A fire broke out in HEC’s most famous lecture hall, “l’amphi Blondeau”, during the night of October 3, shortly after 8 p.m. Fortunately, the hall was unoccupied at the time. Firefighters responded swiftly, and there were no casualties. However,  Blondeau lecture hall has been almost entirely destroyed by the flames. The rest of Building T remains unaffected.


This tragic event serves as an opportunity for alumni to reminisce about the numerous memories, classes, lectures, and other events that took place in this iconic school venue, which has hosted notable figures such as Bill Gates and Michael Porter.

CEO Speaker Series: Conference by Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman of the Board of HEC, and former CEO of L’Oréal, 2014.


Backstage: HEC Musical Comedy Association performing their show “Faute de Frappe”, 2012.


HEC Talks welcomes businessman and Harvard Business School faculty member Hubert Joly for a conference, 2022.


Honoris Causa lecture by French politician and mathematician Cédric Villani, 2015.


More memories from HEC classes here:


The L3 students in front of a presentation in the Blondeau amphitheater, fall 2022.


Class of 1986, the second-to-last to have (re)visited the amphitheater on the weekend before the fire.


The 15th anniversary of Class 2007, with HEC Alumni President Adrien Couret in the front row, October 2022.


Got a fond memory of the amphitheater ? A photo to share? Contact our editorial team at this address: estel.plague@hecalumni.fr

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