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Retail HR & Talent Day

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9 Filip Williotstraat

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The only real HR trend is connecting as human beings!

The 2018 Retail HR & Talent Day is the first HR event for Retail in the BeNeLux. Designed for retailers, fueled with inspiration and industry best practices on how to address today’s and tomorrow’s HR challenges in Retail.

We bring together retail innovators & experts to push forward your HR efforts and keep pace with the rapid transformations within the retail sector. We offer the tools that help you leverage the human potential within your company.

What to expect?

  • A glimpse of what the future may look like
  • The role of the HR Manager redefined
  • The value of Talent Management 4.0 connecting human and digital
  • Data analytics and it’s role in getting more human
  • Roles instead of functions and why it is necessary
  • Teams as the building blocks of the future
  • How to make people love their jobs as well as your company
  • Collaborative leadership as a new way of managing
  • Talent mobility: a gamechanger in creating happy people and happy performance

For whom?

The Retail HR & Talent Day is for retailers who want to put people first and who are looking for best practices, tools and models to make it happen. We define retail in the broadest sense of the word as every company that offers products or services and has physical (retail)points where employees interact with the consumer.

  • CEO’s / Business Leaders
  • CHRO’s / HR Managers / Talent Managers / Senior HR Professionals
  • Operational Directors / Business Unit Leaders / Teamleaders

Meet our speakers

Marc Decorte

Founding Partner - Innowings

Marc is the Founding Partner of InnoWings, a Board & C-level Digital Business Transformation & Innovative Business Models coaching company. He is also the President & CEO for Shell in Belux since 10+ years. He serves on the board of different organizations like VITO (R&D in cleantech), BECI (Brussels Chamber of Commerce & Industry) and a number of innovative startups.

KEYNOTE: 3000 sandwiches a day

Karl Indigne

Marketing Director - Protime

Marketing Director - Protime

Karl Indigne is CMO @ Protime. He has been working in the HR services business for over 20 years and is convinced that you can’t do marketing without a strong support from the colleagues who are in touch with the customer. As such, he focuses more on internal culture than on external communication. That is why the efforts to be a Great Place to Work help to become a better services provider for your customers.

KEYNOTE: The ROI of Company Culture

Martine Beyers

Managing Director - UQ Talents

KEYNOTE: Identifying, connecting and mobilising talents

Jan Buermans

Owner - act2act

Jan Buermans completed university in 1990 as a Master in Communication Sciences.

During his career as an employee, he worked for 3 companies : ITT Promedia, Belgacom and Versatel Telecom. He started as a Sales Account Manager, performed as a Sales Manager at Belgacom and started up Versatel Telecom as a Sales Director.

In 2003 he decided to explore his expertise and experience in another way and created his own business in training, coaching, keynote speaking and consultancy.

Jan Buermans is an expert in communication, management, leadership, change and sales.

KEYNOTE: The added value in your company is the human capital

Marjolein Mesman

founding partner - Cube Retail

Marjolein Mesman is founding partner, trainer and coach at CUBE retail. The agency supports non food retailers and lifestyle brands with training and organization development.

After her Bachelor in Business Administration in Amsterdam, Marjolein joined Marks & Spencer as a management trainee in the UK, and never left the retail business. She was international retail operations manager for Dockers/Levi’s and started her own training agency in 2001.

With a passion for retail & people she combines her retail skills with several training and coaching degrees.

KEYNOTE: Retails biggest challenge towards 2030: people

Tom De Wachter

Managing Director - Insilencio

Tom is an expert in employer marketing. As the CEO of Insilencio he helps companies become an employer of choice. He's on a quest to convince CEO's that they should go for the hearts of their employees, before they should dream of customers loving their company. And when they'e up for this 'people first philosophy', he's ready to boost their employer brands.

KEYNOTE: How to turn your company into an employer of choice?

Sandra Vandorpe

Strategy Talent & Organization Lead BeLux - Accenture

Sandra is in charge of Accenture Talent & Organization Strategy BeLux and has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources Management.

Her main expertise lies in formulating People Strategies, designing organizations to implement these strategies, as well as developing and implementing initiatives that support business and HR strategies. Employee Experience & Employee Engagement, Employer Branding, Culture Shifts/shaping and redesigning HR organizations, as well as helping to develop companies’ Workforce of the Future and desiging Digital Workplaces are her main focuses.

Sandra graduated as a commercial engineer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and started her career as a financial auditor at Arthur Andersen.

She also worked at Deloitte, Belgacom (now Proximus) and Belgocontrol.

KEYNOTE: The (digital) workforce of the future

Filip De Cuyper

Director HR & Customer Delight

In his 25 years’ career, Filip has helped commercial networks grow, transform and excel. How? By aligning and enforcing the golden triangle :

  • People motivation, capability, focus and meaning
  • Customer centricity, innovation, effectivity and international development
  • Double-digit returns

To name a few of his experiences :

  • Transform cash & carry into customer centricity and innovative customer solutions as Director HR and Customer Delight with Media Markt-Saturn Belux/Group
  • Reorganize and build people capabilities, world class customer service and optimized business processes as Director Business Transformation and HR with The Phone House Benelux
  • Restructure and build a contemporary, dynamic and supportive network as General Manager Retail at Godiva EMEA
  • Co-managing several DCF increasing projects (diversification, differentiation, internationalization, partnering) and professionalizing the pioneering franchise system as Secretary General of Quick Restaurants Group
  • Consultancy and management for about 15 multi-unit companies operating services, restaurants, retail, apparel, FMCG
  • Co-owner and co-founder of 2 companies operating chocolate bars and Asian lifestyle stores
  • Be the change you want to see as attorney, assistant professor and judge specialized in business law

KEYNOTE: People as strategic differentiator in the transition from box moving towards customer centricity

Reggy-Charles Degen

Head of leadership Module EMM Solvay (ULB) - Partner Youmancapital

KEYNOTE: Collaborative Leadership down to the shop floor

Ilse De Vis

Your host for the day

Ilse De Vis is an experienced multilingual presenter. She started her career as the first digital announcer of Belgacom TV presenting & producing the programme Zoom.

In 2011 she started at the business TV channel Kanaal Z presenting two shows: "Z-ondernemen" and "Immo op Z". Today she presents 'Z-Mastercooks'.

In addition, she has gained a lot of experience in presenting events. Companies such as Sony, Vlerick Business School, Unizo, Q8, Roularta, KPMG, Havenbedrijf, DKV, etc., have all entrusted her with multilingual presentations (NL, FR, ENG).

She has addressed CEO's, government leaders and even members of the Royal family. She also demonstrated great skill in moderating panels and interviews.


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