20 Years of CEMS at VŠE

VŠE is celebrating 20 years as a CEMS Alliance member. Moreover, CEMS Alliance celebrates its 30th anniversary.

We find this anniversary as a nice opportunity to bring together all 543 alumni who graduated in years 1998 – 2017. We cordially invite all CEMS alumni, students, prospective students (who are interested in CEMS), corporate partners representatives and academics to the event: „20th Anniversary of VŠE in CEMS Alliance“, that will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00 – 9:30 p.m. on the premises of the University of Economics, Prague.

CEMS is about networking, so let’s meet, network and enjoy a nice afternoon and evening together.

Registration is needed – please, register before April 12, 208 via this form.


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rajska Building Atrium

CEMS Stand

CEMS students will answer all information of the prospective students.

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Room: RB 359 (Rajská Building, 3rd floor)

CEMS Students to Prospective Students

CEMS students will introduce the CEMS programme to the students who are interested in our programme.

Participants: CEMS students, prospective students, CEMS alumni.

4:30 – 5:45 PM  


Room: RB 338 (Rajská Building, 3rd floor)

CEMS Talk: Mentoring

Active participants:

  • Pavlina Simurdova CEMS Alumni LC President, Partner Development in EdTech, EDU Enthusiast
  • Vojtech Oplestil CEMS Alumni LC Vice-President, Management Consultant at PWC
  • Jan Gemrich “Innovation as an Investment”, exGoogler, Partner at Focus Design

Introducing the concept of mentoring through the CEMS alumni experience (mentors) together with the experience of the CEMS students (mentees). During the Soirée, there will be a chance to meet the mentors in person and later define the preferences for desired mentor/mentors.

Participants: CEMS students, CEMS alumni.


Room: RB 359 (Rajská Building, 3rd floor)

CEMS Mock Assessment Centre

Prospective students can experience how it is to go through the real CEMS assessment centre, which is a part of the admission process. This AC is led by Veronika Motlová (Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology, Faculty of Business Administration).

Participants: prospective students.

Registration for the AC here.

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Room: RB 101 (Rajská Building, 1st floor)

Inaugural Speech by Hana Machková – Rector of the University

Panel Discussion among 4 CEMS Alumni (graduation 1998 – 2017) on the Topic “How CEMS Influenced My Life Path”

5 CEMS alumni from the years 1998 – 2017 will reveal more about their CEMS spirit and their further career path after graduation. The discussion will be moderated by the CEMS Academic Director Ladislav Tyll and the CEMS alumnus Petr Šmíd, Head of Consumer Marketing CEE at Google.

Active participants:

  • Tomáš Hruška (graduation in 1998) – General Manager at L’Oréal Czech Republic / Hungary / Slovakia
  • Michal Sládek (graduation in 2003) – recently Restructuring and Growth leader at OKD, a.s.
  • Matouš Michněvič (graduation in 2006) – Vice President at Merchant Loyalty & Partnerships
  • Marie Vyskočilová (graduation in 2010) – Head of Category Management & Trade Marketing CZ/SK at Henkel
  • Dominik Novák (graduation in 2016) – Senior Consultant, Strategy at Deloitte Czech Republic

Participants: CEMS students, CEMS alumni, CEMS corporate partners representatives, VŠE representatives, prospective students.

7:00 – 9:30 PM

Academic Club Restaurant

Soirée in the restaurant Academic Club (Akademický klub).

Participants: CEMS students, CEMS alumni, CEMS corporate partners representatives, VŠE representatives.

Dress Code: Smart Casual

If you are CEMS alumni and you are neither a corporate partner representative nor CEMS Alumni Association member, we would kindly ask you to pay 300 CZK via bank transfer before April 12 (you received details via email) or 400 CZK at the venue. The registration fee is to be used as a donation for the CEMS Alumni Association Prague for further development of the CEMS Alumni activities in the Czech Republic. Thank you for your generous support.

  • Account number: 2900119575/2010
  • IBAN: CZ16 2010 0000 0029 0011 9575
  • Variable symbol: 19042018
  • Reference (Note): Surname

Meanwhile, we would like to collect the “Alumni Success Stories”.  We desire to publish CEMS alumni stories on our Facebook and web page. If you are willing to share your story with the photo, please, fill in your story in the registration form or in case you cannot attend the event, please, fill in this form. Thank you very much.

Looking forward to seeing you,


Šárka Otčenášková

CEMS Corporate Relations Manager

CEMS Communications Manager

On behalf of VŠE CEMS Team


Pavlína Šimurdová

CEMS Alumni Prague President

On behalf of CEMS Alumni Prague Board