2024 Student Conference

3-7 March 2024 - Antwerp

Businet has hosted a student conference annually for over 20 years. The student event is designed to enable you to interact with new people from different cultural backgrounds, to work and develop together in the beautiful city of Antwerp. You will also get the chance to sample Experiential Learning (Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection of doing”) in a different environment. The concept of bringing students from different countries and institutes together, to network and learn, has been one that Businet has championed since 1997. Last year’s conference 2023 was hosted by Thomas More in Antwerp and after the success of last year’s conference, it will be run there again.

The "Thinking Employability" event 2024 features a programme that will:

  • identify and explore Employability Skills
  • encourage Reflective Thinking
  • provide the opportunity to sample Experiential Learning
  • introduce the concept of Emotional Intelligence.
  • assist students to identify and develop skills and self-awareness through reflection
  • have students attend sessions on intercultural competencies
  • include a guided tour that will allow you to get to know Antwerp: its diamond centre; its art scene; its fashion; and its logistics
  • be introduced to local companies / organisations

The programme will be delivered by members of industry and by academics in the disciplines that underpin the conference aims.

In Antwerp the conference events will be held at the Campus National of Thomas More (address:
Kronenburgstraat 62, 2000 Antwerp Belgium).

A “Businet for students” Basecamp environment will be made available before the conference to help delegates get maximum benefit from the event and to assist with communication between delegates.

There are 80 places available. Registrations have to be made by 20 January 2024. We would like students of differing nationalities from participating universities if at all possible.

Limited non-residential spaces are available at a reduced cost.

Thomas More will organise a Sunday afternoon activity for the students so that they will get to know the city.

Students will be accommodated in twin / double rooms for 4 nights at the Ibis hotel (Meistraat 39) which is centrally located and just 1km from the campus.

Fact sheet

The Event

Businet Student Conference

The Dates

14.00 on Sunday 3 March to 14.00 on Thursday 7 March 2024

Location of Accommodation

We will use the IBIS hotel. Meistraat 39, Belgium, which is centrally located and a km from the
conference venues.

Location of Activities

Kronenburgstraat 62,
2000 Antwerp

Target Students

Level 5 students (EQF) studying any discipline



Which includes

  • 4 nights in a centrally located 3-star hotel on a shared room basis. Single rooms are available
    at a supplement
  • breakfast
  • one evening meal, plus a subsidy towards a meal with working group members

It does not include travel to Antwerp. Travel arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the
individual, or their institution.

Limited non-residential spaces are available at a reduced cost. Please contact griet.barrezeele@ucll.be for more information.

Click here to watch the Annual Conference 2023 Vlog