This event is co-organized with the Belgium-Luxembourg Chapter of the Insead Private Equity Network, the Louvain School of Management, as well as the Stanford and Columbia Alumni Associations and will gather the Belgian and Luxembourg investment communities.

Our speakers will explore the challenges faced by Venture Capital in the current economic environment, as well as their implications.

Mr. Richard Pelly, Chief Executive, European Investment Fund


  • Mr. Alex Brabers, Executive Vice-President Venture Capital, Gimv
  • Mr. Maurice Olivier, Co-Founder, BlueOcean Ventures
  • Mr. Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners
  • Mr. Richard Pelly, Chief Executive, European Investment Fund
  • Mr. Tony Zappalà, Principal, Index Ventures (Switzerland)

Mr. François Mazure, journalist at RTBF, will facilitate the debate.

The conference will be followed by a walking dinner an attractive opportunity to network with the speakers and the investment community.

We would like to thank our two corporate sponsors BNP Paribas Fortis and Rhea Partners for supporting this unprecedented event.


BNP Paribas Fortis
Rue Royale 20
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Event Details

7.00pm Welcome Olivier de Broqueville, Louvain School of Management, Cedric Brusselmans, Insead Private Equity Network
7.05pm Keynote Richard Pelly, European Investment Fund
7.30pm Debate Panelists and François Mazure, RTBF
8.30pm Wrap-up Cedric Brusselmans
8.40pm Walking dinner


Paying member of Insead, LSM, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia Alumni:
35 EUR

Non-member: 50 EUR


Register Online

In the "PROMOTION" field, please enter your bschool + graduation year (e.g. INSEAD 95). The number of seats is limited. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deadline: 11/15/2012


Roel Haeseldonckx, '08 (EXP-13)