International Business Week 2018





Department of Accounting Studies

Brussels 18-22 March 2018


« How to help Bertinchamps, a Belgian booming brewery, to develop its diversification strategy through innovative ideas »



 SUNDAY 18/03/18

  • Arrival at the hostel and check in.
  • Welcome drink (beer & cheese offered by EPHEC) at 18.30 in the hostel.

 MONDAY 19/03/18

  • Breakfast at the hostel
  • 09.00-9.30: Arrival & Welcome session at EPHEC Business School.
  • 09.45: Introductory speeches
  • 10.30: "The Belgian Beer market", by Mr Frédéric Simonis
  • 12.00: Lunch at EPHEC
  • 13.00: Departure to the brewery Bertinchamps in Gembloux. Visit and presentation of the case study.

TUESDAY 20/03/18

  • Breakfast at the hostel
  • 9.00 – 10.00: Lecture in relation to the case study
  • 10.00 – 13.00: Group activity : "Brew your own beer" + Group discussion on the Bertinchamps case study                                              
  • 13.00: Lunch at EPHEC (offered by EPHEC)
  • 14.00-17.30: Lecture in relation to the case study and group task on the Bertinchamps case study
  • 18.00:  Aperitif in downtown Brussels (offered by EPHEC)

WEDNESDAY 21/03/18

  • Breakfast at the hostel
  • 9.00: Lecture in relation to the case study and group task on the Bertinchamps case study
  • 13.00: Picnic in the centre of Brussels.
  • 14.00: Group task on the Bertinchamps case study
  • 18.30: How to help a Belgian Brewery to develop its diversification strategy through innovative ideas?
  • Final Group presentations to Bertinchamps
  • Walking dinner

THURSDAY 22/03/18

  • Breakfast and check-out at the hostel.
  • 10.00 -13.00: Distribution of awards, souvenir group pictures and entertaining activity


The JACQUES BREL YOUTH HOSTEL is within walking distance from Central Station and the Grand Place. This means an easy access to the numerous monuments, museums and attractions of the Capital of Europe conveniently situated in the centre of Brussels and renowned for its international atmosphere. A great place to improve your international networking!  
We do not organise accommodation for accompanying lecturers


 Price : 180 EUR, including accommodation, participation in all the activities and related transport, breakfast, lunches and aperitif/tapas on Sunday and Wednesday.
Evening dinners are not included.




The deadline for registration is the 19th of December 2017.
  • Students will be expected to wait for the green light from the EPHEC team before proceeding with the payment within a week.
  • The total number of students is limited to 30. In order to promote the multinational character of the event, the number of participating students is limited to 3 per European partner institution.
  • For further information or questions, please e-mail Mrs Silvia Payan at (for questions related to registration and payment) or Mrs Clotilde Verhaeghe at (for any other questions). 
Click here for the REGISTRATION FORM


We also welcome accompanying lecturers expected to either :

  • coach the mixed working groups of students joining our International Business Week
  • deliver a 3-hour seminar related to “Doing business abroad”.
This lecture will feature as part of an International Teaching Week organised at the same time for guest exchange students at EPHEC and contributes to making synergies with the International Business Week
  • Lecturers do not need to pay for their registration but will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
We warmly thank our partner