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EFMD Annual Meeting

Date: 13 May 2012 - 15 May 2012
Location: Sophia Antipolis, France
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The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) will be holding its Annual Conference from 13-15 May 2012 in Sophia Antipolis, France, with the theme "Beyond Maturity: Innovating in Management Education.“

The EFMD Annual Conference is designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations, offering various perspectives and discussions on the conference theme.

To set the scene, a panel of distinguished business writers from around the world will share their views on the current state of management education. The following speakers have already confirmed their participation:

  • Malini Sen, Editor, Education Times, Times of India
  • John A. Byrne, Poets & Quants
  • Stuart Crainer, Management writer and co-author of the Top 50 Thinkers Initiative

The event will provides the occasion to discover innovative approaches to research management, strategy, public policy, corporate learning, executive education, programme portfolio and more.

The draft conference programme as well as more practical information regarding EFMD’s Annual Conference is available here.

The conference is hosted by SKEMA Business School and chaired by Santiago Iñiguez, Dean, IE Business School, ES.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

18:30 – 20:00



Informal walking dinner


Monday, 14 May 2012

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome Address

09:30 – 10:30

Opening Plenary

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

International Journalist Panel
The top writers on management education discuss the latest trends and their impact

  • Malini Sen, Editor, Education Times, Times of India, IN
  • John A. Byrne, Poets & Quants, US
  • tbc

Moderated by Stuart Crainer, Management writer and co-author of the Top 50 Thinkers initiative


Workshop series 1

1A – PhD where do you go?
Managing research – how do you set incentives, how do you chose the right research strategy for your school, research in regard to accreditation, measuring results, how to disseminate research, new distribution channels
Moderated by Ulrich Hommel, Director, Research & Surveys Unit, EFMD

1B – Venture Capital & For-profit Education

1C – Public Policy & Educational Hubs
What is the influence on public policy on internationalisation and innovation in management education?

1D – New Talent & Corporate Recruiters

1E – Multicampus vs. Multiprogramme Strategy

  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School
  • tbc

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00

EFMD Annual General Assembly

17:00 – 17:30

Award Ceremony
CEL, EPAS, CLIP, EQUIS, EFMD Case Writing Competition
Master of Ceremony





Tuesday, 15 May 2012

09:00 – 09:45

Plenary II

09:45 – 10:15

Coffee break

10:15 – 11:30

Workshop series 2

2A – Programme Portfolio Trends
Master vs. MBA and other developments regarding business schools’ programme portfolio

2B – BRIC countries

  • Maria Tereza Fleury, Dean of Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas, BR
  • Sergei Myasoedov, Director, RABE – Russian Association of Business Education, RU

2C - New Trends in Executive Education

2D – Responsible Management

2E – Integration of Technology and Pedagogy and Blended Programs.

  • David Bach, Dean of Programs, IE Business School, ES
  • Susan E. Cates, President and Associate Dean, Executive Development, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, US

11:45 – 12:30

Closing Plenary

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks by the Chair

13:00 – 14:00




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