Who is Bart Derison?
Bart specialises in communication concerning infrastructure, mobility and public works. Together with Noël Slangen, he is one of the co-founders of Groep C and is responsible for managing Connect. This sister company of Groep C specialises in public works, mobility and infrastructure, and is the market leader in Flanders. At the end of 2011, Derison published a book, which he had written together with Noël Slangen, called Help, er loopt een weg door mijn tuin (Help, there's a road running through my garden’). The two experts used the book to explain how policy-makers, municipal councils, project developers, etc. should communicate about projects that will inconvenience the public.
References about the expertise of Bart Derison are certainly not in short supply. For instance, he was responsible for communicating about the Noord-Zuidverbinding (north-south connection) in the province of Limburg and the high-speed tram connection between Hasselt and Maastricht. In addition, he advises organisations like Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer (road and transport agency), De Lijn (bus transport), Stad Maastricht and various Flemish and federal departments. Very few people are as well versed in infrastructure-related communication as Derison. This means his lectures also take him to many countries. For example, he has already shared his expertise in cities like Helsinki and Perugia.