STEEN ELEKTRICITEIT - a Golden Hero

Electrocution danger! ⚡️

In need of some electrification? STEEN ELEKTRICITEIT nv offers the exact electrical upgrade your business needs. As a Belgian family-owned business that houses a good deal of wonderful engineers, they guarantee safe and qualitative solutions.

Before you storm off to repair all the electrical loose ends in your company, think twice and "Do not try this at home"! Lucky for all the partypoopers out there, the ball is not your home and Steen Elektriciteit will help us electrify the night!

TRANSPORTATION (tbc!!)

TRANSPORTATION (tbc!!)

For dinner (starts at 19:00)
- A bus will leave from the Vlerick Campus in Leuven at 17:30 to the Eskimofabriek in Ghent (50 seats)
- A bus will leave from the Vlerick Campus in Brussels at 18:00 to the Eskimofabriek in Ghent (50 seats)

For the party (starts at 22:30)
- Shuttles will be available from 22:30 until 00:00 at Gent-Sint-Pieters station to bring you to the Eskimofabriek (show your ticket to the driver, no ticket no ride - so buy it online now (21€), at the door: 25€)

Going home:
- A bus will be available at 03:00 - it drives from Ghent to Brussels to Leuven (# seats unknown for the moment)
- A bus will be available at 04:00 - it drives from Ghent to Brussels to Leuven (# seats unknown for the moment)

All of this has not yet been confirmed, so things can still change! We will keep u up to date via the website and the event!

MEET THE INFAMOUS VLERICK GIN

We are very proud to present to you the very first edition of the Vlerick Gin, specially created for the Vlerick Grand Ball 2017!

We partnered up with Make Your Own Spirit, a start up in Ghent, to create this heavenly experience in your mouth. The Gin will be exclusively sold at the Grand Ball where you can taste it by the glass or directly go for your very own bottle!

About MYOS, one of our DIAMOND friends:
"MYOS works with artisan distilleries to create the best tasting and highest quality spirits. Are you really into creative and original drinks? With MYOS we want to make a difference. It is our goal to offer you the opportunity to tell your own story, personal or professional, using your personalized bottle of liquor." 
more info on www.makeyourownspirit.com

Further, MYOS has created the coolest Photo Booth for the Grand Ball so that you can capture this memorable night in a picture! Make sure you check it out, you might just win your very own Vlerick Gin bottle!

KOFFIES DE DRAAK - a Silver Star

It's coffee time! ☕️☕️☕️

Since 1864, true coffee lovers have experienced the branded taste of an excellent cup of Koffies De Draak. Their search for the most delicious of coffees and teas, their craftmanship and nose for great taste still enspire them more than a century later to create products that people irrationally desire and enjoy on a bright Sunday afternoon. 

Not only perfect to serve in case your in-laws unexpectedly show up (oh no!), but also the perfect kickstarter after a stuffed dinner to let the coffee-insurged ADHD-adrenaline set the party on fire.

Fun fact: did you know why they chose a "dragon" as their brand signature? Legend says the golden dragon on the Belfort tower in Ghent originally came from the Norwegian king Sigrid Magnusson, whose dragon-led viking boat set fright among all the little coasts he set foot on during his crusade in 1111. The dragon still symbolizes the power and vigilance with which he conquered major parts of the world. And that's exactly the feeling Koffies De draak incites in you!

GHELAMCO - a Diamond Friend

Not only a secret fundraiser behind FC Antwerp, but also a great sponsor of our Vlerick Ball: GHELAMCO, international real estate investor and developer.

Without unleashing a football feud, we think it's safe to say that the Ghelamco Arena is the most inspiring stadium Belgium has. 

However, looking at the designs of the prospective Brussels Eurostadium, we might have a new winner! Check it out: http://www.ghelamco.com/…/proj…/97/brussels-eurostadium.html

DRUKKERIJ BAETÉ - a Bronze Buddy

Have you seen the beautifully printed posters around your campus? If not, concentrate less on your bootcamps, and look out there! 👀

From creative design to expert advertisement and qualitative printing, Baeté, drukwerk & reclame does it all. Ever thought of having your own logo or graphic style, Baeté will guide you along the way from design to realisation.

