This is the biggest CEMS gathering of the year, taking place annually at the end of November, and is hosted by a different CEMS Academic Member school each year. The 2016 edition of the Annual Events will take place from 30 November to 4 December 2016 and will be hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics. The Annual Events bring together the entire CEMS Community – Students, Alumni, Corporate Partners, Social Partners, Academic Members, and Guests – for plenary meetings, workshops, panel debates, and community dinners and parties. The Graduation Ceremony will take place on Saturday 3 December at the Ericsson Globe and Annexet in Stockholm. A networking brunch organised by the CEMS Alumni Association will take place on Sunday.
The popular two-day event (comprising a job fair, accredited skill seminars, company presentations, and pre-scheduled job interviews) attracts an impressive array of companies and over 1000 students and young graduates from all over the world. For companies it provides the ideal chance to meet and interview potential hires, raise awareness of their corporate brand and career opportunities. For students and young graduates it offers a rare opportunity to meet with recruitment experts from over 40 multinational companies in just one place, network with peers and maybe even take the first crucial step towards full employment by a CEMS Corporate Partner. The event is available exclusively to CEMS Corporate Partners, CEMS MIM students and CEMS MIM graduates with between 0 and 4 years of professional experience. This years’ event will take place on the beautiful new campus of the Vienna University of Economics & Business.
Every year, CEMS students from across the globe join forces with CEMS Corporate Partners to host workshops, skill seminars and case study competitions around a particular topic.
Asia Pacific Forum: 19-22 September 2016, hosted by the National University of Singapore.
DACH Forum: Europe in 20 years – Industry specific scenario development, 8-11 June 2016, hosted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).
Nordic Forum: The World’s New Playgrounds, 13-16 April 2016, hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden.
V4 Conference: Disrupt Inside, 20-22 April, 2016 hosted by the Corvinus Business School in Hungary.
Marenostrum: The 3 Is: Innovation, Investments and Internet, 6-7 May 2016, hosted by Bocconi University in Italy
CEMS also organises events to give the opportunity to its Corporate Partners to network, discuss and exchange bestpractices on HR and business themes of common interest. The agenda, content and delivery of the meeting is developed in close cooperation with Corporate Partners. Previous meetings have covered issues like work-life balance, sustainability, attracting talent in emerging markets, attracting and engaging future leaders with a focus on Millenials. The most recent events were hosted by the European Space Agency in Paris on the subject of Creating Space for Talent and the National University of Singapore on the subject of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace.
There are also many local networking events that are held frequently across the globe by local CEMS Club or Alumni Local Committee. You can find the dates for these events at cems.org.