Welcome to the IMD Alumni Club of Switzerland - Zurich

Dear Fellow IMD Alumni, Dear Guests,

A warm welcome to the portal of the IMD Alumni Club Zurich (Switzerland). As an Alum of IMD you belong to one of the most influential and active networks in Switzerland and worldwide.

We typically hold 10 to 15 speaker events each year, together with other social events. The year's programme is published on this site and we trust that you will agree that it is a full and lively list.

Our annual program is structured around CEO Luncheons, Breakfasts, Workshops, MBA only, and Social Events as follows:

CEO Luncheon / CEO Dinner: Meet the most interesting CEO’s of Global and Swiss companies.

  • Exclusive opportunity to listen to and discuss with Swiss business leaders.
  • Examples: Swisscom CEO Urs Schäppi, SBB CEO Andreas Meyer.
  • Location: Restaurant Zunfthaus Rüden, can vary.
  • Timing: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, or 17:30 to 20:00.

Breakfast Events: Real Learning. Real Impact.

  • Half an hour networking, ten minutes presentation by guest, and fifty minutes of lively Q&A.
  • Examples: Microsoft GM Marianne Janik.
  • Location: Zurich Hauptbahnhof, Au Premier.
  • Timing: 7:00 to 8:30 am, usually on Fridays.
  • A special Digitalization Series of 5 breakfasts with different IMD Faculty members takes place in 2018.

Factory Visits: Unique insights into Swiss-based companies.

  • Visits are led by the hosting company’s management, often involving the CEO.
  • Examples: Pilatus Aircraft in Stans, Nidwalden.
  • Location and Timing: On factory site, during the afternoon.

Business Skills Development Workshops: Build on what we learned at IMD.

  • Workshop help by professional coaches or subject matter experts.
  • Examples: Lego Serious Play, Design Thinking.
  • Location: In Zurich.
  • Timing: 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

MBA Events for MBA: Reserved to MBA and EMBA Alumni

  • Often in a workshop format, also offers social events for (E)MBA.
  • Examples: Improvisation workshop, Practical Negotiation, Christmas drinks.
  • Location: In Zurich.
  • Timing: 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Social Events: Network with fellow alumni

  • Flagship event: the Annual Gala and Dance held in September.
  • Opera visits in Zurich, Bregenz or Avenches, with dinner.
  • Golf Tournament.
  • ART Basel visit with guides.

You will find additional information as well as registration forms on:

Contact Us


Mr. Philippe Weiss

IMD Alumni Club Zurich
Secretariat: Gabriela Mäder & Monika Wiegele
Berghofstrasse 25
CH-8625 Gossau ZH



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