Testimonials

  • In deze cursus was netwerking geen opgave maar een spontaan proces.

    Anouk Waeytens - RIZIV
  • I think one of the speakers summarised it very well : It was an intellectual holiday.

    Jean-Christophe Dehalu - APB
  • It was a educational journey. Thank you for expanding my network.

    Kevin Van der Auwera – Dr. Falk
  • Zeer aangenaam om de brede kijk op pharma te krijgen.

    Marianne Donche - Febelco
  • Great course giving a nice overview of the Belgian healthcare landscape with the benefit of also creating your own network with people from different companies but also hospitals, pharmacists, riziv, kabinet, etc.

    Sonja Buyle - Gilead
  • De cursus heeft mee een brede kijk gegeven op de farmaceutische industrie, rekening houdend met de verschillende stakeholders. Bovendien was dit een super leuke groep, iets om niet te vergeten en zeker goed voor de toekomst.

    Roosmarijn De Cock - Bayer
  • IFB offers a unique combination of pharma lecturing and case study, led by leading industry captains. This in combination with practical explanations and reflections from pharma experts.

    Ines De Maere - TEVA
  • It’s so interesting to see and learn on all different aspects and stakeholders of our healthcare environment + intersecting and networking with participants/friends by now from all over the environment.

    Stijn Van Haaren - Abbvie
  • Great insight into the healthcare system in Belgium, great opportunity to interact with the people at the heart of the system. Great networking opportunity.

    Nicolas Mathioudakis - Celgene
  • Fantastic opportunity to meet people from other pharma companies – to exchange idea and brainstorm together. Unique opportunity also to meet key stakeholders in the pharma sector. Martine was speaking the first day about an ‘intellectual holiday’ - totally agree these modules were very instructive – it was my time to reflect and develop my knowledge on the pharma sector.

    Lena Van Dyck - GSK
  • A holiday for the brain, a mental boast and a great opportunity to meet very diverse pharma colleagues and most importantly to learn from them.

  • It has broaden my view on health care in Belgium and I enlarged my network. Very good ‘learning’ experience.

  • Every month, the idea of spending 2 days away from the high workload was frightening but the inspiration & energy I received in return were definitely worth it.

  • As I am new to the pharmaceutical industry, this course gave me a great overview of the industry. I learned a lot but I also got to know great, interesting people

  • One of the presenters referred to the course as an ‘intellectual holiday’ : this was exactly how I experienced it.

  • ‘IFB was 10 months of learning in combination with Big Fun, perfect match.

  • Deze cursus heeft mij cruciale contacten aangeboden om direct de juiste mensen te bereiken binnen het ministerie en daarbuiten

  • Sinds ik een buitenlandse betrekking heb aanvaard, kom ik maandelijks 2 dagen naar België om deel te nemen aan deze cursus

  • Mijn netwerk is door deze cursus enorm gegroeid. Ik heb de mensen, die mijn dossiers behandelen, van dichtbij leren kennen, en begrijp nu beter waar zij belang aan hechten (en waarom).

  • Je n’ai jamais eu le temps pour des activités de réseau. Pendant le cours j’ai pu réaliser personnellement l’importance d networking pour mon entreprise et pour “moi-même”.

  • De gezondheidssector verandert zo snel, dat men zich af vraagt welke weg het op zal gaan. De cursus speelt daar schitterend op in en helpt een goede toekomstvisie te ontwikkelen.

  • Unique opportunity to meet different people in terms of stakeholders, functions, ideas, …This proved to be very inspiring and extremely useful afterwards.

  • De 2 dagen waren steeds zeer intens, maar de flexibiliteit en topsprekers waren steeds een verademing en meer dan waard

  • Cela m’a permis d’avoir une vue complete du secteur et de connaître les notions essentielles pour comprendre d’avantage les dynamiques et les opportunités du secteur. A conseiller vivement

  • Une ouverture unique sur l’ensemble du secteur, dans une atmosphere conviviale.

  • An experience with lifelong impact, every time you meet a participant on an event afterwards, you share this feeling of having experienced something unique and special together.

    Ellen Vanhaeren
  • It was a great course to expand my network within the pharmaceutical industry. It was a great group with incredible team dynamics

    Susanne Lub
  • Deelnemen aan IFB was een geweldige ervaring. Zo interessant alle stakeholders in healthcare te ontmoeten, zo interessant om te leren hoeveel aspecten aan bod komen vooraleer de patiënt de juiste medicatie kan nemen. Wat beweegt er, wat zijn knelpunten, wat zijn trends, wat zijn opportuniteiten,. leuke groep mensen. Dank

    Kristel Smets
  • After several years in pharma, I appreciated to have the opportunity to reflect on all evolutions in HC. Time to reflect was the most important to me.

