Europe, Middle East, and Africa Annual Conference

16–18 October 2017 │Saint Julian's, Malta │#AACSBemea

Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa Annual Conference

16–18 October 2017 | St. Julian’s, Malta

Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference

The 2017 Europe, Middle East, and Africa Annual Conference took place in St. Julian’s, Malta on October 16–18, 2017 with over 250 attendees across 46 countries. Aptly themed, Sustainable Business Schools in Challenging Times, this conference addressed a wide range of critical priorities and opportunities facing business schools in EMEA, including fostering social impact, diversity and inclusion, developing win-win partnerships, and embracing technological advances.

Key topics discussed included:

  • How do current events such as Brexit, the refugee crisis, climate change, and globalization affect business schools?
  • How do we ensure that curriculum keeps pace with such fast changing times?
  • How do we instill social awareness into our students – the world’s future managers and social change makers? Download Digital Journal
"The European Conference is always tops for networking, learning and idea generation."

—Dr. Stephanie Morgan, Associate Dean, Kingston Business School


 Plenary Speakers

 Iñiguez  

Plenary I: Business Schools in the “Post-global” World: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President, IE University

Until last year, the world’s globalisation was supposed to be an irreversible fact. Other things were taken for granted, too: the expansion of international trade, increasing cross-border movement of talent, respect and embracement of cultural diversity, as well as worldwide government’s support for sustainable growth initiatives to combat climate change. However, recent upheavals such as Brexit and some of the policies announced by the current American presidency, or the issues brought by massive immigration have questioned all those major suppositions. A common expression used to define today’s context is the “post-world”; a world that is post-global, post-truth, and post-certain. This session will deal with how these circumstances may affect the mission and the activities of business schools in the future.

   

 Dan LeClair

Wilfred Mijnhardt

 

 

 

Plenary II: The Changing Research Landscape: Strategic Opportunities for Business Schools

  • Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, AACSB International

  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam 

It is a pivotal time in the future of business education—and questions about research are at the center. How are business schools creating and disseminating knowledge differently? Are there new metrics for measuring success? What are the tensions caused by current international practices and changing stakeholder expectations? Most importantly, what kinds of strategic and transformational opportunities are being created by the changing landscape? This session will explore these and other questions, offering several interactions in which participants are invited to reframe research and consider new opportunities for their schools.

   

 Nada_Biaz

Hanane_El_Kouari

 

 

Plenary III: Building Solid Partnerships on a Global Scale

  • Nada Biaz, General Director of Groupe ISCAE, Groupe ICSAE, Groupe ISCAE—Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises

  • Hanane EL Kouari, Head, Africa and Middle East Network, IESEG School of Management

It is a pivotal time in the future of business education—and questions about research are at the center. How are business schools creating and disseminating knowledge differently? Are there new metrics for measuring success? What are the tensions caused by current international practices and changing stakeholder expectations? Most importantly, what kinds of strategic and transformational opportunities are being created by the changing landscape? This session will explore these and other questions, offering several interactions in which participants are invited to reframe research and consider new opportunities for their schools.


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