Maybe a good idea in case you wish for some trully professional business cards next year? 🤘

Do check out their amazing designs: http://www.baetedrukwerkenreclame.be/index.html

MISE EN PLACE - a Silver Star

20 years of experience, over 40 offices in 6 countries, 7 specialised labels and over 5000 trained hospitality employees… That’s Mise en Place.

As we have reached 300+ dinner guests (woop woop!), we better be prepared to offer you the most qualitative, trustworthy, and excellent hospitality service that Belgium has.

For any type of event, congress, or project, Mise en Place offers their most highly skilled hosts. No wonder, knowing that their CEO is also a Vlerick alumnus. ;-) In case you urgently need some staff for your private graduation party -- to which we are hopefully all invited: http://www.miseenplace.be/

PS: for all those students with an existential crisis who still don't know what to do next year, they can always use student interims!

THE POSTER - Yes, these are Vlerick students!

The pictures you have seen everywhere, in this event, on our website, on your tickets etc. were not stolen from a '50 shades of Grey' website, nor are they straight out of 'Eyes wide shut', but they very well could have been ;)

Our very own Master students IsabelleKathyKris and Joke put all their creativity together and came up with a fabulous photoshoot in the Eskimofabriek. The photographer, Leonie Vercruysse, made these stylish pictures (her page), Kathy is wearing a georgeous dress and shoes by Carrément and De Client Gent provided us with a stunning hair and make-up session. The poster you see everywhere has been done by the wonderful Joke, Isabelle made sure everything ran smoothly and on top of that, all of them did this FOR FREE!

We want to thank all of you very much for helping us make this a great success (so far ;) ) #bestteam

BTW: YES, our beautiful model Kris is still looking for a date 

G4S - a Golden Hero

We can happily announce that there are already ONE HUNDRED tickets sold!! So, how will we ensure that such a happy bunch of partypoopers will stay happy for the whole night?

G4S - SECURING YOUR WORLD - PASSIONATE ABOUT SAFETY, SECURITY AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Did you know that G4S Belgium just received Belgian government accrediation to secure some of the world's most important ports, such as Antwerp, Ghent, Zeebruges, Ostend, and more. 

If they can handle some cute little boats, they for sure will be able to keep the crazy Vlerick students in check!

Do check out their fabulous website: http://www.g4s.com/

UNIVERSITY OF GHENT - a Silver Star

Those of you who have studied at the most beautiful university of Belgium will recognise the building here presented as the "UFO" (University Forum). No space shuttles have yet been spotted since UGhent's inauguration in 1817, although students have been flying around ever since.

Did you know that Universiteit Gent launched their new logo and branding at the beginning of the 2016 academic year. It is a purified, timeless, and stylish make-over of the old logo, and represents how all students are united in diversity.

Check out the video on why Ghent University belongs to the top 100 universities worldwide --> http://www.ugent.be/en/ghentuniv

& Remember that it's never too late to go after another master after you survived Vlerick! 

TOMORROW = DEADLINE FOR DINNER TICKETS!

Welcome back everybody, hope you enjoyed your Spring Break!
We understand the deadline for the dinner tickets was a little difficult for some so we will extend it to this Friday, March 10th! 

But be fast! There are only 50 seats left!! Hurry up! If you have any payment difficulties, send an email to info@vlerickball.com

Join us and 250 other students NOW!!

https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/Vlerickgrandball

MIDNIGHT SNACK!

When you party hard, dance the shoes off your feet and hydrate all night long with fresh beer and other delicious drinks, you get hungry. As promised the Vlerick Grand Ball tries to create the most amazing night for you so of course we looked for a mouthwatering midnight snack. 

FLAVR helped us and has come up with The Mexican Croque. A yummie toasted sandwich with spicy minced meat, cheddar cheese, spring onion, caramelized onion, chili mayonnaise, tequila tomato chutney and fresh cilantro (only if you like it!). FLAVR doesn’t just provide food, they are eager to offer you a true FLAVR experience so be prepared for more Mexican surprises!! 

BTW: for the ones that have not yet tried FLAVR, have a look at the website (www.flavr.be)! FLAVR is a website to order healthy, fresh and homemade meals prepared by talented home chefs close to your house! Perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking or don’t have time for it but you do want to eat fresh and healthy food! And if you have a passion for cooking, FLAVR might be the ideal way for you to earn some extra money! Go check out their website!