The mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever and the writer Joel Savage

Saturday, December 4, 2010,  the Flemish Journalists Association, held its end of year conference at the venue NOVOTEL in Antwerp. Present at the conference were various journalists representing different media, including Mr. Bart De Weaver, the president of N-VA, a Flemish Party that strives for independent Flanders in United Europe.

The conference was officially opened by Mr. Walter Van Den Branden, the current chairman of the Vlaamse Journalisten Vereniging. Key members of the association, including the head of the recognition commission, discussed the management and analysis of financial condition and results of operations at the conference. 

The role of journalists in this new environment and the many sacrifices journalists around the world make in order to do their job well were also discussed.

Members that are within the association in the past 25 years were rewarded with gifts presented by the chairman for their hard work and dedication to keep the association growing from strength to strength. One of such members is the well-known cartoonist Mr Bob Vincke.

Bart De Weaver appearance at the meeting generated many questions from some of the members. He patiently answered every question. Some of the members had the opportunity to take photographs with him. The meeting finally came to an end after a buffet and drink for the members.