International Newsletter editorial
We are pleased to send you this International Newsletter in which you will find information on the School and on the alumni network, including the new Alumni Board Members and Ambassadors, upcoming events and Forever career services.
During the last two weeks, emlyon business school entered into history! In the press releases that we sent to the entire emlyon community, we announced not only the opening up of share capital of emlyon business school but also the creation of a new early makers hub in central Lyon which will replace the current Ecully campus, bringing emlyon to the forefront of the educational experience.
Notably, encouraged by the CCI, emlyon business school has evolved its structure toward the Early Makers Group SA allowing for private investment to own share capital in the School. Today, exclusive negotiations are underway with Qualium Investissements and BPI France Investissements to become major partners in the development of the School. As alumni, you will have the possibility to become a shareholder in the School and thus not only part of its past and present but also its future. Information on this great opportunity will follow!
In 2022 and in celebration of the School’s 150th anniversary, we will be opening the doors of a new educational hub that will be designed to favor and stimulate an open flow of interactions and experiences in the heart of Lyon. This new 30,000 square meter site will be fully integrated into the urban fabric of the city and include the most advanced new technologies and innovative learning practices. We will keep you posted!
During the past five years, our school has significantly expanded its global presence and has made the move from internationalization to globalization.
Initially a region-based international school with the historical Ecully and Saint Etienne campuses, emlyon business school has become a global network of five campuses through the creation of new campuses in Casablanca, Shanghai and Paris.
Just days after becoming the new Dean, Dr. Tawhid Chtioui made it a priority to communicate directly to alumni about his vision and ambitions for the School.
More than one fifth of the emlyon alumni community is now living or working outside France’s borders, in more than 120 different countries.
In order to strengthen the links between alumni, organize high added-value events in the world’s major cities and help newcomers to acclimate to their new surroundings, we can count on a strong network of ambassadors all over the world.
All our volunteers and ambassadors – and those who wish to contribute – are invited to the first ever Alumni Summer Camp on August 29 and 30 in Lyon. After closed-door conferences, sessions and meetings to share best practices, the two-day event will conclude with an open party event for all alumni on the new Terrace at the Ecully campus.
At the end of the year, on December 5th, which coincides with the weekend of Lyon Light Festival, alumni around the world are invited to attend a Global Digital Day, the first common annual event for all alumni in each major city. All events will be digitally linked. 24 hours of festivities are promised for alumni all over the world!
Alumni Forever Strong
Today, emlyon has 32,000 alumni all over the world!
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our young alumni – Class of 2018 – who have formally entered into the alumni community during the Graduation Ceremony held in Lyon in April!
We were very happy to have many young alumni at our side during the May 9th Gala Event at the Maison de la Radio which was focused on two major themes: Engagement and Crossing over Generations. For the second year in a row, you have voted for alumni who embody the School’s values in the Makers Awards. A hearty congratulations to our winners!
You will find all the alumni network news on the Forever website (alumni directory, events, calendar, webinars, clubs and geographical groups, exclusive services for lifelong members, etc.). You have the capacity to choose between English and French when you access the site. Also, please do not forget to update your profile in order to stay in touch with your preferred communities and to receive information relevant to your interests.
Hope to see you soon!