In-Person Events

The Second Case Conference 2024

​​​​​​​The Case Hub at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut​ in partnership with Ivey Publishing ​is hosting its second case conference on February 2-3, 2024, at the American University of Beirut – Mediterraneo campus, Paphos, Cyprus, a twin campus of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

The Case Hub aims to build capacity for case-writing and create a community of case writers in the Arab-MENA region. It strives to become the reference platform that allows case method enthusiasts to meet and network with leading case method experts. This enables action-oriented learning in all areas of management education. The conference targets case writers, academicians, instructors, program managers, executive education administrators, business leaders, and executives active in the Arab MENA region or in Cyprus or interested in the region and its potential.

“The Second Case Conference” offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network and engage with case writers and educators in the region. A rich program includes a keynote speech, professional development workshops, panels, presentation sessions, and case development sessions led by seasoned case writers, educators, and our partner Ivey Publishing. During case development sessions, participants will present their new case ideas and obtain detailed developmental feedback from experienced case mentors. The aim behind these mentor-participant case development sessions is to help participants move their cases forward to publication in The Case Hub, case publishers and distributors, or refereed journals.​ Ivey Publishing is a leader in global business case studies, featuring an extensive collection of over 7,000 products available in 11 languages.

Solari Lecture 2023 by Professor Esther Duflo (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2019)

The Solari Lecture 2023 will welcome Professor Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and laureate of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2019. She will address the topic: Good Economics for Warmer Times.

Climate change is not just about getting the right technology. It is also about changing behavior and policies. And it is not (only) about the end of the world: it is also about the damage it does, today, mainly to poor people around the world. In this lecture, Professor Duflo will discuss some of what we know about the impact of climate change on poor countries, and what we know and what we do not know about changing behavior and policies.

Professor Duflo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for her experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. She has worked on health, education, financial inclusion, environment, and governance.

The Solari Lecture welcomes distinguished guests specialized in economics and econometrics, in memory of Luigi Solari, professor at the University of Geneva and pioneer in introducing research in econometrics in Switzerland. Since its first edition in 1979, this conference has featured several notable guest speakers, e.g., Jan Tinbergen, Richard Stone, Robert Engle, Bengt Holmstrom, and Jean Tirole.

Join Stanford Seed at SOCAP 2023

SOCAP convenes the most engaged and diverse impact investing community in the world. For more than 15 years, the SOCAP conference has been the flagship event and leading convener in the impact economy, gathering more than 100,000 people since our first event. This is the largest, action-oriented gathering where investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders come together to accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.

SOCAP23 will be back at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco, Oct. 23 – 25! Unlike any other conference in impact, SOCAP convenes the whole ecosystem of impact to catalyze investable and profitable businesses and industries that can solve the greatest challenges of our time. We invite changemakers from every sector and across the globe who are ready to dig in to help drive urgent change for people and the planet.

We chose YBCA for many reasons, including its accessibility. The center is located in the heart of San Francisco in close proximity to hotels, restaurants, and dozens of cultural attractions. Nearby public transportation makes it easy to get around and take advantage of extending conversations over nearby lunch or dinner. 

The Theme for SOCAP23 – Facing Urgency: Impact at the Speed of Trust

We must face the challenges of our time with urgent action and solutions. Trust is essential for catalyzing impactful solutions — when people trust each other, they are more likely to collaborate, share information, and take risks. When you build trust, you create a foundation for collaboration and cooperation. This leads to more innovative and effective solutions. 

At SOCAP, we convene to accelerate the speed of trust. We orchestrate discovery, facilitate serendipity, and offer a platform for cross-learning. The theme for SOCAP23 propels our community to work together, collaborate, and co-create as essential ingredients to rapidly create real impact.

SOCAP23 Tracks

Within our theme, we have identified nine content tracks around which we will organize our sessions:

  • Climate and Capital 
  • Philanthropy as Catalytic Capital
  • Impact Measurement and Management
  • Gender Lens Investing
  • Full Spectrum DEI 
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Well-Being for Impact
  • Value Chain Investment
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Attendees will also be able to follow content based on regional focus tracks: 

  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Africa

Learn more about the SOCAP23 theme and tracks.

