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The Annual Alumni Gathering Monaco 2014

Alumni Notice Board, Cass Business School News.


Around 200 Cass alumni and their guests from Europe and places as far away as Ghana, South Africa, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Dubai came together in September for the 4th Annual Gathering in Monaco. The weekend provided the ideal opportunity to network with old friends and make new acquaintances.

The opening evening was held on the terrace of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, hosted by Cass alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. Sir Stelios was delighted to have been able to host this event and hoped that he will inspire others to give back. €6,000 was raised that evening though the honesty bar towards the Monaco Bursary that will be awarded to a Cass student in financial need.

On the Saturday morning Cass alumni and their guests had the privilege of listening to Sir Malcom Williamson reflect on his 55 year career in the City, which was most insightful and inspirational and covered his hugely successful career in the financial services industry. The talk provoked a number of thoughtful questions from the audience during a Q&A session managed by fellow Cass alumnus Robert Legget.

For those interested in Art and Culture, participants were provided with complimentary tickets to the Grimaldi Forum and many visited this outstanding attraction on the Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday evening a cocktail and barbeque party was hosted by Cass alumnus Lutz Strangemann, CEO of Land Union at his stunning private residence overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The evening not only provided a great opportunity to network but also raised €2,850 and a further £90 through the sale of raffle tickets. All proceeds will contribute towards the Monaco Bursary. The raffle was drawn by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Paul Curran and the winning prizes, generously donated by Cass alumni included a weekend for two in Berlin, a chance to watch cricket at the world famous Lord’s, the Home of Cricket and dinner with Professor Steve Haberman, Dean of Cass Business School.

On Sunday morning Cass alumni and their guests had an opportunity to visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

The Alumni Gathering in Monaco was yet another successful get-together for those who hold Cass close to their hearts in a spectacular setting by the Mediterranean Sea that provided an outstanding opportunity for alumni of the Business School to network and learn more about the progress of the School.

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2 Responses to The Annual Alumni Gathering Monaco 2014

  1. Jing Yu says:

    Looks like a great event. I will definitely go to the next one next year!

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