Erwin Van de Wiele has been Director-manager of VisitGent, the DMO of the Belgian city of Ghent, for the last 15 years. He already started his career working for the city of Ghent, immediately after leaving college.
First as a consultant for the IT-department, as communication manager for the alderman of economics and of the seaport, and as director of the real estate department. Finally, after 6 years as general- manager of the culture and leisure department, he found the perfect job: attracting visitors to Ghent as head of the tourist office.
For six years he was, until recently, also member of the board of ECM (European City Marketing), and he is member of the board of the Flemish Art Cities.