Let’s talk about business during the Business Day and B2BnB

On Thursday, 9th of June 2022, JCI Brugge hosts an event that is all about business. During the afternoon and evening, you will get the inspiration you need with keynotes and a networking session.

Business Day

One of our favourite side dishes in the menu has to be the Business Day on Thursday. During this afternoon key stakeholders within the food industry will share their perspective on the latest innovations within the industry

The Business Day will take place on the 9th of June, 2022. The entire afternoon (14h – 18h) can be spent attending interesting keynotes, pitches, panels and with plenty of opportunities to interact with the stakeholders.

From farm to fork

From farm to fork

The red thread throughout the program is “from farm to fork” which will give you an overview of innovative approach at all levels.

So as you can see, the business day is the ideal moment to gather insights and create bonds. Join us during this great afternoon!

More info Business Day

Book your ticket here


Let’s talk about business! THE networking event in the region is known as B2BnB. “Business to Business in Bruges” is a joint initiative of four economic organizations: De Hanze, JCI Bruges, APZI, and VOKA.

This event taking place on the Thursday evening (starting 18h30)  provides you with a great key note speaker and a networking reception. The ideal moment to exchange thoughts and business cards! 


Gabrielle Kalkwijk – CEO @ Ardo

Gabrielle Kalkwijk – CEO @ Ardo

Gabrielle Kalkwijk is the CEO of the West Flemish frozen vegetable company Ardo since October 2019. The company founded and owned by the Haspeslagh family has a turnover of €1.2 billion and annually processes over 940,000 tonnes of vegetables, fruit and herbs, which it sells in more than 100 countries. It employs around 4,000 people worldwide.

Gabrielle started her career in 1991 at the dairy company FrieslandCampina. She lived and worked abroad for more than 10 years; in Poland, Russia and Germany. Since 2012 she worked for the American family owned company Dawn Foods (producing and marketing ingredients for the bakery industry), where she was also member of the Executive Board and in that role was responsible for ‘Manufacturing’ worldwide.

Since 2008 she lives in the Netherlands again with her family (husband and 2 studying children). They recently built their dream house in the countryside. Gabrielle enjoys horse riding in her spare time and has a great passion for leadership and team development. Her motto is ‘Achieving results by connecting people’.

More info B2BnB

Book your ticket here

Important information

The Business Day and B2BnB are two seperate event that can be booked as an individual event. These events are not included in the conference fee and are not to be booked via JVC platform.

Read all about it (Dutch)

Thanks to our Partner VOKA West-Vlaanderen, we received some extra exposure in their magazine. You can read it down below.

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