Program

Every activity that requires it, contains a booking link. Paid activities are booked through this website, and need to be paid in full immediately. Free program items also require registration, this is done on the JVC Platform.

Questions about JVC? Read this post first: JVC How-To

Pre-conference

14:00 - ...
Pre-conference trip to Antwerp Antwerp Everyone

Description:

Before the conference officially starts, JCI Antwerp wants to invite you and show you around in the beautiful city of Antwerp. Feel welcome! The full planning can be found here (PDF Download): Citytrip Antwerp Full Info

Timing:

Monday - Wednesday (you'll be back in time for the start of the Conference!)

Location:

Antwerp

Pricing:

€150

The price does not include a hotel stay.

Book here
21:00 - ...
Bavarian Kick-off (GAP) Beer Museum (tbc) Everyone

Description:

Welcome to the GAP!

Timing:

Tuesday - 21:00 - ...

Location:

Beer Museum (tbc)

Register on JVC

Wednesday - 8 June 2022

08:30 - 10:30
Urban Fitness Meeting point BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our coach takes you for a workout through the historical city center of Bruges. We use the city and her monuments as fitness rooms. Great way to start the day!

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 08:30 till 10:30

Location:

Starting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 11:00
Guided Tour "Intro Walk Bruges" Meeting point BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you for a nice 2-hour into walking tour in the historic city center of Bruges. Nice introduction about Bruges , the most known places and lots of good stories.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 9h00 till 11h

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:30 - 14:00
La Loca City Game BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

“La Loca” ("the Madwoman") is a Bruges city discovery walk, in escape game style. In groups of 4-6 persons, you will get a backpack that marks the start of your journey.

A mixture of: a fun walk, Bruges history, a pinch of excitement, challenging puzzles and riddles, the input of social media and a dash of nostalgia from our childhood. QR codes show the way, while the principles of Augmented Reality help complete the mission. The participants experience the rich history of Bruges' city center in a playful way. Stimulating the senses, sharpening the puzzle instinct and taking you to surprising placed.

Total walking distance around 5 km, you should take into account around 4-5 hours (you can take as long as you want, have some drinks along the way, …)

Fancy a delicious, balanced mix of healthy outdoor activity, challenging fun and surprising historical insight?

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:30 - 14:00

Location: 

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Pricing:

Mentioned price is per group!

Book here
09:30 - 12:00
Urban Bike Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our bike guides take you through the historic city center of Bruges. On the way we pass not only the most known monuments of the city but we also cycle along some hidden gems in the city. Good stories guaranteed. Bike rental is included.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 9h30 till 12h

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Book here
10:00 - 11:30
Workshop: Belgium For Beginners St. Godelieve Abbey First Timer

Description:

Everything you always wanted to know about Belgium (and more). A fun introduction about our history, culture, politics, people, habits and food. Join us for some knowledge and a laugh!

Jonathan Schuermans is father of two and partner of Nele. He is a member of JCI Bruges and current President of one of the two Belgian regions, JCI Flanders. He studied law and works as an estate planner at a consultancy firm in West-Vlaanderen. In his free time he likes to read and play impro-theater.”

Timing:

Wednesday - 10:00 - 11:30

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

Friday - 14:30 - 16:00

Location:

Wednesday: St. Godelieve Abbey

Thursday and Friday: BMCC

Register on JVC
10:00 - 13:00
National Presidents' Meeting Bois De Bruges National President

Description:

National Presidents' Meeting

Timing:

Wednesday - 10:00 - 13:00

Location:

Bois De Bruges

Register on JVC
13:30 - 17:00
Bike Tour: Le Plat Pays BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Between the Belgian Coast and Bruges lies a great green countryside to discover. Our bike tour guides take you along the green ramparts of Bruges towards old Medieval harbour cities like Damme and Oostkerke. Bike rental is included. And don’t worry: there will be plenty of breaks and sightseeings along the way.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 13:30 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
14:00 - 16:00
Lace Workshop St. Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

Description:

Lace workshop in small group (5 participants maximum) learning the craft of lace-making. During this workshop you will learn the basic strokes of the centuries-old (1717) Bruges craft 'lace-making'. Trainster Anne learned how to make lace as a little girl from her grandmother. She has been doing it almost all her life and even followed a teacher training for it. She hopes to give you a piece of tradition from Bruges with this initiation. After the workshop you will have your own mini lace piece to take home.

Timing:

Wednesday - 14:00 till 16:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 12:00

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

Book here
14:00 - 16:00
Workshop: A taste of Eternity St. Godelieve Abbey Foodie

Description:

 De Foodarcheoloog is fed up with reburying archaeological stories in dusty depots and boring reports. Get to know the long-lost story of our ancestors' daily survival in medieval Bruges and its outports. A story that is more present than ever.

Ingredients thought to be lost, faded food traditions, bygone rituals and cooking techniques that had almost gone up in smoke led De Foodarchaeoloog to innovative creations with a story about the past and a message for the future.

The universal binding property of food over borders of time and culture, create an ideal common ground to start a collab with local food entrepreneurs.

A recipe for a mouthwatering story flavored with exclusive drinks and bites.

Timing:

Wednesday - 14:00 - 16:00

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

*This activity was brought to you with the support of the City of Bruges and Food Wave. #CatchTheWave #FoodWaveProject

Book here
14:00 - 17:00
Bruges Highlights Deluxe Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you by foot through the historical center of the city. On the program: not only the most famous places as the Market square, the Burg, fishmarket and the beguinage, we also stop at some surprising hidden locations where we can taste and meet the city full of artisans, artists and just a bunch of nice people. Including visits to chocolaterie Pralinette, the house of local artist David De Graef and the brewery Bourgogne Des Flandres.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:00 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
14:30 - 17:30
The Unknown Bruges Meeting point: BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you through the more unknown districts of the city, like the St-Anna and St-Gillis district. We walk through the Medieval harbor of Bruges and along the canals, windmills, almshouses and lots of hidden places. On the way we stop in the Church of Jeruzalem, a must see in Bruges and of course a drink in the oldest pub of town.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:30 till 17:30

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
13:00 - 14:30
How to lead innovation and creativity in a network? St. Godelieve Abbey Business, Enterprising Young Leader

Description:

Learning objectives are
- To understand the concept of innovation and the innovation process
- To understand the concept of networks and their core elements
- To understand the role of the leader as an enabler for the team to create innovations

Timing:

Wednesday - 13:00 - 14:30

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
13:30 - 16:30
Bruges Beer Tasting Tour Meeting point BMCC Foodie

Description:

Let's find out together why Belgian beer is your new best friend! Once, you've felt the love, there is no way back! An unforgettable beer experience in small groups (15 people maximum). We will be tasting popular, traditional and artisanal beers in different locations, while getting interesting facts about the beers. All within walking distance!

This tour is in English, it is also available in French!

Timing:

Wednesday & Saturday - 13:30 - 16:30 (English)

Friday - 13:30 till 16:30 (French)

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Max. 15 persons

Book here
14:00 - 15:30
Story Telling (FR) St. Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen, Business

Description:

A l’issue de cette formation, vous serez capable de comprendre et de réaliser votre storytelling ou celui d’un projet que vous menez grâce aux 7 clés enseignées.

Timing:

Wednesday - 14:00 - 15:30

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
15:00 - 16:00
First Timers Session St. Godelieve Abbey First Timer

Description:

First Timers Session

Timing: 

Wednesday - 15:00 - 16:00

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
15:30 - 17:30
JCI Blind Date Network Event St. Godelieve Abbey Business, Enterprising Young Leader

Description:

After 3 digital editions, JCI Mechelen is proud to organize the first real-life JCI blind date! This time you'll get to know more about 4  individual JCI members, their chapters and countries in an interactive "date". Long story short: a unique opportunity to meet people who you might otherwise not meet!

Timing:

Wednesday - 15h30 till 17h30

Location:

St. Godelieve Abdij

Register on JVC
17:45 - 00:00
Opening Ceremony Concerthall Everyone

Description:

Opening Ceremony, Food & Drinks, Opening Party

Timing:

Wednesday:

  • 17:45 - Doors open + Food & Drinks
  • 19:45 - Opening Ceremony
  • 21:15 - Opening Party
  • Midnight - end

Location:

Concerthall

Register on JVC
18:00 - 01:00
Senator Bar Hotel Casselbergh Senator

Description:

The senate bar is located in the Grand Hotel Casselberg. Meet here every evening between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. senators-friends in a unique location with noble atmosphere.

The bartender is at your service.

No registration required.

Price:

Free entry – pay your drinks at the bar

Timing:

Wednesday 18.00 – 01.00

Thursday 18.00 – 01.00

Friday 18.00 – 01.00

Saturday 18.00 – 01.00

 

Thursday - 9 June 2022

08:30 - 09:00
JCI Rise & Shine & Opening Tradeshow BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Rise & Shine incl. Opening Tradeshow

Timing:

Thursday & Friday - 08:30 - 09:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:00 - 19:00
Tradeshow BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

On Thursday and Friday, we welcome you to the amazing tradeshow!

The 4500m2 exhibition space of the BMCC building is transformed into the lively tradeshow! 

Come have a drink, chill out, play some pingpong, have lunch, meet some of our partners and  the 40+ booths with local, sustainable & ecological products!  

Also a fully functioning demo kitchen has been installed by our partner Kvik >> subscribe for one of the many cooking workshops and discover some new cool recepies! 

Are you a VIP? Welcome to the VIP lounge

Also some receptions will be organised here!. 

  • Food & drinks
  • 40+ booths with local & sustainable products
  • Demo kitchen
  • Reception area
  • (VIP lounge)

Check out the flyer! --> PDF Download

Timing:

Thursday - 09:00 - 19:00

Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Location: 

Meeting point: BMCC

Registration:

None required

08:30 - 10:30
Urban Fitness Meeting point BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our coach takes you for a workout through the historical city center of Bruges. We use the city and her monuments as fitness rooms. Great way to start the day!

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 08:30 till 10:30

Location:

Starting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 09:30
Let's talk about sustainability: Sien Van Den Broeke BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Do you know how much food ends up in the bin every second? Enough to make the fight against food waste the number one solution in the climate crisis. In this keynote, we will tackle the issue of food waste, what it means to be social impact company, and how everyone has its part to play in one of today's greatest opportunities.

About the speaker:
Sien Van den Broeke is Impact Manager at Too Good To Go Belgium. With a background in environmental psychology, she is driven to inspire and empower everyone to fight against food waste. Therefore, she works with politicians, schools, businesses and individuals to make sure no food ends up in the bin any more.

