Programme 2018

Meet the speakers

The programme of BCF Career Event Belgium consisted of many different sessions, to ensure there was something for everybody. Varying subjects like job application advice, entrepreneurship or what to do with a PhD were all covered. During the programme you could learn more about subjects like these, and more.

Click here to see the speakers from 2018.

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10.00 - 10.50
Keynote: From idea to 2.5B market cap in 10 years
Tim Van Hauwermeiren, CEO, argenx

11.00 - 11.30
A recruiter’s perspective on a winning CV
Luc Sevenhuijsen, PRIMER Professionals

11.40 - 12.10
The science of good communication
Amy Leblanc, Turnstone Communications

12.20 - 12.50
Leaving academia, tips and tricks on how to valorize your PhD
Mathias Schroijen, Focus Research

13.00 - 13.30
Job application in the digital age
Dennis Dreesen, AUSY, a Randstad company

14.20 - 15.10
Academia vs. industry
Panel discussion



11.00 - 11.30
Pitches of professionals in project management, different perspectives
- Femke De Ruyck, Sr. Project Manager, CMAST
- Tim Devlamynck, Project Coordinator, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant 
- Céline Druart CANCELLED

12.35 - 12.50
Career paths out of research
Fréderique Backaert, pi life sciences consultancy

13.00 - 13.30
Jens De Vos, Camel-IDS


13.40 - 14.10
What you wear has much more impact than you think!
Laurence Boxus

14.20 - 14.50
Career opportunities in the pharma industry
Stefaan Fiers,


11.00 - 11.30
Advance your career through professional skill development
Health and Life Science Academy
Stefan Vanderhauwaert,

11.40 - 12.10
Which are the six key skill areas in demand in Life Science and how to acquire these skills?
Health and Life Science Academy

BioBizz Café
13.40 - 14.10 Round 1
14.20 - 14.50 Round 2
15.00 - 15.30
Round 3
In collaboration with, we will organise a special edition of the BioBizz Café. During ‘BioBizz@BCF’ job seekers can have round table discussions with representatives from Life Sciences companies in an informal set-up.

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