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Theme: Think Upside Down

This event occurred on
February 2, 2023
Breukelen, Utrecht

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Couch House
Straatweg 25
Breukelen, Utrecht, 3621 BG
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Bas Kodden

Prof. dr. Bas Kodden is Professor of Leadership & Management Development at the University of Nyenrode and has written numerous books on what it takes to be a leader.

Charlotte Melkert

Along with her twin sister Fleur, they have been named by Forbes as most influential people under 30 and they won the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year audience award in November 2022. She and Fleur have built a tech company (Equalture) that contributes to a more inclusive world and how they are on their way to conquer the world.

Janine Geijssen

Janine is managing director of SpaceBuzz. A non-profit dedicated to creating 100 million ambassadors of planet Earth.

Jordy van der Velde

As a futurologist, Jordy explores what drives the world today and extrapolate these insights towards the future. With a good dose of design thinking, this results in clear visions for strategies and innovations.

Niek van Adel

In 2010, Niek van den Adel, then 28 years old, had a motorcycle accident. This accident caused paraplegia, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Now he is a happily married father of three children and has never been happier.

The Academy of Advanced Laughter , directed by Lee Delong

The Academy of Advanced Laughter is a Brussels-based theatre clown troupe, led by Vlerick Business School Professor Ralf Wetzel and directed by Lee Delong. All performers are business professionals, who strive to alter the corporate environment towards a more human place of exploration, courage and growth by means of performing arts.

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