Timing:

Thursday - 09:00 - 09:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:00 - 11:00
Guided Tour "Intro Walk Bruges" Meeting point BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you for a nice 2-hour into walking tour in the historic city center of Bruges. Nice introduction about Bruges , the most known places and lots of good stories.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 9h00 till 11h

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 12:00
Influencing: the psychology of persuasion BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Berith Spoelstra of JCI Den Bosch is happy to explain the six principles of influencing to us. This on the basis of the book of Robert B. Cialdini (a longtime professor of psychology and marketing at Arizona State and Stanford University). His most important book and a real bestseller is "Influence: The psychology of persuasion", which explains different techniques and methods to be more persuasive and come across. The book is seen as indispensable for all marketers in the world, but these techniques are also very useful in everyday life. Would you like to get acquainted with these principles?

More on Berith's professional background (PDF download): Berith Spoelstra

Timing:

Thursday - 09:00 - 12:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:15 - 12:15
II. 2022 JCI Europe e.V. General Assembly BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

II. 2022 JCI Europe e.V. General Assembly 

Timing:

Thursday - 09:15 - 12:15

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 10:30
Tips & Tricks for on - & offline networking BMCC Active Citizen, Business

Description:

by Filip Verstraete - BDO

Everyone does networking. It seems like a hype. Social media has made networking a lot more accessible for everyone who feels more comfortable behind their computer than at a cocktail party. Those who prefer not to go out can sign up for online networking events. This digital way of networking can be a perfect complement to physical networking. Moreover, it can seriously enlarge your sales market. Digital sessions are on the rise since the corona crisis and this ensures that it does not matter where your customer or professional relationship is based. Offline, you usually have that little bit more impact. Shaking hands and making eye contact are still important aspects of networking. Fortunately, everyone can improve their networking skills with some practice. What is the best way to do this so that you get effective results from your efforts? How do you network and where do you do it? Filip Verstraete, senior business developer at BDO Belgium, bundled a lot of practical tips and tricks that will turn you into a pro networker in an exciting interactive workshop.

Timing:

Thursday - 09:30 - 10:30

Location: 

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 14:00
La Loca City Game BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

“La Loca” ("the Madwoman") is a Bruges city discovery walk, in escape game style. In groups of 4-6 persons, you will get a backpack that marks the start of your journey.

A mixture of: a fun walk, Bruges history, a pinch of excitement, challenging puzzles and riddles, the input of social media and a dash of nostalgia from our childhood. QR codes show the way, while the principles of Augmented Reality help complete the mission. The participants experience the rich history of Bruges' city center in a playful way. Stimulating the senses, sharpening the puzzle instinct and taking you to surprising placed.

Total walking distance around 5 km, you should take into account around 4-5 hours (you can take as long as you want, have some drinks along the way, …)

Fancy a delicious, balanced mix of healthy outdoor activity, challenging fun and surprising historical insight?

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:30 - 14:00

Location: 

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Pricing:

Mentioned price is per group!

Book here
09:30 - 10:00
Let's talk about sustainability - Pascal Bieri BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Keynote by Pascal Bieri, the co-founder of Planted Foods AG.

A growing population along with increasing life expectancy and incomes are major drivers for the rise in global meat demand. However, the current scale of the meat industry is beyond unsustainable. Planted wants to change that.

More info (PDF Download): Planted Foods AG (ENG+GER)

About Pascal:

Pascal Bieri is one of four founders of Planted and a member of the Executive Board. Pascal grew up in Sursee and studied business administration at the University of St. Gallen, gaining an M.A. in Business Innovation. After five years with Migros Industrie in various positions, including three years in the US, he founded the ETH Foodtech Spin-off Planted in 2019 together with three co-founders. Planted is currently the fastest growing start-up in the alternative protein space in Europe. Pascal is responsible for sales and international business development.  

About Planted:

Planted produces delicious meat from alternative proteins, focusing on the perfect bite. Inspired by nature, the company pioneers a novel biostructuring approach that combines protein structuring and biotechnology. Using various proprietary technologies, Planted designs and structures alternative proteins in any size, shape, and fibrous texture and is convinced that biostructured proteins will outperform animal meat in the future in terms of taste, sustainability, health, efficiency and price. Planted is committed to using only clean and natural ingredients and no additives in all its products - making it a healthy and sustainable option for all. Truly better than animal meat.

A growing population along with increasing life expectancy and incomes are major drivers for the rise in global meat demand. However, the current scale of the meat industry is beyond unsustainable. Planted wants to change that. The Zurich-based foodtech spin-off from the Swiss Technical Institute of Technology (ETH) was founded in 2019 and was quick to build intellectual property around their biostructuring approach. Among other international awards, Planted ranked first at the TOP 100 Swiss Start-up Awards in 2021.

Planted produces all its products under a glass-house production facility in Kemptthal, Switzerland - the first transparent meat production open to the public.

Planted is available at restaurants and retailers across Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and most recently, the UK as well as over its own Europewide webshop. The Planted product ranges, each consisting of different protein sources (peas, oat, sunflowers), currently include planted.™chicken, planted.™pulled, planted.™kebab and planted.™schnitzel. In addition, there are various limited editions in close collaboration with star chefs such as Tim Raue or Nenad Mlinarevic. However, rest assured, the science driven team is hungry for change and working hard to revolutionize the food chain in Planted's factory and science labs in Switzerland.

Further information here: https://www.eatplanted.com

Timing:

Thursday - 09:30 - 10:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 11:30
Surfing the Change: A guide to innovative thinking BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

At the end of this training the participants are able to solve most kinds of problems with the methods and strategies provided. The participants will learn how to change the way they look at problems by recognizing them as challenges. The participants are able to apply these skills both in a business context as well as in a Jaycee context.

Timing:

Thursday - 09:30 - 11:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 11:30
ASE Board Meeting Grand Hotel Casselbergh Senator

Description:

ASE Board Meeting

Timing:

Thursday - 09:30 - 11:30

Location:

Grand Hotel Casselbergh

Register on JVC
09:30 - 12:00
Urban Bike Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our bike guides take you through the historic city center of Bruges. On the way we pass not only the most known monuments of the city but we also cycle along some hidden gems in the city. Good stories guaranteed. Bike rental is included.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 9h30 till 12h

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Book here
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote - Make Your Brand Indispensable BMCC Business

Description:

Make your brand indispensable with these 7 insights

Many organizations don’t fully realise their brand is their most valuable asset and don’t comprehend how to make their brand helps them interact with target audiences, attract the right talent, improve their customer experience, and make their marketing efforts more efficient.

During this session, brand strategist and author Stef Verbeeck (Pavlov) takes participants on an
inspiring and interactive journey using the seven crucial insights making brands indispensable. Using countless examples, numbers and methods from his popular book Brandhacking he shows the audience how to get more from their brands, without having to resort to trends and empty jargon or having to spend enormous budgets.
Just like the book, this session is a plea to reinstate brands in their rightful place and putting customer motives in the spotlight. Using the offered insights, participants can start optimizing their own brand right away.

Timing:

Thursday - 10:00 - 11:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
10:00 - 11:30
Workshop: Belgium For Beginners St. Godelieve Abbey First Timer

Description:

Everything you always wanted to know about Belgium (and more). A fun introduction about our history, culture, politics, people, habits and food. Join us for some knowledge and a laugh!

Jonathan Schuermans is father of two and partner of Nele. He is a member of JCI Bruges and current President of one of the two Belgian regions, JCI Flanders. He studied law and works as an estate planner at a consultancy firm in West-Vlaanderen. In his free time he likes to read and play impro-theater.”

Timing:

Wednesday - 10:00 - 11:30

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

Friday - 14:30 - 16:00

Location:

Wednesday: St. Godelieve Abbey

Thursday and Friday: BMCC

Register on JVC
10:15 - 10:45
Let's talk about sustainability - Isabelle Aelvoet BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Protecting forests, grasslands, and oceans has become a business-critical issue for companies around the world. As we saw at COP26, climate change gained a central place on the business agenda. Companies are at the forefront of action and have a crucial role in driving the net zero and nature positive agenda.

But what are they doing? And why are they doing it? And is there a role for Governments and NGO’s?

More info about the speaker:

Isabelle Aelvoet is an experienced business leader who is passionate about driving positive societal impact with a focus on reconciling growth with a clean and healthy planet.

For over 20+ years she has been serving in a variety of different roles across divisions of Mars Incorporated - from R&D Packaging Development to Raw material Procurement and Business Development for both, Mars Food and Mars Chocolate divisions.

Since 2009 she has been leading the Mars Petcare sustainability and more recently in 2021 she founded SuR – a company focussed on supporting business and NGOs in advancing sustainable and responsible supply chains.

Timing:

Thursday - 10:15 - 10:45

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
10:30 - 11:30
Taste of Bruges: Cheese Workshop Ottentic First Timer, Foodie

Description:

Taste of Bruges: Cheese Workshop

by Goran Vanneste (Studio Smaak)

Timing:

Thursday - 10:30 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 15:00 & 15:30 - 16:30

Location:

Ottentic

Book here
10:30 - 11:30
Hempions Cooking Workshop 1 Demo Kitchen Tradeshow Active Citizen, Foodie

Description:

Taste the power of hemp, together with Ski Europe Cup winner Fabian Braitsch (CEO and co-founder of Hempions). During this workshop you willl learn how to cook the plant-based dish Hemp Carbonara within minutes and teach you what makes hemp seeds a future food. Moreover, you get the chance to taste the best innovations hemp has to offer and how you can benefit from them. Convince yourself of the best taste hemp has to offer!

Timing:

Thursday - 10:30 - 11:30 & 15:15 - 16:30

Location:

Demo Kitchen Tradeshow @BMCC

Registration not required

10:30 - 12:00
Taste Of Bruges: Wine Workshop (Partners only) BMCC Partners only

Description:

A Nebbiolo Workshop.

Gianluca, as you might expect, has Italian roots. And having lived, and worked, in Barolo, Piedmont, he’s always had a little preference for the grape kind Nebbiolo.

In his workshop, Gianluca will be revealing you everything you’d ever want to know about Nebbiolo.How to blind recognise Nebbiolo? What are its characteristics? Why does it have such a pale colour? What is the difference between a Langhe Nebbiolo and Barolo? Or a Valtellina and Alto Piemonte Nebbiolo for that matter? What are the implications of global warming on this grape? And, important as well, what are the trends? And the producers to look out for?

All this, and way more, brought to you by Gianluca, one of Belgium’s best. In his own professional yet playful and enthusiastic style. Not to miss!

About Gianluca Di Taranto

Gianluca Di Taranto, born 30th of October 1988, is a multi-awarded sommelier, WSET Diploma Graduate and ASI Golden Certificate Holder. Gianluca is widely recognised as one of the very best in Belgium. Having worked at internationally renowned restaurants like Zilte (***), The Jane (**), Osteria Franciscana (***) and Piazza Duomo (***), this Best Sommelier of Belgium 2019 is currently the Wine Director of Sanglier des Ardennes, the prestigious project of serial-entrepreneur Marc Coucke and Michelin-starred chef Wout Bru.

