LTAS 2017 2017-09-13T09:04:47+00:00

THE LTAS WORKSHOP

This two-day event will be held at the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Applied Economics) to guide young scholars, from fresh PhD Students to early career starters, to develop academically rigorous service research to answer business problems and to further inspire them through their PhD journey. For this edition, a workshop with service companies is developed, in which each company will suggest challenging emerging research topics. Business and academic mentors guide you in constructing a practice-driven academically rigorous research proposal.

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THE 2017 CONFERENCE: TOPIC & AUDIENCE

We are delighted to announce that the 6th Let’s Talk About Service Workshop will be held in Antwerp (Belgium) on December 7 and 8, 2017; hosted by the Faculty of Applied Economics at Antwerp University.

This year’s theme is “Young Service Researchers got talent : bridging Academia and business”. Over two days, all participants will be immersed in developing academically rigorous service research, and will receive valuable input from experienced researchers and business managers. More specifically, the expert scholars will give workshops on developing and defining practice oriented and relevant service research that connects business and academia in terms of needs and outcomes. A panel of distinguished scholars (i.e., academic coaches) and experienced company managers (i.e., business coaches) in the services field will share their insights about developing and performing academically rigorous service research.

LTAS BUSINESS PARTNERS

Soon to be announced

ORGANIZER and ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Annouk Lievens
Annouk Lievens
University of Antwerp (Organizer)
Hammedi Wafa
Hammedi Wafa
University of Namur
Sertan Kabadayi
Sertan Kabadayi
Fordham University
Bart Larivière
Bart Larivière
Ghent University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Mike Brady
Mike Brady
Florida State University
Thorsten Gruber
Thorsten Gruber
Loughborough University
Jay Kandampully
Jay Kandampully
The Ohio State University
Irene Ng
Irene Ng
The University of Warwick

ACADEMIC COACHES

  Dominik Mahr
Associate Professor
Maastricht University
  Mirella Kleijnen
Assistant Professor
VU Amsterdam
  Yves Van Vaerenbergh
Assistant Professor
KU Leuven 
  Katrien Verleye
‎Assistant Professor
Ghent University
  Charlotte Reypens
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Warwick
  Allard Van Riel
Professor
RU Nijmegen
  Gaby Odekerken-Schröder
Professor
Maastricht University
  Arne De Keyser
Assistant Professor
EDHEC Business School

VISIT THE AMAZING CITY OF ANTWERP

Belgium’s second city and biggest port is Antwerp (Antwerpen/Anvers in Dutch/French) and according to Lonely Planet, this charming city is the country’s capital of cool. The conference venue, the city campus of the University of Antwerp, is located in the heart of the city. Come, discover and enjoy the amazing city of Antwerp in all its glory!

Antwerp’s 5-star service

  • A combination of intriguing medieval monuments, like the 123m-high cathedral and riverside fortress, and modern architecure such as MAS and the new Port House

  • Taste the lovely Belgian food and drinks

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife, in a cozy pub or a hip nightclub

  • Visit some world class museums, like the museum of Antwerp’s baroque superstar painter Pieter Paul Rubens.

  • Discover the capital of fashion and diamonds

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions, or would like to have more information about the 2017 Let’s Talk About Service Conference, please contact us via e-mail to annouk.lievens@uantwerpen.be and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible

UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
Department of Marketing
Faculty of Applied Economics

Annouk Lievens
Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp
Belgium

Phone: +32 3 265 41 00
Email: annouk.lievens@uantwerpen.be
Web: letstalkaboutservice.org