GEM GALA 2021
How to organise a Gala during a pandemic? This is the challenge that our association Le Gala has faced in 2021.
Traditionally, the GEM Gala is the graduation ceremony for the graduating classes of Grenoble Ecole de Management. No less than 4000 graduates come to celebrate the end of their studies during a festive day punctuated by speeches, artistic performances and cocktails.
Of course, we could not organise such an event during the health crisis. One month before the Gala, we had to completely reorganise the ceremony and create a remote event without disappointing our graduates. To do this we had to innovate.
Thanks to these major challenges, our E-Gala was born, which took the form of a television programme broadcast live for 5.5 hours. But there was no question of reducing the quality of the Gala, which is why we transformed it into a real show with filmed artistic performances, the transmission of afashion show and the whole thing animated by hosts.
Despite the initial doubts, this E-Gala was a success that we are proud to present to you and from which we are learning lessons to improve our future face-to-face Galas.