For the eleventh edition of Leaders Meeting Paris, we have chosen “The Next Gen” as our central theme.
Paul Stoffels is a visionary leader who inspires and drives transformational innovation to bring years of life and quality of life to millions of people around the world. He is leading teams across all pharmaceutical sectors to discover and develop transformational healthcare solutions.
Tom Palmaerts is trendwatcher and managing partner at Trendwolves, a full service trend and implementation agency with a focus on young consumers and modern families. He is a worldwide keynote speaker and trend consultant. In 2008 Tom Palmaerts was awarded “Youth trend specialist of the year” by the Dutch trendwatching platform Second Sight, as a result of his drive, originality & passion. In 2015 he published a book ‘Futures’ together with Herman Konings and Joeri Van den Bergh.
Today Tom Palmaerts is fascinated by the combination of long term thinking and contemporary cultural shifts. Trendwolves guides companies that create the future. Topics are: 2030, young female muslims, megacities, phygital retail, food, mobility, modern tribes, generation Z, …
Professor Dr. Wouter Duyck is a high-profile speaker in the education debate. He is a professor of cognitive psychology at Ugent (Ghent University), and is also President of the UGent Psychology Program Committee. He has previously worked as a Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Researcher at Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). He received the triennial Prix de Psychologie for the best doctoral dissertation in psychological sciences, awarded by the Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts. His main research themes are the human brain, language development and working memory, bilingualism, cognitive development, language acquisition, dyslexia and others.
Paul Stoffels is a visionary leader whose aim is to add years of life and quality of life to millions of people around the world, by inspiring and driving innovations. He is leading teams across all pharmaceutical sectors to discover and develop transformational healthcare solutions. Previously, in his role as Worldwide Chairman at Johnson & Johnson, Paul led the transformation of the pharmaceutical research and development pipeline, which led to a fundamental shift in the R&D paradigm that is now a model in the industry for productivity and innovation. Paul studied Medicine at the University of Diepenbeek and the University of Antwerp and Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, also in Antwerp, Belgium.
Alain Dehaze has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of Adecco Group since 2015. From 1987 until 2007 he held senior positions in a number of European countries at Henkel, ISS, Solvus and USG People, among others. He plays an active role in shaping the labour markets of tomorrow as Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), as member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work, as Steward of the World Economic Forum (WEF) System on Education, Gender and Work and as Co-Chair of the Governors for the WEF’s Professional Services Industry Community. Alain Dehaze holds the Belgian nationality en was born in 1963. Alain Dehaze was trained as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School in Belgium.
Peter Adriaenssens (1954) is professor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). Furthermore, he is clinical director of the department of Child Psychiatry at the University Hospital of Leuven, where he supervises the hospital admissions for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Since 1987 he is director of the Confidential Child Abuse & Neglect Centre at the University Hospital Leuven. Professor Adriaenssens is family therapist and family therapy trainer at Context Center for marital and family therapy. He is also a well-respected author of different books about youth and education, such as “Verbolgen verbonden: Opgroeien in een complexe wereld” and “Gids voor succesvol opvoeden”.
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