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On 11th June 2019, ESCP’s London campus hosted the 5th edition of its annual Summer Soirée, this year celebrating the School’s Bicentenary of forward-thinking business education. 

The event is dedicated to reconnecting and networking amongst the School’s 60,000-strong Alumni network. 107 graduates spanning from 1954 to 2019 attended the event, which was hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London’s sophisticated rooftop terrace.

The School welcomed Laurence Hollobon (96), HR Vice President of the Bel Group, who gave an inspirational speech. This was accompanied by a welcome address by the London Campus Dean, Prof. Simon Mercado

Dean of ESCP, Prof. Frank Bournois, was proud to share with ESCP’s community that on 11th June 2019, the EFMD extended ESCP’s EQUIS accreditation for five more years. ESCP is among the 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-accredited.  The Dean also spoke about other achievements during the past year, including an 11th place ranking in the Financial Times' European Business School rankings, and a 5th, 2nd and 10th place global ranking for its Master in Management, Advanced Master in Finance, and Executive MBA respectively. 

Since the 2018 Summer Soirée, ESCP’s London School and Campus was named UK Business School of the Year at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards – known as the Oscars of the Higher Education sector. This follows the recognition of Highly Commended in the same category at the 2017 awards. Read more

The event was a collaboration between the ESCP Alumni Association, the ESCP Foundation and the School’s London Campus

The School is dedicated to continuously building on each year’s successes with the support of its community. After the success of its inaugural Fundraising Gala in October 2018, which raised over £220k and greatly contributed to the ESCP Scholarship Programme, the School is launching a new edition of this event in its Bicentenary year. The ESCP Bicentenary Fundraising Gala Dinner will take place on 7th November 2019. The funds collected during this Gala will allow ESCP to grant scholarships for tuition fees to outstanding and deserving students through its European Scholarship Programme. Save the date! 

We would like to thank all alumni, faculty and staff who joined us at this event. It was a true pleasure to spend time with you on an early Summer evening, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the ESCP London campus soon!