The CEMS Annual Events (AE) 2017 is kindly host by The University of Sydney Business School (USYD) and are the highlight of each CEMS year. It is the moment the entire CEMS Community meet for plenary meetings, workshops, panel debates, dinners and parties. This year we are very excited to host the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) in parallel in Sydney, enriching the programs and creating more opportunities for you to mingle with the CEMS Community for professional and social events in Sydney!

ALUMNI EVENTS PROGRAM

  • Sunday, 26 November

    18.00-21.00 | Pre-Graduation Get-together BBQ Social Event

    Free Access

    Come join for our pre-graduation BBQ. This event is kindly sponsored by The University of Sydney to welcome the CEMS Community members and pre-celebrate the graduation.

    21.00-24.00 | Pre-Graduation party

    CAA member € 35 |Non-member €40| Guest € 40

  • Monday, 27 November

    16.00-18.30 | CEMS Graduation Ceremony

    Free Access

    This year the alumni are invited to participate in the Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the 2017 graduates joining the global CEMS Alumni family.

    18.30-19.30 | CEMS MIM Graduation Cocktail

    Free Access

    The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) Board, representatives from alumni Local Committees and Global Groups and CAA  staff are available to welcome the 2017 Graduands as Alumni and to answer questions about Alumni activities and membership.

    20.00-22.00 | CEMS Graduation Dinner (pricing includes dinner and party)

    CAA member € 85| Non-member €110 | Guest € 110

    The official Graduation Dinner celebrates the 2017 graduands joining the CEMS Alumni global community. All CEMS stateholders participate. Alumni will have tables reserved exclusively for the Alumni community.

    22.00-02.00 | CEMS Graduation Party (pricing for party only)

    CAA member € 35| Non-member €40 | Guest € 40

  • Tuesday, 28 November

    12.30-13.30 | Lunch

    Free Access

    Lunch is kindly sponsored by USYD.

    14.00-18.30 | CAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (CLOSED SESSION)

    Closed session for elected CAA Board members and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups

    The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) General Assembly is the annual meeting for the CAA Board and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups. The CAA volunteer Board Members from around the world discuss, decide and vote on strategy, plans, financial reports & budget for upcoming years.

    13.30-18.00 | APF Opening Speech, Diversity & Leadership Panel + Rotational table discussion

    Free Access

    The Annual Events in Sydney this year run in parallel with the Asia Pacific Forum (APF), meaning more professional and social events will be provided to you.
    The key-note for the APF is given by Eugenia Bieto, CEMS Chair/ Director General of ESADE.

    The Panel is powered by the Student Board with speakers from CEMS Corporate Partners and Alumni.

    18.30-23.00 | CEMS Community Networking Harbour Cruise Dinner

    CAA member € 40| Non-member €50 | Guest € 50

    Harbour Cruise for Annual Events participants and guests. At 19.00 a guided walk or a shuttle bus will depart from the Hilton Hotel. If you want to go on your own, the address will be shared in your personal program.

  • Wednesday, 29 November

    13.00-14.00 | Lunch

    Free Access

    Lunch is kindly sponsored by USYD.

    14.00-18.00 | CAA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (CLOSED SESSION)

    Closed session for elected CAA Board members and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups

    The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) General Assembly is the annual meeting for the CAA Board and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups. The CAA volunteer Board Members from around the world discuss, decide and vote on strategy, plans, financial reports & budget for upcoming years.

    14.00-15.30 | Digital Disruption Panel

    Free Access

    The panel is powered by speakers from CEMS Corporate Partners and Alumni.

    16.00-18.30 | CEMS Annual Meeting Plenary Session

    Free Access

    In the Annual Meeting, (new) academic and corporate members, executive and strategic board representatives are elected and a presentation is given on CEMS achievements. The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) will present annual highlights, plans for the future, and the Alumni of the Year awards.

    18.30-23.00 | Annual Meeting Cocktail & Dinner 

    CAA member € 70| Non-member €75 | Guest € 75

    18.30-23.00 | Student & Alumni Social Events

    At own expense

  • Thursday, 30 November

    9.00-18.00 | CAA General Assembly Closed Session

    Closed session for elected CAA Board members and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups

    The CEMS Alumni Association (CAA) General Assembly is the annual meeting for the CAA Board and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups. The CAA volunteer Board Members from around the world discuss, decide and vote on strategy, plans, financial reports & budget for upcoming years.

    19.00-21.00 | Special Networking Event

    Free Access

    CEMS networking event kindly hosted by Deloitte. Food and drinks will be provided. Limited spots available – registrations first-come first- serve.

    20.00- | Student & Alumni Social Events

    At own expense

    These events will be organized by the CEMS Club/ alumni Local Committee. More information will follow.

  • Friday, 1 December

    8.00-9.00 | Mentoring & Networking Breakfast

    Free Access

    A networking breakfast where CEMS Alumni will give advice to CEMS Students on topics such as career paths, personal development, and more.

    9.00-10.00 | CAA General Assembly Open Session

    CEMS alumni and students are invited.

    All CEMS Alumni and Students are invited to learn more about the work of the CAA, Local Committees and Global Groups. You can influence the strategy, plans and services developed for all alumni and students in the future by your participation and feedback.

    9.00-12.30 | Career Services Sessions

    Free Access

    Sessions will happen in topics such as “Ethics in the Workplace”, “Find your right career path”, “Personal Branding on LinkedIn”sessions by ABB, EF and others.

    10.00-13.00 | CAA GA Closed Session

    Closed session for elected CAA Board members and representatives from Local Committees and Global Groups

    12.30-14.00 | Open Space and Networking Lunch

    Free Access

    CEMS Alumni share personal stories on their career and provide advice on career paths similar to their own to the CEMS students.

    14.00-15.30 | Career Guidance & Networking

    Free Access

    A great opportunity to interact and network with CPs, students, and alumni.

    15.30-18.30 | CAA Thought Leadership Session & Asia-Pacific Forum Closing Networking Drink

    Free Access

    Be inspired and mingle with CEMS Alumni, Students and Corporate Partners. More information will follow.

    18.00-22.30 | Student & Alumni Social Events

    At own expense

    These events will be organized by the CEMS Club/ alumni Local Committee. More information will follow.

Become a CEMS Alumni Association Lifelong member (€600) or 2017 member (€60) and directly get access to a discount of €55 for the Annual Events and Asia-Pacific Forum, on top of privileged access and discounts to 300+ events throughout the year around the world.

Join here!

You are encouraged to REGISTER as soon as possible. Many events have limited seats and may be sold out soon. If you encounter any issue about lost log-in or registration, please contact us at alumni@cems.org

ACCOMMODATION

The CAA recommends Alumni and guests to stay with the TFE Hotels group. Book it here with a specially arranged price.

VISA

If you are NOT a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, you must have a valid Australian visa if you want to visit Australia.

For information about visas see the Australian Government’s visa information site

VENUES

Check out the interactive map for the CEMS Annual Events venues.