Sun, hospitable people, delicious food and splendid wines … Sounds like Madrid? Yes, but no! It’s about Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the pearl of Caucasus, and this is where the CIS+ Alumni Get Together took place on June 5-7.

In total, 35 alumni from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan joined us for three wonderful days in one of the most beautiful cities of the region.

The event started off on Friday with a welcome dinner hosted by Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, Vice Chairman of the School, to get the team warmed up for the next day.

Saturday has been busy with teambuilding activities facilitated by Balwinder Powar, IE Leadership Professor, Pitches of startups/businesses by alumni, Georgian cooking show and wine tasting delivered by Fernando Cortiñas, IE Marketing Professor and a notable wine connoisseur. The combination of business and fun ensured that everyone had a great time and tanked up with new knowledge and impressions.

On next day, some of the alumni had a tour around the ancient Tbilisi to make sure they fall in love with the country for good and all.

It was an unforgettable weekend and we, the CIS+ team, want to say THANK YOU to everyone who made it such a huge success. And especially to our Georgian alumni who once again demonstrated why Georgian people are celebrated around the world for their legendary hospitality. Madloba!

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