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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.

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
Annette Nijs, Executive Director Global Initiative of CEIBS
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
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!