Welcome back to Rotterdam

We can't wait to see you again for a weekend of reconnection, exploration, and exclusive masterclasses, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner.

Your reunion programme

Reunite with your friends

Rediscover yourself & Rotterdam

Friday

Experience student life again

Saturday

Drink & dine in style

Campus tours

Bites at Maria's Cantina

Floating reception on the Maas

<15:00Check-in at your hotel and travel to campus
15:00

Registration & welcome drinks

Bayle Building, Campus Woudestein 

15:30

Light bite @ Maria's Cantina

Catch up with your classmates while enjoying snacks, and drinks.

16:00

Activity 1

Start with activity 1, and choose one of three options:

  • Relive your student days and revisit your favourite places during a campus tour; 
  • Join us for an interactive drumming workshop;
  • Continue catching up with your former classmates at Maria's Cantina.
17:00

Activity 2

Move on to activity 2, and choose one of the other options. 

18:00

It's time to get on the boat

Board the boat at Plantagelaan, and enjoy beautiful evening views at your floating drinks reception as we travel back along the Maas river towards the centre of Rotterdam.

19:30

End of the reception

The boat finishes its journey at the Erasmus Bridge, after which you can make your own dinner arrangements. 

RSM alumni & positive impact

Activities

Tours, breakout sessions or lounge

Three-course dinner

Award ceremony & drinks with DJ

9:00Free morning to discover the city
11:00

Registration & welcome coffee

World Trade Center

11:30

RSM alumni & positive impact

We start the day with a fun icebreaker and catch up on everything that’s been happening in Rotterdam and how you and your classmates are making a difference.

13:00Lunch
14:30

Choose: breakout session, tour, or lounge

Get acquainted with each other and Rotterdam as well as the opportunity to learn more from experts. You can choose between:

  • Breakout sessions with speakers:
    • Antonie Knoppers - Storytelling as a powerful communication tool 
    • Bill Collins - Grit vs. quit
    • Dr. Barbara Banda - Leading change
    • Maria Carmen Punzi - How to become a truly inclusive leader
  • Walking tour or cycling tour 
  • Coffee lounge

Make your choice of activity (including which breakout session) at checkout when purchasing your ticket. You have the opportunity to join a second option from the selection above during the second breakout session at 16:00.

For more information on the breakout sessions and speakers, please see our breakout sessions.

15:30Coffee break
16:00

Choose: breakout session, tour, or lounge

Again, you can choose to join a second activity among the three:

  • Breakout sessions with speakers:
    • Antonie Knoppers - Storytelling as a powerful communication tool 
    • Bill Collins - Grit vs. quit
    • Dr. Barbara Banda - Leading change
    • Eva Rood & Michel Lander - 2030 Sustainability Development Goals Game
  • Walking tour or cycling tour 
  • Coffee lounge

For more information on the breakout sessions and speakers, please see our breakout sessions.

17:00

Freshen up and/or go to the city

A chance to go back to your room and freshen up before dinner while we welcome guests arriving only for the meal. If you are left with spare time, please feel free to enjoy the vibrant heart of the city. 

18:30Registration (for guests only joining for dinner)
18:30

Aperitivo lounge

Before dinner, you could enjoy a drink with your classmates and welcome the arriving evening guests. You can also come directly to dinner. 

19:15

Two-course dinner

Enjoy a fabulous meal in our dining rooms. Each class will have the opportunity to make a class photo. 

21:30

Buffet with dessert, goodbye reception & award ceremony

Let’s close the reunion with a celebration of decades of friendship, with class prizes, drinks, desserts and a DJ.

23:00End of the reunion

Our speakers

2030 Sustainability Development Goals Game

Michel Lander & Eva Rood

16:00-17:30

How to become a truly inclusive leader

Maria Carmen Punzi

14:30-15:30

Grit vs. quit

Bill Collins

14:30-15:30
16:00-17:00

Leading change

Barbara Banda

14:30-15:30
16:00-17:00

Storytelling as a powerful communication tool

Antonie Knoppers

14:30-15:30
16:00-17:00

RSM Alumni & Positive Impact

Become a speaker at your reunion!

11:30-13:00

Two dedicated alumni engage in a heartfelt conversation about the latest advancements at Rotterdam School of Management during a joyful reunion

We're here to make your reunion unforgettable

How to get there

Your reunion takes place across three locations in Rotterdam, but we've made it easy to enjoy them all without worrying about transport.

Where to stay

We've arranged discounted rates at multiple hotels to guarantee an optimal reunion experience.

How to give back

This year, we are supporting an important cause at your MBA reunion: the RSM MBA Scholarship Fund.

Share your reunion

A reunion isn't a reunion without your friends. Help to spread the word so that we can welcome as many of your classmates as possible.

We serve gourmet, vegetarian and plant-based food at our events

We're here to help you with questions

Dress code? Guests? Something else? We have answered the most common questions.