30 Oct – Screening of 007 Film Pre-Premiere

You are invited to a pre-premier screening of the newest and most expensive and explosive James Bond film ever, Spectre. The INSEAD alumni screening is a week ahead of the worldwide release on November 5, 2015.

spectre 528James Bond Film Pre-Premier, October 30, 2015, Zurich

Spectre features Daniel Craig as a cool blonde Bond and co-starring Christoph Waltz who is already being touted as a Bond film’s “best villain”. Other stars include Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Monica Belluci who is still stunning and at the age of 50 is the most senior bond girl ever. Open to INSEAD Alumni, SAMBAplus members, friends and partners. The event takes place at Sihlcity cinemas and includes an apéro with Bond’s famous cocktails.

Key Facts

When: Friday, October 30, 2015, Apéro from 19:00; Film starts at 20:15

Where: Arena Cinemas, Sihlcity, Kalanderpl. 1, 8045 Zurich, free seating

Tickets: CHF 35 for Swiss NAA Members & partner / CHF 60 for Alumni non-NAA Members & partner.


Tickets for sale on amiando.com/INSEADBond

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Zürich Chapter

Alexander Wyss, MBA 01D, Chapter President

Esther Pfister Sutter, MBA 09D, Event Organizer

[email protected]

22 Oct – INSEAD Salon Conversations 2015 in Zurich

Nov2014_Salon Conversation_EventJoin us for Salon Conversations, a unique and popular event format that brings together Alumni from different backgrounds for an evening of interesting discussion in a cultivated atmosphere.

INSEAD Salon Conversations 2015, October 22, 2015 Zurich

This year Salon Conversations takes place in the “White Rose” dining room at the historical Zunfthaus zur Saffran. If you have never attended a Swiss INSEAD Alumni event, this is one to try! It is intimate and informal: no PowerPoint slides, no microphones and no fixed agenda! Instead, you are seated at a table hosted by an Alum who speaks on a business topic close to their heart. Open to INSEAD Alumni and their spouses/partners, this event is limited to 30 places. Tickets will go fast, so book early.

Table Hosts and Topics

How to take your idea and run with it

David Allemann, AMP 06Oct,
Co-Founder, On AG

Based in Zurich-Zollikon, On is a hot new sports brand and maker of the world’s “fastest” running shoes. LinkedIn

Doing (healthcare) business in Asia

Andreas Amrein, MBA 98,
President, Accutest International

Working for Novartis, Abbott and Accutest, Andreas has twelve years of leadership experience in Asia LinkedIn

The art of turnaround investments

Giulio de Lucia, MBA 00J,
Co-Founder/CEO Fides Business Partner

Having worked for ABB, BCG, KPMG and OC Oerlikon, Giulio co-founded Fides, a private equity firm focused on investments in small and medium-sized enterprises. LinkedIn

Emerging markets – What’s next?

Dr Constantin Vayenas, IEP01Feb, Former Head of Emerging Markets Research, UBS Wealth Management

Costa has worked at UBS Investment Bank in London and New York, and at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich since 2007. For more background, please see EIU Insights 

National stock exchange in a global world

Urs Widmer, MBA 98D, Head Business & Market Development, Member Management Committee SIX Swiss Exchange

With 20 years of experience in financial services (banking, insurance) and management consulting (McKinsey), Urs Widmer has been in top management at SIX since 2012. LinkedIn

Key Facts

When:  Thursday, October 22, 2015, 18:45 to 21:00
Where: Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zürich
Tickets: CHF 75 for Swiss NAA Members & partner / CHF 120 for Alumni non-NAA Members & partner


Tickets for sale on amiando.com/INSEADSalon

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Zürich Chapter
Alexander Wyss, MBA ‘01D, Chapter President
Chandra P. Leo, MBA ‘02D, Event Organizer
[email protected]

15 Oct – Basel Get-Together with INSEAD Healthcare Trekkers

Basel Get-Together with INSEAD Healthcare Trekkers, October 15, 2015

Join the Basel Chapter in welcoming current MBAs visiting the city on a Healthcare Trek. Our rather active current INSEAD MBA students are coming to Switzerland on another Healthcare Trek. This time to visit Novartis, Bayer and Roche. Join our get together at Noohn, known for its fine sushi and relaxed ambience. It will be a fun networking event with the students, particularly for those of you working in healthcare. Bring a friend or colleague!

