Welcome back classes of  '00J&D, '95J&D, GEMBA 05D, 10D, 15D

26 - 28 June 2020

Europe campus

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Welcome


Due to the growing COVID-19 crisis and following government regulations and the recommendations of public health experts, the reunions scheduled for spring 2020 have been cancelled.

We do not yet know if it will be possible to reschedule these programmes or to mark the occasion in another way. The Advancement department will be working over the coming weeks to evaluate options, and we will update the classes as more information is available.

If you have any questions regarding, please contact alumni.reunions@insead.edu.

 

 

 

 

Programme*

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

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Speakers 

  • Anil Gaba

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

  • Nida Januskis

    Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD

  • Erin Meyer

    Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

  • Ilian Mihov

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

  • Urs Peyer

    Dean of Degree Programs
    Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD

  • Subi Rangan

    Professor of Strategy and Management
    The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed Chair in Societal Progress, INSEAD

  • 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, INSEAD

  • Claudia Zeisberger

    Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
    Academic Director, Global Private Equity Initiative

  • Peter Zemsky

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

 

Registration and who is coming

Official registration will be open mid-spring so look for the e-mail announcement! In the meantime, please do let us know about your plans 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 ARWJUN2020. 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

 

 

INSEAD Residences

Hôtel Aigle Noir ****
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 74 60 00
Prices per night: as of 175€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Clos St Merry ****
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 71 27 00
Prices per night: as of 135€

Contact this hotel

Hotel Ermitage ****
Route de l’Ermitage (on campus)
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 50
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 1 60 74 90 00

Contact this hotel

Hotel Ibis Château de Fontainebleau ***
18, rue de Ferrare
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 64 23 45 25

Contact this hotel

Hotel Novotel ****
Chemin de Melun RN 152
77760 Ury
Tel: +33 1 60 71 24 24

Contact this hotel

Other hotels (with no block booking):

The following hotels do not accept the INSEAD pre-bookings with a special code but have keptrooms to accommodate our Alumni on the reunion weekend dates. Please contact them directly without any code.

Hôtel Mercure Royal ****
41 rue Royale
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 64 69 34 34

Contact this hotel

La Demeure du Parc boutique hotel
36 rue Paul Seramy
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 70 20 00

Contact this hotel

Hôtel Campanile **
17 - 19 Boulevard Magenta
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 73 21 98 88

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:

Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 6 77 94 10 06

E-mail: resa@taxi-resa.com

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 2.30pm and on Saturday at 8:00am.

Dress code

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

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  on Friday and Saturday 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 will 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.

Coronavirus update

News reports have naturally raised questions and concerns from our community about whether the Alumni Reunion weekend will take place or be cancelled. INSEAD plans to proceed as scheduled. Please see our dedicated page for updates on this, and a message from Nida Januskis, Associate Dean of Advancement.

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 MBA 1995J

Reunion Chair - Graham Hastie
Reunion Committee - Ashley Clark, Michael Dryden, Filippo Foco, Christine Hepburn, Linda Nel, Pascale Roberge
Reunion Fund Chair - Paul Skipworth

CLASS OF MBA 1995D

Reunion Co-Chairs - James Maughan and Gretchen Jezerc 
Reunion Committee - Luc Albinski, Jorgen Andersson, Jean-Frédéric Bistagne, Ashis Bhattacharya, Sigrid Duhamel, Shin Ishikawa, Goetz Kassing, Frédéric Lambert, Dagmar Ockum-Woerner, Pascal Prigent, Rob Shepherd, Ian Tuck, Sophie Wolf Mathorel, Steven Yurisich
Reunion Fund Commitee - ​Malcolm Graham, Serge Kremer

CLASS OF MBA 2000J

Reunion Co-Chairs - Violeta and Henrique Noya
Reunion Committee - Gregor Hoefter, Simon Jackson, Shivani Kannabhiran, Ido Levin, Chris Thorpe, Marieke van Winkelen, Dan Xie, Naeem Zamindar
Reunion Fund Committee - Andreas Gattiker, Gary O’Brien, Alexandre Quirici, Melina Spadone

