As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a truly unique institution. We graduate inspired individuals equipped with sound business knowledge and international wisdom. Through the vision laid out by our founders, we have truly become an independent and entrepreneurial business school with an unmatched global outreach and unparalleled diversity of students, executive participants and alumni.
This weekend, I look forward to sharing my plans with you and I want to hear your views. Our Alumni Reunions team has worked hard and put together an incredible programme for you. Besides the Plenary Session which will focus on the MBA programme and our Alumni network, our Faculty Forums will also cover important themes relevant to the business world of today.
Throughout the weekend’s Social and Networking events, your Reunion will provide you with the ideal opportunity to expand your horizons – a chance to, not only reconnect with your former classmates, but also to interact with Alumni of other classes that hold the same INSEAD spirit.
I look forward to sharing many conversations with you this special weekend and invite you to join me in imagining the incredible potential of INSEAD, with a powerful network of more than 53,000 Alumni in 170 countries united, as we create an ambitious future for INSEAD.
*Programme is subject to changes - please check again to view any updates.
Friday 30 june
Class of '97J: dinner at Katherine and Kevin Kaiser's place
Class of ‘97D: get together organised by class in Montmartre, 5 Rue Saint-Eleuthere, 75018 Paris, 7:00pm-1:00am. Kids are welcome. Please contact Caroline McLaughlin.
Interested in making plans for an informal dinner on Friday evening in Fontainebleau? If you would like to start organising your class for a group dinner, click here for a list of area restaurants.
For those who have not organised group dinners in towns, feel free to meet & mingle at the bar (drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the bar)
Saturday 1 July
8.00-9.00 - Upper gallery
Registration and welcome coffee
9.00-10.15 - Amphi A
Unbound together: Leading and living in the age of nomadic professionalism
Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Academic Director, Initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence
10.15-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 - Amphi A
INSEAD Present and Future
Nida Januskis, Interim co-Associate Dean, Advancement and Alumni Relations
Urs Peyer, Dean of Degree Programmes, Associate Professor of Finance
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, Professor of Economics
Networking with your class
Lunch and group photos
(buy your own lunch at the bar or self serve restaurant like the old days)
14.15-15.30 - Amphi A
Perspective is Everything: The modern world from a finance perspective
Kevin Kaiser, Professor of Management Practice
Director, ABN AMRO Managing for Value Research Fund
Social and networking events
Class meetings and/or free time
18.15-19.30 - Cercle
Dean's Leadership reception (by invitation only)
20.00-01.45 - Château de Fontainebleau
Reunion class dinners followed by dancing
Dress code: black tie/evening dress or cocktail attire/cocktail dress
Sunday 2 July
12.00-14.45 - INSEAD Restaurant
Perspective is Everything: The modern world from a finance perspective
Speaker: Kevin Kaiser
Is it a bad day, or a good day when you become aware that something you’ve believed to be true for a very long time isn’t true? The answer depends upon one’s perspective. Is it a bad day or a good day when a company or government defaults and gets shut down? Is it a bad day or a good day when a set of long-held beliefs disappears forever from human awareness. Is it a bad day or a good day when someone is fired/loses his/her job? Capitalist systems are creaking and groaning and receiving ongoing criticism for many failures. Does capitalism care about these criticisms? What is the finance perspective, and how would it respond to these questions and others?
Unbound together: Leading and living in the age of nomadic professionalism
Speaker: Gianpiero Petriglieri
It has become cliché to note that profound economic, cultural and technological change has shaken up the world of work over the last three decades—and that the pace of change is only accelerating. Some look upon those changes with optimism, remarking that they have liberated us. We are freer than ever to move around in order to pursue careers aligned with our true self and purpose. Others, rather more dourly, note than we all seem a bit lonelier and more confused in the globalized workplace. Living and leading authentically and with purpose, in short, has become more possible and yet more elusive than ever. In this interactive session, Professor Petriglieri will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the rise of nomadic professionalism—and how individuals and organizations need to rethink the practice and development of leadership to avoid its pitfalls and experience its benefits.
