On March 26, 27 and 28, the Belgian Association of Student Entrepreneur Clubs (ACEE Belgique) organized the Third International Symposium of Francophone Student Entrepreneur Clubs at Liège’s trade and convention centre, bringing together participants from Belgium and across Europe, in addition to Québec and Africa.
At the gala dinner, Diane Ferdais, Director of Economic Affairs at Québec Government Office in Brussels (DGQB), presented the Québec government’s international award to Jocelyne Laurin and the student entrepreneur club at the École Nationale Congrégationiste, located in the Haitian community of St. Michel de l’Attalaye. This award is presented to the club having distinguished itself within the international network over the previous year. More than 300 people attended the event, which was hosted by Honorary Chairman Éric Domb, founder of Paradisio nature park.
Organized by young people for the benefit of their peers, the Symposium features a range of seminars, networking games, a “musical chairs” dinner, debates/meetings with national and international entrepreneurs and other activities. There are 15 student entrepreneur clubs in all major Belgian cities, including Brussels, Mons, Namur, Liège, Louvain-La-Neuve, Gembloux and Leuven. Acting at the university or high school level, the clubs aim to foster and raise awareness of entrepreneurship through a wide range of activities, thus creating a network of students and entrepreneurs.