Alain Gallez, CEO
Alain is an expert in entrepreneurship, from start-up through development. He is also a project manager. He creates and manages several training programs for entrepreneurs and Chief Executives under the European Commission’s “Euroleaders” program for start-up enterprises with technology-based activities seeking to develop their business internationally. Alain has been a member of several international entrepreneurship juries, has developed women entrepreneur programs, and regularly organizes investment forums. He is the author of a “best practices” guide for new entrepreneurs, which was translated and published by the European Commission in five languages; he has also written and edited 6 other titles devoted to assistance to entrepreneurs.
For 7 years, Alain was the Deputy Manager of the European Business and Innovation Centre Network in Brussels, where he developed and managed a team of people providing various services (training, information, transnational cooperation, network management, etc.) to a clientele of association members in 35 European countries. This activity allowed Mr. Gallez to develop the skills necessary for implementing economic development and know-how sharing activities in an international environment, including working groups, conferences and congresses, information services, etc. Some of these activities have been co-managed with major European or American Networks like EVCA, TII, NBIA, and leading Business Schools.
Alain created and lead the company Eventis from 1999 to 2014. In 2015, he started “Events2you” with Expansion Group. He is a native Belgian French speaker and is fluent in English. He holds a Master in Psychology from the University of Brussels and has completed several post-graduate business and management programs.
Alexandra Gérard-Piret, Conference manager
Alexandra has been worked with Alain Gallez since 2010. She has successfully co-organized and managed several conferences and is appreciated by all clients. She has been asked to manage an Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel (January 2013) and at the Warner Bros. Theater in Burbank (January 2015.
Since 2013, she is the general secretary of the European committee of the International Advanced Imaging and 3D Society in Hollywood.)
Alexandra holds a Master’s degree in translation and public relations. She is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.
Jean-Marcel Evrard, Logistic manager
With a Master's degree in the history of art and archeology, Jean-Marcel rapidly took to organizing economic and cultural events. As the head of logistics for a large number of projects, Jean-Marcel has displayed his total mastery of processes, negotiating with all parties involved (service providers, public services, forces of order, etc.), and conducting complex logistical operations. With a high level of professional rigor, Jean-Marcel has handled major projects in both the public and private arenas. Over his twenty five years working in the trade, he has developed a network of highly skilled service providers in a range of sectors.
Jean-Marcel's first language is French, but he also speaks Dutch and German.