Edition 2019

 programme 2019

For the eleventh edition of Leaders Meeting Paris, we have chosen “The Next Gen” as our central theme.

  • Alain Dehaze

    He 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 for example Henkel, ISS, Solvus and USG People.

  • Paul Stoffels

    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.

  • Peter Adriaenssens

    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.

Friday 8 November 2019

8.30 AM | Reception at the Thalys Lounge, Brussels-South station
9.13 AM | Departure Thalys to Paris
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10.55 AM | Arrival at Paris Gare du Nord and departure buses to the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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11.30 AM | Welcome and check-in at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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12.00 PM | Lunch
2.00 PM | Official Opening
2.15 PM | Introduction on this year’s theme with Mr. Tom Palmaerts, Futurist & Trendwatcher

Tom Palmaerts, Futurist & Trendwatcher

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, …

3.30 PM | Coffee break
4.00 PM | Workshop with Mr. Wouter Duyck, Professor of Experimental Psychology, UGent

Wouter Duyck, Professor of Experimental Psychology, UGent 

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.

7.00 PM | Reception with champagne tasting at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines
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8.00 PM | Exclusive dinner with Mr. Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines

Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson

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.

11.00 PM | End of the dinner & departure to the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
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Saturday 9 November 2019

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. Alain Dehaze, CEO The Adecco Group

Alain Dehaze, CEO The Adecco Group

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.

11.00 AM | Coffee break
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11.30 AM | Workshop with Mr. Peter Adriaenssens, Head of practice Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Leuven

Peter Adriaenssens, Head of practice Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Leuven

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”.  

1.00 PM | 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

Sunday 10 November 2019

8.00 AM - 10.00 AM | Breakfast at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand
10.00 AM | Workshop
11.00 AM | Coffee break
11.30 AM | Workshop
1.00 PM | Lunch at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand and closing of the eleventh edition of Leaders Meeting Paris
2.45 PM | Departure buses to Paris Gare du Nord
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3.55 PM | Departure Thalys to Brussels
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