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ESOMAR Award for Wim Hamaekers

With a network in more than 130 countries, ESOMAR represents a community of experts in data analytics, research & insights. One Inch Whale has also been part of this network for years. What's more: co-founder Wim Hamaekers has just received the National Representative ESOMAR Award 2022, in recognition of representing Belgium globally in this industry. On 19 September, Hamaekers went to the ESOMAR congress in Toronto, Canada, to update his knowledge with the latest trends & methodologies and to accept the award.

ESOMAR congress

Last week, Toronto was the setting for the latest conference organised by ESOMAR. Present for 75 years, they represent a community of member organisations and are the global voice of all active in data analytics, research & insights. At the ESOMAR congress, leaders and innovators from the insights and analytics community, among others, are proclaimed in various categories. Wim Hamaekers, co-founder of One Inch Whale, distinguished himself and received the National Representative ESOMAR Award 2022 for doing so. "Those honoured in this year's programme represent outstanding achievement and excellence in contributing to our industry," quoted Marie-Agnes Mourot de Lathyle, Chief Finance & Operations Officer of ESOMAR.

Award winner

"What an honour to receive the National ESOMAR Representative Award. We are continuously working hard to improve ties with other local players in the research community. Moreover, we try to attract new parties, who operate outside our industry but are gaining insights based on data, to the ESOMAR community," says multiple ESOMAR award winner Wim Hamaekers. Together with Klaas Verbeken (iO), he represents our country on a global scale. They also make it their mission to inspire and enthuse others in order to entice new talent into the research & insights industry. Among other things, they do this through talent shows at universities and colleges.