Alumni Meeting 2017

We were delighted to host over 200 BGSE alumni, from all masters cohorts and programs, from 28 countries, for this historic reunion event!

Meeting highlights

More than 300 alumni registered to attend the meeting, and finally 215 checked in at one or more of the events. Our goal was to have 10% of the entire alumni community there (170 of you), so the turnout surpassed our expectations!

Watch a video of highlights from the meeting

See all the photos

Download the participant list (all those who registered)

Download the 2017 Alumni Outlook Magazine

Participants came from 28 countries

Countries with the most alumni who attended the meeting were Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Switzerland.

Other countries represented were: Albania, Austria, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States.

Faculty "tertúlia"

Professors from the masters Jaume Ventura, Hannes Mueller, and Massimo Motta led a discussion on current topics in Economics research.

For those who weren't able to attend, you can watch the video of the full session below (it may give you some flashbacks from your days in the classroom!)

Watch video of the faculty tertúlia

The new Alumni Initiative

We heard about the new Alumni Initiative from Barcelona GSE leaders and staff including Teresa Garcia-Milà, Director of the BGSE; Ramon Marimon, Chairman of the BGSE; Joan Rubió, Communications and Engagement Manager; and Frederic Vandyck, the new Alumni Relations Officer.

We also heard from three alumni: Daniele Alimonti (EPP '16), Ilaria Vigo (EPP '16), and Thomas Woiczyk (Economics '14)

Watch the video on YouTube

Firewalk: success starts in your mind!

The last activity before dinner was the firewalk. It's tough to explain, so you'll just have to ask someone who was there what this was all about!

(If you have photos from the firewalk, we'd love to see them!)

Closing dinner and iPad winners!

We ended the day with dinner at Arenal Restaurant, where the two winners of the iPads from the networking game were announced. They were Dora Simon (ITFD '14) and Gábor Malatinszky (Macro '16). Congratulations! 

After dinner, the party continued at SalCafé...

Photos from the meeting

View the photo album on Flickr

Share your photos on Instagram or Twitter:

Celebrating 10 years of BGSE masters

The meeting took place during the BGSE's 10th Anniversary celebration. Many alumni took advantage of the occasion to attend the celebration activities, such as the roundtable with BGSE Scientific Council members on "The Practical Influence of Economics Research"

Watch the roundtable video and see other highlights from the 10th Anniversary

Your suggestions are welcome!

If you attended the meeting, don't forget to fill out the short survey with your feedback!

Take the survey (just three questions!)

All alumni are welcome to share suggestions and ideas for the next events:

Send an email to