Timing:

Thursday - 10:30 - 12:00

Location:

BMCC

This activity was brought to you with the support of the City of Bruges and Food Wave. #CatchTheWave #FoodWaveProject

10:45 - 12:15
Let's talk about sustainability - Panel Debate BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Is there a future for agriculture in Europe and how should this future look like? In this debate, participants with a profound knowledge on agriculture and his challenges will try to answer this question.

The debate will focus on actual themes and how they impact and define the future agriculture. How will changes in environment (like climate change) and increased awareness for the environment (like nitrogen pollution) impact the on agriculture in Europe? How can we make sure that there is enough food for everybody which has become even more urgent with the war in Ukraine? Is the Farm to Fork strategy of the EU still be realistic in this changing environment.

All these questions will be discussed in following participants: Tessa Avermaete (Project manager at SFERE (KU Leuven)), Joris Relaes (Administrateur Generaal Instituut voor Landbouw Visserij en Voedingsonderzoek ILVO) and Joost Dessein (Associate Professor Ghent University)

Timing:

Thursday - 10:45 - 12:15

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
11:00 - 12:00
A smooth transition to the next generation in family businesses BMCC Active Citizen, Business

Description:

by Jan Oosterlinck - BDO

Many directors of family controlled enterprises are entering the retirement age and are considering how the next phase of their family business could look like. Nevertheless, the operational focus of the day-to-day management has as a consequence that essential preparatory steps are not taken or even considered.
In this workshop we highlight the frequently observed pitfalls in a family transition, the emotional aspects of having difficulty to pass the torch and the observed fear that the next generation is not ready to take full responsibility.
On the other hand, the next generation is not always well prepared. The succession period is not well defined and the route of transition is unclear. The mental pressure to step into the shoes of father, mother, uncle … is high.
We will shed some light on the process and the dynamics in such a transition process and we illustrate this with life case experiences and observations in the field.
A well prepared succession is key to guarantee a smooth transition and secures that families ties are not broken and that family moments are still enjoyable … which is unfortunately not always the case …

Timing:

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:00

Location: 

BMCC

Register on JVC
11:00 - 12:30
La gestion de projet en pratique (FR) BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Différencier la démarche projet du requérant
Différencier les rôles et responsabilités projet
Mettre en application les grands concepts de gestion de projets
Comprend et utiliser les outils (Boussole, gantt chart, RACI, ...)
Comprendre le processus de GP et les principes Prince 2.

Timing:

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
11:00 - 13:00
Cricket Caviar Tasting VIP Lounge VIPs only

Description:

Cricket Caviar Tasting by Nimavert

VIPs only

Timing:

Thursday - 11:00 - 13:00

Friday - 11:00 - 13:00

Location: 

VIP Lounge

12:00 - 15:00
Senators Lunch BMCC Senator

Description:

Let us meet and enjoy the senate lunch, in friendship and fellowship. Let us toast to a happy reunion and a great Conference.

We offer :

  • Aperitif with appetizers.
  • Appetizer
  • Main course
  • Coffee with refreshments
  • Custom drinks and wines.

This activity is not included in the conference fee. Regular members do not have access to it.

Price :

75 € - Reservation and payment in advance is mandatory.

Timing:

Thursday - 12:00 till 15:00

Location:

BMCC

Price:

If you don't have a ticket to the EC Bruges Conference, a 25€ supplement will be added.

Book here
12:15 - 13:00
Loic Van Impe Cooking Demo 1 Demo Kitchen Tradeshow Active Citizen

Description:

"Meatballs de Liège" - Traditional versus Alternative meatsources

Timing:

Thursday - 12:15 - 13:00

Location:

Demo Kitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

No registration required

13:00 - 14:30
JCI Europe Diversity and Inclusion - Taste of Religions BMCC Active Citizen, Foodie

Description:

Learn more about religions through the cuisine of the Summer festivals! Summertime brings not only a good mood for all sun and warmth lovers but also introduces diverse religious summer festivals, rich in a variety of food and flavours.

We offer you to join us in the cultural journey into the summer food traditions of different religions and through this tasting to learn more about what people eat in this season and why.

Timing:

Thursday - 13:00 - 14:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:00 - 17:00
Personal Branding - the key to business and personal success BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

A strong personal brand helps professionals, entrepreneurs, politicians and civilians make their values visible to the world around them and market themselves as experts. Furthermore, a strong personal brand appears to be the key towards creating authentic human interactions between brands and their customers.

During this session, brand strategist and author Stef Verbeeck (Pavlov) takes participants on a quest to discover their own brand, based on their unique expertise, skills and personalities. Using the proven D4-method, participants discover how to develop a solid personal brand for themselves and use it as a trump card in their professional lives. They discover how they become the CEO of their own brand and start building the foundation for sincere, empathic interactions with other whilst
working on their career or business model.

About Stef Verbeeck

Stef Verbeeck is partner and brand strategist at Pavlov, a niche consultant specialized in brand strategy, customer experience and brand identity based in Antwerp, Belgium.

He has over 20 years of experience as a consultant in the field of branding and worked for hundreds of brands, ranging from start-ups to multinationals and governments. Stef is author of four bestselling books on (personal) branding and a frequent international keynote speaker about the subject.

In his typical animated and interactive style, he guides audiences through his sometimes controversial insights regarding branding, customer experience and marketing – based on solid data, recognizable cases and expertise taken directly from his years of working with diverse clients.

Website: https://www.stefverbeeck.be/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefverbeeck/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/stefverbeeck/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stefverbeeck/

Timing:

Thursday - 13:00 - 17:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:30 - 16:30
JCI Public Speaking Competition BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Public Speaking Competition (Rounds + Finals)

Timing:

Thursday - 13:30 - 16:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:30 - 17:00
Bike Tour: Le Plat Pays BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Between the Belgian Coast and Bruges lies a great green countryside to discover. Our bike tour guides take you along the green ramparts of Bruges towards old Medieval harbour cities like Damme and Oostkerke. Bike rental is included. And don’t worry: there will be plenty of breaks and sightseeings along the way.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 13:30 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
13:45 - 14:30
Loic Van Impe Cooking Demo 2 Demo Kitchen Tradeshow Active Citizen

Description:

Chocolate chip cookies

Timing:

Thursday - 13:45 - 14:30

Location:

Demo Kitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

No registration required

14:00 - 17:00
To Flirt or not To Flirt in Business and Bars BMCC Business

Description:

To flirt or not to flirt, in business and bars, is a training that is both useful for social and for business purposes. It’s about making contact with people and being interesting for people. By accomplishing that you can in the end “close the deal” that you are going for. In this fun, energised and entertaining seminar we explore the art of (business) flirting.

You will be amazed how many different flirting techniques there are and how you can easily recognize if someone is interested in you. Also we look at the flirting signals you send out. Flirting is not only making contact, it is also about staying in contact. In this workshop we show you that you can be that interesting person you always wanted to be.

Flirting is also a business technique! After all, business deals are not only granted for the best price but also because they want you to get the order. In this training you will learn that the flirting techniques, coming into touch and coming into tune can be used just as easily in a social context as in business, so you can actually close the deal you always wanted to make!

Trainers

Heert-Jan Dokter & Nicole Van Hooy (JCI The Netherlands)

More info on the trainers (PDF download): Heert-Jan Dokter & Nicole Van Hooy (JCI The Netherlands)

Timing:

Thursday - 14:00 - 17:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:00 - 17:00
Créer une équipe efficace et performante (FR) BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Au cours de cette formation (1) vous identifierez les ingrédients qui participent à créer une bonne dynamique d’équipe et à améliorer la motivation de vos collaborateurs; (2) vous définirez des actions qui améliorent le fonctionnement de votre équipe et favorisent l’engagement de vos membres ; et (3) vous optimiserez les talents de chaque collaborateur pour viser la performance de l’équipe.

Timing:

Thursday - 14:00 - 17:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:00 - 18:00
JCI Debating Championship (FR) BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Debating Championship: French

Timing:

Thursday - 14:00 - 18:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:00 - 17:00
Bruges Highlights Deluxe Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you by foot through the historical center of the city. On the program: not only the most famous places as the Market square, the Burg, fishmarket and the beguinage, we also stop at some surprising hidden locations where we can taste and meet the city full of artisans, artists and just a bunch of nice people. Including visits to chocolaterie Pralinette, the house of local artist David De Graef and the brewery Bourgogne Des Flandres.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:00 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
14:00 - 15:00
Taste of Bruges: Cheese Workshop Ottentic Active Citizen, First Timer

Description:

Taste of Bruges: Cheese Workshop

by Goran Vanneste (Studio Smaak)

Timing:

Thursday - 10:30 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 15:00 & 15:30 - 16:30

Location:

Ottentic

Book here
14:00 - 16:30
SNICK Euroingredients Meeting point: BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

SNICK EuroIngredients has been adding a pinch of innovation to hundreds of producers in Europe since 1993. Chances are you've already tasted their extra pinch of innovation.

In 1993, the well-experienced master in food & flavour technology Philippe Snick started his company from his far-famed garage. Almost 3 decades later, the company is a leading supplier of solutions to the food industry in the Europe. The company is housed in a modern industrial property with a state-of-the-art blending facility, an impressive warehouse and a complete application & development centre.

SNICK EuroIngredients has been producing and supplying culinary and functional ingredients, wet and dry blends, and spice mixes of the highest quality.

Their experienced team of food technologists are more than happy to show you that extra pinch.

Timing:

Thursday - 14:00 - 16:30

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: SNICK EuroIngredients

*This activity was brought to you with the support of the City of Bruges and Food Wave. #CatchTheWave #FoodWaveProject

Register on JVC
14:00 - 17:00
Aquafin Wastewater Plant Meeting point: BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

How does waste water become purified? That is what we can learn on a guided tour on one of our sewage treatment plants (WWTPs). Aquafin manages a total of more than 320 WWTPs, spread across Flanders.

During the visit we follow the path of the water. We start at the place where the collected wastewater arrives at the installation and then follow the different steps of the purification process. First we look at the mechanical purification, where coarse dirt (likes leaves, pieces of plastic, branches, …) is removed from the water. Then we concentrate on the heart of a treatment plant: the biological treatment. We explain how bacteria are actually responsible for a natural purification process. At the end of that process, we can see how the water is purified and discharged into the local watercourse after a final quality check.

Timing:

Thursday - 14:00 - 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Aquafin Wastewater Plant

Register on JVC
14:00 - 18:00
Business Day BMCC Business

Description:

One of our favourite 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!

