Program

2018 Edition program

For the tenth edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS, we have chosen “The purpose economy” as our central theme.

  • Mr. Wouter Beke, chairman of CD&V, member of the federal parliament, and mayor of Leopoldsburg

    Wouter Beke is the current chairman of CD&V and mayor of Leopoldsburg. He is undoubtedly one of the most important politicians in Belgium.

  • Ms. Françoise Chombar, CEO of Melexis

    Françoise Chombar is co-founder, CEO and Director of Melexis. Before starting there, she worked for Elmos GmbH and the Elex group. Next to being CEO of Melexis she is equally president of the STEM platform, an advisory board to the Flemish government.

  • Mr. Piet Goddaer, singer-songwriter and producer

    Piet Goddaer, also known as Ozark Henry, is a composer and producer as well as an arranger. That means he’s completely involved in every aspect of his albums’ development. His debut album came out in 1996 and was unanimously well-received.

Friday 23 November 2018

8.30 AM | Reception at the Thalys Lounge, Brussels-South station
12.00 PM | Lunch at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
2.00 PM | Workshop
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3.00 PM | Coffee break
3.30 PM | Workshop
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7.00 PM | Reception with champagne tasting at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
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8.00 PM | Exclusive dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris with keynote speaker
11.00 PM | End of the dinner & departure to the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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Saturday 24 November 2018

8.00 AM | Morning run to the Eiffel Tower
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8.00 AM - 10.00 AM | Breakfast at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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10.00 AM | Workshop with Mr. Zhong Yuan Xu, Co-founder & Global Director Hospitality at Lightspeed

Zhong Xu, Co-founder & Global Director Hospitality at Lightspeed

Zhong Xu is co-founder & global director of hospitality at Lightspeed since Lightspeed acquired POSIOS in 2014. At Lightspeed he is building the cloud based restaurant platform of the future which is now providing a solution to customers in more than 100 countries.

Zhong Xu is an entrepreneur passionate about mobile, SAAS and cloud technologies. He started his first company when he was 17 building websites for the hospitality business. After graduating from Ghent University with a M.Sc. degree in software engineering (2009), Zhong joined young start-up Siruna where he gained invaluable experience in growing a start-up into an international brand. Then, Zhong worked as senior engineer for EVS Broadcast where he created mobile and cloud solutions for customers such as the London Olympics, UEFA and BBC. In 2012, he co-founded POSIOS and started his journey to bring a user friendly and innovative solution to the hospitality industry.

11.00 AM | Coffee break
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11.30 AM | Workshop with Mr. Paul Dujardin, CEO - Artistic Director of BOZAR

Paul Dujardin, CEO – Artistic Director of BOZAR

Under the leadership of Paul Dujardin, the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels has turned into BOZAR an internationally recognized European multidisciplinary arts platform, attracting over 1 million visitors each year with its exhibitions, concerts, film and theatre performances, debates and interdisciplinary projects. Paul is advocating since many years for the importance of arts&culture for society as a whole, for the European project, for international relations but also in relation to innovation in science, technology and economics. He strives to make BOZAR a truly European house of culture and innovation, creating dialogue and exchange between communities, countries and cultures.

1.00 PM | Free lunch and free time
7.00 PM | Reception with champagne tasting at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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8.00 PM | Gala dinner at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand with keynote speaker
11.00 PM | End of the dinner
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Sunday 25 November 2018

8.00 AM - 10.00 AM | Breakfast at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
10.00 AM | Workshop
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11.00 AM | Coffee break
11.30 AM | Workshop with Mr. Frederik Sioen, singer-songwriter & composer

Frederik Sioen, singer-songwriter & composer

In 2001 Frederik Sioen records his first demo song and he successfully participates in a few music competitions. 250 concerts later he forms the band Sioen with which he independently records his first album ‘See You Naked’. The now famous and much praised song ‘Cruisin’ immediately conquered the charts.

Another 17 years further, Sioen delivered 6 albums, rocked the stage of Rock Werchter 3 times, and the band toured through Europe, South Africa and South Korea. Frederik composed music for theatre, film and the lauded television series ‘Marsman’ (Belgian channel ‘Eén’). In 2016 he demonstrated his talent in the television show ‘Liefde Voor Muziek’ on channel VTM.

1.00 PM | Lunch at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand and closing of the tenth edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS
3.55 PM | Departure Thalys to Brussels
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OUR AMAZING 2018 PARTNERS

All guests were invited by these partners. Without them this event would not be possible.