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Getting ready for Worldwide Alumni Celebration

By Susie Balch, Associate Dean, Advancement

The Dean, staff, faculty and alumni are busy making the final preparations for our annual Worldwide Alumni Celebrations (WAC), which will take place in around 80 cities globally this September and October.

WAC is our annual celebration of the 44,000-strong alumni community. Events range from a few alumni together in a pub to large scale events like London WAC with hundreds gathered to hear from the Dean and Faculty. At our larger events alumni get the latest updates on the School, hear from our world-class faculty and have fun networking with each other over drinks.

The London WAC 2018, our largest, is Thursday 4 October but events take place all over the world from Monday 24 September (kicking off in São Paulo with the Dean) through to Tuesday 23 October in Shanghai.

This year the Dean will attend six WACs – São Paulo, New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

WAC is a great opportunity to strengthen our alumni community and showcase the value of the LBS brand all over the world. This year we’ll be trialling an effort to harness the power of digital at WAC by extending the learning experience in New York and London. We’ll be engaging with attendees both before and after the event with curated content to make the experience more impactful. 

Susie Balch

Associate Dean, Advancement