GBSN Beyond: Annual Conference 2024

Placed in the dynamic administrative and business capital of Colombia, GBSN Beyond 2024 is about the innovative work of business and management schools to unlock the power of people within the planetary boundaries for more inclusive, innovative and sustainable growth, especially in low- and middle-income countries. The conference is hosted by Universidad de Los Andes School of Management, which is situated in the heart of Bogotá and an established leader with impact in the whole region.

The conference builds on Latin America’s remarkable strengths, such as a young and highly entrepreneurial population, extensive biodiversity and natural riches, and advantages in renewable power generation, improvements in income distribution and remarkable digital connectedness. These strengths position the region to play an important role in the global transformation towards more responsible economic growth. But there are also important challenges to address, including long-standing income inequalities, lagging productivity, low workforce participation by women, expansive health and technological divides, an undeveloped industry and innovation ecosystem, and more.

These opportunities and challenges form an impressive and compelling backdrop for participants to consider important questions for their work. What are emerging areas of focus for leading business and management schools in contributing to economic growth that empowers more people, in harmony with our planet? How are business schools transforming themselves and working together and across sectors to prepare people to build better organizations for our future? In what ways are organizations like GBSN assisting schools to make a bigger difference at home as well as abroad by connecting across borders?


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.

GBSN Beyond is about breaking the traditional boundaries of business education. It highlights and supports business school efforts to transform society—to build more inclusive and sustainable communities, especially in the developing world. GBSN Beyond 2024 will take place November 6-8 in Bogotá, Colombia, hosted by the Universidad de los Andes.

As GBSN enters the 21st year since its founding, we continue to learn, grow, and evolve through partnership with our members. The conference offers a program of keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, networking activities, and more. Go Beyond the ordinary and join us as we convene to develop actionable solutions.

GBSN Beyond — in its fifth year since its evolution from a traditional annual conference format — serves as a unique and intimate international forum that convenes over 200+ participants in-person from over 50+ countries.

With an innovative approach to what a conference can be, GBSN Beyond provides a variety of engaging learning experiences, knowledge exchanges, and opportunities to network and connect with colleagues from across the globe. 

The conference offers a program of keynotes, panel discussions, lightning talks, networking activities, and more. Go Beyond the ordinary and join us as we convene to develop actionable solutions.

ACADEMIA

University leaders, including Rectors, Deans, Directors and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets. Students welcomed virtually.

INDUSTRY

Professionals from industry dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently.

GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY

Professionals from industry, aid organizations, and civil society dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges effectively and efficiently.

Hear from top leaders in academia, business, civil society and government.

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