India Night – Diwali celebration

Written on December 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic

India nightEvery year, IE India Club organizes its flagship event to celebrate Diwali since Diwali is one of the most recognizable Indian festivals globally. The celebrations this year began with a small prayer to the gods for prosperity. This was followed by a small rangoli competition where teams put together traditional designs on the floor using rice powders and colors.
The winning teams were given small prizes that were handed over by the representatives of the Indian Embassy. Any Indian event is of course not complete without a full culinary experience and this was done with a good selection of starters and food representing different cuisines from India. We also served Indian beer to give a true Indian experience.
The entertainment of the night began with a flashy performance from a group of Indian girls from the Indian community at Madrid that graciously accepted to perform at our event. There were two other exciting performances by the students from IE.
The night concluded with dancing and celebrating the Indian culture and spirit. With attendance of 250 people, great food, drinks, dancing, inclusion and immersion we achieved what IE India Club set out to do – give the IE Experience an Indian flavour and celebrate as a group – a group that might be the most diverse in the world but comes together as one to celebrate that diversity.


Book presentation: “Thoughts Translated” by Goldie Nanwani

Written on December 12, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic

“Time and time again
Slaves we were then
Bound are we now
Ticking on tomorrow
Waiting on the pendulum”

–    Goldie Nanwani

Attachment-1_Snapseed_Snapseed (Small)IE India Club Madrid Chapter had the pleasure to convene and participate in the launch of Goldie Nanwani’s book “Thoughts Translated” on the 3rd of December 2013. Goldie Nanwani is a woman of Indian origin, born and brought up in Spain, who has received her secondary and higher education in the United Kingdom. Her exposure to both the Indian and Western cultures has enabled her to spend many years understanding the differences between both.
During the event Goldie read some chosen excerpts of her book to the attendees that were themed around subjects which are deeply ingrained in our day to day lives, but we often forget to address them, due to our pressed urgency to fulfill our duties at work and other mundane activities which occupy our daily routine. This was followed by a Q&A round and Indian refreshments were made available to the attendees.  This also provided an opportunity to network with the author. There was a book sale and signing during the networking to conclude the event.
This event was very well received and we hope to engage the Indian community outside of IE much more to bring such unique experiences and paradigms to the student experience at IE Business School.


8th IE Social Responsibility Forum – Social Means Business

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

SOCIAL RESP FORUM 2013 073 (Medium)For the eight year, the IE Social Responsibility Forum (SRF) was successfully organized by the students of the IE Net Impact Club. This year’s theme, “Social Means Business”, inspired the more than 300 attendees to explore the many ways that business is helping create a sustainable and positive impact in the world. Attendees to the forum included professionals, business school students, IE Staff, IE Alumni, and IE Students. More than 70 speakers from around the world came to Madrid to network and move the discussion forward on the different topics covered in 19 different panel discussions held throughout the two day event. Nicolas Marang, Director of International Coordination CSR & Sustainability at L’Oréal opened the event as keynote speaker. Nicolas unveiled for the first time to the public “Sharing Beauty with All”, L’Oréal’s new sustainability plan.

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SOCIAL RESP FORUM 2013 235 (Medium)For the first year, the SRF held an open invitation to everyone from the IE community to nominate an IE Alumni who is making a difference in the world through their work. The first IE SRF Alumni Award was given to Max Oliva.

We would like to thank the support from this year’s sponsors Acciona, Reale Seguros, and IE Foundation. Thank you to our media collaborator Corresponsables and our in-kind collaborators CaixaForum Madrid, Impact HUB Madrid, and Fundación Lázaro Galdiano.

For more information about the event visit: http://srforum.ie.edu or visit the official photo gallery of the event.


IE Football Club at a glance

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Sports

IML_9801Who are we?

