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 am excited to share 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 54,000 Alumni in 170 countries united, as we create an ambitious future for INSEAD.
Friday 25 May
|13.00||Registration and refreshments||Upper Gallery|
|13.30-18.00||Children's camp (only for children above 3 are admitted)||Euro Asia Centre|
Choice of faculty sessions:
|Happiness Laboratory Five Simple Steps for Living a More Satisfied Life|
Randel Carlock, Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership
|F is for Failure. How to bounce back from career setbacks?|
Kaisa Snellman, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour
David Young, Professor of Accounting and Control
|Pleasure, size and food marketing|
Pierre Chandon, The L'Oréal Chaired Professor of Marketing - Innovation and Creativity and Director, INSEAD Sorbonne Behavioral Lab
|Overcoming Barriers to Women Leadership|
Xiaowei Rose Luo, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
|Amphi de Vitry|
|15.30||Coffee break||Camembert area|
|16.00-17.00||MBA'2008J Class meeting|
Followed by class picture outside
MBA'2013J Class meeting
Stand up comedy
Also time for speed networking and business cards exchange, find out more about the range of ways about how you can contribute your time
|19.30||Barbecue for all classes ||On campus|
Saturday 26 May
|08.00-09.00||Registration and welcome coffee||Upper Gallery|
|08.00-18.00||Children's camp (only for children above 3 are admitted)||Euro Asia Centre|
The Digital Transformation of Business, Society and…INSEAD!
Plenary session - Video
|12.00-13.00||MBA'2008D Class meeting|
Followed by class picture outside
|12.00-13.00||Class picture outside MBA'2013D|
Followed by Class meeting
|14.30-15.00||Fireside chat with the Deans|
Loving Work … or Love & Work? The pursuit of meaning and desire in contemporary careers
|Amphi A and amphi B|
|17.30-18.45||Soccer, rugby, basket ball games|
Please send us an email to compose your team
INSEAD Fitness offers showers and towels
|17.30-18.30||Q&A session about INSEAD LaunchPad at Station F, with Nancy Hsieh||Amphi B|
|18.30-19.30||Dean's Leadership reception (by invitation only)||Cercle|
|22.00-03.30||Chateau de Fontainebleau|
Sunday 27 MAY
|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|
Pierre Chandon - Slides here
Traditional policy solutions to the obesity epidemic (warnings, labels, taxes, bans) generate strong resistance because they are perceived as restricting choice and stifling business. The traditional industry response, food reformulation, is mistrusted on both hedonic and health grounds and can lead to overeating because of “health halos”. More fundamentally, obesity is largely driven by supersized food portions, yet, our efforts to fight it have focused on trying to influence what people eat instead of how much they eat. It is time to consider another approach, one focused on fighting obesity by making people happier to spend more for less food, a triple win for public health, business, and eating enjoyment.
David Young - Slides here Video here
This session explores the subject of transfer pricing, today’s most controversial issue in global taxation. We discuss the nature of the controversy, how practice has evolved in recent years, and efforts by fiscal authorities around the world to reduce corporate tax evasion. We will also see how many companies routinely adopt sub-optimal transfer pricing policies by focusing exclusively on tax aspects to the exclusion of agency-cost considerations. As a result, they create perverse incentives for their managers without even being aware of it.
Randel Carlock - Slides here and Gratitude Poem here
It is often repeated that money cannot make you happy or give you satisfaction. This is especially true for successful people, where a complex set of social, economic and psychological forces impact directly on individuals and families, making it a challenge to have a happy and meaningful life. Building on his therapy training and the latest positive psychology research, Carlock has developed an experiential workshop that teaches individuals how to bring more happiness into their lives by changing their behaviors and attitudes. The power of the workshop is that the behaviors and thinking it teaches help people move beyond the demands of their careers and daily lives and explore factors within their control to influence feelings of wellbeing.
