November 26-29, 2015
Special note to graduands 2015
Students must confirm their graduation plans, and fulfillment of the graduation requirements before 30 September with the home Programme Managers. The deadline to fulfill and confirm specific elements, such as internship, home degree and language exam results is 10 November. However we advise students planning to attend the 2015 Ceremony to finalize all requirements by October 31. Graduands are encouraged to allow at least one month for visa requirement procedures, depending on your country of origin. CEMS can NOT guarantee that late graduands will be able to partake in the Ceremony, nor be responsible for any costs incurred beyond the registration fees. Non-confirmed graduates who have paid their full registration fee, but can not graduate will receive a full refund up to November 1. Beyond this date no registrations will be refunded.
If you still have any questions regarding your personal academic situation contact your Programme Manager. Some information can be found here.
All Graduands who attend the Graduation Ceremony MUST come to the briefing beforehand. This is to ensure that the ceremony will go smoothly with more than 800 graduands present.
Entrance for the Graduands will be via the main entrance to Mariinsky II. There will be signs and helpers indicating the entrance.
Upon arrival, you MUST register. If this is your first event of the Annual Events, you will receive your Dinner and/or Party bracelets, which are personal and not to be lost (entrance will not be authorised without bracelets).
Graduands are allowed 2 guests. Guests can register on Saturday from 2pm onwards at the Guests registration desk, on the ground floor of the Mariinsky II. Entrance via main door from 34 Dekabristov Street . Pre-arranged seating will be planned and tickets and bracelets will be given to guests at this time. If you have a guest with special needs please let the organizer’s team know via firstname.lastname@example.org
The doors to the Graduation Hall will open at 2:30 pm (MST,UTC +3) sharp, 30 minutes before the Graduation Ceremony starts.
Guests are requested to:
- Ensure that all mobile phones are switched off during the ceremony
- Remain in their seats during the ceremony to ensure a clear path for the graduands going on stage
- Photographs may be taken, but only from seats while the ceremony is in progress (without flash)
The ceremony will be broadcasted LIVE so your friends and family, who cannot attend the ceremony, can enjoy watching it! Pay attention the ceremony starts at 3:00 pm (MST,UTC +3)
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The ceremony will be broadcasted LIVE so your friends and family who cannot attend the ceremony, can enjoy watching it! Pay attention the ceremony starts at 3:00 pm!
CEMS Annual Events 2015 key-note speaker is a famous American businessman, John Pepper.
Born August 2, 1938 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School (then Portsmouth Priory) in Rhode Island, then graduated from Yale University in 1960, where he served on the board of the Yale Daily News.
From 1963 to 2003, he served in various positions at Procter & Gamble, including the CEO and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors until December 2003. John Pepper also served as Vice President of finance and administration at Yale University from January 2004 to December 2005. He has been a director of The Walt Disney Company since 2006 and of Boloco since 2007, a Boston-based restaurant chain that his son John co-founded in 1997.
He served as a fellow of the Yale Corporation from 1995 to 2003, including two years as senior fellow, and also served as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Yale School of Management. He now serves on the Board of Trustees of Xavier University and the boards of Boston Scientific and Motorola. Mr. Pepper was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2008.
John Pepper, one of the legendary world business leaders at the turn of the XXI century, has written about the story of Procter & Gamble in Russia in 90’s and included in his book an appendix in which he tells the story of GSOM SPBU. As the first Chairman of the GSOM Advisory Board Mr. Pepper was also the driving figure behind a large fund-raising campaign to support the renovation of the current Master Programmes building and the development of GSOM in general.