Freelancers in Belgium Day 2022

Freelancers in Belgium Day 2022

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From €188.70

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Location

BluePoint Brussels

80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers

1030 Brussels

Belgium

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Meet freelancers. Learn about starting and growing a freelance business. Get inspiration, support and motivation to forward your career.

About this event

Freelancers in Belgium Day 2022 is all about sharing knowledge and experiences.

A truly by freelancers for freelancers event where you can enjoy a magical sense of belonging before, during and long after the event.

Go home with answers to questions you didn’t know you had and inspiration on how to keep moving forward with tons of new energy.

The last Freelancers in Belgium Day conference was sold out so don't hesitate too long to get your ticket!

What previous attendees said:

“High value and high-quality event, where freelancers are gathering and sharing their experience very openly plus you can get a huge help in any area where you are struggling.”

“An event to meet other freelancers, get inspiration and make new connections.”

“Go! You get so many tips & tricks from many aspects in such a short time”

“A lot of new information for starters. Good to meet other freelancers and learn from each other.”

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Who is this event for?

Expertise

- Freelancers in any field of expertise! Designers, photographers, videographers…HR professionals , IT & digital specialists, marketers, copywriters, translators, journalists, admins, trainers, coaches, business consultants...

Level

- People considering becoming a freelancer

- New and advanced freelancers

Origin

- We welcome Belgium-based freelancers from all over Belgium and the world!

- The conference will be in English

Interaction

Don't expect a conference where you sit and take notes. If you actively participate with questions, share what you know, and approach new connections with an open mind you get more out of this day.

We are aware that many freelancers are introverts so we also foresee quiet corners to recharge.

We will also help you connect with fellow freelancers.

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Program

9:00 - 9:30 Doors open

Check-in. Get a nice goodie bag, a lottery number and stickers. Enjoy coffee & new opportunities with a headstart with networking

9:30-10:25 Start of the program

  • Welcome & Presenting the day
  • Presentations: What does the future look like for freelancers in Belgium? What's Insights into major trends and challenges that shape the current labour market and freelance landscape in Belgium and beyond. Find out about the skills in demand, hourly rate benchmarks and market evolution.

10:35-12:30 Break-out workshops

Start2Freelance Arena

  • 10:35 How to Start Freelancing – 7 Principles for Launching a Successful Freelance Career: Practical tips, information and guidelines regarding uncertainty, pricing, finding customers and more to help you start your life as a freelancer successfully.
  • 11:15 Setting up your freelance business - Get information about the administrative and legal things to consider before starting. Learn the requirements to be able to start part or full-time, choose between self-proprietorship or a limited company, how to register your business, and arrange social security and legal aspects such as terms and conditions and GDPR.
  • 11:55 Accounting basics: How to find an accountant, what are your obligations? Where can you optimise for taxes as a starter?

Financial Security for Freelancers

  • 10:35 Invest in index ETFs/funds: Simple and effective investing for financial freedom
  • 11:15 Insurances securing freelancers: Learn about civil and professional liability, pension and protection in case of loss of income due to illness, hospitalisation, death or accident.
  • 11:55 Tax optimisation

Personal and Professional Development

  • 10:35 Do you know what’s blocking your business growth? During this intro session, we’ll explore what’s currently blocking us to achieve our big hairy audacious goal(s) through a simple, interactive and truth-revealing exercise.
  • 11:15 Yesterday you said tomorrow - take action now to reach your goals - In this session, you'll learn how to set real goals and get tips on how to actually make them a reality. And you’ll immediately take action towards reaching your goals, already during the event!
  • 11:55 Managing your energy for an optimal life-life balance

Speed networking

  • Mix and match with fellow freelance professionals during a facilitated speed networking, new rounds at 10:35, 11:15 and 11:55.

You will be able to move between the tracks.

The program is in development so there might still be changes. More sessions will be announced!

12:30 - 14:30 Extra-long 2 hour lunch with a lot of extras

  • Complimentary food, drinks and, of course, unlimited coffee!
  • Networking. You'll get access to the attendee list, including background information and contact details of the freelancers to set meetings during the lunch break. We will assign volunteers as networking ambassadors. They will strike up conversations and make introductions so that you don't have to enter groups of people on your own. And you get special ice-breaker question cards for more meaningful connections!
  • Expo Business Clinic & Job Market: Discover freelance dedicated jobs, services and products.
  • The Mentor Bar - ask advanced freelancers anything
  • The Coach Lounge - meet business coaches who can help you forward your freelance career
  • The Quiet Room - an area for introverts to recharge guilt-free
  • Get a free LinkedIn profile audit with LinkedIn expert and trainer Mic Adam
  • Service Swap Board - Want to trade your skills and knowledge with other freelancers? Tell what you need and can offer on the service swap board. Trade e.g your graphic design skills for business coaching, or social media tips for a translation.
  • Professional headshot (at extra cost) with photographer Alex Harris - more info to come!
  • Creative Work Show - Creative Freelancers in Belgium proudly present the works they are most proud of

14:30 - 16:15 Presentations Finding, getting and keeping clients successfully & Closing

  • 14:30 Actions and lessons learned about the Freelancers in Belgium Day 2022
  • 14:45 Social Selling for freelancers - discover many, not-so-common tips for your social media profiles, content and sharing your expertise on social media, with the purpose of building your credibility and network and ultimately getting more, and better assignments as a freelancer.
  • 15:15 Closing keynote

Lottery with freelance prizes

  • Get a chance to win prizes that propel your life and business as a freelancer

Closing: Freelance Bloopers

  • Freelancers share their biggest mistakes and lessons learned in this fun and fast-paced closing session

16:00 - 17:00 Freelance Apero

  • After-conference networking with a glass of bubbly or other preferred drink, snacks and tunes.

