Welcome back classes of '94J, '94D, '99J and '99D!

28 - 30 June 2019

Europe campus

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Welcome

Dear Alumni,

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.

Ilian Mihov
Dean

 

Hightlights from last year's June reunion

 

 

Programme*

*The programme is subject to changes - please check this webpage regularly for updates.

Speakers 

  • Anil Gaba

    Professor of Decision Sciences
    The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management
    Academic Director, Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis

  • Nida Januskis

    Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD

  • Ilian Mihov

    Dean
    Professor of Economics
    The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD

  • Urs Peyer

    Dean of Degree Programs, Associate Professor of Finance

  • Mark Stabile

    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

  • Douglas Webber

    Professor of Political Science

  • Peter Zemsky

    Deputy Dean
    Dean of Innovation
    The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation
    INSEAD

 

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


 

Accommodation options

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

Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6074 6000
Fax: +33 (0)1 6074 6001
Prices per night: as of 175€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6071 2700
Fax: +33 (0)1 6071 2782
Prices per night: as of 135€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Ermitage ****
Route de l’Ermitage (on campus)
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6072 4050
Fax: +33 (0)1 6072 4187
Prices per night: as of 135€

Contact this hotel

Hotels in Fontainebleau and the area 

Hotel Victoria ***
122 Rue de France
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6074 9000
Fax: +33 (0)1 6074 9010
Prices per night: Single: as of 100€/Double: as of 112€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Ibis Château de Fontainebleau ***
18, rue de Ferrare
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6423 4525
Fax: +33 (0)1 6423 4222
Prices per night: Single: as of 95€/Double: as of 105€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Novotel ****
Chemin de Melun RN 152
77760 Ury
Tel: +33 (0)1 6071 2424
Fax: +33 (0)1 6071 2400
Prices per night: Single: 130€/Double: 140€
 

Contact this hotel

 

Other hotels (with no block booking):

Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6469 3434
Fax: +33 (0)1 6469 3439
Prices per night : Single: as of 151€/Double: as of 167€

Contact this hotel

La Demeure du Parc boutique hotel
36 rue Paul Seramy
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 (0)1 6070 2000 
Prices per night: as of 166€

 

Contact this hotel

 

Other accommodation options

You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:

The links above are provided for information only. INSEAD does not endorse any third-party website or warrants its contents in any respect.

Practical information

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
E-mail: contact@luxurycarservice.fr

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 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.

Dress code

The dress code is business casual for on-campus events and the Reunion class dinners at the Château are black tie or cocktail dress.

Computer access

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.

Footnote shop

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.

Childcare

Most reunion events are not suitable for younger children. A list of babysitters is available upon request (please contact us at secretariat.reunions@insead.edu). 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 secretariat.reunions@insead.edu.

Sunday lunch

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).

Photos

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, Isabelle de Boysson, 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 - Nick Elliott, Sergio Gonella, Roberto Italia, 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, Harri Chakoori, Sheila Coutts, Alok Goyal, Georgina Grenon, Rene Griemens, Andrew Land, Maria Peña, Alasdair Thomson, Michiko Sakamoto, Navdeep Sheera
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:

Marie Ferreira
Associate Director, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 42 74

Giving back

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 (andy.glynn@insead.edu).

Find out more about INSEAD’s Force For Good campaign and make your gift here.

 

FAQs

• 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 secretariat.reunions@insead.edu.

• 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 secretariat.reunions@insead.edu). 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 secretariat.reunions@insead.edu.

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.

Adrian Johnson
Adjunct Professor, Programme Director, Summer @ INSEAD

  

During the Mini Summer@INSEAD live case simulation day, the participants will be handed the reigns of management in a startup spin-off of a large family business. The new business was founded a year ago, has a prototype product, but needs a team that can convert this concept into a business.

Working in competing teams, the participants must put together all the components needed to build the new business, from customer exploration through business modelling to crafting an executable business strategy for the company.

The day comprises cycles of plenary lectures, team work, role play, team presentations and an innovative tech learning platform. Combining experiential learning, an introduction to business, learning about the key elements of entrepreneurial business building and applying that learning in a safe and fun environment!

The day will culminate in a “vison fair”, in which the participants will present their vision and strategy for the company to stakeholders (and the participants’ parents!).

The schedule is:

Friday 28 June

 

18.45-19.30

Registration and welcome Upper Gallery
19.30-20.00Kick-off drinksINSEAD Bar
   

Saturday 29 June 

 
08.00-08.30Registration and welcome Cercle
08.30-09.30Immersion into the live case
Introduction to the case, the characters, roles and the agenda for the day 
Amphi T, Cercle
09.30-10.30

Team work
Role selection
The team members meet in their break out rooms to decide the allocation of roles their team. The roles to choose from are:

CDO - Chief Design Officer
CFO - Chief Financial Officer
CHRO - Chief Human Resources Officer
CMO - Chief Marketing Officer
COO - Chief Operating Officer

Amphi T, Cercle
10.30-11.15

Role Play
Customer centricity
A customer exploration exercise. Some participants play the role of potential customers and others stay in their team roles to interview the customers. The aim is to discover what the pain points are of different customer groups. The outcome is to decide on which customers they would like to focus and what problems they are really solving for those customer groups

Amphi T, Cercle
11.15-11.45Role play debriefAmphi T, Cercle
11.45-12.30Guest speaker
Entrepreneur Erwin Feldhaus MBA'99D
Amphi T, Cercle
12.30-13.30Picnic lunchCercle
13.30-14.00Business modeling briefing

Introduction to different kinds of business models, the lean methodology, the concept of the minimum viable product, the value proposition canvas and the business model canvas.

Amphi T, Cercle
14.00-14.45Team workAmphi T, Cercle
14.45-15.15

Strategy fair briefing
Strategy and Scaling
In preparation for the vision fair, introduction to what strategy is and the Blue Ocean Canvas strategy canvas and the concept of the “non-customer”.

Amphi T, Cercle
15.15-16.15Strategy fair preparation
Preparation of the vision fair

Each team prepares a visual presentation using the concepts of design thinking. No power point or projections, but instead the teams will decorate their “booths” for their creative presentations of the strategy and vision for their company.

Amphi T, Cercle
16.15-16.30Break 
16.30-17.00

The vision fair (with parents)
Each team will present several times to a rotating audience of role players representing stakeholders of the business. The parents of the participants are invited to this fun, dynamic, energetic visual vision fair.

Amphi T, Cercle
17.00-17.30Announcement of the winning team and certificatesAmphi T, Cercle
17.30-18.00Break 
18.00-19.00What's your next career step?
Thibault Seguret MBA'12J, Programme Director, Master in Management

Amphi T, Cercle

20.00Meet at Primo Bacio for dinner, 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 23.00 latest. 

Parents who would like to take their teenager to the Château after-dinner party as of 22.30 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)

Practical information:
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 alumni.reunions@insead.edu by 10th March 2019
Price: 180€ 

Networking tools

Get the official event app of the alumni reunion weekend,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!

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NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Bulletin Board

2

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PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

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