Digitalization is transforming the speed of business and expectations of humans to seek and obtain peak results through every aspect of business. In an era of uncertainty and disruption, organizations worldwide look to search and leadership consultants as their trusted advisors to help navigate this increasingly complex environment. 

Take our profession to new heights to deliver peak results for your clients. Join AESC in Brussels on November 9 for our annual European Conference.

Develop a deeper understanding of the critical challenges and opportunities leaders face to better deliver long-term value. Now more than ever, our profession has more opportunities to help organizations achieve a competitive advantage. 

Gain insight. Impact the profession.




This event is open to clients, AESC members and nonmembers. For group table bookings, email Clare Mahon at cmahon@aesc.org


Join us as we honor individuals in the field who demonstrate excellence in the practice of executive search and leadership consulting.


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  • Ineke Arts

    Partner, Hoffman & Associates / IIC Partners - Brussels

  • David Butter

    Consultant / Facilitator / Mentor

  • Michael Chui

    Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

  • Karen Greenbaum

    AESC, President & CEO

  • Andy Habermacher

    Founder, Leading Brains

  • Peter Hinssen

    Entrepreneur, Author

  • Ilaria Maselli

    Senior Economist, The Conference Board


8.30 to 9.00 | Registration & Partner Exhibits

9.00 to 9.10 | Welcome & Opening Remarks

Ineke Arts, Chair, AESC Europe and Africa Council

Surprising Qualities of Highly Functional Brains

Andy Habermacher, Leading Brains

Andy Habermacher, a leading expert in the field of Neuroleadership, explores the human brain and how it relates to behavior in the workplace. Andy will take participants on a short journey into the brain—how it grows and wires throughout life—and the five core drivers of all human brains. Additionally, he’ll share the surprising qualities of highly functioning brains and what questions you can ask to identify these counterintuitive qualities of senior leaders.

Turning Silver into Gold: Tapping into the Mature Workforce

Ilaria Maselli, The Conference Board

Senior Economist Ilaria Maselli shares new insights from The Conference Board on how the labor supply is a growing risk for companies and how this risk is largely underestimated.

Elevating Client Relationships

David Butter, Andrew Sobel Advisors

In this lively interactive session, David Butter, a global expert in building client relationships in professional service firms, will provide proven tools and techniques to help you elevate your client relationships to new heights.

The Next Wave: Executive Talent for The Next Generation

Karen Greenbaum, AESC

How will Next Generation leaders differ from today's business leaders? What is the future of our profession? Karen Greenbaum, AESC President and CEO, moderates a panel of next generation executive talent advisors on the challenges of future clients and how they see how our profession will evolve. Additionally, Karen will present research on how global C-suite decision makers are developing, and planning to develop, Next Generation talent in their industries.

The Future of Work - What People will do After the Robots Show Up

Michael Chui, McKinsey Global Institute

Learn cutting-edge insights from McKinsey's latest report, 'The Future of Work – What People will do After the Robots Show up' – released this upcoming September. Michael Chui will present the latest findings on automation, artificial intelligence and the impact of technology in the workplace. 

More Data, More Technology = More Regulation: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Keynote Presentation: The Day After Tomorrow

Peter Hinssen, Entrepreneur, Author

Author Peter Hinssen discusses today’s exponentially changing world and its consequences for organizations of today. Sharing findings from his latest book, The Day After Tomorrow, Peter will introduce those pioneers who managed to move beyond tomorrow-thinking in innovation to change the course of entire industries. Above all, he will share the business models, organizational structures, talent, mindset, technologies and cultures needed to maximize an organization’s chances for survival.

Award Presentation

18.10 to 18.20 | Closing Remarks

18.20 to 20.00 | Book Signing and Cocktails



*Program subject to change with additional sessions  



We would like to thank our Partners for their support:



Hotel Amigo

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