DAY 2 OF THE RISK & RESILIENCE ONLINE EVENT

AFTER THE CRISIS: IMPLICATIONS FOR RISK & RESILIENCE IN wholesale & retail

While large companies hire risk managers and chief risk officers and draw up risk heat maps, most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) just want to get down to business – they’ve got enough to be getting on with.

Still, the ability to see opportunities – and the capacity to evaluate and take risks in order to seize those opportunities – is what makes someone an entrepreneur. SMEs and the retail and wholesale sectors could possibly get even more out of risk management and risk-based working than big business, as larger companies tend to have more robust buffers and are better able to avert potential risks. How can SMEs prepare for an inherently uncertain future? How can you make sure you’re ready to seize opportunities and take risks while remaining resilient in the face of setbacks?

That dilemma is what this event is all about.

We’ll look at why the topics of risk and resilience receive little formal attention, despite being so important to SMEs. We’ll discuss the consequences of this approach and offer tips on how to change.

Then we will broaden our scope. SMEs are the core of the economic ecosystem: from private and corporate buyers, retail, wholesale businesses and producers to governments and financiers. In a crisis, everyone is just trying to survive. But what is the best foundation for that survival? Is it just about survival of the fittest, or should we be fostering symbiotic relationships and seeking a more cooperative approach? Our inspirational speakers and experts, drawn from a diverse range of industries, will explore these questions in a round table discussion. Everyone who comes to this event will have the opportunity to interact with our panel.

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Speaker
Raymond Loohuis

dr. Raymond Loohuis is a senior lecturer at NIKOS (department for entrepreneurship, strategy & innovation management). Raymond’s teaches courses in the areas of strategic business marketing management, service innovation, strategic business development and new technology at undergraduate and graduate level students at the University of Twente.

Raymond is one of the leading advocates of Challenge- Based-Learning, a multidisciplinary learning experience for student teams based on the active engagement of external stakeholders who seek solutions for real life complex challenges. In this capacity, he contributes to the development of CBL in the BMS faculty, the ECIU-University at the operational and strategic level and helps innovate enterprise educational practices within the 4TU alliance.

Raymond's research interest in driven by smart industrial developments with a specific focus on service innovation and servitisation strategies for SME’s, the dynamics of strategic partnerships and development of customer and supplier relationships in innovative context.  

Prior to his career at the University of Twente, he worked as strategist and business manager in private international operating companies active in the European Automotive  and Aviation Interior industry. With this professional experience, Raymond is able to combine a scientific approach with his practical background knowledge which has proven to be important to develop fruitful collaborative industry-university relationships.

Rolf Grouve

Rolf Grouve (1983) is director and/or (co-)owner of several companies, including Provelu, Cata subsidieadvies as part of de Jong & Laan Accountants & Belastingadviseurs, Bijzen & Dekker and FBD. He shares his experiences and advice via the website a-business.nl. Rolf has both an IT and a business background. In the past he had an innovation and subsidy consultancy that was active internationally.

Since 2015, Rolf is engaged in supporting organizations and entrepreneurs in various industries to make their business future-proof on both a strategic and tactical level. His heart lies with entrepreneurship in combination with IT, business strategies and subsidies.

In addition, Rolf coaches young talents in their career development. Rolf has written several books and articles on different platforms, including Sprout, about innovation, IT, subsidies and entrepreneurship in different business environments. He also gives guest lectures and presentations at various colleges, companies and organizations.

Dennis van der Waal

Dennis van der Waal (MSc) is a senior lecturer in the programme Finance & Control and the minor Risk Management & Behaviour, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

He is also a lecturer researcher at the Business Innovation knowledge centre in the field of risk management and behaviour, with a focus on risk & resilience within SMEs.

Dr. Raymond Loohuis - Senior Lecturer NIKOS, University of Twente

Dr. Raymond Loohuis is a senior lecturer at NIKOS (department for entrepreneurship, strategy & innovation management). Raymond’s teaches courses in the areas of strategic business marketing management, service innovation, strategic business development and new technology at undergraduate and graduate level students at the University of Twente.

Raymond is one of the leading advocates of Challenge- Based-Learning, a multidisciplinary learning experience for student teams based on the active engagement of external stakeholders who seek solutions for real life complex challenges. In this capacity, he contributes to the development of CBL in the BMS faculty, the ECIU-University at the operational and strategic level and helps innovate enterprise educational practices within the 4TU alliance.

Raymond's research interest in driven by smart industrial developments with a specific focus on service innovation and servitisation strategies for SME’s, the dynamics of strategic partnerships and development of customer and supplier relationships in innovative context.  