The final program is still be to announced!

Moderator

The event will be moderated by Katrina Sichel. She is a London-born, Brussels-based, with 25 years of experience in communications as an Event Presenter/Moderator, TV Producer and Campaign Director.

Among other roles in an eclectic career, as Head of Production for an award-winning TV PR company, she produced syndicated news reports for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, Reuters, AP, CNBC etc, interviewing high-profile figures from the business, politics, arts, sport and fashion spheres – Tony Blair, David Hockney and JK Rowling; Tom Hanks, Sir Alex Ferguson and Diana Ross, to name a few.

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FAQ + Terms and conditions

Cancellation & Refund

You can request a ticket refund (minus ticket fees) up until 2 weeks before the event. After that, there is no refund possible. You can transfer your ticket to another name free of charge anytime.

In case the event is cancelled for unforeseeable reasons you will receive a refund (minus ticket admin fees).

Invoice

You can change your ticket information and download the invoice by logging into your Eventbrite account. Please note that invoicing details can't be changed so please add the correct VAT details.

Personal data

By purchasing a ticket you give your consent for FREELANCE FORWARD VZW - the organiser of Freelancers in Belgium Day to collect, process and use your personal data for the purposes of processing the purchase of your ticket.

This information will be used for the purposes of processing ticket sales and compiling delegate lists which will be published on our websites and across any relevant online portals, websites or platforms, and circulated by email to our email database, which includes all past and current delegates. If you do not wish your name, photograph, the country where based and company name to appear on the delegate list please email jenny.bjorklof@freelancersinbelgium.be

See our terms and conditions here.

See also Eventbrite's Terms here.

Films and photography

The event will be filmed and photographed. By purchasing a ticket you consent to being filmed or photographed by the organisers (or its representatives) and to the organisers using your name, image and/or voice in such photographs or films for the purpose of promoting our events, services and products. No remuneration is payable for such use.

Behaviour

You are expected to behave in a professional and appropriate manner at the event. We reserve the right to refuse entry or require you to leave if your behaviour is deemed unacceptable.

Valuables

There are lockers available to store valuable items during the event. The organisers are not liable in case of loss or theft.

Parking & Public transport

There are about 200 parking spots for € 11/day available on a first-come first-served basis, there is no way to reserve a spot.

We recommend participants come by public transport. The stops Meiser and Diamant are a 5-minute walk from the venue. There is a direct bus connection to the central station. During rush hour we recommend to taking the metro/tram despite the need to change in between.

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Event partners:

The Freelancers in Belgium Day 2022 is hosted by

Agoria Techlancers

Agoria Techlancers is a community of technological freelancers in Belgium.

Are you an independent IT professional, engineer or other technological freelancers? Then Agoria Techlancers is your access to a large and lively network of professionals like you. Learning every day, working together smartly and above all… finding new clients. Find out more and join here.

The event is supported by

Start2Freelance by Securex

Kickstart your career as a freelancer with the tools from Securex

Digicount

Digital accounting company Digicount for all accounting and bookkeeping needs.

Accountable

Accountable is the best friend of self-employed professionals.

With their mobile & web app, you can get all of your accounting under control, from managing receipts, creating personalized invoices & tracking payments to generating VAT returns.

Thanks to the connection to the bank account, the self-employed see at any point in time what they earn net & what they’ll owe to the tax office. With personalized tax tips & proactive customer service, admin & taxes are no longer a lonely task. Free version available. Learn more here.

GIGHOUSE

GIGHOUSE is a Belgian matching platform, free of charge that helps freelancers in the field of Human Resources, Digital and Design, Marketing and Communication, IT, Administration & Finance to receive qualitative projects with a guaranteed cultural fit. Their user-friendly mobile application is a must-have for all freelancers looking to enhance their careers. See open vacancies and add your profile here.

Malt

Malt’s mission is to create a world where everyone is free to choose the best people to work with. We encourage all freelancers in Belgium active in IT, design and marketing to sign up now here.

Tech.Lounge

Developed by 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁, the 𝗧𝗲𝗰𝗵.𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲 is a 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 in 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗽 & 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘀 equipped with the 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.

Tech.Lounge Brussels (1200 m2) and Tech.Lounge Antwerpen (1000m2) consist of workspaces with 𝗳𝗶𝘅𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲𝘀, 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀, 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘅𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘇𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗮, 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿.

This new concept of co-working is meant for 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁-𝘂𝗽𝘀, 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲-𝘂𝗽𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘂𝗿𝘀, 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀 looking for a creative environment and eager to participate in a working 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 where 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄-𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱. It is a stimulating environment and an ideal meeting place for business meetings outside the city center without loss of time, useful for commuters for example.

The Tech.Lounge offers a brainstorming arena and a classroom of the future for bigger meetings. The 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗣𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁 offers 𝟮𝟬 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺𝘀 for all types of events.

Tech.Lounge Brussels and Antwerp are both 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 with a lot of of parking facilities in our 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀.

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