Classes of MBA'17J&D ; MBA'12J&D and MBA'07J&D

24 - 26 June 2022

Europe Campus

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Welcome

Dear Alumni,

After so many months of lockdowns and separation, we are delighted to welcome you back to INSEAD to celebrate your reunion in person on INSEAD’s Europe Campus over the weekend of 24-26 June 2022.

Each year’s reunion events are a celebration of you and of this 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. This is why we are thrilled to bring back this favourite annual tradition.

We have been listening to your feedback and aim to organise a memorable weekend for you. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines and keep the health and safety of our community as foremost considerations. 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.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank your dedicated class volunteers, both the social and class gift leaders, who are working hand-in-hand with our team to make your upcoming in-person reunion, other moments of connection and your class gift such a success.

We look forward to coming together in June to celebrate your reunion with true INSEAD spirit.

With best wishes,

The INSEAD Alumni Reunions Team

Programme

We are planning a weekend of special moments for you and your classmates. In addition to a plenary with the Deans and faculty sessions with your favorite professors, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect with your classmates during your class meetings, networking sessions, and casual meals on campus.

The programme shown here is still under development, and the schedule is subject to change.

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Attendees List

A new version of the attendees list is posted every week. Last updated on 20 June.

If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at [email protected].

 

 

Accommodation

INSEAD has made block bookings at hotels in the area for alumni returning for their Reunion Weekend.  However please don't delay in making your booking as we expect a high demand for rooms.

In order to secure your booking in one of the hotels, please contact them ahead of time (consult the list here) and mention the code ARWJune24.  Please note there is limited capacity.

INSEAD has secured additional rooms at the CEDEP located next to the campus, click here to book your room. We have also pre booked rooms at the Clos Saint Merry hotel, click here to reserve your room for a 2-night stay from Friday 24 to Sunday 26.

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

If you need assistance, please contact [email protected].

 

Children's camp

Share the reunion weekend with your family! Your partner and children are also invited to take part in the reunion, but please note that not all activities are suitable for children.

To ensure that your children can have fun during the weekend – while you and your partner enjoy the reunion – we have arranged an on-campus Children’s Camp for children ages 3 to 12, for Friday afternoon (13:30 until 19:00) and all day Saturday (8:00 until 18:00).

The programme

The Children’s Camp is organised by Magma Group. The programme has been conceived and implemented in partnership with a team of educators to ensure the pedagogical value of the proposed activities, which also respect the natural rhythm of the child.

During Children’s Camp, children will enjoy a variety of activities. As there will be many opportunities for your child to use paint, mud, sand and other “messy” things on the playground, we recommend that you 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 in the activities available. For your child’s safety, please ensure that your child wears closed-toed shoes, preferably tennis shoes. We discourage sandals, “crocs” and flip-flops which may cause slipping on the playground or make it difficult for your child to run and jump freely.

 The camp team 

As required by law, Magma Group staffing levels will be a minimum of 1 childcare provider per 10 children. The team will be composed of childcare providers, most of whom are holders of a BAFA (Brevet d’aptitude aux fonctions d’animateur) as well as PSC1 (Prévention et secours civique de niveau 1) diplomas. Magma Group's insurance coverage is provided by the insurance group RC Organisation for professional liability.

Registration and cost 

Children’s Camp is available on a first-come, first-served basis, via the online reunion registration page.

The cost for Children’s Camp is €150 per child. This includes the half-day program on Friday, a ticket for the Barbecue on Friday evening, and the full-day programme, including lunch, on Saturday. Please note that to provide this high-quality childcare option, we must require children to be registered for the entire Children’s Camp, whether they will attend both days or only one.

Space is limited, so please be sure to register early to ensure your child – and you – can enjoy the reunion!

 

Additional children’s activities and services available during the reunion.

Friday Barbecue 

Children are welcome for the casual barbecue on Friday evening. There is no charge for children under the age of 3. Children ages 3 to 15 need to be registered for a Children’s Barbecue ticket. Please note that children who are registered for Children’s Camp do NOT need a separate Children’s Barbecue ticket, as it is already included in the Children’s Camp fee.

The family room

INSEAD is unable to arrange childcare for children under the age of 3. If you attend the reunion with your little ones, you can visit the “family room” located near the main reception on the Lower Gallery level. The playroom is designed for our youngest guests and offers a child-friendly environment (toys, cribs, etc.). While visiting the family room, children should be under the supervision of the parents.

Babysitter list

If you need a babysitter during the weekend, we can provide you with a list of babysitters, please contact us at [email protected]. if you wish to receive a copy of this list. You must deal directly with the babysitters for all questions of scheduling, availability and payment.
 

Practical information

Getting to INSEAD

Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD? Click here to get directions to the Europe Campus.

