The history of CING-CE

The initiative of starting the sub committee of Chalmes Alumni Association for Continental Europe, CING-CE for short, came in the late 1990's. Reacting to the growing number of Chalmers alumni spreading all over Europe, the board of Chalmers Alumni Association (CING for short) asked one of the originators of the Chalmers Spex, Tore "Fredde" Fredriksson, which had moved to Breisach in southern Germany after retiring as an engineer, if he could help them to start a sub committee of CING for alumni located in continental Europe. He was willing to try and organized a weekend get-together in the nearby city of Basel in Switzerland. The get-together was a success and the sub committee was formalized with a board for organizing future get-together. Tore also became the chairman of the first board of CING-CE, a position he held from 1998 to 2001 when he resigned. Tore became an honorary chairman of CING-CE in 2005. He and his wife Inger are still very appreciated guests at the get-togethers.

Hosting cities of the annual get-together

Below is a complete list of all cities where the annual get-together for CING-CE has been arranged.

Country Photos
1998 Basel Switzerland
1999 Paris France
2000 Brussels Belgium
2001 Berlin Germany
2002 Vienna Austria
2003 Wroclaw Poland
2004 Budapest Hungary
2005 Barcelona Spain
2006 Belgrad Serbia
2007 Lissabon Portugal
2008 Prag Czech Republic
2009 München Germany
2010 Amsterdam The Netherlands Photos
2011 Strasbourg France Photos
2012 Bologna Italy Photos
2014 Toulouse France
2015 Bratislava Slovakia
2016 Hamburg Germany Photos