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360° keynotes

A two-day conference that takes innovators on a journey through the awesome world of health and bio tech

Get in shape for two days of ...

KNOWLEDGE

inspiring keynotes + supercharging talks
+ flow of ideas

INSPIRATION

personal excellence retreat + healthy mindset

NETWORK

mingle and match + the most interesting lunch ever

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Highlights

1500
Attendees

A thought-provoking technology festival for you and me with plenty of space to wonder + connect with an international audience of changemakers, innovators and curious minds.

2
Days

Get a personal and professional upgrade inside the newly renovated Wintercircus, an iconic and inspiring landmark accommodating three immersive stages for world-class keynotes.

80+
Experts

With renowned scientists, entrepreneurs and other bio & health tech leaders flying in from all across the world, The Summit is the perfect spot to amass knowledge, insights and business cards.

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Malu Lucking

Malu Lücking

What If We Could Regenerate Any Flavour Using Algae?

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Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker

The Big Sleep: Neuroscience Gone Rogue

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David Zilber

David Zilber

NYT Bestselling Author of The Noma Guide to Fermentation

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Marthe de Boevre

Marthe De Boevre

Launching the Largest Health Study in Belgium Ever

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Karel Sabbe

Karel Sabbe

Learning from Your Mistakes to Pulverise Records

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Steven Laureys

Steven Laureys

The No-Nonsense Sleep Expert

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James Nestor

James Nestor

The Power of Breathing

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Evi Van Acker

Evi Van Acker

Olympic Medallist Dishes Out Food for Thought

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Chris Van Hoof

Chris Van Hoof

Improving Our World for Generations to Come

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Peter Hinssen

Peter Hinssen

On Radical Innovation and the Impact of All Things Digital on Society

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Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere

Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere

Tackling AI Since, Like, Yore

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Hélène Guillaume

Hélène Guillaume Pabis

Radically Advance Female Health by Building the Largest Record of Female Datasets

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Pieter Jacobs

Pieter Jacobs

A Career in Manufacturing Sciences & Technology Leadership

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Peter Peumans

Peter Peumans

From Princeton and Stanford to imec’s Health Technologies Department

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Your dose of human-centric technology and innovation

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Networking

Meet other changemakers (powered by Conversation Starter) and enjoy a drink at the brand-new Wintercircus bar.

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Keynotes

Attend captivating and immersive keynotes about health + bio tech by both national and international thought leaders.

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Hospitality

Step into a stunning venue and enjoy world-class food + drinks by Sir Catering.

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Workshops

Practice what you preach and participate in health, food & tech workshops. The Summit is aimed at engaging interactions.

Wednesday
20 March

Health Tech, Sports & Prevention

7:30
Registration Open
7:30-9:00
Breakfast
9:00-10:00
Opening Show & Keynote by Peter Hinssen
10:00-13:00
Morning Deep Dives
  • Data, AI & Ethics in Health (Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere & Tim Verdonck)
  • Longevity (Sanne Stegen & Marthe De Boevre)
  • Innovation in Preventive Medicine: A Policy Debate (Hilde Crevits, Loes Neven & Peter Peumans)
  • Innovation in Preventive Medicine: A Market Debate (Pascal Verdonck, Catherine Van Der Straeten & Liesbeth Van Hauwermeiren)
  • The Power of Data in Health (Dorien Bauwens)
  • At the Intersection of Sports Tech and Health Tech (Peter Catteeuw, Peter Verdonck & Rick Verjans)
11:30-15:00
Lunch by Sir Catering
13:00-14:00
Keynotes by Koen Kas & Matthew Walker
14:00-15:00
Health & Nutrition Workshops (Energy Lab & BiometrIQ)
14:00-16:30
Afternoon Deep Dives
  • Exoskeletons in Health (Francesco Nori, CONBOTS Project Showcase & Violin Intermezzo)
  • Extended Reality in Health (Jelle Demanet & Ruth Van der Looveren)
  • The Future of Wearables (Kristof De Mey)
  • Prioritizing Women’s Health (Morgane Leten & Marleen Temmerman)
  • On Sports and Performance (Karel Sabbe)
  • Photonics in Health
16:30-17:00
Closing keynote by James Nestor

Thursday
21 March

Bio, Food & Agro Tech

7:30
Registration Open
7:30-9:00
Breakfast
9:00-10:00
Opening Show & Keynote by Jérôme Van Biervliet
10:00-13:00
Morning Deep Dives
  • The Microbiome & the Gut-Brain Axis (Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke & Patrick Santens)
  • Future Farmers (Veerle Van linden)
  • Not So Blind Dating @ The ProteInn Club (Wim Soetaert & The ProteInn Club)
  • Data, AI & Ethics in Bio-Tech (Steven Latré & Frederik Coppens)
  • Food Safety (Marthe De Boevre)
  • Personalized Nutrition (Chris Van Hoof, Koen Kas & Pieter Josson)
11:30-15:00
Lunch by Sir Catering
13:00-14:00
Keynotes by Evi Van Acker & Wim Van Criekinge
14:00-15:00
Health & Nutrition Workshops (Energy Lab & BiometrIQ)
14:00-16:30
Afternoon Deep Dives
  • Better Diagnosis & Treatment of Rare Diseases (Rudi Beyaert, Filomeen Haerynck, Frederic Rousseau & Michel Delforge)
  • Innovative Technologies for Biomarker Research (Leander Meuris, Diether Lambrechts & Annelies Boonen)
  • Novel Treatments & Therapeutics (Bart De Strooper, Maarten Dewilde, Jeroen Raes & Xavier Staelens)
  • Sustainable Feed & Food (Kevin Verstrepen, Sybille Vonesch, Sofie Goormachtig & Isabelle Roldan)
  • Leading Therapeutics Innovation (Philip Blondeel & Sarah Snykers)
  • The Blue Economy (Malu Lücking & Johan Robbens)
  • AI & the Future of Food (Jürgen Vangeyte)
16:30-17:00
Closing Keynote by David Zilber

All Day:

  • Network Room Powered by Conversation Starter (drinks + bites included)
  • The Expo by ArcelorMittal - Showcasing Technology, Innovation & Art Inside Wintercircus
    (your conference pass provides you with access to the full experience)
  • Hackathons by Delaware
  • Energy Lab On-Site Testing
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Highlights

100 Fitness Tests

People always say you don’t look a day older than 24? Prove it! Over 100 attendees get to do an Energy Lab test, calculating your biological age.

First
Event

Wintercircus is unquestionably one of Ghent’s most iconic buildings – an indoor circus in the heart of the city that is opening up again after 40 years.

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New Ideas

With so much knowledge and inspiration floating through the room, you’ll be left with plenty of ideas and insights to spark your creativity.

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Energy Lab Giveaway

Just how long has a biological age test been on your to-do list? But you can’t even find the time to merely schedule it? We got your back (and the rest of your body)! More than a hundred The Summit attendees will get the chance to take such a test (€190 value) at the Energy Lab pop-up inside Wintercircus! Not only will that save you time and money, you’ll also learn all there is to know about your cardiovascular and physical condition. Even more added benefits: you’ll go home with lots of practical health advice and ... sweat-free (because there are showers and sports drinks too)!

How to win? Buy a ticket for The Summit and indicate that you want to enter the competition (deadline 29 February). That’s it! In early March, all winners will receive an email to schedule the biological age test during The Summit on 20 and 21 March or over the course of the previous weekend.

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