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04 September 2017

The EMScom Alumni Association would like to remind you of following upcoming events. You will always find news and the latest updates about events and activities on the EMScom Alumni Association LinkedIn group.

We hope to see you soon! 


EVENT HIGHLIGHT: EMScom Alumni Jour Fixe: presentation of the consulting project winner of the Burson-Marsteller Award 2016 and Apéro - Thursday, November 30

The next EMScom Alumni Jour Fixe in Zürich will showcase the Burson-Marsteller Award winner of the 2016 EMScom consulting project for Consulting Excellence. Following the presentation, there will be an apéro for further conversations and a chance to network.

Aimée Dubrule, EMScom17 alumna and project team leader, will present the recommendations made to CPW on how to develop a global public-private partnership strategy for the business. The project mandate in the original CPW project brief was to identify a relevant issue area; outline a business case for the partnership; propose partnership criteria for selecting ‘the right partner’; and provide a list of global non-governmental organisations operating in this space with which CPW could potentially partner to make breakfast better for its consumers.

Join us on Thursday, November 30 at 18:30 at the Marriott Hotel (Neumühlquai 42, 8006 Zürich). The event is free for paying members of the Association and has a fee of CHF 50 for non-paying members and external guests.  You are welcome to extend this invitation to your colleagues and friends. 


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EVENT HIGHLIGHT: EMScom Alumni Association Annual General Meeting & "Think with Your Hands!" - Thursday, February 1, 2018

The EMScom Alumni Annual General Meeting will take place at the Marriott Hotel (Neumühlquai 42, 8006 Zürich). The event is open exclusively to current participants, alumni and partners of the USI’s EMScom.

Guest speaker Alexandra Mandoki will open the evening and involve all participants in a “Think with Your Hands!” workshop, using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology. This facilitation methodology encourages creative thinking and problem-solving using LEGO® bricks. It was developed at LEGO® in collaboration with leading researchers in strategy and organizational behavior, merging the best from the two worlds. Alexandra will challenge participants to engage on key themes related to alumni community. The evening will then continue with the AGM.

Be sure to join us for this important event as we pave the way for 2018-2019! The official invitation will be sent out by email to all alumni on November 22, in compliance with the Association Statutes. Registration deadline is January 29, 2018.


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SAVE THE DATE: EMScom Alumni Study Trip 2018

We are thrilled to announce the date for the next EMScom Alumni Study Trip: April 19-20, 2018. The location and program will be announced in the upcoming months, so keep an eye on your mailbox! The Study Trip is limited to 30 participants. If you would like to pre-register, email emscomalumni@usi.ch. (See below for the highlights from this year’s Alumni Study Trip to Aarhus, Denmark.)


EXTERNAL EVENT: 18th HarbourClub Symposium - Thursday, November 23

The symposium 2017 entitled "Collaborative Intelligence" will take place at the Novartis Campus in Basel. Speakers include Prof. Dr. Gerhard Roth, neurologist and one of the most influential natural scientists in the German-speaking world; Sevil Peach, a renowned architect from London who designed modern work spaces for Sony, Deloitte, Novartis, Swiss Re and Microsoft; and, this year's host of the symposium, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez.

In addition, various best practices will be shared from Caroline Scherb (Swiss Re), Salome Ramseier (Holcim), Jason Browning and Michael Willi (Novartis) and Burkard Böndel (Bühler). The symposium is the most exclusive Corporate Communications event in Switzerland and an excellent opportunity for networking and professional exchange. The complete program is available here.

The EMScom Alumni Association members benefit from a 20% discount off the registration fee (CHF 760 instead of CHF 950).


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EXTERNAL EVENT: Campaigning Summit Switzerland - Friday, March 16, 2018

For the 6th time the Crème de la Crème of campaigning, business development, innovation, marketing, communication as well as politics, lobbying and the economy will meet up at the Campaigning Summit Switzerland. Expert speakers and highly qualified participants will devote themselves to discussing those campaigns, which have moved people, under the slogan "networking, inspiration and learning from each other".


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Wrap-up: 2017 Alumni Study Trip in Aarhus

In June, 20 alumni and guests gathered for a two-day Study Trip in Aarhus, Denmark. An insightful opening session gave participants useful information on what it means for Aarhus to be recognized as the European Union's 2017 Capital of Culture and how the event was built and communicated, bringing participants into the co-creation and innovation spirit. Participants were exposed to Scandinavian best practices, thanks to company visits to LEGO and Jyske Bank. The closing session at Aarhus University perfectly concluded the trip with a more theoretical framework. It was an ideal forum for participants to interact and network in an informal setting, and to discover a bit more about the city.

We were proud to see the inaugural Alumni Study Trip come to life and we look forward to building on the tradition next year. We hope to see more of you on our 2018 Study Trip!


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EMScom Alumni Association
c/o USI Università della Svizzera italiana
via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6900 Lugano
phone: +41 (0)58 666 46 02
e-mail: emscomalumni@usi.ch

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