Welcome Partners!

Welcome Partners! This is the official IESE Couples and Family Club site. In this blog you will find all the information you need to make the IESE Partner experience the best! We are waiting for your questions and comments!

Sep 30, 2011

DGDW 2012!!!!

Dear Partners:

As most of you already know, IESE hosts Europe's largest student-run Annual
Conference on Responsible Business - Doing Good and Doing Well. The 9th
Annual Conference is scheduled for February 24 - 25, 2012, and now is your
chance to get involved!

What is DGDW?

We see the conference as a platform for Sharing the most innovative and
relevant ideas on Responsible Business from Corporations, Academia and
Non-Profit Institutions. An opportunity to:

.         learn from and interact with key industry leaders and thinkers

.         network and explore real-world career opportunities

.         participate in thought-provoking debate

.         be part of one of IESE's BIGGEST events!

What can you expect?

The 8th Annual Doing Good and Doing Well Conference, that hosted an
impressive 779 attendees, was a great success! With over 150 panel speakers
bringing diverse experience from both for-profit and non-profit
perspectives, professionals and students alike were challenged to re-think
how to lead business beyond models that only focus on financial returns.

The aim this year is to reach a larger audience, make the conference more
interactive, and introduce new elements such as the Social Venture Capital
Investment Competition and the Sustainability fair.

What's in store for this year?

With the main theme of Achieving Sustainability in Business and Society, the
2012 conference will include:

. Keynote speakers from Academia, Corporations, Civil Society &

.  20 panel discussions under four key pillars of Sustainability -
Innovation, Growth, Collaboration & Impact

.  Parallel exciting events including the Cleantech Venture Seminar,
Social Venture Capital Investment Competition, Career Fair and
Sustainability Fair

. All this and more over 2 exciting, engaging and fun-packed days!

How can you be involved?

1)      Content and Speaker Team - as Panel Leaders and Content Builders

2)      Sponsorship Team

3)      Logistics Team

4)      Conference Volunteer

5)      Marketing & Media

6)      Web & IT

In case you missed the sign-up this evening at North Campus, SIGN UP in this
Google doc:

1CRUQyRFNYdVE&hl=en_US> &hl=en_US

Want to know more?

Come join us at the Info Session!

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Room: G 301

Time: 13 00h - 13 45h (However, we will be available for questions /
enquiries throughout between 12 30h - 14 15h)

We look forward to seeing you there! Feel free to write to us at
dgdw@iese.net with questions / comments / suggestions or anything else!

Sep 27, 2011

German Classes are starting!!!

Dear Partners,

As announced before the summer, the German Business Club would like to offer German language classes at school. We are therefore holding an information session on

Tuesday, 4th of October
12.45 - 13.30 o'clock
Room G-101

The session will be held by the Goethe Institute, Germany's cultural institution and language school abroad (similar to Instituto Cervantes or the British Council).   

The focus will be on beginner classes, as those have attracted the most attention in our survey last year. We will provide information on fees, # of lessons and content of a course to achieve A1 language proficiency - the first official degree within the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEF).

Please find more info on: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/duw/auf/sta/en33664.htm#A1

If you are interested in advanced classes, please do not hesitate to drop by and talk to us or the teacher personally.

Also, please shortly fill in the following survey to confirm attendance:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7J9Y9RY <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7J9Y9RY>

Any questions? Just drop us an email GBC@IESE.NET

Hope to see you there!

Your German Business Club

Sep 21, 2011

IESE Women Football Club


The Women Football Club is proud to announce that football practices are back!! Practices are open to all girls ( does not matter if you are or not going to Madrid's tournament, or if you know or do not have any idea of how to play football). All you need is to be willing to enjoy a funny evening every week with IESE friends and other partners. It is a very good opportunity to get to know the IESE community, and to lose some kilos!!!

If you are interested, please email the IESE WFC for more details!

See you there!

IESE Women Futbol Club
IESE Business School
WFC@iese.net <mailto:WFC@iese.net

Day of the week: Wednesdays
Time: 18.00 h
Location Universitat de Barcelona
Address: Av.Diagonal 695-701
Find the link of the place at:

IESE Mirabe Cocktail Night

Partners the day has come!!!

The last event of Welcome Week is TODAY

This Wednesday Sept 21 join us at 10 pm at Mirabe for cocktails and an evening of fun getting to know the Partners and their husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend. The theme is black and white (so wear an outfit in these colors). 

All Partners and their IESE better half (husband/wife/partner) are invited (as well as any friends)! First and second years! Discounted cocktails with IESE ID. Everyone welcome!

Mirabe: http://www.mirabe.com/es/index.php

Manuel Arnús 2 (final de la Avda. Tibidabo)
08035 Barcelona

Tel. 934 340 035

See you all there!

Aug 8, 2011

Are you ready!?? IESE Welcome Week

Well, well , well partners! Is that time of the year again...
Although is summer, in the beautiful Barcelona, we are getting ready for Welcome Week for the 1st years, and also to welcome some old friends next september...

We are finishing some details so stayed tunned to the blog and FB page for the final information.

Save the date ( or save the week) starting september 12th.

By the way has anyone arrived already?
 If you need help or you need a buddy let us know.
Please, try to get all the info from your buddy, and let us know if she /he is helping, as we will be giving The Buddy of the Year Award!

Jun 8, 2011

Old Clothes - New Life!!!

Moving and need to downsize?  Cleaning out your closet?

GIVE YOUR OLD CLOTHES A NEW LIFE: In support of Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc we are collecting USEABLE, CLEAN used clothing and toiletries.

WHEN: June 8 -15
WHERE: Drop off your donations in F-417 before Wednesday, June 15 at 17:00.
WHY: Because Fundació Ateneu Sant Roc needs the clothes you don't wear more than you do.
WHAT: Toiletries and all clean and useable clothes are welcome!

Thank you for your generous donations and have a great summer!!!

Your Responsible Business Club and Social Action Club

Jun 7, 2011

Go IESE - October 16th: Garmin Barcelona Triathlon!!

Hi sports enthusiasts!

We leave you the invitation of the SBR Club for the Barcelona triathlon!! - Some partners have already signed up! Please let us know who would be interested so we can do some training together!

Check out our facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/IESE-SwimBikeRun-Club/152328738167581

The most relevant one is the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon in October 16th. Some of us have already signed up and are looking forward to it. Since it is quite popular both among the Barcelona community and the international triathlon lovers (sun&beach&nice city), spaces for the event fill up quite fast; last year it was already full in July! It is a very nice event because many of the 5.000 participants are absolut beginners in the triathlon world, so it is quite a friendly environment.

This is the website for more info and for signing up: www.garminbarcelonatriathlon.com

There are many categories you can sign up for, so there is no excuse not to go!
- Olympic: SWIM: 1.500m, BIKE: 40km, RUN: 10km
- Sprint: SWIM: 750m, BIKE: 20km, RUN: 5km
- Super-Sprint: SWIM: 400m, BIKE: 10km, RUN: 2,5km

If you are interested in participating we can help you register and give you some tips on how to prepare or what gear you need. We will be available this WEDNESDAY JUNE 8TH FROM 12:30 TO 13:30 IN F-102 (Section B class). We will also arrange for the bike and wetsuit rental.

There is also the possibility to participate as a relay race IN TEAMS! It would be teams of 3 people and each one would do one of the 3 parts (swim, bike or run). This is for the Olympic and the Sprint distances. Some of you approached us saying that you would be willing to sign up by teams, so let us know which sport you would like and we will put you in touch.

This last weekend we participated in the 10k Sant Cugat race. It was a very enjoyable race, with quite a flat profile that allowed for a good time!

Other events worth highlighting are:
- 20k run BEHOBIA - SAN SEBASTIÁN: www.behobia-sansebastian.com 13 NOV 2011. One of the most famous races in Spain. Registration period opens tomorrow, June 7th, and it typically fills up within few hours! Be fast if yous want to participate.
- 6500m swim MARATÓN: www.marnaton.com 3 SEP 2011. It's the 4th edition of a very popular swimming challenge in Cadaqués. Very nice event for swimming lovers!

See you on wednesday!
Your SBR Club