Feature Level Sponsors

Monash Business School’s Mission is to engage in the highest quality research and education to have a positive impact on a changing world. Part of Monash University, we are internationally accredited for excellence and the largest business school in Australia. We are a global academy for leaders, innovators and change-makers.
www.monash.edu/ business/the-school

MIT Sloan Global Programs brings together multi-stakeholder initiatives to catalyze regional economic and social impact by implementing new educational models. MIT Sloan Global collaborations range from supporting newly created educational institutions to engaging with diverse groups who work to facilitate a stronger innovation ecosystem.

For more Information please visit http://mitsloan.mit.edu/ global-programs/

Supporting Level Sponsors

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Annual GBSN Conference is a premier international forum attracting some of the world’s foremost management educators from around the globe, as well as leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors to share ideas and network with a focus on strengthening management education for the developing world.

The conference is a unique opportunity to network and to learn about trends and best practice in delivering management education around the globe.

Previous GBSN conferences have been held in the US, France, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, India, Tunisia, and Spain.

This year’s theme is Transforming Traditional Sectors: Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders to Drive Systematic Change. The 2018 GBSN Annual Conference in Nairobi will focus on how innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of educating entrepreneurial leaders can transform traditional sectors, including Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism and Healthcare. The conference will feature global experts and regional innovators who are driving change in sectors that are critical to development of countries around the globe but also too often entrenched in outdated ideologies and practices.

Sponsorship Packages

Choose from a variety of packages that offer various benefits and opportunities to gain the biggest value with the largest impact for your organization.

The value

  • High-visibility branding opportunities
  • Exhibit table
  • Logo placement on digital and print platforms
  • A special mention in the opening plenary
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Access to GBSN Annual Conference delegates
“The environment GBSN creates for networking, earnest dialogue, and competitive knowledge in the global, academic landscape, is invaluable for strategic program development and positioning.”David Capodilupo, MIT Sloan School of Management


  • Host a session that is relevant to the theme
  • Opportunity to give a Welcome Address
  • Sponsor the Welcome Reception OR the Gala Dinner
  • Exhibit table
  • Sponsor the site visit(s)
  • Include promotional items in conference bags
  • Logo and 50 word message in conference program
  • Logo, 50 word message and contact details on the sponsor section of the conference website
  • Full-page advert in conference program
  • Branded conference bags *
  • Branded lanyards *
  • Offer 4 scholarships for developing world faculty
  • Logo on plenary stage screen and backdrop
  • Logo on conference holding slides
  • Branding opportunities across the conference center
  • A featured article in one edition of the GBSN eNewsletter (200 words)
  • 6 complimentary conference registrations (value $700 each)

* Signature level can choose either the branded conference bags or the branded lanyards.

Why Should I Sponsor?

Sponsor the GBSN Annual Conference to affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative event that draws the attention of leaders in international development, government and global management education. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work ensuring the developing world has the management talent it needs to generate prosperity.

Sponsoring and exhibiting at the GBSN Annual Conference allows you to:

  • build and develop relationships with influential high-level educators, business figures and government bodies
  • forge partnerships with education institutions, industry and government bodies
  • build awareness and maximize exposure of your organization, products and services to all delegates
  • observe and discuss the latest data, market trends and research findings on global management education
  • present your product, message, organization or self on a global level from one location
“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 philanthropy.”Michael Bzdak, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson

Contact Us

If you are interested in any sponsorship or exhibit opportunities, or if you would like to discuss tailored packages please contact us.

Fabienne Jolivert