Speakers

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Andreas Holtermann

Prof., National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

Andreas has published more than 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals, supervised more than 10 PhD students, and given numerous invited lectures at international conferences and seminars.

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Bart De Smet

CEO, Ageas, Belgium

Bart De Smet was born in 1957 and is a Belgian national. He earned a degree in mathematical sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain (KULeuven), but also has diplomas in Actuarial Sciences (KULeuven) and Managerial Sciences (KULeuven).

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Geert Van Hootegem

Prof., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Geert Van Hootegem is general director at HIVA-KU Leuven and a senior full professor of Sociology at the KU Leuven (Belgium), teaching organisational design and change management.

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Hans Martin Hasselhorn

Prof., Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

Hans Martin Hasselhorn, MD, is Professor of Occupational Health and head of the Department of Occupational Health Science at the University of Wuppertal (www.arbwiss.uni-wuppertal.de/en).

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Hugo Westerlund

Prof., Stress Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Hugo Westerlund is Director and Head of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University. He investigates how social and psychological exposures across the life course impact on health, mortality and quality of life.

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Yves Verschueren

General Director, Essenscia, Belgium - President ECEG (European Chemical Employers Group)

Yves Verschueren is Managing Director of Essenscia vzw/asbl and President ECEG (European Chemical Employers Group).

David Ducheyne - Plenary Keynote

President of hrpro.be, Owner of Otolith and Academic Director HR Practice at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

David Ducheyne is a specialist in people strategies, leadership and organizational development. He has gathered international experience with Henkel, Alcatel, Case New Holland, Securex and the University of Ghent. As an author he has published on Sustainable Leadership, Customzed Work, Health Management and Learning. He's also an avid blogger and key note speaker.

Frank Vander Sijpe

HR Research Director, Securex, Belgium

Frank Vander Sijpe is head of Securex study centre, HR Research. He leads a team of experts who conduct research into absenteeism due to illness, stress, staff turnover and motivation of employees and their managers. In recent years, Frank has specialised in the trends on the labour market, and the way in which ‘work’ will be shaped in the future

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Jari Hakanen

Prof., Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland

Jari Hakanen is Docent in social psychology at the University of Helsinki, where he obtained his PhD. He is also Research Professor at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Plenary Keynote Speaker - Jos Akkermans

Prof., VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jos Akkermans is Associate Professor of Sustainable Careers and Organizational Behavior at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is an associate editor for Career Development International and a member of the executive team of the Academy of Management Careers Division.

Wim De Vilder

Presenter of the conference

Wim De Vilder studied communications science and has a degree in law. He speaks 5 languages and is besides a news anchor, television host and journalist for the Flemish television, also giving media trainings. Here's a short overview of his work.