The Enterprise, Innovation & Sustainable Development Circle of the Foundation for Future Generations had the pleasure to welcome you to:

Regional economic transition:
Towards a sustainable new industry and economy

Conference of Prof. Jan Rotmans

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 18:00, Alstom Belgium, Charleroi

14 mai 2013 | Regional economic transition: Towards a sustainable new industry and economy

Prof. Jan Rotmans is internationally renowned for his pionneering work in the field of economic transitions management towards sustainable development and system innovations.

In an inspiring conference on tomorrow's industry, he will address the issues of regional economic transition management towards a sustainable industry and economy: how to relocalize talents, develop new skills and integrate social and environmental impacts of the economy. He will illustrate his case with examples, a.o. successes from the ongoing economic transition in Finland.

This invitation-only conference was geared toward CEOs, top executives and Presidents.


Jan Rotmans (1961) is Professor in Sustainability Transitions and Transition Management at Rotterdam Management School (Erasmus University Rotterdam). He published more than 200 publications on the subject. In 2004, he founded the Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT).

He advised the Finnish public authorities for economics and innovation (TEKES), identifying business opportunities for green growth, as well as the Dutch public authorities, founding and leading the Dutch Knowledge Network on System Innovations and Transitions (KSI).

He co-founded the Urgenda-foundation to encourage businesses, public authorities and citizens to speed up transition towards sustainable development.