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Duval Union’s visionary leader Jo Caudron wants the next generation to learn to look positively to the future again. This can be done by mapping out phenomena that are already occurring today and discovering patterns between them. “This allows us to philosophise and prepare ourselves......

While Professor Peter Adriaenssens expressed his concern about the mental health of the next generation,professor Wouter Duyck focuses on cognitive development of that generation. He warns that the cognition of the Belgian and more specifically the Flemish younger generations is deteriorating considerably. According to him,......

Even in Belgian politics, the “next gen” is present. That is why the youngest minister of the new Flemish government, Benjamin Dalle, was invited to give his vision on the next generation during the gala dinner of LEADERS MEETING PARIS. Dalle clearly believes in this......

“The next generation: we’re right in it. That’s how child and adolescent psychiatrist Peter Adriaenssens started his keynote speech at LEADERS MEETING PARIS. One third of the world’s population today is under the age of 15. They will soon be the largest population of parents......

On the second day of LEADERS MEETING PARIS the visionary entrepreneur Paul Deneve was the first to take the floor. Since “The Next Gen” is the central theme of this edition, Deneve thought it would be a good idea to share the stage with someone......

Whoever who says pharmacy, says Johnson & Johnson. Whoever says Johnson & Johnson, says Paul Baron Stoffels. For 28 years, the renowned physician has worked as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer for the global pharmaceutical company. His goal is to......

During the eleventh edition of LEADERS MEETING PARIS, the network event not only wants about the next generation, but also with the next generation. That’s why Isabel Albers talked to three young brilliant minds about the future. Damya Laoui, Research Professor Cellular and Molecular Immunology......

About 150 Belgian policy makers and business leaders will gather in Paris next Friday for three days, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the next generation. To inspire them, 12 keynote speakers will share their visions on how politics, economy, culture and even biology......

This year, Leaders Meeting Paris will address the concerns that young people are expressing en masse today. That’s why the networking event’s eleventh edition will be looking for answers to the question of how the leaders of today can ensure a better, healthier, more sustainable......

During the tenth edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS, several leaders and politicians discussed about the quest for ‘purpose’ in what is called the ‘purpose economy’. Business leaders of today agree: a company must be meaningful for its employees and society. But how do you do that? The......

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist at KU Leuven Dirk De Wachter believes that sadness and failure are essential to give purpose to our economy. “Failure gives us new ideas. Therefore, it are interesting moments that everyone, also politicians and leaders, should allow. Only focussing on short term......

The purpose economy cannot stand without political support. Maggie De Block, Belgian Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health agrees, but also points out the political challenges. “When talking about public health, we often have to make rational choices in an emotional context. That’s hard”,......

Art historian and general director of BOZAR Paul Dujardin believes that art and culture can help social, political and economical reformations. With BOZAR, Dujardin hopes to cocreate, coproduce and copresent purpose in our current society. By taking a walk through history, Paul Dujardin showed the......

By looking at history, serial entrepreneur Roland Duchâtelet questions whether our current economic system is good enough. According to Duchâtelet, governments and entreprises need to think more about how they can make their people happy, while thinking less about profit alone. Automation can help in......

Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment & Trade, states Flemish companies have a lot of international potential. As a big believer of the purpose economy, she believes value driven leadership, talent and consumers are essential to create a successful international business. There are 5 P’s......

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, full professor of climatology and sustainable development sciences at UCL, points out the purpose of our economy should be to keep our planet livable. According to Van Ypersele, it does not make sense to manage a company if there’s no world anymore......

Sofie Foets, social entrepreneur and managing director of TADA expresses her main concern for the purpose economy: integration. And more specifically: integration of the Belgian youth with a non-EU background. “Because these young minds can become the leaders of tomorrow”, Foets says. As the central......

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