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Annual Conference

XXIII ESADE Alumni Annual Conference in Barcelona

Date: Monday, 7 May 2018Time: 19:30Place: Palau de Congressos de Catalunya. Av. Diagonal, 661-671. 08028City: BarcelonaLanguage: Price: FreeEach member may bring a maximum of 1 guest.

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The ESADE Alumni flagship event of the year is here! Don’t miss out! Come along for an enjoyable evening and meet up with friends, professional colleagues and former classmates. This year’s conference will feature the outstanding speaker Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO of Rakuten Inc., who will be interviewed by Pedro Parada (PhD ‘03), Director of the Department of Strategy and General Management and member of the ESADE Alumni Executive Board.

We will also enjoy networking cocktails during a concert by The Tutsies, with ESADE Musicians as the opening act.

Looking forward to seeing you!




7.30 pm start of event
Maite Barrera (Lic&MBA 98), president of ESADE Alumni

Eugenia Bieto (Lic&MBA 73/ PhD 08), director general of ESADE
ESADE Award - Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO, Rakuten Inc

Pedro Parada (PhD 03), director of the General Management and Strategy Department and board member of ESADE Alumni
Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO, Rakuten Inc

Closing remarks:
Xavier Sanchez (Lic&MBA 97 / AMP 08), Director of ESADE Alumni

9 pm Networking cocktail and benefit concert by The Tutsies (with ESADE Musicians as the opening act).

*Moved to the gardens of the Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I


The benefit concert will raise funds on a pay-what-you-wish basis: you’ll have the chance to make a voluntary contribution after the show.

The concert forms part of the #ESADEgoesPink campaign. Proceeds will benefit two causes: raising awareness about juvenile dermatomyositis and supporting breast cancer research. We encourage all of you to support these efforts.


Follow and participate on the event with the hashtag #EDayBCN

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