Read more on the corresponding page: Business Day

Timing:

Thursday - 14:00 - 18:00

Location:

BMCC

Details and booking
14:15 - 14:45
Junior Cocktail International 1 BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Junior Cocktail International by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Introduction + sample tasting the JCI cocktail

Timing:

  • Thursday - 14:15 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 17:30
  • Friday - 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 14:30 & 14:30 - 15:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:15 - 15:45
How to turn your idea into a RISE project BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

How to turn your idea into a RISE project

Timing:

Thursday - 14:15 - 15:45

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:30 - 17:30
The Unknown Bruges Meeting point: BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you through the more unknown districts of the city, like the St-Anna and St-Gillis district. We walk through the Medieval harbor of Bruges and along the canals, windmills, almshouses and lots of hidden places. On the way we stop in the Church of Jeruzalem, a must see in Bruges and of course a drink in the oldest pub of town.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:30 till 17:30

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
15:00 - 16:30
Taste Of Bruges: Wine Workshop (VIPs) BMCC VIPs only

Description:

A Nebbiolo Workshop.

Gianluca, as you might expect, has Italian roots. And having lived, and worked, in Barolo, Piedmont, he’s always had a little preference for the grape kind Nebbiolo.

In his workshop, Gianluca will be revealing you everything you’d ever want to know about Nebbiolo.How to blind recognise Nebbiolo? What are its characteristics? Why does it have such a pale colour? What is the difference between a Langhe Nebbiolo and Barolo? Or a Valtellina and Alto Piemonte Nebbiolo for that matter? What are the implications of global warming on this grape? And, important as well, what are the trends? And the producers to look out for?

All this, and way more, brought to you by Gianluca, one of Belgium’s best. In his own professional yet playful and enthusiastic style. Not to miss!

About Gianluca Di Taranto

Gianluca Di Taranto, born 30th of October 1988, is a multi-awarded sommelier, WSET Diploma Graduate and ASI Golden Certificate Holder. Gianluca is widely recognised as one of the very best in Belgium. Having worked at internationally renowned restaurants like Zilte (***), The Jane (**), Osteria Franciscana (***) and Piazza Duomo (***), this Best Sommelier of Belgium 2019 is currently the Wine Director of Sanglier des Ardennes, the prestigious project of serial-entrepreneur Marc Coucke and Michelin-starred chef Wout Bru.

Timing:

Thursday - 15:00 - 16:30

Location:

BMCC

*This activity was brought to you with the support of the City of Bruges and Food Wave. #CatchTheWave #FoodWaveProject

15:15 - 16:15
Hempions Cooking Workshop 2 Demo Kitchen Tradeshow Active Citizen, Foodie

Description:

Taste the power of hemp, together with Ski Europe Cup winner Fabian Braitsch (CEO and co-founder of Hempions). During this workshop you willl learn how to cook the plant-based dish Hemp Carbonara within minutes and teach you what makes hemp seeds a future food. Moreover, you get the chance to taste the best innovations hemp has to offer and how you can benefit from them. Convince yourself of the best taste hemp has to offer!

Timing:

Thursday - 10:30 - 11:30 & 15:15 - 16:15

Location:

Demo Kitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

No registration required

15:30 - 16:30
Taste of Bruges: Cheese Workshop Ottentic Active Citizen, First Timer

Description:

Taste of Bruges: Cheese Workshop

by Goran Vanneste (Studio Smaak)

Timing:

Thursday - 10:30 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 15:00 & 15:30 - 16:30

Location:

Ottentic

Book here
15:30 - 17:00
The Art of Networking by Michael Swarz BMCC Business

Description:

The Art of Networking by Michael Swarz (JCI Germany).

Michael, a true global citizen, will be sharing his knowlegde about "networking". Apart from sharing his wisdom, you will get the practise directly in small groups. This workshop is a must for everybody who want who wants to improve his/her networking skills

Timing:

Thursday - 15:30 - 17:00

Friday - 10:30 - 12:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
16:45 - 17:45
Workshop bartending & cocktail techniques Demo Kitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC Active Citizen, Foodie

Description:

by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Workshop bartending & cocktail techniques. In this workshop you get to know all there is about making cocktails. All the techniques, tips and tricks, everything you need to know to make the best cocktails. This workshop is very hands-on ! So you will have to shake your own cocktail, stirr your own cocktails before you can enjoy them. But if you do it all right you wil have 2 amazing cocktails by the end to enjoy yourself.

Timing:

Thursday - 16:45 - 17:45

Friday - 12:30 - 13:30

Location:

Demotkitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

Book here
17:00 - 17:30
Junior Cocktail International 2 BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Junior Cocktail International by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Introduction + sample tasting the JCI cocktail

Timing:

  • Thursday - 14:15 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 17:30
  • Friday - 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 14:30 & 14:30 - 15:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
17:00 - 21:00
Airplane Flights over Bruges Meeting point: BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Ever wondered what Bruges looks like from 1500ft high?
Wondering how it feels like to fly in a small plane over the Flemish ‘polders’ and coast?

Well, here’s your chance.

EC Bruges, in cooperation with JCI Oostende Middenkust and Noordzee vliegclub, are providing you an opportunity to fly over the Belgian Coast and the centre of Bruges during the EC2022.

What can you expect:

An amazing flight of approximately 40 minutes (engine run-time) from Ostend – over the coastline – via Zeebrugge – over Brugge- back to Ostend-Bruges Airport. It’s an unique opportunity to see the Belgian coast and Bruges from another perspective.

In a small ‘pleasure-craft’ of the local club with seating for 3 passengers per flight. It’s an unique opportunity to see the Belgian coast and Bruges from another perspective.

While waiting you will be guest at the clubhouse where you can have a drink and learn more about aviation in general.

Practical:

In order to keep prices affordable, we aim on filling each plane to the maximum capacity. This requires 3 persons per flight. When participating, you take part in the group activity, meaning you will fly, but will have to wait for the other passengers to depart or arrive.

If you would like to fly together with another attendee, please let us know. We will do our best to make it happen.

We need from you:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your passport number
  3. Your weight (crucial for the pilot, so the plane doesn’t exceed its max load)

All data will be handled with the needed discretion

Timing:

Thursday & Friday - 17h till 21h

Price:

The flights are offered to you for a fixed price.

This fee includes:

  • transfer from Bruges to Ostend and back
  • the flight (of course)
  • 3 drinks @ the clubhouse
  • a CO2 compensation >> will be donated to Treecological for planting trees in Equador.

Important notice:

We would also like to inform you that flights in pleasure crafts are subject to weather conditions.

In worst case, flights can be cancelled only a few hours prior to departure. In case, we will refund the full amount paid.

Book here
18:00 - 01:00
Senator Bar Hotel Casselbergh Senator

Description:

The senate bar is located in the Grand Hotel Casselberg. Meet here every evening between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. senators-friends in a unique location with noble atmosphere.

The bartender is at your service.

Price:

Free entry – pay your drinks at the bar

Timing:

Everyday from Wed till Sat: 18.00 – 01.00

No registration required

18:30 - 23:00
B2BnB BMCC Business

Description:

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 provides you with a great key note speaker and a networking reception. The ideal moment to exchange thoughts and business cards!

Read more on the corresponding page: B2BnB

Timing:

Thursday - 18:30 - 23:00

Location:

BMCC

Details and booking
21:00 - ...
German - Swiss Night tbc Everyone

Description:

German - Swiss Night

Timing:

Thursday - 21:00 - ...

Location:

tbc

Register on JVC

Friday - 10 June 2022

06:00 - 09:00
Fish Auction Visit Meeting point: BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

We will visit the Vlaamse Visveiling (Flemish Fish Auction) early in the morning, at 6:30 in either Ostend or Zeebrugge. We will get a very exclusive look behind the scenes of how the fish auction works, in full action! We will visit the auction in full steam and get to watch how the fresh fish is brought from the sea (on the unloading quays) to the hands of the distributors. We'll also learn about the company's vision on sustainable fishing and how we are using up space in the sea. A breakfast will be provided.

Timing:

Friday:

  • 06h00: Bruges to Ostend by bus
  • 06h30: Start visit
  • 09h00: Ostend to Bruges by bus
  • 09h30: Arrival back in Bruges

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: either Ostend or Zeebrugge - tbc

*This activity was brought to you with the support of the City of Bruges and Food Wave. #CatchTheWave #FoodWaveProject

Register on JVC
08:30 - 09:00
JCI Rise & Shine BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Rise & Shine

Timing:

Thursday & Friday - 08:30 - 09:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:00 - 17:00
Tradeshow BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

On Thursday and Friday, we welcome you to the amazing tradeshow!

The 4500m2 exhibition space of the BMCC building is transformed into the lively tradeshow! 

Come have a drink, chill out, play some pingpong, have lunch, meet some of our partners and  the 40+ booths with local, sustainable & ecological products!  

Also a fully functioning demo kitchen has been installed by our partner Kvik >> subscribe for one of the many cooking workshops and discover some new cool recepies! 

Are you a VIP? Welcome to the VIP lounge

Also some receptions will be organised here!. 

  • Food & drinks
  • 40+ booths with local & sustainable products
  • Demo kitchen
  • Reception area
  • (VIP lounge)

Check out the flyer! --> PDF Download

Timing:

Thursday - 09:00 - 19:00

Friday - 09:00 - 17:00

Location: 

Meeting point: BMCC

No registration required

08:30 - 10:30
Urban Fitness Meeting point BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our coach takes you for a workout through the historical city center of Bruges. We use the city and her monuments as fitness rooms. Great way to start the day!

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 08:30 till 10:30

Location:

Starting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 10:15
The Great Taste of Food Waste 1 BMCC Foodie

Description:

By Sam Serveert

In this workshop 'The Great Taste of Food Waste' you'll get a glimpse of the philosophy and lifestyle of the heartdriven food rescuer behind "Sam Serveert". We'll learn - in practice! - there's nothing wrong with wonky / (over)ripe fruit and veggies or with processing food that has expired its 'best before' date. Quite on the contrary: they inspire to be unconventional in experimenting with them. And that's exactly what we'll be doing: we'll play, we'll experiment, we'll taste and - who knows - we might even find the answer to the question 'What is (food)waste anyway'?

Timing:

Friday - 09:00 - 10:15 & 13:45 - 15:00

Location:

Demokitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

No registration required

09:00 - 10:30
How to double the amount of members in your organization Meeting point BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Objectives are:
- Learn how to identify valuable prospective members for your organization,
- learn how to convert these prospects into members,
- learn how to engage them in a sustainable way,
- learn how to maximize member retention,
- conduct roleplay recruitment "sales" conversations,
- create your own recruitment roadmap.

Timing:

Friday - 09:00 - 10:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:00 - 11:00
Diversity and values ​​as success factors for companies BMCC Business

Description:

'- Understand the concept of diversity.
- Recognize the benefit of a 'diverse' organization internally & externally.
- Discover, how to create a vibrant, diverse corporate culture.
- Reflect on your own values, experiences and attitude to 'diversity' and associate them with your company.