Xiaowei Rose Luo Video here
One of the most powerful findings across social sciences is that perception may be different from reality, but nonetheless shapes individuals’ ways of thinking, decision-making, and the macro organizational and social structures. What are some of the powerful perceptions and assumptions we hold about women’ career and leadership roles? For instance, are women less likely to have broader and higher visions, less effective at negotiation, less confident, and less dedicated to career advancement? How do these shared and internalized views impede women’s leadership potential? How can we break such internal hurdles and help foster new norms in our organizations? We will discuss these issues and hope to arrive at a deeper self understanding and some actionable measures to start the transformational process within us!
Gianpiero Petriglieri and Jennifer Petriglieri - No slide, no video.
Once upon a time, most people had separate personal and professional lives. Duty was public and desire, private. Or so the story went. These days, those boundaries have blurred. Most of us aspire to infuse our work with personal meaning and have passion for what we do. We no longer have careers, we have working lives. This session will be about what it takes to live and work that way—and what it might give us. We’ll draw on Gianpiero’s research on turning a working life into a life’s work and on Jennifer’s research on the life cycle of dual career couples. But mostly we’ll do real work, together. You’ll have a chance to read and discuss a case study, share your insights, and work on your questions. In other words, you will be back in class—for real. Just this time, with both of us. Come prepared to work. We hope you’ll end up loving it.
The presentations, slides or videos that the professors will be happy to share will be available after the event.
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.
Please refer to this document for a list of partner hotels near campus.
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 concult the Morning croissant website. The booking process is entirely online, secured and quite straightforward.
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 packets and badges. The registration desks will be open Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
The dress code will be business casual for the on-campus events and the INSEAD Summer Ball will be black tie.
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.
Alumni football and rugby match with current students
All players must have personal liability insurance coverage to participate in the football and rugby match. INSEAD will not be held responsible and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any claims and ontroversies that may arise from the event.
Most reunion events are not suitable for younger children. A list of babysitters is available upon request (please contact us at [email protected]). 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 protected]
Bring your family; children are welcome to attend (no cost for ages 0-5).
Group photos will be taken on Friday afternoon or Saturday at lunchtime. Please check your class on the programme section. These photos will be emailed to you after the reunion.
Making it happen
Get involved in the reunion organisation – Make the difference for this alumni reunion weekend.
INSEAD would like to thank our Leadership Reunion volunteers:
10 year-reunions - MBA'08J&D
Class of 2008J
Social committee: Loïc Wagner, Gabriel Farias
Fund committee: Nikolay Iankov, Catarina Abrantes, Chianoo Adrian
Class of 2008D:
Social and fund committee: Catherine Waldby, Jo Bertram, Silvia Benedetto, Carrie Chan Kai Yi, Ying Chen, Joanne Huang, Radhika Kapur, Davinia Jash, Alex Lauder, Angelique Mannella, Benjamin Meyer, Shyam Shah, Dirk Struycken,
5 year-reunions - MBA'13J&D
Class of 2013J:
Social committee: Nikhil Bhandarkar, Guénaël Wagner, Hannah Li and Pavan Konanur
Fund committee: Adriaan Bloys Van Treslong and Alex Paternotte de la Vaillée
Class of 2013D:
Social committee: Jackie Lee, Kome Ajegbo, Vrinda Singh, Lina Nguyen, Utkarsh Amitabh
Fund committee: Chai Shetty, Elisabeth Karolyi, Kathleen Kuo, Corey Lomas
If you would like to learn more about the INSEAD Giving opportunities or to have more details about your own giving history, please contact Anna or Andy.
Associate Director of Advancement
Students and Young Alumni (5Y reunions)
Tel: +33 1 60 72 90 44
Email: [email protected]
Development Manager (10Y reunions)
Tel: +33 1 60 72 43 47
Email: [email protected]
To access the reunion class gift pages, click here under on you promotion
Share the reunion weekend with your family. Your partner and your children are also invited to celebrate the reunion. All reunion activities are not suitable for children.
INSEAD has organised Children’s Camp so your children will enjoy the weekend while you and your partner enjoy the reunion.
