Winter Reunion and Homecoming

Winter Reunion and Homecoming 2 and 7

Category: Alumni Events

winter reunion

Get together with your fellow alumni classmates at our annual Winter Reunion and Homecoming '2 & '7.

A very special welcome for our alumni who graduated in the years ´2 & ´7 (1957 - 1962 - 1967 - 1972 - 1977 - 1982 - 1987 - 1992 - 1997 - 2002 - 2007 - 2012). We invite them together with all Platinum members to the VIP Reception (6:30 pm) at the Marble Room before the start of the Keynote Speech (8:00 pm).

The VIP Entrance can be reached via the entrance of the ZOO, next to the Elisabeth Center.

Our keynote speaker Mr Jason Bates (UK FinTech Entrepreneur) has a special video message for you (see below):


Pictures Elisabeth Center

We welcome keynote speaker Mr. Jason Bates with his keynote speech: "Digital banking is only 1% finished".
After the speech we invite him into a debate with Professor Bjorn Cumps and Mr. Gunter Uytterhoeven to elaborate on ‘Digital transformation in financial services'. 

 Jason Bates

Jason Bates Jason Co-Founded Monzo and Starling, two new digital retail banks in the UK, where, as CCO, he led product and proposition: researching customer needs, designing the app, recruiting a world class team, and defending regulatory submissions to the UK regulator.

Jason has firsthand experience of what creating a next-generation FinTech bank from scratch really means.

Now as part of 11:FS, he leads delivery teams in work across the financial services market to help banks drive digital transformation and help them deliver ‘truly digital banking’. He brings a mix of big bank experience with a startup / digital approach to deliver projects rather than just talk about them. He also co-hosts Fintech Insider, #1 business podcast on iTunes, listened to in over 152 countries.

 Bjorn Cumps

Bjorn Cumps

is Professor of Management Practice at Vlerick Business School. He obtained his master degree in Commercial Engineering at KU Leuven in 2003. In 2007 he became Doctor in Applied Economic Sciences at KU Leuven after successfully defending his thesis on Business-ICT Alignment Practices & Determinants.

At Vlerick Bjorn is now part of the Operations & Technology Management Area, where he further develops the track on enterprise architecture. He is also part of the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services, where he is responsible for the research track on financial services operations. His research interests include business-ICT alignment, management of ICT, enterprise architecture, mobile technologies, new media and how these all impact business models & operations. 

 Gunter Uytterhoeven

Gunter Uytterhoeven

is Chief Marketing Officer  at AXA Insurance.

He is a member of AXA Belgium's Executive Committee since 2015. Currently responsible for 3 executive functions that are key for driving AXA's transformation:
- Chief Customer Officer : marketing, digital, CRM, value proposition, retail customer journeys, commercial customer journeys, internal/external communication
- Chief Data Officer : covering all data at AXA, both structured and big data. Profoundly innovating analytics and reporting with the newest technologies
- Chief Sustainability Officer : embedding corporate responsibility (incl AXA Hearths in Action) deep into the AXA culture and value propositions. 

This event subscription is reserved for Gold and Platinum members* , to thank them for their commitment to the alumni network in 2017. On top of that, they will also be able to pick up there copy of our brand-new Members' Directory 2018.

*Note: Not a member yet and you wish to join? Become a member now and register for the Winter Reunion.

How to get there?

Antwerp is notorious for its mobility problems. We strongly advise you to take public transportation, and by preference the train. The Elisabeth Center Antwerp is located in the heart of Antwerp and is within easy reach by public transport.

By train (preference)
Elisabeth Center Antwerp is located next to Antwerp Central Station. All information, timetables, and fares can be found on the NMBS website

Park & Ride
Find an overview of all the park & ride locations in the city on this website:

By car
A lot of roadworks are planned in and around Antwerp in 2017.

>>>>Please inform yourself before coming via the website: and make your personal itinerary.

A good number of car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp. Electronic signposts announce the location of car parks and free spaces (purple zone). The nearest car park is Q-Park.

· Parking Station ZOO
· Parking Breidel
· Parking Astridplein
· Parking De Keyser
· Parking Diamant
· Parking Roosevelt

Access Elisabeth Center 

This event is made possible by our partners:


 Corporate Partners Vlerick Alumni