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  • Date

    Thursday, 25 April 2024

  • Time

    13:30 - 17:00 (GMT +02:00)

  • Location

    Erasmus Pavilion (EUR Woudestein Campus)

Panel debate:  Geopolitics and Business in the EU

STAR and RSM proudly invite you to step into the heart of European engagement during the inaugural EU Week 2024 with our panel discussion in Rotterdam.

Join us for a dynamic day dedicated to exploring the theme of ‘Geopolitics and Business in the EU’.

This event is part of a collaborative effort by highly esteemed European business schools, and promises an immersive journey into the vital role of the European Union in shaping our collective future. Our event isn’t just about celebrating the EU; it’s about fostering meaningful dialogue, sparking new insights, and empowering tomorrow’s leaders to navigate the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world.

Confirmed panel members so far include:

  • Jan Peter Balkenende (Keynote speaker and panellist): former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Partner Corporate Responsibility at EY and Professor Emeritus Erasmus University
  • Jean-Pierre Kempeneers (Panellist): Chief Corporate Affairs, Sr. VP, Board member at Nexperia
  • Dr Merieke Stevens (Panellist): Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • Michel Kerres: Diplomatic Editor at NRC.

Starting with an electrifying keynote speaker, EU Week sets the stage for an enlightening panel debate featuring an array of captivating and influential speakers. Don’t forget, as a part of the audience, you’ll have the chance to actively participate by posing your questions!

Dive deep into discussions that unpack the complexities of European geopolitics and its profound impact on business landscapes.

Seize the opportunity to expand your network over refreshing drinks, when you can make connections with peers and industry leaders.

Join visionary partners including: TUM Speakers Series, HEC Paris, HEC Débats, Koźmiński University, POLIMI Graduate School of Management, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Estonian Business School, Vlerick Business School and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

For more information about the EU Week 2024, see: