Programme

Programme

Friday 12 October    
08:45 Bus to the RSM Leadership Summit
To accommodate those staying in the city centre, we have arranged for bus transportation from Central Station to the Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek. The bus leaves from Conradstraat, which is the touring car bus stop next to the station. Please look out for a 'Jongeneel' bus and an RSM rep with a sign.
  Touring car stop, Conradstraat, Rotterdam Central Station
09:30 RSM Leadership Summit 2018
There are multiple challenges ahead for business. Can a sense of purpose help businesses to meet them? Leaders of enlightened and imaginative organisations are ready to share their purpose-led approaches – from the disruptive to the innovative. At this year’s RSM Leadership Summit we will hear from successful business leaders, and our world-class academics. Learn from their experiences, participate in the debate and take the opportunity to network with fellow alumni from around the globe. Our guest speakers this year include, Marlies Dekkers, fashion designer and entrepreneur, Vincent van den Boogert, CEO of ING Nederland, Michiel Muller, founder and CEO of Picnic and Shaun Tomson, entrepreneur, author, world-champion surfer.
  Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek
17:00 Bus to city centre & campus
For those travelling back to the city and/or campus, you may use the bus service again. The exact drop-off location may be decided by the passengers, together with the bus driver.
  Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek
17:30 Friday night in Rotterdam
Free time for you and your classmates to enjoy the Friday evening like in the old times. Locus Publicus is still a popular student hang-out or discover some of the trendy restaurants that have opened in recent years. For tips on where to go, please contact the Alumni Relations Office.
   
Saturday 13 October    
10:30 Registration opens
Welcome back to RSM! 
  Erasmus Paviljoen
11:00

Campus tour
The MBA Student Association hosts a campus tour so you can see for yourself how the campus has changed since you have graduated. The tour starts at 11.00 in the Erasmus Paviljoen and will take you back to the Bayle (formerly J) building where the MBA programmes take place.

Alternatively, you can stay in the venue to enjoy coffee and stroopwafels and wait for the groups to return.

  Erasmus Paviljoen
12:00

Dean's welcome address
RSM’s Dean Steef van de Velde welcomes you back to RSM and informs you about the latest developments at the school and our plans for the future.

 

Erasmus Paviljoen

13:00 Class lunch
Enjoy lunch with your MBA class at the newly developed on-campus restaurant and theatre, Erasmus Paviljoen.
  Erasmus Paviljoen
14:00

RSM & you 
The MBA today is very different from the one that you studied in 1988 or even, more recently, in 2013. Senior representatives from RSM will engage in a conversation with you about how we are innovating our MBA programmes and, more importantly, how you, as an alumnus, can continue to actively engage with the school.

  Erasmus Paviljoen
15:00 Refreshment break   Erasmus Paviljoen
15:30 How we are different, how we are the same
Our audience today is made up of alumni who graduated from the very first MBA programme in 1988 and alumni who graduated only 5 years ago. In this session, led by storytelling expert Simon Hodges, we look at how the perspectives of our alumni shift through the generations - are there views and values that are different, and can they be shared? We dive deep into the differences and similarities between us, in order to show what makes us unique as an alumni community.
  Erasmus Paviljoen
17:00 Class photos
We conclude the day-time programme by capturing new memories.
  Erasmus Paviljoen (in side theatre)
17:30

Bus to Zalmhuis
Zalmhuis is not located in the city centre. Therefore, going by public transport can be a challenge. This is why we recommend you to meet us by the campus entrance at 17:15 in order to take a bus that will go straight to the restaurant.

  Campus entrance
18:00

Reception & dinner
We end the MBA reunion with a closing dinner at Zalmhuis, with a character unique to Rotterdam, a relaxing atmosphere and stunning views of the Maas river.”

Please indicate your dietary requirements on your registration form. We are happy to cater for your needs, but we need to know them in advance.

  Zalmhuis
22:00 Bus back to campus & city centre
For those travelling back to the city and/or campus,
you may use the bus service again. The exact drop-off 
location may be decided by the passengers, together with the bus driver.

 
  In front of the Zalmhuis restaurant

The programme of RSM MBA Alumni Reunion 2018 is subject to change, please check back regularly for programme updates.

We would like to inform you that photos and/or video footage will be taken during this event, which may be used in our marketing materials. If you have strong objections against this, please contact us at alumni@rsm.nl.