Programme

Both the day conference and evening event are hosted by Ilse De Vis.

DAY CONFERENCE

Join us in this 1-day learning experience, specially designed for our alumni. Choose 1 out of 4 diverse business cases, get inspired by Vlerick experts and apply your learnings to the case in a team with fellow alumni. Wrap up the day by pitching to the senior management. Take the opportunity to learn from all 4 business cases during the presentations.

CHOOSE
YOUR BUSINESS CASE

GET
INSPIRED

APPLY
YOUR LEARNINGS

PITCH
YOUR SOLUTION

MEET THE 3 MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE DAY

Are you opportunity-seeking like a fox, analytical as an owl or agile like a chameleon? Develop your inner strengths during our themed inspiration sessions, learn more during 1-on-1 sessions with experts or be recognized by your case teammates.

HELLO, I AM THE FOX.
I tend to smartly transform any situation in a cunning, strategic plan. To do so, I integrate all opportunities that I can spot in a setting, and optimize my personal strengths to reach my goal.

HELLO, I AM THE OWL.
My specialization is analysing a situation, using all available data. I have the helicopter view to turn complex environments into simple playgrounds. This vision allows me to create structure and a hands-on, yet wise approach.
HELLO, I AM THE CHAMELEON.
My strength is to come up with out-of-the-box solutions that no one else sees but me. Due to my abilities of empathy and transformation, I can adapt to every situation and become one with the environment. My creativity makes me come up with an innovating idea in bright and most surprising colours.

DETAILED PROGRAMME

08:30 AM Doors open
09:00 AM Welcome & breakfast
09:30 AM

CHOOSE YOUR BUSINESS CASE
Choose 1 out of 4 diverse business cases, and let it be your inspiration during this process together with the company’s senior management and Vlerick experts.

10:00 AM GET INSPIRED
Choose 3 topics out of 9 inspiration sessions to draw inspiration from for solving your case.
       

TRACK 1 (10:10 AM - 10:50 AM)

Marion Debruyne

BLUE OCEANS SHIFT
By Kurt Verweire, Associate Professor of Strategy at Vlerick Business School

Marion Debruyne

4 STEPS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
By Yannick Dillen, Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School

Marion Debruyne

DESIGN THINKING METHODOLOGY
By Cedric Donck, CEO of Virtuology International

TRACK 2 (11:00 AM - 11:50 AM)

 

Marion Debruyne

ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
By Smaranda Boros, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Vlerick Business School

Marion Debruyne

SUCCESSFUL GROWTH WITH SOUND STRATEGY
By Kurt Verweire, Associate Professor of Strategy at Vlerick Business School

Marion Debruyne

DESIGN THINKING METHODOLOGY
By Cedric Donck, CEO of Virtuology International

TRACK 3 (11:50 AM - 12:30 PM)

 

Marion Debruyne

VALUE-BASED MARKETING & SALES
By Steve Muylle, Professor in Digital Strategy & Marketingat Vlerick Business School

Marion Debruyne

THE NEW FOOD REALITY: IMPACT ON RETAIL & THE INDUSTRY
By Gino Van Ossel, Professor in Retail & Trade Marketing at Vlerick Business School

Marion Debruyne

OUTCOME DRIVEN INNOVATION
By Marion Debruyne, Dean & Professor in Marketing at Vlerick Business School

12:30 PM Lunch
01:00 PM APPLY YOUR LEARNINGS
Apply your learnings to the case in a team with fellow alumni. During this workshop, a pool of various talents will be available for 1-on-1 sessions to inspire you from their field of expertise.
05:00 PM PITCH YOUR SOLUTION
Wrap up the day by pitching to the senior management, and gather the insights of your co-participants, the professors and the company on your chosen business case. Take the opportunity to learn from all 4 business cases during the presentations of the insights they have inspired.
06:00 PM Closing (Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School)

EVENING EVENT

Are you curious to discover what kind of fox, owl or chameleon your fellow classmates have grown into? The Global Alumni Winter Reunion evening network event is the ideal moment to bring your class together! In the evening you will be inspired by a keynote speech, given by Mr Frans Muller, CEO Ahold Delhaize. Enjoy a unique experience with your fellow alumni and have a great time during a festive reception.

"THE NEW RETAIL REALITY"
BY
GINO VAN OSSEL
RETAIL EXPERT

KEYNOTE
BY
FRANS MULLER
CEO AHOLD DELHAIZE

EVENING PROGRAMME

06:30 PM Graduation Class Reception with free champagne shower
For class reunions with more than 10 participants
07:00 PM Welcome reception
07:45 PM Welcome
Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School & Alex Joos, Chairman of Vlerick Alumni
08:00 PM The New Retail Reality
Gino Van Ossel, Adjunct Professor in Retail & Trade Marketing at Vlerick Business School
08:20 PM Keynote
Frans Muller, Chairman of Vlerick Business School & CEO of Ahold Delhaize
09:00 PM Networking reception

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