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Official Opening Academic Year 2022-2023

12 September 2022
7 PM - 10 PM
Le Plaza Hotel Brussels
Free
12 September 2022
7 PM - 10 PM
Le Plaza Hotel Brussels
Free
Corporate event

Mr Frans Muller and Mr Louis Jonckheere, Chairman & Vice Chairman, and Prof Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business school take great pleasure in inviting you to the Official Opening of the Vlerick Business School Academic Year 2022-2023 on 12 September 2022. The new Masters & MBA students, following in the steps of more than 24,500 alumni, have chosen Vlerick 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.

Programme & timing:

  • 7.00 - 8.00 pm: Official Opening Ceremony
  • 8.00 - 10.00 pm: Networking Reception

Venue: Hotel Le Plaza, Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussels

Get inspired by our keynote speaker

Julie Lietaer

Julie Lietaer

CEO European Spinning Group & Founder Ariadne Innovation, alumna in Masters in Financial Management 2008

With her keynote address ‘The bold and the purposeful', Julie will share her personal story about crossing the hurdles of building a purpose-driven organisation in a traditional industry by embracing innovation, technology and collaboration.

Ariadne
ESG

We all recognize the importance of purpose driven-organisations. But how can we ensure keeping our vision and resilience in times of uncertainty?

Julie will bring the story of intrapreneurship within European Spinning Group with #hackyourjeans as well as leaping into entrepreneurship with her start-up company Ariadne Innovation.

Her story is one of innovation, daring to make unpopular choices and challenging the status-quo in the textile industry, by awakening dinosaurs and creating value for all stakeholders. Building ecosystems in a closed, traditional industry has been a challenge but sharing enthusiasm about sustainability and step by step solutions allowed to create a peer-to-peer network of ambassadors.

Accessible day-to-day change combined with a viral mindset, create impact. Struggling to enhance the resilience of her companies, as well as her personal resilience as an entrepreneur has enabled her to leave her mark in her search for purpose and connection.

Small steps make big impact.

Get in touch!

Kathleen Bruggeman

Kathleen Bruggeman

Corporate Communication & Marketing Officer