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Finance teams today & tomorrow: the noble art of cocktail shaking

Date: 19th of September



– A twist of talent vs. experience
– Roughly enough humans & robots
– If necessary, some hiring or firing


What to expect:

How are different types of finance teams evolving nowadays ?
The current & future challenges for small vs large organisations, for starting vs mature companies

How are humans and bots co-working today, and how will this be going in five or ten years?

How can you future-proof yourself and become a finance leader of tomorrow for your organisation?
Which skills will enable or disable people to keep up with the pace?

All the above ingredients will allow us to spend an inspiring afternoon of finance & HR cocktail shaking.



  • Yves Van Durme: Global Human Capital Leader @Deloitte Consulting
    Yves is the Global Organization Transformation Leader and is a partner in the North & South Europe Consulting practice of Deloitte. He has been leading the Strategic Change team on a journey to change ‘Change’. Yves is specialized in Cultural Transformation, Leadership & Organizational Development and (data-driven) People Strategy, and has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, project manager and program developer for Human Capital projects for multiple European, Japanese, American and Belgian multinationals.
  • Marc Coppens: CEO & Partner @Yuki
    Senior expert, European Telecom, Energy and ICT Business
    Marc has over twenty year of experience in the European telecom and ICT industry as a founder, owner, CEO, President and operator. Marc has successfully founded new companies and turned failing businesses into profitable wholesale, retail, ISP and ASP companies. He has been CEO in numerous International telecom companies in several countries which are part of Primus Telecom, a NASDAQ company. Marc was previously European president for Justice Technology Corp. based in Los Angeles. He was majority Co-founder, owner and CEO of Smart Communication a telecom retail organization with subsidiaries in each Benelux countries. He holds a Post Graduate in International Commerce from the University of Solvay in Brussels, Belgium and a University degree in Commercial science of the University Lessius in Antwerp, Belgium.Specialties: • Deal Making, Closing, Negotiations.
  • Luc Verstraete: Managing Director @Mail to Pay Belgium
    3 times 10 years of experience at Shell, Coca-Cola and Telenet gave Luc the necessary experience on Finance, Customer Service & Credit Management level.
    Since mid this year, he has the challenge to put Mail to Pay on the map of Belgium as well.
  • Ine Meeussen: Founder & Managing partner @Ufinity
    Ine has extensive experience in recruiting and staffing financial and commercial professionals and is praised by many CFOs and CEOs for her transparent work, ethic and open communication style. At Ufinity she has returned to her first love: finance! People are Ine’s core focus. Her vision is clear: making Ufinity the reference point for Interim Management, Recruitment & Selection and Finance Project Management through its high-quality and personal approach, knowledge and skills, and close-knit team spirit.



12u30 – 13u30

Light lunch with sandwiches, wraps & salad bar

13u30 – 13u40

Welcome by the BIMAC board

13u40 – 14u20

Yves Van Durme
Market analysis

14u20 – 15u00

Marc Coppens
Start-up & growth of Yuki from the perspective of the finance department

15u00 – 15u30

Coffee & Cake

15u30 – 16u10

Luc Verstraete
A robot will take your job
We read more and more about robots and about the impact they’ll have in the future on our jobs. Well, this future is there already today! I want to give you an example within the domain of Credit Management. Dealing with this reality is necessary for a company to stay efficient and competitive in the market of tomorrow. Come and join me in this (r)evolution.

16u10 – 16u50

Ine Meeussen
Meet your new colleague: RobOtic
Or rather: meet the yin to your yang, the cookie to your coffee, the “aha” to your “analysis”. Thanks to your new colleague Rob Otic, you will finally be able to focus on your priorities as a controller. Bye bye repetitive workload, hello business partner for every business-owner. During this pitch, Ine Meeussen – Founder & Managing Partner @ Ufinity – will inspire you on the changing roles within the finance department & the complementarity of RPA and finance transformation in general.

16u50 – 17u30

Live debate

17u30 – 18u30

Network reception with cocktails & mocktails


Location: Kasteel Sint Michiels, Sint Katelijne Waver (Afrit Mechelen Noord)

Price: BIMAC member: free, non BIMAC member: €95, excl VAT


Thanks to our Foundation PartnerAexisBoardDeloitte




Our Industry Partners: UnilinKinepolis, Water-link




Our Event Partners: delaware, Jedox, Mail to Pay

More information later. For specific questions:


september 19
12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free – €95
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+32 (0)486 04 52 55


Kasteel Sint Michiels
Groenstraat 11
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, 2860 Belgium
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