Dutch Transformation Forum

The current economic and social climate and fundamental changes that are occurring in rapid succession are causing companies, governments, knowledge institutes and NGOs to place more emphasis on cooperation for the purpose of creating a new foundation for the future. The mission of the Dutch Transformation Forum is to contribute to a strong, forward-looking economy and society by building bridges at the Board level between the different stakeholders. During the Dutch Transformation Forum participants the public and private sector try to discern the best way for the Netherlands to position itself in a world which is undergoing a far-reaching transformation and try to define what kind of leadership would be most effective in this context. All participants offer a substantive contribution to the different theme discussions in a confidential setting.


Edition 2018

The main theme of the Dutch Transformation Forum is ‘Digital economy and society’.

Date & Location: 22 November from 14:30 to 21:00 at Science Center Delft from TU Delft.

Speakers: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation van Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Previous editions

Dutch Transformation Forum 2017

Theme: Globalization

Speakers: Frans Blom, Chairman BCG the Netherlands, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Marjan van Loon, CEO Shell Netherlands, Guy Standing, Professor University of London, Mariëlle Tweebeeke, Anchor Nieuwsuur.

Dutch Transformation Forum 2016

Theme: Inclusiveness

Sprekers: Erik Akerboom, Korpschef Nationale Politie, Frans Blom, Chairman BCG Nederland, Jet Bussemaker, Minister van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap, José van Dijck, President KNAW en Prinses Laurentien van Oranje, oprichter Missing Chapter Foundation.

Dutch Transformation Forum 2015

Theme: The Netherlands & the Value(s) of Europe

Speakers: Herman Van Rompuy, Emeritus Chairman of the European Council, Sylvia Borren, Director Greenpeace the Netherlands, Klaas Knot, President of DNB

Dutch Transformation Forum 2014

Theme: New growth

Speakers: Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, Advisor of the Director-General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission, Daniel Ropers, Managing Director bol.com and Ben Verwaayen, Supervisory Board Member AkzoNobel

Dutch Transformation Forum 2013

Theme: Competitiveness of the Netherlands

Speakers: Chris Fonteijn, Chairman of the Board ACM, Alexander Rinnooy Kan, Professor economics and business administration University of Amsterdam and Hans Wijers, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Heineken

Dutch Transformation Forum 2012

Theme: Business & Political Leadership

Speakers: Wouter Bos, Partner KPMG and former Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister the Netherlands, Martin van de Brink, Member of the Executive Board ASML and Jeroen van der Veer, Chairman Supervisory Board ING, Royal Philips and former CEO Shell.

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