Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities


DATE & TIME

Tracks: October, 2021

Virtual Conference: Nov 8-10

LOCATION

Hosted on HUBB event platform.

CONTACT

Nicole Zefran, nzefran@gbsn.org

Quick Links

Business schools are ideally placed to be the nexus between government, business and civil society in shaping a collective response to our most critical challenges.

Existing inequalities have been exposed and exacerbated by COVID–19[1]. Our world after the global pandemic is likely to see the proliferation of these inequalities unless we focus on the inclusive management of our multiple challenges. From access to healthcare and education to the all-encompassing disruptions of climate change, as leaders of management education we have to forge a response that recognizes and addresses with intent the disparate ways these issues affect various populations[2]. Researchers warn the longer the delay, the more disorderly, disruptive and abrupt the policy responses to climate change will inevitably be[3]. Pre-pandemic numbers indicate approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 are likely to occur as a result of the climate emergency while areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in developing countries – will be the least able to cope[4].

Every business school can act now to capture insights in the form of new curriculum content for the future we are building. Let’s translate current experiences into the lessons for sustainable development, and #buildbackbetter. By connecting business schools to business, government and civil society we hope to make a difference now.

“According to BCG research, 81% of respondents believe that better aligning educational curricula with job openings and skills gaps could resolve the skills mismatch their businesses face.”

How do we upskill, collaborate, and innovate across sectors with a need so urgent and vast? How are universities, businesses, and governments preparing for a new age of lifelong learning?

With an innovative approach to what a virtual conference can be, we encourage you to join us as GBSN Beyond 2021 utilizes a versatile events platform filled with a variety of engaging, distinctive content and opportunities to connect with diverse perspectives. 


As the global pandemic accelerates the shift to remote work environments, the skills mismatch is increasing quickly. What is clear is that a strong need for closer collaboration between higher-education institutions, employers and governments.

1.3 billion people have competencies misaligned with the work they perform

GBSN’s vision reinforces the central role of business schools to our mission. Our efforts to connect them to business, government, and non-profit organizations is viewed as a critical enabler, one that accelerates innovation, augments capabilities, and amplifies impact. Business and industry, in turn, should support this collaboration by investing in their people and working with higher-ed institutions to offer upskilling and reskilling opportunities along a lifelong learning path. COVID-19 has accelerated the need for action.

A vibrant hub of exchange, learning, collaboration and discussion.

At GBSN Beyond, we hope to collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in developing talent needed for society. GBSN’s focal point is on people development. To #buildbackbetter, we must collectively build trust, understand the role of each stakeholder and embrace the notion of adaptability. The goal is to go local, developing talent within the context of local community.

GBSN Beyond 2021 is a premier international forum that convenes over 2,500+ participants from over 50+ countries that include:


ACADEMIA

University leaders, including Rectors, Deans, Directors and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets dedicated to developing talent needed for society.

INDUSTRY

Professionals from industry interested in leveraging capitalism for sustainability and are dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively.

GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY

Professionals from aid organizations and civil society dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges with private sector solutions.

2,500+

Attendees

100+

Organizations

50+

Countries represented

30+

Sessions

Get involved. Be noticed. Make a difference.

​We have many sponsorship and partnership opportunities at GBSN Beyond, with a variety of options for visibility, engagement and promotion. Because it is virtual, GBSN Beyond convenes over 2,500+ participants from all corners of the world. Benefits include speaking opportunities, leading role in the HUMLOG Challenge and the microsimulation development lab, access to a virtual innovation marketplace, social media and email visibility, and more!


Sponsorship & Partnership

Benefit packages offer you the opportunity to build your organization’s reputation with students, faculty and leaders in global higher education as well as professionals from business and civil society.

Exhibit and Showcase

Reach new audiences and solidify existing  relationships by exhibiting at GBSN Beyond’s Virtual Exhibit Hall. Showcase your initiatives and messages across all digital platforms and in the virtual innovation marketplace.

Intersection of Business, Government and Civil society

GBSN Beyond enables the creation of new knowledge, provide meaningful experiences, and build relationships that can transform management education and training as well as provide broad visibility to your organization as a champion and change maker for economic and social development.

Active Participation in GBSN Mission and Vision

By participating in GBSN Beyond, your organization will directly contribute to the acceleration of the development of new programs, improvement of current programs and initiatives that will close the skills gap.

Visibility and Branding

Promote your organization by including content, resources, services, products in our GBSN Beyond Virtual Backpacks and engage with attendees on the virtual platform. 

Collective Action

To close the skills gap, institutions must work more closely with business to improve job-skill alignment, combining labor market data with industry guidance to determine the skills that will be needed for tomorrow’s jobs.

“For over a decade, MIT Sloan and GBSN have shared the same ambitions and goals to broaden our reach and understanding of global challenges, opportunities, and approaches.  GBSN’s relevant themed conferences, speakers, and interactive sessions, continue to challenge ourselves to understand, learn and research how higher education will positively impact our shared environment.”

–  David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

Previous sponsors include: 









Carrington Crisp Logo

Monash University Business School logo


Circles of Giving.

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

Leadership Circle
USD
$
15,000
Impact Circle
USD
$
10,000
Community Circle
USD
$
8,000
Most Popular!
Mission Circle
USD
$
5,000
Innovation Market
USD
$
3,000

Why should I sponsor or partner?

