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7th Annual MBA Meeting at the CaixaForum Barcelona

[28/05/09]

The 7th Annual MBA Meeting was held on 28th May at the CaixaForum in Barcelona. As every year, IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and its Alumni Associationorganised the meeting for all the promotions on the MBA part time and MBA full time programmes. For this year's edition, the ?La Caixa? also collaborated in this event by providing the venue for the celebration.

The aim of this annual meeting is to promote contacts among former MBA students. For this reason the event focuses on networking activities and in this case, due to the historical interest of the building, a cultural activity was also included. The CaixaForum building was created out of the former textile factory designed by Puig i Cadafalch, one of the most outstanding architects of the Modernist movement.

The event began with a guided tour of the building, during which students had the opportunity to learn about the secrets surrounding the construction of the building, as well as the different activities which have taken place in it since its construction. Following this, there were a few brief institutional presentations in the auditorium which were followed by another given by the president of the Alumni Association, Alberto Figueiras.

The event continued with a networking activity based on speed dating which allowed each of the attendees to get to know 10 others in the 3 minute period during which they exchanged business cards.

Finally, the networking concluded with an open-air cocktail party and dinner on the patio of the CaixaForum, a unique urban example of industrial modernism.

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