IE Football Club is in charge of the IE Official Teams (both Men’s and Women’s) which participate in different tournaments, such as: Tackle Africa in London, Spring Games in Barcelona, MBA Tournament in Paris and IE GrassRoot Soccer Tournament in Madrid. We also organize an internal IE league (La L(IE)ga) with almost 20 teams (7 players per team). The objective is to make new friends thanks to our common passion, which is Football. 

Club activities

We organize both local open-to-other-schools tournaments and the internal league (La L(IE)ga). The next season of La L(IE)ga will begin taking place after the Holiday Break, so begin forming your teams now and keeping an eye on the Facebook page for signup dates and information.

We also manage parties and events in order to raise some money for the club costs.

Lastly, we are in charge of organizing IE Grass RootSoccer Tournament in Madrid where the most important European business schools bring their teams to help Grassroot Soccer organization fight AIDS in Africa.

IE Men’s Team

The official IE Men’s Team will be holding tryouts on December 11th at 20:00h at Green Canal. Sign-up for tryouts is being held on the IE Football Club official page on Facebook. Another tryout will be organized if the demand is too great, so please keep an eye on the page to see if another date is needed. Tryouts are the only way to make the official IE Men’s Team, so please sign up and join!

IE Women’s Team

The IE Women’s Team welcomes players of ALL skill level (no experience needed!) to come out to practices and play with the team. The team has several coaches who attend practices and will work with players to improve their skills. The team is focused on having fun and getting to know each other through football! Information on upcoming practices can be found on the IE Women’s Football Team Facebook page, and usually they are held during the evenings (after classes). We also organize various events and parties, as well as participate in various tournaments throughout the year such as IESE Spring Games and MBAT (last year we got 2nd place!). We look forward to seeing you all on the pitch at Green Canal for the next practice!

la-foto1okGet in touch and participate!

Anyone who is interested in joining the club or obtaining more information can contact us by email. Students who are interested in collaborating, can do so by attending our events and supporting the team. The IE Football Club coordinators were present at the Club Fair on December 9th and thanks to all of you who stopped by to learn more about the activities of the club!

The best way to get more information on upcoming activities and events for the club and both teams is to join the official Facebook Groups. These are: “IE Football Club”, “IE Women’s Football Team” and “IE Futbol 2012-2013”.


“Offshore wind energy is more than onshore in the water”

Written on December 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

November 28, 2013. Madrid, Spain – IE Operations Management Club has organized an event with Bruno Oroz, Senior Purchasing Manager of Iberdrola Engineering and construction to present the Purchasing Model and a particular approach followed for the Offshore Wind Farm Projects at IBERDOLA.

bruno orozBruno explained the general vision, the electric utility business model of Iberdrola and also its journey to become one among the world’s 5th largest electric utility business players. In continuation, he further drilled to state that they buy Materials and Equipment which form 80% of their CAPEX, varying on the Economic situation. Also some basic concepts of the purchasing, the purchasing process, systems, organization and KPIs were illustrated with visuals. Bruno states “Iberdrola successfully implements a transparent purchasing process with the balanced collaboration between the technical and purchasing teams. This allows the whole process to minimize the subjectivity factors associated with the purchasing decision”. This fueled the audience to realize the value of the Iberdrola’s Centralized purchasing structure that enables to have a clear purchasing strategy ensuring that this strategy aligns with the mission of the Purchasing Division of Iberdrola, and therefore making the future acquisitions/business expansions more efficient.

Later on, Bruno explained the particular case of an offshore wind farm, its differences from a conventional project,bruno oroz 2 its difficulties, key players, and possible approach. Following this, he exemplified the case with the Castor Project, a submarine natural gas storage facility in the east coast of Spain, near Valencia, able to contain 1.3 Billion cubic meters of gas: 3 months consumption of the Spanish region of Valencia. He also emphasized on the bottlenecks and challenges to be handled while managing the purchase of the Topside +Jacket and vessel for the installation of offshore projects. The presentation ended with the realistic demonstration of the S-Curve applied for the Wind farm projects.

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