7th Edition of the Vlerick Chief Economists Debate

Category: Alumni Events

7th Edition of the Vlerick Finance Alumni’s Chief Economists Debate, looking back on the main macroeconomic topics of 2015 and looking forward to the major themes for 2016 and beyond.

Keynote speakers 

 Peter Vanden Houte  Mr. Peter Vanden Houte: Chief Economist, ING
 Edwin De Boeck  Mr. Edwin De Boeck: Chief Economist, KBC Bank
 Geert Gielens  Mr. Geert Gielens: Chief Economist, Belfius
 Peter De Keyzer  Mr. Peter De Keyzer: Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Fortis
 Koen Schoors  Moderator: Prof. Dr. Koen Schoors


Extra information

The Vlerick Finance Alumni’s Chief Economists Debate has become the leading macro-economic and investors’ event for the Alumni of Vlerick Business School. In the 7th edition, all Chief Economists of Belgium’s four largest banks will provide the status of the market in 2015 and their views on 2016 and beyond. The Debate will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Koen Schoors and the audience will have the opportunity to participate during interactive sessions.

Topics that will be discussed include: the current economic outlook, turbulence on the financial and commodity markets, monetary policy around the globe and state of affairs in Belgium.


  • 19h30: Doors open
  • 20h00: Welcome and introduction 
  • 20h05: Interactive debate
  • 21h45: Networking reception – drinks & sandwiches

In cooperation with:

ING klein