Our host ...Ben Roelants is a Belgian travel reporter who presents several shows on Belgian TV and online. He has worked for the Belgian public broadcasting channels as well as his own travel channel Evenaar. 
In his 25-year career, he has presented contests such as Eurosong etc, but his true passion lies in traveling.

 
For 10 years he worked as a reporter for the very successful travel show Vlaanderen Vakantieland. He gained credit and appreciation for his wit and often funny way of telling his stories. 


As from 2017, he launched his own travel channel: Evenaar. In his travel show En Route, he offers his viewers a unique view on the world. Evenaar is owned by Mediahuis, an international Media Corporation with companies in Belgium, The Netherlands and Ireland. 
 

Our speaker....Erik Gordts has been working in media and communication for more than 25 years.

 

He was born in Duffel (Belgium) in 1967. After his Master's degree in Communication at the VUB, he got his first job at the Cinematek in Brussels.  Driven by his fascination for storytelling in the audiovisual arts, he soon wanted to work as a creative maker himself. 

From 2001 to 2018 he started his own business with Dedsit Productions, a creative media production company based in Londerzeel (Belgium). During those years at Dedsit he produced entertainment and fiction formats for television, several of which have been awarded (in Belgium and internationally).

 

Since the beginning of 2019 Erik is working as an independent creative consultant in Media, a storyteller and a keynote speaker.

 

Convinced that he wanted to share his experience with a younger generation, he is teaching students in International Media & Entertainment Business at the Thomas More Hogeschool in Mechelen.

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