Magnet Symposium - 27 March 2020
Small Change, Big Impact

About the symposium

  • Ever run into a problem you can’t solve?
  • Gain insight in approaches to these “Gordian Knots”
  • Solve some of the hardest puzzles in the Netherlands

  • Do you think that a daily meditation routine could be beneficial?
  • Learn practical ways of incorporating a moment of rest into your life
  • Find your physical and mental center

  • How do you connect with people around you?
  • Create enthusiasm for a bigger goal with other people
  • Learn how to reach others with real talk

  • Ever wonder how you can make (your) work fun?
  • Learn how to apply simple concepts to seemingly complex work
  • Make a change: improve someones work during the workshop directly

  • Want to gain insight in a new method of design?
  • Creativity can be learned through simple steps
  • Define a unique solution for one of your own problems

  • Not enough energy during the day?
  • Find out what your sleep pattern is
  • Make a small change to start feeling more energized


Anatol Kuschpeta

Chief Changing Lives
New Life University

Lotte Leufkens


Marcel Bamberg

Presenter, Chairman of the day

Annemarie Manger

Director Sustainability, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
Tata Steel

Andel van der Meij MD, PhD

Professor & Surgeon
Leiden University Medical Centre

Paul Baan


Carlo Verschoor

Mathematician / Puzzle Champion
Utrecht University

Davy Boom

Gamification Lead Tata Steel IJmuiden
Tata Steel

Many more to be announced


This year, the Tata Steel Symposium is themed: “DNA – Small Change, Big Impact” and will be focused on making everyday changes that can radically alter your status quo. The Symposium will take place at the congress centre of Tata Steel IJmuiden.

Prior to the event, a site visit to our Hot Strip Mill is arranged for young professionals of other companies. The Symposium itself will start at 10.15 with a welcome note followed by plenary and break-out sessions.

During the Symposium break-out sessions, you will be invited to participate in workshops using different, practical perspectives to make changes in your personal and professional life. Working in groups, you will be concentrating on one out of the following six different perspectives:

Bring your A-Game | Back to the Drawing Board  | How to solve a Mystery | Dream it, Do it! | Present in the Moment | Story of your Life

During the day, you are encouraged to put into practice what you have learned and notice that these changes are already taking effect. The impact of the day will be discussed plenary after which the day will be concluded with one last very special kicker speaker. You will find your assigned break-out perspective in your personal scheme at the website (after login) or on your name badge.

The event will close at 16.50 with time for networking and socializing.

Admission is free and lunch is included. Participation is based on limited availability, so sign up now!

The dress-code of the day is Smart Casual.



08:00 - 09:30Reception & Site visit (optional)
09:30 - 10:00Welcome
10:00 - 10:20Opening
11:00 - 12:30Workshop - Break Out
12:30 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:45 Plenary sessions
14:45 - 15:00Break
15:00 - 16:30Speaker 4 - Plenary Workshop
16:30 - 17:00Closure
17:00 - 18:30Drinks

Join us on a journey of powerful change


Tata Steel

Wenckebachstraat 1, 1951 JZ Velsen-Noord
Congress Centre (2H-27)