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Vlerick Alumni Senior Club - The great energy debate 2022

Is a carbon-neutral future truly feasible?

29 September 2022
6.30 PM - 9.30 PM
Ghent
Alumni
€ 20
29 September 2022
6.30 PM - 9.30 PM
Ghent
Alumni
€ 20
Topical event

Join the Vlerick Alumni Senior Club for the great energy debate 2022. Our expert panellists will discuss the biggest questions we’re facing regarding carbon neutrality. And you’ll get the chance to continue the debate over drinks and snacks.

Our club is made up of experienced alumni and faculty. It provides a friendly, non-political environment to reflect on past, present, and future aspects of business and society.

The energy crisis is one of the most important issues we’re facing right now. 

The way we use energy now - and in the future - will shape the way we live and work for years to come.  The economic consequences, social impact and financial costs of our decisions can’t be ignored.

But which energy sources should we be using? Are they reliable, affordable and safe? Could energy be weaponised? And how does all of this fit in with our climate goals? These are just some of the questions we’ll put to our panellists at the great energy debate. Join us to hear their thoughts – then afterwards meet like-minded alumni, exchange ideas and insights and enjoy good company.

Speakers

Leonardo Meeus

Leonardo Meeus

Professor of Nonmarket Strategies

Leonardo Meeus helps companies to take a broader perspective on strategy.

Johan Albrecht

Johan Albrecht

Professor of Economics at Ghent University and founding member of Itinera Institute

Johan’s book, ‘Klimaatneutraal in 2050?’, looks at why current climate policy hasn’t led to a reduction in carbon emissions.

Jan Deschoolmeester

Jan Deschoolmeester

Bio engineer and co-founder of ecomodernisme.be

Jan advocates using a mix of renewable, hydrogen and nuclear energy to help us reach net zero carbon by 2050.

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Dirk Deschoolmeester

Professor Emeritus

Dirk was a Professor at Vlerick for 44 years. He will be moderating the debate.

Programme

6.30pm: Welcome drinks

7pm: The debate begins

8.30 pm: Networking drinks

Practical information

  • Vlerick Alumni Members and Vlerick students: FREE
  • Vlerick Alumni: €20
  • Third parties: €20

If you’re a paying member or an alumnus in waiting, please use the promo code Member. If you’re not a member, please use the promo code VlerickAlumnus. 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