Get To Grips 2023

2Grips welcomes you to the annual GetToGrips event.

GetToGrips is an annual event organised by 2Grips for everyone who wants to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the world of Service Management. Every year we look for exciting topics and passionate speakers to offer you an informative and inspiring afternoon. The GetToGrips event brings a unique combination of networking and knowledge sharing for C-level management.

All sessions will be in Dutch.

GetToGrips 2023: A glimpse into the future of Service Management

2Grips takes you on a journey into the future of service management. During four engaging sessions by passionate speakers, we will share insights into the expected changes and tips to help your organisation be prepared for them. We are confident that you will gain many valuable insights. Let’s explore the future of service management together!

The location

This year, the BluePoint business centre in Antwerp is the place to be. This professional and modern event location offers us even more space and opportunities to make GetToGrips the Service Management event of 2023. Good accessibility by car or public transport is assured. If you come by car you can park both above- and underground. Electric charging stations are also available on site. Travelling by public transport? The business & conference centre is only 10 minutes from Berchem station. 2Grips provides its own shuttle service to make things easy for you.

Take a virtual tour of BluePoint Antwerp.

The program

This year, we look at the future of Service Management. Three 2Grips Senior Service Management Consultants will talk about trends and opportunities and share their ideas and experiences. The full agenda with an overview of the topics will follow soon, but this is the agenda for now:

2.30pm – 3pm Welcome
3.00pm – 3.15pm Introduction
3.15pm – 3.45pm Session 1
3.45pm – 4.15pm Session 2
4.15pm – 5pm0 Break
5pm – 5.30pm Session 3
5.30pm – 6.15pm Jef Staes
6.15pm – 6.30pm Closure
6.30pm – 8pm Walking Dinner

All sessions will be in Dutch.

Speaker Sessions
In this session, Danny Van Vosselen looks at a number of emerging phenomena such as the war on talent, hybrid working, increased multi-sourcing and the growing focus on sustainability and customer experience. He explains how Service Management practices can manage and support them. Join us to discover how service excellence can be used to address these challenges.
Last year Jordy Mertens talked about the shift from concrete processes to customer centric customer journeys. Creating those customer journeys is one thing, but it is very important to know that employees play a major role in this and they need to gain insight into which touchpoints they can use to provide that customer centric service.
During his session Jordy will inspire you with some principles within customer centricity that you can take with you in your day-to-day work or organization.
How service management tooling can help you facing the challenging future, with an increasing war on talent, more demanding customers and an increasingly complex support organization (and its suppliers). A practical insight in the tools that could be beneficial for both service provider and customer.
Meet Jef Staes

This year, Jef Staes, a passionate and inspiring keynote speaker, is a guest at GetToGrips. His various stories on innovation and change are guaranteed to be eye-openers.

Jef Staes

Jef Staes is a leading thinker on learning processes and innovative organisations. He has 20 years of professional experience as a Training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer. Today, Jef is an international keynote speaker, guest lecturer, author and four-time TEDx speaker. His stories and books are guaranteed to be eye-openers and his thoughts on the future of business and education have inspired many. Using metaphors such as Red Monkey Innovation Management and Sheep Management, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with. Jef Staes is also the author of bestsellers such as “My Organisation is a Jungle” and “Engine of Innovation Mindset”. As an innovation expert and architect, he developed a new mindset for CEOs, managers and employees and offers organisations the answers to truly start innovating by radically changing their management culture.

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