Get ready for what lies ahead

The last two years have created uncertain times and dramatic shifts in ways of working for many businesses and business leaders. RSM has been educating global business leaders for more than 50 years, and we’re ready to share our lessons and successes to help guide you as you look towards the future. 

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Business leaders, inspirational stories and experts. More speakers will be announced.

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings B.V. and Aon Group International N.V.

Do you engage in uncomfortable conversations? Do good deeds to benefit society? Build shared values and earn trust? Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen asks these and other provocative questions to help you discover whether you’re one of tomorrow’s leaders.

Jan-Chris Koenders

Managing Director Toyota Lexus Netherlands

What happens when owning a car is as rare as owning a horse? How does a multinational deal with the decline of its core business? Jan-Chris Koender, considers these future business questions.

Jan-Chris Koenders, Managing Director at Toyota Lexus Netherlands

H.E. Margriet Vonno

Ambassador - Kingdom of the Netherlands Singapore & Brunei

The learning experience and leadership, keeping authentic values, making smart connections for other people and dealing with unconscious bias, cancer, fear, and vulnerability are all part of the journey for ambassador Margriet Vonno. Travel with her.

H.E. Margriet Vonno, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore & Brunei

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Professor of Banking and Finance

Managing for integrated value rather than shareholders or stakeholders means balancing financial, social and environmental dimensions – and has trade-offs.
Dirk Schoenmaker explores future-proofing and transition pathways that avoid destroying value.

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Eva Rood

Director, Positive Change Initiative

Join Eva Rood and friends for a lively discussion of future-proof business models that bring positive change, using the power of one, and sharing epic failures and successes in systems change. Join in to gather fuel for your own interventions!

Eva Rood, Positive Change initiative director

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Co-director, Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations

Learning from the impact of automation, AI and Covid-19 on women, and creating inclusive work environments calls for shared leadership. Hanneke Takkenberg explores how everyone can experience equal opportunities and feels a real sense of belonging.

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Professor Rob van Tulder

Professor of International Business-Society Management at RSM

Prof. Rob van Tulder enlightens you how to manage your company in an increasingly VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. Dealing with these challenges head-on in a financially sustainable manner requires companies to use the (yet underutilized) potential of the Sustainable Development Goals. But many companies face major difficulties in ‘walking the talk’. Rob van Tulder presents the latest insights on how take action alone and together with stakeholders.

Sofya Isaakyan

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Get ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future of business. Sofya Isaakyan shares insights and ignites conversation on how daily experimentation with our own behaviours may help us to embrace a stronger and more effective leader identity and excel in our leadership.

Sofya Isaakyan




Registration and networking over a light breakfast


Welcome and opening


Keynote presentation

Jan-Chris Koenders, Managing Director Toyota Lexus Netherlands


Keynote presentation

Are you a future leader?

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen, Ambassador - Kingdom of the Netherlands Singapore & Brunei



A festival atmosphere with food from local Rotterdam suppliers.


Work and gender, diversity and inclusion

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg, Co-director Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations

Is your business future-oriented?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker, Professor of Banking and Finance

Breakout session

To be announced


Short break


Are you ready, change makers?

Eva Rood, Director Positive Change Initiative

Experiment with your leadership behaviours

Sofya Isaakyan, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Breakout session

Tackle the future with corporate value creation

Rob van Tulder, Professor of International Business-Society Management


Inspirational speaker

H.E. Margriet Vonno, Chairman of the Executive Board of Aon Holdings B.V. and Aon Group International N.V.


Networking drinks

Featuring local Rotterdam beers

An opportunity to put your brand at the centre of the European business community


Practical information

The RSM Leadership Summit will take place in the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam.

Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam

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A bus service will be provided from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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

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