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Special Guests

Jean-Michel Saive
Former world number one Table Tennis Player

We had the pleasure of hearing from our exclusive ambassador of WODIES, Jean Michel Saive. A Belgium table tennis champion who was the world number one for 515 days.
Jean Michel Saive will be attending and participating in one of the panels of our event World Osteoarthritis Day Intergenerational Events (WODIES).

  • Born November 17, 1969, in Liège (Bel)
  • Current ranking (as of 01 October 2014): 126
  • Best ranking: first place worldwide for 515 days (from 9 February 1994 to 8 June 1995 and from 26 March 1996 to 24 April 1996)
  • In Belgium: Number 1 for the 30th consecutive year (since June 1985 without interruption until today)
  • Club: Le Logis Auderghem (Belgium)
  • National team selections: 380?A former world number one table tennis player from Belgium

Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close

Check out our exclusive interview between the Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, and our President, Professor Yves Henrotin discussing the World Intergenerational Events against Osteoarthritis. (WODIES)

In June 2017, he became the Mayor of the City of Brussels and devoted himself entirely to his mission, he resigns from his position as deputy and group leader in the Brussels Parliament. At the end of the legislature, he was re-elected on 14 October 2018 as Bourgmestre for the next 6 years.

Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden

At sixteen, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden was the youngest laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Musical Competition.

He entered the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels at the age of twelve and worked under the direction of Eduardo Del Pueyo until the end of his studies at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

His solo career leads him quickly to all continents.