To celebrate the kick-off of an Alumni Chapter in Barcelona, former students from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) gathered for a lecture by RSM Dean Steef van de Velde and to network. The event took place in Barcelona on Friday 30 January 2015.

The 15 guests attended a lecture by RSM Dean Steef van de Velde about sales forecasting of limited edition products. Participants included RSM alumni and alumni from other business schools within Ryder Club of Spain, an association of alumni clubs of Spain’s top business schools and universities. It was the first lifelong learning event of the newly formed Local Chapter Barcelona.

To set up the new Local Chapter Barcelona, its leaders Ariadna Macip (MBA 2003) and Joaquim Oliveras (FT MBA 2004) worked together with the established RSM Club of Spain and Local Chapter Madrid, both of which also organise lifelong learning and networking events.

“Ten years after my MBA graduation I realised that I had put too much distance between my MBA experience and my daily life,” said Oliveras. “I wanted to regain part of the spirit that took me to do the MBA and refresh the feeling of improvement that stays in MBA graduates.”

The event concluded with a networking dinner and drinks.

RSM Club of Spain

The RSM Club of Spain is one of the most active alumni communities in RSM’s international alumni network and consists of two local chapters: one in Madrid and one in Barcelona. Not only does it connect RSM alumni in Spain, it also actively connects with other stakeholders, such as the Dutch embassy and other alumni associations to share experience and knowledge, and improve the quality of its events. RSM alumni all over the world can join one of RSM’s local chapters and clubs to build an important network and take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities.

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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