Friday and Saturday
Children’s Camp will be available on-campus for children aged 3 to 12. Children will enjoy different activities (drawing, games,…).
The Children’s Camp is organised by Magma Top Fun Anim’. The Top Fun programme has been conceived and implemented in partnership with a team of educators to ensure the pedagogical value of the proposed activities which also respect the natural rhythm of the child.
The Camp Team
As required by law, the Top Fun staffing levels will be a minimum of 1 childcare provider per 8 children. The team will be composed of childcare providers, of which all are holders of a BAFA, BAFD as well as BSC1 diplomas.
The Leadership Team
The leadership of the team is provided by a Top Fun Anim Activities Manager, experienced in directing children’s activities. Qualifications of the manager include a BAFA (Brevet d’Aptitude aux Fonctions d’Animateur) and an AFPS (Attestation de Formation aux Premiers Secours). Insurance - Top Fun’s insurance coverage is provided by the insurance group RC Organisation for professional liability.
Bring your children with you to the casual family barbecue on campus. There is no cost for children under 6.
Additional services available during the reunion
The family room
INSEAD is unable to provide childcare for children under the age of 3. 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.
If you need a babysitter during the weekend, we can provide you with a list of babysitters, please contact us at [email protected]. if you wish to receive a copy of this list.
Any arrangements are to be made directly with the babysitter. Parents and babysitters must deal directly with each other for all questions of scheduling, availability and payment.
Frequently asked questions
• Can I register on the phone?
The registration section will be open in February 2018. (Reunion and summer ball tickets)
If you cannot access the registration website or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
• What's the cost of the weekend?
The reunion weekend on campus is 60 euros (including the welcome barbecue on Friday and the Saturday lunch)
The summer ball ticket at the Chateau is 294 euros (including stand-up dinner, drinks and champagne)
REUNION PRICING AND CANCELLATION POLICY
In order to provide you with quality service, INSEAD will apply the following refund policy:
- 50% refund until 8 April 2018 (included)
- 25% refund from 9 April to 20 May 2018 (registration closing)
- No refund possible after 20 May 2018
INSEAD reminds its customers that, in accordance with the provisions of article L. 132-2 of the French Monetary and Financial Code, an order or commitment to pay with a credit card or debit card cannot be reversed or modified. The payment may be cancelled only in the event of loss, theft, fraudulent use of the card (or the data related to its use), or of insolvency or bankruptcy of the recipient. In the event of a customer’s failure to comply with the above regulations, INSEAD reserves the right to initiate any necessary procedure in order to obtain damages.
• I have forgotten my login and password...
To reset your password: http://iforgot.insead.edu/ If you do not know your credentials please contact the 24/7 service desk at [email protected] stating your full name, programme and date of graduation.
• 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.
• What's the format of the Saturday Lunch?
Back to old times at INSEAD, Sodexo, the caterer, will open the INSEAD restaurant. 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 INSEAD Summer Ball will be black tie.
• How can I find a babysitter?
A list of babysitters is available upon request - please contact us at [email protected]
• 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.
The INSEAD Private Equity Conference
IPEC hosts a number of events throughout the year which are geared towards students planning careers as:
- General partners in any aspect of private equity (venture capital, buyout, turnaround, real estate, mezzanine, or social venture capital)
- Investors in private equity funds (pension funds, funds of funds or secondaries)
- Advisers to private equity funds (placement agents, investment bankers, strategy consultants, auditors, lawyers)
- Entrepreneurs or financial managers planning to raise capital from private equity sources.
The Annual INSEAD Private Equity Conferences, in Fontainebleau and Asia, are Europe’s and Asia’s largest MBA student-run private equity events. The Conferences provide an exceptional forum for discussions of the latest industry developments and market conditions, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The INSEAD Private Equity Conferences are distinguished by their professional and friendly campus atmosphere, with extended access to private equity practitioners and IPEC Members.
16th INSEAD Private Equity Conference
Date: 25 May 2018
Venue: INSEAD Campus, Boulevard de Constance, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
More informationa nd registration, click here