category management

A professional network for Category Managers.

Share your Experiences, Knowledge and Ideas in a professional Business Network with leaders who understand you.

Develop with professionals who understand you

New ideas and perspectives are vital.

Category Management is complex, and you need a high level of diverse skills and insights to be successful. As a Category Manager, your responsibility is strategic, tactic and operative. 

Be inspired by leaders who share your responsibility and know your challenges. We match you with the right Peers and we focus on challenges that you have top-of-mind. 

Join forces with 25 leaders from top companies. 

We and our Professional Chairs give you the optimal conditions to solve your challenges and be inspired. As a member, you save time and resources and build strong connections. 

Community of industry peers

Members of this Peer Group

In this Peer Group, we unite Category Managers from medium, large and multinational companies in Belgium.

We ensure that all our members have a shared scope of responsibility.

Titles: Category Manager, Category Director, Global Category Manager, etc. 

We unite you with a good mix of industries, creating a diversity of perspectives and a richness of innovative ideas.

Keep up to date

Topics we discuss?

With the help of the chair, our members select and prioritize the topics they want to deep-dive into during the five-yearly half-day meetings.

Topics of interest:

  • Supplier Sourcing Strategy
  • Management strategy
  • Individualized motivation
  • Self-management
  • In-direct and Direct Category Management
  • Your priorities and business challenges
MORE THAN A PEER GROUP

EGN is so much more than a Peer Group

Members Universe

Ask questions to your industry peers, keep yourself up to date, and get global perspectives.

Webcasts & Events

Experience top-of-the-line webcasts and events. Get members-only content and continue the conversation in Members Universe.

A network behind you

If you lose your job, you can stay in your Peer Group for one year with our Between Jobs initiative.

Value for you and your company

A strong network of Peers delivers valuable inputs and new ideas

We connect you with Leaders who share your responsibilities and challenges, together we make each other better.

Company

Company Benefits?

  • Employee development – Enhanced skills and new business insights
  • Benchmarking and best practices
  • Large savings on Consultants, Product and Market research, Courses and Education in general.

Member

Member Benefits?

  • 5 half-day Peer Group meetings over 12 months. 
  • 1 exclusive social dinner and separate apéritif per year with your Peer Group.  
  • 1 in-person annual event with a high-profile speaker per year. Bringing together our members from all EGN Belgium groups. 
  • Monthly webinars led by expert keynote speakers on a range of leadership topics.
  • Member´s Universe: Contact or query, 24/7 year-round, to 15.000 members worldwide and 800+ professionals in Belgium. 
  • 1 in-person onboarding meeting per month for newly joined members of EGN to grow your network and learn the art of effective networking.

Peace of mind

You are in good hands

30 years of experience

What started as one man’s vision in 1992 is now a global network with 15.000 members in 15 countries.

Matching is key

Our experienced Network Advisors match you with leaders who share your level of responsibility and represent similar companies. We unite you with companies from diverse industries.

All members have veto rights to avoid the submission of competitors. 

Trust & Confidentiality

Trust is important in a network, therefore all our meetings are confidential.

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