POM Limburg is the economic accelerator of Belgian Limburg. An intersection of cross-pollination, with our gaze firmly on the future.
Who are we?
Limburg is the friendliest province in Flanders to work, do business, innovate, and excel, with POM Limburg as an economic accelerator. Commissioned by the provincial government, the POM team works on innovative projects that will make Limburg more digital, low-carbon and scalable. They do so in five sectoral clusters:
- manufacturing economy
- energy and circular economy
- life sciences economy
To achieve this, POM Limburg connects businesses, employees, local governments, knowledge institutions, and civil society.
As Limburg’s economic director, POM Limburg is in charge of the development of new business parks, innovative campuses, and spatial master plans. The POM team fuels the economy with data, sets up future projects, connects companies to the ecosystem, welcomes international businesses, and combines strengths on platforms for every core sector. The focus is always on digitisation and sustainability.
POM Limburg is governed by the social partners and local and provincial mandate holders, led by chairman and deputy Tom Vandeput and managing director Noël Slangen.
POM Limburg is the economic director that brings together entrepreneurs, employees, knowledge institutions, governments, civil society, and citizens on platforms and in projects. Our goal? Addressing the economic challenges of the future.
All good things come in threes
Our focus is on strengthening Limburg as an economic pioneer region. As such, we invest in innovative leverage projects. Boost Bouw Limburg, From Waste 2 Profit, the Einstein telescope, digital care innovation and the Expat Centre Limburg are some examples of these projects.
Three objectives run like a thread through our operations:
Tom Vandeput (CD&V), the Economy deputy, chairs POM Limburg as the representative of the provincial government. Managing director Noël Slangen is responsible for the operational management of POM Limburg. He reports to the executive committee and the Board of Management.
- The executive committee consists of six delegates from the social partners and six representatives from the local governments. They determine the day-to-day policy.
- The Board of Management consists of twelve representatives from the social partners and twelve representatives from the local governments, both majority and opposition. They determine the strategy.
(the members marked with (*) are also members of the executive committee)
- Tom Vandeput – POM Limburg Chairman – CD&V (*)
- Jochen Schuermans – POM Limburg vice-chairman – N-VA (*)
- Raf Truyens – CD&V (*)
- Danny Deneuker – Vooruit
- Frank Dewael – Open VLD (*)
- Stefan Govaerts – CD&V
- Marleen Kauffmann – CD&V (*)
- Leo Joosten – Vlaams Belang (*)
- Luc Wouters – CD&V
- Anniek Nagels – CD&V
- Jean-Paul Peuskens – Vooruit (*)
- Marc Vereecken – N-VA
- Ismail Ayed – N-VA
- Hendrik Essers – VOKA-KvK Limburg
- Karin Van De Velde – VOKA-KvK Limburg
- Johann Leten – VOKA-KvK Limburg (*)
- Geert Lambrechts – UNIZO Limburg (*)
- Ruben Lemmens – VKW Limburg (via Unizo)
- Peter Bruggen – Boerenbond (*)
- Joke Man – ACV Limburg (*)
- Nele Vanoevelen – ACV Limburg (*)
- Ruth Vaes – ACV Limburg
- Ine Berben – ACV Limburg
- Rohnny Champagne – ABVV Limburg
- Pierre Vrancken – ABVV Limburg (*)
- Andres Vandereycken – ABVV Limburg
A team of more than 40 employees draws up economic plans on behalf of the Limburg provincial government and puts them into practice.
POM Limburg does not attach importance to age, gender, colour, or orientation. With us, only qualities count.