The future of work: turning breakthrough ideas into actions

We are working hard on a solid and engaging agenda enhanced by truly inspiring cases, provocative addresses, real-world best practices, and research-based guidance.

More specifically, the program will cover the practical preparation to the future of work in a variety of business and HR domains beyond traditional HRM discussions.

Detailled program:


Parallel Master Class Sessions

Treating Your Employees Like Customers: the Airbnb Case
The Conceptual Paradox of Self-Directed Teams: Brilliance or Blunder?
Employee Experience: Beyond the Buzz towards a Business-Focused and Data-Driven Strategy
Reshaping Training and L&D Agility to Nurture the Future of Work
Unlocking the Flexible Organization:Organizational Design for an Uncertain Future
The A-Z of the Organization Culture

Plenary Program Part 1

Introduction to the Future of Work
Virginie Claes, Chief Energizer Officer, HR Leadership Summit

Executive panel 1 – The Future of Work in Action
Cindy Dewitte, HR Director, Multipharma
Claire Petit, HR Director, Iris Group
Evelien Vanden Brande, HR Manager, Japan Tobacco International
Kristian Vandenhoudt, Vice President HR, Atlas Copco

Navigating the Future of Work: Shift, Impact, Opportunities
Richard Coombes, Partner Human Capital, Deloitte UK

The Paradox of Self-Directed Teams
Wout Van Impe, Group Director, Mercuri Urval

Realizing the Real Potential of the Future of Work
Steven Scheers, Global Chief HR Officer, Avast

Executive panel 2 – FoW: Real Challenges for New Realities
Louise Coster, Global HR Director, SWIFT
Nigel Miller, Global Chief HR Officer, Edelman
Cees Rombouts, HR Business Partner, Dow Chemical
Steven Scheers, Global Chief HR Officer, Avast
Liesbeth Van Malderghem, HR Transformation Lead, Deloitte

CHRO Cocktail & Networking


Plenary Program Part 2 – Including the CHRO Executive Dinner

Preparing your Organization for the Future of Work: the CEO Perspective
Stephan De Brouwer, Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s Belgium; President, COMEOS

How HR Analytics are Shaping and Powering the Future of Work
Anette Böhm, Sr. General Manager Corporate HR, KBC Group
Luk Smeyers, Practice Leader & Founder, iNostix

Aligning HRM Daily Realities with FoW Trends
Inge Diels, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte
Yves Van Durme, Human Capital Lead, Deloitte

Open Bar & Networking


End of the Summit