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Thursday, August 25, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016

The 2016 CEIBS European Reunion and Lorange Homecoming

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Date: August 25-26, Friday, 2016
Organizer: CEIBS Alumni Association
Venue: Lorange Institute of Business (CEIBS Zurich Campus), Hirsackerstrasse 46, CH-8810 Horgen
You are cordially invited to join the CEIBS 2016 European Alumni Reunion and Lorange Homecoming in celebration of our global alumni community. Please join us to enjoy a life-long learning session as well as old and new acquaintances and the wonderful Zurich flair in late summer.

The gathering will start on Thursday evening, August 25, with a welcome dinner, followed by a full-day academic forum about “Challenges Faced by Companies Going Global” on Friday August 26 in the CEIBS Zurich Campus, Lorange Institute of Business, Hirsackerstrasse 46, CH-8810 Horgen.

Agenda
Thursday, August 25
Before 18:30 Arrival of Alumni in Horgen
Proposed Hotel: Hotel Meierhof, Bahnhofstrasse 4, 8810 Horgen
18:30 ~ 21:00 Welcome Dinner
Quai 61, Seerestaurant, Mythenquai 61, 8002 Zurich
Friday, August 26
08:30 ~ 09:00 Welcome Address
by Prof. Pedro Nueno, President of CEIBS
09:00 ~ 09:30 School Updates (per Video)
by Prof. Ding Yuan, Vice President and Dean of CEIBS
Europe Campus Updates
by Prof. Philipp Boksberger, President of Lorange Institute of Business
09:30 – 09:45 Tea & Coffee Break
09:45 – 10:30 Keynote Speech: Doing Business in Europe with A Swiss Focus
by Stefan Schmid, PwC Partner International Tax Services
10:30 ~ 12:00
Panel Discussion: Challenges Faced by Companies Going Global
Moderator:
Annette Nijs, Executive Director Global Initiative of CEIBS
Panelists:
Beat Marbacher, VP Sales Europe Elec. Solutions Division at Cicor Group
Rolf Melliger, MD at Greatview Aseptic Packaging Company
Didier Mangin, CFO at Texen
12:00 ~ 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 ~ 14:15 Keynote Speech: Hard is soft, soft is hard - Why intercultural competencies matter in today’s global business world?
by Dr. Christa Uehlinger, Cross Cultural Specialist, President and Founder of
Linkingpeople.ch
14:15 ~ 15:00 Workshop (Input Session): Negotiation Skills with Different Cultures
by Dr. Byron Lee, Assistant Professor of Management at CEIBS
15:00 ~ 15:15 Tea & Coffee Break
15:15 ~ 16:15 Workshop (Practicing Session):
Negotiation Skills with Different Cultures by All Participants
16:15 – 16:45 Workshop Wrap-up
by Dr. Byron Lee, Assistant Professor of Management at CEIBS
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
by Prof. Pedro Nueno, President of CEIBS

To RSVP for limited seats, please email Verena Kohleick at kverena@ceibs.edu with your name,
class and contact information.
Also, welcome to join our Facebook group exclusively for this upcoming reunion:
We look forward to seeing you all again!