International Entrepreneurship & Venturing Day

You are kindly invited to participate in the International Entrepreneurship & Venturing Day. Organised by the Centre of Sustainable Business (ESB) of Avans University of Applied Sciences, this event will take place at the Avans building on Hogeschoollaan 1 in Breda on 12 December.

In the morning, experts will exchange their experiences during 7 “Communities of Practice”.

After lunch, we will demonstrate 7 serious games on 21-century skills. In a keynote, I will summarise globalisation trends and their impact on sustainable business.

Apart from gaining new insights, you will have ample opportunity to increase your national and international business network. See the flyer.

Register for free. We hope to welcome you on 12 December!


Expert programme

09:30 a.m.: Welcome
10:00 a.m.: Opening
10:15 a.m.: Hot topic sessions (1h) - first round
11:15 a.m.: Hot topic sessions (1h) - second round
12:15 p.m.: Final remarks - wrap-up & conclusions
12:30 p.m.: Lunch (overlap with afternoon programme)

General programme

12:30 p.m.: Lunch (overlap with morning programme)
1:20 p.m.: Introduction to the programme by Frans Stel
1:30 p.m.: Serious games demonstrations & discussion - first round (1h)
2:30 p.m.: Serious games demonstrations & discussion - second round (1h)
3:30 p.m.: Tea break
4:00 p.m.: Keynote by Frans Stel: “Sustainable globalisation: let's partner”
4:55 p.m.: Concluding remarks by Edwin Verlangen (Director of ESB)
5:00 p.m.: Drinks and networking
6:30 p.m.: End of session

Communities of Practice themes (2 x 1hr) – hot topic sessions

1.    Capturing value in Asia: exports and investment to/from ASEAN
2.    Company - academia Cooperation: ecosystems & new business models
3.    Cross-cultural cooperation: benefiting from cultural differences
4.    Globalisation & protectionism: responses to Trump, Putin and Orbán
5.    Identifying opportunities: creativity in start-ups and living labs
6.    Learning within incubators and accelerators 
7.    One belt, one road: China’s soft power international logistics

Serious game themes 

1.    Alliance game
2.    Business model game
3.    Creativity game
4.    Cross-cultural game
5.    Entrepreneurship game
6.    Negotiation game
7.    Sustainable priority game

Read more about the speakers.


International Entrepreneurship & Venturing Day