Joan Bekx, branch director Veldsink Bekx & RegioBank Geldrop-Mierlo. Located in the centre of Mierlo and as such our office is also a member of the Stichting Centrum en Lintenmanagement Mierlo. I have been serving as chairman here for a few years now. From the establishment of Villagemarketing, I have been able to take a seat on the board of VIllage Marketing with this role. I was born and raised in Mierlo, and have always worked within my town and this region, with which I feel strongly connected. It is a privilege to contribute to putting Geldrop-Mierlo more on the map in our region and to establish connections with the region.