Didier Boehlen, a Belgian and Swiss national, working within the industry for over 30 years graduating from the reputable Hotel school Ter Duinen, Belgium after which he obtained his Bsc from École Hôteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. Making his career within Radisson Blu Hotels from the Netherlands to Egypt, Oman, Iran, Uk and back to his home town in Antwerp,Belgium. In 2015 he bought his own hotel in the old town of Antwerp, renovated into a luxury 4 star boutique hotel called Hotel Rubens. His current challenges are expanding his 36 room hotel and creating a full service branded independent luxury hotel with 86 rooms, 55 parking spaces, 380m2 F&B space and own wellness center. He is the founder and president of the Antwerp Hotel Association and the Antwerp Convention Bureau.