MBA Reunion 25
On February 5, 2016

Strategic Networking and the opportunities of Made in Italy

LUISS Business School Viale Pola, 12 Rome, Italy

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At LUISS Business School we believe education is about more than just what you learn, it is about how you think.

We tried to make the School an ideal place to foster the “can-do attitude”, to develop an entrepreneurship mindset, social growth, to boost an international approach to business.

For over thirty years LUISS BS has continued to help its students in reaching their career goals, meeting the ever changing needs of the global business community. The MBA is a unique learning environment through eterogeneous backgrounds and diversified skills.

We are always by your side.

We all know that attending an MBA is a unique experience that requires full commitment, it is an intense path that takes most of your time and energies and it is made of challenges, deadlines, all-night-long studying, tough training days, exams, projects, team work, expectations, selfcontrol, resilience and more. At the same time it represents opportunity, friendship, networking and passion, but most of all it allows you to make your dreams come true.

The Event

The event will offer MBA Alumni the opportunity to return to campus to celebrate their lifelong bond with fellow classmates and the School. The weekend will also offer a special opportunity to connect with classmates and members of LUISS Business School community and to live the magic environment of Rome.


On February 5th we will celebrate our special event through the focus on some of the most relevant and important key successful factors of our School: entrepreneurship, network and

A depth on the strategic networking and the personal branding thanks to the support of a very special guest such as Afonso Rebelo de Sousa, Content Marketing Evangelist at LinkedIn, who will talk about the network concept and how to build and keep successfully relations; an amazing case history of made in Italy that wins in the world thanks to the contribution of Oscar Farinetti, CEO and Founder of Eataly, who was able to design, launch and successfully lead a company in a very short term (Eataly was founded in 2007) and to become an icon of made in Italy in the world.

The event will also be the opportunity to talk about very important news on LUISS Business School Alumni and an important charity project.

Than, we all will move to Officine Farneto, a beautiful set for the Gala Dinner where you will meet many other special guests, such as C-levels and top executives of big Corporations who will do a short speech about the leadership and the success.

Event Schedule

LUISS Business School
  • 2:00 pm - Registration
  • 2:30 pm - Welcome speech

    LUISS Guido Carli University

  • 2:45 pm - Opening Speech

    Paolo Boccardelli Dean, LUISS Business School

  • 3:00 pm - Strategic Network and Personal Branding

    Afonso Rebelo de Sousa Content Marketing Evangelist at Linkedin

  • 4:00 pm - The new opportunity of LUISS BS network: Graduway and LUISS BS Alumni

    Paolo Boccardelli Dean, LUISS Business School

  • 4:15 pm - LUISS BS and the Social growth: The house of Marietou Project Energia per i Diritti Umani

    Francesco Rullani Head of LUISS ERS Hub

  • 4:30 pm - Conclusions

    Raffaele Oriani MBA Director, LUISS Business School

  • 5:15 pm - Italy leads the world

    Oscar Farinetti Founder and CEO, Eataly

  • 6:15 pm - Open Questions

    Raffaele Oriani MBA Director, LUISS Business School

  • 6:45 pm - Conclusions

    Paolo Boccardelli Dean, LUISS Business School

  • 7:00 pm - Greetings and award

    Luigi Abete President, LUISS Business School

Officine Farneto
  • 19:30 Gala Dinner

Promotional Video

Speakers of the Event

We’ve got expert’s speech from around the world

Afonso Rebelo de Sousa is currently the media strategy lead on LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions team, where he works to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce and discovered his newfound passion for B2B branding. Prior to LinkedIn, Afonso held several senior roles at agencies and brands, perhaps most notably at Adidas where he served as the creative lead at World Cup 2014 for brand and design, before completing his MBA at Insead.
Afonso brings a very worldly perspective to his work having lived and worked in 8 different countries and regions, including Sao Paulo, New York, Lisbon and London.

Linkedin, Content Marketing Evangelist

Oscar Farinetti is the founder and creator of Eataly. Oscar got his start at UniEuro in 1978, a small appliance and food retail store. He focused on electronics and transformed UniEuro into one of the largest electronics retailers in Italy, opening 150 stores from 1978 to 2003. In 2003, he sold UniEuro and dedicated himself full time to Eataly. In January 2007, he opened a 30,000 square foot store in Turin, Italy, that joins elements of the lively European open market and a learning center. Oscar’s aim is to make high quality Italian foods available to everyone, at fair prices and in an environment where people can shop, taste and learn.

Founder and CEO at Eataly



Our Esteemed Partners/Sponsors for this event

Officine Farneto

In 2005 Enrico Del Debbio, Italian architect and university professor, re-designed the warehouse barrack of the Foro Italico complex. A building that has been renovated and used for different purposes during the years.

The restorative measures focused purely on the enhancement of its original structure. The space has been used to highlight the representative elements of the personalities that the building assumed over the years.

Today the building, called Officine Farneto, is used for complementary and convergent activities, and benefits from a very special setting in the center of Monte Mario Park.

How to Participate

The event starts on February 5, at 2 pm at LUISS Business School. At the end of the sessions, the event will continue at Officine Farneto, where will take place a very special Gala Dinner.


We are glad to welcome your guests, for organisational reason we accept one guest per person. Guests are not required to be LUISS BS Alumni. The fee includes accomodation for February 5th.

Once you have chosen te solution that suits you best:

  • Fill-out the registration form and upload the copy of payment
  • The registration is complete once the copy of the paymant will be uploaded through the form

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information, we will be more than happy to help, please write to or call (+39) 06 85 22 2306.

ACCOUNT HOLDER: LUISS Guido Carli – Divisione LUISS Business School
BANK: Unicredit S.p.A. Agenzia n. 274 – Viale Gorizia, 21 – 00198 Rome.
ACCOUNT N°: 000400000917
IBAN: IT 17 H020 0805 0770 0040 0000917
BIC/SWIFT: uncritm1c27


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