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Come join the Singapore Alumni Association for the largest alumni flagship event in the region this November 2018.

9 - 10 November 2018

Asia Campus & Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Business as a Force for Good

9 - 10 November 2018, Singapore

Dearest Alumni, faculty and friends of INSEAD,

We are pleased to invite you all to the next exciting INSEAD Alumni Forum in Asia that will take place in Singapore, 9 – 11th November 2018.

Join us for two full days on engaging conversations with C-level executives, global decision makers, INSEAD faculty and thought leaders about the future of business in society and business as force for good.

INSEAD has always had big ambitions and this forum is no difference. A tremendous topic that affects everyone around the world whether you are an entrepreneur, a CEO, a people manager, a researcher, a member of government organisations, political leader or a social impact leader.

This is a unique opportunity to interact with influential thinkers, leaders and academia on how education and business can be the main engine for positive social change, lifting people out of poverty around the world. So that in the process of value creation for a company, we all think about how we can create value for the society.

We will also have an unforgettable weekend of social events and experiences with company visits in Singapore, family events, random dinners across the city, sports events for the fit and a spectacular gala event not to be missed at the unique Gardens by the Bay setting. 

There is also a number of alumni and student held conferences and events happening around this weekend, click here for more information.  

We look forward to welcoming you all to Singapore and to our Asia Campus in November.

Kind regards,

Cintia Tavella, MBA'07D
President, INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore

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Highlights Video


Click the image below to view photos from the Forum, Reunion and The Campaign Launch.


Recordings and Slides

Links are provided below on the sessions which were granted permission for Forum and Reunion participants only.

Friday, 9 November 2018

  • Careers session - INSEAD Talks: Designing your Career...Life

Speaker: Laurent Vuibert [slides]

Speaker: Sue Adams [slides]

  • Plenary Session: MBA Programme Past & Present, and Salamander awards

Speakers: Nida Januskis, Peter Zemsky

Saturday, 10 November 2018

On campus sessions:

  • INSEAD Talks: Strategies for Social Impact 

Speakers: Jasjit Singh, Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, Sameer Hajee, Caroline McLaughlin, Katie Milway

  • Lecture: Private Equity & Venture Capital in Asia - In the context of Family Businesses & Family Offices

Speaker: Claudia Zeisberger [slides]

  • Panel: Alumni Impact Survey: Key Insights

Speakers: Zoe Kinias, Daphne Hedley, Dirk Luyten, Simon Wright, Fei Fei Porter

  • Interactive Discussion: Future of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society (HGIBS)

Speakers: Katell Le Goulven, Matthew Lee, James Middleditch, Andrew Locke

Gardens by the Bay sessions:

Keynote: Minister Chan Chun Sing

  • Panel: Business as a force for good

Speakers: Peter Zemsky, Clara Barby, Piyush Gupta, Christina Law, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

  • INSEAD Present and Future

Speakers: Ilian Mihov, Peter Zemsky




This is a tentative schedule, do check regularly for updates.

Please use the Track filter for the Forum programme. Note the difference in schedule for Friday between Reunion and Forum.

Our Sponsors

This event is possible thanks to the support of our sponsors:


Prodigy Finance was started by three INSEAD MBA graduates who experienced the difficulties of financing an international degree first-hand. Their innovative platform offers loans to international postgraduate students attending top universities. Through our community platform, alumni, impact investors, and other private qualified entities invest in tomorrow's leaders whilst earning a financial and social return. To date, more than $480 million in Prodigy Finance loans have been disbursed to over 10,000 students around the world.


To learn more about how to sponsor and support the Alumni Forum Asia 2018, as an individual or organisation, please email [email protected] 

Practical Information

The Venue

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia will be held at the INSEAD Asia Campus in Singapore, as well as the iconic Gardens by the Bay, Flower Field Hall.



For convenience of travel between the conference and social events throughout the weekend, you may like to consider a hotel in the Marina Bay area in Singapore.

Alternatively, we have made special arrangements with some hotels such as block bookings at the Residence and negotiated rates for the INSEAD group. To view these hotel list and the rates offerred, kindly click here.
As spaces are limited and due to other events happening on the same week, we urge you to make your bookings as early as possible; we expect a high demand in rooms during this period.