    Anne Gustin
  • Nice to have an overview of the entire healthcare system, summarized into 16 fully packed days. The courses end now, but the network will go on. We will all do our part in keeping the network alive.

    Marieke Siemons
  • It’s great to meet different stakeholders from our healthcare environment and understand their needs and get insights in their drive.

    Caroline Hylebos
  • Heel fijne ervaring Fijne mensen, leuke dynamiek, kritische mensen, super dynamiek. Een unieke gelegenheid waarbij industrie en overheid elkaar kunnen ontmoeten, samenwerken, networken en discussiëren.

    Veerle Van de Velde
  • Very nice way to connect to peers from other companies and exchange best practices

    Charlotte Van Bogaert
  • Geweldige kans om samen te werken en te bouwen aan een sterk netwerk. IFB = incredible network opportunity

    Peter Van Iperen
  • IFB is a great opportunity to have an overview of the Belgian healthcare landscape, with the insights of the different stakeholders. In addition, it`s a unique opportunity to build up my network.

    Frédérique Voortmans
  • Prachtige inkijk in alle facetten van de farmaceutische industrie.

    Jo Jansen
  • I have experienced this course as being on a real journey taken me to the most remote places of Belgian Healthcare. It was a unique opportunity to build-up and broaden my network in a very informal, fun jet, professional way. I would appreciate to get even more out of my ‘Pharm’ comfort zone to learn on innovative ideas from other industries/out of the box thinking workshops.

    Isabelle van der Dussen
  • Great opportunity to get insights in the most recent evolution in Healthcare, and to network in a `spontaneous` way.

    Katelijne Butaye
  • Very interesting helicopter-overview course helping you to adopt perspectives from different stakeholders. Besides, a great networking opportunity.

    Thomas Lettens
  • Unforgettable networking journey, compiled with healthcare content.

    Serge De Ruysscher
  • It was an intellectual journey through the current health care landscape to explore opportunities, to face current and future challenges in healthcare with all relevant stakeholders. It was also an excellent network opportunity for me, and I especially enjoyed the social activities at the bar after diner.

    Dimitri Dehenau
  • Networking at it`s best

    Kim Pauwels
  • Eye-opening , exceptional experience that stimulates reflecting on the future as well as on our daily business.

    Wim Eeraerts
  • I experienced a great educational journey and networking opportunity in a professional, though friendly atmosphere. Thank you

    Anke Van Vlerken
  • This course was a great way to get a 360° view on the healthcare sector in Belgium, its stakeholders but also its challenges and opportunities.

    Benjamin Baelus
  • A journey through healthcare landscape together with all kin of participants (pharma, authorities) which is a unique possibility.

    Catherine Traen
  • Fascinating journey in the exciting space of pharma. It was a trip that goes much further than I even could have thought to go in my life. Many thanks.

    Erlend Mazereel
  • Un tour d`horizon unique, complet et de grande qualité de l`ensemble de l`environement `santé` et de ses intervernants. Un grand merci.

    Thierry Vanhandenhove
  • For me this was `an intellectual holiday`. Highly refreshing, good work vs network vs fun and and an honor have participated.

    Jan Bertrand

  • Testimonials IFB Masterclass Biotech / Biopharma, A unique combination of excellent high-profile speakers, a comprehensive insight in all aspects implicated in biotech business and lots of camaraderie amongst the participants. Highly recommended

    Chris DE JONGHE, Business Development Manager VIB
  • A great opportunity to get an understanding of the “life in biotech”, presented by key speakers in the field and flavoured with many real-life examples.

    Wilfried DALEMANS, CTO and VP Regulatory Affairs TiGenix
  • The IFB Masterclass Biotechnology gives you great insight into all aspects of the Biotech Industry. It is a line-up of world-class speakers, a professional organization and a relaxed atmosphere were key to the succes of the first edition of this Masterclass.

    Joost KOLKMAN, associate Director Ablynx
  • Even if you work in a Biotech company, it is always useful to rediscover your “roots” and to learn of the past to optimize the future of your company. Also the possibility to reflect and discuss with the other participants and faculty members AND the numerous opportunities for Networking make it really worthwhile to follow this course.

