Your contact person

Paul Swain, nice to meet you

Paul Swain works as an Associations Relations Manager for the VISITFLANDERS Convention Bureau in the UK and Ireland.

3 compelling questions for Paul

1. Why are you convinced that congress delegates will love Flanders?
Flanders offers such a mix of diverse destinations, a variety of venues, a host of hotels, and the warmest of welcomes, all wrapped up in a rich heritage within one of the most dynamic, forward-thinking regions of Europe. 

2. What do you yourself love most about Flanders?
I love how Flanders manages to combine its past heritage with a progressive future.  It takes the best of its historic roots and converts this into new legacies, new ideas and a new vision for the region.  Oh, and the craft beer, hand-made chocolate and gastronomic delights are alive and well too!  

3. What is the link between your country and Flanders?
Flanders and the UK have been long-standing allies and partners, with an intertwined history and culture, strong trade and economic links, and lasting ties of collaboration on research and innovation.  It's certainly true to say Flanders and the UK enjoy a very close affinity with one another.