The Flanders Informal Summit

Powerful leadership

19 November 2018

For the tenth year in succession, the Flanders Informal Summit brings together leading figures from the academic, technological, economic and cultural worlds for an informal gathering where culture and enterprise go hand in hand. Ten prominent organisations, including Flanders Festival Ghent, are together inviting more than 700 decision-makers from the Belgian and international communities. It is no coincidence that this meeting is taking place in Ghent, a city that remains a magnet for so many talented, young and creative entrepreneurs. The city’s opera house is the inspiring meeting place that will form the backdrop to an exciting opportunity for exchange and networking.

The Flanders Informal Summit is intended to put Flanders more firmly on the international map. Geert Bourgeois, the chairman of the summit and Minister-President of the Flemish Government, will reflect on leadership together with a duo of inspiring keynote speakers. The theme is ‘Strong Leadership’, which links up with this year’s Flanders Festival Ghent theme of ‘Power’, and within this theme the Flanders Informal Summit will consider what good leadership will mean in future. There will be a special focus on science and technology, young talent and diversity as aspects of this theme.

The Flanders Informal Summit is organised by the following partners: