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Online conference:

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Introduction 👋

Because of the current global health crisis, the 57 international branches of KEDGE Alumni have had to adapt. So this year they are holding a series of conferences that put the spotlight on a city, a country, or a region of the world. This time we look at the city of Barcelona from the perspective of those who know it best: our expatriate graduates who receive support from KEDGE Alumni throughout the year, despite living far away, thanks to our range of online services.



Conference Objectives 🧭

Led by the KEDGE Alumni teams, together with the students of the Kedger Network Association, branch managers, and local graduates, this interactive conference strives to bring our graduates and students closer together and answers the questions of those Kedgers who are curious about living abroad.

Who’s this online conference for? 👤

This conference is open to all Kedgers, whether a graduate or a student, but also to the entire KEDGE community (partners, teachers, staff, etc.) and anyone else interested in the topic. Do you dream about doing an internship in Spain, attending a partner university, or moving abroad? Then this conference is for you!

Programme 📝

  • Introduction by the KEDGE Alumni network
  • Conversations and sharing experiences with Alumni living in Barcelona: what you need to know before choosing to live, whether temporarily or permanently, in Barcelona.
    • THE CITY OF BARCELONA: what it’s like during the pandemic, how are the people of Barcelona living during this health crisis
    • INTERNSHIPS/EMPLOYMENT: salaries, local companies, the local economy, advice for finding an internship or job in Barcelona at this time, and the sectors that are recruiting (internships, jobs).
    • ENVIRONMENT: LIFESTYLE, CULTURE: security, liberty (getting around, freedom of expression, etc), medical coverage, transportation in the city, leisure activities, how the people of Barcelona live, both in and out with a pandemic
  • Questions / Answers

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Conference led by students of the Kedger Network Association 

Kedger Network is the school’s sports and cultural events association. More than just an events association, its team has a key asset: it brings together students and professionals. This helps meet the main challenge of any newcomer to a business school, which is to know what makes up the network. Created in March 2015, this young and dynamic association has seen its projects grow and develop from year to year.

  • Free

Registration deadline : 10th February 2021

Registration closed


    Innovation Enabler, Innovation researcher, Innovation, Purchasing and Sales Trainer - ESSCA Ecole de Management / KEDGE BS

    A 1994 KEDGE graduate, Murielle is a specialist in innovation and purchasing Murielle has advanced throughout 17-year career at Hewlett Packard and, in 2016, she went to work for HP Barcelona where she was Business Development Manager then Head of Global Competitive Intelligence & Sales Training. She also works as a trainer and consultant in purchasing and sales at Formation et Evolution (France and Spain), Murielle is currently working as an academic researcher on ESSCA's Periscope project. Murielle created the KEDGE Alumni Branch in Barcelona, which she manages with Gaëlle Calmo.

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  • Gaëlle CALMO
    Customer Experience Consultant - Neo Management

    A 1993 graduate, Gaëlle began her career at KEDGE, working as a Project Manager on the launch of KEDGE’s ISMQ (Quality Management Specialised Master) programme. She then spent several years in the Antilles, first as Manager of the Carrefour shopping centre in Guadeloupe, then Marketing and Customer Analyst and Customer Experience Coordinator at GBH, and finally Marketing and Quality Manager at Renault. These years of experience brought Gaëlle in 2013 to Barcelona where she now lives and works as a Customer Experience Consultant at Neo Management. Gaëlle, co-manages the Barcelona Alumni branch with Murielle Francillette.

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  • Philippe SAMAN
    Director - Chambre de Commerce Française de Barcelone

    1976 KEDGE graduate, Philippe has spent almost his entire career at the French Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona, which he has headed since September 1980. The growth of companies in the French and Spanish markets has been the main focus of his work for more than 40 years, as well as developing a significant French-Spanish networking activity. He is the author of numerous articles and conferences on Spain, Catalonia, Franco-Spanish bilateral relations, and the French presence in Spain.

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  • Cécile PAILLART
    Business Development Manager - Grupo Hotusa

    A 2015 graduate and holder of an MBA in Hospitality Management, Cécile has spent her career in the luxury hotel sector. After an internship in Chile, she moved to Spain in 2015 and went to work as a sales specialist for the Marriot International hotel group. In 2018, she began working as International Sales Manager in the well-known Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I luxury hotel in Barcelona. That experience gave her the capability to take on the position of Business Development Manager in the International Hotusa group, which she has held for a year.

    Linkedin :écile-paillart/

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