Previous summits

Previous summits

RSM Leadership Summit: a decade of leading thought and action

Every year, RSM invites the business community to an event that engages everyone in a debate about issues and challenges in business and leadership, and presents inspiration and answers from international business leaders and thinkers.

The RSM Leadership Summit is a lively platform for all kinds of business practitioners to engage in a day of high-level networking and the sharing of knowledge and experiences. Discussions and question panels are inspired by the unique presentations from leading thinkers. The audience – which includes the business community, alumni, RSM’s top academics, students and staff – are invited to contribute to the exchange in facilitated networking sessions.

RSM’s focus on being a force for positive change in the world means that the theme of each year’s event presents a new viewpoint for business and management in the 21st century, and is an opportunity for participants to become part of that positive change.

Since its launch in 2009, the RSM Leadership Summit has become recognised as a unique way to deepen the connection between this leading European business school and the business community. It also marks the start of RSM’s annual reunion weekend for its MBA alumni.
The next RSM Leadership Summit will take place in 2021 at the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam.

Previous Summits
Prominent business leaders speaking at the Summit have included:

  • Feike Sijbesma (CEO Royal DSM)
  • Frans van Houten (CEO Philips)
  • Guus Dekkers (CIO Airbus)
  • Søren Hansen (VP IKEA Group);
  • Rene Hooft Graafland (CFO Heineken)
  • Michiel Muller (CEO of Picnic, Tango, Route Mobiel)
  • Shaun Tomson (entrepreneur, author, world-champion surfer)
  • Marlies Dekkers (entrepreneur, author, fashion designer)