Jun 18 Sasso San Gottardo Experience

You are cordially invited, together with friends and significant others, to join us on the Gotthard Pass to visit one of the most remarkable national monuments of Switzerland, along with alumni from Fletcher, Oxbridge and Harvard.

The Secret Fortress of Sasso San Gottardo, Saturday June 18, 2016
Sasso San Gottardo, the largest Swiss fortress of the 20th century, formerly known as the fortress Sasso da Pigna, was one of the foundations of the Swiss national defence system both during WW II and the Cold War. Open to the public since August 2012, the installation also houses the largest and most beautiful crystals in the world. This joint event created by the Oxbridge, INSEAD and Fletcher alumni clubs is a unique opportunity to better understand the historical context of Switzerland’s position within Europe today Guests will be welcomed by Dr. Riccardo Jagmetti, a professor and former president of the Swiss Upper House, who will talk about the strategic dilemmas Switzerland faced during WW II. Dr. Alfred Markwalder, a former general, responsible for the Gotthard region, and chairman of the Sasso San Gottardo foundation will give us a guided tour through the former fortress.  We look forward to seeing you on June 18, 2016.More….

Prof. Dr. emeritus Riccardo Jagmetti

Former Federal Council Member
Riccardo Jagmetti was a Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the ETH. He served as a Member of Zurich State Parliament 1971 to 1983, and was Member of Federal Council of States (Senate) from 1983-1995, chairing it from 1993 to 1994. During his military service, he was a Colonel in the Staff of Alpine Army Corps in charge of road and rail transport in the Alpine Region. Riccardo Jagmetti is a federal and cantonal attorney. He studied law in Zurich, Geneva and Paris, attaining a Doctor of Law at the University of Zurich.

Dr. Alfred Markwalder

President of the Sasso San Gottardo Foundation
Alfred Markwalder began his career at IBM Switzerland and IBM Europe. He then became National Armaments Director and Member of the Board at Ministry of Defence. He was a regiment commander during his military service and served as commander of the Gotthard Brigade from 1998 to 2000. He studied economics, achieving a doctorate in 1973 and was an assistant at Professor University of Bern.

Key Facts

When: Saturday June 18, 2016
Where: Gotthard Passhöhe  (Gotthardstrasse between Airolo and Andermatt at 2,108 meters)
Tickets: CHF 70.00 (price includes entry ticket to Sasso San Gottardo fortress and lunch)
On Xing Events https://en.xing-events.com/SASSOALUMCLUBS.html
Due to capacity constraint, it is advisable to register as early as possible.

Clothing: The fortress is cool (18 degrees Celsius) and the tunnel system can be slightly slippery. It is therefore advisable to wear suitable clothing and footwear.
Unofficial Dinner: Participants might opt to have dinner in small groups at the Hotel Chedi in Andermatt after the event on their own initiative. For those of you who wish to have dinner at Chedi, public transportation is as follows.

Andermatt ab 21:28h
Göschenen an: 21:42h
Göschenen ab: 22:11h
Zürich an: 23:51h
From Chedi to Bahnhof Andermatt it is 5 minutes

Bus Service:  A bus service is available from Göschenen for transport to the Gotthard Pass.
Capacity: 40
Cost: CH 20 per person

Shuttle bus
10:50 from Göschenen to arrive on the Gotthard Pass between 11:00-11:15.
Passengers have time for coffee  in the Hospiz on the pass before walking to the Sasso San Gottardo (walking distance = 5 minutes). The light lunch starts there at 12:00.
16:45  return Göschenen to arrive there before 17:11 in time for train to Arth-Goldau
Any questions, please send an email to [email protected].

