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Alumni Reunion Weekend - June 2023

28 Jun '23

Alumni Reunion Weekend - June 2023

Europe Campus
28 Jun '23

Alumni Reunion Weekend - June 2023

Europe Campus


Dear alumni of the classes of MBA’73, MBA'68 and MBA'63,

We are delighted to welcome you back to INSEAD Europe Campus for your reunion on 28 June 2023!

Alumni reunions are a celebration of you and of the joint project that is INSEAD. Something magical happens when you and your classmates return to campus to rekindle friendships, reconnect with the school, and renew the INSEAD spirit. And this year, it’s your turn to experience the joy of being together again for your reunion.

Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers, both the social and class gift leaders, who are working hand-in-hand with our team to make your upcoming reunion and your class gift campaign the most fun and impactful possible. If you would like to join the fun as a reunion volunteer, please write to us today.

We hope as many of you as possible will have the opportunity to travel from the four corners of the world to return to Fontainebleau for your reunion — see you in June!

The INSEAD Alumni Reunions Team



We are planning special moments for you and your classmates. The schedule below is tentative, so be sure to check again for updates in the coming weeks.

Time (CET) Session Location
09:30 - 10:30 am Registration and welcome coffee Upper Gallery
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Welcome
Emily Robin, Senior Director, Advancement, INSEAD
Faculty session - Rethinking Capitalism: The Power of Creative Destruction
Philippe Aghion
, Professor of Economics
The Kurt Björklund Chaired Professor in Innovation and Growth, INSEAD
Amphi Christoph Rubeli
12:00 - 2:00 pm Class lunches Cercle
2:00 - 3:30 pm School update with the Deans
Emily Robin, Senior Director, Advancement, INSEAD
Amphi Christoph Rubeli
3:30 - 4:30 pm  Inauguration of the Maag Plaza 

Please join us for a glass of champagne at the naming ceremony in recognition of Rudolf and Valeria Maag and their transformational support of INSEAD.

The event will take place at the cross-section between the Plessis Mornay building and the main campus.

4:30 - 4:40 pm MBA'73 class photo Amphi Ullmann
4:30 - 5:45 pm MBA'63 photo and class meeting
MBA'68 photo and class meeting
Amphi MBA'70
Amphi de Vitry
5:45 - 7:00 pm Time to freshen up  
7:00 - 7:30 pm Shuttles Campus/INSEAD Residences - Château  
7:30 - 11:00 pm Gala dinners Château de Fontainebleau
From 10:30 pm

Shuttles Château - Campus/INSEAD Residences

Class specific activities organised by volunteers.

For those interested, a cross-promotion golf tournament will be organised by the Salamander Golf Society at Château d’Augerville on Friday, 30 June.
Contact: [email protected]

Participants list

Participants List

A new version of the attendees list is posted in this section every week. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] 


Accommodation options

Please note that the number of rooms in Fontainebleau is extremely limited. INSEAD has made block bookings at INSEAD Residences for alumni returning for their Reunion. However please don't delay in making your booking as we expect a high demand for rooms. In order to secure your booking, please contact them ahead of time and mention the code ARWJune28.

INSEAD pre-booked hotels

INSEAD Hotel Ermitage****
Boulevard de Constance
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 50

Contact this hotel

Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 71 27 00

Contact this hotel






Other hotels in Fontainebleau (with no block booking):

Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 64 69 34 34

Contact this hotel

Hotel La Demeure du Parc
36 rue Paul Seramy
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 70 20 00

Contact this hotel

Hotel Campanile ***
7 - 19 Boulevard Magenta,
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 73 21 98 88

Contact this hotel

27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 74 60 00

Contact this hotel

Hotel Ibis*** 
18, rue de Ferrare
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 64 23 45 25

Contact this hotel



Other accommodation options:

You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:

The links above are provided for information only. INSEAD does not endorse any third-party website or warrants its contents in any respect.

Practical information

Practical information

How to get to INSEAD?

Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD. Here are some directions to the campus.

Taxi reservations can be made directly through:

Tel : +33 6 43 74 85 90
[email protected]
Contact: Corinne Ducruet

Resa Taxis Pro
Tel : +33 6 78 781 781
[email protected]
Contact: Corinne Ducruet

Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 9 80 08 21 64
[email protected]
Contact: Annie Reichert

Luxury Car Service
Tel : +33 6 67 60 28 31 
[email protected]
Contact: Guillaume Lafoy   

COVID-19 safety measures

The health and wellbeing of all reunion attendees, as well as the broader INSEAD community, are important to us, and INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to COVID. For more information, please refer to the COVID safety measures section.

Dress code

The dress code will be business casual for on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château will be black tie or cocktail dress.

Computer access

Computers with online access and wifi access will be available for your use during the reunion. For username and password, please ask your reunion coordinator.

Footnote shop

The campus shop located in the bar area will be open during the reunion. Find all your INSEAD gear and the latest business publications here.

Photos and videos

When you attend an INSEAD Alumni Reunion, you are attending an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending this event, you consent to INSEAD and its partners taking photos, videos, and sound recordings and you grant INSEAD and its partners the rights of your image and/or image of your underage child/children attending the event, in video or still, and of the likeness and sound of your voice(s) as recorded on audio or videotape, without payment or any other consideration. These images and recordings may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed, and you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of these images or recordings. Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for any use including but not limited to: livestreaming, online videos, presentations, media and social media, news (press), and INSEAD websites. By attending this event, you and all members of your registration group accept to be photographed, filmed, and recorded during the event; acknowledge that these images and recordings may be used as noted above; and release any and all claims against INSEAD and its partners utilizing this material. If you would prefer that you, your underage child, or any member of your registration group not be photographed or recorded during the reunion, or if you would like us to delete your images, please contact INSEAD Alumni Reunions at [email protected].