The presentations, slides or videos that the professors will be happy to share will be available after the event.
Registration and Who is coming
Class of MBA'92J and MBA'92D, click here
Class of MBA'97J and MBA'97D, click here
INSEAD has made block bookings in area hotels for our alumni returning for the Reunion Weekend but please don't delay as we expect a high demand for rooms. In order to have the best rates and to secure your booking in the following hotels of Fontainebleau, please contact the hotel ahead of time and mention the code ARJUL2017 as the capacity in Fontainebleau is limited.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
INSEAD Résidences :
Route de l’Ermitage (on campus)
Tel: 33 (0)1 6072 4050/Fax: 33 (0)1 6072 4187
Prices per night: Single: 125€/Double: 145€
Hotels in Fontainebleau
Hotels in Ury
For any additional hotels and bed and breakfast places in the area which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing, by clicking here.
For flats near Fontainebleau, please contact the Morning croissant company at email@example.com
The booking process is entirely online, secured and quite straightforward.
How to get to INSEAD?
Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD. Click here to get directions to the campus.
Taxi reservations can be made directly through:
Please click here for an estimated fare
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 packets and badges. The registration desks will be in the amphi area and will open on Saturday at 8:00am.
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. For username and password, please ask your reunion coordinator or consult the reunion programme.
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.
Most reunion events are not suitable for younger children. A list of babysitters is available upon request (please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org). All arrangements for childcare are to be organized between the alumni and the babysitter. If you would like to bring your older children to the reunion, you can register them as an adult guest. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Bring your family; children are welcome to attend (no cost for ages 0-5).
Group photos will be taken on Saturday at lunchtime. These photos will be emailed to you after the reunion. INSEAD may also arrange for official photographers at events during the weekend. The photos taken may be used in future promotional material. Should you have any concerns about your picture appearing in such material, please inform us.
Making it happen
Get involved in the reunion organisation – Make the difference for this alumni reunion weekend.
INSEAD would like to thank our Reunion ambassadors:
Class of 1992J
Reunion Class Ambassadors - Elisa Alabaster and Sandra Dias Da Cunha
Reunion Committee - Inigo Astarloa Echevarrieta, Lars Jacob-Bo, Jens Borelli-Kjaer, Jean-Pierre Daverio, Andreas Fetting, Lisa Gagnum Boillot, Etienne Koehler, Asa Landen Ericsson, Marco Ghiotto, Jonathan Greenwood, Ulrich Mueller-Menrad, Kristin Skogen Lund, Philippe Sol, Kozo Suzuki
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador - Lilia Jolibois
Reunion Fund Committee - Michele Appendino, Albin Jacquemont, Anne Jacquiot Koski, Serge Platonow, Gina Sarafidis Montillet
CLASS OF 1992D
Reunion Class Ambassador - Rafael Martinez Ferreira
Reunion Committee - Claude Basset, Renato Curti, Jean-Christophe Figueroa, Staffan Hillberg, Christian Joergensen, Ronald Ling, Malcolm Myers, Michael Pain, Juan Eusebio Pujol, Mika Salmi, Arnaud Sergent, Rui Severinho Cunha, Afroditi Sylla, Kai von Ludwig, Nigel Yeung
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador - Jem Eskenazi
Reunion Fund Committee - Laura Freedman, Mika Salmi, Arnaud Sergent
Class of 1997J
Reunion Committee - Nicolas Bontron, Domnin de Kerdaniel, Antoine du Cluzel, Katherine Philips-Kaiser, Axel Reinaud, Nicolas Tcherdakoff, Matthew Wynde and Deyi Woo Tcherdakoff
Reunion Fund Committee - Nicolas Bontron, Domnin de Kerdaniel, Antoine du Cluzel, Alexandre Manson, Carlo Moroni, Katherine Philips-Kaiser, Axel Reinaud, Nicolas Tcherdakoff, Jessica Uhl and Deyi Woo Tcherdakoff
Class of 1997D
Reunion and Fund Committee - Ivan Bernard-Brunel, Maria de Rivera, Marc Jalabert, Federico Lalatta Costerbosa, Bart Markus, Caroline McLaughlin, Alexis Obligi, Pier Paolo Raimondi and Antoine Tirard
If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please contact:
Marie Ferreira, Tel: +33 (0)1 6072 4274
Alumni gifts provide valuable support for the INSEAD Alumni Fund.
