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22
Apr

IE Club Election Schedule

Written on April 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

April 23 at 7 pm – April 29 at 7 pm

Current coordinators: decide the 3 coordinators staying for the next term of office and send the names to campus.life@ie.edu no later than 7 pm on Monday, April 29th.

New students and partners: prepare and send the Nomination Form for becoming a coordinator of the clubs of your interest to campus.life@ie.edu. Remember that you cannot be a coordinator of more than two clubs. Choose carefully! 

April 30

Campus Life will revise the names of the previous club coordinators staying for the next term of office and the new candidatures received and:

  • Will announce the new boards for those clubs that have 6 or less participants;
  • Will inform the clubs with more than 6 participants about the necessity to organize elections in order to determine the new board.

April 30 – May 14

May 14th is the deadline for the new boards that do not have to organize elections to communicate the official roles each coordinator will be taking in the board to Campus Life.

Campus Life can book meeting rooms for the new boards when needed.

April 30 – May 28

May 28th is the deadline for the clubs that have to organize elections to communicate both the newly elected board and the roles of each coordinator to Campus Life.

The clubs that have to conduct elections are welcome to ask for Campus Life support. Campus Life can book rooms for meetings or the election itself, help the club to organize elections online (if online method is chosen), communicate the election date to IE community, etc.

22
Apr

IE Club Fair Schedule

Written on April 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

April 23rd, 4:00 to 5:30 pm      
       
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Sports Clubs Social Clubs
IE Automotive Club IE Brazil Club Madrid Chapter IE Football Club (Men) IE Spanish Outreach Club
IE Capital Markets IE Colombia Club Madrid Chapter IE Golf Club IE Partners Club
IE Energy Club IE Mexico Club Madrid Chapter IE Outdoor Club IE Music Club
IE Family Business Club IE Peru Club Madrid Chapter    
IE Fashion and Luxury Club IE Singapore Club Madrid Chapter    
IE Finance Club      
IE Net Impact Club      
IE Personality Development Club      
IE Women in Business Club      
IEOUT      
       
       
       
April 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30 pm      
       
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Sports Clubs Social Clubs
IE Agribusiness Club  IE China Club Madrid Chapter IE Football Club (Women) IE Social Club
IE Consulting club IE Venezuela Club Madrid Chapter    
IE Emerging Markets Club      
IE Entrepreneurship Club      
IE Food and Beverage Club      
IE Marketing Club      
IE Operations Management Club      
IE Sports Management Club      
IE Strategy Club      
IE Technology & Innovation Club      
IE Toastmasters Club      
IE Tourism & Leisure Club      
IE Wine Industry Club      

 

17
Apr

RDR_6148The IE Africa Club is open to all IE students (African and non-African), who have seen it fit to create awareness of the African continent, its rich culture and the myriad of opportunities that the continent offers. The vision of the IE Africa club is to promote Africa as a continent of opportunity, debunk myths about the continent and act as a link between Africa and Europe particularly in academia and business.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 the IE Africa Club presented an event featuring experts on emerging markets to discuss the growing sectors investors should focus on when looking to do business in Africa. The theme was “mapping investment opportunities in Africa” with a purpose to question the opportunities available on the continent and direct investors on the sectors of growth and about where to start.  The invited speakers included:

Chidi Okoro, Managing Director for GlaxoSmithKline, Nigeria
Jason Duloquin, Account Manager RMED region at First Point Group
Neeta Somers, Political Counsellor & Second in charge at South African Embassy in Spain
Balexis Kilonzi Kasombo, First Counsellor, Embassy of The Republic of Kenya in Spain
Daniel Pulaski, Partner at Emzingo Group.

RDR_6189The event also featured programmes on the continent currently supported by IE Business School. The IE Africa club president, Funmi Odushola encouraged students to sign up for these various programmes in order to gain practical experience in African markets. Some of the opportunities presented included: AMIP, the African Markets Internship ProgrammeFinancieros Sin Fronteras and Emzingo.

The event was opened by the Dean of Programs, Martin Boehm followed by a master class by Professor Newton Campos, IE professor of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. Professor Campos presented his five years of research focusing on how foreigners can create successful ventures in developing countries. The main requirement for success he says, is building trust and developing local networks.

Daniel Pulaski, a partner at Emzingo and an IE alum discussed his work at Emzingo Group, specifically, the NexGen Fellowship Program and its focus on human capital investment.  The mission of the program is to develop people through social impact in order to inspire responsible leadership and connect businesses to citizens in the environments they operate in. Pulaski explained that, individuals and organizations alike need to be culturally aware and sensitive about the historical, political and cultural aspects of their communities in order to better integrate and to be successful.

RDR_6180Neeta Somers, the Political counsellor and Second in charge at the South African Embassy in Spain, spoke about current and future business trends in South Africa and in Africa as a whole. She provided statistics to support the growing middle class in Africa stating that Government’s investment in the public sector is accelerating growth rate in other sectors. The infrastructure, energy and manufacturing industries are a mentioned few currently experiencing significant growth in Africa. Ms. Somers added that the South African government plans on investing 121 billion USD in public sector infrastructure. There is also a surge of investment in alternative energy such as wind farms particularly in South Africa.

RDR_6115Balexis Kilonzi Kasombo, First counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya discussed the continuing growth trend in Kenya making it the most developed economy in East Africa, and whose recent New Constitution (2010) and Vision 2030 project ensures a growing industrialization of the country and continuous economic growth.
The key sectors experiencing growth according to him in Kenya are: Agriculture (accounting for 23% of Kenya’s GDP, 60% of foreign exchange earnings), tourism, transport infrastructure and energy. Kenya is in the process of creating the Konza Techno City and is also building a new port which will serve as a connection to southern Sudan and Ethiopia.
RDR_6122Chidi Okoro, Managing Director at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Nigeria was the keynote speaker for the evening. He challenged the assumptions of the audience and urged people to think critically about the current data available about Africa. He highlighted the African continent, if seen as a country, is the 6th largest economy in the world and stated that it has a huge need for infrastructure development. As such, there are many fields for investment opportunities. Africa he says, does not need not aid but investment and knowledge transfer instead.
Mr. Okoro explained that while people are discussing ¨the industries to watch” in Africa; these are the same industries he would advise “not to watch” as all of the industries will be expanding exponentially and require active participation.

The event came to a close with a cocktail where the audience interacted with the speakers and other distinguished guests. It was a fantastic event and one that the Africa club should consider organizing more than once a year.

25
Feb

Japan New Year Party

Written on February 25, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities

DibujoOn January 25th, IE Japan Club held “Japan New Year Party” at International Continental Hotel.

New Year’s Celebration is the most important gathering in Japan and we enjoy traditional food and activities.

In our party, we provided Japanese food like Sushi and Tempura, open bar including Japanese Sake and following contemporary cultural performance and activities.

– Tea ceremony
– Japanese Calligraphy
– Origami (Paper Holding)
– So-ran bushi (Japanese Dance)
– Japanese quiz
 
Dibujo2Approximately 180 IE students attended this event and enjoyed Japanese culture.
 
A special thanks goes to all of the hardworking IE Japan Club members especially to Yui Hamasaki who took the initiative in organizing this event.

As a next big event, IE Japan Club will organize “Japan Trek” during Mar. 24-31. If you are interested in further information about activities of our club, join our Facebook group, IE Japan Club Madrid Chapter !

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15
Feb

Campus Life on Facebook

Written on February 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

More exciting news at Campus Life – we are finally on Facebook!

If you want to get the latest news about the most interesting events, activities on campus and more, check it out! We hope you will like (and “like”) it!

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