Feature Alumni Event @ Apple’s European Headquarters in London

26 June 2014

On Wednesday 11 June, around 50 alumni and students currently on their internships gathered at the European Headquarters of Apple in London. This feature event was organised by the board members of the London Alumni Chapter: Christopher Exler (2009), Alexander Rae (2007) and Benjamin White (2009).
 
Susanne Reimering (2000), Hotelschool The Hague staff member and alumna herself, attended the event as the School’s Representative and flew over to London.    
Christopher Exler welcomed everyone to Apple’s Headquarter’s after which Susanne informed all attendees about the latest news from Hotelschool The Hague. 
Key note speaker of the event was Len Rinaldi, Managing Director Western Europe Sales (and former CFO for EMEA). He gave the audience an exclusive insight into the success of Apple with his presentation: “Succes through Innovation, Breaking all the rules…”  What an inspirational presentation! Afterwards, many questions were asked to and also answered by Len Rinaldi, but he remained secretly silent about Apple’s next product launch… 
 
After Len Rinaldi’s presentation, Benjamin White took the stage for a few minutes to summarise and to encourage everyone to take chances and make the best of it. Subsequently, Apple offered refreshments and some bites enabling everyone to share memories, laughs and catch up on current affairs! The evening ended with one last drink in a pub around the corner, before all went home feeling privileged to have been part of the event.
 
Alexander Rae informed that the next event alumni event is already being planned: a summer BBQ at a rooftop venue somewhere in London during the World Cup… So, keep a close eye on your mailbox for the invitation.
Hotelschool The Hague would like to thank the Board members of the Alumni London Chapter for organising this unique event, Apple for its courtesy to welcome us at their Headquarters and Len Rinaldi for his sensational presentation.