Public Affairs 4.0
First edition of BEPACT’s Summer School, a two day training programme for Public Affairs professionals in co-operation with the Catholic University of Louvain – Centre of Political Research.
The programme will focus on the development of your professional and personal skills, as well as in the way in which our association can support you.
This event is open for members only.
Venue: Faculty Club Leuven with (optional) overnight stay in Martin's Klooster Hotel.
08h30 Arrival and welcome coffee
09h30 Introducing Public Affairs 4.0 by Stefaan Fiers
10h00 BVPA and Public Affairs in the Netherlands by Jaap Jelle Feenstra
13h00 The Art of Speechwriting by Simon Lancaster
18h30 Networking cocktail & speech by Herman Van Rompuy, followed by a ‘Summer BBQ’
08h45 Welcome coffee
09h15 Taking Public Affairs in Belgium to the Next Level: the role of Bepact
10h30 Political Communication & Public Affairs by Fons Van Dyck
12h15 Closing remarks and light lunch
Places will be limited so please do not hesitate to register at email@example.com.
Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician of the Christian Democratic party CD&V. Mr Van Rompuy is former Prime Minister of Belgium and the first President of the European Council.
Simon Lancaster is one of the world's leading speechwriters. He first started writing speeches for members of Tony Blair's Cabinet in the late 90s and has since gone on to write speeches for the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world.
Fons Van Dyck is Managing Director of Think BBDO. He writes a column in De Standaard on consumer trends and teaches strategic brand management and marketing communication management at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Jaap-Jelle Feenstra, Head of PA Port Rotterdam and president of BVPA, the leading Public Affairs Association in the Netherlands.
Public Affairs 4.0
Groot Begijnhof 14, Leuven, Belgium