GBSN 2014 Annual Conference: Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing Wolrd




Conference Events

3 November 2014:
GBSN Members Meeting
(GBSN Members Only)

EFMD Accreditation Seminar
(Open to all)
NEW Location: IESE Business School

4-5 November 2014:
GBSN + EFMD Joint Conference
(Open to all)
NEW Location: IESE Business School



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Conference Sponsors

Title Sponsor


Event Sponsor

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

Session Sponsor

eLearning Africa

Patron Sponsor


Welcome Reception Sponsor

MIT Sloan

In-Kind Sponsor




Conference Secretariat
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MONDAY 3 November, 2014
Pre-Conference Events
9:30 - 17:00
GBSN Annual Members Meeting (Closed Session Members Only)
EFMD Quality Services Seminar (Open to all)
Opening Welcome Reception, sponsored by MIT Sloan School of Management
TUESDAY 4 November, 2014
What Does Excellence Look Like in the Developing World Context?
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30
Opening Welcome Session
Nadine Burquel, Director Business School Services, EFMD (Belgium)
Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Lluis Renart, Professor, IESE Business School (Spain)
9:30 - 10:10
Plenary Session: Keynote Conversation
What is the context that management education must exist in and serve?
Moderator: Anthony Ebow Spio, Senior Lecturer & Head of Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College (Ghana)
Speakers: Sergio Codonyer, Public Affairs & Communications Director, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Spain)
Stephan Kuhn, EMEIA Tax Leader, EY (Switzerland)
10:10 - 11:00
Questions, Answers and Comments
11:00 - 11:15
Innovation Showcase Presentations

Digital Badges for Global Health Delivery Skills
Presenter: Rebecca Weintraub, Faculty Director, Global Health Delivery Project, Harvard University (USA)

iLearn: Mobile Business Learning Through Story Telling
Presenter: Anna Falth, Manager of, UN Women (USA)
11:15 - 12:00
Networking Tea Break
12:00 - 13:30
Breakout Sessions

Deans Roundtable: Finding and Attracting Faculty From Abroad
Moderator: Jonathan Wareham, Dean of Faculty & Research, ESADE (Spain)

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Seeding Innovation Ecosystems
Presenter: Anjali Sastry, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management (USA)

Effective Business Models of Partnerships to Build Quality Management Education
Panelists: Rita van Deuren, Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator, Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands)
Solomon Mogus Tassie, Deputy Director General, Education Strategy Center (Ethiopia)

13:30 - 15:00
Networking Lunch
15:00 - 15:30
Compelling Stories
Moderator: Africa AriƱo, Professor, IESE Business School (Spain)
Presenters: Marlize Terblanche-Smit, Head of MBA Programme, University of Stellenbosch Business School (South Africa)
Jeremiah Iyamabo, PhD Student, IESE Business School (Spain)
15:30 - 16:00
Questions, Answers and Comments
16:00 - 16:15
Group Photo
16:15 - 17:30
Challenge Sessions
Participants will be challenged to work together to address questions around technology, innovation and quality in management and entrepreneurship education

Cost-Effective Melding of Local Relevance and International Quality: Possibilities and Challenges
Panelists: Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Associate Dean, Open University Business School (United Kingdom)
Michael Ngoasong, Professor, Open University Business School (United Kingdom)
Bernard Obeng, Lecturer, GIMPA (Ghana)
Rob Paton, Professor, Open University Business School (United Kingdom)

Improving Pedagogy: Experiential Learning
Presenter: Kerry Laufer, Director, OnSite Global Consulting, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College (USA)

Engaging the Private Sector: Beyond Recruitment
Presenter: Keith Engel, Director, Tax Policy Africa, Ernst & Young (South Africa)

Travel to Gala Dinner
19:45 - 22:30
Gala Dinner
WEDNESDAY 5 November, 2014
A Sustainable Future for Management Education in Africa
8:45 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30
Welcome and Innovation Showcase Presentations

Fashion Institute of Technology's Global Fashion Management Program
Presenter: Pamela Ellsworth, Associate Professor & Chairperson, Global Fashion Management Program, Fashion Institute of Technology (USA)

UNCTAD Business Schools for Impact Program
Presenter: Richard Bolwijn, Chief of the Business Facilitation Section, UNCTAD (Switzerland)
9:30 - 9:45
Ensuring Quality in the African Management Student Pipeline
Presenter: Ronald Sibert, Africa Business Development Director, GMAC (USA)
9:45 - 10:30
Panel Discussion on Trends in Management Education from Around the Globe and How Schools are Reacting to Them:
  • What is new and changing in faculty development?
  • What kinds of programs are schools offering to students and companies today?
  • What methods of delivery are they using?
  • How are technology and infastructure impacting the quality of management education?
Moderator: Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA Ecole de Management (Morocco)
Panelists: Wenrong Qian, Associate Dean, Zhejiang University (China)
Karim Seghir, Dean, American University in Cairo (Egypt)
Ruth Kiraka, Dean, Strathmore Business School (Kenya)
10:30 - 10:45
Report Back
10:45 - 11:15
Questions, Answers and Comments
11:15 - 12:00
Networking Tea Break
12:00 - 13:30
Roundtable Discussions
How Management Education Can Work with and Influence Various Sectors

Tourism in Business Education
Presenter: Omar Valdez, Executive Director, UNWTO Themis Foundation (Andorra)

The Role of Business Schools in Strengthening Health Systems
Presenter: Olayinka David-West, Academic Director, Enterprise Development Center, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University (Nigeria)

Business Schools for Impact
Presenter: Richard Bolwijn, Chief of the Business Facilitation Section, UNCTAD(Switzerland)

13:30 - 15:00
Networking Lunch
15:00 - 17:30
Networking Tour
Campus Tour of ESADE Business School

**Agenda is subject to change.