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  • Rise of the Machines The Series
  • Interdisciplinary Conference
  • Royal State Visit
  • Organisers


Solvay Schools Alumni launched the first Rise of the Machines conference in 2017 in what would the start of a unique series on the fourth industrial revolution in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

We face a limitless landscape in process automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

By gathering academic expertise and industry professionals we aim to address concepts from Singularity encompassing Artificial Stupidity to defining Emerging Phenomena with testimonies and expert opinion.

Inspire successful men and women as they lay the foundation for a new generation of inclusive economic growth.

During the state visit to Luxembourg by the Royal Majesties the Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde we welcome key figures from the official delegation to offer a unique opportunity to Luxembourg-based alumni from the Solvay Business Schools as well as our befriended associations including alumni from ULB.


Solvay Schools Alumni in Luxembourg have the pleasure of co-organising this 2019-edition with ULB Alumni.

Honoured to welcome the school Rector, Solvay Schools  Alumni  is dedicated to supporting its 600 members in Luxembourg: leading numerous initiatives, from the Business Voice Series to the Student Finance Tour they provide opportunities to interact, exchange experiences and expertise. 

As co-organiser, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is known for its long-standing tradition of excellence with four scientific Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal and three Wolf Prizes.


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  • Doors Open

    18:30 Doors open & Check-in
    Alumni and their guests are welcomed.

  • The Principles of Future Innovation

    19:15 Conference Start
    Welcoming by Solvay & ULB Alumni

    19:20 Academic Opening Note
    Statement by Yvon Englert, Rector ULB

    19:30 Decoding Artificial Intelligence
    Presentation by Prof. Hugues Bersini, on the catalysts of breakthroughs and IA

    19:50 Expert Panel - The Innovation Stories
    Experiences, Trends & Catalysts to Innovation

  • Networking Apéro

    20:15 Walking Dinner & Networking
    Unique connecting cocktail.

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  • Solvay Schools Alumni
  • ULB Alumni
  • Befriended Associations

The Solvay Brussels School Alumni local chapter is dedicated to support its 600 Alumni in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Our business and social events, provide opportunities to interact, exchange experiences and expertise.

Established in 1834, the ULB Alumni  strength and breadth is unquestioned with 167'500 degree holders and 450 partnerships across the world.
Last year 140 nationalities registered for a on-campus degree,  of which 32 % were international students, a figure reaching 52 % for doctorates.

We are proud catalysts in strengthening the links across reputed schools' chapters in Luxemburg.
As per tradition welcome their alumni at this year's conference.

Our befriended associations include alumni from Bocconi, Cambridge, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dauphine, Edhec, ESADE, ESCP, ESSEC, Fulbright, Harvard, HEC, IE, IESEIMD, INSEAD, Kellogg, King's, LBS, LSE, Oxford, Science PoUniversity of Luxembourg, and, Stanford.

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