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. 

Headline presentations from renowned business leaders and experts

In-depth breakout sessions and intimate masterclasses

Leadership summit breakout sessions

Networking lounges to share insights and meet new contacts

Leadership summit networking lounges


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

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Co-director, Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

Jan-Chris Koenders

Managing Director Toyota Lexus Netherlands

Jan-Chris Koenders, Managing Director at Toyota Lexus Netherlands

H.E. Margriet Vonno

Ambassador - Kingdom of the Netherlands Singapore & Brunei

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

Eva Rood

Director, Positive Change Initiative

Eva Rood, Positive Change initiative director

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Professor of Banking and Finance

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

Sofya Isaakyan

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

Sofya Isaakyan

Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen

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

Professor Rob van Tulder

Professor of International Business-Society Management at RSM




Registration and networking over a light breakfast


Welcome and opening


Keynote presentation

Jan-Chris Koenders


Keynote presentation

Marguerite Soeteman - Reijnen



A festival atmosphere with food from local Rotterdam suppliers.


Breakout session (Round 1)

Work and gender, diversity and inclusion

Professor Hanneke Takkenberg

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.


Is your business future-oriented?

Professor Dirk Schoenmaker

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.


Breakout session

To be announced


Short break


Breakout session (Round 2)

Are you ready, courageous changemakers? 

Eva Rood

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!


Breakout session

Experiment with your leadership behaviours

Sofya Isaakyan
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.

Breakout session

Rob van Tulder


Inspirational speaker

H.E. Margriet Vonno

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.


Networking drinks

Featuring local Rotterdam beers

Previous speakers

Michiel Muller

Founder, Picnic

Michiel Muller, Founder of Picnic

Marlies Dekker

Fashion Entrepreneur

Marlies Dekker, fashion entrepreneur

Pieter van Oord

CEO at van Oord

Pieter van Oord, CEO at van Oord

Felicity Aston


Felicity Aston, explorer

Hanneke Faber

President, Foods and Refreshment, Unilever

Hanneke Faber, President of Foods and Refreshment at Unilever

Rolf Dauskardt

Owner, Rebel Group

Rolf Dauskardt, Owner of Rebel Group


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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