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 7-9 October 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 our 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 fall when we will reunite and celebrate with true INSEAD spirit. Together again!
With best wishes,
The INSEAD Alumni Reunions Team
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.
Click here to see who's attending (updated on 7 October 2022).
If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at [email protected].
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 and mention the code ARW7Oct. Please note there is limited capacity in Fontainebleau.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
Tel: +33 1 60 74 60 00
Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
Tel: +33 1 60 71 27 00
INSEAD Hotel Ermitage ****
Route de l'Ermitage
Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 50
Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
Tel: +33 1 64 69 34 34
21 rue Grande
Tel : +33 1 60 66 40 25
122 rue de France
Tel: +33 1 60 74 90 00
You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:
- Chateau de Courances and Château de Fleury en Bière
- Residhome Aparthotel Suites****
- Fontainebleau tourisme
- Gîtes de France
The links above are provided for information only. INSEAD does not endorse any third-party website or warrants its contents in any respect.
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
Resa Taxis Pro
Tel : +33 6 78 781 781
Contact: Corinne Ducruet
Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 9 80 08 21 64
Contact: Annie Reichert
Luxury Car Service
Tel : +33 6 67 60 28 31
Contact: Guillaume Lafoy
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. Information on shuttle timings and towns served is available here.
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.
Welcome and registration
Registration will take place at the reunion welcome desks for each class. Your reunion coordinator will greet alumni and their partners with reunion packages and badges. The registration desks will be in upper gallery and will open on Friday at 1.00pm and on Saturday at 7:30am.
The dress code is business casual for on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail dress.
Computers with online access and wifi access will be available for your use during the reunion weekend.
The campus shop located in the bar area will be open on Friday and Saturday. Find all your INSEAD gear and the latest business publications here.
Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at the INSEAD restaurant. 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 €25.
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 Alumni.Reu[email protected].
Group photos will be taken on Friday and Saturday. 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:
Reunion and Fund committee: John Cutts, Martin Flash and Dick Verbeek
Class of MBA'81
Reunion Co-chairs: Jennifer Szersnovicz and Daniel Labrecque
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Richard Batty and Brigitte Reverdin
Reunion Fund committee: Christine Blondel, André Citroën, Daniel Labrecque, James Parker, Odile Saavedra Batty, Florian Schilling, Johnny Scott, Sam Van Holthe Tot Echten, Simon Verspreeùwen, Lucian Wagner
Class of MBA'86J
Reunion Co-Chairs: Carol Fedida, Liz Lank and Gerard Hickie
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Jack Boyer, Joost de Haas, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye and Vivien Godfrey
Class of MBA'86D
Reunion and Fund Chairs: Memoria Lewis and Alan Palmer
Class of MBA'91J
Reunion and Fund Chair: Vijai Gill
Class of MBA'91D
Reunion and Fund Committee: Andy Burgess, Bruno Berthon, Sandi Dias da Cunha, Emmy Labovitch, Alvin Hew, Christina Law and James So
Class of MBA'96J
Reunion Co-Chairs: Louise Ainsworth, Mathieu Fussman and Paul Ostergaard
Reunion Fund Chair: Vincent Lapras
Reunion Fund committee: Steve Cuppy, David Mair and Carlos Montemayor
Class of MBA'96D
Reunion Co-Chairs: Doug Bewsher and Mark Melford
Reunion Fund Chair: Egil Hogna
Class of MBA'01J
Reunion and Fund Committee: Fernanda von Christen, Ulrich von Christen, Cristina Lavin, Roberto Marini and Paul-Olivier Raynaud-Lacroze
Class of MBA'01D
Reunion Fund Co-Chairs: Peter Schuh and Paolo Senes
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 Disha Kohli at [email protected].
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.
Thank you for choosing to make a gift and support your class this year.
If you would like to learn more about the special giving opportunities or discuss your own giving, please contact your INSEAD class gift liaison:
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|
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
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.
• 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 and add your partner/guest at a later stage (before the registration closing).
• 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. Digital copies will be sent to you by e-mail.
• What is the seating plan for the dinner at the Château?
There is no fixed seating plan for the class dinner.
• How do I make a make an anniversary gift?
If you would like to participate in the class gift, please refer to the Giving Back section.