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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......

Today we kick off our anniversary edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS. For the tenth year in a row, we gather Belgian business leaders, politicians and inspiring people from the cultural and academic world for three interesting days full of workshops around a particular topic. This year we......

For the tenth edition of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS, the ‘purpose economy’ was chosen as the central theme. But what is the purpose economy and why is it an interesting subject for discussion? A company cannot survive without producing profit. That seems to be the only general rule......

During the week of November 5, hundreds of invitations were send to the guests of LEADERSMEETING@PARIS 2018. The invites were accompanied by a beautiful bouquet and a complete program of the workshops that will be given during the anniversary edition of the event....

For the tenth year running, communications agency Bepublic is organising LEADERSMEETING@PARIS, a networking event in Paris focusing on Belgian entrepreneurs, politicians and top-level guest speakers to provide inspiration. For this anniversary edition, guests will include minister Maggie De Block, entrepreneur Roland Duchâtelet and psychiatrist Dirk......

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