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.

Speakers

Business leaders, inspirational stories and experts.

A picture of Wolf Ketter

Professor Wolf Ketter

Leading expert on the future of energy

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A photograph of Hanneke Faber, smiling and looking directly at the camera

Hanneke Faber

President Foods & Refreshment at Unilever

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A photograph of Arwen Smit, looking to the left

Arwen Smit

Blockchain strategist, founder and CEO of MintBit

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A photograph of Merilee Karr

Merilee Karr

Founder and CEO of UnderTheDoormat

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A picture of Annika Sundbom Åström

Annika Sundbom Åström

CEO of Human Dignity: A Center For Leadership

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Professor Stefano Puntoni

Award-winning marketing expert

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A photograph of Gui Liberali

Professor Gui Liberali

Leading expert in digital marketing

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A photograph of Peter van der Spek

Professor Peter van der Spek

Scientist and Head of Bioinformatics, Erasmus MC

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A photograph of Eva Rood

Eva Rood

Director, Positive Change Initiative

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A photograph of Felicity Aston MBE, smiling and looking directly at the camera

Felicity Aston MBE

Explorer, Scientist, Speaker and Author

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Programme

Choose your own experience with parallel sessions.

9:30

Welcome

Registration and networking over a light breakfast

10:15

Leadership Summit opens

Opening by the moderator, Donatello Piras

10:30

Introduction

Welcome from Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck, Vice Dean of RSM

10:50

Keynote presentation

Prof. Wolf Ketter, Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business

11:20

Keynote presentation

Hanneke Faber, Unilever's president of Foods and Refreshment

12:00

Lunch and networking

Festival-style food by authentic local businesses

14:00

Breakout session 4

Prof. Peter van der Spek & Prof. Gui Liberali
 

A force for positive change

Eva Rood
 

15:00

Keynote presentation

Creating public and private value

16:15

Networking drinks

Featuring beer from Kaapse Brouwers

What to expect

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

Guests being served bagels from a food truck

Inspiration

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.

Guests enjoy a conversation over coffee

Networking

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

Venue

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.

Book your ticket

Friday 4 October 2019.    Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam.

Super Early Bird

No longer available

€125

Early Bird Save €25

€150

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Standard

From 1 September

€175


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

Alumni Super Early Bird

No longer available


€125

€75

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€150

€100

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Alumni Standard

From 1 September


€175

€125


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

Venue

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

Address

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.

Contact

We're here to help you with your questions and any problems you have with your booking.

summit@rsm.nl
+31 (0) 10 408 2222



Frequently Asked Questions


About the programme

Change is the only constant – a wide-ranging reflection on the business landscape of the 21st century. It will be a time characterised by change; business environments are more diverse, dynamic, and interconnected than ever – and far less predictable. Business leaders and their future workforce should be prepared to accept that while change is the only constant, positive change is better. Leading thinkers will introduce the real changes ahead for business, and they’ll hear your questions and join the discussion.
There is enough space for everyone to take part in a session, but some sessions will be more popular than others, and space in these might become limited. We recommend you study the full programme and session descriptions before you come so you know which sessions you want to attend.
This year’s programme for the RSM Leadership Summit has been finalised, but we welcome ideas for our 2020 event. Email your suggestions to summit@rsm.nl
We are working on an event app (and our website is easy to navigate on smartphones).
We’ve posted biographies of all our speakers and breakout session leaders on the website, just click on the photos.


Tickets

Yes, we offer discounts for RSM and EUR alumni. The discounts can be seen on the ticket registration page.
Students from RSM and EUR are entitled to buy student tickets, which have a reduced price. Choose the student ticket option on the registration page. (Students from other universities please email summit@rsm.nl)
Early Bird tickets are available until 24:00 on Saturday 31 August.


At the event

Please email summit@rsm.nl with your question.
Yes, our photographer will take photos of the speakers and of the audience during the plenary sessions, the networking and the breakout sessions. We will use the photos to publicise the event and in our RSM marketing materials. If you do not want to be photographed, please tell us when you register at the event. We will tell you where you can sit to avoid being photographed.
Yes, our videographers will film the presentations and some of the audience during the plenary sessions, the networking and the breakout sessions. Footage will be used on our website and on social media. If you do not want to be included, please tell us when you register at the event. We will tell you where you can sit to avoid being filmed.