18 Jan INSEAD Ski Weekend, Verbier

Dear INSEADers,
We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the twenty-first annual INSEAD Verbier Ski Weekend on January 18 to January 20, 2019!

INSEAD Ski Weekend, Verbier
January 18, 2019
Join us for the 21st edition of the Annual INSEAD Verbier Ski Weekend. It takes place on Jan 18-20, 2019. Meet friends new and old. Participation in the skiing activities is free but we do ask that you register yourself and guests. There will be an optional group dinner at Scalco Restaurant on Saturday night. A separate booking for the dinner is required. It is advisable to book accommodation as early as possible due to the high demand during that period. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you and your guests in January!

Key Facts
When: Friday January 18  to Sunday January 20, 2019
Where: Verbier, Switzerland
Registration for Ski Weekend:
Registration for three-course dinner at Scalco :

When: January 19, 2019
Where: Scalco, Bagnes, Chemin des Moulins 5, 1936 Bagnes
Prices: CHF 95 per person until December 15, 2018 // CHF 115 per person  from December 16, 2018 to January 11, 2019

Recommended accommodations:
In addition to hotel tips below, a decent choice of apartments is available on booking.com or Airbnb.
– Hotel Cordée des Alpes
– Hotel Monpelier (code PROMO8 for 8% discount)
– Hotel Vanessa
Budget (at Le Châble):
– A Lârze
– Una Lodge

Ski rental:
Mountain Air shop in Verbier is kindly offering a 20% discount for those of us wishing to rent mountain and/or ski gear. Simply mention to them that you are from “INSEAD” during your rental.

Alumni Association Switzerland
Dimitri Vaharis, MBA’17, Event Organizer
Ramon Portas, MBA’03, Event Organizer
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
[email protected]

4 Oct Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn

Dear INSEAD Alumni,
You are invited to join the Basel Chapter for an informal get-together after work on October 4, 2018.

Basel After Work Drinks at Noohn
October 4, 2018
Join us for a relaxing and fun social event at Noohn, known for its sushi and relaxed ambience. If you are new to Basel or in town for the evening, don’t miss this one. Located near the Basel main train station, Noohn is one of the Basel Chapter’s favourite locations for drinks and networking. Bring a friend or colleague!

Key Facts
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 18:30
Where: Noohn Lounge Bar, Henric Petri-Strasse 12, 4051 Basel
Registration: Please register on XING to let us know how many people to expect https://de.xing-events.com/NOOHN2018
Tickets: Participation is free. Drinks and food are not included. It is a pay-as-you-go event.

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Marc Galin, MBA 99J, Basel Chapter President
[email protected]

3 Oct INSEAD Professor Mark Stabile: New ideas about income inequality in a digitalizing world

Dear Alumni, You are invited to an evening conference featuring INSEAD’s Mark Stabile. The evening conference will take place in Zurich and is open to INSEAD alumni and guests. INSEAD Professor Mark Stabile: New ideas about income inequality in a digitalizing world, Zurich October 3, 2018

The global top 1% is getting wealthier faster while the global bottom 50% is stagnating. Healthcare costs are growing quickly, putting an increasing burden on people and countries. Automation is affecting jobs and skills. These economic and technological trends have the potential to negatively affect business, politics, and society. One of the people speaking about solutions is INSEAD professor Mark Stabile. He will analyze these trends, comment on their destabilizing impact and explore some of the solutions that are being discussed by governments, business and civil society.

Of all the issues facing the world today, wealth inequality ranks as one of the most critical, according to Jim Stone, an economics scholar and the founder and CEO of the Plymouth Rock Group of Companies. “It has enormous consequences for the future of mankind,” he says. Identifying those consequences is one of the core goals of The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality, a new centre established at INSEAD through a $2.5 million gift from Jim and his wife, Cathleen. The centre, directed by Prof. Mark Stabile, aims to become the leading venue for the research and teaching of wealth inequality issues, and complements other research funded by the Stones at public policy schools, such as the Harvard Kennedy School.

