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About Gibbels Public Affairs

Brussels Office Since


Firm Description

Through the solid and consistent work we have delivered for our clients, Gibbels Public Affairs Director, Patrick Gibbels, has been honoured with the European Public Affairs Award for two consecutive years (2016/2017). We maintain this level of trust because we care about your reputation as much as our own.

Ownership Structure

Independent firm, majority owned by Patrick Gibbels.

International Structure

Managing mainly associations, GPA has a network throughout and beyond the EU.

Key Strengths

Intelligence , Strategy, Execution, Influenece.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants


Key Clients

Association of passenger rights advocates (APRA), Asian Hospitality Federation Europe (AHFE), Lennoc, ASUFIN, #NOTINOURGAME, European Fundraising Association (EFA).

Thought Leadership

After answering the good old “what do you do” with “I am a lobbyist”, at birthday parties in particular, I get asked the strangest questions sometimes, ranging from: “Is it true that there is all this corruption?”; “Have you ever bribed someone?” to “What do you do all day” and “A lobbyist, so you spend your days in pinstriped suits, strolling cocktail events”…I have decided to start answering these and other questions in a new VLOG: #ASKALOBBYIST, sometimes alone and sometimes with friends and colleagues!

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

“We have been working together with Patrick Gibbels for the past 3 years to help us with the political developments in Europe concerning air passenger rights.  Patrick has a keen understanding of the European legal and political system and shown great interest and knowledge of the issues we are dealing with.  We rely on him to keep us up to date on any developments in the European Parliament and Council, and advising us who to talk to and how to approach each issue.  He has also been instrumental in the creation of the Association of Passenger Rights Advocates (APRA) and is an active and supportive Secretary General for the group.” 
Hendrik Noorderhaven, CEO EUclaim

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