Hotelschool The Hague
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March 8, 2024
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland

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Hotelschool The Hague
Brusselselaan 2
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, 2587AH
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Bas Zwart

Global Head Change Management, Communications & Training at Johnson & Johnson
Bas Zwart is an experienced leader in change management and business transformation, with a strong focus on leading the people agenda in organizations and teams. He holds a deep belief that all movement begins when one practices their personal purpose in everything they do, regardless of the circumstances. Zwart has held various leadership roles, including HR business partner positions with executive boards and management teams, leading mergers and acquisitions, implementing new operating models, and spearheading digital transformations. His experience spans a diverse range of organizations across different industries and sizes. His core beliefs center on the power of collaboration to make things better, the importance of a clear purpose to make plans work, and the critical role of an organization's people as the most crucial success factor.

Camilla Meurer

Actress / Performer / Voice Actress
Camilla Meurer is a Dutch-Brazilian artist whose early passion for art led her to study at the Amsterdam School of Dramatic Arts & Contemporary Music in 2007. She's known for her versatile roles in TV series like "The Body Collector," films, theaters, and as a voice actress, notably in Netflix's "The Internet" and "Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden." Besides acting, Camilla has 7 years of experience managing three Dutch galleries for an international chain, promoting modern affordable art. She's also lent her voice to animated series like Disney's "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" and "Space Chickens in Space," blending her love for culture and entertainment.

Dana Jiménez Herrera

Leadership Skills Lecturer & Trainer
Dana Jiménez Herrera is a renowned leadership skills lecturer and trainer, specializing in bridging the generational gap between Gen Z and other generations in the workplace. With a deep focus on resilience, Dana conducts research on Gen Z behaviors and trends, guiding organizations to foster a more inclusive and dynamic environment. She is a passionate advocate for effective feedback mechanisms, believing in their power to drive personal and professional growth. Outside of her professional life, Dana embraces the joys and challenges of being a toddler mom, balancing her career with her family life. Her work is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations navigate the complexities of intergenerational communication and leadership.

Daniel Fricke

Urban Planning and Policy Design Student
Daniel Fricke hails from Ulm, a quaint town nestled in the southern depths of Germany. After completing his Bachelor's degree at HafenCity University in Hamburg, he is currently finalizing his Master's degree in Urban Planning in Milan. Daniel's fascination with urban planning was sparked by his experiences in various places, leading him to ponder the origins and development of cities. This curiosity blossomed into a passion for understanding how people interact with urban spaces. He is eager to share this enthusiasm and knowledge with others, hoping to inspire a similar fascination in the intricate dynamics of city life.

Johannes Benkhoff

Senior Research Scientist at ESA/ESTEC
Johannes Benkhoff is a planetary physicist with the European Space Agency (ESA), focusing on comet and small planetary object studies. His academic path began at the University of Münster, Germany, with subsequent positions at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, and the German Aerospace Centre in Berlin, before relocating to The Netherlands in 2004. Since 2008, Benkhoff has served as the ESA project scientist for BepiColombo, a mission in collaboration with Japan to study Mercury, aiming to deepen our understanding of the Solar System's evolution. Outside his professional endeavors, he is passionate about photography, travel, fitness, and philosophical discussions on topics like the origin of life. Benkhoff is a strong advocate for space exploration, viewing it as essential to comprehend our origins and exhilarating in its own right. Through BepiColombo, he seeks to share the importance and excitement of space science and exploration.

Wouter Bijdendijk

Independent Magic Artist - Magician Ramana
Ramana is a renowned illusionist and magician, celebrated for captivating audiences worldwide with his brand-activating stunts and magic. He gained fame as the first-ever winner of the Dutch TV program "The Next Uri Geller" in 2009 and has since appeared on numerous international TV shows, including in the USA, Spain, and Japan. Ramana has performed at prestigious events for global brands like KLM, American Express, and Facebook, and at various festivals, corporate shows, and clubs around the world. Notably, he's also a TEDx speaker and the author of "Plantkracht," published in 2022. Ramana's work includes traditional Indian magic tours, showcasing his diverse talents and contribution to the magic community.

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