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 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 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 (500 words)
- Conference participant lis
- Opportunity to lead a GBSN webinar
- 5 complimentary conference registrations (value $800 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:
“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.