Bringing together world-renowned academics, top managers and consultants to share knowledge on the pressing issues and future challenges for Europe from a business perspective.



Inspired by the LSE's school motto Rerum Cognoscere Causas – "to understand the causes of things", the RCC Conference will bring together a range of diverse stakeholders including world-renowned academics, top managers and consultants, influential policy makers and selected CEMS students to understand the pressing issues and future challenges for Europe from a business perspective.

The RCC Conference is the first CEMS conference in London organised by and for CEMS students.

Theme 2014: New World Order – What's Next For Europe?



In light of the fact that the Western world is fast losing its privileged position and whilst new actors assert themselves, the future of Europe and its economic dominance seem to be at stake. Which economic and political role will Europe play in the future? Which trends are likely to influence the emerging new world order? And particularly, how can Europe overcome its current political and economic crisis?

With a mix of lectures, skills seminars and presentations, the RCC Conference in 2014 will shed light on different future scenarios. In this regards, we also will be hosting a panel discussion with selected experienced panel members. The panel will include policy makers, researchers and corporate representatives.

In addition to the learning experience, this event will give participants the opportunity to get to know one of the most vital and multifaceted cities in the world.

  • Christophe de CallatayManaging Director, Association of Executive Search Consultants
  • Claudia D'ArpizioLeader of Luxury Goods and Fashion Practice, Bain & Company
  • Giovanni CagnoliCEO, Bain & Company Italy
  • Massimo Della RagioneCo-Head, Goldman Sachs Italy
  • Vittorio ColaoCEO, Vodafone Group
  • Andrew DuffMember of the European Parliament & President, Union of European Federalists
  • Hans MartensFormer Chief Executive, Senior Adviser on Energy, Public Service Reform and CHES, European Policy Centre
  • Jackie MinorHead of Representation London, European Commission
  • Kevin FeatherstoneProfessor of European Politics, LSE
  • Mats PerssonDirector, Open Europe Think Thank
  • Financial Services
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Luxury & Consumer Goods
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Luxury & Consumer Goods
  • Luxury & Consumer Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services
  • Automotive & Aviation
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Luxury & Consumer Goods
  • Automotive & Aviation
Wed, 29.01.14
Thu, 30.01.14
Fri, 31.01.14
Sat, 01.02.14
Participants' arrival
Registration & Coffee
Welcome Coffee
Social Day:
Free Time
London City Rally
CEMS Alumni Meeting
Farewell Dinner & Party
Day opening speech
Day opening speech
Coffee with Freshminds
Coffee break
Financial Services
Manufacturing & Energy
Lunch & Speed Dating
Lunch & Speed Dating
Luxury & Consumer Goods
Innovation & Technology
Coffee with Daymon Worldwide
Coffee break
Closing Speech
Panel Discussion
Introduction & Dinner
with Premium Partner
Networking Event with Corporate Partners
Canapés & Cocktail
Social Activities
Social Activities

We are very grateful to our sponsors without whom the conference would not be possible.

We would like to thank to our strategic partners for their generous support:

The RCC Conference 2014 is proudly supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund is an essential resource that helps LSE to maintain its status as a world class university. Thanks to unrestricted gifts from alumni, parents, governors, staff and friends of LSE, the Annual Fund is able to support a wide variety of projects across the School that transform the student experience, enhance research and teaching, and support students in financial need.

To learn more about the LSE Annual Fund, please click here.


Thank you very much for your interest in the RCC Conference!

Registration for the 2014 RCC Conference is now closed.

If you would like to register for the waiting list, please click here. We will notify you about the outcome of your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@rcc-conference.org.


The RCC Conference was founded by an international body of CEMS Master's in International Management students at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lars Oehler (CBS, LSE)
Emmanuelle Aubert (HEC, LSE)
Lorenzo Casalini (Bocconi, LSE)
Muhammet Sevim (RSM, LSE)
Nemo Rime (St. Gallen, LSE)
Philipp Hannemann (FGV, LSE)
Trieu Pham (Nova, LSE)

Special thanks to:
Dr. Emma Soane (CEMS Academic Director, LSE)
Maryane Mwaniki (CEMS Programme Manager, LSE)
& the CEMS Club London


What does "RCC" stand for?

RCC stands for the LSE’s university motto “Rerum Cognoscere Causas” – “to understand the causes of things” and implies that no important issue can be fully understood applying a single lens. Critical understanding requires the integration of different disciplines and perspectives and lays the groundwork for our CEMS conference.

When can I register for the conference?

The application process for the RCC Conference will open on Wednesday, December 18th and close once all spots have been allocated. We review applications on a rolling basis.

How much does it cost?

The participation fee for attending the RCC Conference is £60 (After a generous contribution of the LSE Annual Fund, we are happy to announce that we can lower the price for participation to £40). This will give you access to speeches, panel discussions, four industry-focused workshops, corporate speed-dating as well as a networking drink on Thursday evening. Food will be provided depending on our final budget.

How can I make the payment?

The conference fee has to be paid via the LSE e-shop. Please find further instructions in your acceptance email.

Will I receive ECTS credits for attending the conference?

Yes, current CEMS MIM students will receive 3 days of skills seminars which is equivalent to 1 ECTS credits.

Is the conference open to only CEMS students?

No, the conference is open to both LSE and CEMS students. Speeches are open to the public.

How can I signup for a preferred workshop?

Applicants will have the opportunity to give their preferences for the workshops. We will try to take your preferences into consideration. However, the final decision will be made by those corporate partners that conduct the workshops.

How can I apply for a speed dating session?

You do not have to apply for interviews. By agreeing on the transmission of your data your CV will be send to and screened by the corporate partners. We will send you a notification in case of a positive answer.

How can I find my way around when I arrive?

London has a high number of international airports and their distances vary significantly from the city centre: London City (11 km), Heathrow (22 km), Gatwick (48 km), Luton (57 km) and Stansted (64 km). Airport shuttles leave frequently and costs amount to £5-10. We highly recommend checking departure times before you book your flight!

How can I find accommodation?

We are currently negotiating discounts with hostels located near LSE venues (Holborn Underground Station). Low-priced hostels are

- YHA (http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-central),
- International Student House (http://www.ish.org.uk/),
- LSE Passfield Hall (http://www.lsevacations.co.uk/Accommodation/Passfield-Hall/Passfield-Hall.aspx#sthash.Hme2gLHG.dpbs).

We are also trying to set up a ‘buddy program’ in which local students can offer a place to stay for free. In turn, they will have access to all the speeches, networking events and social activities. If you are interested in participating as a host please write us an e-mail to info@rcc-conference.org

Any other questions?

Just write us an email to info@rcc-conference.org. We are happy to answer any queries!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


In addition, please get in touch with the appropriate team for specific enquiries:

Speakers: speakers@rcc-conference.org
Sponsorship: sponsorship@rcc-conference.org
Marketing: marketing@rcc-conference.org
Media: media@rcc-conference.org

RCC Conference, LSE Department of Management
New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 2AE