First opening its doors on the 30th July 1991 and welcoming 55 students, IMI has since gone from strength to strength with a diverse international student body and a reputation for both academic excellence and personal care and attention.
To commemorate this landmark, we held a special Anniversary Reunion on the 28th and 29th September where we welcomed alumni, special guests and visitors from all corners of the globe.
In the beautiful Swiss sunshine, our guests enjoyed the very best of Swiss hospitality. Activities included a formal dinner at Hotel National Luzern, a boat tour of Lake Luzern as well as a special party on the IMI campus where guests could enjoy international cuisine and entertainment.
Of course, no birthday celebration would be complete without a cake which was presented to IMI President Mr. Heinz Bürki and his daughter, and member of the Board of Directors, Ms. Isabelle Bürki, at the end of the celebrations.
This timing of our anniversary party was especially apt as it came the day after our graduation ceremony.
This celebration of the achievements of our graduates always makes for a special occasion and it is a great chance for us to catch up with returning students and their families.
Once again this year, the ceremony was held at Grand Casino Luzern and, despite moving to a later September date, we were still treated to glorious Swiss sunshine.
To mark the occasion, we invited a range of special guest speakers to the event. From industry, we were pleased to welcome Mr. Felix Howard (Director of Industry and Chamber of Commerce for Central Switzerland - IHZ) and Mr. Henrik Mansson (Director of Human Resources Europe for Moet Hennessy LVMH).
We were also delighted to hear from Mr. Erwin Latief, an IMI alumnus from 1992, who delivered an inspirational speech detailing his progress from IMI graduate to Managing Director at Ranadi in Bali.
Even though they no longer study with us, our graduates always remain a part of the IMI family and will always be welcome back to visit us!
The two days of activities were a fitting tribute to IMI’s history with the very best of hospitality, internationalism and family spirit on display.
The efforts of our staff and students to prepare for and host such wonderful events were truly remarkable. We would like to express our gratitude to every alumni and guest who came to join us to mark this occasion. As a school we pride ourselves on our sense of family and to welcome so many members of our extended family back was a real honour and privilege.
At 25 years young, we now look forward to many more years of hard-work, laughter, friendships and fun secure in the knowledge that the IMI family will be with us every step of the way…
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