Timing:

Friday - 09:00 - 11:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:00 - 09:45
LTA: Celine Vereeck - LUST BMCC Foodie

Description:

In the series "Let's talk about food & nutrition"

What with food in a healthy lifestyle? What impact does food have on a healthy lifestyle and what types of food? We all know general nutrition advice but why does it feel difficult? This key note will focus on what balanced eating in a healthy lifestyle actually means and on the mental and behavioral aspects of food and will try to answer these questions.

Celine is a certified dietitian and intuitive eating counselor with her own private practice and active social media accounts. Her focus lays on the bigger picture of health with emphasis on weight neutral counseling and a health at every size approach. See more in the attachment!

Timing:

Friday - 9h till 9u45

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC (Also check the other LTA items!)
09:00 - 11:00
Guided Tour "Intro Walk Bruges" Meeting point BMCC First Timer

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you for a nice 2-hour into walking tour in the historic city center of Bruges. Nice introduction about Bruges , the most known places and lots of good stories.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:00 - 11:00

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 13:00
Conference Assembly, II. 2022 Area D Meeting BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Conference Assembly, II. 2022 Area D Meeting

Timing:

Friday - 09:00 - 13:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:00 - 17:00
Golf Competition Meeting point BMCC Senator

Description:

On Friday, June 10, 2022, we will play a golf competition on the renowned golf course of Royal Ostend Golf Club in De Haan. This course is more than a hundred years old and the only "links" in Belgium and is located directly at the sea. The fee to particpate is 95 €. All golfing JCI senators as well as JCI members can participate in this competition.

The competition is made possible by the Belgian Senators Golf Association, which is responsible for the practical support.

There is a possibility for dinner after the tournament in the clubhouse ROGC (45 €), only by registration via  Platform EC Bruges 2022.

Golf : 95 € - Dinner on site : 45 €

  • Start tournament on site : +/- 9 o clock, back in Bruges 17 o’ clock
  • With dinner : back in Bruges 22 o’clock

The way to subscribe :

All Belgian golfers register via I-golf app ( via club golf4all ); both match and dinner

All non-Belgian players who want to participate: register by sending an email to peter@ottimo.be

and give us this info :

  • Correct federation number and exact handicap
  • Country and club where federation number applies
  • If you want to participate in the dinner
  • Which hotel do you stay during the conference
  • Possible means of transport to golf at your own
  • Question about golf equipment (trolley, baby carriage, golf bag with clubs) to rent (not included)

Payment for the event is via the EC Bruges 2022 platform.

We hope to see many of you.

Timing:

Friday

  • Start Golf: 09:00
  • Back in Bruges: 17:00
  • With dinner: back in Bruges 22:00

Location:

Royal Ostend Golf Club - De Haan

Pricing:

Golf: 95€

Dinner: 45€

Book here
09:30 - 10:00
Business Yoga Session 1 BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

We all sit at our desks too much. Moving with intention supports a healthy spine and reduces tension and stress. Join us for a short break and give your body some easy yet effective movement without getting sweaty. You don't need anything special for this session as it is tailor-made for office environments.

Timing:

Friday - 09:30 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 14:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 12:00
Urban Bike Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our bike guides take you through the historic city center of Bruges. On the way we pass not only the most known monuments of the city but we also cycle along some hidden gems in the city. Good stories guaranteed. Bike rental is included.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 9h30 till 12h

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Book here
09:30 - 12:30
World Trade Game BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Come and play the internationally popular "World Trade Game" with us!

The World Trade Game is developed in coöperation with Professor Tinbergen of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. The game is centred around world trade where the world is represented by 12 countries.

Twelve teams control these countries. In three rounds, each round represents one year, the world trade is simulated.

Every team has the task to get their workers to produce end-products with which it feeds, clothes their citizens and provides cars, energy and tourism. These end-products can be produced by a finite amount of raw materials each country is provided with at the beginning of each round. Countries can also invest. These investments can lead to more raw materials each round thereafter, which can lead to more end-products produced if the country has or finds enough labour.

The game will be moderated by Berith Spoelstra of JCI Den Bosch. Background info on her (PDF download): Berith Spoelstra

Timing:

Friday - 09:30 - 12:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 11:00
Visualization workshop BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Acquire the foundations of visualisation techniques to be able to go above and beyond obstacles on your own.
It is also going to bring you:
+ Fluidity in your life
+ More ease in achieving your goals
+ The ease of making important decisions
+ Peace
+ Pain resolution

Timing:

Friday - 09:30 - 11:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
09:30 - 14:00
La Loca City Game BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

“La Loca” ("the Madwoman") is a Bruges city discovery walk, in escape game style. In groups of 4-6 persons, you will get a backpack that marks the start of your journey.

A mixture of: a fun walk, Bruges history, a pinch of excitement, challenging puzzles and riddles, the input of social media and a dash of nostalgia from our childhood. QR codes show the way, while the principles of Augmented Reality help complete the mission. The participants experience the rich history of Bruges' city center in a playful way. Stimulating the senses, sharpening the puzzle instinct and taking you to surprising placed.

Total walking distance around 5 km, you should take into account around 4-5 hours (you can take as long as you want, have some drinks along the way, …)

Fancy a delicious, balanced mix of healthy outdoor activity, challenging fun and surprising historical insight?

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:30 - 14:00

Location: 

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Pricing:

Mentioned price is per group!

Book here
09:45 - 10:30
LTA: Charlotte De Backer - UA BMCC Foodie

Description:

In the series "Let's talk about food & nutrition"

You are what you eat as much as you are what you not eat. Any decision about food communicates a message, intended but often unintended. Food is communication, and the better we understand this, the better we can understand why communication of all sorts (from intimate interpersonal conversations to mass mediated messages) influence diets across ages, time and cultures.

Charlotte De Backer is Professor of Communication Sciences at the University of Antwerp, and director of the Food Media & Society – FOOMS research line (Food Media Society) within research group MIOS (MIOS Research Group). FOOMS’ researchers study how various communication channels have an impact on daily food decisions, and how any decision about food in itself functions as a means of communication.

Timing:

Friday - 9:45 - 10:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC (Also check the other LTA items!)
10:00 - 12:00
Insights Explore BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Get a preview on the new Insights model: Insights EXPLORE!  Workshop in English.

Insights Explore is a digital tool that introduces a simple four colour model to explore personality. It helps learners understand more about their preferences, how they show up to others and how they can make better connections in the workplace. Ideal as the first step in a learner’s journey of self-awareness, it can be used as a stand-alone development tool, or as a gateway to further learning.

Timing:

Friday - 10:00 - 12:00

Workshop also available in French on Friday 14:00 till 16:00!

Location:

BMCC

Book here
10:30 - 11:00
Junior Cocktail International 3 BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Junior Cocktail International by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Introduction + sample tasting the JCI cocktail

Timing:

  • Thursday - 14:15 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 17:30
  • Friday - 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 14:30 & 14:30 - 15:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
10:30 - 12:00
The Art of Networking by Michael Swarz BMCC Business

Description:

The Art of Networking by Michael Swarz (JCI Germany).

Michael, a true global citizen, will be sharing his knowlegde about "networking". Apart from sharing his wisdom, you will get the practise directly in small groups. This workshop is a must for everybody who want who wants to improve his/her networking skills

Timing:

Thursday - 15:30 - 17:00

Friday - 10:30 - 12:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
10:45 - 11:30
LTA: Karine De Batselier - Foodwinners BMCC Foodie

Description:

In the series "Let's talk about"

Karine De Batselier will shine some light on the plan on how the city of Bruges aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, as an intermediate step to becoming climateneutral in 2050.

What can other cities and decision-makers learn from this? Too much food is thrown away. Less waste means less energy loss, here or elsewhere. In the climateplan there are 3 focuspoints on food and climate.

In this infosession , you will learn what the foodstrategy is all about with special focus on the campaign how to reduce foodwaste in households.

About the speaker

Karine De Batselier is climate policy officer at the city of Bruges. She is responsible for the environmental sensibilisation to different targetgroups around several ecotheme’s and since 2015 with focus on food and climate. She is also coordinator in the start-up sustainble foodstrategy Bruggesmaakt and platform Brugs FoodLab . (EU DEAR project 2015). Since then she is developing actions around the different theme’s of the strategy (agriculture, farm to fork, foodwaste, education, fair trade,.;)

Timing:

Friday - 10:45 - 11:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC (Also check the other LTA items!)
10:45 - 12:15
Nimavert Cooking Workshop - Crickets Demokitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC Foodie

Description:

In this very exclusive workshop, you will be cooking six different tapa's - all with at least a hint of crickets - under the expert guidance of chef Jean-Philippe. To top it all off, you will get to enjoy these delicate treats in combination with a very nice cocktail. If you're looking to expand your food horizons, this is the one to attend.

Timing:

Friday - 10:45 - 12:15

Location:

Demokitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

No registration required

11:00 - 13:00
Cricket Caviar Tasting VIP Lounge VIPs only

Description:

Cricket Caviar Tasting by Nimavert

Timing:

Thursday - 11:00 - 13:00

Friday - 11:00 - 13:00

Location: 

VIP Lounge

11:00 - 12:30
Belgian Delegation Reception BMCC Belgians & Guests

Description:

Belgian Delegation Reception

Timing:

Friday - 11:00 - 12:30

Location: 

BMCC

11:30 - 12:15
LTA: Irene Di Lauro BMCC Foodie

Description:

In the series "Let's talk about"

Irene Di Lauro wrote her masters thesis on the community fridge she started in Copenhagen. She will share with us what she found out and her insights in the urban food commons world. Her contribution is very practical and she will different prespective especially from the interaction that her project has had with civil society.

Bio speaker:

Irene Di Lauro has a multidisciplinary background having a Bachelor in food science and technology and a Master in Integrated Food Studies.

In her Master she worked extensively with sustainability and food waste reduction.

She is an activist at heart and holds a lot of volunteer experience with anti-food waste organization, community kitchens and the human library.

She started various projects and co-founded an organization that fights urban food waste. Here she gained a lot of hands-on experience understanding how food shapes neighbourhoods and how important food communities are in cities.

Timing:

Friday - 11:30 till 12:15

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC (Also check the other LTA items!)
12:30 - 13:30
Workshop bartending & cocktail techniques 2 Demokitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC Active Citizen, First Timer

Description:

by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Workshop bartending & cocktail techniques. In this workshop you get to know all there is about making cocktails. All the techniques, tips and tricks, everything you need to know to make the best cocktails. This workshop is very hands-on ! So you will have to shake your own cocktail, stirr your own cocktails before you can enjoy them. But if you do it all right you wil have 2 amazing cocktails by the end to enjoy yourself.

