EPN CONFERENCE: Political Journey of Limburg Governor Herman Reynders

27 April 2014 10:30 – 13:30

Vuslat vzw @ Koolmijnlaan 402 , 3581 Beringen

 

EPN CONFERENCE

Political Journey of Limburg Governor Herman Reynders

EPN Limburg was honored to receive Herman Reynders, the governor of Limburg, at the office of the Vuslat Association Beringen for a conference in which the governor shared his experience he has gained throughout his political career.

The governor first told about his childhood focusing on how he grew up, where he went to school and how he stepped into politics. According to Mr. Reynders, his family was active in politics and so from an early age he came in contact with important politicians. He then talked about the main tasks of a governor, saying the tasks of a governor are not usually known well by the public. The governor said: “You must have a passion for what you do. And if you don’t, you’d better quit!” He believes this is the key to having a happy and successful society. Various topics such as education, economy and social cohesion in society etc. were also discussed at the event. 

Brief Biography of Herman Reynders

Born in 1958, Herman Reynders studied at the Economische Hogeschool Limburg (the Limburg Business School). His political career began in 1988 when he became a counselor in Hasselt. He became an alderman of finance in the same city in 1995 and three years later he became the acting mayor. In 2009, he was appointed as the mayor of Hasselt.

Since Oct. 5, 2009, Herman Reynders has been the governor of the province of Limburg.

 

Programme

10:30–11:00 Reception

11:00-12:00 Brunch (open buffet)

12:00-13:00 Lecture by Herman Reynders

13:00-13:30 Question & Answer

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