11:45  Arrival of participants at Sasso San Gottardo (Located 300m from the Gotthard Pass. Parking is available in front of the entrance gate).
12:00  Crystal Hall: Light Lunch
12:45  Lecture Hall: “The Strategic Status of the Gotthard” by Prof. Dr. emeritus Riccardo Jagmetti
13:15  Break for 15 minutes
13:30  Guided tour by Dr. Alfred Markwalder
16:30  Lecture Hall: Closing Remarks

Alumni Club Event Hosts
Dr. Rebekka Greminger, President, Oxbridge  Alumni Club
Dr. Alexander Wyss, President, Zurich Chapter INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Joachim Jan Thraen, President, Fletcher Alumni Club

Jun 17 ArtBasel Tour & Cocktail & Dinner

The Basel Chapter is delighted to invite you to the annual INSEAD Art Basel experience with tours and refreshments kindly sponsored by Audemars Piguet and Davidoff Cigars.

Online at xing-events.com/INSEADARTBL16

INSEAD Art Basel 2016, Friday, June 17, 2016
We are excited to announce that this year’s INSEAD Art Basel experience will once again feature activities sponsored by Audemars Piguet and Davidoff Cigars. You are invited to stop at the Davidoff Cigar lounge anytime during your visit to sample a drink, a Davidoff cigar, or both. We have also arranged four one hour tours of highlights of Art Basel 2016. You can register for one of the four tour groups (limited to 10 people per group) when buying tickets. All tours start with a cocktail at the Audemars Piguet lounge. We look forward to welcoming you to Basel in June!

Key Facts

When: Friday June 17, 2016, 11:00 to 19:00
Where: MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel)
Tickets: NAA Members CHF 53.00 /  NAA Member & Partner CHF 106.00
INSEAD Alumni Non-Member CHF 80.00 / INSEAD Alumni Non-Member & Partner CHF 160.00
All tickets are valid for exhibition entry anytime during the day.

When reserving tickets, you will be asked to select one of the 4 guided tour times. All tours are in English. They begin with a cocktail at Audemars Piguet Lounge.

11:00 Doors open. Exhibition tickets at Audemars Piguet VIP desk in Hall 5
13:00 Tour Group 1 Meet at Audemars Piguet Lounge
15:00 Tour Group 2 Meet at Audemars Piguet Lounge
17:00 Tour Groups 3 & 4 Meet at Audemars Piguet Lounge
19:00 Art Basel closes for the day

Online at xing-events.com/INSEADARTBL16

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Marc Galin, MBA 99J, Basel Chapter President
Monika Naef, IEP FS 02, Basel Chapter Treasurer
[email protected]

Jun 15 l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Répétition privée de l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, June 15, 2016

Join us for a very special evening featuring the music of Beethoven, Bruch and Mendelssohn at Victoria Hall in Geneva organized by the Association of the Friends of the OSR. You are invited to a special performance by l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, featuring violinist Ray Chen, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. This special event requires you to send your details to theAssociation of the Friends of the OSR to receive your tickets and receipts. An invoice will be sent to you. It should be paid before the event. Deadline to register is June 9, 2016. Point of contact for any questions regarding the event is [email protected] or +41 22 328 0780 Répétition privée de l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, June 15, 2016

Key Facts

When: Wednesday June 15, 2016 19:15 to 23:30
Where: Victoria Hall – 14, rue du Général Dufour, 1204 Genève
Price: CHF 60 INSEAD Alumni (NAA members and non-members)

Provide the following details before June 9, 2016 in an an email to[email protected] or via post (to Association des Amis de l’OSR –  Place du Cirque 2, Case Postale 5255, CH-1211-Genève-11)

Nom /Prénom  / Adresse / Code postal / Ville/ E-mail /Téléphone portable:
Répétition et dîner dès 22H00
J’inscris  __ personnes x 60 CHF = … CHF

Une facture et un BVR pour les repas au restaurant vous seront envoyés, à régler avant l’événement.

19:15 Ticket pick up
19:30 Music concert (rehearsal version)
22:00 Dinner at Le Lyrique with special guests

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Ludovic Choppin, MBA 12D, Geneva Chapter President