    Hilde STOOP, Managing Director Genzyme
  • The biotech world is in full expansion without knowing which forces are crucial for success. That is why it is so important and interesting that this is a very “broad“ course covering topics as legislation, a production site visit, negotiation skills and so much more.No doubt that this course will be essential to become an important player in the “biotech space” in Belgium.

    Geri Brouwers, General manager and President pharma.be (until February 2010)
  • Following this course was a very enriching experience which allowed me to have a more realistic and clear vision about the broad link between Academia, the industry, and the clinical practice. Also, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet several profesisionals and experts of the highest level.

    Natalia Rueda Rincon, PhD researcher K.U.LEUVEN.
  • Very stimulating course in an informal atmosphere with a very broad mix of subjects and high profile speakers. Also offers you very good network opportunities.

    Frank De Smet, Sr. Medical Advisor Landsbond Christelijke Mutualiteiten.
  • Definitively an unequalled course in this field because high profile speakers are in front of key people involved in life science. Many important issues and items are addressed.

    Fabrizio Giannotta, CEO Progenosis
  • The IFB Masterclass offers a very condensed “crash course” on all aspects of a biotech company, from start to exit, given by top-level highly experienced speakers who provide you with an inside view. This is done in a very informal and relaxed atmosphere with ample network opportunities. Highly recommended

    Hilde De Winter, TA Head Bone and General Medicine.
  • A unique opportunity to meet experts in this field in a very open and interactive way.

    Frieda Deckers, Clinical Research Director.
  • Career enriching experience. Valuable networking. Some of the most brilliant knowledgeable speakers in Biotech/ Pharma.

    Barbara Leyman, Licensing Manager VIB.
  • A unique opportunity to get insights in the biotech world presented by key players in the field. A hands-on training in all aspects of spin-off creation to bringing biotech products to the market.

    Nick Geukens, Research Manager K.U.LEUVEN
  • The training gives a good overview of the biotechnology sector. I’s very important for a Clinical Research Organization to better understand/know what are doing our potential clients. The good atmosphere during this training is a real added value because you even enjoy to go to the training.

    Julie De Wever, Scientific Partnership Developer Keyrus Biopharma.
  • If Belgium wants to lead in Biotechnology, it also has to lead in “training” Biotechnology. IFB is playing a major role here.

    Geri Brouwers, General manager META
  • A step stone training course in Biotech/Bio-Pharma business guided by brilliant and knowledgeable speakers with international experience and perspectives. A course I appreciated also due to the highly motivated and interactive class members representing strong experience from all levels of business development.

    Bjarte Håvik (PhD), Dept. of Clinical Medicine - University Hospital Bergen Norway.
  • Perfect approach to cover all dimensions of drug discovery from early stage to post marketing with excellent networking with frontline experts and Flemish and French speaking colleagues in Biotech.

    Michel Detheux, Director Spin off Project – Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research - Brussels Branch of Human Cancer cell Genetics –ITEOS Therapeutics.
  • A Perfect Helicopter view of Biotech Business with World class speakers and great network opportunities.

    Thibault Helleputte, Spin-Off Project Manager DNAlytics
  • A great course covering many aspects of starting and running a biotech company from discovery to reimbursement given by top level speakers in a very open and interactive atmosphere. Highly recommended

    Marlies De Wouwer, Postdoc Labo Pharmaceutical Biology KULeuven.
  • The quality of the audience is just as great as the quality of the speakers. I made very valuable contacts through the network. It is great to have direct access to big names in the different areas linked to product development in a very informal environment.

    Anny Fortin, Director Research Dafra Pharma R & D.
  • A great course. Very informative and ideal for networking.

    Cédric Ververken, Project Manager Ablynx.
  • A very interesting course with speakers that are real experts in their fields. The vivid interactions with the other course attendees and the speakers are very much appreciated.

    Karine Clauwaert, Licensing Manager VIB
  • An extremely enriching course where all top level speakers and participants were clearly passionate about Biotech-Biopharma.

    Michiel Brutsaert, Sr Medical Advisor Amgen.
  • A perfect introduction to the Biotec-Biopharma landscape and challenges. Multi-function approach and insightful presenters make it worth to attend for anybody seeking to improve her/his knowledge of the Biotec-Biopharma industry in Belgium.

    Eric Lechien, Operational Excellence Europe UCB Pharma S.A.
  • Everything you need to know about life in a biotech industry. The mix of high profile speakers in the field, the real life case studies, hands on training and relax atmosphere makes it a very enriching and inspiring experience. Highly recommended.

    Stéphane Vandendael, Country Manager Genzyme BeLux

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