Your contribution is an investment in enhancing the value of your school. Every gift is important and we are deeply grateful to our alumni who support the school to mark the anniversary of their graduation.
INSEAD is special and the support of our alumni across the globe enables us to truly be ‘the Business School for the World’.
To make your gift now – please click here
Class of MBA'92J - For our 25th Reunion Class Gift, the ‘92J promotion is coming together to honor our much-loved and missed friend and classmate Lynn Busteed. We are working hand in hand to establish an Endowed Scholarship in her memory. For those of you who do not know yet, Lynn passed away tragically in 2016, leaving a loving husband and a very young son. Please come along with us in support of this special project to raise a minimum of €250,000 in cash gifts this year.
By reaching this goal and endowing our class gift we will ensure that the MBA’92J Lynn Busteed Endowed Scholarship can be awarded in perpetuity, supporting INSEAD to attract the most talented and deserving students from around the world and encouraging the diversity that sets INSEAD apart. Your generosity will honor our exceptional friend and classmate Lynn and support INSEAD today and in the future. Thank you for making your gift here. Lilia Jolibois, MBA’92J Reunion Fund Chair
Class of MBA'97J - 20th Reunion Class Gift, the ‘97J promotion is coming together to help the next generation of INSEAD students become the business leaders of tomorrow.
For this reunion, our committee would like to fondly remember our classmate, Julia Lawrence, by dedicating our class gift to an endowed MBA’97J scholarship in her name. Click here to view the flyer we have created on this special occasion. Please come along with us in support of this special project to raise €250,000 by August 31st , 2017.
Scholarships are a key priority for INSEAD. A robust scholarship programme is vital in building our school’s advantage when competing with peer schools for talent and our donations are critical to that success.
Please refer to this link to actually give. The good news is that in many countries your donation will be tax deductible! Laurence Laemmel (firstname.lastname@example.org - tel.: +126.96.36.199.93.21) can help you with any details you may need for the deduction.
We are hoping to see you at the Reunion Weekend and asking you to take part in our class scholarship drive. We are happy to answer any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Domnin de Kerdaniel and Katherine Philips-Kaiser, Co- Fund Chairs together with the Reunion and Fundraising committee: Nicolas Bontron, Antoine du Cluzel, Alexandre Manson, Carlo Moroni, Axel Reinaud, Nicolas Tcherdakoff, Jessica Uhl, Deyi Woo-Tcherdakoff, Matthew Wynde
Class of MBA'97D - For our 20th Reunion Class Gift, the ‘97D promotion is coming together to honour our classmates, Sarah Dodds, Charles Foster-Taylor and Friso van Oranje. We would like to establish an Endowed Scholarship in their memory. Please come along with us in support of this special project to raise a €250,000 before our reunion in July so we can celebrate this achievement together.
By reaching this goal and endowing our class gift we will ensure that the Class of MBA’97D Endowed Scholarship can be awarded in perpetuity, supporting INSEAD to attract the most talented and deserving students from around the world and encouraging the diversity that sets INSEAD apart. Your generosity will honour our friends and classmates and support INSEAD today and in the future. Thank you for making your gift here.
If you have any questions on the scholarship, please feel free to email Caroline McLaughlin at email@example.com or Pier Paolo Raimondi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Can I register on the phone?
Once registration is launched, if you cannot access the registration website or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
• 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.
• 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 any additional hotels or bed and breakfasts in the area which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing, by clicking here.
• What will my partner do on campus during the sessions?
There is no separate programme for partners but they are are welcome to all reunion activities as long as they are registered.
• Can I bring my children to campus on Saturday?
