Vlerick HR Day

Vlerick HR Day 2024

HR practitioners meet HR academy

12 June 2024
8.30am - 5.15pm (CET)
€ 895
12 June 2024
8.30am - 5.15pm (CET)
€ 895
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The Vlerick HR Day is returning for its 19th edition! Get on top of the newest HR trends and grow your network. And... we have over 50 academic speakers and practitioners lined up to share their insights and experiences with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Ghent Campus on Wednesday, 12 June 2024!

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Want to get a flavour for the Vlerick HR Day? Watch the video to get a feel for the energy, atmosphere and connection you’ll experience at this must-attend event. Join us for expert insights, networking, new approaches – and fun. You’ll leave energised, and ready to make an even greater impact in your organisation.

Keynote speakers

Koen Dewettinck BW

Prof Dr Koen Dewettinck

Vlerick Business School

HR anno 2024

Helen Tupper BW

Helen Tupper

Co-founder & CEO Amazing If

Squiggly Careers: from training to transformation

Step into a journey to create Squiggly Careers and experience the benefits for individuals and organisations. In this keynote, Helen Tupper will provide you with the necessary tools and insights!

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Prof Dr Marion Debruyne

Vlerick Business School

People Purpose… Paradox

In her strategic approach to Purpose, professor Marion Debruyne explores the resolution of seemingly unsolvable Paradoxes by using an Innovative route.

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Prof Dr Wouter Duyck

Ghent University

Behavioural Economics: animal brains in HR

Discover the potential of Behavioural Economics for HR with professor Wouter Duyck's keynote and explore a new way of thinking about HR processes. 

Detailed programme

8.30 AM
9.30 AM
Registration & welcome coffee
Keynote 1
Keynote 2
Keynote 3
Keynote 4
12.00 PM
1.30 PM
Lunch & networking
Afternoon sessions PART 1 - CHOOSE 1 OF 6
3.00 PM
3.45 PM
Coffee break
Afternoon sessions PART 2 - CHOOSE 1 OF 6
5.15 PM
Reception & networking

Lunch & Learn

Optional: participate in a sponsored lunch & learn session!

Session 1 (Indeed): What really motivates jobseekers in a fast-evolving labour market?

Sara Cauwenbergh, Talent Strategy Advisor Benelux at Indeed

Join Sara Cauwenberght, Talent Strategy Advisor at Indeed, for an insightful session uncovering the trends and developments in the Belgian labour market. Explore the evolving preferences and motivations of job seekers, the latest job posting trends and the impact of AI. Drawing from Indeed's research, we'll explore the crucial importance of salary transparency in attracting and retaining top talent. Sara will offer you valuable insights for navigating the complexities of today's competitive job landscape.

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Session 2 (AG): Does your pension plan persuade the labour market? A unique benchmark study on the 2nd pension pillar.

Sven Desmytter

Want to find out everything there is to know about supplementary pensions in Belgium? As the market leader in supplementary pensions, AG will share the ins and outs of the 2nd pension pillar with you: the different types of plans, premiums, benefits... Intrigued by how they differ by sector? And how do you measure up against your peers? This is where you'll get the full details!

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Session 3 (Loyens & Loeff): Absenteeism and discrimination: 10 golden rules

Kris De Schutter & Joris Beernaert

Absenteeism remains a problem for many employers. How can employers incentivise employees to return to work or keep on working, even when the workday is more challenging? How can we avoid discrimination, especially now that long-term illnesses are legally considered a disability? What to do when parting ways? Invoke force majeure or, if impossible, strive for a soft landing? And finally, are illness and discrimination a theme with regard to pensions and insurance? Are limitations for psycho-social risks really being addressed, or is this just a façade?

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Interested in representing your organisation on this conference? Discover more about our sponsor opportunities for this Vlerick HR Day or contact sien.garre@vlerick.com.


