Welcome back classes of MBA'03J&D
9 - 11 November 2018
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
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Academic Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
Professor of Decision Sciences
The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management
Academic Director, Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, INSEAD
Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Academic Director, INSEAD Gender Initiative
Managing Director, MBA Programme
Dean of INSEAD
Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD
Professor of Marketing
INSEAD Chaired Professor of Management Science
Professor of Strategy
The Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development
Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Academic Director, Global Private Equity Initiative
Please use the Track filter for the Reunion programme. Note the difference in schedule for Friday, 9 November between Reunion and Forum.
Who is coming?
This list is updated once a week. If you have any questions related to your registration, feel free to contact our reunion Secretariat.
Welcome and registration
The INSEAD Asia Campus is situated at the corner of the Ayer Rajah Avenue and North Buona Vista Road in the KnowledgeHub district of Singapore. The campus is 15 minutes away from the financial district and 30 minutes away from Changi Airport.
Registration will begin at 1:00pm on Friday 9 November 2018.
Share the reunion weekend with your family. Your partner and your children are also invited to celebrate the reunion.
Not all reunion activities are suitable for children. If you need the services of a babysitter while you and your partner enjoy the reunion, you can send us an email to : [email protected]
Special arrangements have been made with hotels such as block bookings at the Residence and negotiated rates for the reunion group in Singapore. 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.
Friday 9 November 11:30-17:30
Dress code: Business casual
Your reunion will start at 11:30, and end with Cocktails with the Dean at 17:30. An exclusive restaurant has been reserved for your reunion dinner that evening.
Saturday 10 November 9:30 - 17:30
Dress code: Business casual
Your programme continues on Saturday morning on Campus.
The Saturday afternoon programme will be held at Gardens by the Bay. Buses will be arranged from Campus at 11:30am to Gardens by the Bay, where light lunch will be available.
The INSEAD Campaign, Asia Launch
Saturday 10 November 21:05 – 0100
Dress code: Cocktail or evening dress, black tie or suit, national dress
As a Reunion attendee, you are invited to join the celebrations to launch the Campaign for INSEAD in Asia, which will also be held at Gardens by the Bay. You will be joined by other global alumni, including the INSEAD Board and members of the INSEAD Alumni Association as well as faculty and senior staff of the school.
*As the Campaign Launch starts at 21:00 (the earliest time the Garden can be privatized), you may wish to have something light to eat beforehand.
Sunday 11 November 9:30 – 15:00
Dress code: beach wear, swimsuit and sun block!
Join the early risers for Yoga and brunch on the beach at FOC Restaurant in Sentosa.
*free flow of food and drink will be available from 11:30 – 15:00
*towels are available for rent at FOC Restaurant
On-site last minute registrations
If you haven’t finalised your registration or want to register a partner/guest on-site, two payment options will be possible at the registration desk:
- Cash in SGP Dollars
- Credit card via the online reunion registration platform (eventbrite)
Should you bring any electrical equipment (laptop, hairdryer, shaver etc.), for your convenience, please bring an adaptor (designed for Singapore) with you.
INSEAD Asia Campus’ facilities include 19,000m2 of amphitheatres, working spaces, library, offices, restaurant, bar and residential space. You can connect to INSEAD's wireless internet (Wifi) network for free from anywhere on campus.
The campus shop INstore sells a wide variety of business books, course books, reference books, magazines, stationery, INSEAD souvenirs, gifts, greeting cards, confectionery, postage stamps and phonecards. INstore will be open on Saturday for your convenience.
On the Singapore campus, please select “INSEAD” and register your details to get connected.
The Tanoto Library, located on the ground floor, is open 24/7. You will find books, international newspapers, reference books, INSEAD cases & working papers, e-journals and databases. The library will be open as well on Saturday for your convenience.
There are many ATMs in Singapore. If you need to change money, this can be done at hotel, money changers or banks. Please note that most banking hours are usually from Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am – 3pm and Saturdays, 9:30am - 11am/1pm. It is best to check with individual banks on their actual operating hours.
Getting around in Singapore is easy and economical. Singapore has an efficient public transportation network offering taxis, buses and the modern Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system.
INSEAD is on the MRT network and with the station exit within metres of our entrance, it could not be more convenient.
INSEAD is located at the "One North" MRT station on Circle line 8.
