Detailed Programme 2017

Programme

9 AM Registration and welcome coffee
9.30 - 10.30 AM Opening keynote
LIFE IN A 3D WORLD – LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD?
Prof Marion Debruyne, Dean Vlerick Business School
10.30 - 11 AM Coffee break
11 AM - 12.30 PM  Session of choice - choose 1 session out of 6
12.30 - 2 PM Lunch and networking
  Optional: participate in a sponsored lunch & learn session during lunch!
2 - 3.30 PM Session of choice - choose 1 session out of 6
3.30 - 4 PM Coffee break
4 - 5 PM Closing keynote
THE WORLD IN RESET MODE: A COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK FOR 2017 AND BEYOND.
Prof Stephane Garelli, Professor at IMD
5 PM Reception and networking

Sessions

Opening keynote: LIFE IN A 3D WORLD – LOOKING BACK TO LOOK FORWARD?

Marion Debruyne Prof Marion Debruyne, Dean Vlerick Business School 

We live in a 3D world, characterised by disruption, data and digitisation. It is a world full of innovation opportunities, and full of incumbent traps. How do we leverage our people to drive innovation forward? Beyond individual creativity, companies need to develop innovation as an organisational capability. Do we nurture the explorers as much as we nurture the exploiters? Do we create opportunities for innovation with small “i” and Innovation with a big “I”? One thing is for sure. To survive, learning is a constant, and unlearning a necessity. And while algorithms may increasingly take over business processes and customer interactions, human skills have never been more needed.

closing keynote: THE WORLD IN RESET MODE: A COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK FOR 2017 AND BEYOND.

Prof Stephane Garelli, Professor at IMD 
Stephane will highlight the key developments that will shape the economic and business context at the time of the HR day and beyond, and share a focus on the “so what?”, which means the consequences for companies, markets and people. He will look at the “people” aspect and especially the management competencies and the personal skills needed to succeed in this new world. In other words, “the mindset of competitiveness”.

morning sessions

HIGHLY SENSITIVE PEOPLE OF HOE JE CREATIVITEIT EN INNOVATIE KUNT AANSTUREN?
Learn from academia
Wat is hoogsensitiviteit en wat is het niet? (NL)
Prof Elke Van Hoof, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 

FEMALE NEGOTIATORS - JUST ASK FOR IT?
Learn from academia

Should we just learn to ask? (EN)
Prof Katia Tieleman, Vlerick Business School

 

DATA ANALYTICS IN HR
Learn from practice

Is human judgement still needed? (EN)
Prof Karlien Vanderheyden, Vlerick Business School
Bart Lambrechts, HR Director Carglass

 

TALENT MANAGEMENT IN TIJDEN VAN ONZEKERHEID
Learn from practice

Anticipeer op een wereld in verandering. (NL)
Prof Dirk Buyens, Vlerick Business School
Chris Van Steenbergen, Chief HR Director Heineken
Jaap Rip, HR Manager bol.com

 

POLAR PERSPECTIVE – EMPOWERING OUTPERFORMANCE
Learn from experts
Do you have the dedication, discipline and concentration to finish what you set out to do? (EN)
Prof Herman Van den Broeck, Vlerick Business School
Dixie Dansercoer, Executive Director Polar Circles
Julie Brown, Managing Director Polar Circles

 
MOBILE ERA FOR HR MANAGEMENT
Learn from each other

How do you unleash the potential of your employees in mobile apps era? (EN)
Prof Koen Dewettinck, Vlerick Business School
Dr Krzysztof Wojewodzic, EdTech Director Vistula University
 

afternoon sessions

LEIDERSCHAP IN DE MODERNE PROFESSIONELE ORGANISATIE
Learn from academia

Professionals hebben ruimte en vertrouwen nodig. (NL)
Prof Mathieu Weggeman, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

 

SUPPLEMENTARY PENSION AND HEALTHCARE BENEFITS
Learn from academia
New insights from applied research. (EN)
Prof Xavier Baeten, Vlerick Business School

 

BEDRIJFSSTRATEGIE – ZIE JE DOOR DE BOMEN HET BOS NIET MEER? 
Learn from practice
Een handleiding voor HR-professionals door de strategie jungle. (NL)
Prof Kurt Verweire, Vlerick Business School
Jo Leysen, CEO Ex. Managing Director AZ Turnhout vzw
Tom Van Haute, CTO Ferranti Computer Systems

 

BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPROACH
Learn from practice
Alternative ways to drive and recognise performance. (EN)
Prof Koen Dewettinck, Vlerick Business School
Ignace Van Doorselaere, CEO Neuhaus
Sofie Cabeceiro Luiz, HR Manager Accenture

 

PANEL DEBAT - 2025: EEN BLIK OP DE TOEKOMST
Learn from experts
Hoe ziet de werkplek eruit? (NL)
Ihsane Chioua Lekhli, VRT Nieuws – De Zevende Dag
Pieter Timmermans, Gedelegeerd Bestuurder VBO
Fons Leroy, Gedelegeerd Bestuurder VDAB
Mieke Hullebroeck, Stadssecretaris

 
MAKING AGILITY WORK FOR YOUR COMPANY
Learn from each other

Agility rocks Leadership. (EN)
Prof Barney Jordaan, Vlerick Business School
Prof Herman Van den Broeck, Vlerick Business School
 

Sponsored Lunch & Learn sessions

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HUMAN TOUCH IN A DIGITAL AGE (NL)
Nathalie Arteel, CEO Arteel
 
INCREASING VALUE FOR EMPLOYEES THROUGH PERSONALISATION (EN)
How flexible reward can increase employee engagement
Bert Van Rompaey, Head of HR BNP Paribas Fortis
Barbara Genicot, Head of Equity Derivatives Belgium
 

HOW LIDL BELUX REVAMPED EMPLOYER BRANDING, HIRING AND ONBOARDING (EN)
Stijn De Groef, CEO Talmundo
Ilse Heylens, HR Director Lidl