CANCELLED - Alumni Day 1 April 2020

Start date

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020, 14:00

End date

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020, 21:30

Theil Building
Campus Woudestein

On Thursday, 12 March 2020 the Dutch government announced new measures regarding the COVID-19 virus. As a result of these measures this event has been cancelled.

On Wednesday, 1 April 2020, the annual Erasmus School of Economics Alumni Day will take place. The day will start off with the EFR Inspiration Days, the successor of the EFR World of Business congress, in the C-hall of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. This year's theme is 'Power of Performance'.

On this day, prominent and inspiring speakers such as Donald Tusk (former president of the European Council), Pieter Elbers (CEO KLM), Peer Swinkels (CEO Swinkels Family Brewers), Peter Stas (co-founder and CEO of Frederique Constant) and many more will explore the theme through interactive workshops, lectures and a panel discussion, touching upon creativity, perseverance and leadership. 

Right after the conference the Alumni Drink & Dinner will take place in the newly renovated Restaurant Zalmhuis. Interested? Register by clicking the yellow button!

It is also possible to register for the congress or the Alumni Drink & Dinner only. 

Click below for the full programme or the attendance list:

  • 13:00-14:00

    Reception of alumni

    Attendees will be welcomed in the C-hall with coffee and tea.
    There will be a separate registration desk for alumni present


    Start of the conference 


    Breakout sessions

    • Erik Schoppen (author, entrepreneur and CEO WorldBrainWave)
    • Marc Bras (head BMW i-line Nederland)
    • Lisa Kruger (paralympic swimmer and world champion)
    • Katja Staartjes (athlete and mountain climber)
    • MIlou de Graaf (Lead Managers and Starters Development Coolblue)
    • Roelien Ritsema van Eck (Member of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam)


    Innovation Playground & Food Market

    At the Innovation Food Market there will be multiple stands with
    unique, innovative and sustainable food products.


    Keynote Speech and Panel Discussion

    Keynote Speech by Donald Tusk (former president of the European Council). 

    Panel discussion members:

    • Pieter Elbers (CEO KLM)
    • Peer Swinkels (CEO Swinkels Family Brewers)
    • Carolien Gehrels (European Director Big Urban Clients at Arcadis and former deputy mayor of Amsterdam)
    • Peter Stas (cofounder and CEO Frederique Constant)

    Moderated by Roelof Hemmen (radio and TV host RTL Nieuws). 


    Alumni Drink

    At restaurant Zalmhuis. Address: Schaardijk 396, 2909 LA Capelle aan den IJssel


    Alumni Dinner

    At restaurant Zalmhuis. Address: Schaardijk 396, 2909 LA Capelle aan den IJssel
More information

For more information, please contact alumni officer Charles Hermans at