The Team

Gerard Salvador –  Founder & Main Organizer


Passionate about Learning and Understanding how the world runs. Tireless and Internationally oriented. I hold a BSc & MSc in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Experienced NGO leader  in love with technology and public speaking. Welcome to TEDxVlerick!

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Amélie de Cartier – Marketing & Communications

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Excited by international environments, curious and enthusiastic. I have a background in Business Engineering (LSM), and I am currently enrolled in a MSc in Marketing Management at Vlerick Business School. My passions are travelling (hiking!), cooking and photography. Within the TEDx team, I am responsible for bringing you the latest updates. Besides that, I am fostering relationships with businesses and local entities to make this event a success!

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Mathieu De Meulemeester – Finance & Legal


Hello everyone! I am Mathieu De Meulemeester and graduated from Ghent University in 2014 as a Business Engineer. Officially, I take care of al the financials that are involved within this amazing project! However, everyone chips in and gives their ultimate best! Besides this project, I have a passion for snowboarding and drinking occasionaly a beer with friends. I Hope to see you all on this fantastic event!

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Iris Tan – Marketing & External Relations


I am a passionate marketing student at Vlerick Business School with a background in communications from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. I have a love for technology, travel, culture and insane roller coasters.

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Gilles Van Cauwenberge – Speakers & Logistics

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Highly motivated student, graduated as a Master in Commercial Sciences and currently studying Marketing at Vlerick Business School. Looking forward to meeting you in this event with as much energy as excitement!

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Ioanna Kordali – Regulation & Marketing


Result oriented yet cheerful individual. B.A. in Marketing and Communication and M Sc in General Management. Passionate about multicultural environments, meeting and working with a lot of different people and concerts.​

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Jens Van Lul – Speakers & Logistics

Bioscience Engineer with a great interest in (life) sciences and sustainability. Currently studying a Master in General Management at the Vlerick Business School. In charge of recruiting the guest speakers and finding the ideal venue for this event. Passionate about travelling, challenges and having a great time with friends!

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The Partners


 Platinum Sponsor

KBC Bank N.V. is a Belgian multi-channel bank which focuses on private clients as well as on SME’s. Besides retail banking, insurance and asset management activities, KBC operates in the European debt capital markets, domestic cash equity markets and in the field of corporate banking, leasing, factoring, reinsurance and private equity.

The parent company, KBC Group N.V., is one of the major companies and the second largest bancassuror in Belgium. It is the 18th largest bank in Europe and a major financial player in Central and Eastern Europe, employing some 51,000 staff worldwide (of which 31,000 in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia) and serving 11 million customers worldwide (some 8 million in Central and Eastern Europe).



Gold Sponsor


Corelio is a Belgian media group that was founded in 1976. Corelio was established by the name VUM (Vlaamse Uitgeversmaatschappij) when André Leysen took over the Standaard Groep. In 2006 VUM changed its name into Corelio.

In 2013 Corelio and Concentra founded Mediahuis, which is the publisher of a number of best-selling Belgian newspapers such as De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad, Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg.

Besides Mediahuis, Corelio also focuses on other media such as radio and television. In these sectors, Corelio operates the radio station Nostalgie as well as the regional television channels ROB and Vlaams-Brabantse Meiamaatschappij. Furthermore, Corelio participates in the holding De Vijver which is well known for its television channels VIER and VIJF and the production company Woestijnvis.


 Thank you for taking part of this dream! 

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game." - Randy Pausch

Within TED’s spirit of ideas worth spreading and Vlerick’s goal to impact society, TEDxVlerickBusinessSchool 2018 aims to inspire our local community with exciting ideas and stories to foster learning, inspiration and wonder. Since its foundation, Vlerick Business School has been at the vanguard of business, strategy and societal change. TEDxVlerickBusinessSchool 2018 will put trends, innovations and changing ideas into perspective through testimonials of carefully selected speakers.

  • Date: 23/05/18
  • Location: KU Leuven Vesalius Aula (Andreas Vesaliusstraat 11, 3000 Leuven)
  • Time: 19:30 (Doors: 19:00)
  • Get your ticket here!