Timing:

Thursday - 16:45 - 17:45

Friday - 12:30 - 13:30

Location:

Demotkitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

Book here
13:00 - 14:00
How to attract & keep Generation Z BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

How to attract & keep Generation Z

Timing:

Friday - 13:00 - 14:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:00 - 15:30
C-Level Afternoon BMCC Business

Description:

An afternoon filled with interesting keynotes.  Let yourself be inspired by these keynotes given by the C-level management of the following progressive and inspiring companies. Each keynote will be 20 minutes - short, inspirational and powerful.

Pepsico - Keynote by Elise Demaegt
>> about the sustainablity goals of 'pepsico positive' and its local impact

Izy Coffee - Keynote by Bart Buysse
>> about how coffee grounds are fueling circular economy

Pavlov - Keynote by Stef Verbeeck

>> brandhacking, make your brand indispensible with these 7 insights

Teamleader - Keynote by Jeroen De Wit

Ballistix - Keynote by Nikolas Taillieu
>> The metaverse is coming: what decision makers need to know about NFT’s

Timing:

Friday - 13:00 - 15:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:00 - 17:00
JCI Debating Championship: English BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Debating Championship: English

Timing:

Friday - 13:00 - 17:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:30 - 15:30
Sensory Tasting by Sensolab BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Perfect workshop for SME's in the food industry!

 "Why do people dislike my product?"

 "Could I replace sugar by a sweetener and make a healthier product without consumers tasting the difference?"

 "Can I develop food products containing insect ingredients which are liked by consumers?" 

These questions are typical problems related to the sensory properties of food products. In order to solve these problems, one could perform a sensory evaluation on the food products.

The workshop will provide an introduction to the sensory evaluation of food products. The most important methods will be showcased (incl. some evaluations by the participants of the workshop) and good practices for the sensory evaluation will be provided.

Furthermore, the role of sensory science for Food SME’s will be introduced with examples on how it can help to solve sensory problems.

Dr. Joachim Schouteten  is appointed as lecturer at Ghent University and involved in teaching business-oriented courses (Entrepreneurial skills, Applied management) and Sensory science courses (Sensory analysis, Texture analysis and Sensory analysis). He is part of the research of Agro-Food Marketing and Chain Management division and authored over 25 scientific publications. He was involved in several (inter)national projects, several in close collaboration with food SMEs, and was the project manager for the Erasmus+ project NutriSEA. Furthermore, he had research stays at the University of Copenhagen (2015-2016), Nofima (2018) and the University of Adelaide (2020). He presented his research at several international symposia and conferences. Within the UGent SensoLab, he coordinates the research related to the sensory evaluation of food products by consumers and trained panels.

More info on Sensolab & Joachim: PDF Download: Sensolab - Joachim Schouteten

Timing:

Friday afternoon - 13:30 till 15:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
13:30 - 16:30
Bruges Beer Tasting Tour (FR) BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Découvrons ensemble pourquoi la bière belge est votre nouvelle meilleure amie ! Une expérience de bière inoubliable en petits groupes (15 personnes maximum). Nous dégusterons des bières populaires, traditionnelles et artisanales dans différents endroits, tout en obtenant des faits intéressants sur les bières. Visite en français.

This tour is in French, it is also available in English!

Timing:

Wednesday & Saturday - 13:30 - 16:30 (English)

Friday - 13:30 till 16:30 (French)

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Max. 15 persons

Book here
13:30 - 17:00
Bike Tour: Le Plat Pays BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Between the Belgian Coast and Bruges lies a great green countryside to discover. Our bike tour guides take you along the green ramparts of Bruges towards old Medieval harbour cities like Damme and Oostkerke. Bike rental is included. And don’t worry: there will be plenty of breaks and sightseeings along the way.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 13:30 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
13:45 - 15:00
The Great Taste of Food Waste 2 Demokitchen Tradeshow @BMCC Foodie

Description:

By Sam Serveert

In this workshop 'The Great Taste of Food Waste' you'll get a glimpse of the philosophy and lifestyle of the heartdriven food rescuer behind "Sam Serveert". We'll learn - in practice! - there's nothing wrong with wonky / (over)ripe fruit and veggies or with processing food that has expired its 'best before' date. Quite on the contrary: they inspire to be unconventional in experimenting with them. And that's exactly what we'll be doing: we'll play, we'll experiment, we'll taste and - who knows - we might even find the answer to the question 'What is (food)waste anyway'?

Timing:

Friday - 09:00 - 10:00 & 13:45 - 15:00

Location:

Demokitchen Tradeshow - BMCC

No registration required

14:00 - 14:30
Junior Cocktail International 4 BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Junior Cocktail International by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Introduction + sample tasting the JCI cocktail

Timing:

  • Thursday - 14:15 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 17:30
  • Friday - 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 14:30 & 14:30 - 15:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:00 - 14:30
Business Yoga Session 2 BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

We all sit at our desks too much. Moving with intention supports a healthy spine and reduces tension and stress. Join us for a short break and give your body some easy yet effective movement without getting sweaty. You don't need anything special for this session as it is tailor-made for office environments.

Timing:

Friday - 09:30 - 10:00 & 14:00 - 14:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:00 - 15:00
Vives Students pitch BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Vives Students pitch

Timing:

Friday - 14:00 - 15:00

Location:

Demokitchen Tradeshow - BMCC

No registration required

14:00 - 16:00
Insights Explore (FR) BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Get a preview on the new Insights model: Insights EXPLORE!  Workshop in French.

Insights Explore is a digital tool that introduces a simple four colour model to explore personality. It helps learners understand more about their preferences, how they show up to others and how they can make better connections in the workplace. Ideal as the first step in a learner’s journey of self-awareness, it can be used as a stand-alone development tool, or as a gateway to further learning.

Timing:

Friday - 14:00 - 16:00

Workshop also available in English!

Location:

BMCC

Book here
14:00 - 17:00
Debating Competition (DE) St. Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Debating Competition (German).

Rounds + final.

Timing:

Friday - 14:00 - 17:00

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
14:15 - 15:15
Sustainable Leadership in JCI BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Sustainable Leadership in JCI

Timing:

Friday - 14:15 - 15:15

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:30 - 15:00
Junior Cocktail International 5 BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Junior Cocktail International by Arne Van Bel - Black Shaker

Introduction + sample tasting the JCI cocktail

Timing:

  • Thursday - 14:15 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 17:30
  • Friday - 10:30 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 14:30 & 14:30 - 15:00

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
14:30 - 17:00
Bezoek aan Geitenboerderij (NL) Meeting Point: BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

IN DUTCH

Bezoek aan Geitenboerderij - Kaasmakerij die volgens de principes van Biologische landbouw werkt. Inclusief kaastasting. 


’t Reigershof ligt midden de Oudlandpolders, op enkele kilometers van de zee. Dit nog authentieke weidegebied is sinds jaren natuurgebied vanwege de nog typische ‘bultige’ graslanden. Jaarlijks komen duizenden rietganzen uit het hoge noorden hier overwinteren.
In 1987 startten we onze boerderij met een 25 geiten en 50 melkschapen. In 1991 zijn we gestopt met schapen melken en hebben we de geitenstapel geleidelijk uitgebreid.
Begin 1998 schakelden we om naar biologische landbouw.
Ondertussen melken we tweemaal daags 300 geiten. De melk verwerken we tot rauwmelkse kazen en yoghurt. Deze worden onder andere in ons winkeltje op de boerderij verkocht.
We hebben 30 ha grond in gebruik. Daarop telen we het overgrote deel van al het voer voor de geiten. Naast gras/klaver/luzerne weiden, telen we ook gerst, korrelmaïs en mengteelten als triticale met erwt en veldbonen met tarwe.
’s Zomers grazen de geiten in de weiden, ’s winters lopen ze in ruime stallen op stro. De geiten worden driemaal daags gevoerd met gras-klaver-luzerne kuil, bietenpulp, aangevuld met granen als gerst en maïs, lijnschilfers, peulvruchten en kruiden. Geen samengesteld fabriekskrachtvoer (brok) dus.
De in de weiden gezaaide witte en rode klavers hebben, naast het feit dat de geiten er zo op verlekkerd zijn, de eigenschap dat ze gratis stikstof uit de lucht halen en dit ter beschikking stellen aan de grassen. Dit geeft naast onze eigen stalmest (mest met stro) de ideale bemesting voor de weiden en akkers. Hierdoor ontstaat een gezonder bodemleven, waardoor de gewassen kwalitatief beter en gezonder zijn.

Timing:

Friday - 14:30 - 17:00

Location:

Meeting Point: BMCC

Register on JVC
14:30 - 16:00
Workshop: Belgium For Beginners St. Godelieve Abbey First Timer

Description:

Everything you always wanted to know about Belgium (and more). A fun introduction about our history, culture, politics, people, habits and food. Join us for some knowledge and a laugh!

Jonathan Schuermans is father of two and partner of Nele. He is a member of JCI Bruges and current President of one of the two Belgian regions, JCI Flanders. He studied law and works as an estate planner at a consultancy firm in West-Vlaanderen. In his free time he likes to read and play impro-theater.”

Timing:

Wednesday - 10:00 - 11:30

Thursday - 11:00 - 12:30

Friday - 14:30 - 16:00

Location:

Wednesday: St. Godelieve Abbey

Thursday and Friday: BMCC

Register on JVC
14:30 - 17:00
Company Visit 'T Reigershof (NL) Meeting point BMCC First Timer

Description:

This company visit tour is only possible in Dutch language. Non-Dutch speaking people may of course also join this goat farm / cheese makery , but the tour will be in Dutch.

Bedrijfsbezoek bij 't Reigershof in De Haan: geitenboerderij - kaasmakerij - lekker biologisch!

http://www.reigershof.be/

’t Reigershof ligt midden de Oudlandpolders, op enkele kilometers van de zee. Dit nog authentieke weidegebied is sinds jaren natuurgebied vanwege de nog typische ‘bultige’ graslanden. Jaarlijks komen duizenden rietganzen uit het hoge noorden hier overwinteren.

In 1987 startten we onze boerderij met een 25 geiten en  50 melkschapen. In 1991 zijn we gestopt met schapen melken en hebben we de geitenstapel geleidelijk uitgebreid.

Begin 1998 schakelden we om naar biologische landbouw.

Ondertussen melken we tweemaal daags 300 geiten. De melk verwerken we tot rauwmelkse kazen en yoghurt. Deze worden onder andere in ons winkeltje op de boerderij verkocht.
We hebben 30 ha grond in gebruik. Daarop telen we het overgrote deel van al het voer voor de geiten. Naast gras/klaver/luzerne weiden, telen we ook gerst, korrelmaïs en mengteelten als triticale met erwt en veldbonen met tarwe.

