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    André Thibeault serves again on Advisory Council of Risk Management Awards

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    In recognition of his expertise in the field of banking and risk management as well as his valuable contributions last year, Vlerick Professor André Thibeault has been invited to renew his participation in the evaluation process for the Risk Management Awards. These awards are annually given to CEOs from different Asian countries and the award ceremony is part of the annual Asian Banker Summit – Asia’s most important event for the Financial Services Industry - which will be held in May 2015.

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    Focus on integration and regulation during first year of Elia Chair

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    Vlerick Business School and Elia Group haven’t waited for the official signature to get started with the business of discussing the issues facing the energy business. So it was with interest that we heard from both Nils Engelke, responsible for the Elia Group’s Strategy and Innovation, and Professor Leonardo Meeus, director of the Vlerick Energy Centre, how the collaboration is proceeding.

  3. High-potentials from the banking and insurance sector receive their MBA degrees in Dubai

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    On 10th October, 19 participants officially graduated from the Eighth Executive MBA course in Financial Services & Insurance (MBA-FSI) during a 3-day conference in Dubai. The event location was no coincidence. The aim is always to combine business with pleasure by highlighting the potential of a relevant market by means of a substantial conference at that location.

  4. Performance? That’s not what top managers are actually paid for

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    The enormous sums earned by the stars of modern commercialized football, like Messi, Götze, or Ronaldo, frequently gives rise to much scorn and criticism, but at least their performance can be checked almost physically on the pitch each Saturday. That doesn’t hold true for the debate about the cloud-cuckoo-land of top managerial remuneration. In fact, individual performance is difficult for outsiders to ascertain and, in fact, it is quite irrelevant. The astonishing thing is not the sheer sums on the pay slips, but what they are paid for.

  5. Microloans create lasting jobs and lead to savings

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    Research by Vlerick Business School shows that 60% of those who have benefited from a microStart microloan still run a business. What is more, another 21% of them have started up a business again or are now employees. For the government this means savings of 1.09 million euros in various benefit payments and 1.12 million euros of profit from tax income. microStart is a micro-financing organisation that finances and coaches potential entrepreneurs who have no access to bank credit but who want to start up or develop a small-scale freelance activity.

  6. You have the data – but can you use it to create value?

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    Category: Corporate News

    The first module of the Executive Master Class in “Creating business value with big data” kicked off on 23 October with the aim of breaking down the wall between business and data. “We apply different big data techniques to various case studies within the financial sector,” comments Philippe Baecke, Professor of Marketing.

  7. "Make sure your technology can keep up"

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    A modern company that wants to focus on digital innovation needs to put the customer experience first, experiment with value propositions, act co-economically and think in terms of ecosystems, according to Vlerick Professor Stijn Viaene. He calls these the “four realities of the digital economy,” and the last two in particular depend on the quality of the IT infrastructure.

  8. How KBC is embracing change to win the future

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    The financial services landscape is still undergoing significant changes: new players are entering the market and client needs, expectations and behaviour are shifting too. So how does our Chair Partner KBC Group deal with the changes the sector is facing? Anette Böhm, Senior General Manager Corporate Human Resources at KBC, and Sofie Blockx, KBC Corporate Change & Culture Manager, explain.

  9. What do (online) customers want?

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    Trends and tips for entrepreneurs on online sales by professor Gino Van Ossel. He is one of the top European experts in retail management and trade marketing. His entertaining presentations about shopping behaviour, retail strategy and e-commerce have taken him to more than 25 countries in four continents. In April, Lannoo Campus published his book "Omnichannel in Retail. Het antwoord op e-commerce", which offers entrepreneurs guidance in developing their online sales strategy.

  10. AB InBev looking to scoop up sales talent

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    Sponsored by several blue-chip companies, the Vlerick Sales Club aims to bring cutting-edge sales practices to our students through a dedicated online community and specially organised workshops with guest speakers from different companies and industries. Long-standing Talent Partner AB InBev has now joined the illustrious list of sponsors. Eric Lauwers, Business Unit President BeNeFraLux, and Olivier Lambrecht, VP People Europe, explain why.

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