The 2012 Convocation, held jointly with OXCEL, took place on 6 February at the Royal Over-Seas League in London. The President Professor John Kersey and the Vice-President represented the Board while OXCEL was represented by Dr Saiful Bahri, OXCEL President, and Advisors Dr Charles Lau (PR China: Hong Kong) and Dato Hisham Ahmad (Malaysia). The guests of honour also included Professor Bryan Holden, Executive Director of the European Council for Business Education, of which OXCEL is a member. Speeches were given at the ceremony followed by the presentation of OXCEL awards and degrees to graduates who had travelled from Malaysia, PR China and the Ukraine, which concluded with a photoshoot in the snow-covered garden. The award recipients then reconvened for a special dinner in their honour at the Thistle Hotel Bayswater. A further event had taken place in Oxford earlier in the year. These events were covered by several Malaysian newspapers (see below).