’s Zomers grazen de geiten in de weiden, ’s winters lopen ze in ruime stallen op stro. De geiten worden driemaal daags gevoerd met gras-klaver-luzerne kuil, bietenpulp, aangevuld met granen als gerst en maïs, lijnschilfers, peulvruchten en kruiden. Geen samengesteld fabriekskrachtvoer (brok) dus.

De in de weiden gezaaide witte en rode klavers hebben, naast het feit dat de geiten er zo op verlekkerd zijn, de eigenschap dat ze gratis stikstof uit de lucht halen en dit ter beschikking stellen aan de grassen. Dit geeft naast onze eigen stalmest (mest met stro) de ideale bemesting voor de weiden en akkers. Hierdoor ontstaat een gezonder bodemleven, waardoor de gewassen kwalitatief beter en gezonder zijn.

Timing:

Friday: meet at BMCC at 14:30, back around 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Register on JVC
14:30 - 17:30
The Unknown Bruges Meeting point: BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you through the more unknown districts of the city, like the St-Anna and St-Gillis district. We walk through the Medieval harbor of Bruges and along the canals, windmills, almshouses and lots of hidden places. On the way we stop in the Church of Jeruzalem, a must see in Bruges and of course a drink in the oldest pub of town.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:30 till 17:30

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
15:30 - 16:45
Groesting - Vegetables Cooking demo Demokitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC Foodie

Description:

During this cooking workshop, you learn to make 2 vegetable apéro bites! Made with fresh vegetables, straight from the local bio-farmers. You get the recepts home with you! We will be making mousse of white beans with almond pesto & apple with special pesto & including local beer degustation of "Pajottenland".

Timing:

Friday - 15:30 - 16:45

Location:

Demokitchen Tradeshow @ BMCC

No registration required

15:30 - 17:30
Growth & Development Tools BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Growth & Development Tools

Timing:

Friday - 15:30 - 17:30

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
15:45 - 17:45
Creative Young Entrepreneur CYE BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

How to attract & keep Generation Z

Timing:

Friday - 15:45 - 17:45

Location:

BMCC

Register on JVC
17:00 - 21:00
Airplane Flights over Bruges Meeting point: BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

Ever wondered what Bruges looks like from 1500ft high?
Wondering how it feels like to fly in a small plane over the Flemish ‘polders’ and coast?

Well, here’s your chance.

EC Bruges, in cooperation with JCI Oostende Middenkust and Noordzee vliegclub, are providing you an opportunity to fly over the Belgian Coast and the centre of Bruges during the EC2022.

What can you expect:

An amazing flight of approximately 40 minutes (engine run-time) from Ostend – over the coastline – via Zeebrugge – over Brugge- back to Ostend-Bruges Airport. It’s an unique opportunity to see the Belgian coast and Bruges from another perspective.

In a small ‘pleasure-craft’ of the local club with seating for 3 passengers per flight. It’s an unique opportunity to see the Belgian coast and Bruges from another perspective.

While waiting you will be guest at the clubhouse where you can have a drink and learn more about aviation in general.

Practical:

In order to keep prices affordable, we aim on filling each plane to the maximum capacity. This requires 3 persons per flight. When participating, you take part in the group activity, meaning you will fly, but will have to wait for the other passengers to depart or arrive.

If you would like to fly together with another attendee, please let us know. We will do our best to make it happen.

We need from you:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your passport number
  3. Your weight (crucial for the pilot, so the plane doesn’t exceed its max load)

All data will be handled with the needed discretion

Timing:

Thursday & Friday - 17h till 21h

Price:

The flights are offered to you for a fixed price.

This fee includes:

  • transfer from Bruges to Ostend and back
  • the flight (of course)
  • 3 drinks @ the clubhouse
  • a CO2 compensation >> will be donated to Treecological for planting trees in Equador.

Important notice:

We would also like to inform you that flights in pleasure crafts are subject to weather conditions.

In worst case, flights can be cancelled only a few hours prior to departure. In case, we will refund the full amount paid.

Book here
18:00 - 01:00
Senator Bar Hotel Casselbergh Senator

Description:

The senate bar is located in the Grand Hotel Casselberg. Meet here every evening between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. senators-friends in a unique location with noble atmosphere.

The bartender is at your service.

Price:

Free entry – pay your drinks at the bar

Timing:

Everyday from Wed till Sat: 18.00 – 01.00

No registration required

18:30 - 23:00
Butler School - A diner With Butlers Meeting point: BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

You get a unique behind the scenes look and you will meet the international students.

  • Tour of the school discovering our history and a lot of tips on etiquette and lifestyle
  • Champagne and canapés served by our butler students
  • 3 course dinner with selected wines and coffee with a range of sweets

Timing:

Friday - 18:30 - 23:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Book here
19:30 - 21:00
Senators Home Hospitality Dinner Bruges Area Senator

Description:

Some hospitable JCI Senators from Bruges and Ommeland are happy to invite you to their homes for a delicious dinner. Enjoy the hospitality and the company of some known or not yet known senators from Europe. Your host or hostess will prepare a delicious Belgian dinner for you. Enjoy it !

To ensure your registration we ask for a small contribution of 20 € per person: book the ticket here!

Registration using the attached form is required – limited number of inscriptions !

Online form: https://app.hellosign.com/s/3lcPq6jP

The online form in PDF format: Download

Timing:

Friday - 19:00 - ...

Location:

Bruges and surrounding region

Book here
21:00 - ...
Romanian Night External Everyone

Description:

Romanian Night

Timing:

Friday - 21:00 - ...

Location:

tbc

Register on JVC

Saturday - 11 June 2022

08:30 - 10:30
Urban Fitness Meeting point BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our coach takes you for a workout through the historical city center of Bruges. We use the city and her monuments as fitness rooms. Great way to start the day!

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 08:30 till 10:30

Location:

Starting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 11:00
Guided Tour "Intro Walk Bruges" Meeting point BMCC First Timer

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you for a nice 2-hour into walking tour in the historic city center of Bruges. Nice introduction about Bruges , the most known places and lots of good stories.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:00 - 11:00

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Register on JVC
09:00 - 12:00
JCI Debating Final (EN) Sint Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Debating Final (English)

Timing:

Saturday - 09:00 - 12:00

Location:

Sint Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
09:00 - 12:00
JCI Debating Final (FR) Sint Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

Description:

JCI Debating Final (French)

Timing:

Saturday - 09:00 - 12:00

Location:

Sint Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
09:30 - 10:30
Twinning Ceremony Sint Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

Description:

Twinning Ceremony

Timing:

Saturday - 09:30 - 10:30

Location:

Sint Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
09:30 - 10:30
Yoga Session Sint Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

Description:

In this morning session you'll wake up your body with some gentle movements. Once the energy is flowing the yoga poses will be a bit more challenging and we end with a relaxing and refreshing meditation. This down-to-earth session is accessible for everybody, you don't need to be an experienced yogi. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to practice barefoot.

Timing:

Saturday - 09:30 - 10:30

Location:

Sint Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
09:30 - 11:30
Food Workshop: Healthy Weekends Sint Godelieve Abbey Foodie

Description:

By Angelique Slembrouck


A workshop proving that healthy food can be perfectly combined with classic weekend dishes, BBQs and aperitif evenings. During the workshop, 2 mocktails, 1 cocktail, 5 aperitif snacks and 2 salads will be made and tasted afterwards.

After the workshop, a handy digital brochure is sent to each participant with all the tips and recipes.

Timing:

Saturday - 09:30 - 11:30

Location:

Sint Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
09:30 - 11:30
Guided Tour: For Jaycees by Jaycees (EN) Meeting Point: St. Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

This tour is available on 2 different times and also in 2 languages. Make sure you pick the correct one from the program.

Description:

There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site. Medieval mysterious, unabashedly Burgundian and a metropolis for centuries; Bruges inner city impresses with its cultural-historical heritage.

Did you know that

  • In the 13th century, Bruges was the leading trade centre of Northwestern Europe.
  • The first ever stock exchange (‘beurs’ in Dutch) was founded in Bruges.
  • From the end of the 14th century, Bruges was part of the realms of the Dukes of Burgundy.
  • Famous painters such as Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling – the great Flemish primitives – found their creative niche here.
  • The world famous ‘Madonna with child’ is the only work by Michelangelo that left Italy during his lifetime.

 On this exclusive walk (max. 16 persons), local city guides and JCI senators Claude Pauwels or Johan Persyn will take you along on a fascinating trail. You’ll discover hidden gems and secret places next to the must-see heritage and architectural highlights of Bruges.

From the Market Square and the Burg, over the Rozenhoedkaai (Rosary Kay) and the canals, through the Beguinage and the Lake of Love, the almshouses and much more. Iconic sites that give the city its look and charm you instantly. During the tour you will also see Bruges from the water. The canals of Bruges – the ‘reien’ – are the arteries of the city. Nothing is as pleasant as chuggling along in a boat as you sail past all the most beautiful places in the city. From the ‘reien’, you discover hidden romantic corners and secret gardens.

We finish and reminisce with a fresh pint in a local brewery.

Sign up today for this exclusive EC2022 Bruges tour guide (+/-2h), for Jaycees by Jaycees

This text is also available in Dutch (PDF): Guided tour - Full description (NL)

Timing, Language & Location:

Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - English - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey

 

Tour is available on different locations, languages and times:

  1. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - English - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  2. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - French - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  3. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - English - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here
  4. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - French - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here

Max 16 people per tour.

Book here
09:30 - 11:30
Guided Tour: For Jaycees by Jaycees (FR) Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey Active Citizen

This tour is available on 2 different times and also in 2 languages. Make sure you pick the correct one from the program.

Description:

There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site. Medieval mysterious, unabashedly Burgundian and a metropolis for centuries; Bruges inner city impresses with its cultural-historical heritage.

Did you know that

  • In the 13th century, Bruges was the leading trade centre of Northwestern Europe.
  • The first ever stock exchange (‘beurs’ in Dutch) was founded in Bruges.
  • From the end of the 14th century, Bruges was part of the realms of the Dukes of Burgundy.
  • Famous painters such as Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling – the great Flemish primitives – found their creative niche here.
  • The world famous ‘Madonna with child’ is the only work by Michelangelo that left Italy during his lifetime.

 On this exclusive walk (max. 16 persons), local city guides and JCI senators Claude Pauwels or Johan Persyn will take you along on a fascinating trail. You’ll discover hidden gems and secret places next to the must-see heritage and architectural highlights of Bruges.

From the Market Square and the Burg, over the Rozenhoedkaai (Rosary Kay) and the canals, through the Beguinage and the Lake of Love, the almshouses and much more. Iconic sites that give the city its look and charm you instantly. During the tour you will also see Bruges from the water. The canals of Bruges – the ‘reien’ – are the arteries of the city. Nothing is as pleasant as chuggling along in a boat as you sail past all the most beautiful places in the city. From the ‘reien’, you discover hidden romantic corners and secret gardens.

