London Schedule

With a line-up of thoughtful and inspiring speakers, the Chicago Booth Alumni Forum will discuss how businesses and individuals are preparing themselves for Europe’s future. An incredible line-up of speakers will address key themes of leadership in uncertain times, tackling technological innovation, and adapting to a changing society.

The Forum will provide insight on crucial issues facing Europe, including: Addressing Corporate Governance and Leadership Issues in 2019, Managing Change in Complex Environments, Accelerating Energy Innovation, Digital Disruption in Society, and the Future Role of Women in Media.

Preview the schedule below.

THURSDAY, 1 NOVEMBER

WELCOME RECEPTION

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescot Street | London | E1 8GP 

Chicago Booth and UChicago students and alumni only, plus guests

Registration / Open bar

18:30

Remarks

19:15

Networking

19:50-21:30

 

FRIDAY, 2 NOVEMBER

ALUMNI FORUM LONDON

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
45 Prescot Street | London | E1 8GP

Registration Opens

08:00

Welcome Breakfast

08:00-09:00

Opening Remarks

09:00-09:20

Challenges are increasing and more is being asked of today’s leaders. How are senior executives and board members preparing themselves to tackle issues such as evolving strategies, increasing competition (incumbents and new entrants), cybersecurity threats, and rising shareholder engagement?

Moderator: Timothy Craighead, '87, Senior European Strategist & Director of Research-Content Bloomberg Intelligence

Panelists:

Kathryn Mikells, '94, CFO, Diageo plc
Rafael Oliveira, '04, Zone President EMEA, The Kraft Heinz Company
Vahé Torossian, '10 (EXP-15), Corporate VP, Microsoft Corp & President Microsoft Western Europe
Petra Wörwag, '90, Board Member of Karl Wörwag Lackund Farbenfabrik GMBH & Co
Birgit Conix, '04 (EXP-9), Member of Executive Board, TUI Group

Break

10:35-11:00

Technology is reshaping how businesses interact in what is being referred to as Industry 4.0.  How is data, design, and engineering leading the planning of new societies?

Moderator: Douglas Loewe, '02 (EXP-7), Vice President International,  Interxion Holding N.V.

Panelists:

Vera Calasan
, '08 (EXP-13), Co-Founder and CEO, Excellence AG
Silvio Angori, '03 (EXP-8), CEO, Pininfarina SpA
Chantal Schumacher, '99, Group CFO, Euler Herme

How has the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement affected the media industry in Europe?  What hard discussions and challenges remain?

Panelists:

Anne-Cecile Mulin, '19 (EXP-24), Director, Distribution Strategy & Operations, Universal Pictures International
Nadine Luque, Production Director, Media - Finance, Ingenious Media

Break

12:00-12:15

The economic system prevailing in most of the world today differs greatly from the idealist version of free markets generally taught in economic classes. What effect does corporate governance, wealth inequality, regulation, the media, and the political process in general have on producing these deviations. Why is crony capitalism prevailing in most of the world?

Speaker: Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow

Break

13:45-14:00


Afternoon Breakout Session (3 concurrent sessions)

The energy industry is in the midst of a transformative change as a consequence of new technologies, lower costs and productivity improvements. Following the Paris Agreement, European oil majors are looking closely at clean technologies, including renewables and EV charging. While electricity may be becoming more localized, natural gas is becoming increasingly global. What do these changes mean for business models and competition?

Moderator: Ishaan Kapoor, '15 (XP-84), Head of Origination & Development Europe, Constellation Energy Group

Panelists:

Laurence Mulliez-Hurel, '92, Chairman, Voltalia
Sonny Garg, AB '89, MBA '00, Global Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake
James Janoskey, '94, MD, Global Co-Head Oil & Gas, JP Morgan

Europe is dealing with an aging population. How will societies cope from a healthcare perspective? How should we evaluate opportunities like personalized medicine?

Panelists:

Stéphane Boissel, '02 (AXP-1) CEO, TxCell
Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet, '89, Senior Partner, Gurnet Point Capital

From Eastern Europe to Africa and the Middle East, economic growth and social/political change continues at a rapid pace.  What are the key opportunities and challenges in these areas over the short term?  How are leaders adapting and looking beyond the competition in a constantly changing environment?

Moderator: Daniel Smaller, '82, Board Member, Lakson Investments

Panelists:

Eric Mboma, '08, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Choiseul Africa Capital
Kateryna Yushchenko, '86, Chairman, Ukraine 3000 Foundation

Break

15:00-15:30

Stephen Barter, Chairman, Wilton Capital Advisors

Reception

16:00

Reunion Dinners

Evening
Various locations around London

SATURDAY, 3 NOVEMBER

SATURDAY ACTIVITIES

London Campus
Woolgate Exchange
25 Basinghall Street | London | EC2V 5HA

Chicago Booth and UChicago students and alumni only

Registration Opens

09:00

Back to Booth

10:30

Chicago Booth Angels Network Introduction

11:50

Meet the Founders Lunch

12:30