategy, Brecht promotes Flanders and Brussels as  a convention destinations with in recent years shifting the main focus to Associations in the US and Canada. Brecht is actively involved with ASAE, PCMA, MPI and occasionally guest-lectures at New York University and Pace University on tourism and MICE industry related topics.


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