Come and join us to experience a unique lifelong learning journey at the Alumni Forum in Munich!

19 - 20 June 2020

Munich, Germany

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COVID-19 Update

INSEAD is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it develops. At this moment we are hopeful that the situation will improve, and events are all proceeding as scheduled. Given the rapidly evolving situation, should we feel that the safety of our guests may be at risk, we will make a final decision to cancel at least 6-8 weeks before the event date.

In the event of a cancellation, participants would be reimbursed in full. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Purposeful Leadership: Strategies to Drive the Renewal of Business and Society

19-20 June 2020, Paulaner am Nockherberg, Munich

A renewal of the social contract between business and society is urgently needed. And the INSEAD alumni community is uniquely positioned to lead the way. The two-day Alumni Forum Europe in Munich provides an exceptional platform  to reflect and discuss with senior business leaders, INSEAD faculty and alumni trailblazers what purposeful leadership entails in this new, rapidly changing environment.

The world is facing a number of challenges so pressing that business as usual is no longer an option. Technological disruption, rising inequality, geopolitical shifts and climate change invite us all to rethink the way in which we conduct our businesses, well beyond the classic tenets of managing for the bottom line and shareholder value maximisation.

Learn how to grasp the latest opportunities in a wide range of fields, including transportation and mobility, renewable energy, industry 4.0 and social inclusion. As INSEAD celebrates six decades bringing together people, cultures and ideas, there is no better opportunity to discover how to bolster your company’s strategy in order to make a positive impact on business and society.

This forum is a joint project of INSEAD and the Alumni Association of Germany (IAAG). Click on the button above to register for the forum, but do not forget to check out the activities organised by the IAAG in the "Around the forum" section.



Steering committee


  • Peter Zemsky

    Deputy Dean / Dean of Innovation, Professor of Strategy


  • Dr. Andreas Jacobs MBA'90D

    Chairman of the INSEAD Board
    Member of the Board, Jacobs Holding AG

  • Jeremy P. Golding MBA'89

    Golding Capital Partners

  • Dr. Christian Rebhan MBA'09J

    Advisory Board, INSEAD Alumni Association of Germany

Organising committee

The Alumni Forum Europe 2019 is a joint project of INSEAD and the INSEAD Alumni Association of Germany:

  • Raphaela Balzer MBA'09J

    President, INSEAD Alumni Association of Germany

    Chair of the Organising Committee

  • Ashutosh Kumar EMBA'05Dec


  • Marisa Rodrigues MBA’12D


  • Bettina Langenberg IEP'97Oct


  • Barbora Moring EMBA'16Dec


  • Patrick Grünewald MBA’17J


  • Constantin Tillmann MBA’17J


  • Mark Walther IEP'98Mar


  • Maximilian Schardt MAP'13Jun


  • Volker Bay TGM F/A'13Feb


  • Daniel Soujon MBA'11J


  • Caroline Höllein MBA’08J


  • Yannik Keller MBA’16J


  • Moneshia zu Eltz


  • Verena von Guionneau

    IAAG Support

  • Antje Kirchert-Hornung

    IAAG Support

INSEAD team:


  • Austin Tomlinson

    Director, Alumni Relations

  • Anne-Ev Enzmann, MBA'01J

    Director, Lifelong Learning

  • Jaume Gosalbez, MAP'18Feb

    Assistant Director, Alumni Relations

  • Perrine Wyplosz

    Coordinator Sponsorships and Corporate Relations, Events

Knowledge Partners

We would like to thank the following alumni clubs for their contribution and involvement in the programme of the alumni forum:

INSEAD Women in Business Global Club

The IWiB Global Club is a professional organisation that aims to champion women in business and to accelerate gender balance and more inclusive leadership and culture in organisations.  A key tenet to our approach is to  engage men as frontline advocates for equality and to support all women alumnae through their diverse career paths by promoting continued education and excellent leadership for INSEAD alumni. The IWiB does so by joining forces with like-minded men to lead together to achieve the full potential of women in business and society.


