Philippe is the manager of the GentCongres team and acts as liaison between the policies of the City of Ghent and the conference sector. Thanks to his vast experience (more than 35 years) and his connections in the MICE sector, Philippe has the extensive skills and expertise that are necessary to lead GentCongres and its projects. He is very proud of the team’s valuable contribution to society in the city of Ghent.

Outside working hours, Philippe can from time to time be seen in an outdoor café in Korenlei, enjoying a shot of van Eyck gin.  One of his favourite things to eat is a portion of chips with Flemish stew sauce and mayonnaise, and his favourite Ghent expression is “Nie neute, nie pleuje”, which means something like “don’t whine, don’t give up”.  This attitude is also clear from the motto that dictates his lifestyle: live and let live.