HR Symposium

Category: Alumni Events

16th HR Symposium for Vlerick HR Alumni

Join us together with your fellow alumni of the Executive Master Class in HRM for this two-day event full of HR inspiration and insights by Vlerick professors and HR professionals.

28-29 November 2019
Ghent Campus
Exclusive for alumni of the Executive Master Class in HRM


Thursday 28 November 2019
As from 2:00 PM Check-in hotel
 4:00 PM Welcome
 4:30 - 5:30 PM Expert Talk
Social actuality : about social elections and protection
Bart Vanschoebeke (Claeys & Engels)
 5:30 - 6:15 PM Parallel Track
HR innovation trends in practice
Tom Mentens & Stijn Verschueren (Flexso)
Parallel Track
The employee journey: attracting, connecting and captivating your employees”
Yo Deckers & Gretel Vlogaert (RiseSmart Belgium)
6:15 - 6:45 PM Welcome drink
6:45 - 7:30 PM Keynote
Digital Ethics. How to stay human in the age of bits and bots
Jochanan Eynikel (Etion)
7:30 PM - ... Diner and party @ Le Bateau
Powered by alumnus Luke Albert Jr
Party DJs Stef & Mike
Friday 29 November 2019
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM City run
Coaching by Luc Langeraert (High Five)
9:00 - 9:50 AM Highly educated New Belgians are entering our labour market: How can we as HR professionals prepare our organisations for the cultural diversity challenge?
Dirk Buyens (Vlerick Business School)
9:50 - 10:40 AM Evidence on the relationship between motivation, employability and work happiness
Frank Van De Sijpe (Securex Group) & Hermina Van Coillie (Securex Group & EHSAL Management School)
10:40 - 11:05 AM Coffee break
11:05 - 11:40 AM Early in careers in a global company
Leen Verstraete (Merck Group)
11:40 AM - 12:30 PM HR in 2025: Will our job still exist?
Frans Van de Ven (RiseSmart)
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM Thank God it’s Monday... Smart working makes you happier
Ann De Bisschop
2:30 - 3:00 PM Coffee break
3:00 - 4:00 PM Manage innovation through people
Cédric Velghe (The VIGOT Unit)


Please note that this event is exclusively for alumni of the Executive Master Class in HRM.

Registration for this event are closed.

From Thursday 28 November 2019 4 PM until Friday 29 November 2019 4 PM


€ 195 (excl. 21% VAT)
The fee includes participation in the conference sessions, one hotel night and all meals.

Vlerick Business School
Campus Ghent
Reep 1
9000 Ghent
Dinner and party
Le Bateau
Muinkkaai 1
9000 Ghent
Hotel *
Ibis Gent St. Baafs Kathedraal
Limburgstraat 2
9000 Ghent
Ibis Gent Centrum Opera
Nederkouter 24
9000 Ghent

* The hotel rooms will be allocated to the participants by the organisation. You will be informed via a confirmation email of where your room has been booked.

This event is made possible by our partners:

Event sponsors

Corporate partners