Group photos will be taken during your reunions. Please check the timing for your class on the programme section. These photos will be emailed to you after the reunion.

Making it happen

Making it happen

Successful reunions are the result of planning, preparation and dedication of alumni volunteers working hand-in-hand with INSEAD’s reunion team.

Thank you to the following classmates who have stepped up as leaders in planning your reunion and reunion gift campaign:

Class of MBA'63

Reunion Volunteers - Claude Guez, Gunther Mauerhofer, Piet van Waeyenberge

Class of MBA'68

Reunion Volunteers - Michel Brisset, Hélène Ploix, François Vachey, Emmanuel Villeroy De Galhau

Class of MBA'73

Reunion Volunteer - Peter Felix

It’s not too late to get involved in the organisation of your reunion and your reunion class gift!
If you’d like more information about volunteering, please contact:

Marie Ferreira
Associate Director, Alumni Reunions
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74
E-mail: [email protected]

Giving back

Giving back

A time-honored INSEAD reunion tradition is the reunion class gift.  Alumni giving makes a powerful impact at INSEAD and many alumni support the INSEAD Fund with a special gift to mark their reunion year. The INSEAD Fund is the school’s annual fund, allowing donors to direct their gift to a number of key areas: Scholarships (both current and endowed), the Dean’s Fund, the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, European Campus Renewal, Faculty & Research and Digital@INSEAD.

Most donors choose the Dean’s Fund as this sustains vital programmes like scholarships and research, and supports emerging opportunities, including innovative projects that arise during the academic year.

If you’re thinking about a gift for a specific project, or would like to know how far you are from achieving your next Salamander, please contact Linda Eshel on the INSEAD Advancement team.

Alumni who plan to make a legacy gift to INSEAD are also recognized for their generosity, and if you’re considering including INSEAD in your will or estate planning, or if you have already made a provision for INSEAD in your will, please contact Linda who would be happy to speak with you about your plans.

All gifts to any project made this year will be counted to the class total.

Thank you for choosing to make a gift and support your class this year.

The Salamander awards

The Salamander awards

The Salamander – a legendary creature, famed for its valour and perseverance – was the insignia of King François I. It decorates the Château de Fontainebleau where the first INSEAD classes were held and inspired the INSEAD Alumni Association to choose it as their emblem. 

We look forward to honouring the Salamander holders in your class during your reunion.

Beginning in 1987, INSEAD has awarded Salamander statuettes to alumni and friends who have supported INSEAD with exceptional lifetime giving. In addition to listing Salamander holders on campus donor walls and in the annual Donors Report, INSEAD celebrates the generosity of Salamander donors during alumni reunions.

Are you interested in joining this circle of leadership donors? Salamander statuettes are awarded to recognise cumulative lifetime giving at the following levels:

Emerald Salamander
Diamond Salamander
Platinum Salamander 
Gold Salamander   
Silver Salamander
Bronze Salamander

Black Donor Pin 
Blue Donor Pin
Green Donor Pin
for Salamander holders

If you’re thinking about making a special reunion gift to earn your next – or your first – Salamander, please contact Linda Eshel, Associate Director of Development, at [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

• How can I register for my reunion? Will I be able to register by phone or via email?

Registration is an easy process via the dedicated online registration page here. We encourage you to use the online registration website. If you are having difficulty accessing it or for any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or on +33 6 84 80 70 35.

• How do I know if I am registered?

Once you have successfully registered and paid online, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite, and your name automatically appears on the list of attendees.

• Do my family members need to register for the reunion?

For the health and safety of all attendees, as well as students, faculty and staff, only registered attendees will be allowed to access campus during the reunion. As such, your partner and other accompanying family members must register. 

 I’m currently not sure if my partner/guest will join. How do I register him/her at a later stage?

Once you have registered online, you can go back on line and add your partner/guest at a later stage (before the closing of registration).

• All the pre-booked hotels are full: where can I find a room?

For suggestions of other hotels or B&Bs in the area, which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing

• I have questions related to Covid. Where can I find more information?

The health and wellbeing of all reunion attendees, as well as the broader INSEAD community, are important to us, and INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to Covid. Please refer to the Covid safety measures page for more information.

• What will my partner do on campus during the sessions?

There is no separate programme for partners, but they are welcome to attend reunion activities as long as they are registered.

When will the class photo be available?

The class photo will be available after the reunion. Electronic copies will be sent to you by e-mail.

How does the dinner at the Château work? Is it free seating or do we make up tables in advance?

The dinners are class dinners with no seating plans.

How do I make a make an anniversary gift?

If you would like to participate in the class gift, please contact Linda Eshel at [email protected].

COVID-19 safety measures

COVID Protocol

INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mask wearing is no longer required in most situations. Please be aware, however, that masks remain mandatory in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Masks are also recommended in crowded areas, along with other standard social distancing measures.

Laws and regulations are constantly evolving, and guidelines and protocols may be amended from time to time. We encourage you to check the official French government “Informations Coronavirus” website as well as the INSEAD Alumni Reunion website, before traveling to Fontainebleau for the reunion.

Last updated 16 January 2023

MBA classes of  ’73, ’68 and ‘63


Emily Robin
Emily Robin

Senior Director of Development