14 Oct 2016

International knowledge workers: how to attract, engage and keep them

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Friday 14 October 2016
13h30 - 17h00

Organisated and coordinated by Leuven.Inc as part of Leuven MindGate Supported by: HR Square

120 euro (ex. VAT): members Leuven MindGate, Leuven.Inc and HR Square
180 euro (ex. VAT): all others
This fee will include the whitepaper with the results of the survey.

Registrations by Wednesday 5 October at the latest, preferably via the online registration form (use the 'Info & Registration' button) or by email to admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact and invoice details).

After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. The registration fee is payable after receipt of invoice. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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Vlaams Administratief Centrum (VAC)
Dirk Bouts Auditorium
Diestsepoort 6
3000 Leuven
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Establishing Leuven as a top working and living environment for international talent

Leuven is one of Europe’s premier regions for innovation and entrepreneurship. Its hospitals, internationally renowned knowledge centers, bio-incubators, spin-offs and its creative sector make it a strong player in the fields of health care, high-tech and creativity. To keep this position, we should grow Leuven into a permanent magnet for innovative companies and top talent. That is one of the key goals of the new Leuven MindGate initiative.

In this seminar, the speakers will discuss the People-aspect of Leuven MindGate and give you insights on:

  • The needs of the international employees and their families when relocating
  • The practices implemented by companies, organizations and public services aimed at international citizens and employees
  • What companies and public services can do to grow Leuven into a top living and working environment

These insights are based upon a detailed survey carried out by Leuven MindGate.


13h30: Registration participants

14h00: Introduction: International talent - a challenge for the region and its organizations. Hubert De Neve, Executive Vice-President HR imec

14h10: The needs of international talent when relocating to and integrating in a new environment Deb Vansteenwegen, Head of HR Management Senior Academic Staff, KU Leuven

14h30: Testimonial of an employee

14h40: Practices of the city and organizations in Leuven region to support international workers Eve Sermon, HR talent specialist imec

15h00: Testimonial of an employer

15h10: Coffee break & Press moment

15h40: Towards a top-level working and living environment: recommendations to companies and authorities Hubert De Neve, Executive Vice-President HR imec

16h10: International House Copenhagen: a success story Michael Ryan Andersen, Team Leader at International House Copenhagen, Denmark

16h40: Closing remarks Mohamed Ridouani, Deputy Mayor of the city of Leuven

16h50: Networking drink