EFR, the faculty association of the Erasmus School of Economics, organises the EFR Business Week from 30 March until 8 April. During these days you have the unique opportunity to meet and get to know businesses and their leaders, at different locations and in different ways.

The Grand Opening on 30 March will be one of the most exciting days of the year on the EUR’s campus. Hosted by Twan Huys, an impressive line-up of guests and speakers will inspire many: Airbus CEO Thomas Enders will be presented the EFR Business Week Award as will General David Petraeus be, the Commander of the US Central Command, who will express his views on leadership. Record-breaking stuntman Steve Truglia will give a key note address, and so will top photographer Callie Shell, who has photographed the journey President Obama has made during the past three years. Also, success analyst Richard St. John will shed light on personal success.

Furthermore, four high-level Dutch executives will take part in a panel discussion which you can join by asking them questions.

Company Days

The Company Days on 31 March and 1 April follow the big Opening Day and they aim to bring students in contact with leading companies in the Netherlands. Students can sign up (until 16 March) and visit participating companies like KPN, KPMG and the Dutch Finance Ministry.   

Business Week on Location

On 6 April students will be taken behind the scenes at either NAC Breda football club or two of the core-financial institutions of the Netherlands: the Euronext stock exchange and the ‘Nederlandse Bank’, the Dutch Central Bank.

Conference Day

The Conference Day will present students with another unique opportunity: round table discussions with prominent guests, like the CEO of Google Netherlands Pim van der Feltz, CEO and owner of SuperTrash Olcay Gulsen, former EUR student and former President of the House of Representatives Frans Weisglas, Dutch MP Mei Li Vos and CEO of Suitsupply Fokke de Jong. The debates will take place at an equally unique location: the top floors of the Maastoren, a recently completed 44-floors high-rise in Rotterdam.

Lustrum Party

The week will come to its close with a spectacular party, EFR’s Lustrum Party, with which EFR closes the Business Week and celebrates its 45th anniversary. The Business Week is one of the largest events held at the EUR. EFR is with 4,100 members one of the largest student associations in the Netherlands. KL