During an intensive week, the future port executives will be able to update their port -related knowledge at academic level, as well as share knowledge with each other.

The move comes in the wake of the changes the industry is facing driven by transition to renewable fuels and process automation that create the need to transform old ports into attractive urban areas.

To make ports and port authorities future proof, new port executives need new qualities. By offering a joint study programme, we can share our knowledge and skills with the port executives of the future and thus ensure that ports have maximum impact on society,

...says Allard Castelein, CEO Port of Rotterdam Authority.

Combining academic insights from Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus Centre for Urban Port and Transport Economics with the practical knowledge of the port generates special interaction. And we need that because the challenges we are facing in Rotterdam require special, integrated solutions for which we look beyond the borders of our own disciplines. Through regional co-creation, we ensure a Sustainable Rotterdam Delta,

...says Rutger Engels, Rector Magnificus at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

To this end, future port executives will meet in the Port Executive Leadership Circle for an intensive week’s programme from 3 to 7 February 2020.

As explained, the Port Executive Leadership Circle uses cases that are contributed by the participants themselves, using an academic approach to resolve problems in a personalised development process.

You don’t just learn in the programme, you actively contribute by sharing your knowledge. In this way, we create an ongoing learning circle of people who are dedicated to changing the leadership in the port,

...says Dr Hannes Leroy, academic director of Erasmus Centre for Leadership.

The Port Executive Leadership Circle is a joint initiative of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport Economics and the Port of Rotterdam Authority.

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