Taxi reservations can be made directly through:

TFA – Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 6 77 94 10 06
[email protected]

This information is subject to changes and will be updated on a regular basis.
Estimated fares will be posted soon. 
 

Shuttle service

For those who are staying outside of Fontainebleau/Avon and have registered to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service, please note that bus rides will be provided from and to certain villages. Buses will pick up and stop at the Mairie (town hall) of each village. The shuttles timetables and villages are available here.
Kindly note that seats are limited, and buses will note wait for late comers. Should the shuttles be full, please consider an alternative option – taxis or public transportation.


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.

Please refer to the Covid-19 safety measures section.


Dress code

The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events and the INSEAD Summer Ball will be black tie.


Computers and wifi access

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


Sports activities

Reunion attendees are welcome to participate in various sport activities during the weekend. Please note that all players must have personal liability insurance to participate. INSEAD will not be held responsible and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any claims or controversies that may arise from sport activities.


Children at the reunion

Please refer to the Children camp section for more information about the camp, the family room, and other options for children at the reunion.

You are welcome to share the reunion with your entire family; however, not all activities are suitable for children. INSEAD has arranged an on-site Children’s Camp for children ages 3 to 12 so that your children can have fun while you and your partner enjoy the reunion.

Most reunion events are not suitable for younger children. Please email [email protected] to request a list of available babysitters. You must deal directly with the babysitters for all questions of scheduling, availability and payment.

If you would like your older children to join the reunion with you, please register them for the reunion ticket package.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


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


Reunion App

Registered reunion attendees are invited to download Whova, the official event app. Visit the Networking Tool section for more information.


Footnote shop

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

 

 

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 weekend and reunion gift campaign:
 

5-year reunions - MBA'17J&D

Class of 2017J 

Social committee: Luiz Otavio Avelar, Martin Vera

Fund committee: Yoav Banai

Class of 2017D

Social committee: Youmna Nahas, Giovanna Dughera 

Fund committee: Almunthir Abdullatif, Osikhena Oguah


10-year reunions - MBA'12J&D

Class of 2012J

Social committee: Anisha Oberoi, Thibault Seguret, Toby Frankestein

Class of 2012D

Social committee: Udo Kaja, Catalina Fang

Fund committee: Ayman Kichly, Georgia Kokkini, Caroline Sheldon


15-year reunions - MBA'07J&D

Class of 2007J

Social committee: Michelle Sohn, Joost Schardijn, Gideon Glassman, Maurizio Lettieri, Caroline Kauffman, Colin Marson, Jon Squires, Jeff Marois, David Angeli
Fund committee: Nikolas Fotilas

Class of 2007D

Social committee: Cintia Tavella, Bram Clincke, Carla Texeira Belitardo

Fund committee: Mariana Grigorian, Cintia Tavella, Frédéric Mazella


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 Stéphanie Paille at [email protected]

 

Giving back

Reunions are a time when classmates join forces to invest in INSEAD, and that collective reunion energy fuels participation in support of the school. Reunion class giving is a powerful statement at a pivotal time – strengthening INSEAD’s competitiveness, broadening our reach and deepening our impact.

If you would like to learn more about the special giving opportunities or to discuss your own giving, please contact your INSEAD class gift liaison:

5-year reunions
Aurélie Cardon

10 and 15-year reunions
Jennifer Grimshaw
 

To access your dedicated reunion class gift page, click here under on your promotion:

MBA'17J 
MBA'17D
MBA'12J
MBA'12D
MBA'07J
MBA'07D

 

 

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.

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.

We look forward to honouring the Salamander holders in your class at the special Dean’s Leadership Reception during your reunion weekend.

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

Diamond Salamander
Platinum Salamander 
Gold Salamander   
Silver Salamander
Bronze Salamander

Black Donor Pin 
Blue Donor Pin
Green Donor Pin

€500,000
€250,000
€100,000
 €50,000
€15,000

for Salamander holders
€7,500
€1,000

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

 
 
 

Networking tools
 

Get the official event app of the alumni reunion weekend,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!

1

NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Bulletin Board

2

NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages

3

PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here

Covid-19 safety measures

INSEAD follows French government regulations with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the current guidelines that went into effect as of 14 March 2022, the French vaccination pass has been suspended. As of 16 May 2022, mask wearing is no longer required in most situations including in public transport, taxis, trains, and planes. However, masks remain mandatory in hospitals, pharmacies, and other healthcare settings.

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.

Additionally, in order to support the best reunion for you, your family and your classmates, we encourage all attendees, no matter their age, to take advantage of the Covid self-tests that will be available free of charge on campus. Self-tests are very easy to do and help to ensure that everyone can be safely and happily together again.