INSEAD Energy Club

Our mission is to serve as a hub for all INSEAD research, teaching and dissemination relating to energy and the energy business. We seek to bring together Alumni, current MBAs, Faculty, Researchers and experts together to focus on this most important topic.


INSEAD Private Equity Club

IPEC’s goal is to provide opportunities for its members to learn about private equity, interact with key industry players, and meet fellow alumni with similar interests. With over 1,000 INSEAD alumni working in private equity firms worldwide, IPEC’s goal is to support INSEAD’s thought leadership, participation and recognition in the field by enabling INSEAD MBA graduates to pursue an exciting career in or related to private equity.


INDEVOR Global Impact Network

Founded in 1993, INDEVOR is INSEAD’s Global Impact Network for alumni and students. Our mission is to employ and encourage others to employ Business as a Force for Good in society.

Our main focus areas are:

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Impact Investing
  • Venture Philanthropy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Development
  • Non-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)


Who is attending

See who is attending the INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2020. For privacy reasons, the participant list is hosted in Yammer, the social network of the INSEAD alumni community. You can access Yammer with your INSEAD login and password.

If you find that your personal details in the participant list are not accurate, please check that your profile on MyINSEAD is up to date. Otherwise, please contact us.

Participant List

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We look forward to welcoming you in Munich!

Practical information

The venue

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe will be held at Paulaner am Nockherberg. The venue is located in the urban Au-Haidhausen district, overlooking the Isar river. Paulaner combines Bavarian culture with a contemporary touch and the hospitality of the Paulaner brewery.

Address: Hochstraße 77, 81541 München, Germany


For your convenience, we have reserved a room block at the Motel One Munich - Deutsches Museum, which is close to the forum venue. You can book your room through the registration page of the alumni forum (as an additional item to be added to your order).

If you prefer to book your accommodation at a different hotel, feel free to do so. However, please bear in mind that the forum will take place at the same time as the UEFA EURO 2020 championship, so there will be a high demand for hotel rooms in Munich. In this case we recommend you to book your accommodation well in advance.

Dress code

The dress code for the Alumni Forum is business casual. For the gala party at BMW Welt on Saturday 20 June, we recommend black tie/cocktail dress.

Media, filming and photography

INSEAD may 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. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should contact the INSEAD Alumni Relations prior to the event.

Party venue

The party on Saturday 20 June will be held at BMW Welt, located in the immediate vicinity of the main BMW factory, the company’s headquarters, and the BMW Museum. Experience the history of a global brand, new visions for tomorrow and the future of mobility while partying INSEAD-style.

Address: Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 München, Germany

What to do in Munich

If you are looking for suggestions, please visit this webpage.

Around the forum

The INSEAD Alumni Association of Germany (IAAG) is partnering with the school to bring you the INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2020.

Additionally, the IAAG invites you to join some activities organised by the association that will take place around the dates of the forum. These activities require a separate registration. Capacity is limited and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please read below for further details.

Thursday 18 June


IAAG Welcome Reception

You are invited to join the local INSEAD Community in giving our Alumni Forum Europe 2020 a great pre-programme start on Thursday evening!

Please join us at the Welcome Reception at the recently opened Drivers & Business Club, an exclusive venue for great automobile enthusiasts.

Register here


Sunday 21 June


IAAG Isarflossfahrt: It's Oktoberfest on a boat!

Join us in crowning the Alumni Forum weekend with the most fun tradition of the INSEAD Alumni in Germany!Let’s go down the Isar river on an unforgettable journey, cherishing the local culture and our amazing international community while savouring the region’s most famous and beloved beverage.

Register here


Partners and families

  1. Childcare

  2. Guided tours

You can now plan the forum experience with your family. Your partner and your children are also invited to take part in the event. However, please note that not all forum activities are suitable for children (e.g. the gala evening on Saturday). Scroll down for further details.

