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2015 EFMD Global Network Asia Annual Conference - The Next Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities for the World


Date: 20 November 2015 - 22 November 2015
Location: Phuket, Thailand, 8:45 - 19:00

 

20-22 November, 2015 - Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University. Phuket, THAILAND

Being a trailblazer has been at the center of EFMD Global Network’s innovative nature! EFMD GN is proud to bring to you its 1st Asia-centric Annual Conference “The 2015 EFMD Global Network Asia Annual Conference”

The 2015 EFMD Global Network Asia Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education. The conference will provide a forum for reflection of how Business Schools in Asia could enhance their global positioning. It will also make an attempt to identity the typical characteristics of Asian Schools, enabling to explore areas of potential collaborative opportunities in Asia.

The EFMD Global Network Association is a network of business schools, universities and corporations with more than 800+ members worldwide. The EFMD Global Network aims to develop relationships among higher education stakeholders (governments, schools, organisations etc.) and works towards improving the quality of management education worldwide.

The Conference will be followed by an EFMD Quality Services Seminar - devoted to the EFMD quality improvement systems - on Sunday 22 November 2015.  The Seminar is aimed at Schools that consider EFMD accreditation or mentoring but have not yet decided if or when to start the process. (Separate registration is available for participants wishing to attend the Seminar only.)


PROGRAMME

Friday, 20 November 2015

14:00 – 15:00

Registration

15:00 – 15:30

Inaugural Session

Welcome Speech & Inaugural Address

  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD Global Network

  • Dipak C. Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Welcome by the Chairperson

  • Zhihong Yi, Vice President, Renmin University, China

15:30 - 16:45

Plenary Session I

Panel Discussion 1

Asian Pacific Business Schools becoming “World-Class Institutions” - Challenges and Strategies

  • Challenges faced in preparing students for leadership roles in dynamic global environment

  • Attracting and retaining outstanding faculty

  • Developing world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology and environments

  • Creating global presence

  • Original Research Creation

  • Business is world class

Q&A

Speakers

  • Rajiv Verma, CEO HT Group, Board Member, The Bridge School of Management, India 

  • Jean-Louis Pare, Director, CFVG European Excellence in Management Education, France

  • Arfah Salleh, Dean, Putra Business School (UPM), Malaysia

Moderator

  • Dipak C. Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

16:45 – 17:15

Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:15

Plenary Session II

Panel Discussion 2

Business Schools in Asia serving Local & Global Corporate Sectors?

  • Assessing the demands of industry

  • Assessing the quality of graduates and the skill gap analysis

  • Assessing the challenges faced by business schools in meeting the demands of students and industry

  • Updating the program to align with the industry

Q&A

Speakers

  • Prasarn Chuaphanich, former CEO, PwC Thailand; President, Federation of Accounting Profession,Thailand

  • Eric X. Li, Founder & Managing Director, Chengwei Ventures, China; EFMD GN, Asia Advisory Board Member

Moderator

  • Pasu Decharin, Dean, Chulalongkorn Business School, Thailand

18:15 – 19:00

Bus transfer back to the conference hotel (JW Marriott)

19:00 – 19:30

Welcome drinks

19:30 – 21:30

Welcome dinner

 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

08:45

Buses from the conference hotel to school

09:15 – 10:30

Plenary Session III

Establishing business school with Multiple campuses / Operations in global markets

  • Understanding the nature of global business schools and dynamics of global competition

  • Understanding the difference between international strategy and global strategy

  • Understanding foreign market entry strategies

Q&A

  • Opening by Case study by Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, Indian School of Business, India

Sharing best practices

  • Jean-Michel Blanquer, Dean, ESSEC Business School in France

  • Yuan Ding, Dean and Vice President, CEIBS, China

Moderators

  • Dipak C. Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Nishit Jain, Senior Advisor, EFMD Global Network, Asia

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

World Café Parallel Sessions

WORKING GROUP A1

Asian Luxury Industry Programmes – Case Study & relevance in Business Schools from France

  • Trends in luxury industry & risks involved

  • Opportunities available in luxury market

  • How to enforce effective program in Asian market places?

Speaker

  • Serena Rovai, Head of International Relations, La Rochelle Business School, France

Industry Speaker

  • Head of a Luxury Brand

WORKING GROUP A2

Measuring Business School’s Impact on the Local Community- BSIS

  • Importance of BSIS

  • Why a School should understand its impact on its region?

  • What does BSIS measures?

