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 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 Flanders Informal Summit focuses on ‘Powerful Leadership’, in connection with the artistic theme ‘Power’ of the Flanders Festival Ghent 2018. Together with a duo of inspiring speakers—Johan Thijs (CEO, KBC) and Martine Reynaers (CEO, Reynaers Aluminium)—Geert Bourgeois, Minister-President of the Flemish Government, will reflect on what leadership and responsibility means in the future. Flanders Festival Ghent will feature an extraordinary concert by the Portuguese singer Magda Mendes in the city’s opera house, the backdrop to an exciting opportunity for exchange and networking. 

The Flanders Informal Summit is organised by the following partners: