The nexxworks Ignition Bootcamp - Ghent - Spring ‘17

MeetDistrict, Ghelamco Arena, Ghent - 29 May to 2 June 2017

Our Ignition Bootcamps are intensive 5-day perspective-shifting experiences. They are designed to boost your organisation's innovation DNA by showing your team the tools and the insights they need to innovate and experiment.

Hands-on workshops & visionary keynotes from top opinion leaders like Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem, Rik Vera, & many others!

The latest trends & insights about customer centricity, growth hacking, artificial intelligence, storytelling, virtual reality, self-steering organisations, blockchain & many more subjects.

Practical cases from innovation pioneers like CitizenM & many more!

Our disruptive bootcamps are NOTHING like any other training program in the market! Prepare for radical subjects, unexpected coaches and real impact on how you think and solve problems. 

Don't believe us, believe the participants of our June edition! "The Bootcamp changed my perspective", "I felt as if my brain had been rewired" and "I really felt ‘infected’ with the nexxworks innovation virus" are just some of their most striking reactions.

Sign up now! Registrations are limited and close on Monday May 15, 2017!


We are still building a jaw-dropping program for you, but in past Bootcamps we've worked with some of the most respected opinion leaders and innovators, among which Omar Mohout, Roeland Dietvorst, Ianka Fleerackers, Peter Hinssen, Steven Van Belleghem, Rik Vera & Lennert de Jong! We're offering a balanced mix of visionary keynotes from top opinion leaders, hands-on workshops, practical cases from innovation pioneers like CitizenM and the very latest trends and insights about customer centricity, growth hacking, artificial intelligence, storytelling, virtual reality, self-steering organisations, blockchain and many other subjects.

To get a taste of what's to come, check the program of the former Ignition Bootcamp in November.

All courses will be conducted in English.​


Speakers are ranked alphabetically. Stay tuned for a lot more bios soon!

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    Leslie Cottenje

    CEO @ Hello Customer

    Leslie Cottenjé is the co-founder and CEO of Hello Customer. She started her career in online marketing and social media at Vlerick Business School. She started her own company when she realized that many wanted to put their customers first, but had trouble walking the talk and bringing customers and employees closer together.

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    Lennert de Jong

    CCO @ citizenM hotels

    Lennert de Jong has been the commercial director for citizenM - one of the most disruptive and customer centric hotel chains out there - since its inception in 2006. He leads the company's digital marketing, demand management and sales strategy. 

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    Roeland Dietvorst

    Scientific Director @

    Roeland studied biological and cognitive psychology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and finished his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the Erasmus School of Economics. Roeland publishes regularly in internationally renowned scientific journals. 

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    Daphne Fecheyr-Lippens

    Biomimicry PhD Candidate

    Biochemist and blogger Daphne is a Biomimicry PhD Candidate at the University of Akron (Ohio) and a co-founder of two start-ups. She is specialised in how natural strategies can help teams optimize how they collaborate, communicate or organize themselves.

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    Ianka Fleerackers

    Public speaking expert

    Public speaking expert & renowned actress Ianka Fleerackers trains and coaches people in bringing their message, vision or story to the public in a passionate, charismatic and authentic manner that delivers real impact. 

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    Leen Gorissen

    PhD in Biology

    Leen is the founder of Studio Transitio, a consultancy supporting innovation and transformation processes inspired by nature. She's also the Transition Research Coordinator at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research. Leen has a PhD in Biology and is a Lifelong Student of Nature.

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    Peter Hinssen

    Partner @ nexxworks

    A serial entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker and author, Peter is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership, and the impact of all things digital on society and business.

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    Arno Laeven

    Blockchain Entrepreneur

    Arno has been working in tech strategy and innovation for almost 20 years. Early 2005 he started exploring the topic of distributed computing and blockchain for Royal Philips. He was the initiator and head of the Philips Blockchain Lab researching and building Proofs of Concept for the use of blockchain technology in Healthcare. 

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    Koen Meeusen

    Founder @ NeurOp

    Koen is an entrepreneur in artificial intelligence applications, making AI available in various concrete situations. He helps companies getting ready for the day after tomorrow and leaving the competition behind.

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    Omar Mohout

    Professor of Entrepreneurship

    Omar is a tech entrepreneur turned advisor and mentor. As an advisor he tries to practice a "hands-off unless requested" approach. If required, he has hands-on experience with executing go-to-market, with a major focus on scaling cloud and web based services.

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    Steven Van Belleghem

    Partner @ nexxworks

    Steven is a thought leader on the transformation of customer relations and the future of marketing. He is an expert in inspiring companies to become true customer-centric organizations in this high speed digital world. 

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    Annick Vandezande

    Partner @ nexxworks

    With more than 15-years of experience in the big 4 consultancy firms and as a former Director of Technology Consulting, Annick has a true passion for bridging business and IT. Her in-depth knowledge of IT strategy, roadmap design and creative pragmatism are a perfect match for converting the nexxworks inspiration into actionable plans.

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    Johan Van Mol


    Johan van Mol is a Belgian strategist, entrepreneur, thinker and writer on innovation and design thinking. He is managing partner at Before the Wave.

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    Axelle Vanquaillie

    Visual Strategist @ nexxworks

    Axelle had been an HR and communications entrepreneur for 10 years when she discovered the power of (live) visual storytelling for corporate purposes. Since that day,  She has been combining her passion for drawing with her skills as a facilitator in a uniquely energetic way.

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    Peter van Riet


    Inventor, speaker, author, entrepreneur, innovator, thinker-out-of-the-box. Passionate about surfing, snowboarding, kung fu,… the list goes on and on. But Belgian Peter Van Riet is probably best known as an internationally recognized designer and owner of Before the Wave.

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    Rik Vera

    Partner @ nexxworks

    Rik is a renowned thought-leader, worldwide keynote speaker, acclaimed author and trusted advisor on the topics of extreme customer-centricity, disruption, business model change, sales, marketing and making companies ready for the Day After Tomorrow. 

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    Guy Wollaert

    Innovation strategy advisor

    Guy is a renowned advisor on innovation strategy for large, established corporations, while offering back what he learns through the mentoring and advising of start-ups. Prior to that, he worked for 23 years at the Coca-Cola Company, where he was, among other things a Senior Vice President and Chief Technical and Innovation Officer.

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  • MeetDistrict, Ghelamco Arena - 
Ottergemsesteenweg Zuid 808 - 9000 Ghent - Belgium

    Route Description


The fee to participate is € 4999 + VAT per person. This fee includes all sessions, parking fees, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners.

Hotel fees are not included, but we can help you find a room at a favourable price at a nearby hotel.

Cancellation policy

  • Refunds in case of cancellation are not allowed.

In all circumstances, you are allowed to send someone else to take your or your colleagues' place, if it does not work out for your own agenda or personal life.



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