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AAIC Colombia Recap

Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Daniele Lea
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AIESEC Alumni International Congress in Cartegena, Colombia was a wonderful reminder of how global AIESEC is, and the value of a growing and active alumni community. Our world still needs our energy and global vision and it can't end when we graduate.  AIESEC is known for its leadership development and the alumni community can continue that legacy.  Over the past several years the attendance at AAIC has grown from just 60 in Porto, Portugal in 2015,  to 260+ in Cartagena this year. The number of countries actively re-engaging the alumni base is increasing as well, there were 40 alumni countries represented this year.

The conference offered two tracks, one for national and regional alumni organization leaders and an AIESECTalks track with presentations by numerous alums on current topics and issues.

In addition, the alumni were included in the Opening Ceremonies of International Congress and both students and alumni attended the Alumni Hall of Fame dinner.

In AIESEC fashion there were working sessions and fun evening events as well, including a White Night party.  And, there was a golf tournament and alumni Olympics, not to mention 3 different study tours following the conference.  Alumni traveled to the mountains where Colombian coffee is grown to the beautiful Amazon.

AIESEC Alumni International shared their vision for the global organization and just like here in the US, where AIESEC Life and AIESEC US work closely together, AI and AAI are building those bonds as well.  Abdo, the new PAI, took time from IC to address the alumni plenary directly and share their successes.

The global alumni network is growing and with it there will be more opportunities available to experience the excitement of AIESEC again.  In fact, mark your calendars now for March 2018 - two different Regional Alumni Congress are being planned.  One in Argentina and the other in Kenya!  More details will be shared soon.


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