General info

Belfius Tower Square Charles Rogier 1210 Sint-Josse-ten-Node Belgium

This event is exclusive and free for GUBERNA members.

A fee of €75 (excl. VAT) will be charged in case of no show without prior notice.

CPD points

Innovation on the board’s agenda: a launchpad out of the systemic crisis

Since our Economic Forum 2021, the world has dramatically changed: the war in Ukraine, soaring energy prices and double-digit inflation rates, have exposed a range of new fragilities. These remind us how important it is to preserve autonomy and build a robust economy in a world where global effects of climate change are accelerating. If Europe has taken the leadership in sustainability, other areas like technological innovation remain weak, hindering competitiveness and long-term resilience. Because technology is now everywhere, rising disruptive trends will affect any kind of business, whatever it’s sector or size. 

Long-term value creation is therefore strongly intertwined with the capacity to innovate, and innovation starts in the boardroom: it’s a critical business imperative requiring focus to adequately deploy financial, technological, human and natural resources. 

Should boards become more tech-savvy? What do they need to better understand and manage the risks but also the opportunities of quantum computing, enhanced connectivity, artificial intelligence or next-generation materials? 

To answer these questions and many others, we kindly invite you to join us on 6 December 2022 for the GUBERNA Economic Forum.

Discover the programme below.





Welcome speech & Introduction

  • Chris Sunt, Chair Board of Directors Belfius
  • Sandra Gobert, Executive Director GUBERNA


Keynote speech

  • Marianne Collin, CRO Belfius

Panel discussion and Q&A

  • Moderator: Véronique Goossens, Chief Economist Belfius
  • Marc Raisière, CEO Belfius
  • Gaelle Helsmoortel, CEO dgenious and Chair Women on Board
  • Patrick Van den Bossche, Lead Sustainability Agoria
  • Elke Kraemer, Founder Clusity and InspiringFifty
  • Danielle Jacobs, CEO Beltug

Closing & Walking dinner