DACH Forum

What is the DACH Forum?
The CEMS DACH Forum is an annual regional event within the German-speaking cluster of CEMS and is rotating between our CEMS schools University of St. Gallen, WU Vienna and University of Cologne. In 2022, the event will be held at WU Vienna.
When and where will it take place?
The CEMS DACH Forum will take place 18-21 October 2022 in Vienna.
What will the academic program look like?
Next to lectures providing you with a fundamental base around the topic „Globalization and Emerging Markets“, the academic program encompasses key notes from experts from various backgrounds and challenging cases provided by our corporate partners.
How does the DACH Forum differ from other CEMS regional events?
In contrast to all other CEMS regional events, the DACH Forum is built around a 3 ECTS academic course, which can be accredited as an elective and counts towards your CEMS degree.
What else can I expect from the event?
Besides the academic program, you will have the opportunity to network with our Corporate Partners after their workshops. Moreover, based on your profile, you may be among the students selected for the Speed Recruiting to extend your network even more, or for interviews with our Corporate Partners to jumpstart your career. Additionally, the program includes social workshops and social events to get to know your fellow students and have fun.
How can the 3 ECTS be accredited?
Once you have successfully finished the DACH Forum including the assignments and the workshops, you will receive the grade for your performance on cems.org. You will be notified via email as soon as the grades are uploaded on cems.org.


When and where can I apply?
The application period will be in July. You will be able to apply over this website or via this link.
What are the selection criteria?
The selection will be done based on selection criteria like motivation, status of your studies, current grade average, and extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the class will be a balanced mix of international students and students from the DACH region.
When will I know if I was selected?
You will receive an email about your application outcome to the address provided by you in the application form in mid-August.
What is the cancellation & refund policy?
Our refund policy is as follows:

  • If you cancel before September you will get 50% of your money back
  • If you cancel in September or October you will need to pay the full amount
By the time of the Forum I won't be in my official CEMS year. Can I still apply?
Yes, you are eligible to apply.

General information

What will it cost me?
The participation fee for the DACH Forum is 50 Euros.
What is the dress code?
We ask you to dress up appropriately. „Business casual“ for coompany events.
What if Covid-19 regulations prevent me from travelling to St.Gallen?
We currently expect the event to be held without any major restrictions.