Keynote Speakers

Mark Dubrulle is President & Executive Director of the Club of Rome EU-Chapter, in Brussels, and Ex Officio Member of the international Club of Rome. He has 48 years professional experience in environmental protection, environmental management and European affairs. A founding member of the Belgian environmental confederation Bond Beter Leefmilieu / Inter-environnement and its National Secretary from 1970 to 1980, delegate at the first UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm 1972). He was co-founder and first Secretary of the Flemish green party Agalev (presently Groen!). As a senior consultant to dozens of industrial companies, government agencies and the European Commission, he specialised in environmental conflict resolution and facilitated major EC waste management projects in the 80’ and 90’s. He is the author or co-author of several publications on environmental matters, lecturing also at several universities in Belgium, France and the U.K. He is a Past President of the European Society for Environment and Development, GreenFactsScientific facts on Health and Environment – and the Forum Europe of Cultures.

Trained as a cadet at the Naval School, he spent two years at sea. His academic background is in social sciences at the Social Academy of his hometown Ghent (B).