Last updated 8 June 2022

Summer Ball at the Chateau

The Summer Ball at the historic Château de Fontainebleau is a special INSEAD tradition.

Though timed to coincide with the 5, 10, and 15-year reunion weekend, the Summer Ball is open to the wider INSEAD community: alumni, current students, staff, faculty, friends and families.

As the Summer Ball welcomes the wider INSEAD community, registration for this magical evening is separate from reunion registration, and Summer Ball tickets are not included in the reunion ticket package.

Summer Ball tickets are available at the Early Bird rate of €294 per person through 15 May 2022. From 16 May, full price tickets are available at €354 per person.

Please visit the dedicated Summer Ball website for more information and a link to register.

 

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 a dedicated online registration page. Registration will launch in March 2022, so please keep an eye on your email, or return to this website, for the link.
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].
 

• Do I need my INSEAD login and password to register? If so, where can I get that information?

You will need your INSEAD login to access the online registration page. To reset your password, please visit http://iforgot.insead.edu/. If you do not know your credentials, please contact INSEAD’s 24/7 IT service desk at [email protected]. Please include your full name, programme and date of graduation to expedite the response.
 

• What is included in a reunion ticket package, and what does it cost? Are tickets to the Summer Ball included?

The reunion ticket package provides access to all scheduled on-campus activities on Friday and Saturday, including the welcome barbecue on Friday evening, lunch on Saturday, and coffee breaks and snacks throughout the programme.
The package is available at an Early Bird rate of €100 per person through 15 May 2022. From 16 May, the full price of the ticket package is €120 per person.

The reunion ticket package does not include the Summer Ball. Tickets to the Summer Ball must be purchased separately. Summer Ball tickets are €294 per person, Early Bird through 15 May 2022. From 16 May, the ticket cost increases to the full price of €354 per person. Please refer to the Summer Ball section for more information.


• What about lunch on Sunday?

An optional buffet lunch at the INSEAD Restaurant will be offered as an add-on to the reunion ticket package.

Working on Sundays is strictly regulated in France, and to be able to open the INSEAD restaurant for you, we are required to have a firm commitment on the number of attendees who will join well in advance. As such, this option is available by pre-registration and pre-payment only at the following prices:

- Full Sunday lunch, for all other attendees: €25
- Children’s Sunday lunch, for children ages 3 to 15: €15
- Baby and Toddler Sunday lunch, for children under the age of 3: no charge


• 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 weekend. As such, your partner, children and other accompanying family members must register as one of the following:

- Baby and Toddler ticket, available for children under age 3: no charge
- Children’s ticket for Friday Barbecue only, available for children ages 3 to 15: €20
- Children’s Camp participant (includes Friday Barbecue), offered for children ages 3 to 12: €150
- All other attendees, including partners and older children joining for the Friday Barbecue or other activities, must register for the reunion ticket package: Early Bird of €100 per person through 15 May, thereafter full price of €120 per person

Additionally, an optional Sunday buffet lunch at the INSEAD Restaurant will be offered as an add-on to the reunion ticket package. In order to comply with French labour regulations and to minimise waste, the optional Sunday lunch is available by pre-registration and pre-payment only at the following rates:

- Full Sunday lunch, for all other attendees: €25
- Children’s Sunday lunch, for children ages 3 to 15: €15
- Baby and Toddler Sunday lunch, for children under the age of 3: no charge


What if I cannot make it in the end? Is there a cancellation policy?

In order to provide a quality reunion experience for all attendees, INSEAD will apply the following refund policy to reunion registration fees:

- 50% refund until 15 May 2022, inclusive
- 25% refund from 16 May through 17 June 2022 (registration closure)
- No refund possible after 17 June 2022

If INSEAD cancels the reunion in order to comply with French government Covid-19 regulations, INSEAD will refund 100% of reunion registration fees.

All attendees are encouraged to subscribe to personal travel insurance.


• 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 section 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.


• Is there on-site childcare? How can I find a babysitter?

A list of babysitters is available upon request. Please contact us at [email protected]


• What is the dress code on campus for the reunion?

The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events. If you are also attending the Summer Ball, please note that it is black tie.


• When will the class photo be available?

The class photo will be available after the reunion. Electronic copies will be sent to alumni attendees by email.

 

Contact us

The Secretariat is available to answer your questions about the reunion, including the programme, accommodations, registration, and other practical matters. Please contact us at [email protected].

If you’d like more information about volunteering as a member of your class’s Reunion Committee, please contact Stéphanie Paille at [email protected].

If you’d like more information about your class’s Reunion Gift, please contact:

- Aurélie Cardon at [email protected] for classes MBA’17J and MBA’17D

- Jennifer Grimshaw at [email protected] for classes MBA’12J, MBA’12D, MBA’07J and MBA’07D

We look forward to seeing you in June!

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