Start dialogue sessions Forum 2040 chaired by honorary-ambassador Lode Willems
On 27 September 2017 the dialogue sessions for Forum 2040 will commence, chaired by honorary-ambassador Lode Willems. An independent jury has selected 80 candidates who will participate.
“Forum 2040 is a unique concept, whereby all stakeholders of a major project are brought together so that they can pose questions and understand each other’s opinion. I am convinced that the positive power of the dialogue will make mutual understanding possible”, says Lode Willems.
Independent jury selected 80 candidates
An independent jury has selected 80 participants from more than 230 candidates to participate in the dialogue sessions for Forum 2040. All candidates have been notified on whether or not they have been selected. They have also received an invitation for the first dialogue session on 27 September, which will focus on the issue of mobility. In the coming 4 months, a session will be organised each month; the other themes are the landside and airside development.
The jury represented, just like the participants in Forum 2040, four groups of stakeholders: those living in the vicinity, political representatives, social-economic players and the airport community. The members of the jury are professor in Public Governance Joris Voets of the University of Ghent; provincial governor of Flemish Brabant Lodewijk De Witte; Alain Deneeft, business manager of Brussels Metropolitan and Thibault Demoulin, Vice President Flight Operations Brussels Airlines.
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