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Friends of Search

About Friends of Search

With at least 600 visitors each year, Friends of Search is one of Europe’s largest search conferences. Each year consultants, marketers, and businesses of every size attend Friends of Search to learn the latest insights on and techniques in SEO, SEA and more that will help them improve their online marketing strategies. As an attendee, you get to interact with international, expert-level speakers to get answers to your questions, and you get to network with fellow attendees to gain additional insights.

Friends of Search | Belgium will take place on the 17th of November 2021.

Friends of Search | Belgium is hosted by industry associations DDMA, VIA and BAM.

About DDMA

With 330+ members, DDMA is the largest trade association for data-driven marketing and service. We consist of a network over advertisers, non-profits, publishers, consultancies and tech-suppliers who aim to use data in innovative, but responsible ways to interact with customers. By providing knowledge, advice and networking opportunities in the field of marketing, data and privacy, we are contributing to a sustainable data-ecosystem in which organisations, as well as consumers, can profit from the benefits data can offer. Lastly, we aim to influence public policy by representing our members to policy-makers in The Hague and Brussels.

About VIA

VIA is the network that connects the entire marketing chain and, together with its more than 250 members, moves the market forward. A platform in which there is room for data, media, creation and technology and for everyone in the industry. From CEOs to start-ups and from professionals working at advertisers, media, advertising and communication agencies and ad-tech platforms to exploiters and publishers. Because we believe that connection is the engine of progress. For more information:

About BAM

BAM, short fort the Belgian Association of Marketing, is the biggest corporation for marketing in Belgium. Bam is an open community and active looking for partnerships. The BAM-network is there for professionals who are looking for inspiration, knowledge and cross-pollination. BAM has a mission to create values and build sustainable relationships. The association wants to pass on the belief in meaningful marketing to everyone who crossed their path. Only in this way is BAM able to give meaning to marketing. In this way BAM helps professionals to place marketing at the heart of their organization.

The people behind Friends of Search 2021

Eduard Blacquière (Edwords) – program & speakers
Lennert de Rijk (Artefact) – program & speakers
Marnix Bakker (Nochii) – advice, content & awards
Stefan Rooijakkers (SDIM) – advice & awards
Bas van Poorten (SDIM) – advice & Facebook marketing
Gerk Mulder (Briljante Geesten) – advice, communication, program
Bert van Dijk (Reprise) – communication
Martijn Beumer ( – communication
Merel de Koning (DDMA) – organisation of events & sponsorships
Suzanne Ketelaar (IAB Nederland) – communication & content
Bob Younge (DDMA) – communication & content