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Welcome to the June 2018 edition of Business eConnections. 
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Professor Anthony Brabazon who has been appointed College Principal and Dean of UCD College of Business. This month we also feature interviews with Alice Charles, MBA '13, ‌Cities & Urban Development Lead at the World Economic Forum along with Tom Kinsella, BComm '90, Chief Marketing Officer at AIB. We also include a roundup of our future events and news from your Alumni Network and the School.
Best wishes, 
Tara Collins
Director of Alumni Relations
Dean of Business
Professor Anthony Brabazon Appointed College Principal and Dean of UCD College of Business
 As College Principal and Dean, Professor Brabazon will oversee the strategic development of the UCD College of Business which includes four constituent parts namely: UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business; UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; UCD Smurfit Executive Development; as well as UCD Business International Campus. To read more click here.
Featured Alumni From Our Global Community
Alice Charles - MBA '13
Tom Kinsella - BComm '90
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Upcoming Alumni Events
BComm Milestone Reunions 2018
A number of BComm Reunions for milestone years will take place during the months of June & September for their individual class reunions. For more information and to register to attend your class reunion visit our events page.
UCD Festival - June 9th 2018
The UCD Festival is back for its third year on Saturday, 9 June 2018 with a jam-packed schedule of multi-disciplinary events against the backdrop of a festival atmosphere on the Belfield campus. Join us for what promises to be a great day out across campus! To view the full programme and to register for your favourite events visit our dedicated website:
Smurfit MBA Alumni Golf Outing
On Sunday July 1st, the Smurfit MBA Alumni Outing will take place at the K Club. Tickets in aid of the Simon Community cost €100 and include great company, a steak dinner and chances to win prizes. Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information email or call 0851444028.
Upcoming Events
Past Alumni Events & News
BComm 1983 Reunion
On Friday May 25th 2018 the BComm class of 1983 gathered at the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business to celebrate their 35 year reunion anniversary. To view photos from the event click here. To view a highlights video click here. To view the class champions speech by Catherine Ghose click here.
BComm 1973 Reunion
On Friday May 18th the BComm class of 1973 gathered at the Lochlann Quinn School of Business for their 45 years reunion anniversary. To view photos from the event click here. To view a highlight video click here. To watch the Class Champions Speech by Jack Gleeson click here.
UCD Alumni Reception Singapore
On Sunday May 13th, following the Graduation in Singapore, there was a wonderful event held in the Irish Residence, which was hosted by his Excellency, Mr Geoffrey Keating and his wife, Mrs Jane Keating. Photos from the well attended event can be viewed here. To watch video highlights from the event click here
BComm 1963 - 1968 Reunion
On Friday May 11th 2018 the BComm classes of 1963-1968 gathered at the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business to celebrate their 50+ year reunion anniversary. To view photos from the event click here. To view a highlights video from the event click here. To view the discussion panel video click here.
UCD Alumni Reception Hong Kong
On Friday May 11th the UCD Alumni & Friends event took place at the Excelsior Hotel, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kongand included a panel discussion on Blockchain and Digital Wealth. To view photos from the event click here.
Latest Research
Consumer Market Monitor Report - 1st Quarter 2018
The latest Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, has shown that by the end of 2017, the services index was up by 15% over the 2007 peak, with most service sub-sectors recording growth for the past year. The only exception is professional and technical services, including architecture and engineering, which are still 13% lower than the last peak in 2007.
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School News and Events
GDPR: We're Making Changes
As a valued member of the UCD alumni community, we want to give you the best possible experience to ensure that you enjoy hearing from us. As we take the protection of your data very seriously, and we want to be as open and transparent as possible with you about your personal information, we are taking this opportunity to let you know that we have made changes to our Privacy Policy, effective from 25 May 2018. 
Part Time Masters Open Evening
Thinking about undertaking a Part-times Masters? Think UCD Smurfit School. Join us at our Part-time Masters Open Evening on Wednesday, the 13th of June from 5.30pm, where we will be showcasing our Evening Part-time Masters Courses. To find out more click here.

Business In the Community - The Time For Action Is Now
Businesses in the Community Ireland, its member companies and UCD as knowledge partner, have been working on a platform that responds to transition towards a sustainable and inclusive economy. To read more click here. To find out more about Business in the Community visit:
Smurfit Executive Development Keeps Place In Global Top 50
UCD Smurfit Executive Development has retained its position of 48th in the world for its open enrolment programmes in the latest Financial Times Executive Education Rankings, which were published earlier this month. To read more click here.
Faculty Insights Series - Dr. Darren Thomas Baker
Dr. Darren Thomas Baker, Assistant Professor in Business & Society, discusses his research on 'Inequality in Organisations'. To watch the video click here.
Shape Your Career - Find A Mentor
Is your career progressing accordingly to your plan? Do you know what steps to take in order to achieve your goals? Do you feel like you need guidance and support? If this sounds familiar this programme is for you. Whether you are a current student or an alumni of UCD, over 500 experienced mentors are available to offer their guidance.
Join Today
Executive Development Upcoming Courses
Senior Leadership Programme
Smurfit Senior Leadership Programme
- Commences 10th September

3 Day short courses
Digital Strategy & Leadership
- 19th - 21st September 2018

Part-time Diplomas
Diploma in Corporate Governance
- Commences 3rd September 2018
Diploma in High Performance Sales - Commences 1st November 2018
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