Thursday, May 19, 2011

European Business Summit 2011

The European Business Summit, EBS, new style. Not quantity but quality was the goal this year. Impressive line-up of speakers, smooth organisation. Second edition under general manager Maggy Peeters. New congress partner Seauton, with CEO Jan Samyn, certainly has raised the level of professionalism. Brilliant Scala choir moment during excellent diner (Kolacny brothers).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School

Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School succeeded in maintaining the 35th position in the Financial Times Ranking 2011 for Executive Education. Quite an achivement for a Belgium business school. More than 6000 business schools are active in the market of Executive Education worldwide. Flanders should support Vlerick in the best possible way to help the school grow a permanent top 10 position in the FT ranking. Although the list was published by The Financial Times, we don't live in 'financial times' (the tagline of the FT) anymore, we live in 'science times'. Flanders needs to be spearheading initiatives, such as creating excellent business schools, ultimately bridging science and industry if we are to compete with the growth countries in the South and the East.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Belgian Rowing Championships

Successful Belgian Rowing Championships last weekend. About 4000 visitors visited the Championship venue at Hazewinkel. More than 720 atlethes and 500 boats participated during the Championships. A series of new sponsors made the event profitable again since many years: a.o. Presentation sponsor Office Shop, Mudan Rouge, Premier Cercle, Eurobussing, Brother, Province of Antwerp, Youth Sports Foundation Camille Paulus and community sponsor OLPC (One Laptop Per Child).

Above left: Mudan Rouge Dance Performance. During the afternoon break public and atlethes could witness a beautiful dance performance of sponsor Mudan Rouge and three dancers of the Ballet of Flanders. New Chinese-Belgian Lingerie brand Mudan Rouge created an 8 minute dance especially for the Belgian Rowing Championships.
Middle: line up of company cars of presentation sponsor The Office Shop near the arrival tower.
Below: Championship organizor Ronald Janssens and Head of the Jury Mrs De Wispelaere

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