It's finally here. The GBSN Annual Conference and Members Meeting
starts tomorrow. The GBSN team has been on the ground in Mexico City for
the past few days, wrapping up details for what will be one of our most
engaging conferences to date. This conference being my first with GBSN, I
am very excited to get to know all of our members and friends -140 people
from 37 countries will be joining us.
IPADE Business School is a fantastic host.
Those of you lucky enough to be coming to the conference are in for a
real treat. The campus is one of the more beautiful that I have ever
seen, built around a gorgeous old hacienda. And the staff could not be
more wonderful to work with (not to mention the great food they serve).
The theme of the conference this year is "Generating leadership:
developing human capacity in emerging markets". We'll be jumping
right into the heart of the matter on Tuesday morning with our "Regional
Panel", leaders in management education from Africa, Asia, Latin America
and the U.S. talking about trends in education. They will be sharing
their thoughts on the changing economic climate around the globe and how
education is keeping up with demand for more and better-trained managers.
There are too many sessions following the panel to mention here. You
can see them all at the GBSN 2011 website (www.gbsnonline/2011). The schedule is
jam-packed with discussions and workshops on socially responsible management,
innovations in teaching, and ways to further strengthen management education
for the developing world.
We're looking forward to an enlightening and invigorating few days of
networking, sharing and learning.
Those of you who can't make it can follow what's happening at www.ipade.mx and on Twitter at #gbsn2011.
Follow us today @gbsnonline.
We'll be tweeting what's going on, posting videos and podcasts, and keeping
our membership around the world up on what's going on here in Mexico.
Page Schindler Buchanan is the Communications and Media Officer at the Global School Business Network.