Program

View the program booklet with all the information you need about Alumni Reunion 2016

Friday
Friday 9.00 – 10.00
Breakfast with the Dean. Places for the Friday breakfast are now sold out.
10.30am – 11.00am Welcome Weekend opening session: Welcome back to School!

Tristan Alltimes, Director, Alumni Relations and Helen Kemp, Vice-President, Alumni Council (MBA 1994)

11.00 – 12.30 Choose from the following:
1) Sam Wylie, Principal Fellow (Finance), “The spectre of global deflation
2) Professor Jill Klein, “Resilient Leadership
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch and networking
2.00pm – 3.30pm Choose from the following:

1) Mark Crosby, Associate Professor (Economics) “The China slowdown and the global economy

2) Alumni Panel “The Customer Experience Journey
Chair: Samuelson Appau
  • Shane Goldberg (MBA 2005), Principal, CustCore Consulting
  • Jo Pizzey (MBA 2010), Consultant - Local Area Marketing, Retail Marketing, National Australia Bank
  • Dean Prenc (MBA 2015), General Manager – Pop Culture, Madman Entertainment

3) Alumni Panel “Disruption in Healthcare
Chair: Amanda Martin
Panellists:
  • Frances Diver, (SEMBA 2015), Deputy Secretary, Department of Health Victoria
  • Ross McDonald (SEMBA 2006), Operations Director, Capital Guardians
  • John Meckiff, (MBA 1996), Director, Pulse Data Science
  • Helen Kemp (MBA 1994), Managing Director, Newly
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon tea
4.00pm – 5.00pm Professor Ujwal Kayande,
HiPPOS, HIPsters, and Data
5.30pm – 8.30pm Cocktail function
A distinctly Melbourne experience at a never-before-used location, in close proximity to MBS
Class Celebrations
MBA 1986, MBA 1991, MBA 2001 and MBA 2006
Contact your class representative for more information.
Saturday
Friday 9.00 – 10.00
Breakfast with the Dean. Places for the Saturday breakfast are now sold out.
10.30am – 12.00pm
Choose from the following:
1) Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School, Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, “Decision Making for Leaders”
2) Associate Professor Catherine de Fontenay, "Analysing your Demand Data and Optimising your Price: A non-technical introduction to a technical topic."
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch and networking
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Mark Ritson, Professor of Marketing, “Eight Big Marketing Concepts: Some Superb, Some Stupid
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Discussion “Mindfulness as a Change Management Tool – Fab or Fad?
(organised by the Melbourne Alumni Chapter)
3.30pm – 5.00pm MBS Brand: If you can’t define your brand in three words, you’re doing a poor job.
Applying what we teach to managing the MBS brand.
  • MBS Brand Positioning and Brand Tracker Performance - Mark Ritson, Professor of Marketing
  • MBS Brand Creative - Roger Stephens (MMktg 2006), Executive Director, Fenton Stephens Advertising, & Simon Antonis (MMktg 2010), Director: Planning, Fenton Stephens Advertising
  • MBS Creative Launch and Media Buy – Penny Smith (MMktg 1998), Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Melbourne Business School
Class Celebrations
MBA 1996 and SEMBA 2006
Contact your class representative for more information.
Sunday
11.00am – 3.00pm Alumni and their families are invited to relax and enjoy themselves at our Family Day. There will be activities for children of all ages.

Highlights from 2015

For the first time in 2015, we combined New Alumni Reunion and Alumni Reunion Weekend to form one big, exciting Alumni Reunion. See all the photos of the weekend on Facebook and follow the conversation on twitter

Highlights from 2014