Welcome to the Belgian communication Summit 2019 !

26 November 2019

We are very happy to invite you to the 5th edition of the Belgian Communication Summit !

What can you expect?


This year, the Communications Summit of C² on November 26th 2019 in the KBC auditorium in Brussels, will focus entirely on the future of our media landscape in Belgium. 


·      How will traditional print media have the best chances to consolidate or improve their place on the market ? 

·      What about competition from “Big Tech” players with their social media channels ? 

·      Is the status of journalists and editorial staff dramatically changing ? What about bloggers and influencers ? 

·      Will they start playing a more important role ? 


We will have key note speeches by Peter Vandermeersch(former Editor-in-chief: NRC & De Standaard / publisher Independent News & Media) and Jean-Paul Philippot (CEO RTBF). Afterwards there will be an interactive panel discussion where the key note speakers are joined by Paul Daenen(Directeur News City (DPG Media)), Isabel Albers (Editorial Director Mediafin), Olivier Standaert (Prof. UCLouvain - Louvain School of Journalism), Patrick Lacroix (CEO Belga News Agency) & Wouter Verschelden(GMGroup/Newsweek België).

The moderator for our event is Suyin Aerts. 

Of course, all participants and attendees will have wide opportunities to ask questions, raise their voice and add their insights. 

We start in a slightly changed format to make the Summit more attractive to the audience, and we will start at 16h30 with a welcome coffee, afterwards listen to the key note speeches and the panel debate. 

We will close the Summit around 19h with a networking reception



The future of our 

media landscape 

in Belgium

A few pictures from our previous edition

“Assisting” at the Summit ’19 means also “participating” at it. We count on the input of all C² members and other guests to get involved in the conversations and discussions, and to ventilate your version of your role as today's communicator !


Peter Vandermeersch

Former Editor-in-chief: NRC & De Standaard / publisher Independent News & Media

Jean-Paul Philippot


Paul Daenen

Directeur News City (DPG Media)

Isabel Albers

Editorial Director Mediafin

Suyin Aerts

The Belgian Communication Summit 2019 moderator !

Olivier Standaert

Prof. UCLouvain - Louvain School of Journalism

Patrick Lacroix

CEO Belga News Agency

Wouter Verschelden

GMGroup / Newsweek België


a.f. 16h30

        Registration & Welcome drink
        Welcoming by our President Kris Poté


        Keynote 1: Peter Vandermeersch (NRC) - NL

        Key Note 2: Jean-Paul Philippot (RTBF) - FR

Panel discussion: Peter Vandermeersch, Jean-Paul Philippot, Paul Daenen, Isabel Albers, Olivier Standaert, Patrick Lacroix & Wouter Verschelden  - NL/FR

Networking drink


KBC Brussels
Havenlaan 2
1080 Brussels

GPS: Opzichterstraat 2, Brussels 
Parkingis available @ KBC, at the front right of the building in the Opzichterstraat. 

The Corporate agency package

For our  C² Corporate members we have the Corporate agency package !

You buy 5 entrance tickets at a discount price and get 1 for free.

The total package price for 6 entrance tickets is 500eur excl. vat.

More info: info@csquare.be


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