From October 5th to 7th, over 1200 entrepreneurs, both laureates and members, gathered in Brussels for the 8th edition of the Réseau Entreprendre Biennial.

This is the first time that the Biennial has been held outside of France, and the event was attended by participants from Réseau Entreprendre associations in 10 different countries!

Over these 3 days, participants took part in various different conferences and workshops on the theme of “Architects of the future”. This event provided members of the Réseau Entreprendre community, each with their own unique path to entrepreneurship, with a wide variety of opportunities to meet, network and share ideas.

Each participant contributed to an enriching and inspiring conversation on the future of business, during 2 plenary sessions, 22 workshops, 2 pitch contests, and presentations from around 70 different speakers. Here are a few quotes that caught the attention of our participants:

  • “CSR means developing your company’s sense of meaning“ – Emery Jacquillat, CEO of Camif
  • “The mistake we are making as we innovate is taking [approaches from] the past, adding technology, and saying it’s the future. We need to transform these approaches.” – Luc de Brabandere, Business Philosopher
  • Be daring and bold” Philippe Samyn, Architect
  • We are at a crossroads between a conscious AI and another, unconscious, [type of] AI.” Hugues Bersini, Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles