Tourism and its desirability is a challenge posed to countries the world over and Scotland is no exception. In 2019, tourism brought £11 billion to the Scottish economy, against a backdrop of increasing resentment amongst local residents in some rural and island communities as well as the main cities. As the industry tries to look beyond Covid, and the Scottish Government and local councils try to balance the demand for tourism with the needs of the residents, our four speakers give their perspectives on the industry and will take questions. There will be an opportunity to network afterwards.

Have ever wondered as you go back to your home how come we have people sleeping in doorways nowadays?

Join Françoise Call and speakers from Centrepoint and St Mungo’s to hear more about the causes of homelessness in the UK and what is being done to tackle it.

PE and VC Group: Summer Spritz

June 17, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join colleagues in Private Equity and Venture Capital for a virtual Summer Spritz. Until we can all meet in person again, let’s catch up and reconnect or simply share a glass of something chilled with fellow alumni.

Energy Group: View from the Edge

June 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Much has been said about the role of decentralised power and demand side response in changing the energy landscape. A recent report by the Centre for Research in Energy Demand Solutions highlighted the importance of demand side solutions in the journey towards net zero. One only has to look at the proliferation of domestic solar panels and consumer battery systems in the UK in the last few years to see examples of the way our energy system is changing. In the US, reports following the power outages in Texas at the beginning of the year have confirmed the growing popularity of solutions such as the Tesla Powerwall.

2020 accelerated digital transformation of retail and changed consumer habits for good. This has impacted the ways in which we buy and consume groceries online and offline. As lockdown lifts, business will have to reset and transform operations to win in a post-Covid world.

Stakeholders in grocery and technology will discuss how the pandemic has shaped their strategies and accelerated the adoption of new technologies.

Francois Aguerre (MBA 05D), President, INSEAD Alumni Association UK, warmly invites INSEAD alumni and their partners to a bring-your-own picnic in Hyde Park. Current legal restrictions limit the group to 30. We ask that you maintain social distancing and stay in your household bubble. Nevertheless, we hope that you will take this opportunity to enjoy a summer’s evening and celebrate our school, our community and the future.

EdTech & Education Group: Our stories

September 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For our inaugural event, Naheema Walji (MBA 16D), Chair of the EdTech & Education Group, Mariana Grigorian (MBA 07D), Swiss Lead of the EdTech & Education Group and Dominic Nixon (IDP-C’16Oct), Deputy President, INSEAD International Directors Network, will be facilitating an evening of storytelling, introductions and informal discussion on current and projected trends in the sectors. We will be joined by a great team of fellow alumni who have graciously offered to help.