Friday September 16th to Sunday September 18th 2022

You ‘re probably wondering what is happening with the National Convention “Sweet Desserts”. Below you can find a first taste of our chocolate chip cookies, with many more in the oven!

The cookie dough

We have had lots of deep water to swim to get here.

Our story starts in Mechelen. Because of lots of delayed weddings, we couldn’t, for the life of us, find a location for our gala-dinner.


Later, we moved to a congress center in Edegem, Ter Elst. After a very long negotiation, we felt obliged, for the financial stability of JCI Belgium, to move again.

So, we are moving to Aalst. Third time’s the charm.

De Snip is a location near the city center but still within the green. This move means we have a bigger budget available for the program, because we have been neglecting that. We know.

We’ll start Friday off with a get together and get re-acquainted party. We are still thinking of ways to make it more informative, but a party should be the first thing on the Friyay-evening. We’ll make sure there is food.

Saturday will be a more traditional convention day with a GA for the presidents and boards, trainingsworkshops and company visits. We still plan on making it a public speaking academy (light), and have already booked some workshops so you can make your own pralines and cakes (even KETO-cakes may be on the menu!).

No GA will be hosted on Sunday. That way, your presidents will have more time on Sunday to sleep off the gala and participate in the brunch served in the morning.

More about our Saturday program later.

The toppings


We offer you one fee of 169 euros. No expensive late fees to deal with.

The pudding

To conclude: one fee of 169 euros for the entire convention. This will get you the following:

  • An all in fee to the entire weekend
  • GAP on Friyay
  • Entry to the GA
  • Trainings
  • Company vitis
  • Debating and public speaking competitions (moderated by experts)
  • Gala
  • A lot of fun

Are you excited yet? Register below!

The bakery

Say hello to Ine LepageKjell SpruytPepijn Palmans and Simon Meurs. We will be your bakery of service.

Of course, we can’t do this alone. We are getting help from various people of JCI Mechelen for location scouting, partners,… and some others have indicated to join the team as well.


If you are a fun person, contact us to see if you would like to be a part of the bakery as well. Lot’s of cream is still to be whipped.

Helping with putting everything in the oven and getting the cookies ready for you, is Annelies Vijncke of JCI Gent Artevelde. If you don’t know who she is, shame on you.

We have been joined by Tom Staelens out of JCI Aalst as well. Passionate about communication, he is helping us to communicate more. You won’t mind that, I guess. 

And not to forget! Tim Dehaes of JCI Leuven is the man who is making sure we don’t complete lose it with the Excels and such.

See you in Aalst!