In-Person Events

2023 EFMD Annual Conference

Business schools steer a difficult course in navigating the fog caused by a disrupted environment and an unprecedented demand to align values with societal demands and a new generation of students. In this time of change, it is helpful for industry professionals to join forces and navigate their way towards a future-proof transformation.

The EFMD Annual Conference gathers several hundred members of the management education community to tackle burning subjects such as the impact of globalisation, collaborative research, creative leadership and digital learning strategies. Over two days, professionals in different administrative and managerial positions from all over the world participate in a dynamic learning and networking event that helps them move towards impactful business education.

This forum for learning and interaction will allow us to collectively generate ideas on how to address current and future challenges and contribute actively to a better future. Topics include:

  • climate leadership instead of greenwashing;
  • defending the values of an open society;
  • dealing with threats to the internationalisation agenda;
  • research that matters: best practice examples of scholarly impact.

Numerous networking opportunities will allow you to take advantage of our vibrant community of business education experts from across the world.

As a special incentive, you will be able to benefit from our early bird rate if you register by 15 February. We invite you to check the full conference programme on our website.

Spring Symposium: Reinventing Health, Hospitality, and Design

General Information

The Cornell University Institute for Healthy Futures will host innovative thought leaders in healthcare, health policy, hospitality, wellness, and architectural design. The symposium will open with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, May 11. Our full-day symposium will start on Friday, May 12, to explore how decision makers and designers can respond to changing needs in mental health, work life balance, wellness, safety by design, affordable senior living, and other related areas. Together industry experts, academic scholars, leaders, and students will explore current challenges and possible evidence-based solutions with an interdisciplinary perspective.

Following the symposium, the third day, Saturday, May 13, will feature a more intimate hands-on thought design workshop led by Troy Savage. Designers will join healthcare and assisted living leaders to collaborate in an interactive day of re-imagining the design of communities in response to changing needs.

More information about registration will be forthcoming.

Interested in supporting CIHF while being highlighted in symposium materials? Consider sponsoring a panel, meal, or coffee break.

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17th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference

General Information

The National HR in Hospitality Conference is the only event of its kind with HR and legal guidance tailored specifically for the hospitality industry. This event is developed, managed, and administered by the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, ILR School and the Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER). Attendees gain real-world strategies from top employers and legal experts to conquer the unique issues facing the hospitality industry. The program format consists of not only large keynote sessions, but breakout sessions such as “High Impact Strategies for Attracting Talent”, “Managing and Monitoring the Remote Workforce” and “Union Organizing”.   These smaller, more intimate sessions will give participants the chance to interact, ask questions and learn from Cornell faculty and industry experts as they tackle today’s most pressing challenges.

In addition to the thought-provoking sessions, participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of HR and legal professionals from around the country and visit dozens of vendors offering the latest in hospitality software, products and services in our Expo hall. The HR in Hospitality Conference is the premier event for HR professionals that provides a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas and innovative advancements.


May 1 – 3, 2023 | Sheraton Phoenix Downtown | Phoenix, Arizona


Individual Rates

Early Bird – $1375 (register by 3/1/2023)

Standard – $1575

On-site – $1675

Top Industry Experts

So what does HR in Hospitality offer you that other HR conferences are missing? Find out what hundreds of your colleagues have already discovered…

  • Proven HR strategies from hospitality organizations of all sizes.
  • Essential advice from seasoned attorneys with expertise in the particularities of hospitality labor and employment law.
  • Leading experts sharing their thoughts on the hottest topics affecting the industry today.
  • And so much more!

Hear from leading industry experts from hospitality organizations of all sizes such as Hilton Worldwide, Preferred Hotels & Resorts​, Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Dinex, and Loews Hotels.

Business School Educators’ Technical Workshop on Forced Labor in Fishing


The University of Geneva (UNIGE) School for Economics and Management (GSEM) is hosting a technical  workshop for business school educators to develop a standard teaching tool on forced labour in fishing. This  activity is organized with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Global Business School Network (GBSN). It is the first concrete output of the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between ILO-GBSN 

GSEM, designed to further integrate labour rights and human rights in business education.  

The activity draws on the expertise of all three partners and notably: 

– The technical expertise of ILO on the fisheries sector, fundamental principles and rights at work including forced labour. 

– The participation of several business school lecturers coming from the GBSN for Business and Human Rights  impact community. 

– The experience of the Geneva Centre for Business and Human Rights, hosted by GSEM, in developing  standard case studies and pedagogic material on pressing business and human rights issues. 

Why focus on forced labor in fishing?

The activity is organized with support from the 8.7 Accelerator Lab, an initiative of the ILO designed to  accelerate progress in the fight against forced labour and child labour, key elements of the United Nations SDG  Target 8.7. 

Forced labour and child labour are two of the five ILO Fundamental principles and rights at work and the 187 ILO  member states are bound to respect, promote and realize these principles and rights, whether they have ratified  the related conventions or not. However, despite the centrality of fundamental rights, recent estimates on forced  labour and child labour illustrate that we are not making the needed progress to achieve our global targets as per  the 2030 Agenda: the elimination of child labour by 2025 and the elimination of forced labour by 2030. 

