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CEMS at the London School of Economics and Political Science presents:

RCC

CONFERENCE 28 JAN - 1 FEB 2014 LSE, LONDON

NEW WORLD ORDER – WHAT’S NEXT FOR EUROPE? Bringing together world-renowned academics, influential corporations and selected CEMS students to share knowledge on the pressing issues and future challenges for Europe from a business perspective.

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BACKGROUND AND VISION From January 29th to February 1st 2014 the students of the CEMS Master’s in International Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science will be hosting the first RCC Conference in the heart of London. The goal of the conference is to bring together a range of diverse stakeholders such as academics, corporate partners, political representatives, students and alumni to discuss and share knowledge on the pressing issues and future challenges for Europe.

The purpose and vision of the RCC Conference is not only to familiarize international master students with different topics and relevant debates on global issues but also to build a bridge between the academic, political and corporate world. Out of the conviction that challenges of the 21 st century require an ever-growing interplay of different actors from different backgrounds, this conference seeks to initiate closer cooperation and communication among them.

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T H E M E 2 01 4 : 
 NEW WORLD ORDER – WHAT’S NEXT FOR EUROPE? The theme of this year’s RCC Conference will be: “New World Order – What’s next for Europe?” In light of the fact that the Western world is fast losing its privileged position and whilst new actors assert themselves, the future of Europe and its economic dominance seem to be at stake. Which economic and political role will Europe play in the future? Which trends are likely to influence the emerging new world order? How can Europe overcome its current political and economic crisis? This 3-day CEMS conference will consist of lectures, skills seminars and presentations, in which selected participants will shed a light on different future scenarios. In this regards, we also will be hosting a panel discussion on

the topic. The panel will include policy m a ke r s , re s e a rc h e r s a n d c o r p o r a t e representatives.

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! “Rerum Cognoscere Causas” RCC stems from the LSE’s school motto “Rerum Cognoscere Causas” and means “understanding the causes of things”. This phrase implies that no important issue can be fully understood through a single lens. Critical understanding requires the integration of different disciplines, perspectives and ways of thinking, and lays the groundwork for this conference.

! ! CEMS MASTER’S IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education is a strategic alliance of the world’s leading business schools and universities with multinational companies and NGOs. Currently CEMS comprises 29 academic institutions across 4 continents, over 70 corporate partners and 4 social partners from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. The aim of CEMS is to set a global standard of excellence, providing education and research for highly selected students who aspire to play a leading role in a global context. Consistent rankings in the top 10 of the Financial Times have confirmed the unique status of CEMS MIM as the first supra-national Master of Science program.

While the academic institutions provide the highest standards of teaching and research excellence, the CEMS Corporate Partners (see page 6) contribute with their practical and business-oriented skills and experience necessary to achieve the greatest level of success. CEMS Alumni are the perfect embodiment of highly qualified young professionals eager to comprehend and appreciate the diversity of cultures all over the world. Today, over 7000 alumni of more than 70 nationalities live and work in over 70 countries. “The most exclusive business master’s prog ramme in the world and its membership reflects a commitment to ethics, high standards and global citizenship.” (Guardian, 2013)

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PARTICIPANTS & VENUE 120 to 150 hand-picked international students from CEMS and LSE will attend this year’s RCC Conference. Students are selected on the basis of their motivation and previous experience with regard to the subject. A certain number of academics, corporate partners, policy makers, media partners, and CEMS Alumni will be invited. While the workshops will be conducted in small groups of 25-30 students, the speeches and panel discussions aim to address a large audience and will be open to public. Events will take place at the LSE Campus.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE Wed, 29.01.14

Thu, 30.01.14

Fri, 31.01.14

Registration & Coffee

Welcome coffee

09:30

Academic opening speech
 (Open to public)

Opening speech
 (Open to public)

10:00

Coffee break

Coffee break

10:30 11:30

Workshop: 
 Consultancy and Financial Industry

Workshop:
 Manufacturing

12:00

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08:00 08:30 09:00

11:00

12:30 13:00

Participants' 
 arrival

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W3

W4

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W10

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Sat, 01.02.14

 

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Lunch & Speed dating

Lunch & Speed dating

Workshop:
 Luxury and Consumer Goods

Workshop:
 Innovation and Technology

Final presentations

13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00

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15:30 16:00

W6

W7

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Coffee break

16:30 17:00

Closing speech
 (Open to public)

17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30

Introduction 
 & Dinner 
 Premium Partner Keynote

Networking Event with Corporate Partners

21:00

Social activities

W13

W14

W15

W16

London City Rally

Coffee break

Panel discussion
 (Open to public) Free Time Canapés & Cocktail

Social activities

Farewell Dinner & Party

21:30

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE 
 The conference is organised by an international body of CEMS Master’s in International Management students at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

! ! PRESIDENT Lars Oehler (CBS, Denmark)
 


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COMMUNICATION & SPEAKERS

MARKETING & IT

Emmanuelle Aubert (HEC, France)
 Lorenzo Casalini (Bocconi, Italy)

Muhammet Sevim (RSM, Netherlands)
 Trieu Pham (Nova, Portugal)

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FINANCE

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Philipp Hannemann (FGV, Brazil)
 Nemo Rime (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Emmanuelle Aubert (HEC, France)
 Jayesh Kumar Sharma (HEC, France)


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 Special thanks to: Dr Emma Soane (CEMS Academic Director, LSE)
 Maryane Mwaniki (CEMS Programme Manager, LSE)
 & the CEMS Club London

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! CEMS Corporate Partners 2013 A.T. Kearney ABB Arçelik Arla Foods AstraZeneca PLC Barilla Beiersdorf AG BNP Paribas Crédit Agricole S.A. Daymon Worldwide Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Deutsche Bank EADS Energias de Portugal, S.A. EF Education First Fung Management GDF SUEZ Google Henkel HSBC Indesit Company s.p.a.

ING Group Integration Consulting Kerry Group plc Kikkoman Corporation KONE Kowa Company, Ltd KPMG L'Oréal Lawson, Inc LVMH Maersk MasterCard McKinsey & Company Millennium bcp MOL Group Mondi Europe & Int. Nokia Corporation Nomura Novo Nordisk Oesterreichische NationalBank OMV Aktiengesellschaft

PricewaterhouseCoopers Procter & Gamble QBE Insurance Group Limited Reckitt Benckiser SABMiller plc Salesforce.com Inc. Sberbank Shell Siemens Mgmt. Consulting Sistema ŠKODA AUTO a.s. Société Générale Statkraft AS Statoil Swiss RE UBS Unibail-Rodamco UniCredit Vodafone Whirlpool Wolseley Group


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