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 may have heard, the school will launch The Campaign for INSEAD, a capital campaign which will enable us to accelerate the funding of key priorities based on our Values, Vision and Ventures as we advance Business as a Force for Good. I hope you will join us for the launch celebrations on 5th October, more details can be found here.
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 this webpage regularly for updates.
Friday 5 October
An intense half-day of faculty lectures and panel discussions around how businesses can be a force for good. The Conference will also inaugurate the INSEAD Global Institute for Business and Society.
As a reunion attendee, you are welcome to join.
Campaign Launch Celebration
This gala event has been organised to celebrate the launch of the new campaign for INSEAD. As a reunion attendee, you are welcome to join us for an evening of celebration - INSEAD style.
|Château de Fontainebleau|
Saturday 6 October
|8:00||Registration and welcome coffee||Upper Gallery|
Jonathan Story, Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy; The Shell Fellow in Economic Transformation, Emeritus
The EU is embarked on a revolutionary experiment or more exactly on a series of revolutionary experiments. The reasons for this are rooted in the history of the twentieth century; but they are being implemented in the conditions of the 21st. What is crucial in the twenty first century is legitimacy. The EU does not have the legitimacy commensurate with its ambitions. So it either has to cut back on ambitions or to cut back on legitimacy.
INSEAD Present and Future
Nida Januskis, Associate Dean, Advancement
|12:00||Lunch and group photos||INSEAD|
Fireside chat with the Deans
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, Professor of Economics
Business and business schools as "a force for good": wishful thinking or categorical imperative?
Media reports – quasi daily and in many countries - situations where corporations, their leaders and managers, seem to have a broken moral compass inducing negative consequences for people and for the planet. Governments hope to regulate, international organisations put pressure, society reacts negatively while trust in business and in its leaders has vanished, with serious consequences for corporations and for society. Could business schools become a "force for good", having a significant positive impact on business leaders and on their practices? Taking an example from China (with the use of a short case) we will question where change could come from and whether business schools can really do something about it and become "a force for good".
Henri-Claude de Bettignies, Emeritus Professor of Asian Business; The Aviva Chair in Leadership and Responsibility, Emeritus
What's at Play? Fair Process Leadership challenges in Sports
Sports organisations are often plagued by serious governance deficits and dysfunctionalaties. Frans Cornelis experienced them first hand. He used the principles taught at the International Directors Program to identify and fix them. This is a short version of the story of his journey, which is now being transformed into a new INSEAD Governance case study.
Class meetings organised by volunteers or free time
|18:15||Dean's Leadership reception (by invitation only)||Cercle|
|19:30||MBA'62 reunion class dinner kindly hosted by Annie and Claude Rameau|
|20:00||MBA'73, MBA'78, MBA'83J&D, MBA'88J&D Reunion class dinners followed by dancing|
Dress code: black tie/evening dress or cocktail attire/cocktail dress
|Château de Fontainebleau|
Sunday 7 October
MBA'78 class 2 hours walk in forest guided by Luigi Mencarelli
|11:00||Session on mindfulness with Rani Bhatia-Durand, MBA'91D|
Mindfulness practice has been shown to be beneficial in reducing stress and well being in a number of studies. The objective of the session will be on how mindfulness can be useful to your daily lives be at work or at home to create the lives you yearn for.
|12:00||Interested in a farewell lunch on campus? Meet your friends at the INSEAD restaurant. It will be specially open for you and your family until 14:45 (pay as you go)||INSEAD Restaurant|
Dean of INSEAD
Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD
Dean of Degree Programs
Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD
Associate Dean, Advancement, INSEAD
Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy, The Shell Fellow in Economic Transformation, Emeritus
Emeritus Professor of Asian Business, The Aviva Chair in Leadership and Responsibility, Emeritus
Registration and who is coming
Class of MBA'62 - click here
Class of MBA'73 - click here
Class of MBA'78 - click here
Class of MBA'83J - click here
Class of MBA'83D - click here
Class of MBA'88J - click here
Class of MBA'88D - click here
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 AROCT18 as the capacity in Fontainebleau is limited.
Below is a list of hotels including INSEAD residences:
- INSEAD Residences
- Hotels in Fontainebleau
- 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€
La Demeure du Parc boutique hotel
36 rue Paul Seramy
Tel: +33 (0)1 6070 2000
Prices per night: as of 166€
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€
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€
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€
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 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 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].
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).
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 1962
Reunion Class Ambassadors - Philippe Guérin and Lee Remmers
CLASS OF 1978
Reunion Class Ambassador - John Singer
Reunion Committee - Alexandre Paternotte, Michel Blumenthal, Carlos Dexeus, Hermann zu Dohna, Peer Kølendorf, Barry Massey, Sue McInerney, Luigi Mencarelli, Nati Metuki, Ted Sankey, Jean-François Schock, Michael Ullmann
CLASS OF 1983J
Reunion Class Ambassador - Yves Bernheim
Reunion Committee - Frans Cornelis, Anthony Hall, Anthony Palmer, Hélène Ratte
Fund Committee - Yves Bernheim, Frans Cornelis, Andreas Lehmann, Priscilla de Moustier, Anthony Palmer
CLASS OF 1983D
Reunion Class Ambassador - Emmanuel Michau
Class of 1988J
Reunion Class Ambassador - Eric François
Reunion Committee - Domenico Cavaliere, Richard Denzler, Andreas Haindl, Richard Parsonson, Caroline van Scheltinga
Reunion Fund Class Ambassador - Domenico Cavaliere
CLASS OF 1988D
Reunion Class Ambassador - Christian Dreyer
Reunion Committee - Sarah Beseler, James Butler, Sylvie Denoble-Mayer, Morten Eldrup Jorgensen, Karen Fawcett, Peter Lakin, Andrea Majoli, Christopher Mathias, John Redfern, Albert Reiss, Jane Stevensen, Jos van der Hyden, Manuel von Moeller
Reunion Fund Class Ambassadors - Jos van der Hyden and Manuel von Moeller
If you would like to learn more about becoming an alumni volunteer, please contact:
Manager, Alumni and Institutional Events
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 protected].
• 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 [email protected]). 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 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.
• 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/