Mark Stabile Professor of Economics, INSEAD Mark Stabile is the Stone Chaired Professor in Wealth Inequality and a Professor of Economics at INSEAD. He directs the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality. From 2007 to 2015, Professor Stabile was the founding Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is a Policy Fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance where he worked on tax, health, and education policy. His recent work focuses on inequality, poverty, child health, health care financing, and tax policy. He advised Governments of the United States, Canada, and Ontario, among others, on health care reform and programmes to reduce child poverty. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics and the Journal of Health Economics, Policy, and Law. Professor Stabile has a PhD from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Toronto.

Key Facts

When: Wednesday October 3, 2018 18:30 Where: Haus Zum Rüden, Limmatquai 54, 8001 Zurich Tickets: CHF 60 for Swiss NAA Members / CHF 90 for Alumni non-NAA Members & Guests Registration: On XING Events https://de.xing-events.com/MARKSTABILE

Program 18:30 Welcome and Reception 19:00 Talk and Q&A Session 20:00 Apéro Riche INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland  Richard Bissonnet, MBA’81, Event Organizer Outi Raty, MBA’02J, Event Organizer Reto Gygax, MBA’13D, Zurich Chapter President [email protected]

28 Sep ChangeNow Alumni Conference + Breakfast @Station F Paris

Attend the largest Business for Good conference in the world and meet the most inspiring changemakers at an exclusive, pan-Europe INSEAD alumni breakfast in Station F, PARIS.

The Hoffman Global Institute for Business and Society, in partnership with the Changenow Summit team, are organizing a special event for INSEAD alumni at the Changenow Summit in Paris on the 28th of September. Follow this link for details and information about the special offer for alumni (valid until Sept 12)

INSEAD alumni breakfast in Station F, PARIS.

30 Oct Blockchain in the Real World, Geneva – FULLY BOOKED


Dear Alumni,
You are invited to an EPFL Alumni evening conference about the potential of Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies at Campus Biotech in Geneva.









Blockchain in the Real World, Geneva
October 30, 2018
The EPFL Alumni invites INSEAD alumni to a Blockchain panel discussion featuring a great lineup of speakers with diverse expertise, including executives from the ICRC (non-profit), IBM Research, Metaco (Fintech), State of Geneva (eGovernment), EPFL and Temenos (Fintech). During the conference, EPFL Professor Bryan Ford will set the scene with an overview of Blockchain and forthcoming developments. A networking dinner will follow the panel discussion. Join alumni from EPFL and IMD to explore the benefits and hurdles of Blockchain and impact it will have on our world. Book early to make sure you get a seat!


18:00  Welcome address, Leïla Ojjeh, EPFL Alumni Director
18:10  Blockchain & Security Technologies
Bryan Ford, Associate Professor, Decentralized and Distributed Systems Lab, EPFL
18:25  How will Blockchain transform the State Administration
Gianfranco Moi, Deputy Director General of the Directorate of Economic Development, Research and Innovation, State of Geneva (EPFL alumnus EL’82)
18:35 Technology for Humanitarian Sector: An ICRC Perspective
Charlotte Lindsey Curtet, Director Digital Transformation and Data, International Committee of the Red Cross
18:45 Smart Contracts without Cryptocurrency: Supply Chains, Provenance and Identity Management
Marko Vukolić, Research Staff Member, IBM Research (EPFL alumnus PhD SC’08)
18:55 Enabling Safe Storage of Cryptoassets
Adrien Treccani, CEO & Founder, Metaco (EPFL alumnus BSc IN’08 & MSc IF’10)
19:05 Panel discussion moderated by Ben Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of MarketPlace, Temenos
19:45 Cocktail dinner and networking
21:45 End of the event

Key Facts

When: Tuesday, October 30 2018 18:00
Where: Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève Switzerland
Tickets:  CHF 60 INSEAD alumni
On XING https://fr.xing-events.com/XGWVZVG.html?page=1600610

INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mina Draganova, MAP’17J, Geneva Chapter President
Leila Ojjeh, MBA’01D, Event Organizer
[email protected]