GBSN 2013 Annual Conference: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship


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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




IFC 4 Arab Youth




Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women




Strategic Partner

Africa Investor

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"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

Thanks to our Sponsors:




Patron: GMACGoldman Sachs 10,000 Women

Feature:EmeraldStrategic Partner: Africa Investor

Become a Sponsor

At the 2010 Conference in Washington DC Join the GBSN Conference as a sponsor and you will affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative event that attracts the attention of leaders in international management education. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work ensuring the developing world has the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.

Sponsorships provide critical support for the conference and give scholarships to faculty from business schools in emerging markets who would not be able to attend otherwise.

Sponsorship FAQs

For more information on sponsorship please contact GBSN at or call +1.202.628.9040.



Event Sponsor


  • Conference registration for two representatives
  • Prominent logo placement on banner, program and other materials
  • Opportunity to give welcome address at Opening Session or Gala Dinner
  • Plus all of the benefits for Patron Sponsors

Session Sponsor

  • Recognition at sponsored event and throughout the meeting
  • Selection of breakout session topic or theme, and/or speaker
  • 2 named scholarships to faculty from emerging markets
  • Plus all of the benefits listed for Patron Sponsors

Patron Sponsor

  • Conference registration for one representative
  • Opportunity to share company information and giveaways with attendees
  • Promotional table at the event
  • Logo on all of the conference materials and program
  • Announcement of sponsorship in press releases

In-Kind/Feature Sponsor

  • Recognition on donated materials or conference feature
  • Plus benefits listed for Patron Sponsor


Frequently Asked Questions

What is GBSN?

The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. with a global network of over 50 leading business schools built on the principle that good management is critical to successful economic and social development.

GBSN harnesses the power of this network to foster international partnerships and implement programs that build the capacity of business schools in the developing world to teach international best practice with local relevance.

Member Schools include London Business School, UC Berkeley, IMD, Columbia Business School, University of St. Gallen, Zhejiang University, Chicago Booth, Indian School of Business, INSEAD, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler, MIT Sloan, Lagos Business School, Asian Institute of Management, Copenhagen Business School and many others from 26 countries on 5 continents.

More information is available at

What is the GBSN Annual Conference? Who Attends?

GBSN’s annual conference is premier international forum for the international management educational community, convening approximately 150 deans, faculty, and business and development professionals from over 35 countries. The conference is a unique opportunity to network and to learn about trends and best practice in delivering management education around the globe.

2013 marks GBSN’s 10th Anniversary and our 8th annual conference, which will be held in Tunis, Tunisia and is hosted by the Mediterranean School of Business with the theme "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.”

Previous GBSN conferences were held in the US, France, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico and India.

Why Should I Sponsor the Annual Conference?

The GBSN annual conference is an opportunity to support the advancement of management education for the developing world, while providing your organization recognition among leading management educators. Your organization will also receive recognition in the press and the international business community for supporting this high profile conference with top-tier business schools from around the world.

Top sponsors will have the opportunity to address the conference participants and will be able to sponsor faculty from the developing world who would normally not be able to attend for financial reasons.

Previous GBSN Annual Conference sponsors include: Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, MIT Sloan School of Management, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Trade Center Institute, Emerald Publishing, GMAC, International Finance Corporation, Mahindra & Mahindra, Royal Thai Embassy, Godrej Industries, Grupo Pando, and Safaricom, among others.

What do previous sponsors say about the GBSN conference?

"The reason that we partner with GBSN is because we share a common worldview. Most notably, we have the common goal of developing leaders who can apply international best practice with local relevance. We do this as a business, but we also do it as a philanthropy.”
- Michael Bzdack, Johnson & Johnson

"I’ve been attending GBSN meetings and collaborating with them for several years now, and have had amazing interactions with thought leaders from industry, academia and government and nonprofit sectors.
- Anjali Sastry, MIT Sloan School of Management