Sponsors


DATE & TIME

Virtual Conference: Nov 15-17

LOCATION

HUBB

CONTACT

Nicole Zefran, nzefran@gbsn.org

Quick Links

ABOUT
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
SPEAKERS
Educators Track
Learners Track
Leaders Track
Registration
Sponsors

Leadership Giving Circle

Impact Giving Circle

Community Circle of Giving

Mission Giving Circle

Carrington Crisp Logo
U of St. Gallen logo

Event Partner


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.

2020 will be known as the year of realization. The COVID-19 pandemic compelled us to acknowledge a global need for communication and cooperation as existing inequalities present multiple challenges. Business, civil society, government and academia have a role to play during this crisis and in collectively shaping the world that will emerge from it. In order to create a space to tackle some of the critical challenges we face, GBSN is excited to host our second GBSN Beyond: Virtual Conference Reimagined. Business, academia, government and civil society each have a role in developing talent needed for today’s society. To build better societies and communities, we must collectively build trust, understand the role of each stakeholder and embrace the notion of adaptability. At GBSN Beyond, we hope to collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in developing actionable solutions. 

GBSN Beyond features three parallel track experiences during the month of October leading up to a condensed and impactful 3-day virtual conference, November 15-17. These tracks engage Learners, Educators, and Leaders in the weeks leading up to November 15th. The culminating event will focus on four themes: humanitarian logistics, climate change, healthcare, and human rights.

With an innovative approach to what a virtual conference can be, we invite you to join us as GBSN Beyond utilizes a versatile event platform filled with a variety of engaging activities, distinctive content and unique opportunities to connect with a diverse international audience. GBSN Beyond will bring together members of business, academia, government and civil society to capture new insights on some of the complex problems our societies are facing. The goal is to translate current experiences into lessons for sustainable development. 

“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.”


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

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.

GBSN Beyond is a premier international experiential 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 collaboration. 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

Each Circle of Giving package offers the opportunity to actively engage and support activities that directly contribute to making an impact on communities across the globe in the areas of healthcare, sustainable energy, human rights, and humanitarian logistics. In addition, build your organization’s reputation with students, faculty and leaders in global higher education as well as professionals from business and civil society. 

Share your Impact Story

Reach new audiences and solidify existing relationships by exhibiting at GBSN Beyond’s Virtual Innovation Marketplace. Showcase your impact initiatives and your organization’s message on a global platform from one location.

Intersection of Business, Academia and Civil society

GBSN Beyond brings organizations to the center of business, academia, government, and civil society. Be at the table as GBSN Beyond participants collectively explore multi-sector collaboration in developing talent needed for society’s critical challenges.

Active Participation in GBSN Mission and Vision

By supporting GBSN Beyond, your organization will directly contribute to the acceleration of the development of new programs and the improvement of current programs and initiatives that will deliver solutions to critical challenges as well as offering activities that facilitate learning and development that helps to close the skills gap.

Institutional Benefactor

Support students, faculty, administrators and entrepreneurs from the developing world by offering them the opportunity to participate in GBSN Beyond by becoming an institutional benefactor.

Be a Change Maker

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

“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
Most Popular
Community Circle
USD
$
8,000
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. Enhance your network with influential educators, students, and leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors
  2. Build awareness and maximize exposure of your organization, activities, impact and services to a global and diverse audience
  3. Observe and discuss the latest data, market trends and research findings on the future of global talent development, employability and education, including the impact of COVID-19
  4. Directly participate in the development of actionable solutions


BenefitLeadership CircleImpact CircleCommunity CircleMission CircleInnovation Marketplace

Event AccessUnlimited event accessUnlimited event accessUnlimited event access6 spots* (non academic);Unlimited for academic institutions4 spots* (non academic);Unlimited for academic institutions
Institutional / Social Entrepreneur BenefactorOffer x2 institutional registrations for schools in the developing world Offer x2 institutional registrations for schools in the developing worldOffer x1 institutional registrations for schools in the developing worldOffer x3 individual registrations to social entrepreneursOffer x1 individual registrations to social entrepreneurs
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 to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.Dedicated page to spotlight your initiatives, programs, innovations, etc.
Innovation MarketplacePrime Location, Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Prime Location, Virtual Booth
with Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
Virtual Booth with
Live video chat, lead generation and data analytics
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 Visibility1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn before GBSN Beyond1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn before GBSN Beyond
1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks 1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during 3 tracks
1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during conference 1 post Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn during conference
Sponsor Lightning ReelSponsor Lightning Reel video played during plenary sessionSponsor Lightning Reel video played during plenary sessionSponsor Lightning Reel video played during plenary session
Email CommunicationsLogo placement in all GBSN Beyond emails Logo placement in all GBSN Beyond emailsLogo placement in track related emails and bi-weekly News BulletinLogo placement in track related emails and bi-weekly News Bulletin
GBSN PodcastAD placement in GBSN Podcast x1 episode OR participate in an episode w/ a thought leader from your organizationAD placement in x1 GBSN Podcast episode
GBSN eNewsletterAD placement in x2 eNewsletters OR featured article in x2 eNewsletter issueFeatured article in x1 eNewsletter issue
Promo Video VisibilityVisibility in x1 GBSN Beyond Promo Video Visibility in x1 GBSN Beyond Promo Video Visibility in x2 Track Promo Videos
Virtual Swag BagsInclude item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)Include item(s) in the Virtual Swag Bags (i.e vouchers, software trials, online courses, publications, gift cards, etc.)
Networking & Health & Well-BeingBranded sponsor of x1 conference networking session and x1 Health & Well-Being SessionBranded sponsor of x1 conference networking session and x1 Health & Well-Being Session

Add-Ons


Sponsor of The HUMLOG Challenge

Branded sponsor of one of four “Best in Category” Prize

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 “Best in Category”: $1,000

Sponsor Microsimulation Development Lab

Branded sponsor of one of the “Best in Category” Prize

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 “Best in Category”: $1,000

Contact Us

Interested in sponsoring or becoming a partner? Contact us.

Nicole Zefran

Director, Membership and Development

nzefran@gbsn.org