Upcoming Events

A Conversation with Dr Juan Ma "Business Solutions for Social Problems" - Emerging Markets, Women's Empowerment & Education.

Tuesday, 30 Jan, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Crescent Singapore 138676

Juan Ma is a strategy professor at INSEAD. Professor Ma’s research tackles institutional distrust, the collective distrust in business institutions due to rampant rent-seeking and corruption, as well as its implications on firm behaviour. Using emerging economies as an empirical site, one stream of her work tackles product market failures, examining the collective scepticism and distrust in product market institutions in the context of product safety scandals. Another stream of her work studies institutional corruption in financial markets, with a focus on the rent-seeking behaviour of board directors and securities regulators. This event is presented in collaboration with INDEVOR Alumni Club

Cost: DUAL and one guest each pay $50

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/a-conversation-with-professor-juan-ma-on-business-solutions-for-social-problems-in-emerging-markets-tickets-41297423706

Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.edu

Her work has been published in reputed academic journals and cited by media outlets including the Financial Times and Forbes. She is selected to be a “Global Thought Leader” by World Bank’s inaugural World Innovation Forum. Besides teaching at at INSEAD, Professor Ma also teaches at the executive education programs at Harvard Business School. Professor Ma sits on the board of publicly traded companies, and is generally believed to the youngest female appointed to the board of the listed company in China. She is also a global competitiveness advisor to companies across the world, as well as governments and non-profit organisations including World Bank, Industry Canada and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Canada. Before pursuing her doctorate, she advised DFAIT Canada as an economist.

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Panel: New opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs in a circular economy

Thursday, 08 Feb, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Aalto Executive Education, 25 North Bridge Rd #02-01 EFG Bank Building, Singapore 179104

How can the world economy successfully transition from today’s industrial model to an environmentally sustainable one? A daunting challenge lies ahead. But there are also plenty of opportunities – for entrepreneurs, investors and businesses. Join us in a vibrant discussion with Ashwin Subramanian, CEO of Gone Adventurin, Maggie Lee, Corporate Partnership Strategist at WWF and Ariel Muller, Principal Sustainability Adviser, Forum for the Future. The speakers will share their experiences on how entrepreneurs and companies can tap into new opportunities in a circular economy, reinvigorate the way of doing business and contribute to sustainability. This event is co-organised by the Aalto Executive Education Academy and London School of Economics Alumni Association of Singapore.

Cost: $28

RSVP: http://www.lsesingapore.org/index.php/events/view/panel_new_opportunities_for_businesses_and_entrepreneurs_in_a_circular_econ/

Contact: Lisa at lisabrandt58@hotmail.com

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Nanyang Business School (NBS) Focus Point: Business at a Crossroad - To Cross or Not to Cross!

Thursday, 08 Feb, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
NTU Alumni House @ Marina Square

A specifically designed series of networking events for SMEs to connect and engage in meaningful discussions on the latest business trends, innovations and SME-specific business challenges, etc. This is a platform wherein entrepreneurs, business owners and managers like yourself, can consult with industry practitioners, thought leaders and academic professors as well as other like-minded peers to discover practical business solutions. In this very first session, the topic focuses on the timing in making key changes such as incorporating new technologies, new innovative ideas, new product development, etc. In this time and age of rapid technological and environmental changes, many argue for the “faster is better” approach. Yet, others support a case of “go slow to go fast” approach. What is your view? What are the views of our speaker and panel members? Let’s meet up in the New Year at our inaugural “Business at a Crossroad” networking session on 8th February 2018 to find out.

Cost: $20 per NBS/NTU Alumnus; $40 per CFA/DUAL Member; $50 per Guest

RSVP: http://web.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/registration/NBSFocusPoint_180208/register.asp

Contact: Adeline Lim (adelinelim@ntu.edu.sg)


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Making a Radical Career Change with Daniel Porot

Wednesday, 21 Feb, 2018 18:30 - 20:30
INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Crescent Singapore 138676

Are you thinking about making a career change? Get some help and make it happen! Daniel is an expert and pioneer in career design and job hunting, and was co-teaching with Richard Bolles (author of “What colour is your parachute”) for over 20 years. Daniel is visiting Singapore for a few days and we are very pleased that he accepted our invitation to speak to the INSEAD alumni community again. Expect an inspiring and action-oriented session. See Daniel apply the strategy of marketing diversification to career change. Do some practical exercises to design and evaluate your options. The session will cover the ‘bermuda triangle of job hunters’, the concept of 'relative skills', risks taken when making a radical career change as well as alternative strategies. Seats are limited so sign up early to avoid missing out on taking the first step towards a radical career change. INSEAD NAA Members: S$ 15 INSEAD NAA Non-members: S$ 45 DUAL Members S$45

Cost: DUAL members and a guest $45

RSVP: Please click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/making-a-radical-career-change-with-daniel-porot-tickets-41000903807

Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.edu

If you want to learn more about Daniel Porot, check out his bio: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w4egyEFC0gS7W6ySqRkTqTBexnIeTpYTlSU-19UTFn0/edit Daniel has put many of his training materials on his website, available for free www.porot.com

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