Highlighted Past Events
Alumni Roundtable Series: The Business of Sports with Professor Sal Galatioto
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in New York, New York
On July 8, 2009, the Office of Alumni Relations hosted a roundtable discussion on the business of sports. The conversation, which included topics from branding and marketing to financing and investing, was moderated by Sal Galatioto, adjunct associate professor at Columbia Business School and president of Galatioto Sports Partners. Alumni in attendance represented more than 20 companies and included the MLB, NFL, USTA, ESPN and Soccer United Marketing.
Mid-Summer Business School Alumni Networking Reception
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Manhattan Penthouse, New York, New York
On July 22, 2009, alumni from eight of the top business schools around the globe networked over cocktails at Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue. Schools that participated included Columbia Business School, Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Kellogg School of Management, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Hospitality Industry Panel Discussion and Networking Reception
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Havana Central at the West End, New York, New York
On September 16, 2009, alumni gathered for a networking reception and panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges within the hospitality industry. The event was hosted at Havana Central at the West End and sponsored by its founder, Jeremy Merrin ’00 (EMBA).
The panel discussion was moderated by Professor Noel Capon and included speakers Jeremy Merrin ’00 (EMBA), Michael Preis ’01, Peter Schatzberg ’07 (EMBA) and Adi Sankaran ’04 (EMBA).
Driving Superior Financial Performance with Customer Value Added
Thursday, September 24, 2009 at The Westin New York at Times Square, New York, New York
On September 24, 2009, Professor Don Sexton delivered a presentation to alumni on his new book, Driving Superior Performance with Customer Value Added. In helping to answer the question “How does marketing determine financial return? Professor Sexton used concepts from economics, marketing, finance, and statistics to explain exactly how marketing drives the financial performance of an organization.
Alumni Roundtable Series: Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Media and Technology with Professor Jack Kaplan
Friday, October 16, 2009 in New York, New York
On October 16, 2009, the Office of Alumni Relations hosted a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs in media and technology. The conversation was moderated by Professor Jack Kaplan.
The Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies?
Monday, November 16, 2009 at The Marriott East Side, New York, New York
On November 16, 2009, Professors Bruce Greenwald, Jonathan Knee and Ava Seave delivered a presentation to alumni on their new book, The Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies. By stripping away the noise around the media industry and rigorously examining the individual businesses on their own terms, the authors point out the difference between judging a company by how many times its CEO is seen in Sun Valley and whether it generates consistently superior profitability.
The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty with Dean Hubbard
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at The Columbia University Club of New York, New York, New York
On December 16, 2009, Dean Glenn Hubbard delivered a presentation to alumni on his new book, The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty. Professor Bill Duggan, co-author of the book, was also in attendance. The event was co-hosted and held at The Columbia Club of New York and included a networking cocktail reception following the presentation.