Official Opening Ceremony Of The Academic Year 2021-2022

Category: Corporate Events

Our new Masters & MBA students, following in the steps of more than 24,000 alumni, have chosen Vlerick Business School to help them shape their dreams, and to gain the knowledge, skills, courage and confidence to be a transformative agent of change in the world.

Monday, 13 Sept 2021

7 PM - 8.15 PM

La Plaza Hotel Brussels
Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126
1000 Brussel

Registrations are closed. Do you still want to register? (registration is required)
Please send your email to [email protected]

IMPORTANT INFO: your valid Covid Safe Ticket (QR code on mobile or on print) is required at the entrance of the event location.
Please prepare your covid safe ticket and ID upon arrival.
No Covid Safe Ticket = no entrance.

Mr Frans Muller (Chairman), Mr Louis Jonkheere (Vice Chairman) and Professor Marion Debruyne (Dean) are honoured to invite you to Official Opening of the Academic Year Ceremony on Monday 13 September 2021. During this ceremony we will welcome our new students to the School and inspire you with a keynote by Jean-Charles Velge, Co-Founder of Qover & Quentin Colmant, CEO & Co-Founder of Qover, both alumni in Masters in Financial Management 2007.



  • 7.00 PM:
    • Welcome by Mr Frans Muller, Chairman 
    • Keynote "Navigating the start-up rollercoaster: What does it take to survive the ride?" by Jean-Charles Velge, Co-Founder of Qover & Quentin Colmant, CEO & Co-Founder of Qover
    • Talk & Q&A with Qover, moderated by Dean Marion Debruyne & Prof Miguel Meuleman
    • Official Opening of the Academic Year by Dean Marion Debruyne
  • 8:15 - 10 PM: Networking reception

KEYNOTE "Navigating the start-up rollercoaster: What does it take to survive the ride?"

By keynote speakers Quentin Colmant, Co-Founder and CEO & Jean-Charles Velge, Co-Founder of QOVER

From the outside world, the start-up tech scene seems all glamour and glitter. Quentin Colmant and Jean-Charles Velge from Qover take you through the harsh journey of building a venture and why you should consider going for the entrepreneurial ride.


More info about Qover and our keynote speakers, Jean-Charles Velge & Quentin Colmant on:  

Any changes in COVID-19 regulations and guidelines may affect this event. Our highest priority is always your safety and wellbeing – so please understand if we need to change details of the event and its programme of activities.

In order to make this event possible, the event organisation will work with the Covid Safe Ticket.

This is mandatory! No covid safe ticket = no entrance.

Upon arrival at the event location this means that you will need show:
1. your ID
2. your Covid Safe Ticket – this is:
• or a proof of complete vaccination (+2weeks)
• or a PCR test not older than 48 hours
• or a recovery certificate of less than 6 months
• A European corona passport for foreign guests is also valid (as this can only be obtained after full vaccination)

Extra note:
• Le Plaza Hotel does not provide your Covid Safe ticket and test at the entrance
• Self-tests are not valid


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