Official Opening ceremony of the
Academic Year 2016-2017

Category: Corporate Events

Opening Academic Year

Dr Roch Doliveux and Mr Frank Donck, Chairman & Vice Chairman, and Prof Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School, take great pleasure in inviting you to the Official Opening of the Vlerick Business School Academic Year 2016-2017 on 12 September 2016.

Just like our 20,000 alumni, the 450 new Masters & MBA students are entering Vlerick to realise their dreams and move forward on their career path. Discover the inspiring dreams of some of our alumni − and the impact that Vlerick has on them − at:

Follow that dream... at Vlerick

During the opening ceremony, Bart Van der Roost − CEO of neoScores® and alumnus Executive MBA 2014 − will tell you about his dream, from musician to music manager to MBA.

His keynote speech − ‘Dreams and other buzzwords. How everything you hear about a business school is true. And false.’ − answers questions like: Why do you need a business school degree? Is it still relevant? What about the hopes and dreams that you have before you start: continue to cherish them? abandon them? or turn them into reality? From musician to music manager to MBA. There are a lot of lessons learned − and, in the end, this time-consuming and expensive endeavour can be summarised in the iconic MBA answer to almost any question: “It depends.”

Practical details:

12 September 2016

6 - 7:00 pm    VIP Reception
7 - 8:30 pm    Official Opening Ceremony
8:30 pm...      Networking Reception 

Short Bio

Alumnus Bart Van der RoostBart Van der Roost (born 14 April 1981) was destined to become an entrepreneur. After starting out as a musician, he moved into music management. And now he has his own company: neoScores®.

As COO of the world-renowned Brussels Philharmonic, Bart got to know the ins-and-outs of the cultural sector. His Executive MBA at Vlerick enabled him to further expand this expertise and to explore his second natural high: IT! Now, as CEO of neoScores®, he is combining his two passions. His aim? To turn the world of music publishing on its head…


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