Kronos Group Chair "Strategic Sourcing and Procurement": Official Opening Ceremony

March 23, 2018

5:30 PM


Louvain House

Kronos Group Chair

The Kronos Group Chair "Strategic Sourcing and Procurement" is the fruit of a collaboration between Kronos Group and Louvain School of Management of the Université catholique de Louvain. The objective of the Chair is to promote research and education in the sourcing and procurement domain, contributing to fostering the profession to continue its transformation into a value creating and strategic profession. The Chair is unique for Belgium and also launching a unique Master’s level specialization in sourcing and procurement in Belgium, integrated in Louvain School of Management. Research in the Chair aims at empirical, economic and strategic studies of procurement under transformation, in particular the innovative, ethical and environmental dimensions of the area.

The Chair is hosted at the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) within the Université catholique de Louvain.

Official Opening Ceremony

The ceremony will be held at the Louvain House on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5.30 p.m. It will be followed by a walking dinner.


5.30 p.m. Inauguration of the Chair within LSM and CORE
Per Agrell, Professor at UCLouvain
5.40 p.m. Insights and Experiences from the GSK Vaccines Chair
Pascal Reyntjens, Director Vx Distribution & Cold Chain of GSK Vaccines
5.50 p.m. Building Strong Partnerships Between Kronos & UCLouvain
Catherine Van Wonterghem and Benoit Graas, Directors of Kronos Group
6.00 p.m. Up or Out: How Strategic is Procurement Today and in the Future?  
Constantin Blome, Chairholder and Professor at UCLouvain and University of Sussex
6.30 p.m. Official signature and picture
7.00 p.m. Walking dinner

Practical Information


Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. To register, simply fill in the online form by March 15, 2018.


Louvain House (access)
Terrasse de l'Aula, 4
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

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