Register here


The INSEAD Alumni Association of Germany (IAAG) has organised a Children’s Camp at the forum venue, so your children can have fun during the weekend while you and your partner enjoy the Alumni Forum sessions.

The Children’s Camp is free of charge, but places are limited and will be booked on a first-com, first-served basis.

The schedule of the Children's Camp will be synchronous with the forum schedule, and will thus be available on Friday afternoon and Saturday all day, for children aged 3 to 10 years old:

  • Friday afternoon from 13:30 to 18:15
  • Saturday morning from 8:00 to 12:30
  • Saturday afternoon from 13:15 to 17:30

All materials will be provided (games, handicrafts, paint, pictures, etc.), including a small surprise.

As you can imagine, there will be many opportunities for your child to use paint and other “messy” things on the playground. Please dress your child in clothes that can get dirty and/or bring change of clothes. This will allow your child to experience the greatest amount of freedom when participating in the different activities.

Guided tours

For all partners interested in discovering the essence of Munich, the IAAG has organised guided tours to visit its main highlights. All tours will start at the lobby of the MotelOne Deutsches Museum Hotel (Rablstrasse 2, 81669 Munich). Upon request, the itinerary of each tour can be adjusted to accommodate participants’ wishes and interests. Participants can drop out before the following tour block starts.

There is a maximum of 20 participants per tour. If full capacity is reached, it is possible to organise additional tours. The cost of each tour is EUR €20 per person, and the tickets can be purchased through the link above.

Friday 19 June from 14:30 to 17:30 - Tour 1: Viktualienmarkt combined with Classic Munich Tour

Friday Block 1 – Viktualienmarkt (daily food market and square at the heart of Munich)


  • Daily market life and the stories of the market traders
  • Glimpse of a Munich beer garden and its traditions
  • Upcoming changes to the market’s businesses

Friday Block 2 – Classic Munich Tour: Learn about Munich’s last eight centuries of History


  • New Jewish Centre
  • Hofstatt, the newest shopping arcade of the city
  • Frauenkirche (Munich’s cathedral)
  • Munich Residence
  • Munich’s most luxurious shopping street
  • World famous Hofbräuhaus
  • Marienplatz (Munich’s main square)
Saturday 20 June from 9:30 to 12:30 - Tour 2: Traditions, legends and stories combined with "Weißwurstfrühstück" (traditional Bavarian breakfast)

Saturday Block 1 – Traditions, legends and stories (an easy, hilarious walk through Munich`s history)


  • The fish fountain on Marienplatz and its traditions
  • Frauenkirche (Munich’s cathedral), the symbol of the Middle Ages
  • Theatinerkirche, a church built to thank God for the birth of an heir to the throne
  • The lions of the Munich Residence and the superstitions around them
  • A place which was saved twice by Munich’s beer
  • The monkey tower
  • A location loved by tourists and locals

Saturday Block 2 – Weißwurstfrühstück (traditional Bavarian breakfast)

Enjoy the traditional Bavarian breakfast (white pork sausages) and optional beer tasting.

Saturday 20 June from 14:00 to 17:00 - Tour 3: Walking tour "Doings and Dealings" combined with Hip Gärtnerplatz

Saturday Block 3 – Doings and Dealings


  • Hofstatt, the newest shopping arcade of the city
  • Kaufinger Straße, one of the first pedestrian zones in Germany
  • Frauenkirche (Munich’s cathedral)
  • Fünf Höfe", home of the small shops
  • Munich Residence and the former suppliers of the court, which became Munich’s traditional stores (e.g. Roeckl, Dallmayr, Ludwig Beck)

Saturday Block 4 – Hip Gärtnerplatz (a hot spot for young people with trendy bars and restaurants and fancy boutiques)


  • The Seven, former power plant turned into an apartment building
  • Deutsche Eiche, enjoy a drink at one of Munich’s roof-top terraces with a spectacular view

Thank you to our sponsors

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