Network and learn from global business leaders in Rotterdam

Friday 4 October 2019

Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam

If change is the only constant, positive change is possible. Inspiration from business leaders, knowledge from world-class academics, and networking with people from across the corporate world.

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.

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Business leaders, inspirational stories and experts.

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Felicity Aston MBE

Explorer, Scientist, Speaker and Author

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Arwen Smit

Blockchain strategist, founder and CEO of MintBit

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Professor Wolf Ketter

Leading expert on the future of energy

Professor Stefano Puntoni

Award-winning marketing expert


Choose your own experience with parallel sessions. More details to follow.

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Business philosophy

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What to expect

Inspiration, exploration, debate and discussion, plus networking and good food.

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Make the most of this day of inspiration by taking your ideas into one of the three breakout sessions that explore innovation, business philosophy, and disruption.

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Meet, talk with, and become inspired by like-minded people. This year, we’ve made a specific conference track that makes networking easy for you.

A picture of the Van Nelle factory, a historic monument of Rotterdam


The Van Nelle Fabriek exemplifies constant change: designed and built as a factory in the International Style, its use has adapted and changed since 1931. And it’s a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Friday 4 October 2019.    Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam.

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From 1 September


Only people who graduated from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University are entitled to the alumni discount.

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Only people who graduated from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University are entitled to the alumni discount.


This year’s summit 2019 will take place in the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.


Entrance 12
Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam

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By train

Between 08:15-09:15, we will provide a free shuttle service from Rotterdam Central Station to the summit. These buses will be RSM branded and easy to spot.

By car

Parking spots are available at the Van Nelle Factory. We will provide exit cards upon request, free of charge.


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