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 on 28-29 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 extend our deep gratitude to your dedicated class volunteers, both the social and class gift leaders, who are working hand-in-hand with the Alumni Reunions team to make your upcoming in-person reunion, other moments of connection and your class gift campaigns such a success.
We look forward to this June when we will reunite and celebrate with true INSEAD spirit. Together again!
*Please bookmark this page for updates on your reunion, celebrations for your class and links to class gift campaigns.
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.
|TUESDAY, 28 JUNE|
|14:00-15:00||Registration and welcome coffee||Upper Gallery|
Faculty session - Rethinking Capitalism: The Power of Creative Destruction
Based on his book “The Power of Creative Destruction”, he will share how creative destruction and the Schumpeterian growth paradigm can:
(i) Shed light on important enigmas of economic history such as the middle-income trap, the relationship between inequality and innovation, etc;
|17:00-18:30||Time to freshen up|
|18:30||Shuttles Campus/INSEAD Residences - Château|
|19:00-22:00||Gala dinners||Château de Fontainebleau|
|22:15||Shuttles Château - Campus/INSEAD Residences|
|WEDNESDAY, 29 JUNE|
|as of 8:00||Registration and welcome coffee||Upper Gallery|
School update with the Deans
Class meetings & class photos
|14:30-15:15||Campus tour (optional)|
Please click here for the latest list (updated on 27 June 2022).
Should you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
INSEAD has made block bookings at hotels in the area 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 in one of the hotels, please contact them ahead of time (consult the list here) and mention the code ARWJune28. Please note there is limited capacity in Fontainebleau.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
- INSEAD pre-booked hotels
- Other hotels in Fontainebleau (with no block booking)
- Other accommodation options
Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
Tel: +33 1 60 74 60 00
INSEAD Hotel Ermitage ****
Boulevard de Constance
Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 50
Hotel Ibis Château de Fontainebleau ***
18, rue de Ferrare
Tel: +33 1 64 23 45 25
Hotel La Demeure du Parc
36 rue Paul Seramy
Tel: +33 1 60 70 20 00
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
Contact: Corinne Ducruet
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.
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.
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.
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
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'60
Reunion Volunteer - Yves Burrus
Class of MBA'61
Reunion Volunteers - Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel, Renate Gauthier and Robert Schulte
Class of MBA'62
Reunion Volunteer - Philippe Guérin
Class of MBA'67
Reunion Chair - Yves Raynaud
Class of MBA'70
Reunion Co-Chairs - Paul Evans and Gerhard Woehrl
Reunion Fund Chair - Rolf Abdon
Class of MBA'72
Reunion Chair - Jürgen Dupré
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs - Detlef Bindert and Sven Kado
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:
Reunion Manager, Alumni Reunions
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74
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 [email protected]
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 will be counted to the class total, and also count towards participation in the INSEAD Force For Good campaign.
Thank you for choosing to make a gift and support your class this year.
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:
|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 a 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].
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