CLASS OF MBA 2000D

Reunion Co-Chairs - Ann Tan and Frederic Vassort
Reunion Committee - Emil Ivanov, Mirna Marovic
Reunion Fund Committee - Mike Hawthorne, Ann Tan

CLASS OF EMBA'05Dec

Reunion Co-Chairs: Grazyna Piotrowska-Oliwa and Toni Bonet

CLASS OF EMBA'10Dec

Reunion Co-Chairs: Marco Costa, Laurent de Vivie, Ghada Simon

CLASS OF EMBA'15Dec

Reunion Chair: Gaëlle Mettey


If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please click here to download the INSEAD Reunion Volunteer handbook or contact:

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

Stéphanie Paille for the EMBA classes
Reunion Manager, Alumni and Institutional Events
Tel: +33 1 60 72 44 69

 

Giving back

All returning classes are fundraising and the majority of alumni make a gift to the INSEAD Fund for their reunion anniversary. The INSEAD Fund is the School’s annual fund, allowing donors to direct their gift to a number of key areas: Scholarships, the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, Campus Renewal, Faculty & Research, Digital@INSEAD and the Dean’s Fund/Greatest Impact.

Most donors choose the Dean’s Fund/Greatest Impact as this sustains vital programmes like scholarships and research, and supports emerging opportunities, including innovative projects that arise during the academic year.

Of course, donors who make a gift to an area outside of the INSEAD Fund are still counted in the class total. If you’re thinking about a gift for a specific project, or would like to know how far you are from achieving your next Salamander, please contact Andy Glynn for the MBA classes or Rosie Moulder for the EMBA classes on the INSEAD Advancement team.

New Salamanders will be presented at the Dean’s Leadership Reception during the reunion weekend. Alumni who commit to making a legacy gift to INSEAD are also recognised at this reception, and if you’re thinking about leaving a gift to INSEAD in your will or estate planning, please contact Andy or Rosie who would be happy to help you with this.

All gifts made between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 will be counted to the class total, and also count towards participation in the INSEAD Force For Good campaign.

Thank you for making a gift.

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.

• What's the cost of the weekend?
Provisional price range: 370-380€/person (Friday pm/Saturday all day including gala-dinner followed by dancing at the Chateau)

• 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 click here

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.

Antoine Duvauchelle
Adjunct Professor

  

During the Mini Summer@INSEAD live case simulation day, the participants will take part in the Horizon III Ventures LIVECASE simulation. Through the use of a dedicated and proprietary digital messaging platform, participants will interact with virtual characters, make decisions, perform team work and role play certain situations in a realistic, engaging and fun way. In the end, the participants will not only have learned new tools and skills but will have applied them through a series of carefully crafted business challenges. Along the way, participants will have discovered something new about themselves.

Horizon III Ventures is a venture accelerator active in various sectors. Its mission is to create new disruptive ventures with the aim to grow new startups at top speed. For this, the partipants will be organized in teams responsible to select, launch and grow new companies.

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 schedule is:

Friday 26 June

 

18.45-19.30

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

Saturday 27 June 

 
08.30-09.00Registration and welcome Cercle
09.00-09.30Immersion 

You will be introduced to Horizon III Ventures, its mission, vision and values.

Amphi T, Cercle
09.30-10.00

Select your venture
You will receive an overview of the various venture opportunities and select the one you would like to launch.
You will learn how to evaluate different opportunities under uncertainty.

Amphi T, Cercle
10.00-11.30

Lecture, Meet the Customers, Debrief
You will engage in a customer discovery exercise in order to determine their journey, pains and gains.
From these insights, a customer segment should be selected and a problem statement identified.
You will then develop a first version of the value proposition.
You will learn about design thinking and the value proposition canvas.

Amphi T, Cercle
11.30-11.45Stretch break 
11.45-12.30What's your next career step?
Thibault Seguret MBA'12J, Programme Director, Master in Management
Amphi T, Cercle
12.30-13.30Picnic lunchCercle
13.30-15.00

Lecture, Business Modeling, Debrief
You work in your teams to create an innovative business model that is differentiated and value creating.
You will learn about the lean methodology, Blue Ocean Strategy, the concept of the minimum viable product, and the business model canvas.

