Developing and encouraging the business leaders of tomorrow

Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve and Duco Sickinghe unite for an exclusive panel discussion filled with ideas and industry-leading advice on growing your business. Members will learn from the speaker’s expertise in company cultures, leadership and entrepreneurship strategies, the evolution of management within companies, and building a healthy business through a healthy culture.

Get inspired and motivated by our highly experienced and multi-faceted speakers

Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve is the disruptive businessman transforming start-ups into global businesses. His first venture as the co-founder of Expliseat revolutionized airline seats for economy class. Today, Jean-Charles is the co-founder and CEO of Alan, one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Europe that helps people have a personalized and accessible healthcare experience. Alan has just raised €183 million in Series E funding for a total valuation of €2.7 billion. Teacher’s Venture Growth (TVG), an arm of the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board, is leading the round, with participation from existing and new investors including Temasek, Index, Coatue, Ribbit Capital, Exor, Dragoneer and Lakestar. With his innovative business strategies, Jean-Charles is also the author of 2 books; “Healthy Business”, a book on helping create company culture and “De l’assurance maladie au partenaire bien-être” on uncontrolled rise in prices, disaffection of health professionals for their practice, very heterogeneous quality of care.

Duco Sickinghe is a leading figure within the European technology ecosystem. Previously working alongside Steve Jobs at NeXt Computer, Duco is a former CEO of Telenet, the founder & CEO of Software Direct, Chairman of the Board for KPN, Van Eeghen, and Teamleader, and the managing partner at Fortino Capital. With his leadership and extensive work experiences, Duco also provides coaching for companies through capital and management expertise, development of personnel, and business strategies.   


Robin Wauters

A seasoned technology journalist, analyst, keynote speaker and event curator, Robin Wauters is the founding editor of, the premier source of European tech news, data analysis and market intelligence. He was formerly the European Editor of The Next Web, and before that a senior editor at TechCrunch. Robin is also one of the co-founders of BeCentral, the digital campus located in Brussels Central Station that has helped thousands of people learn technologies, grow a startup and have a positive impact on society, and a founding member of Belgian angel investor collective Syndicate One.



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