We finish and reminisce with a fresh pint in a local brewery.

Sign up today for this exclusive EC2022 Bruges tour guide (+/-2h), for Jaycees by Jaycees

This text is also available in Dutch (PDF): Guided tour - Full description (NL)

Timing, Language & Location:

Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - French - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey

 

Tour is available on different locations, languages and times:

  1. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - English - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  2. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - French - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  3. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - English - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here
  4. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - French - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here

Max 16 people per tour.

Book here
09:30 - 12:00
Urban Bike Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our bike guides take you through the historic city center of Bruges. On the way we pass not only the most known monuments of the city but we also cycle along some hidden gems in the city. Good stories guaranteed. Bike rental is included.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:30 till 12:00

Location:

Outside in Bruges

Book here
09:30 - 12:30
GA Senators (ASE) + Chain Change & Reception Grand Hotel Casselbergh Senator

Description:

GA Senators (ASE) + Chain Change & Reception

Timing:

Saturday - 09:30 - 12:30

Location:

Grand Hotel Casselbergh

Register on JVC
09:30 - 14:00
La Loca City Game BMCC Active Citizen

Description:

“La Loca” ("the Madwoman") is a Bruges city discovery walk, in escape game style. In groups of 4-6 persons, you will get a backpack that marks the start of your journey.

A mixture of: a fun walk, Bruges history, a pinch of excitement, challenging puzzles and riddles, the input of social media and a dash of nostalgia from our childhood. QR codes show the way, while the principles of Augmented Reality help complete the mission. The participants experience the rich history of Bruges' city center in a playful way. Stimulating the senses, sharpening the puzzle instinct and taking you to surprising placed.

Total walking distance around 5 km, you should take into account around 4-5 hours (you can take as long as you want, have some drinks along the way, …)

Fancy a delicious, balanced mix of healthy outdoor activity, challenging fun and surprising historical insight?

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 09:30 - 14:00

Location: 

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Pricing:

Mentioned price is per group!

Book here
10:00 - 12:00
Lace Workshop Sint Godelieve Abbey Senator

Description:

Lace workshop in small group (5 participants maximum) learning the craft of lace-making. During this workshop you will learn the basic strokes of the centuries-old (1717) Bruges craft 'lace-making'. Trainster Anne learned how to make lace as a little girl from her grandmother. She has been doing it almost all her life and even followed a teacher training for it. She hopes to give you a piece of tradition from Bruges with this initiation. After the workshop you will have your own mini lace piece to take home.

Timing:

Wednesday - 14:00 till 16:00

Saturday - 10:00 - 12:00

Location:

St. Godelieve Abbey

Book here
13:30 - 15:30
Food Workshop: On the go Sint Godelieve Abbey Foodie

Description:

By Angelique Slembrouck


A workshop where we make and taste 5 healthy breakfasts and 5 healthy lunches for. Taking into account that it has to be easy and can be applicable for the whole family. Beforehand, there is a short explanation of what a healthy breakfast and lunch consist of, with extra information about the influence of their food choice on their health and environment.

Then there is also a bit of menu planning. How to provide healthy, quick and tasty meals during a busy week.

After the workshop, a handy digital brochure is sent to each participant with all the tips and recipes.

Timing:

Saturday - 13:30 - 15:30

Location:

Sint Godelieve Abbey

Register on JVC
13:30 - 16:30
Bruges Beer Tasting Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Let's find out together why Belgian beer is your new best friend! Once, you've felt the love, there is no way back! An unforgettable beer experience in small groups (15 people maximum). We will be tasting popular, traditional and artisanal beers in different locations, while getting interesting facts about the beers. All within walking distance!

This tour is in English, it is also available in French!

Timing:

Wednesday & Saturday - 13:30 - 16:30 (English)

Friday - 13:30 till 16:30 (French)

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Max. 15 persons

Book here
13:30 - 17:00
Bike Tour: Le Plat Pays BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Between the Belgian Coast and Bruges lies a great green countryside to discover. Our bike tour guides take you along the green ramparts of Bruges towards old Medieval harbour cities like Damme and Oostkerke. Bike rental is included. And don’t worry: there will be plenty of breaks and sightseeings along the way.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 13:30 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
14:00 - 16:00
Guided Tour: For Jaycees by Jaycees (EN) Meeting point: Hotel Casselbergh Senator

This tour is available on 2 different times and also in 2 languages. Make sure you pick the correct one from the program.

Description:

There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site. Medieval mysterious, unabashedly Burgundian and a metropolis for centuries; Bruges inner city impresses with its cultural-historical heritage.

Did you know that

  • In the 13th century, Bruges was the leading trade centre of Northwestern Europe.
  • The first ever stock exchange (‘beurs’ in Dutch) was founded in Bruges.
  • From the end of the 14th century, Bruges was part of the realms of the Dukes of Burgundy.
  • Famous painters such as Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling – the great Flemish primitives – found their creative niche here.
  • The world famous ‘Madonna with child’ is the only work by Michelangelo that left Italy during his lifetime.

 On this exclusive walk (max. 16 persons), local city guides and JCI senators Claude Pauwels or Johan Persyn will take you along on a fascinating trail. You’ll discover hidden gems and secret places next to the must-see heritage and architectural highlights of Bruges.

From the Market Square and the Burg, over the Rozenhoedkaai (Rosary Kay) and the canals, through the Beguinage and the Lake of Love, the almshouses and much more. Iconic sites that give the city its look and charm you instantly. During the tour you will also see Bruges from the water. The canals of Bruges – the ‘reien’ – are the arteries of the city. Nothing is as pleasant as chuggling along in a boat as you sail past all the most beautiful places in the city. From the ‘reien’, you discover hidden romantic corners and secret gardens.

We finish and reminisce with a fresh pint in a local brewery.

Sign up today for this exclusive EC2022 Bruges tour guide (+/-2h), for Jaycees by Jaycees

This text is also available in Dutch (PDF): Guided tour - Full description (NL)

Timing, Language & Location:

Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - English - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh

 

Tour is available on different locations, languages and times:

  1. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - English - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  2. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - French - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  3. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - English - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here
  4. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - French - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here

Max 16 people per tour.

Book here
14:00 - 16:00
Guided Tour: For Jaycees by Jaycees (FR) Meeting point: Hotel Casselbergh Senator

This tour is available on 2 different times and also in 2 languages. Make sure you pick the correct one from the program.

Description:

There are places that somehow manage to get under your skin, even though you don’t really know them all that well. Bruges is that kind of place. A warm and friendly place, a place made for people. A city whose history made it great, resulting in a well-deserved classification as a Unesco World Heritage site. Medieval mysterious, unabashedly Burgundian and a metropolis for centuries; Bruges inner city impresses with its cultural-historical heritage.

Did you know that

  • In the 13th century, Bruges was the leading trade centre of Northwestern Europe.
  • The first ever stock exchange (‘beurs’ in Dutch) was founded in Bruges.
  • From the end of the 14th century, Bruges was part of the realms of the Dukes of Burgundy.
  • Famous painters such as Jan Van Eyck and Hans Memling – the great Flemish primitives – found their creative niche here.
  • The world famous ‘Madonna with child’ is the only work by Michelangelo that left Italy during his lifetime.

 On this exclusive walk (max. 16 persons), local city guides and JCI senators Claude Pauwels or Johan Persyn will take you along on a fascinating trail. You’ll discover hidden gems and secret places next to the must-see heritage and architectural highlights of Bruges.

From the Market Square and the Burg, over the Rozenhoedkaai (Rosary Kay) and the canals, through the Beguinage and the Lake of Love, the almshouses and much more. Iconic sites that give the city its look and charm you instantly. During the tour you will also see Bruges from the water. The canals of Bruges – the ‘reien’ – are the arteries of the city. Nothing is as pleasant as chuggling along in a boat as you sail past all the most beautiful places in the city. From the ‘reien’, you discover hidden romantic corners and secret gardens.

We finish and reminisce with a fresh pint in a local brewery.

Sign up today for this exclusive EC2022 Bruges tour guide (+/-2h), for Jaycees by Jaycees

This text is also available in Dutch (PDF): Guided tour - Full description (NL)

Timing, Language & Location:

Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - French - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh

 

Tour is available on different locations, languages and times:

  1. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - English - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  2. Saturday - 9:30 - 11:30 - French - Meeting point: St. Godelieve Abbey - Book here
  3. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - English - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here
  4. Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00 - French - Meeting Point: Hotel Casselbergh - Book here

Max 16 people per tour.

Book here
14:00 - 16:00
Bumble Bee KTA Only on invitation

Description:

Special sports activity for JCI Senators - Bumble Bees. A combination of pure relaxation, sports activity and strengthening the inner man.

Timing:

Saturday - 14:00 - 16:00

Location:

Meeting point: Grand Hotel Casselbergh

Location: KTA

Access only on invitation.

14:00 - 17:00
Bruges Highlights Deluxe Tour BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you by foot through the historical center of the city. On the program: not only the most famous places as the Market square, the Burg, fishmarket and the beguinage, we also stop at some surprising hidden locations where we can taste and meet the city full of artisans, artists and just a bunch of nice people. Including visits to chocolaterie Pralinette, the house of local artist David De Graef and the brewery Bourgogne Des Flandres.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:00 till 17:00

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
14:30 - 17:30
The Unknown Bruges Meeting point: BMCC First Timer, Active Citizen

Description:

Our enthusiastic guide takes you through the more unknown districts of the city, like the St-Anna and St-Gillis district. We walk through the Medieval harbor of Bruges and along the canals, windmills, almshouses and lots of hidden places. On the way we stop in the Church of Jeruzalem, a must see in Bruges and of course a drink in the oldest pub of town.

Timing:

Daily (Wed - Sat) - 14:30 till 17:30

Location:

Meeting point: BMCC

Location: Outside in Bruges

Book here
18:00 - 20:00
JCI Awards Ceremony & Closing Ceremony BMCC Everyone

Description:

JCI Awards Ceremony & Closing Ceremony

Timing:

Saturday - 18:00 - 20:00

Register on JVC
20:00 - ...
Gala Dinner & Party BMCC Everyone

Description:

Gala Dinner & Party

Timing:

Saturday - 20:00 - ...

Register on JVC

Sunday - 12 June 2022

09:00 - 11:00
Senators Farewell Breakfast Grand Hotel Casselbergh Senator

Description:

Senators Farewell Breakfast

Timing:

Sunday - 09:00 - 11:00

Price:

Non-Residents of Hotel Casselbergh: €25

Book here

Download the full program

This is a static PDF file, and the program WILL undergo changes in the next weeks. Check the website for the latest updates!

Side order

One of our favourite side dishes in the menu has to be the Business Day. This event is known in the Bruges region as B2BnB! B2BnB is a joint initiative of four economic organizations: De Hanze, JCI Bruges, APZI, and VOKA.