Freelance Business Day


29 March, L42
Are you ready for the Freelance Business Day?
To make the most of the event see practical details below
First, numbers...
2nd edition
In a few days we will celebrate the 2nd edition of the Freelance Business Day - event for freelancers run by freelancers.

Read more about the history of this conference in the Bulletin's article here
100+ attendees
The Freelance Business Community is growing.

Schedule the meetings with attendees. Access the networking platform with your email used for registration here and start scheduling appointments.
15 experts
15 experts-speakers will share their best practices and know-how on running an independent business successfully. All of them have experience with working as self-employed.

Check speakers info here
10 supporters
Organisations represented in the Expert Hub will feature their products and services to make your freelancer business easier.

Check listing here
Who is behind the curtains
Jenny and Elina were introduced to each other by a fellow independent professional. In about a week they started planning the Freelance Business Day...and the rest is history.

Please contact us if you would like to join the team or if you have any questions or suggestions
Elina Jutelyte
After having spent years of organising events in various organisations around the globe, Elina has decided to start on her own and formed Endo-Exo - event management consultancy in 2016. Since then, she has been running events for some leading technology companies: IBA, Integrity Applications and her current assignment is with Showpad.

Beside of co-organizing the Freelance Business Day with Jenny, she also leads the Meeting Professional International (MPI) chapter in Belgium.

In her free time, she loves doing sport, travel and photography. Connect with her on Linkedin
Jenny Bjorklof
Jenny is from Finland and has lived in Belgium, Ghent for the last 10 years. She has gradually become 100% self-employed offering support and advice about social media, community building and how to use events and LinkedIn as a marketing tool (connect with her if you haven't already!).

Next to that she promotes self-employed in Belgium by organising Freelance Business Community events and managing the Facebook group Freelancers in Belgium.
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How to get to L42
How to get to L42

Address: L42 Business Centre, located on Rue de la Loi 42
From Brussels Central train station
  • Head northeast on Cantersteen/Kantersteentoward Putterie/Putterij
  • Continue onto Rue des Colonies/Koloniënstraat
  • Continue onto Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat
  • You can grab a complimentary scooter ride to L42. See details below.
From Metro
  • The closest metro station is Arts-Loi, from where L42 is only 5 mins walk.
Parking Loi - Rue de la Loi 19, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Grab a scooter, take a picture, watch a webinar..
Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, attendees will not only take back home memories...
Arrive to FBD in style
Electric scooter rental, sponsored by Tier, will allow delegates to grab a complimentary e-scooter at the central station between 8:30am-9:30am. Here is what you need to do (save this flyer):
  • Download Tier app
  • Sign up to the app with special code: FREELANCEBD
  • Reserve your e-scooter
  • Look for Tier flag and scooters at the Brussels Central station
Tier will also be available:
  • 11am-2pm at L42 with several scooters for test drives.
  • 4-5pm at L42 to provide scooters for you to get back home.
  • A lucky winner can also get an abonnement for 10 free rides and a helmet.
Have your picture taken
Joke Houbraken from Ans Fotografie will be our delightful event photographer.

Next to that, she will also offer four 15 minute professional photo sessions for only 20€ each during the event. Book it here - only 4 sessions available on first come first serve basis.

As an attendee, you also get a chance to win a free 2.5 hr photo session. And then print your pictures with the 100€ voucher. If you are lucky of course :-)
Meet the people you want to meet. Schedule appointments during the super long lunch and have lovely conversations.

Networking is sponsored by Acerta Sociaal Verzekeringsfonds in collaboration with Dealroom event.

Access the networking platform with your email used for registration here and start scheduling appointments.

Continue learning
99starts is a global on demand conference content platform bringing you the very best keynote talks. For all FDB attendees 99starts offers a 50% discount subscription (use code: FBD2019) and a lucky one will get 1 year complimentary subscription to watch the content of the most prominent worldwide conferences.

Watch, listen and learn from experts in their field as they take you through the journey of becoming an expert and inspiring you along the way.

More prizes...
Stay until the end of the event and take a chance to win a bottle of RoomeR, 100€ to, subscriptions to 99starts, photo session, rental of a co-working space and more surprises coming...

08:45 – 09:15
08:45 – 09:15
09:15 – 09:30
09:15 – 09:30
09:30 – 10:10
09:30 – 10:10
Welcome and Opening
- 10 lessons learned by growing from a freelancer to a six-figure business owner (Katya Rablova)
- Dealing with uncertainties, embracing the change ( Mike Louagie)
10:10 – 11:40
10:10 – 11:40
PARALLEL SESSIONS: Choose your track
Track 1: THE GROWTH MINDSET: Freelance business - ROOM LIVE
- Time management (Alison Stessens)
- Could you become a thought leader? (Philip Verhaeghe)
- Digital nomad (Arthur Guiot)

Track 2: LAUNCHING YOUR BUSINESS: Wantrepreneurs - ROOM LINK01
- Starter common problems (Frederik Daneels)
- From idea to launch (Filip Vanderbeken)
- Customer discovery and market research (Hans van Gent)
11:40 – 12:00
11:40 – 12:00
Supporter pitches

ING - - Creative Shelter - GIGHOUSE - Accountable - Tentoo Payroll Services - Acerta Sociaal Verzekeringsfonds
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
EXPERT HUB - Make appointments in Deal room
14:00 – 15:30
14:00 – 15:30
PARALLEL SESSIONS: Choose your track
Track 1: MAXIMISING RESOURCES: Freelance business - ROOM LIVE
- How to build your sales machine (Michael Humblet
- How to promote your business tomorrow (Thierry De Vynck)
- Pricing strategy (Filip Vanderbeken)

Track 2: BUSINESS STEP BY STEP: Wantrepreneurs - ROOM LINK01
- Administration and accounting for dummies (Hassan Ayed)
- From fed-up to finding your Mojo (Annica Törneryd
- Signing your first freelance customer (Shane Breslin)

15:30 – 16:00
15:30 – 16:00
Closing Talk
Adventure of an entrepreneur (Quentin Liénart de Jeude)
Prizes drawing
16:00 - 17:00
16:00 - 17:00