GBSN 2013 Annual Conference: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship

 

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Schedule

June 10:GBSN Members Meeting
(Members Only)
Location: Mediterranean School of Business

June 11 - 12: GBSN Conference
(Open to all)
Location: The Residence Tunis


 

Many thanks to our Conference Sponsors

Event

Silatech

Session

IFC 4 Arab Youth

Swicorp

Tunisiana

Patron

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

GMAC

Feature

Emerald

Strategic Partner

Africa Investor

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Two GBSN members trade cards at the GBSN Conference in Mexico City

"It is just a wonderful experience to speak with individuals from so many different nations and cultures, and getting information from other business schools on their way of working with clients in different countries."

- 2012 Conference Participant

Agenda

MONDAY 10 June, 2013
GBSN Member's Meeting at Mediterranean School of Business

9:00 - 9:30 Meet at busses for departure to MSB (Members Only)
9:30 - 16:00 GBSN Members Meeting (Closed Session Members Only)
19:00 - 20:30 Welcome Reception Presented by Babson College(Open to All)
TUESDAY 11 June, 2013
Best Practice, Innovation and Industry Relevance in Management and Entrepreneurship Education
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
Coffee and Meet & Greet
8:30-9:00 Opening Welcome Session
Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Mahmoud Triki, Dean, Mediterranean School of Business (Tunisia)
Dennis Hanno, Dean, Babson College (USA)
9:00 - 10:40 Plenary Session: Keynote Conversation
Leadership and management education's role in improving lives in the developing world
Moderator: Michael Hay, Professor, London Business School (United Kingdom)
Panelists: Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University (Ghana)Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President, African Development Bank (Tunisia)
10:40 - 11:00 Innovation Showcase Presentations
The Innovation Showcase will feature brief presentations on an innovation, resource or collaboration idea in business and entrepreneurship education, technology or employment.

  • The AABS Agribusiness Consortium
  • ESADE's Service Learning Program in Sierra Leone
  • Wiki Start Up
11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 - 13:00 Breakout Sessions

New Models for Entrepreneurship Education
Presenter: Andrew Zacharakis, Professor, Babson College (USA)

Dean’s Roundtable: Ensuring Employability
Moderator: George Njenga, Founding Dean, Strathmore Business School (Kenya)

Designing Action Oriented Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Presenter: Ling Chen, Associate Dean, Zhejiang University School of Management (China)

Promoting Models of Inclusiveness in Agribusiness
Presenters: Claudio Soregaroli, Professor, L’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
Veronica Vecchi, Professor, SDA Bocconi (Italy)

Peace Through Commerce: Business Innovations as a Pillar of Peace
Presenter: Robert Sicina, Professor, American University (USA)

13:00 - 14:30 Networking Lunch
14:30 - 15:40 Plenary Session: Panel Discussion
Technological Innovations in Management and Entrepreneurship Education
Moderator: Susana Muñoz Hernández, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Panelists: Mohamed Bridaa, Director, Microsoft (Tunisia), Mourad Zamiti, Head of Products & Innovation, Tunisiana (Tunisia), Kevin Dunseath, Director of Global Education, Cisco, Europe, the Middle East and Russia (UAE), Jacob Korenblum, CEO, Souktel (Palestine)
15:40 - 16:00 Innovation Showcase Presentations
The Innovation Showcase will feature brief TED-style presentations on an innovation, resource or collaboration idea in business and entrepreneurship education, technology or employment.

  • Enterprise Development Centre's Mobile Education
  • Venture Simulations Ltd.
  • Souk At-Tanmia
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30 Challenge Sessions
Participants will be challenged to work together to address questions around technology and innovation in management and entrepreneurship education

Launching Africa’s First MOOC
Moderator: Nora Brown, COO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Presenter: Rebecca Harrison, Director, African Management Initiative (South Africa)

The Power of Mobile Technology: Scaling Entrepreneurship Training
Presenters: Tunji Adegbesa, Director of Center for Competitveness & Strategy, Lagos Business School (Nigeria), Founder of Gidi Mobile, Ltd.
Evanna Hu, Cofounder and CEO, g.Maarifa (Kenya)

Building a Collaborative Model to Train PhDs Across Borders
Presenters: Guy Pfeffermann, CEO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and COO, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (USA)
James Dean, Dean, Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill (USA)

Business Education: Applying Innovations in Technology
Moderator: Lassaâd Mezghani, Professor, Mediterranean School of Business (Tunisia)
Presenters: Faouzi Soussi, Education Lead, Microsoft (Tunisia), Ahmed Kaddour, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft (Tunisia)

Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Youth Employment: A Partnership Approach
Moderator: Chamseddine Ouerdiane, CEO, PRO-INVEST (Tunisia)
Presenter: Mourad Zamiti, Head of Products & Innovation, Tunisiana (Tunisia)


19:00 - 19:30 Gala Dinner Cocktail Reception
19:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner and GBSN 10th Anniversary Celebration


WEDNESDAY 12 June, 2013
The Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship and Employment in the MENA Region
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
Coffee and Meet & Greet
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and Report on MENA Region
Moderator: Nora Brown, COO, Global Business School Network (USA)
Presenters: Ron Sibert, Director of Business Development, Africa, GMAC (USA) Mouayed Makhlouf, Director, IFC, Middle East and North Africa Region (UAE)
9:00 - 10:45 Plenary Session: Panel Discussion
Opportunties for innovation and collaboration in developing entrepreneurship and employment talent pools in the MENA region
Moderator: Tawfik Jelassi, Chairman of the Board of Directors,Tunisiana (Tunisia)
Panelists: Mustapha Nabli, Former Governor, Central Bank of Tunisia (Tunisia)
Kamel Lazaar, Chairman and CEO, Swicorp (Tunisia)
Saïd Aïdi, Chair of Education for Employment Tunisie, Former Minister of Employment and Professional Training (Tunisia)Tarik Yousef, CEO, Silatech (Tunisia)
10:45 - 11:00 Group Photo
11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break & Press Conference
11:30 - 13:00 Roundtable Discussions
Experts, CEOs and entrepreneurs from local industry and development organizations will join participants for in depth discussions of talent and training needs in various sectors, and share ideas for the future of management education in the region

 

Youth & Unemployment: Addressing the Skills Gap
Moderator: Dahlia Khalifa, Regional Head, E4E Initiative for Arab Youth, IFC (Egypt)

The Role of Civil Society in Bridging the Employment Gap
Moderator: Imed Zouari, Country Director - Tunisia, International Youth Foundation (Tunisia)
Presenter: Lofti Saibi, Director & Founder, 4D Leadership House (Tunisia)

 

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Tunisia (French)
Moderator: Amina Zeghal, Professor, Mediterranean School of Business (Tunisia)
Presenters: Wafa Maklouf, Founder, Proclean & President, Centre de Juenes Dirigeants d’enterprise (Tunisia)
Alia Mahmoud, Corporate Citizenship Manager, Microsoft (Tunisia)

 

Collaborative PhD Program Working Group (Deans and Directors Only)
Moderator: Nora Brown, COO, Global Business School Network (USA)
James Dean, Dean, Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill (USA)

13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 Experiential Site Visits
Participants will have the opportunity to visit local industry sites in Tunis

  • Credit Risk Management: Axe Finance
  • Private Equity: AfricInvest TunInvest Group
  • High Growth Start-Up: Digital Mania
  • Agribusiness: Deyma

*Visit the Speakers section of this website for full descriptions of these site visits and bios of conference speakers.

Agenda is subject to change.