Prior to his career at the University of Twente, he worked as strategist and business manager in private international operating companies active in the European Automotive  and Aviation Interior industry. With this professional experience, Raymond is able to combine a scientific approach with his practical background knowledge which has proven to be important to develop fruitful collaborative industry-university relationships.

Dennis van der Waal - Senior Lecturer Finance & Control, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

A crisis ensures that there is a great focus on risks.

In my opinion even too much focus, which is of short duration. In short, after the crisis we fall back into the old way.

Compare it metaphorically with a student who has done little or nothing during a lecture block and is terrified by the test that is 'suddenly' on the doorstep.

An attempt is made to stamp everything in a short period of time in order to catch up where a longer period of preparation was possible and desirable.

After the test almost everything is immediately forgotten and in terms of behavior is mainly returned to the old position.

Bio:

Dennis van der Waal (MSc) is a senior lecturer in the programme Finance & Control and the minor Risk Management & Behaviour, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

He is also a lecturer researcher at the Business Innovation knowledge centre in the field of risk management and behaviour, with a focus on risk & resilience within SMEs.

 

Walter Tansini - Risk Manager at Royal Auping

The Covid-19 outbreak has shown that it is possible for a bed manufacturer with a passion for social engagement to set up a production line for certified medical face masks within weeks, in cooperation with a group of like-minded partners. The masks are then supplied to the Dutch government at cost price, which has reduced the group’s need to draw on the transitional arrangements during the crisis. Resilience flows from a flexible mindset, but it cannot be really effective until it is deployed as part of an approach that is both risk and opportunity-oriented.

Bio:
After graduating from Institute of Technology programmes in Applied Physics and Industrial Engineering and Management, Walter went to work for Dutch manufacturers such as Nefit/Bosch and Royal Gazelle, primarily organising and implementing project management, preventive quality assurance, reliability engineering, testing and product compliance. Walter is now a Risk Manager at Royal Auping and a student on the University of Twente’s Master’s degree programme in Risk Management.


The Covid-19 outbreak has shown that it is possible for a bed manufacturer with a passion for social engagement to set up a production line for certified medical face masks within weeks, in cooperation with a group of like-minded partners. The masks are then supplied to the Dutch government at cost price, which has reduced the group’s need to draw on the transitional arrangements during the crisis. Resilience flows from a flexible mindset, but it cannot be really effective until it is deployed as part of an approach that is both risk and opportunity-oriented.

Bio

After graduating from Institute of Technology programmes in Applied Physics and Industrial Engineering and Management, Walter went to work for Dutch manufacturers such as Nefit/Bosch and Royal Gazelle, primarily organising and implementing project management, preventive quality assurance, reliability engineering, testing and product compliance. Walter is now a Risk Manager at Royal Auping and a student on the University of Twente’s Master’s degree programme in Risk Management.

Gerwic Feenstra - Lecturer at HAN University of Applied Sciences

Our society is having a hard time. We see elderly people who no longer dare to leave, and also young people who are in a dip. We live abundantly in the here and now, thinking only: 'how do we get corona underneath it'. It is a state of survival, where we put a lot of energy into discussing the measures.

Why do we not look further? Where is our ability to step out of the details and think ahead. What kind of world do we want to be after the crisis? How do we make sure that society becomes more robust, but also livable. Do we want a society in which everyone works from home? Where students are not at university?

Bio:
Gerwic Feenstra is an energetic, creative, eager to learn university lecturer/researcher whose mission is to give his students a good start for their professional career.

As a lecturer, he trains students to adopt a positive critical attitude so that they can look beyond the beaten track.

With his background in business administration and years of ICT experience at various levels in various industries, Gerwic is able to quickly fathom organisational problems and produce valuable advice with his students.

Rolf Grouve - Director and/or (co)owner Provelu, Cata subsidieadvies

Rolf Grouve (1983) is director and/or (co-)owner of several companies, including Provelu, Cata subsidieadvies as part of de Jong & Laan Accountants & Belastingadviseurs, Bijzen & Dekker and FBD. He shares his experiences and advice via the website a-business.nl. Rolf has both an IT and a business background. In the past he had an innovation and subsidy consultancy that was active internationally.

Since 2015, Rolf is engaged in supporting organizations and entrepreneurs in various industries to make their business future-proof on both a strategic and tactical level. His heart lies with entrepreneurship in combination with IT, business strategies and subsidies.

In addition, Rolf coaches young talents in their career development. Rolf has written several books and articles on different platforms, including Sprout, about innovation, IT, subsidies and entrepreneurship in different business environments. He also gives guest lectures and presentations at various colleges, companies and organizations.

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