Business and Political Leaders to Speak at INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe

Mar 09, 2016, 12:53 ET from INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe

LONDON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe has confirmed a stellar line-up of speakers for its annual conference, 3-4 June 2016 in London. Prominent thinkers from the INSEAD faculty will join Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP; Douglas Alexander, former Shadow Foreign Secretary; Anne Richards, Global CIO of Aberdeen Asset Management; Richard Deverell, Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship at KPMG; and Emma Walmsley, CEO of GSK Consumer Healthcare with further speakers to be confirmed in the coming weeks.  

The Forum, the central theme of which is Business as a force for good, is the signature annual event for INSEAD alumni living in Europe and up to 500 people from Europe and around the world are expected to attend.

Paul Skipworth, President of the INSEAD UK Alumni Association, said: "There are moments in time when we need to question whether our goals, our working models and behaviours as individuals and businesses match society's needs and our collective aspirations for the future. We seem to be in such a moment now when markets, organisations and leaders are all under increasing scrutiny and pressure to demonstrate not only economic profit, but also positive sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

"I am delighted to be welcoming INSEAD alumni from Europe and around the world to this year's European Forum where there will be exceptional opportunities to network and engage in stimulating debate led by some of the most prominent business and political leaders of our time."

The INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe will take place at the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane and also feature representatives of INSEAD's Board of Directors and Advisory Council.

The Forum will bring INSEAD alumni from across the globe for a packed two-day programme full of learning, networking and social activities, specially designed to give attendees the insider view into London. 

The Forum will be a mix of plenary and interactive panel sessions starting on Friday afternoon through to Saturday, culminating with an evening to remember at the exclusive  Kensington Roof Gardens  on Saturday night.

Joining the line-up of speakers are Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD, and Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of INSEAD, Renee Mauborgne, best known for her work with the ground-breaking Blue Ocean strategy, Subramanian Rangan, The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court Endowed Chair in Societal Progress; and Gianpiero Petriglieri Academic Director, Initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence and 2015 finalist in the "Future Thinker" award by Thinkers50.

More on the programme and speakers can be found on the Forum site here:  INSEAD Alumni Forum Europe where information is updated regularly. 

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