Event Sponsor


Digital Sponsor

Hanken School of Economics

Feature Sponsors

MIT Sloan School of Management


Supporting Sponsors

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Information

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, Philippines, India, Tunisia, and Spain.

This year’s theme is “Measuring the Impact of Business Schools.” The role of business in society is changing rapidly, especially in emerging markets. An increasing number of companies, large and small, are adopting notions of shared value creation and taking a larger stakeholder view of the firm. There is agreement that businesses can address social and economic challenges effectively and efficiently in partnership with governments. This view is reflected in the explicit incorporation of business as a change agent in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Compact initiative. Student attitudes also reflect this shift.  The above trends are relevant for schools in both developed and developing countries. Examples abound of business schools embracing this new and wider role actively, questioning traditional (probably more Western) views. They do that through consulting, applied research, experiential learning or by acting as catalysts of economic and social change. In this changing context, the question arises of how business schools can assess their relevance and impact in the economy and society at large, including a wider range of stakeholders (students, local communities, NGOs, policy makers, corporations, governments, entrepreneurs, etc.) This central question of impact assessment forms the focal point of discussion in the GBSN 2019 Annual Conference.


Choose from a variety of packages that offer various benefits and opportunities and 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(s)
  • 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


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


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

Dan LeClair