The Gala is the highlight of ESCP Europe's social calendar, gathering together alumni, students, corporate partners and staff for a celebration of the School's history and achievements. This year's event will take place in the ballroom of Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel.
19:00 Drinks reception with music
20:00 Dinner and prize draw
22:00 Live music, followed by DJ
Dress Code: Black Tie
Directions to the venue
Tickets for the Gala are now on sale. Current students can buy theirs for £50 and Alumni for £70. Members of the public are invited to purchase tickets priced at £100. Click here to buy yours!
Students/Alumni: If you buy an additional ticket for a guest please be sure to enter the guest's name during your purchase. The name of your guest must appear on our attendee list.
As students and alumni are being offered substantial discounts (below cost price), please note that only one additional ticket may be purchased for an external guest at the prices quoted above. Additional tickets may be bought at full price (£100 per person)
Alumni/Public: A discount is available for table bookings (this excludes student tickets). Please contact Shireen Fraser for more information.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact Solene Hoyez.
ESCP Europe strives to attract the best students, regardless of their financial background. As such, the School offers a selection of financial need and merit-based scholarships. Around 400 are awarded each year, representing a total of €1,500,000. All proceeds from this year's prize draw will be donated to this fund.
Tickets will be available for purchase on the night. If you or your company would like to sponsor a prize, please contact Shireen Fraser.
All additional donations are welcome and will contribute to the School's commitment to helping students who would not otherwise be able to study with us.
The 2013 Gala took place on 15th March, 2013 in the 1930s Art Deco Ballroom of the Grosvenor House Hotel. It celebrated our 40th year in the UK as pioneers of cross-border business education.
With a distinguished, glamorous, and aristocratic pedigree stretching back nearly 350 years, this was the perfect venue to celebrate the establishment of ESCP Europe - the World's First Business School (est. 1819) - as the first business school to go multi-campus outside of its founding country.
The evening began with a drinks reception, swiftly followed by the call to dinner and a welcome address by Professor Patrick Gougeon, Director of the London campus, and ESCP Europe Dean Professor Edouard Husson. We were also delighted to welcome Bernard Emie, Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom, who also delivered a special address.
After a delicious three-course dinner, there was a charity prize draw which featured high end gifts from our friends at Eurostar, Oundle Bespoke Apartments, Cartier, Bicester Village, the Grosvenor Hotel, Estée Lauder, Château de l'Hestrange and Basilico Pizza. All proceeds raised from the draw went to Marketing For Change, a student organisation founded to support the yearly charity trip our MSc in Marketing & Creativity students make to Uganda. As a part of the Raising the Pyramid module, this venture offers students the chance to create value in an ethical and sustainable way by sharing their marketing competences and entrepreneurial skills with a community under development. In total, £1,600 was raised.
The Gala celebrates not only the achievements of ESCP Europe as a whole, but also those of its talented students. Continuing this tradition, members of the student body took to the stage to provide musical accompaniment to the meal and the party which followed. CoMu, the Music Association of ESCP Europe's students, did the honours yet again, spotlighting the talents of: Clara Gold (Piano), Adrien Lin (Bass), Alan Snrech (Drums), Sylvian Chevalier (Guitar), Anne-Claire Michel, Andréa Ankri-Avy, Soraya Filali-Serraj, Timothée Jochum, Samuel Karson, Matthieu Pichon, Maeva Renaud, Kaycie Teitscheid and Marton Szabo (Drums).
We hope all who attended enjoyed celebrating the UK campus' 40th anniversary!
To view more pictures from this event, please visit our Flickr page.