Read the latest interview of MPI-Belgium, Yannick Hammel from Mise en Place Belgium.
Yannick, can you tell us more about yourself?
Yannick is born in Brasschaat (northern part of Antwerp) and moved to the beautiful city of Ghent for his studies. He studied journalism at the Artevelde Hogeschool. Yannick has a great passion for football and tennis and was a tennis teacher for more than 7 years. Unfortunately he couldn’t combine his passion as a teacher with his current job at Mise en Place.
Would you like to share more information about your professional career?
When Yannick was studying in Ghent he joined Mise en Place as a (job)student. The company gave him the opportunity to grow and to receive more responsibilities and started in 2014 with his first full time job as a Project Manager in the region of Antwerp.
More than 2 years later he received a new offer to become the commercial manager of Mise en Place Antwerp, Limburg and Brussels. And also to become the Commercial manager for the Servicecenter 4Hospitality for the HotelloTOP Belgium event. He was attracted by the challenge and accepted the offer.
NB: Servicecenter 4Hospitality and Mise en Place have the same CEO, Charlie Van Gogh but are two separate companies. Both their Headquarters are based in Maastricht (The Netherlands).
How are you looking forward to the upcoming edition of Hotellotop and can give us more insight information about this event?
This year will be the 4th edition of HotelloTOP Belgium. Each year we invite almost 1500 alumni of hotel management schools in Belgium. This event is born in the Netherlands and really quickly they noticed that the Belgium market requested the same alumni platform. Last year’s edition on 22nd March 2016 was influenced unfortunately by the terroristic attacks of Brussels. This year is an important year according to Yannick. Edition of 2017 is a preparation to make the event even bigger next year. In 2018 HotelloTOP Belgium will celebrate its 5th anniversary.
Yannick is convinced that the future of the Belgian MICE industry is going up again but we still have to face a lot of challenges but the opportunities are out there!
Yannick Hammel, synergy creator @Mise en Place & HotelloTOP Belgium