some background about FITCE.be

FITCE.be VZW/ASBL is the Belgium-based broadband connectivity and services community, that focuses on connecting and inspiring stakeholders, knowledge sharing and networking.

Mission

We bring together industry professionals, academics and autorities, to exchange views and gain new insights into the developments and challenges related to the technical, regulatory, societal, and economic aspects of broadband – both fixed and mobile.

During our in-person and virtual events, and through other channels, we explore important trends in the field and discuss evolutions at the international stage and how they translate to the Belgian context.

Vision

In doing so FITCE.be contributes to the development of an advanced technological communicaton infrastructure providing superior connectivity and worldclass broadband services in Belgium. This is, more than ever, precondition for societal development, economic growth and wealth creation, sustainability, and attractiveness for foreign investment.

Values

As an association, FITCE.be is driven by values of free, social and sustainable entrepreneurship.

International connection

FITCE.be is the belgian member of the European FITCE.eu umbrella federation (“Fédération des Ingénieurs des Télécommunications de la Communauté Européenne”).

how we work Governance

General assembly

The members of FITCE.be have an equal voice and vote in the annual General Assembly. The GA a.o. approves the accounts and the budget, and appoints and dismisses the members of the Governing Board.

Board of Directors

FITCE.be is run by the Governing Board composed of enthousiast digital professionals which duly represent all stakeholders, and who are nominated by the General Assembly. Below you can find the composition of the Governing Board. Click on a picture to go to the LinkedIn profile for more information and background.

Core Team

Sofie Pollin
President
Raf Meersman
Vice-President
José Van Ooteghem
FITCE.eu + Member Relations
Christian Vanhuffel
Secretary
Patrick Verriest
Treasurer

Board Members

Bart Van Meeuwen
Dirk Segers
Frank D’haeseleer
Georges Devroey
Gérard De Catelle
Gerd Vandersteen
Ingrid Moerman
Johann M. Marquez-Barja
Marc Verbruggen
Nico Deblauwe
Walter Van Hemeledonck
Wienke Poppe

Support team

Ivan Born
External Advisor
Marc Vandenbrande
Communication Manager
Melissa Geyssens
Accounting Officer

Advisory board

Since 2018 the Advisory Board, composed of C-level representatives of all stakeholders, delivers strategic guidance to the FITCE.be Governing Board, i.e. on the priority activities, the product portfolio, and topics that will become trending in the telecom and connectivity sector

Guido Van Dyck
Sales Director - Circet Belgium
Laurent De Meutter
Director Network Stakeholder Management (Fiber & 5G) - Proximus
Piet Demeester
Professor, Department Director IDLab - UGent
Stefaan Vyverman
Executive Board Member - BIPT - IBPT
Werner De Laet
Chief Enterprise Officer, Innovation & Wholesale - Orange Belgium
Marc Vancoppenolle
Global Head of Government Relations - NOKIA
Luc Vanfleteren
Member VRM - Vlaamse Regulator voor de Media
Piet Spiessens
VP Innovation and Business Development - Telenet
Hans Witdouck
CEO - Eurofiber

Honorary members

Paul Waeben (Seba Service)
Marc Lambert (Fitce Belgium)
Johannes De Wilde (Tyco Electronics)
Jos Dumortier (KULeuven / time.lex)

Articles of Association

The articles of association of FITCE.be adopted by the General Assembly on 10 06 2023 are in full compliance with the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations

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FITCE.eu has member associations in 8 European countries.

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FITCE.be is the Belgium-based broadband connectivity and services organisation, that focuses on knowledge sharing and networking.
We bring together industry professionals and academics to exchange views and gain new insights into the developments and challenges related to the technical, regulatory, societal, and economic aspects of broadband – both fixed and mobile.
During our in-person and virtual events, we explore important trends in the field and discuss evolutions on the international stage, and how they translate to the Belgian content.

FITCE.be is the Belgian branch of the European FITCE.eu umbrella federation.

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