Every year, the entire CEMS community is celebrating the conclusion of its annual activity during CEMS Annual Event gathering now just thousands of participants representing all CEMS stakeholders.
SGH was hosting such an event in 2005, and we will host it again around 2030.
Each year (at the end of November and/or beginning of December) one of the member universities (on a rotating basis) is hosting the Annual Meeting which consists of separate and plenary (Annual Meeting) stakeholder meetings accompanied by official lunches and dinners. This offers the host institution the chance to share with the rest of the CEMS community its local customs and surroundings, all within the uniquely international environment that characterises the CEMS alliance.
The culminating point of every Annual Meeting is a Graduation Ceremony during which all eligible graduands receive CEMS MIM diplomas, take a memory photo, and celebrate their success with invited guests during graduation dinner and final party!
Registration for Annual Events for all CEMS stakeholders starts usually in June and invitations are sent by email to all members of the CEMS community. Graduates can register until late October just after receiving final confirmation on completion of all components and submitting correct certificate form home university prepared by local CEMS Programme Manager and signed by local CEMS Executive Board Member.
Specific regulations of participation in the Annual Events (fees, number of guests you may invite, etc.) are announced during the registration process at CEMS Website
Please note that, until 2008, Annual Events were accompanied by CEMS Career Forum. From 2009 on, CF is a separate event that includes job fairs, skill seminars, and company presentations held in mid-November at one of the CEMS schools.
CERTIFICATES & DIPLOMAS OF THOSE WHO ARE PRESENT OR ABSENT DURING THE CEREMONY
During the graduation ceremony, all graduands receive a PROVISIONAL DIPLOMA.
The reason for that is the fact that many students were losing` them during graduation dinner or party. That is why all graduates, regardless they have participated or not in the graduation ceremony, will be asked to visit local CEMS Programme Manager (usually from January of the coming year) to collect their diploma originals and certificates (a form of diploma supplement containing all components of CEMS MIM programme completed by a graduate).
Due to the fact that CEMS Diploma is issued once in life (there are no duplicates issued) we usually do not send them by mail and ask all graduates to do it in-person or by authorised by them members of the family or a colleague. It is recommended to act similarly in case of the certificates.
COMING ANNUAL EVENT
Due to the pandemics, the annual events in 2020 and 2021 has been cancelled. The 202 Events were organised online, the format of 2021 Events is to be decided. Due to the same reason and uncertainty, EAESP-FGV in Sao Paulo (Brasil) has decided to resing form hosting the 2022 Events. The new location is discussed with academic members.
The 2023 Annual Event should be organised by:
The LSE, London, UK (dates to be confirmed)
Please visit 2022 CEMS Annual Events website for more information, once it is available.
Registration is done via your personal profile at CEMS Website
LIVE INTERNET STREAMING OF THE CEREMONY
For those who cannot participate in the ceremony or wish to let your family and friends see you on-line during the events, you may use the link provided by the CEMS GO with online streaming.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR 2021 GRADUANDS AND STUDENTS
All 2021 graduands, due to cancelled ceremony, may have a different schedule for graduation. Details will be announced in Spring 2021.
COMING ANNUAL EVENTS LOCATIONS
2021 The format to be announced; local ceremionies to be organised.
2022 Location not yet decided
2023 LSE, London, UK
2024 Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
RECENT ANNUAL EVENTS & GRADUATION PHOTOS
To learn more on the nature of the Annual Events and its unforgettable atmosphere, please visit available AE websites (including the events at SGH) and take a look at graduation photos:
2008- to date Events