Thunderbird Reunion

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Thunderbird European Reunion 2014 in Dubrovnik

June 12-15, 2014

Why this European Reunion?
  • This will be our 41st European Reunion, done in the tradition of 40 prior successful events.
  • Network with alumni from Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Africa — expand your network.
  • The Business Forum will be intellectually stimulating, covering a wide range of thought provoking topics.
  • Prominent Croatian historian and academic, Dr. Tvrtko Jakovina, speaking on the history of Croatia and the Balkan region
  • US Ambassador and alumnus Philip Reeker ’91 speaking on U.S. policy towards Europe and the Balkans, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Transatlantic Engagement, global stability and geopolitics
  • Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Croatia, Romana Vlahutin, speaking on Croatian economic and political trends, including their recent entry into the EU and their foreign policy outlook
  • Thunderbird Professor Karen Walch, Ph.D. speaking on winning global negotiation strategies in a cross-cultural, multi-polar world
  • Alumnus-entrepreneur Lawrence Masle ’94 from “Up, There, Everywhere” speaking on the growing trend, relevance and impact of cutting-edge, global, virtual, cloud-based organizations
  • Two success stories highlighting Thunderbird’s market-leading executive education: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics of Norway, led by Rune Gisvold ’81 (chief of staff and CFO) and Hugo Devlin (Managing Director Thunderbird Executive Education); and Zurich Insurance of Switzerland, led by Tania Cook (Global Brand Manager and Communications Strategy) and Stephane Sinimale ’07 (Managing Director Thunderbird Executive Education)
  • A surprise speaker for the luncheon keynote address, sharing his stellar accomplishments since graduating from Thunderbird.
  • Members of the Board of Trustees and Thunderbird Global Council will be present: interact with leadership team
  • Meet the new president of Thunderbird, Dr. Larry Penley, and see close up what is happening with your alma mater.
  • Help brainstorm new horizons for Thunderbird as it maps out it strategy for the coming years.
  • Put forward your proposals to host the 2015 European Reunion – be part of the action!
Why Dubrovnik?
  • Dubrovnik is the jewel of the Mediterranean and the most visited tourist spot in Croatia.
  • Dubrovnik became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1979.
  • The uniqueness of Croatia will attract many, both pre/post event.
  • Croatia’s recent entry into the EU offers attractive new business opportunities in the region.
  • Accessible by air, road and sea; with direct flights from/to most major European cities during summer.
  • Climate is mild Mediterranean with summer sea temperatures up to 25°C, extraordinary scenery.
  • And finally….the opportunity to meet and network with old and new Tbirds in a lovely setting!

Download the brochure (PDF)

We are still actively seeking sponsors for the event: Sponsorship Benefits (PDF)

Thanks for your interest in the 2014 Thunderbird Reunion. Registration has now officially closed; however we still have some capacity at most of the events, which is available on a first come first served basis. For more information about late registration, please contact Charlie LaFond directly at We hope to see you there - It’s going to be a great weekend! 

— Team Dubrovnik



19:00 – 22:00 - Welcome BBQ
Hotel Argentina - Garden


8:00 – 14:30 - Business Forum
Hotel Excelsior - Lavandula Conference Room

15:30 – 18:30 - Guided City Tour
Meeting Point Hotel Excelsior

20:00 – 23:00 - Folklore Dinner
Restaurant Klarisa


9:00 – 17:00 - Boat Trip
Karaka Boat

21:00 – 24:00 - Gala Dinner
Hotel Palace Vala Beach


9:30 – 12:30 - Farewell Brunch
Excelsior Hotel - Laurea

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