Presidente European Travel Commission
Peter De Wilde leads VISITFLANDERS, the official tourism board of Flanders and Brussels. Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, and its capital Brussels are famous for its rich art and heritage, amazing gastronomy, fashion and cycling. VISITFLANDERS is part of the Flemish Government and supplies the necessary support to render the tourist offer more attractive, stimulates the professionalisation of the tourist sector, promotes Flanders and Brussels internationally as a top tourism destination and stimulates holiday participation (social tourism).
Before he became VISITFLANDERS’ CEO in 2009, Peter De Wilde was a researcher and professor of the French language and French medieval literature at the University of Antwerp, where he obtained a PhD in the Arts, Romance Languages and Literature in 2000.
In 2003 he became head of the Culture Department of the Province of Antwerp and in 2007 Chief of the Cabinet for Culture & Tourism of the City of Antwerp.
Since January 2014 he is also president of the European Travel Commission.