From Changi Airport, take the East-West line and transit to the Circle line at 'Buona Vista' station. The trip takes a little over an hour.
Click here for a network map.
The transfer by taxi from the airport to INSEAD will take about 30-45 minutes and will cost around SGD30.00 (around USD23.00).
Comfort/CitiCab: +65 6552 1111
SMRT: +65 6555 8888
Premier Taxis: +65 6363 6888
Click here for more information on Taxis in Singapore.
Media, Filming and Photography
Please be aware that the sessions will be filmed. INSEAD will engage professional photographers for this event. 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 advise us prior to the conference and various events.
Making it happen
Get involved in the reunion organisation! Make the difference for this alumni reunion weekend!
INSEAD would like to thank its Reunion volunteers:
Rutger von Post
The Salamander Awards
The INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF), originally founded by Alumni more than 40 years ago, serves as a vital source of financial support for the School. We extend a warm thank you to all of you who have
generously participated in the anniversary reunion appeals this year, your generosity enables INSEAD to preserve its place among the world’s best business schools. For more information about
the IAF or should you wish to make a donation, please visit the IAF booth in the lobby.
INSEAD is delighted to recognise donors whose cumulative giving has reached specific levels:
Black Donor Pin
for Salamander holders
Originally the insignia of the French king Francois I and later that of the town of Fontainebleau, this mythical creature representing the virtue of perseverance, was adopted as the symbol of the INSEAD Alumni Association. Since 1987, the Salamander awards have been representing INSEAD’s lasting gratitude to its donors. Salamander level donors are celebrated at alumni reunions and at INSEAD events around the world.
We are proud to list below the names of the Salamander holders who are celebrating their reunion:
Wassim Sacre, MBA'03J
Nitin Bajaj, MBA'03J
Pasha Bakhtiar, MBA'03D
Beth Birnbaum, MBA'03J
Fabrice Fisher, MBA'03J
Milena Ivanova, MBA'03D
Mario Kaloustian, MBA'03J
Laurent LB Bertrand, MBA'03D
Vineet Mehrotra, MBA'03J
Panagiotis Mitarachi MP, MBA'03J
Enio Shinohara, MBA'03D
Hassan Sinno, MBA'03J
Jun Wu, MBA'03J
Frequently asked questions
• Can I register on the phone?
Registration is online. If you cannot access the registration website or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
• What's the cost of the weekend?
The weekend cost is 160€ per person. For any details on the activities please consult the 'Programme' section.
Partners are welcome to attend at the same price (160€) and children are also welcome to discover the Singapore campus. There is no registration needed for babies and children between 2-11 years-old.
For babies, upon request, the restaurant can provide high chairs but any meal will be for you to provide. Children aged 12 and above are considered as adults and need to register as well.
• I have forgotten my login and password...
To reset your password: http://iforgot.insead.edu/ If you do not know your credentials please contact the 24/7 service desk at [email protected] stating your full name, programme and date of graduation.
• What will my partner do on campus during the sessions?
There is no separate programme for partners but they are are welcome to attend all reunion activities as long as they are registered.
• What is the dress code on campus for the Reunion?
The dress code will be smart casual for the on-campus events.
• 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.
Check out these optional activities around the island and on Sunday after brunch.
Beach games will be available at the beach front of FOC restaurant in Sentosa. Beach balls with be provided.
Amenities at FOC: Towel rentals is at $5 per piece, public showers and lockers are closely available nearby so bring your swim wear to enjoy the swimming pool specially privatized for our group.
SeaBreeze water sports near FOC restaurant include Kayaking, canoeing, jetsking
Address: No. 36, Siloso Beach Walk, Wave House Sentosa, 099007, Singapore 099007
seabreeze.com.sg - Tel +65 6376 4336
Mega Adventure Singapore (Amusement park offering zip-lines, a climbing wall, suspended rope walks & a free-fall jump.)
Address: 10A Siloso Beach Walk, 099008 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008
sg.megaadventure.com - Tel +65 6722 3785
Cable car - A gondola lift providing an aerial view of the jungle, sand and sea on the Sentosa Line. Find out more about the cable car route and the cost here.
For more information on Sentosa, you can visit the Sentosa website.
There are a variety of things to do around Singapore. For more information, visit this website.
Botanic gardens - if you fancy a morning walk at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, head down to the Singapore Botanic Gardens