  • Response of BSIS so far

Speaker

  • Michel Kalika, Professor, IAE Lyon School of Management, France; EFMD Global Network Special Advisor

Moderator

  • Hopgood Adrian, Director general & Dean, HEC Management School of University of Liege, Belgium

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Technology Hour: “Let’s Connect”

Technology for reach & efficiency V/s Digital Revolution for standardization and differentiation:

Part A: Student Pipeline management in Asia. How technology enables:

  • Attracting National and International Students

  • State-of-the-art assessment and validity

  • Improving Marketing yield

Speaker

  • Case Study by GMAC

    Ashish Bhardwaj, Vice President - Asia Pacific, Graduate Management Admission Council

Part B: Digital Revolution transforming teaching and learning. “Mobile and Technology based learning”

  • Importance of Digital Technology in schools

  • Transform the assessment of student’s progress using technology

  • Blended & Online learning models such as: MOOCs, Flipped Classroom, Open Education Resources

  • Promoting flexible learning

Panelist

  • Rajiv Verma, CEO HT Group, Board Member, The Bridge School of Management, India

  • Pasu Decharin, Dean, Chulalongkorn Business School, Thailand

Moderator

  • Ian Fenwick, Founding Partner of digiAindra Co ltd, Area Head & Faculty, Marketing, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Thailand

14:30 – 15:45

Plenary Session IV

Bringing branding to the forefront of the business school agenda

  • Defining and building the brand – from strategy to tactics

  • Delivering the brand – from brief to outcomes

  • Brand Asia – Local, Asian, or global?

Speakers

  • Alison Lloyd, Director of Institutional Research and Planning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

  • Kenji Yokoyama, Pro Vice-President & Executive Dean, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

  • Andrew Crisp, Co-founder and Director, CarringtonCrisp, United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Japhet Law, Senior Advisor, EFMD Global Network Hong Kong Office, China

16:45 – 17:15

Coffee break

17:15 – 18:30

Plenary Session V

How can Asian universities build a strong global BRAND?

Does Innovative Collaborations Help?

  • Understanding the importance of university rankings

  • Embracing new technologies in teaching pedagogy

  • Increasing the focus on research excellence

  • Strategies and professional approach towards brand management

  • Identifying best practices of innovation and collaboration of European and Asian Schools

  • Understanding the strategic role of collaboration

  • Understanding how global collaboration can give competitive edge to a business school

Moderator & Speakers

  • Tan Chin Tiong, Founding Provost and Adviser to President, Singapore Management University, Singapore

  • Zeger Degraeve, Dean, Melbourne Business School, Australia

  • Surajit Mitra, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India

  • Donghoon Kim, Dean, Yonsei School of Business, Korea

18:30 – 19:00

Wrap Up and Presentation for next year’s conference

Chairperson:

  • Zhihong Yi, Vice President, Renmin University, China

Conclusion and Sum Up

  • Dipak C. Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD Global Network

19:00

Bus transfer back to the conference hotel (JW Marriott)

19:30

Transfer from the conference hotel to dinner venue

19:30 - 21:30

Dinner

21:30

Bus transfer back to the conference hotel

 

Sunday, 22 November 2015 - EFMD Quality Service Seminar

08:30

Buses from the conference hotel to school

09:00 – 09:15

Registration (only for the participants registered for the Seminar)

09:15 – 17:00

EFMD Quality Services Seminar

This Seminar will be devoted to the EFMD quality improvement systems and is aimed at Schools that consider EFMD accreditation or mentoring but have not yet decided if or when to start the process.

  • Ulrich Hommel, Senior Advisor, EFMD Quality Services

  • Japhet Law, Senior Advisor, EFMD Global Network Asia

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome and Introduction

09:30 – 11:00

EFMD Quality Services Portfolio

Benefits for schools going through the accreditation or mentoring processes

An overview of EQUIS and EPAS and an introduction to EDAF

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

EQUIS & EPAS Process key stages

  • Application - Briefing Visit or Preliminary Evaluation Visit

  • Eligibility

  • Self-Assessment Report

  • Peer Review Visit

  • Awarding Body or Accreditation Board Decision

  • Continuous Improvement / Progress Reporting

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 15:15

EQUIS Standards and Criteria

Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EQUIS Awarding Body

15:15 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

EPAS Standards and Criteria

Key issues and their interpretation by the Peer Review Teams and the EPAS Accreditation Board

16:30 – 17:00

Open Forum: Q&A

17:00

Bus transfer back to the conference hotel (JW Marriot)


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