Sam joined Destrée Organisation in June 2011 as Partner and Director of Public & Corporate Affairs. Sam has a long proven record in conference organisation and meetings’ management, from small VIP meetings to large international conferences, for various types of clients: international institutions and governmental bodies, associations and private cies all over the world.
He is a recognised professional planner and organiser, with large experience in coordinating administrative and logistical tasks for the organisation of events. His added values are particularly his support to the client in scenario planning, overall coordination and leadership, expertise, diplomacy, as well as organisation of protocol and security matters.
Coordinator of many European Informal Meetings/Councils during the 2001 and 2010 EU Presidencies, he also joined the Protocol staff at the occasion of the ASEM Summit and works regularly with the Protocol of the Belgian Foreign Affairs, Royal House, NATO and the European Commission.
He has extensive experience in delivering first class events in Europe and overseas (China and Russia).
Active as a Professional Conference Organiser for more than 25 years, Sam is a respected voice in the Meeting’s Industry, former president of BAPCO (Belgian Association of Professional Conference Organiser), co-author of the BAPCO’s Code of Ethics, Lecturer in Meetings & Events Management at the “Haute Ecole Galilée – ISALT” (Brussels) and the “Institut Charles Péguy” (Louvain-La-Neuve).