brussels 2024

23 & 24 may 2024

Second edition – “Building efficient and sustainable solutions”


Round table – 23 May from 2 PM to 5 PM CET  ONSITE

(Location: BECI- Chambre de Commerce de Bruxelles. Avenue Louise 500 à 1050 Bruxelles)

Topic :

“Let’s break the taboos to build effective and sustainable solutions together.”

Conversation in French.

13:45 | Doors Open
14:00 | Opening Speech
14:15 | Expert Insights: Statistical Data
14:45 | Comedy Interlude
15:30 | Panel Discussion
16:50 | Closing speech
17:00 -18:30| Cocktail and networking

Initiator & Moderator

Joëlle Payom

Founder & President of Rezalliance


Maya Dougoud

Co-Founder & President of Strukturelle


Sonia Mesbahi

Social psychologist and Trainer, Advisory Board member

Opening speech

Annick Hernot

President of  BECI
Brussels Enterprises Commerce & Industry

Closing speech

Bernard Clerfayt

Minister of Employment and Vocational Training
Government of the Brussels-Capital Region

Guests of honor

Guest of honor

Vincent Subilia

General Director
Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG)

Guest of honor

Dr HC Marie Christine OGHLY

Vice Chair of  World Chambers Fédération(ICC)
President of World Women Business Owners Association
Co-Chair of the B20 Diversity & Inclusion

Discussion panel

Panel member

Nadège Defrère

Team Leader for Non-Discrimination
European Commission

Panel member

Kris De Meester

Director for Safety, Health and Well-being at Work
Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB)

Panel member

Lieve Verboven

Director of the ILO Office to the EU and the Benelux countries
International Labour Organization

Panel member

Jean-François Neven

Brussels Council for Equality between Women and Men

Panel member

Marie Laure Jonet


Expert Insights

Panel member

Patrick Charlier

Director at UNIA – Interfederal Center for Equal Opprtunities
Executive Board Chair – EQUINET

Panel member

Monica Riquelme

Project coordinator “Inclusive AI”
CLAFG –Centre de Liaison des Associations Féminines Genevoises

Comedy interlude

Marine Soichot

Chroniques du sexisme ordinaire“. Uncovering everyday sexism

24 May from 11:15 AM to 15:00 CET – ONLINE

“Inclusion in action: Solutions worth spreading”

2 sessions in English and 1 session in French

11:15 | Opening speech
11:30 | Session 1: Asia – English
12:30 | Session 2: Africa & Western Europe – French
13:30 | Session 3: Americas & UK – English
14:45 | Closing Remarks

Session 1- 11h30 to 12h30 PM CET – ENGLISH


Suzi (Khafagi) O’Shea

Content strategist, Racial equality writer
Ambassador Women of Colour Australia

Panel member


eSheBee Enterprises


Aparajita Amar

Co-Founder of SHLC
Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Advisory

Panel member

Grant Javier

Project Inclusion Network Inc

Session 2- 12h30 to 13h30 PM CET – FRENCH


Théophile Kouamouo

Journalist – Editor-in-chief of “Le Média”, Ex correspondent Le Monde, Le Point and L’Humanité in West Africa

Panel member

Safia Ibrahim Netters

French Development Agency (AFD) Democratic Republic of Congo

Panel member

Zineb Noui

university professor
Hassan 2 University Casablanca

Panel member

Thibaud Brière

Corporate philosopher
Author of “Toxic Management”

Session 3- 13h30 to 14h30 PM CET – ENGLISH


Claire Murigande

Founder & Host
Narratives of Purpose® 

Panel member

Linda Crockett

Institute of workplace bullying resources Canada

Panel member

Cynthia Mathieu

Industrial psychologist
Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières (Canada)

Panel member

Amy Pons

Founder and CEO of Unlock the Magic; Host of Women Making Moves, and Workplace Psychological Safety Activist

Organization & coordination