As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a truly unique institution. We graduate inspired individuals equipped with sound business knowledge and valuable international perspectives. By staying true to our founders’ vision, we have become a top-ranked business school known for its diversity, entrepreneurial spirit and unmatched global reach.
This reunion weekend is a special one. As you know, this academic year, INSEAD is celebrating 50 years of women in our MBA programme with a series of events and initiatives. The year-long celebration culminates in the iW50 Summit on #INSEADWomen: A force beyond limits on Friday, 29 June 2018 on campus. The event will be highly interactive, with keynote addresses by government and business leaders, CEO roundtables, faculty lectures, workshops, discussions in the world café format as well as inspiring talks from alumni.
I am both excited to share my plans with you and eager to hear your views. Our Alumni Reunions team has put together an incredible programme. Besides the plenary session, that focuses on the MBA programme and our alumni network, our faculty forums also will cover important issues that drive today’s business world.
Throughout the weekend’s social and networking events, your reunion will provide you with the ideal opportunity to enrich your INSEAD experiences. I encourage you to not only reconnect with your former classmates, but also to interact with alumni of other classes who exemplify the same INSEAD spirit.
I look forward to spending time with you this special weekend. Please join me in working to realise the incredible potential of INSEAD. We have a powerful network of close to 56,000 alumni in 174 countries. United, we can forge an ambitious future for our school.
*The programme is subject to changes - please check back for updates.
Friday 29 June
#INSEADWOMEN: A Force Beyond Limits
Just before your reunion we are organising the iW50 Summit. This historic event culminates our yearlong celebration and brings together the INSEAD community to promote our legacy of inclusion, reaffirm our commitment to gender balance and honour five decades of women at INSEAD.
|19.00-20.30||Alumni Reunion registration and welcome coffee||Upper Gallery|
MBA'93J&D global authors session - all promotions are welcome to attend!
Edouard Cukierman, MBA’93J (author of Israel Valley, The Shield of Technological Innovation - translated into English, Chinese and Italian)
|19.45-22.30||MBA'68 informal dinner|
Buses will leave at 19.30 from the campus main reception and then the Château
Le Patton, Fontainebleau
|20.30-23.00||MBA'93J&D and MBA'98J&D barbecue|
INDEVOR 25 Year Anniversary
Reunite, share stories, photo op with Salamander, and hear story of Kinga Petro de Chalendar, MBA '93D (Founder of Bercel Valley Nature Industry Park in Hungary)
Saturday 30 June
|08.00-09.00||Registration and welcome coffee||Upper Gallery|
|09.00-10.15||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
INSEAD Present and Future
|12.00-13.45||Lunch and group photos||INSEAD|
Fireside chat with the Deans
How growing inequality has changed the economic landscape
|16.30-17.45||MBA'68 visit of the Château de Fontainebleau|
Class meetings organised by volunteers
|18.15-19.30||Dean's Leadership reception (by invitation only)||Cercle|
|20.00-01.45||Reunion class dinners followed by dancing|
Dress code: black tie/evening dress or cocktail attire/cocktail dress
|Château de Fontainebleau|
Sunday 1 JULY
Film screening - Minter Dial, MBA’93J, invites you at the Cinema l’Ermitage (near the Carousel) to see his film, The Last Ring Home, an award-winning documentary and book that has been shown on television nationally in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
|12.00-14.45||Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at INSEAD restaurant. It will be specially open for you and your family (pay as you go)||INSEAD Restaurant|
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.
How growing inequality has changed the economic landscape
Speaker: Mark Stabile
Over the past 20 years countries worldwide have seen a marked increase in both income and wealth inequality. Increasingly, an extremely small share of the population has accumulated an ever-increasing share of society’s resources. The rapid rise in inequality has been coupled with stagnant income growth for the majority of citizens in the western world and a decline in social mobility in the US and other rich economies. At the same time we have seen an increase in the incomes of the middle of the global income distribution, lending support to the notion that as the western middle class stagnates, the top 1 percent and emerging markets are capturing all the rewards. Understanding the causes, consequences and solutions to these changes for society and business will be the focus of this session.
The presentations, slides or videos that the professors will be happy to share will be available after the event.
Registration and who is coming
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 IW50/ARWJU18 as the capacity in Fontainebleau is limited.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
Hôtel Aigle Noir****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
Tel: 33 (0)1 6074 6000/Fax: 33 (0)1 6074 6001
Prices per night: Single: 175€/Double: 195€
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€
Other hotels (with no block booking)
Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
Tel: 33 (0)1 6469 3434/Fax: 33 (0)1 6469 3439
Prices per night : Single: as of 161€/Double: as of 171€
For any additional hotels and bed and breakfast places in the area which may have vacancies, please consult the Fontainebleau Tourist Office hotel listing.
For flats near Fontainebleau, please contact the Morning croissant company at firstname.lastname@example.org
The booking process is entirely online, secured and quite straightforward.