Dress code

The dress code for the Alumni Forum is business casual.

Media, filming and photography

INSEAD will engage professional photographers for this event. All sessions will be filmed. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral. 

The INSEAD Campaign Launch Party

The INSEAD Campaign Launch Party on Saturday will be held at The Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay. All Forum delegates are invited to join us for this momentous event.

What to do in Singapore

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities.
Find out what you can do when you visit Singapore at

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee is excited to welcome you to the 2018 INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia on 9 - 10 November in Singapore.

If you are interested in joining us, please do get in touch with a member of the Committee.


  • Cintia Tavella MBA'07D 

    Committee Chair & President INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore

Committee members:


  • Virginia Brumby MBA'09J 

    Social & IAF Lead

  • Alexandra Commelin MBA'08J 

    Sponsorship Lead

  • Burcu Seslioglu MBA'09J 

    Company Visits Co-Lead

  • Jason See EMBA'18D 

    Company Visits Co-Lead

  • Katarina Uherova Hasbani EMBA14'D 

    Panelist Lead

Other Events

It will be an extemely busy and engaging week with various events happening around the Alumni Forum Asia in Singapore. For those travelling into Singapore, make your trip worthwhile by attending some of the events listed below!

7 - 8 November

Annual INSEAD Asian Private Equity Conference

The Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conferences, in Fontainebleau and Asia, are Europe’s and Asia’s largest MBA student-run private equity events. The Conferences provide an exceptional forum for discussions of the latest industry developments and market conditions, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The INSEAD Private Equity Conferences are distinguished by their professional and friendly campus atmosphere, with extended access to private equity practitioners and IPEC Members.

This years topic is “Is this the new normal?” with the focus on insights in the Asian Private Equity & Venture Capital industry with regards to: where we stand in the business cycle, large buyouts, alternative PE strategies as well as the VC strategies in Asian context. 

Click here for more details.



8 November

INDEVOR 25: Challenging What You Think You Know About Impact


This year, INSEAD Global Impact Network’s INDEVOR celebrates their 25th year anniversary as well as INSEAD Alumni efforts to further contribute to society through the launch of INSEAD Global Institute for Business and Society (GIBS).

Click here for more details.                                       


9 - 11 November

Alumni Reunion Weekend: 1, 2 & 15 years

 MBA classes from year 2003, 2016 and 2017 returns to Asia Campus in Singapore to a fun-filled programme to reconnect with former classmate and interact with other alumni.                                                                                                        

More details on 1& 2 year reunion here.
More details on 15 year reunion here.


12 November


 Want to know more about what it is like to run or work for a Startup? Enticed by the idea of knowing more about the Startup ecosystem?
Interested in finding the right sector partner to push your own venture to next level? Or simply on the look-out for high-potential Startups that you could help fund to become the next big unicorn?
Then join Career Development Centre’s Startups and Scaleups Career Forum kicking off with company pitches in a town hall setting at 6.30 pm. Registration starts from 6:10 PM onwards at the Reuters Foyer, INSEAD Singapore Campus.

Click here to register your attendance.


14 November

INSEAD Women in Business (IWiB) Conference

 IWiB will host the 3rd annual INSEAD Women in Business Conference at the INSEAD Asia Campus in Singapore on 14 November 2018 from 4PM to 9PM, followed by a networking session.

This year’s theme is LIMITLESS: A force for social change. The conference aims to celebrate women who have dared to push beyond their own limits. 
It will be broken up into a day of discussion and practical learning, encouraging participants to embrace lessons from the speakers and create a social community that enables a ‘limitless’ mindset.                                                               

Click here for more details.


13 - 15 November

INSEAD Pop Up Event: Demystifying AI

             This programme is designed to separate the hype from the reality. Over two immersive days, participants will gain a general understanding of how intelligent technologies work, along with the frameworks to look at them through the lens of business capabilities.
They will return to work with a deeper understanding of how to harness the power and potential of AI technologies to improve efficiency, gain greater customer understanding and create more value for their companies. 

Click here for more details. To register, click here.


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