As you have experienced for yourself, INSEAD is a truly unique institution. We graduate inspired individuals equipped with sound business knowledge and a strong global mindset. 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 am excited to share my plans with you and look forward to hearing your views. Our Alumni Reunions team has worked hard to put together an incredible programme for you. Besides the Plenary Session that will focus on the MBA programme and our alumni network, our Faculty Forums also will cover important themes relevant to the quickly-evolving 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. We have a powerful network of over 58,500 alumni in 176 countries. United, we can forge an ambitious future for our school.
Hightlights from last year's June reunion
*The programme is subject to changes - please check this webpage regularly for updates.
Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation INSEAD
Dean of Degree Programs, Associate Professor of Finance
Dean of Innovation
The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Associate Dean, Advancement
Professor of Economics
The Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality
Academic Director, The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality
Professor of Strategic Management
British Petroleum Fellow
The BP Chaired Professor of European Competitiveness
Professor of Decision Sciences
The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management
Academic Director, Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis
Registration and who is coming
Class of '94J - click here
Class of '94D - click here
Class of '99J - click here
Class of '99D - click here
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 ARJUN19. Please note there is limited capacity.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
- INSEAD Residences
- Hotels in Fontainebleau and the area
- Other hotels (with no block booking)
- Other accommodation options
Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
Tel: +33 (0)1 6074 6000
Fax: +33 (0)1 6074 6001
Prices per night: as of 175€
Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
Tel: +33 (0)1 6071 2700
Fax: +33 (0)1 6071 2782
Prices per night: as of 135€
Hotel Ermitage ****
Route de l’Ermitage (on campus)
Tel: +33 (0)1 6072 4050
Fax: +33 (0)1 6072 4187
Prices per night: as of 135€
Hotel Victoria ***
122 Rue de France
Tel: +33 (0)1 6074 9000
Fax: +33 (0)1 6074 9010
Prices per night: Single: as of 100€/Double: as of 112€
Hotel Ibis Château de Fontainebleau ***
18, rue de Ferrare
Tel: +33 (0)1 6423 4525
Fax: +33 (0)1 6423 4222
Prices per night: Single: as of 95€/Double: as of 105€
Hotel Novotel ****
Chemin de Melun RN 152
Tel: +33 (0)1 6071 2424
Fax: +33 (0)1 6071 2400
Prices per night: Single: 130€/Double: 140€
Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
Tel: +33 (0)1 6469 3434
Fax: +33 (0)1 6469 3439
Prices per night : Single: as of 151€/Double: as of 167€
La Demeure du Parc boutique hotel
36 rue Paul Seramy
Tel: +33 (0)1 6070 2000
Prices per night: as of 166€
How to get to INSEAD?
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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 3.00pm 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 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.
Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at the INSEAD restaurant. It will be exceptionally open for you and your family (pay as you go).
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 organisation of your reunion. Make a difference to this alumni reunion weekend.
INSEAD would like to thank our Reunion ambassadors:
CLASS OF 1994J
Reunion Chairs - Peter McWhinnie, Marc Thomas
Reunion Committee - Alessio Ascari, Margaret Bawden, Sergio Fogel, Jose Fortunato, Berthold von Freyberg, Elisabeth Kalman Sarkis, Paula Kirby, Julia Levy, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Sandrine Montsma, Bernard Nicolay, Tim Selman, Konrad von Szczepanski, Mariam Toulan, Miguel Zurita Goni
Reunion Fund Committee - Sergio Gonella, Paula Kirby, Peter McWhinnie, Eduardo Moradas
CLASS OF 1994D
Reunion Chair - Henning Holter
Reunion Committee - Norbert Backhaus, Mariana Belmar Da Costa, Jean-Marc Cannet, Martin Fleming, Anne Chacour Hawkins, Laura Huckabee-Jennings, Mariana Marques dos Santos, Natalhie Mosquet, Helen Or, Joachim Palmé, Maria Romero Miguel, Marc Truchet, Simon Wensley
Reunion Fund Chair - James Pitt
Reunion Fund Committee - Jolyon Barker, Martin Fleming, Anne Chacour Hawkins, Paolo Andrea Rossi
CLASS OF 1999J
Reunion Chair - Andrea Poptsis
Reunion Committee - Candy Bowles, Sheila Couts, Georgina Grenon, Rene Griemens, Andrew Land, Jean Marc Liduena, Maria Pena, Alasdair Thomson, Michiko Sakamoto, Navdeep Sheera, Sergio Werner, Marion Westphal Fogelberg
Reunion Fund Committee - Candy Bowles, Diederik Van Rappard
CLASS OF 1999D
Reunion Chair - Sebastian Reschke
Reunion Committee - Fredrik Ahlberg, Kako Dubs, Marina Niforos, Laurence Shorter
Reunion Fund Chair - Adam Norwitt
Reunion Fund Committee - Maribelle Beckmann, Sebastian Reschke, Martin Roll
If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please contact:
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74
All four returning 20 and 25 year reunion classes are fundraising for INSEAD.
Gifts can be made to any INSEAD cause and all gifts made between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 will be counted to the class total, and also count towards participation in the INSEAD Force For Good campaign.
New Salamanders will be presented at the Dean’s Leadership Reception during the reunion weekend. To find out your lifetime giving total and how far you are from the next Salamander level, or for any questions about your giving, please contact Andy Glynn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Find out more about INSEAD’s Force For Good campaign and make your gift here.
• 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 suggestions of other hotels or B&Bs 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.
• 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, 29 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:
|08.00-08.30||Registration and welcome||Cercle|
|Introduction and immersion||Cercle|
|11.15-11.45||Role play debrief||Cercle|
|11.45-12.30||Introduction to Strategy|
|12.30-13.30||Picnic lunch and group photo||Cercle|
|13.30-13.45||Strategy fair briefing||Cercle|
|15.00-16.15||Strategy fair preparation||Cercle|
|16.30-17.00||Strategy fair (with parents)||Cercle|
|20.15-22.15||Dinner at the Primo Bacio, Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau|
Note that no alcoholic beverages will be served at the dinner. All parents must come in person and pick up their children by 11.00pm latest.
Parents who would like to take their teenager to the Château after-dinner party as of 10.30pm should let us know that they give permission to the INSEAD team to bring their children to the Château in order to be under the parents’ responsibility once at the Château (a permission form will have to be signed and returned beforehand)
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 10th March 2019
Provisional price: 180-200€
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