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Global Alumni Winter Reunion 2022

Ready to make an impact? Come back to your school and dive into the latest insights

1 December 2022
2 PM - 10 PM
Brussels
Alumni
€ 95
1 December 2022
2 PM - 10 PM
Brussels
Alumni
€ 95
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The Global Alumni Winter Reunion is back. This year, our focus is impact – the impact we’ve made over the years and the impact we hope to make in the future. By combining impact and purpose, we can transform people for a better world.

Join us to explore new content from our professors, strengthen your connections, get the latest business insights – and of course, relax in great company.

This year’s reunion is a packed day of insights, discussions and activities…

Afternoon sessions:

Be inspired by faculty and ground-breaking industry leaders – and take part in lively discussion – with sessions on sustainability, customer co-creation and diversity and inclusion.

Evening show:

We’re delighted to welcome Dimitri De Vreeze from Royal DSM as our keynote speaker. Dimitri joined the company’s managing board in 2013, became Co-CEO in 2020 and is also COO.

Keynote speech:

Dimitri De Vreeze
Co-CEO and COO, and Member of the Managing Board of Royal DSM

It’s too late for stand-alone sustainability strategies
If the way society has developed has shown us anything, it’s that our world is truly interdependent. What happens on one side of the planet affects us all. So how do we solve problems that go beyond borders? We need organisations that put sustainability at the heart of everything they do. We need organisations with purpose – an integrated, organisation-wide view of how they fit into our complex world. And we need organisations that drive positive impact through deeply collaborative, multi-stakeholder, cross-industry approaches. At DSM, we believe this is the only way to create viable long-term value for our stakeholders – and society as a whole.

After-show reception:

An opportunity to build your network and connect with friends old and new.

We look forward to seeing you!

Speakers

Kerstin Fehre

Kerstin Fehre

Professor of Strategy

Kerstin Fehre is passionate about strategy and explores the ways organisations make strategic decisions.

Robin Kleer

Robin Kleer

Professor of Innovation Management

Robin Kleer explores connections between innovation, market structure and business models.

Andreea Gorbatai

Andreea Gorbatai

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Andreea Gorbatai explores the role of social interaction and emotion in entrepreneurship research

Behzad Samii

Behzad Samii

Professor of Operations Management

Behzad Samii leads developments in operations and technology management.

Koen Tackx

Koen Tackx

Professor of Marketing

Koen Tackx creates sustainable value for customers, shareholders and society with effective pricing, innovation and product management.

David Veredas

David Veredas

Professor of Financial Markets

David Veredas makes sure you understand finance and sustainability – and think critically about them.

Programme

2.15PM
5.30PM
Afternoon sessions (Vlerick Business School – Brussels Campus)
Track 1: Faculty-led sessions (choose 1 out of the 2)
Track 2: With 2 guest speaker-led sessions (choose 1 out of the 2)
Track 3: Faculty-led sessions (choose 1 out of the 2)
5.30PM
Welcome Guests for Evening Programme
7.45PM
10.00PM
Networking reception

Practical information 

  • Vlerick Alumni: €95
  • Vlerick Alumni Members/Students: €45
  • Platinum, Gold and Silver Alumni: FREE

If you are a Vlerick alumnus, use the access code you have received via email. Apply your promo code in the top left-hand corner of the registration page. Remember, if you have any problems, we’re here to help you at alumni@vlerick.com.

Get in touch!

Maureen O'Hare

Maureen O'Hare

Head of Alumni Engagement