22nd CEMS ANNUAL EVENTS - Rotterdam 2010

The CEMS Annual Events 2010, hosted by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, were held on Thursday 2nd December to Saturday 4th December in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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The 22nd CEMS Annual Events were marked by a number of major decisions and announcements, the appearance of a highly prestigious guest speaker and the graduation of a record 600+ students.

General Assembly – Friday 3rd December

This year’s edition was especially rich in nominations, with the following organisations inducted into CEMS:

  • Keio University (Japan) was ratified as a full academic member and will therefore deliver the CEMS MIM from the 2011-12 academic year
  • A record 11 Corporate Partners were ratified, bringing the overall total to 68. These were: Arla Foods, Barilla, EF Education First, Google, HSBC, Kikkoman, Kowa, Lawson, Nomura, Pilsner Urquell/SABMiller Group, & Schneider Electric
  • The first ever Social Partners joined the CEMS Alliance: Care International & Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International
  • A cheque in excess of 50,000 euros was handed over to UNICEF following the fund-raising efforts of CEMS students in support for the Schools for Africa project

Symposium on Social Business and New Capitalism – Friday 3rd December

The symposium featured the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank.

View the full list of speakers

Graduation Ceremony – Saturday 4th December

  • This year saw over 600 CEMS students graduate, with the Deans and Rectors of member schools on stage to present the CEMS MIM diploma
  • Students also had the opportunity to sign the inaugural CEMS Global Values Statement as a formal commitment to promoting global citizenship and upholding principles of responsible management
  • The nomination of Professor Doctor Thomas Bieger (University of St. Gallen) as the new Chairman of the CEMS Alliance

Watch the entire graduation ceremony

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