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Switzerland – Zurich
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Switzerland – Zurich

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Welcome to the IMD Alumni Club of Switzerland – Zurich

Dear Fellow IMD Alumni, Dear Guests,

A warm welcome to the portal of the IMD Alumni Club Zurich (Switzerland). As an Alum of IMD you belong to one of the most influential and active networks in Switzerland and worldwide.

We typically hold 10 to 15 speaker events each year, together with other social events. The year’s programme is published on this site and we trust that you will agree that it is a full and lively list.

Our annual program is structured around CEO Luncheons, Breakfasts, Workshops, MBA only, and Social Events as follows:

CEO Luncheon / CEO Dinner: Meet the most interesting CEO’s of Global and Swiss companies

  • Exclusive opportunity to listen to and discuss with Swiss business leaders.
  • Examples: Swisscom CEO Urs Schäppi, SBB CEO Andreas Meyer.
  • Location: Restaurant Zunfthaus Rüden, can vary.
  • Timing: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, or 17:30 to 20:00.

Breakfast Events: Real Learning. Real Impact

  • Half an hour networking, ten minutes presentation by guest, and fifty minutes of lively Q&A.
  • Examples: Microsoft GM Marianne Janik.
  • Location: Hotel St. Gotthard, Bahnhofstrasse 87, 8001 Zürich.
  • Timing: 7:00 to 8:30 am, usually on Fridays.
  • A special Digitalization Series of 5 breakfasts with different IMD Faculty members takes place in 2018.

Factory Visits: Unique insights into Swiss-based companies

  • Visits are led by the hosting company’s management, often involving the CEO.
  • Examples: Pilatus Aircraft in Stans, Nidwalden.
  • Location and Timing: On factory site, during the afternoon.

Business Skills Development Workshops: Build on what we learned at IMD

  • Workshop help by professional coaches or subject matter experts.
  • Examples: Lego Serious Play, Design Thinking.
  • Location: In Zurich.
  • Timing: 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

MBA Events for MBA: Reserved to MBA and EMBA Alumni

  • Often in a workshop format, also offers social events for (E)MBA.
  • Examples: Improvisation workshop, Practical Negotiation, Christmas drinks.
  • Location: In Zurich.
  • Timing: 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Social Events: Network with fellow alumni

  • Flagship event: the Annual Gala and Dance held in September.
  • Opera visits in Zurich, Bregenz or Avenches, with dinner.
  • Golf Tournament.
  • ART Basel visit with guides.

You will find additional information as well as registration forms on:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Past Events
  •  - IMD Business School

    Dear Fellow IMD Alumni, Dear Guests,

    We welcome every new member who is interested to enrich our already active community.
    For membership of our IMD Alumni Club Zurich, only executives who have participated in an IMD program which meets the alumni eligibility criteria can join the Club.

    There are two ways to joining the club:

    Mrs. Monika Wiegele would be very delighted to answer any question you might have regarding the club membership or any activity of the club.
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: +41 (0)79 850 6683

    We are looking forward to welcoming you to the club!

    Sincerely yours,
    The Board