About The Speaker
Holder of a law degree, Jean-Christophe PETERKENNE is Director General in charge of Strategy and Development of the City of Liège and Secretary General of Liège Métropole. Before working at the local level, his career path led him to hold important positions at various levels of the Belgian institutional landscape. In particular, he held the position of General Delegate of Wallonia to the European Union within the Belgian Permanent Representation as well as various positions within ministerial cabinets. From 2010 to 2012, he was the C.E.O. of the Belgian bid to organise an International Exhibition in Liège in 2017. Designated "Liégeois of the Year" in 2012, he is active in several institutions or associations of public interest in the economic and cultural fields.