Last call to register for Erasmus Energy Forum

There are only a few days left to register for the Erasmus Energy Forum on 18 and 19 June, which promises to be a lively experience with far-reaching presentations and discussions. Speakers during Business Day on Thursday 18 June include leaders from industry, academia and politics. The conference will explore how ports, cities and industry are planning and implementing the transition to decentralised sustainable energy, and the event is hosted by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

The Erasmus Energy Forum is unique for its exceptional networking opportunities. A key feature of the event is the opportunity to put questions to the speakers during the open question-and-answer sessions, as well as during the networking breaks.

Don’t miss the chance to join this novel annual event – see a report of the Erasmus Energy Forum in 2014 or click here to register now for the 2015 event.

The event puts policy makers, managers working in the energy industry, and academics in front of an audience representing start-ups, investors in sustainable energy, managers responsible for procurement of energy, and delegates from high-tech, ICT and consultancy. The subjects covered are relevant to a huge breadth of industries; supply chain and logistics, finance and investors, manufacturing, high-tech and ICT, steel, chemicals and agriculture.

Speakers on Business Day include:

  • Yukihiro Sonoda, Vice President Energy Research, Advanced Technology & Technical Affairs Planning, Toyota Motor Europe
  • Stephan Reimelt, CEO, GE Europe
  • Ewald Breunesse, Manager Energy Transitions, Shell Netherlands B.V.
  • Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor, Gemeente Rotterdam
  • Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam Authority
  • Colette Maloney - Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability, European Commission
  • Vincent Everts, Trendwatcher on Technology Innovation
  • Peter Molengraaf, Chairman Netbeheer Nederland, CEO Alliander

Thursday 18 June is Business Day at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam, followed by a dinner in the city’s historic town hall. Friday 19 June is Science Day for academic researchers to present their examinations of the future of energy business, especially in the context of how energy informatics can foster energy efficiency in city and port environments. It focuses on in-depth scientific work and the results of research from research institutes worldwide. Science day is hosted at RSM’s Woudestein campus.

The Erasmus Energy Forum is organised by RSM’s specialist research centre, the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business (ECFEB).

The Erasmus Energy Forum

Since its inception in 2012, the annual Erasmus Energy Forum event organised and hosted by the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has grown in size and influence. The first three annual events, in 2012 , 2013, and 2014 brought together representatives from a wide range of industries, academia and politics, in front of large and increasingly influential audiences. The Forum features world-class thinkers, academics and leaders from a wide range of business and industry sectors – including transport, power producers, equities and unions – as well as leading academics addressing major themes from the perspectives of all stakeholders in front of an international audience.

Previous Erasmus Energy Forum events have been recognised for successfully bridging business, science and policy, and offering a unique environment for exchanging information, as well as valuable networking opportunities.

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has offices in the Amsterdam Zuidas business district and in Taipei, Taiwan.

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