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Gijbels Group
Industrieweg Noord 1161
Opglabbeek 3660
+32 8 981-9105 (o)
+32 89 819131 (f)
cell: +32 49 557-5640 (m)

Herman Verwimp

Marketing & Human Resources Director,
Gijbels Group

Professional background

Started as market analyst for local newspaper Het Belang van Limburg, later marketing manager for the same paper. From 1996 to 2003 marketing manager for Uitgeversbedrijf Tijd. As from august 18th Corporate Marketing Director for the Gijbels Group, a construction and real estate group. And a consultant for media in Belgium and other countries. Member of inma since 1989.

What I am doing now

just finished a 14h working day. Was big fun!

Year Herman joined news media industry


Accomplishment of which Herman is proudest

Repositioning of both papers I worked for. Recruiting and forming the best team in the Belgian newspaper world.

Accomplishment of which Herman is proudest

The network which works, the incredible high quality of the conferences and the open minded character of the people involved in INMA. But it all started because I wanted to know more about the business.

Long-term challenges facing news media industry

Being the main information resource for readers. The news through all possible channels, the "why" behind the news and the fun. Another big one is: how to stay champions of staying champions in short messages.

Personal message

It's worth to spend time at INMA, it's necessary for our industry to take some responsability for the industry ie to be a voluteer for INMA.

Events Attended

  • Media Viking Week 2017

    Oslo | 25-29 September 2017

  • European News Media Conference 2016

    | 14-17 September 2016

  • INMA World Congress

    London | 22-24 May 2016

  • European News Media Conference 2015

    Budapest | 18-20 October 2015

  • INMA Ideas Day on Marketing

    Brussels | 22 May 2015

  • European News Media Conference 2014

    Tallinn | 08-10 October 2014

  • INMA World Congress

    San Francisco | 11-13 May 2014

  • European News Media Conference 2013

    Berlin | 23-25 October 2013