Key Facts
When: Thursday, October 15,  2015 19:00
Where: Noohn Lounge Bar, Henric Petri-Strasse 12, 4051 Basel


To register your participation, please email [email protected] with “Basel Healthcare” in the subject line. Pay as you go for cocktails and drinks. If you have to cancel, please let us know.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland

Marc Galin, MBA 99J, Basel Chapter President

Radoslav Vasilev, MBA 12J, Event Organizer

15 Oct – Fireside Chat with Index Ventures’ Bernard Dallé, hosted by IPEC in GE

Meet Bernard Dallé, a partner at Index Ventures. This is your chance to ask a seasoned insider about the latest VC trends and how to manage a portfolio with entrepreneurs in 30 countries at a special event hosted by the INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC) Geneva chapter.

Fireside Chat with Bernard Dallé, October 15, 2015

With offices in Geneva, London and San Francisco, Index Ventures is a multi-stage VC fund manager with a track record that includes Skype, Zendesk, and King Digital Entertainment. It has raised 7 venture capital funds totalling US$3 bln since 2005. It also now offers a 3 year venture associate program for pre or post-MBAs. This will be an intimate informal event in a convivial setting, moderated by Pan Pan, MBA 03J, Pantèra Ventures. Seating is limited to 30 so book early for a fun and informative evening event followed by networking apéro.

Bernard Dallé, Partner, Index Ventures

Bernard has been with Index Ventures for 18 years. He currently manages operations and serves on the boards of Mimecast and BaseCRM. Before taking on his current role, he led the fund’s software investments. Prior to Index Ventures, Bernard was a McKinsey consultant and held roles in IT and finance with Procter & Gamble. He has a MSc. Electrical Engineering from EPFL and a MBA from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Business.

Key Facts

When: Thursday October 15, 2015

Where: Restaurant la Broche, Rue Du Stand 36, 1204 Geneva

Tickets: CHF 50 for INSEAD NAA members / CHF 75 for Non-Members and Guests.

Max seating: 30 participants


18:00 to 18:30: Registration

18:30 to 19:30: Talk and Q&A

19:30 to 21:00: Networking Apèro


Online: amiando.com/indexinseadINSEAD Alumni Association SwitzerlandLudovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President

Pan Pan Pan, MBA 03J, CAIA, IPEC Geneva

Roman Pelka, MBA 00J, CAIA, IPEC Geneva

[email protected]

2 Oct & 9 Oct – Skyguide Air Traffic Guided Tours, Geneva

Fully booked ! Join us for a tour of Skyguide’s Cointrin Airport traffic control centre, a social event for alumni and their families.

INSEAD Skyguide Guided Tour, Geneva, October 2 & 9, 2015

Everything you always wanted to know about Air Traffic Control but were afraid to ask. Skyguide manages one of the most complex and busiest airspaces in Europe. This is your chance to see what it is like to manage a safe and high reliability organization. The two hour guided tour includes the technical installations and facilities, plus the ATC room and the control tower.  Open to INSEAD Alumni, their partners and family, the group size is limited to 10 persons on each tour.

Key Facts

When:  Friday October 2 (09:00) & October 9, 2015 (13:30)

Where:  Route de l’Aéroport 1 1215 Meyrin

Meeting Point:  Meet at Skyguide entrance.

Access Plan: Download detailed view of Airport and access to Skyguide pdf.

Tickets: CHF 50 per person

Security With the registration, enter a valid ID-Number. The same ID document must be available on the visit date.

Parking: Participants should park at the ICC or the P51 lots. Both are next to the Skyguide entrance. Arrivals by train should follow the signs for the P51 parking.


Online: amiando.com/SKYINSEAD

Deadline for booking is Tuesday September 22, 2015 as the ID information needs to be cleared by Skyguide security.


INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter PresidentSébastien Simon, MBA 88D Event Organizer[email protected]