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2022 EMFD Conference for Deans & Directors General

Event Details

The 2022 Deans Conference will take place online on 26-27-28 January rather than being hosted by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany, but our primary mission remains the same: to provide you with a platform to catalyse conversation in an open and trusted environment, and foremost, an environment inclusive of our diverse and global network of schools.

The travel restrictions and complex regulations still affect many countries and institutions worldwide. Therefore, we feel that an online Conference for Deans and Directors General is currently the only viable option to ensure that all institutions can equally take part and benefit from the insights, discussion and networking opportunities.

The conference program is designed to bring immediate value and practical takeaways for your leadership role, besides the extensive networking opportunities.

Registration is now OPEN!

Each year, more than 350 deans and directors general from around the world meet at this two-day event to exchange about the future of business education, share best practices and get an update on new trends.

These business school leaders from around the world discuss pursuing opportunities and meeting expectations in different regions of the world as well as managing an ever-growing array of stakeholders. Attendees seek to place themselves in the evolving relationship between higher education, companies, and governments. Ultimately, leaders debate how business education can address the challenges of society.

If you were unable to attend the 2021 EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General that took place online from 3 to 5 February, where more than 300 deans from business schools around the world met to network and discuss under the theme “Finding balance”, see what you have missed in the following video from our conference chair Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business school, and hope you will be able to join us this year.

Target Group

This event is by invitation only, for those with chief executive officer (top management of the institution) responsibility and authority in EFMD member business schools and centers. Directors of non-member schools can be invited at the discretion of the organizers.

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Date & Time

  • Wednesday – Thursday, 26-28 January, 2022



Practical Information

Early Bird Fee until 12 January:

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 595 plus 21% VAT = € 719,95
  • EFMD non-member: € 775 plus 21% VAT = € 937,75

Normal Fee from 13 January:

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 845 plus 21% VAT = € 1022,45
  • EFMD non-member: € 1095 plus 21% VAT = € 1324,95

25% discount* on the applicable fee will be available for every second and further participant from the same institution.

*However, please note that in order for other participants from the same institution to attend the conference, the number 1 representative of the school in question (the Dean/Director of the entire school) needs to register first.

Please contact deans@efmdglobal.org to receive the promotional code if you are the third participant from your institution.

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 09/01/2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the start of the conference, you will not have access to the online conference platform.