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For the 5th year in a row, the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) and the student associations SEFA and VSAE organise ASE NEXT!

Event details of ASE NEXT! 2020 with Minister Koolmees (Social Affairs and Employment)
Date 11 February 2020
Time 18:00 -22:00
Roeterseilandcampus - building I (CREA)
Room Theaterzaal

This exclusive event for students, alumni and staff of the Amsterdam School of Economics, boasts inspiring alumni speakers from different industries and a keynote speech by the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Wouter Koolmees.

Learn from the best

On this evening, 5 alumni will give their insights about entering the job market: they will share the wins and failures of their careers. There will also be Q&A sessions for the alumni and for Wouter Koolmees.

After the speeches and questions you will have the possibility to network and drink with your (former) classmates.

The event is free of charge.

Register now, there are only 150 spots available!

impression ASE NEXT 2019


  • 18:00 – Welcome with drinks and snacks
  • 18:30 – Speeches by ASE alumni
  • 19:00 – Q&A with alumni
  • 19:35 – Keynote speech Minister Koolmees
  • 20:00 – Q&A with Minister Koolmees
  • 20:15 – Drinks
  • ​22:00 – End of the event

The alumni speakers

Joost Bats – Economist at De Nederlandsche Bank / PhD Candidate at the UvA
Jessica Exton – Behavioural Scientist at ING
Sarah Fawver – Customer Success Manager Cloud Collaboration Cisco
Caspar van der Leeuw – Supervisor at De Nederlandsche Bank / Former Trader at Optiver
Sabyasachi Sengupta – Business Developer at ABN AMRO

The keynote speaker

After obtaining his degree in Social and Institutional Economy at Utrecht University, Wouter Koolmees worked as a consultant and researcher at the Netherlands Economic Institute (now Ecorys), in Rotterdam. Since then, he held various positions at the Ministry of Finance, including Deputy Head of Policy Preparation at the National Finance Inspectorate. He became a member of D66 and entered the Dutch parliament. On 1 November 2019, the King charged him with the status of Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, and Deputy Prime Minister.

At ASE NEXT! 2020, Minister Koolmees will deliver a speech on the current state of pensions and the (Dutch) labour market.

Roeterseilandcampus - building I (CREA)

Room Theaterzaal

Nieuwe Achtergracht 168-178
1018 WV Amsterdam