EDHEC Rendez-vous 2015: Celebrating alumni ties

Written on 22 June 2015.


The theme of the 2015 EDHEC Rendez-vous was “Thrive Differently.”Events in the 10 largest cities featured prestigious speakers, including successful EDHEC alumni. In Paris, there was business speaker Florence Servan-Schreiber; in London, there was EDHEC alumna and e-commerce entrepreneur Béatrice de Montille; and in Vevey, Switzerland, there was EDHEC alumnus Laurent Freixe, Executive Vice President of Nestlé. For a list of EDHEC RDV speakers, please click here.

Another important moment was the EDHEC alumni awards ceremony in Paris. Recipients this year were:

  • EDHEC of the Year: Emmanuel Viellard (Master 1986), deputy CEO of the LISI Group
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Christian Raissan (Master 1994) and Philippe de Chanville (Master 2003), co-founders of monEchelle.fr
  • Socially Responsible Business of the Year: Delphine Hoffmann (Master 1997), Head of Development and Partnerships with the Association Laurette Fugain, which raises funds to fight leukaemia

To read more about our 3 award winners, please click on their names : Emmanuel Viellard (Master 1986)Christian Raisson (Master 1994) and Philippe de Chanville (Master 2003)Delphine Hoffmann (Master 1997).

EDHEC RDV venues exemplified the innovative spirit and diversity of the EDHEC alumni network. While alumni in Paris opted for a nightclub, alumni in Lyon held their event at the local rugby stadium. In Nice and Montpellier, the obvious choice was to share a meal by the water’s edge. Other alumni groups looked skywards: in Dublin, New York and Dubai, rooftop gardens and restaurants were chosen to host the event. EDHEC’s Belgian alumni met in a renovated Airstream caravan!

EDHEC Rendez-vous key figures:

39 participating cities 
23 countries 
1,500 graduates 
19 speakers across
10 different cities 
73 ambassadors involved 

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