With regards to forced labour, the latest estimates published by the ILO in September 2022 suggest that there  are currently 27.6 million workers currently entrapped in forced labour situations, a rise of 2.7 million since  2016. Forced labour in fishing has been singled out as a persistent and underestimated problem. 

Concomitantly, it appears that the fishing industry, including the working and living conditions of fishers, is  rarely used in business school education as a topic to be discussed in the classroom. This is surprising  considering the economic size of the fishing industry and how important fish and fish-based products are  globally. According to the FAO 2022 edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, an estimated 600  million people rely on the fisheries and aquaculture sector for their livelihoods.  

Practical Information

The workshop will take place at UNIGE, in the premises of the Geneva School of Economics and Management. 

Uni Mail – Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1205 Genève – Switzerland 

Coffee-breaks will be organized in the meeting room and covered by the  organizers. Lunches will be taken near the university and will be at the expense of each participant.


Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 November 2022  

Arrival of participants. Some participants might wish to combine the activity with a participation in the 11th UN  Forum on Business and Human Rights which will be taking place on 28-30 November in Geneva. 

Wednesday 30 November 2022 – Room M 3250  

9:00-9:30 Introduction  

9:30-10:30 Key information on labour in capture fisheries  

Presentation by Brandt Wagner, Head of Maritime and Transport Unit of ILO + discussion 10:30-11:00 Coffee-break 

11:00-12:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30-14:30 Linkages between labour challenges and other fisheries issues: biodiversity, IUU, climate change Presentation by Philippe Cacaud, Independent fisheries expert (remotely) + discussion 14:30-15:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

15:30-16:00 Coffee-break 

16:00-17:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

18:00- 20:00 Social event in the evening with participants of the UN forum on BHR, Le Scandale restaurant 

Thursday 1 December 2022 – Room M5250  

9:00-10:00 Forced labour in commercial fishing: key data, indicators, and challenges  Presentation by MichaĂ«lle de Cock, Head of Research Unit on Fundamental Rights of ILO and Alix Nasri, 8.7 Accelerator Lab Global Coordinator + discussion 

10:00-10:30 Coffee-break 

10:30-12:30 Collective work on the teaching material  

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30-14:30 Focus on finance: how can investors take into consideration human rights and social issues? Presentation by RĂ©mi Fernandez, Social issues specialist at PRI (remotely) + discussion 14:30-15:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

15:30-16:00 Coffee-break 

16:00-17:30 Collective work on the teaching material  

Friday 2 December 2022 – Room M3250 

9:00-12:00 Finalization of the teaching material and conclusion of the technical workshop 12:00-15:00 Light lunch, networking and GBSN for BHR 6th annual meeting  

Saturday 3 December 2022  

Departure of participants from Geneva. 

AUC School of Business to host African Deans Roundtable for COP27

In recognition of the critical role Business Schools in Africa are expected to play in addressing Climate Change goals, AUC School of Business is hosting a roundtable for African business school deans on November 7 on campus.

The event is held in preparation for the upcoming 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held from November 6 to 18 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This event is a collaboration between AUC School of Business, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Chapter Africa, and the Business Schools for Climate Leadership in Africa (BS4CLA) initiative.

The roundtable aims to develop an Africa tailored framework of action for African business schools to collaboratively work together (in coordination with the private sector and civil society) that matches their needs and adapts to the realities of the continent.

AUC School of Business to Host the 15th Eduniversal World Convention (EWC)



Yearly the Eduniversal World Convention takes place in a new geographical zone to highlight the richness and diversity of higher education in the world. After 2 virtual editions, Eduniversal brings back to its initial mission to gather education leaders across borders with a new 4 days in person event.

Africa is not only significant in terms of economy growth, innovations, culture, leadership, politics, ethics, diversity… Africa appears also in HE industry as the most promising and dynamic continent of the XXI century. As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa has more than 30 countries represented in the Eduniversal Official Selection with 75 academic institutions in the Best 1000 Business Schools ranking (
As such, Egypt is appointed as hosting country for the upcoming COP 27 to be held in November 2022.

Gateway to the Nile delta, where the lower Nile separates into the Rosetta and Damietta branches, Cairo is the Africa’s largest city with nearly 9 million inhabitants located in the northeast of the country.

Thus, it appeared obvious to restart our global tour for the second time in Africa and to celebrate the 15th Eduniversal World Convention in the beautiful and so enriching city of Cairo, known as the “mother world” or “city of victory”.

At the 2022 Eduniversal Awards and Trophies of Excellence ceremonies, institutions achievements and results will be celebrated and rewarded.

Expand your academic network meeting in person during the event with your colleagues coming from all over the world.

Webinar Series Hosted By MIT Sloan & QUT

MIT Sloan Global Programs is inviting you to 3 free websites in collaboration with QUT Business School. These webinars are a series on The Future Enterprise. Learn more about dates and times below:

The Innovate Enterprise

What sparks innovation in organisations? Who sparks the idea? And where does innovation occur within an organisation?

