Perfect for those just starting to learn about wine, the Old World classics tasting explores eight of Europe’s signature red and white wine regions. We’ll delve into world-famous grape varieties in their native soils and discuss how regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja and Barolo became benchmarks for wine excellence. We’ll also demystify some of the complex labelling terms and jargon surrounding these wines. The evening will be led by Lucy Stevenson, DipWSET.

Entrepreneurs’ Group – Business Angels

November 6, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For the 25th event in the series, we are bringing together more business angels and start-ups. We will select six to eight companies to present to the people with the know-how to help or the cash to invest. This is your chance to play a crucial and fulfilling role if you’re a business angel with resources, time to mentor or would like to be on our expert panel.

First Thursday Monthly Drinks – November

November 7, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us at All Bar One Victoria for our final monthly drinks of the year. With an extensive wine and spirit list, bottled beers and contemporary cocktails this is the perfect place to unwind with friends. Look out for the INSEAD signs.

INSEAD Supper Club

November 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our autumn Supper Club is hosted by Priyanka Raj Prakash (MBA 14J Partner), professionally trained cook and food blogger. The 18-person dinner in the heart of Notting Hill, will present modern interpretations of heart-warming Indian and Middle-Eastern classics – allowing alumni to try new flavours and mix between promotions in an intimate environment.

PropTech is gaining momentum and is about to disrupt the real estate industry, having attracted global funding of $20Bn in 2018 with the emergence of a few unicorns like WeWork and Airbnb. The global industry is valued at $280 trillion. Real estate lags behind in adopting new technologies, athough PropTech has the potential to overtake FinTech.

Whilst the radical groups Gilets Jaune and Extinction Rebellion may dominate the sustainability headlines, the finance industry has been helping build a more sustainable future. From climate bonds to sustainable investing, opportunities are arising as new policies and governance shape the future. And as financial institutions increasingly integrate sustainability into mainstream activities, the financial community can be a force for good. Hear from our panel of experts about recent trends and opportunities in sustainable finance, and how you can get involved or lead this transformation – as they did!

Where is the balance between technological advance and a skilled workforce? How is the labour market changing and how can organisations profit from understanding the need to balance human talent with online tools? Our panel will look at what the fast-moving developments mean. They will consider whether ‘human capital’ is best managed by other humans and the role of technology in helping companies and people work better, using tools such as online marketplaces that match talent with jobs, software and SaaS for talent acquisition, talent management, core HR (payroll, time and attendance).

You are invited to join a small gathering in one of London’s secret hideaways for a convivial lunch with wine and great conversation! Jenny Walton (IEP 01) will be on hand while you catch up with the gossip and with old friends from your INSEAD days. Swap stories about some of the great things you experienced then, from cultural highlights to the famed ‘white heat of technology’ – and ponder why the music was so much better then!

Entrepreneurs’ Group: Start-up Bootcamp

From November 29, 2019 to December 1, 2019

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to start your own venture? How far would you need to go to make it happen? Get ready for an intense and fast-paced 48-hour workshop which takes you on a real life entrepreneurial journey!