Xavier Baeten BW

Prof Dr Xavier Baeten

Vlerick Business School

Isabelle Beernaert BW

Isabelle Beernaert

Theatre producer & Choreographer

Koen Beirens BW

Koen Beirens

Team manager HR Beleidsvoorbereiding FOD BOSA

Emma Braeye BW

Emma Braeye

VP People In The Pocket

Martin Butler BW

Prof Dr Martin Butler

Vlerick Business School

Isabel Carrion BW

Isabel Carrion

People Officer ING BeLux

Veerle Cosyns BW

Veerle Cosyns

HR Director Ipsos

Leslie Cottenje BW

Leslie Cottenje

General Manager Codit

Karel Coudré BW

Karel Coudré

Technical Director Life & Health AXA Belgium

Annelies De Cooman BW

Annelies De Cooman

General Manager Corporate HR – Workforce of the future KBC

Michel De Lafonteyne BW

Michel De Lafonteyne

HR Director IBM Belgium

Veroniek De Schamphelaere BW

Veroniek De Schamphelaere

Vlerick Business School

Ann De Somere BW

Ann De Somere

HR Manager Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Katleen De Stobbeleir BW

Prof Dr Katleen De Stobbeleir

Vlerick Business School

Veerle De Witte BW

Veerle De Witte

CEO Standaard Boekhandel Groep

Marion De Bruyne BW

Prof Dr Marion Debruyne

Vlerick Business School

Hanne Decoutere BW

Hanne Decoutere


Ignace Decroix BW

Ignace Decroix

Vlerick Business School

Eva Derous BW

Prof Dr Eva Derous

Ghent University

Ann-Sophie Desmet BW

Ann-Sophie Desmet

Talent Acquisition Manager Agristo

Koen Dewettinck BW

Prof Dr Koen Dewettinck

Vlerick Business School

Wouter Duyck BW

Prof Dr Wouter Duyck

Ghent University

Sanne Fijneman-Ghielen BW

Prof Dr Sanne Fijneman-Ghielen

Tilburg University

Thierry Geerts BW

Thierry Geerts

Former Country Director Google Belgium

Peter Geiregat BW

Peter Geiregat

Chief People Officer TVH

Lode Godderis BW

Prof Dr Lode Godderis


Katrien Goossens BW

Katrien Goossens

Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Engie Belgium

Bert Haemels BW

Bert Haemels

Digital Technology & Innovation Manager SGS

Jelle Jacquet BW

Jelle Jacquet

Chief People Officer Orange Belgium

Sandrine Jorion BW

Sandrine Jorion

HR Director Siemens Healthineers

Dorien Leyers BW

Dorien Leyers


Joost Maegerman BW

Joost Maegerman

Intendant Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

Inge Neven BW

Inge Neven


Jan Nieuweboer BW

Jan Nieuweboer

HR Innovation Manager Rabobank

Marc Noppen BW

Prof Dr Marc Noppen

CEO UZ Brussel

Klaar Roeland BW

Klaar Roeland

Group Director Talent & Organization Development Puratos

Stefan Roelans

Team Manager Supply Chain Projects Colruyt Group Smart Technics

Katrien Schrever BW

Katrien Schrever

Talent Manager Jan De Nul Group

Veerle Simoens BW

Veerle Simoens

Artistiek en Algemeen Directeur Gent Festival van Vlaanderen

Tjerrie Smit BW

Tjerrie Smit

Chief Analytics Officer NN Group

Stijn Schouppe BW

Dr Stijn Schouppe

Vlerick Business School

Pieter Thienpont BW

Pieter Thienpont

Director Sales and Marketing Volvo Trucks Belux

Helen Tupper BW

Helen Tupper

Co-founder & CEO Amazing If

Ilse Van Belle BW

Ilse Van Belle

HR Director Fluvius

Sjoerd van den Heuvel BW

Prof Dr Sjoerd van den Heuvel

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Veronique Van Geel BW

Veronique Van Geel

HR Director BeLux Hilti

Jannah Van Nevel BW

Jannah Van Nevel

Zakelijk Leider International Opera Academy

Kristian Vandenhoudt BW

Kristian Vandenhoudt

VP Human Resources Atlas Copco

Karlien Vanderheyden BW

Prof Dr Karlien Vanderheyden

Vlerick Business School

Sep Vermeersch BW

Sep Vermeersch

Creative artist, facilitator & dancer

Ralf Wetzel BW

Prof Dr Ralf Wetzel

Vlerick Business School

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