As a corporate partner, you are invited to several networking events:

  • At our annual Friends of Vlerick Evening, we give the floor to an internationally renowned speaker who addresses a ‘hot’ management topic. It is also an ideal opportunity to meet our other corporate partners and exchange ideas on how to develop your company or business.
  • At our annual research event, we share the insights gained from a research project conducted in collaboration with one of our Prime Foundation Partners. This event – known as the Prime Foundation Partners Council – will be revamped in 2016.

Check the upcoming networking events for our corporate partners.

  1. Belgian companies more frequently taken over by foreign players

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    In contrast to a decreasing trend on the international mergers and acquisitions market in 2016, the Belgian M&A market has experienced further growth, particularly with regard to medium-sized and smaller deals. The demand exceeds the supply. Although transaction prices are rising, they are still acceptable. Anyone wishing to sell a profitable business these days can easily find a buyer. This can be explained by the fact that bank financing has become easier, as well as increased interest by foreign players in Belgian companies.

  2. What if a storm hits us?

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    The recent globalisation and digitalisation wave has brought numerous business enterprises into persistently turbulent waters, shaking them to their very foundations. One thing is clear: things have to change, and soon, too. But if a new course is to be charted, where should it point? To provide an effective answer to this question, PwC recently concluded a Prime Foundation Partnership focusing on ‘strategy in times of turbulence’. In the next few months, Vlerick will be asking six PwC customers ‘in full turbulence’ about their strategy. Read on for an interview with Axel Smits, Chairman of PwC Belgium, and Dean Marion Debruyne.

  3. Negotiation Intelligence® helps VRT to sharply define the future

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    There is no lack of challenges for the Flemish public broadcaster VRT. “We have combined our action points and our vision into a new culture statement: ‘15 tasks for the VRT’. Our Prime Foundation Partnership with Vlerick within the Centre for Negotiation Intelligence® will help us to put the work into practice,” according to Paul Lembrechts, CEO of the VRT. Together with Katia Tieleman, Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management at Vlerick, and Peter Van den Broeck and Tinka Claeys, the driving forces behind the partnership with the VRT, he explains the value of this collaboration.

  4. Ter Beke continues to shape its strategic rewards

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    Ter Beke, one of our earliest corporate partners, recently renewed its Foundation Partnership. “Although rewards remain high on our research agenda, the events, seminars and training courses for our own staff form an equally important component of this partnership”, says Dirk De Backer, HR director of Ter Beke.

Interested in becoming a partner?

For more information contact Maureen O’Hare, Corporate Development Manager
Maureen.ohare@vlerick .com
+32 476 66 76 61

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