Virtual KLUmni Homecoming

Covid can't stop us! Wherever you are! We want to invite you to the first online KLUmni Homecoming. Participate from the comfort of your home and register for all your favorite parts of the program (times in CET)!

Past event — 7 November 2020

Online event

Spoken language

Due to the preventive measures against covid-19, the upcoming KLUmni Homecoming on 7 November 2020 is online with the amazing effect that for the first time in KLU history everyone around the world is able to participate without travelling to Hamburg.

You will be able to learn about latest developments at KLU and the KLU Alumni Association. Participate in the Expert Q&As with Rod, Alan, Niels or Maria, all luminaries in their fields. We included a networking opportunity. Vote for new board members during the general assembly. Don’t miss the surprises we have up our sleeves following the Gratitude Project, and the Alumni Toast Video. Last but not least meet in person during various local get togethers!

Important Note: We are still looking for volunteers! Please find more details below!


Times in CET

01:00 - 01:45 pm

Welcome by the president of the Alumni board (Ruben Gomez)

Executive presentation & insights by KLU President (Prof. Dr. Strothotte)

Choice out of two Q&As per time slot:

01:45 - 02:15 pm

Faculty Expert Q&As 

  • Prof. Rod Franklin, PhDDecision making in uncertain times
  • Prof. Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke: Remote leadership
03:00 - 03:30 pm

Faculty Expert Q&As 

  • Prof. Dr. Maria Besiou: Epidemics and developing countries
  • Prof. Alan McKinnon, PhD: Logistics and Supply Chain Management in a post-Covid World
04:30 - 05:30 pm

Networking, Gratitude & Toast Video

  • Our all time favorite homecoming activity – NETWORKING - brought to you online as well! 
  • Surprise, surprise – proud to honor the gratitude project recipients! Maybe you are one of them?!
  • Toast to the KLUmni Community! Witness the first KLUmni toast video. Don’t forget to send your thank you and your toast!
06:00 - 07:30 pm

General Assembly

Election of new board members – KLU Alumni Association e.V.

08:00 pm or later

Decentralized Get-togethers

Meet in person or online in small groups around the world! Please find your favorite group on the map, and contact your local organizer via LinkedIn. Find out more how to host or participate, here.
If you want to organize a get-together as well, yeah! Just send us an email to

Due to rising Corvid-19 numbers, we are truly sad having to announce that all on-site local get-togethers will have to be cancelled.

Get-togethers and attendees

  Get-togethers      Attendees

Due to rising Corvid-19 numbers, we are truly sad having to announce that all on-site local get-togethers will have to be cancelled.


  • Is there anyone to whom you want to say “Thank you”? Express your Gratitude by sending a photo to Victoria and Anne or to our Instagram account
  • For our toast video Holly and Ceyda will be happy to receive your toasts via Instagram?
  • You want to organize a local get-together? Let Sabine and Eike know about what you have in mind, by sending an email to All local events are shown on the map below.

Zoom yourself into our meeting

We are using a software called Zoom to hold our Virtual Homecoming. It provides remote conferencing services that combine video conferencing, online meetings, chat and mobile collaboration.  The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download here. Make sure to plan an extra 15 minutes prior to your first session to check the technical set-up of your computer and get acquainted with our webinar and meeting software! If you cannot make it, we will send you a recording afterwards.

Please note: All Zoom meetings and webinars will be recorded and we will have waiting rooms prior to each session.


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Anne Rehmet

Head of Career Services & Alumni Relations

Tel: +49 40 328707-130
Fax: +49 40 3287707-109

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Holly Hillen

Program Manager (Open Enrollment Programs)

Tel: +49 40 328707-181
Fax: +49 40 328707-109

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Sabine Mundt

Career Services & Alumni Relations Manager

Tel: +49 40 328707-131
Fax: +49 40 328707-109