Amphi T, Cercle
15.00-15.15Break 
15.15-16.30

Vision Fair preparation
You will be flying to Las Vegas to the famous Consumer Electronics Show in order to sell your new venture.
Each team will build a booth using only their creativity and the materials at hand.
They will pitch in rapid succession to various stakeholders with differing interests.
In the end, an innovation jury will decide on who will receive the prestigious “Most Innovative Venture of the Year” award.

Amphi T, Cercle
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 are invited to this fun, dynamic, energetic visual fair.

Amphi T, Cercle
17.00-17.30

Announcement of winning team and certificates

Amphi T, Cercle
18.00-19.45Royal team challenge @ the Château de Fontainebleau 
Giulia Del Fabbro, Art Historian and Lecturer

Ready to use all your brainpower and creativity engaging in an unplugged team challenge series around the tremendous and very much royal Château de Fontainebleau?
Then follow our royal rock stars through the Alignment, Agility, Regeneration and Soft Skills challenges. We will celebrate our winners with a finale worth the stunning venue.

20.15Meet 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 2020
Provisional price: 210€ (registration will be available in the spring) 

Message to INSEAD alumni celebrating reunions in June 2020
10 March 2020
 
As your promotion plans to celebrate a milestone reunion in June, I am writing to update you on how INSEAD is responding to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and how it may affect your upcoming reunion at the Europe Campus in Fontainebleau. We would also like to express our deepest solidarity with all those who are suffering the most from this international crisis. 
 
We are doing our utmost to keep the Business School for the World as open and collaborative as always, even in light of this unsettling situation. Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of the INSEAD community, which includes our alumni around the world in addition to the faculty, staff, students, and participants who work and study at our campuses and facilities every day. As such, we are taking all necessary measures to protect the health of our community, visitors and partners.
 
The Dean and the school’s executive committee established a cross-departmental working group, which has been meeting daily since January to monitor the situation constantly and decide on appropriate measures and detailed contingency plans. We are employing policies and actions in line with, and beyond, government regulations in all our locations (France, Singapore, UAE, and US) and WHO recommendations. To date, there have been no COVID-19 cases at any of our facilities.
 
Your Reunion
In accordance with guidelines from the French government and INSEAD’s measures, we are proceeding with our plans to welcome alumni on the Europe Campus for the reunion programmes this spring. All aspects of the reunion experience – including the reunion weekend events and the class gift campaigns – will continue as scheduled.
 
Should the circumstances or recommended guidelines change, we will respond swiftly to inform the alumni community of adjustments or cancellations. Our policy for alumni events happening this spring is to provide at least six weeks of notice ahead of the event, in the unfortunate situation that we are required to postpone or cancel the programme. This means that for your reunion weekend taking place 26-28 June, we will confirm any changes by 15 May at the latest.
 
Please note that if we should be required to cancel the reunion weekend, then we will notify everyone who has registered and refund all reunion tickets in full.
 
Europe Campus Guidelines
We are following the current French government guidelines, which seek to avoid and minimise community spread of the virus. Practically, this means that we have imposed strict personal hygiene practices known to stop the spread of the virus, including such measures as: temperature checks, increased cleaning, eliminating physical touch from our daily routine, and social pressure that unwell persons isolate themselves.
 
Additionally, anyone seeking to visit our Europe Campus, including alumni and their families returning for reunions and other programmes, will be required to declare their travel history for the two weeks before accessing INSEAD facilities. Given the evolving situation, we reserve the right to restrict access to individuals based on where they have recently travelled. Additionally, all visitors must undergo a temperature check, and entry is denied to anyone with a temperature of 38°C or above.
 
Current French government guidelines in effect through 15 April disallow gatherings that exceed 1,000 people. As this measure is currently set to expire in advance of our spring reunion programmes, none of our reunions is affected by this rule.


Reliable Information
You can find INSEAD’s most recent updates on the school website. The following links provide trusted, timely information about COVID-19:

World Health Organisation 
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
French Ministry of Health 
Singapore Ministry of Health 
UAE Ministry of Health
US Center for Disease Control  

For questions about your upcoming reunion, please feel free to contact the Reunion team directly at alumni.reunions@insead.edu.

Nida Januskis
Associate Dean, Advancement

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