The CEMS Alumni Association is very pleased to announce registration has opened for the CEMS Annual Events 2015.

This year the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM) kindly hosts the CEMS community from Friday 27 until Sunday 29 November, 2015. A cultural trip is planned from Monday 30 November until Wednesday 2 December.

The CEMS Annual Events are the highlight event of the CEMS year. Don’t miss these spectacular Events, where 2,000+ members of our community gather in St.Petersburg to network, do business, be inspired, celebrate friendship and the graduation of close to 1,000 CEMS students newly joining our global CEMS Alumni network.

Program Brochure and Website
CLICK HERE for a downloadable brochure with the most up-to-date information on the Alumni program in a handy format. The brochure includes information on recommended hotels, schedule, prices and venues. More information can also be found on the official CEMS AE2015 website:

Registration Deadlines and Discounts
You can register until Nov. 2nd (3pm CET) on

  • Early bird: If you register before Sept. 15th (midnight CET) you will benefit from a 10% discount 
  • CEMS Alumni Association members: If you are already / become a lifelong member (€600) or a 2015 member (€60), you can receive an additional discount of up to €65 this year to participate in the CEMS Annual Events. New lifelong members also receive a CEMS hoodie!
Become a CEMS Alumni Association member now JOIN HERE! and receive immediate access to the discount on your CEMS Annual Events 2015 payment. In addition, your contribution supports increasing the value of the CEMS network and services, events and benefits to you.

You can bring up to 2 guests to the events. Due to capacity constraints the Annual Meeting Dinner and Graduation Dinner are restricted to 1 guest. Some Alumni do not take any guests, you might be able to reserve using their places/ you can contact us

1-, 2- or 3-day Cultural Trip and Events in St. Petersburg and Moscow
Our event provider, Fremad, is planning to offer a number of organised tourist opportunities to local St. Petersburg sites as well as in Moscow. Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December the cultural events will take place in St. Petersburg; Wednesday 2 December there will be a program in Moscow. You can indicate your interest during registration. More information will follow next week.

Recommended Hotels
To book a room at a CEMS AE2015 partner hotel, please go to the following link: and register using this promo-code : CEMSAE2015

We recommend Alumni to stay at the Solo Sokos Palace Bridge Hotel, since almost all Saturday events and the Sunday brunch will take place at or close to this venue.

Official Carrier for the CEMS AE 2015
Aeroflot has agreed to serve as the official carrier for the CEMS Annual Events 2015.  Airline reservations can be made from today via the following link Aeroflot Reservation using this promo-code :  SPB15

Please contact the nearest Russian consulate to check whether you will need a visa to enter Russia. The recommendation is that ALL participants who need a visa apply for tourist visas. Be aware, depending on your nationality, the visa process can take a few days up until a few weeks.

You start your visa process by booking a room at a hotel. If you book at the CEMS recommended hotels, you will receive a tourist voucher and confirmation of hotel reservation automatically – within a few days – which you need to submit together with your visa application. If you prefer to make your own hotel reservation, please remember to ask the hotel for a tourist voucher and confirmation of hotel reservation.

NB: In some countries the consulate will actually require the hotel confirmation to indicate that the hotel has been paid in full, and/ or they require a copy of your return flight ticket booking. Please check carefully in advance if you need these items. You can also consider using a visa service agency. You pay a fee and they will arrange the visa for you without you having to go to the consulate.

We look forward to welcoming you and seeing you in St. Petersburg! 

With best regards,

Konstantin Krotov                                      Guillaume Klossa                                     Wieteke Dupain
Director of Master Programs                   President                                                   Executive Director
Graduate School of Management           CEMS Alumni Association                       CEMS Alumni Association
University of St. Petersburg