Join two global innovation and entrepreneurship experts, Fiona Murray from MIT and Robert Perrons from QUT, as they draw on their international experiences and deep expertise to unpack the system of innovation.

Date: 19 October 2022

Time: EST 8-9am, Wednesday 19 October 2022 | EDT 6-7pm, Tuesday 18 October 2022

The Entrepreneurial Enterprise

In this webinar two giants of entrepreneurship learning will explore the mindset and toolset that fuels entrepreneurial ecosystems and cultures within organisations.

QUT’s Professor Rowena Barrett will dive into the mindset required to take an idea to execution, MIT Sloan’s Bill Aulet will discuss what is Disciplined Entrepreneurship and the 24 Steps to a Successful Startup.

Date: 3 November 2022

Time: EST 8-9am, Thursday 3 November 2022 EDT | 6-7pm, Wednesday 2 November 2022

The Sustainable Enterprise

The business of going green is a conversation every leader needs to have.

Join us for a provocative discussion about The Sustainable Enterprise with world-leading agriculture bioeconomy scientist and former CEO of South Africa’s National Innovation Centre for Agricultural Biotechnology, QUT’s Prof Saga Mundree, and Venezuelan economist and co- founder of PriceStat, a daily inflation indicator, MIT Sloan’s Roberto Rigobon.

Date: 30 November 2022

Time: EST 8-9am, Wednesday 30 November 2022 | EST 5-6pm, Tuesday 29 November 2022

School of Finance and Economics Finance Centenary Webinar Series 2022

Date: 20 October 2022

Time: 11:00am ET / 5:00pm GMT

Location: Zoom

The School of Economics and Finance at the University of Witwatersrand invites you to a keynote address by esteemed guest, Prof. Robert Engle, who will share his thoughts on ‘A Financial Approach to Risk Climate.’

About the Speaker

Robert Engle, Professor Emeritus of Finance at the New York University Stern School of business, was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on the concept of autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). He developed this method for statistical modeling of time-varying volatility and demonstrated that these techniques accurately capture the properties of many time series. Professor Engle shared the prize with Clive W. J. Granger of the University of California at San Diego.

He is currently the Co-Director of the NYU Stern Volatility and Risk Institute at New York University Stern. In this role, Professor Engle has developed research tool to track risks in the global economy and make these publicly available on the V-LAB website.

EFMD Global America Annual Conference: 9-11 November, 2022

Event Details

This program is focused on changes in business, business schools, and society at large. We are thinking about social inclusion, diversity, equity, policy, changes in business models and program delivery, ethical leadership and our roles in creating the future with those things in mind. The Americas Conference allows us to bring together a unique cross-section of attendees from all over the Americas within the EFMD network and the larger management education community.

It is important to EFMD Global to create opportunities for business schools in the region to gather and connect with each other and highlight the important work of business schools in the Americas. The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations that have an interest in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Program Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.



Fundação Dom Cabral – SĂŁo Paulo Campus

15 Olimpia Trade, Av. Dr. Cardoso de Melo, 1184 – 15Âş andar – Vila OlĂ­mpia, SĂŁo Paulo – SP, 04548-004, Brazil

Date & Time

November 9 (Wednesday) 18:30- November 11 (Friday) 13:00

Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) & Steward Leadership Summit (SLS)

Steward Leadership 25

An initiative jointly curated by Stewardship Asia Centre, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, WTW and The Straits Times, the Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) is an annual listing of the 25 best stories of steward leadership excellence within the Asia-Pacific region. It seeks to showcase the 25 best narratives from organizations that have demonstrated resolute actions in pursuing and achieving their own unique versions of stewardship purpose while living stewardship values. Come 25-26 July, the jury of SL25 consists of distinguished judges will meet and discuss over the judging kit and the qualitative criteria to be applied on the received nominations stories.

Nomination Requirements

Submissions should demonstrate how your initiatives or policies demonstrate steward leadership to create a collective better future articulated in your organizational purpose. These projects should have occurred between March 1, 2019 and March 1, 2022.

The SL25 listing covers the Asia-Pacific region and accepts entries from the following categories:

  1. Large and Multinational Companies
  2. Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  3. Social Enterprises

The best 25 steward leadership success stories will be chosen from among these three categories.

Steward Leadership Summit

Stay tuned for The Steward Leadership Summit (SLS) which is happening on November 30, 2022 in Singapore, where the top 25 best stories of organizations in Asia-Pacific that have demonstrated steward leadership excellence will be revealed and showcased. The SLS is slated to be a one-day high profile annual event attended by business, government and civil society leaders from around the Asia-Pacific region. Distinguished speakers and experts from all over the world shall be invited to discuss key issues around the practice of stewardship in all its forms. The forum will be structured around talks from experts in the field, panel discussions, and debates on provocative topics to encourage participants to be better stewards.

More Details to be Released in Due Time