Round-Table P&G


How to build an R&D organisation for the next decade in a volatile world?

Round Table

10 March 2017, hosted by Procter&Gamble, Brussels, Belgium


R&D organizations are faced by a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world (VUCA).

To survive, a future proof innovation organization will need to be agile and combine various cultures and inputs across disciplined measures. Different organization models are rapidly emerging covering lean, bimodal approaches, modular organizations and re-invented matrix structures. Key is to define the organizational set-up, the culture and the measures for success.

This hackathon style workshop will provide insights of cutting edge approaches for the next decade R&D organization and have participants develop a set of practical options to build the future proof innovation organization and its measures for success. EIRMA members will also explore how R&D will change driven by technology, business model changes and cultural approaches

Issues addressed

  • How to combine different business models in a R&D organization.
    The next decade R&D and innovation organization. Its measures, KPIs and structure.
    What benefit can external validation of project value propositions provide to maximise the impact R&D can have?
    How different organizations are needed depending on the maturity of the project portfolio?
    How do digitalisation and other technologies impact the R&D world?
  • New R&D organization models
  • Employee autonomy versus disciplined execution 

Target Audience

R&D and innovation portfolio managers, organization design experts,  , strategic innovation marketing, cultures interest, KPI and measure experts.


André Convents, Serial Innovator, Procter&Gamble

To Register

PDF  Programme and registration form  available here

For this event, you need to make your own room reservation.
The special EIRMA Group rate for the rooms is secured until 9 February 2017!  

PDF  Room reservation form

On-line Registration Form
If you wish to participate to this event, please complete the registration form as soon as possible but certainly before 1 March 2017. 

In the case the paying entity has no VAT number, please indicate its Official Registration Number

Only e-mails related to this specific event will be sent to the indicated address.

A block booking with special rates have been secured in the Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport. The rate for a single room is 159€ breakfast incl (excl city tax).
To book your room please complete the attached room registration form and sent it directly to the hotel preferably by 9 February 2017 indicating the reference “0903 Eirma GF22075".

Event's fee: 350.00€

The meeting registration fee covers the administrative costs, refreshments, dinner and lunch.

We prefer payment by bank transfer but can also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). All delegates will receive confirmation letters, including an invoice or receipt as appropriate.

Account N° 363-1073576-20
ING – Rond Point Robert Schuman 8 – 1040 Brussels - Belgium
IBAN: BE28 3631 0735 7620 - BIC: BBRUBEBB

For payment by card, if not yet done, please communicate your card number, security code and expiry date to EIRMA in advance of the meeting.

For any further information, please contact Ms. Carine Ternest at EIRMA.
Tel.: +32 (0)2 233 11 81 - Fax.: +32 (0)2 231 08 35 -

Please give as much notice as possible if you are obliged to cancel.

We will refund 50% of the registration fee for cancellations received 1 week before the meeting.
Names may be substituted at any time without charge.

Specific diet, food allergies....Other information


  • Mr Didier Arseguel (Rio Tinto)
  • Mr Luke Collins (Independent)
  • Mr André Convents (Procter and Gamble)
  • Mr Nicolas Cudre-Mauroux (Solvay)
  • Ms Aurélie Jablonski (EIRMA)
  • Mr Andrew Kaye (Crown Holdings, Inc)
  • Mr Vincent Leenhardt (Tarkett)
  • Mr Wouter Leten (Melexis)
  • Prof Fahrettin Ozturk (TUSAS-Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc.)
  • Dr Jarkko Partinen (Outotec)
  • Dr Fabrice Pourcel (LafargeHolcim)
  • Mr Gerard Robijn (FrieslandCampina)
  • Mr Peter Sandberg (RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden)
  • Dr Joerg Stromberger (GE)
  • Ms Virpi Tognetty (Kemira)
  • Dr Arij van Berkel (Lux Research)
  • Dr Sietse Van der Sluis (DSM)
  • Ms Veerle van Wassenhove (NV Bekaert SA)
  • Ms Karolien Vanneste (NV Bekaert SA)
  • Prof Jan Verelst (Antwerp Management School)
  • Mr Walter Vermeiren (Total)
  • Mr Frans Verstreken (Antwerp Management School)
  • Mr Botho von Stein (Mars Petcare GmbH)
  • Mr Gertjan Yntema (Philips)


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