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:
Luxury Car Service
Mr Guillaume Lafoy
Tel: +33 6 67 60 28 31
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 Friday at 7.00pm and 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 reunion. 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 email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1968
Reunion Committee - Angelo Abdela, Michel Brisset, Eddie Mork, Leif Palmblad, Hélène Ploix, Anthony Simon, François Vachey and Emmanuel Villeroy de Galhau
Reunion Fund Committee - Angelo Abdela and François Vachey
Class of 1993J
Reunion Class Ambassadors - Minter Dial and Ivo Tempelman
Reunion Committee - Lorraine Ala, Kristin Allen, François Bourgeois, Massimo Canovi, Nathalie Degans, Daniele de winter, Joop Heijenrath, Deborah Hudson, Mario Koehler Abad, Jacques Lorne,Yanni Paniaras, Simon Smith, Jeanette Sundberg-Cohon, Sarah Van Dyck, Corrado von Planta, Jeroen Zaalberg
CLASS OF 1993D
Reunion Class Ambassadors - Alessandro Hatami and Eveline Stam
Reunion Committee - Andrew Anson, Elias Baltassis, Manfred Heinzer, Anna Krzyzanowska, Tom Lauritzen, Anne-Céline Martel,Jocelyn Phelps,Katherine Smith Milway, Padraic Ward
Class of 1998J
Reunion Class Ambassador - Shelli Baltman
Reunion Committee - Edward Ainsworth, Carolina Costa, Marco Del Carlo, Thomas Olsen
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador - Emma Goltz
Reunion Fund Committee - Barney Burgess, Alison Conway, Lauren Glotzer, Fred Goltz, Hilary Gosher, Juliana Kim, Francis Maheu, Keren Misgav, Thomas Olsen, David Quigley, Pål Ristvedt, Ed Snow, Emily Sun, Yanni Spyropoulos, Joy Tadaki, Kiko Thiel, Olivier Van Calster, Simon York
Class of 1998D
Reunion Class Ambassador - Giovanna D'Esposito
Reunion Committee - Didier Kuhn, David Lloyd, Goetz Moeller, Joost Schneider, Matthias Schneider, Helen Vasilevski, Andrei Voronine, Geraldine Waters
Reunion Fund Committee - Nancy Jain, Betsy Ludwig, Goetz Moeller, Joost Schneider, Charlotte Warner
If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please contact
Marie Ferreira, Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74
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’.
• 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 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 at email@example.com.
• 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 go to give.insead.edu/
Mini Summer @ INSEAD
Welcome to what will be a fun and experiential learning journey! Inspired by INSEAD’s two-week Summer@INSEAD Business Awareness Summer camp, this one-day Programme takes the young participants through an exciting live case. Rather than reading about what managers in the case could do, the participants are those managers and live the case themselves over a simulated period of time. Comprising academic lectures, team work and role play, the participants will come away with some knowledge and experience of what it is like to manage a company and craft a strategy in a competitive and fast-changing world.
Adjunct Professor, Programme Director, Summer @ INSEAD
This programme has been designed especially for your children. It will feature a mix of academic curriculum, team work, and role play on ‘How to build an innovative company and craft a strategy’. An INSEAD experience not to be missed!
If your child is 15-18 years old, have him/her apply and join a dynamic team at INSEAD on Saturday 30 June in an immersive business simulation.
The teenagers will learn and apply the essentials of business in this fun and intense programme. During the day your child and his/her your team will manage a fast-growing innovative company. While faced with daily operational challenges, he/she will also have to craft a long-term strategy for the company in a highly competitive market. Can he/she find the "blue ocean" for your company?
The schedule for the day looks as follows:
|08.30-09.00||Registration and welcome||Upper Gallery|
|Introduction and immersion||Cercle|
|11.45-12.15||Role play debrief||Cercle|
|12.15-13.45||Picnic lunch and group photo||Cercle|
|13.45-14.15||Introduction to Strategy|
|15.15-16.15||Strategy fair preparation||Cercle|
|16.30-17.30||Talent show preparation||Cercle|
|17.30-18.30||Strategy fair (with parents) and wrap up||Cercle|
|20.00-01.30||Dinner, talent show, and .... party!||Freddys' bar|
50 children maximum (registration on a first come, first served basis)
Proficiency in English language required
Cover letter from the child to support his/her application to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th February 2018
Provisional price: 180-200€
- 28 - 30 Jun 2019
- Europe campus
Come and join us for the June 2019 Alumni Reunion Weekend in Fontainebleau
- 24 - 25 May 2019
- Europe campus
Come and join us for the May 2019 Alumni Reunion Weekend in Fontainebleau
- 9 - 11 Nov 2018
- Asia campus
Come and join us for the November 2018 Alumni Reunion Weekend in Singapore!