POSTPONED: Expert Talk Belgium: Open Collaboration

Due to the current developments in regards to Covid-19 we have decided, for the protection of our clients & employees, to postpone the event to September 29th. Please save the new date in your calendar!

It is no longer necessary to prove the benefits of collaboration and teamwork. Yet as business delves deeper into digital transformation and global presence, we must not forget the importance of interaction; interaction between people, with machines and across hierarchies.

Together with our partners Living Tomorrow and Nespresso Professional, Bene invites you to hear from three leading workplace experts on the subject: neuropsychologist Elke Geraerts, designer Tom Lloyd and digital champion Saskia von Uffelen.




from 2.30pm


Indringingsweg 1

1800 Vilvoorde





Elke Geraerts:
“Authentic Intelligence”

The digital revolution is a reality, and it threatens to disrupt countless jobs. The voices asking whether we can still compete against robots and artificial intelligence are getting louder. Shifting the focus back onto human beings, neuropsychologist Elke Geraerts points out that it is time to demystify technology and examines which uniquely human qualities can be used to ensure our viability in this disruptive world.

Tom Lloyd:
“How can Design Respond to the Challenges of the Day”

Network economy does not work well with traditional hierarchal structures, but rather thrives on cooperation, self-organisation and teamwork among equals. The designer Tom Lloyd explores collaboration within the context of changes in our society and how this has led his studio to completely rethink open collaborative environments.

Saskia von Uffelen:
“Why do we Need to Dare Today for Tomorrow?”

We are living in a digital age where everyone and everything is connected. When competition no longer comes from the sector and users are in the driver's seat, how long can we manage our organisations, our teams or our lives without making some fundamental changes? We need to create a new business model that balances short- and long-term results, as well as to help build a different society through personal choices, that is ready for the next generation.

The Expert Talks will be held in English and Dutch with French audio translation available via headsets.


2.30pm Doors open
3pm Welcome & introduction
3.30pm - 5pm Expert Talks incl. coffee breaks
5.30pm Cocktail Reception


Our partner Nespresso Professional will be providing some delicious coffee creations throughout the afternoon. To round off the day, there will also be a cocktail reception waiting for you.

We would be delighted to see you there!
Your Bene Team