Support GBSN Beyond to affiliate your organization with a dynamic, innovative experience that draws the attention of students, faculty and leaders from academic institutions; professionals from civil society and industry from all over the world. Your support also helps GBSN continue its important work, improving management and leadership talent with education and training.


  1. Build and develop relationships with influential high-level educators, business figures, and leading students and faculty
  2. Build awareness and maximize exposure of your organization’s impact
  3. Observe and discuss the latest data, market trends and research findings on talent development and people focused solutions
  4. Present your message on a global level from one platform

BenefitLeadership CircleImpact CircleCommunity CircleMission CircleInnovation Marketplace

Event AccessUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited5 spots* (non academic)Unlimited for academic institutions2 spots* (non academic)Unlimited for academic institutions
Visibility on Hubb event platformAcknowledgement during session and logo on cover slideAcknowledgement during session and logo on cover slideLogo on cover slide
Speaking opportunity Speaking opportunityOpportunity to design a track related session
Sponsor main conf sessionSponsor main conf sessionSponsor track related session
Logo placement on login dashboard, website and
registration page
Logo placement on login dashboard, website and
registration page
Logo placement on login dashboard, website and
registration page
Prominent Logo placement in Main LobbyProminent Logo placement in Main LobbyLogo placement in Main Lobby
Dedicated page on Hubb platform to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page on Hubb platform to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page on Hubb platform to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page on Hubb platform to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page on Hubb platform to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.
Innovation MarketplacePrime Location, Virtual Booth
Live video chat
Prime Location, Virtual Booth
Live video chat
Virtual Booth
Live video chat
Virtual Booth
Live video chat
Virtual Booth
Live video chat
GBSN Members Meeting VisibilitySpeaking opportunity during members meetingSpeaking opportunity during members meeting
Logo on members meeting webpage & all marketing materialsLogo on members meeting webpage & all marketing materials
Social Media Visibility2 posts Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn before GBSN Beyond1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn before GBSN Beyond1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks
1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks 1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks1 post on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks
1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during conference Nov 8-101 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during conference Nov 8-10
Sponsor Lightning Reel60-sec video spotlight on main stage (start of day)60-sec video spotlight on
main stage (end of day)
60-sec video spotlight at start of 1 track related session
Email CommunicationsLogo placement in all GBSN Beyond emails Logo placement in all GBSN Beyond emailsLogo placement in track related GBSN Beyond emails and bi-weekly News BulletinLogo placement in GBSN Beyond 1 issue of the bi-weekly News Bulletin
GBSN PodcastAD placement in GBSN Podcast OR participate in a 30-min podcast episode w/ a thought leader from your organizationAD placement in GBSN Podcast
GBSN eNewsletterAD placements in 2 issues GBSN eNewsletterAD placement in 1 GBSN eNewsletter issue
GBSN Beyond Promo video VisibilityVisibility in 2 GBSN Beyond Promo Videos (during event)Visibility in 1 GBSN Beyond Promo Video (pre-event)Visibility in 2 GBSN Beyond track Promo Videos (pre-event)
Event Virtual Swag BagsBranded sponsor of Swag bag page listing(coupons,
vouchers, software trials, online courses, gift cards, etc.)
Branded sponsor of Swag bag page listing(coupons,
vouchers, software trials, online courses, gift cards, etc.)
Branded sponsor of Swag bag page listing(coupons,
vouchers, software trials, online courses, gift cards, etc.)
Branded sponsor of Swag bag page listing(coupons,
vouchers, software trials, online courses, gift cards, etc.)
Branded sponsor of Swag bag page listing(coupons,
vouchers, software trials, online courses, gift cards, etc.)

Add-Ons

Sponsor of The HUMLOG Challenge

Branded sponsor of one of the four natural disaster focus areas in the competition and / or winning prize money

In order to improve the systems and processes that predict community resilience, student teams will be challenged to choose one of the four natural disasters relevant to their local community and assess the response, preparedness and resilience. The goal is to design solutions that encompasses the hazard and cultural and national diversity. Student teams will choose one of the four natural disasters to work under.

Branded sponsor of one of the four disaster themes: $1,000

  1. Wildfires
  2. Storms
  3. Droughts/Floods
  4. Earthquakes

Sponsor the 1st Place Prize: $5,000 USD

Sponsor Microsimulation Development Lab

Branded sponsor of one of the four dimensions in the microsimulation competition and / or winning prize money

Scholars, lecturers, trainers and academic faculty can form teams of 2-4 and utilize original research, case studies, experiences, and more to develop a 15-30 minute Capsim scenario, where learners are tested on skills of your choosing. In our virtual global environment, now is the time to bring locally relevant experiences to life. Educators will choose one of the four dimensions to work under.

Branded sponsor of one of the four dimension themes: $1,000

  1. Business in Health Studies
  2. Business and Environmental Security
  3. Business and Human Rights
  4. General / Miscellaneous

Sponsor the 1st Place Prize: $5,000 USD

Contact Us

Interested in sponsoring or becoming a partner? Contact us.

Nicole Zefran

Assistant Director, Communications and Membership

nzefran@gbsn.org