Most reunion events are not suitable for younger children. A list of babysitters is available upon request (please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org). If you would like to bring your older children (over 12) to the reunion, you can register them as an adult guest. If you attend the reunion with your little ones, be sure to visit the “family room” on campus (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.
• What's the format of the Saturday Lunch?
Back to old times at INSEAD, everyone can have a quick take away snack (sandwich or salad) at the bar - or a hot and seated meal at the cafeteria - payable individually and directly to Sodexo Prestige, the caterer, by cash. Up to everyone to spend the desired time and amount during this lunch break. Children are welcome.
• What is the dress code on campus for the Reunion?
The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail attire (unless otherwise specified by your class).
• How can I find a babysitter?
A list of babysitters is available upon request - please contact us here.
• 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 Saturday dinner work? Is it free seating or do we make up tables in advance?
The Saturday dinners are class dinners with no seating plans.
• Is the Saturday dinner suitable for 18+ children if they come along for the weekend?
It is suitable and you can register him/her as an adult guest.
For those of you who would like to attend the Saturday night dinner and dance at the Château de Fontainebleau with your child(ren) under 18: do remember that alcohol will be served, and although we all agree that it should be enjoyed in moderation, we cannot guarantee that everyone will behave in an exemplary manner in front of your kids. Please note that a ‘children’s menu’ is not available, hence there are no discounts to ticket prices (unless they are under three years old).
• How do I make a make an anniversary gift?
If you would like to participate in the class gift, please click on http://giving.insead.edu/alumni/index.cfm.
Other UPCOMING ALUMNI EvENTS
Alumni Forum Europe
Digital Transformation: A force for a Better World?
Paris, 16-17 June 2017
Even as technological advances continue to amaze us with new possibilities, the old confidence that societal progress and well-being will follow is waning. There is also considerable uncertainty arising from the depth and reach of the digital evolution that we are living through: more and more traditional industries are facing the prospect of disruption by digital technologies and business models. While change is far from linear and deterministic, the underlying forces driving digital transformation are strong, with almost free computing power and storage conveniently packaged in the cloud and easily accessed via ubiquitous smart phones and high speed networks. The implications for business and society promise to be as profound as the industrial revolution that arose from the advent of mass production and large scale enterprises.
The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe 2017 explores:
- current and emerging technological trends and resulting major digital, social and technical disruptions
- how these disruptions impact business models, leadership and management practices, employees and broader society, as well as social forces fueled by anxiety with economic dislocation, lost privacy and lack of security
- how businesses will have to translate current and emerging technological possibilities into strategies, commercial success in the global market in terms of new innovative business models, jobs, types of employment, education and life-long learning
Since its inception, INSEAD’s mission has been to develop value-driven global business leaders who we believe can help the world address these challenges and reaffirm that business can be a force for good. Join us for indepth discussions and exchange on what it will take for digital to deliver a better world, one with both profitable growth and societal progress.
This programme will also include some "party time" in two iconic Parisian venues on Friday and Saturday evening, giving you plenty of occasions to network and meet up with your INSEAD friends. So stay tuned for further details about the forum, speakers and social programme.
Click here to register and for more information.
ALUMNI FORUM ASIA
17-19 NOVEMBER 2017, HONG KONG
Asia is going through unprecedented change, presenting both opportunities and challenges. The conference is specially developed by Professor Hellmut Schutte, and will deliver some of the most critical insights that will define the future of people living or working in Asia.
Also join us for the party and expect the best experience that Hong Kong has to offer. Most importantly, meet new alumni friends and network with business leaders in the Asia region.
Forum and party tickets will be officially available for sale in Q1 2017.
Click here for more information.
- 9 - 11 Nov 2018
- Asia campus
Come and join us for the November 2018 Alumni Reunion Weekend in Singapore!
- 13 - 14 Jul 2018
- Europe campus
Come and join us for the July 2018 GEMBA Alumni Reunion Weekend in Fontainebleau
- 29 - 30 Jun 2018
- Europe campus
Come and join us for the June 2018 Alumni Reunion Weekend in Fontainebleau