Speakers

Lija Groenewoud van Vliet

Saturday

Co-founder and Creative Director, In4Art

Julija Mell

Saturday

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Dirk Deichmann

Saturday

Associate Professor, Rotterdam School of Management

Bill Collins

Saturday

Associate Partner, Center for Strategy & Leadership

Harwin de Vries

Saturday

Assistant Professor, Technology and Operations Management Department

Antonie Knoppers

Saturday

Founder & Owner, D&A Training

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Friday

Co-director, Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Jan-Chris Koenders

Friday

Managing Director Toyota Lexus Netherlands

Jan-Chris Koenders, Managing Director at Toyota Lexus Netherlands

H.E. Margriet Vonno

Friday

Ambassador - Kingdom of the Netherlands Singapore & Brunei

H.E. Margriet Vonno, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore & Brunei

Eva Rood

Friday

Director, Positive Change Initiative

Eva Rood, Positive Change initiative director

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Friday

Professor of Banking and Finance

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Sofya Isaakyan

Friday

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Sofya Isaakyan

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Friday

Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings B.V. and Aon Group International N.V.

Professor Rob van Tulder

Friday

Professor of International Business-Society Management at RSM

Welcome & keynotes

09:30-12:00

Networking lunch

12:00-13:00

Breakout sessions

13:00-16:00

Keynotes & networking drinks

16:00-17:30

9:30

Arrival

Registration and networking over a light breakfast

10:15

Welcome and opening

10:40

Keynote presentation

Jan-Chris Koenders

11:15

Keynote presentation

Marguerite Soeteman - Reijnen

12:00

Lunch

A festival atmosphere with food from local Rotterdam suppliers.

13:00

Breakout session (Round 1)
 

Work and gender, diversity and inclusion

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Learning from the impact of automation, AI and Covid-19 on women, and creating inclusive work environments calls for shared leadership. Hanneke Takkenberg explores how everyone can experience equal opportunities and feels a real sense of belonging.

 

Is your business future-oriented?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Managing for integrated value rather than shareholders or stakeholders means balancing financial, social and environmental dimensions – and has trade-offs.
Dirk Schoenmaker explores future-proofing and transition pathways that avoid destroying value.

 

Breakout session

To be announced

14:15

Short break

14:45

Breakout session (Round 2)

Are you ready, courageous changemakers? 

Eva Rood

Join Eva Rood and friends for a lively discussion of future-proof business models that bring positive change, using the power of one, and sharing epic failures and successes in systems change. Join in to gather fuel for your own interventions!

 

Breakout session

Experiment with your leadership behaviours

Sofya Isaakyan
 
Get ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future of business. Sofya Isaakyan shares insights and ignites conversation on how daily experimentation with our own behaviours may help us to embrace a stronger and more effective leader identity and excel in our leadership.

Breakout session

Rob van Tulder

16:00

Inspirational speaker

H.E. Margriet Vonno

The learning experience and leadership, keeping authentic values, making smart connections for other people and dealing with unconscious bias, cancer, fear, and vulnerability are all part of the journey for ambassador Margriet Vonno. Travel with her.

17:15

Networking drinks

Featuring local Rotterdam beers

Daytime programme

Registration & welcome coffee

09:00-10:00

Keynote

RSM Looking Forward

10:00-11:00

Activity

Tour, networking or lounge

11:00-12:15

Lunch

12:15-13:15

Breakout

The Power of Presence

Antonie Knoppers

13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45

Breakout

Innovation

Lija Groenewoud van Vliet

13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45

Breakout

Networking

Julija Mell

 

13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45

Breakout

Creativity

Dirk Deichmann

 

13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45

Breakout

Leadership

Bill Collins

13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45

Breakout

Supply chain

Harwin de Vries

13:30-14:30
14:45-15:45

Campus tour

Rediscover the campus and feel like a student again

16:00-18:00

Evening programme

Floating reception on the Maas

18:00-19:00

Freshen up

19:15-20:00

Three course dinner

20:00-22:30

Class photos

Between courses

9:00

Arrival

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00

RSM Looking Forward

Hear and share your views on the latest news about the school.

11:00

Choose: Tour, networking or lounge

Get acquainted with each other and Rotterdam, with a choice of:

  1. Networking activity
  2. Walking tour
  3. Cycling tour 
  4. Coffee lounge.

Make your choice of activity at checkout when purchasing your ticket.

12:15

Lunch

13:30

Choose: Breakout session I

At checkout you can choose to join one of six breakout sessions with speakers:

  1. Power of Presence - Antonie Knoppers
  2. Innovation - Lija Groenewoud van Vliet
  3. Networking – Julija Mell
  4. Creativity - Dirk Deichmann
  5. Leadership – Bill Collins
  6. Supply chain - Harwin de Vries

You have the opportunity to join a second option from the selection above during the second breakout session at 14:45.

14:30

Short coffee break

14:45

Choose: Breakout session II

Again, you can choose to join a second one of six breakout sessions with speakers:

  1. Power of Presence - Antonie Knoppers
  2. Innovation - Lija Groenewoud van Vliet
  3. Networking – Julija Mell
  4. Creativity - Dirk Deichmann
  5. Leadership – Bill Collins
  6. Supply chain - Harwin de Vries

16:00

Campus tour

Return to campus and visit your favourite places with you former classmates.

18:00

Floating reception on the Maas

Enjoy beautiful evening views at your drinks reception as we travel back along the Maas river towards the centre of Rotterdam.

19:15

Freshen up

A chance to go back to your room and freshen up before dinner while we welcome guests arriving only for the meal.

20:00

Three course dinner

Enjoy a fabulous meal in our dining rooms overlooking the Rotterdam skyline. Each class will have the chance to have an intimate dinner together.

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 have negotiated special rates at our main location, the Mainport Rotterdam, which make it the easiest way to enjoy the whole reunion experience.

How to give back

This year, we're supporting the EUR Student Emergency Fund – helping those affected by the war in Ukraine – and the MBA Scholarship.

Another question?

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

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Join our Friday or Saturday programmes, or book a combined ticket at a discounted rate.

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