10th Responsible Management Education Research Conference

The 10th RMER Conference hosted by Iscte Business School is a forum intended to engage multiple stakeholders in a dialogue around Agenda 2030 and beyond and enhance further collaborations in responsible management education and research, and sustainable business practices to advance the SDGs.

This year marks the 10thJubilee anniversary of RMER Conferences.  Across a decade of achievement, RMER Conferences have explored the complexities and global challenges involved in the transition to more sustainable production and consumption patterns. Different agents, including companies, nonprofits, governmental entities, organizations, consumers, and society at large, need to work together to effectively advance the 2030 Agenda and beyond. Through multidimensional and multidisciplinary dialogue and knowledge sharing among management educators in conversation with other stakeholders have advanced responsible management education and learning. As the challenge remains, further dialogue on how economic restructuring and social transformation on the journey to a more sustainable world is still needed.

The Responsible Management Education Research (RMER) Conference will be held at Iscte Business School from 26th to 28th of September 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference theme is “Sustainable and Responsible Management: A decade of Integrating Knowledge and Creating Societal Impact through Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Deadline registration for authors is June 30th and early bird registration is up to August 18th.

3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Processing – AIKP’23

About AIKP ’23

Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Processing is playing a vital role in changing most of the sectors’ processes and landscape. AI has an enormous impact on various automation industries and their functioning converting traditional industries to AI-based factories. New algorithms are changing the way business processes and results are analyzed and predicted. Knowledge processing is the act of comprehending and then representing human knowledge in data structures; semantic models, which are conceptual diagrams of data as they relate to the real world; and heuristics, which are principles that lead to answers to every AI challenge. The way how a human think, knowledge processing transforms the data into knowledge and makes the machine think like a human and makes better decisions. This makes the humans work simple, but it has some ethical concerns that need to be sorted out. This AI and knowledge processing conference addresses the drawbacks and challenges in current practices in various sectors. The research area includes Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge representation, semantics, Bigdata analytics, Intelligent systems, fuzzy-based neural networks and other fields.


Minimum of three independent reviewers will be reviewing the paper and they will provide scientific comments on those papers. Based on their review chair will approve the paper. After a careful reviewing process, accepted papers will be submitted to publish in the proceedings with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Best Paper Award

HCIS Best Paper Award will be awarded to the best paper published on HCIS. The best paper will be selected based on the technical quality and the review process of the initial full paper. The Award consists of a Certificate and one prize of 300 euros to the author of the Best paper.

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Theme – I: Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Processing

Theme – II: Machine Learning

Theme – III: Deep Learning

Theme – IV: Intelligent Control

Theme – V: Artificial Vision

Keynote Speakers

Registration Details

Business School Educator’s Technical Workshop on Fair Recruitment of Migrant Workers

11/30 – 12/03/2022 

Geneva School of Economics and Management 


On December 2 nd 2022 in Geneva, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Business School Network (GBSN) and the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM/UNIGE) signed a memorandum of understanding to increase the inclusion of labour rights in business education. The MoU was signed during the annual meeting of the GBSN for Business and Human Rights impact community, held in Geneva during the week of the 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights.

One of the objectives of the MoU is to develop teaching resources for business school practitioners on pressing human and labour rights related issues. The first workshop was hosted by the GSEM/UNIGE during the week of the MoU signing and was dedicated to the topic of forced labour in the fishing industry. 

The workshop brought together nine business school lecturers from Asia-Pacific (Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand), Africa (Ghana, South Africa), Europe (France, Switzerland) and Latin America (Ecuador/USA), ILO technical specialists working on forced labour and fishing as well as legal and business and human rights experts.

The second workshop will focus on the fair recruitment of migrant workers, a topic which the ILO and its partners have developed significant knowledge and operational experience under the framework of the Fair Recruitment Initiative, launched in 2014 and currently in its second phase. Fair recruitment is also an area which has a number of entry points within business schools’ curricula, including supply chain management, due diligence and business accountability, and human resource management. 

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. 


Wednesday June 21st 

Arrival of participants in Geneva

Thursday June 22nd 

9:00-9:30 Introduction and presentation of participants

Brief introduction by ILO, UNIGE, GBSN partners. Participants will then be asked to briefly present their areas of expertise and interest as they relate to the topic of fair recruitment

9:30-10:00 Setting the scene: Why is fair recruitment of migrant workers a key issue in the world of work?

Presentations by Maria Gallotti, ILO Labour Migration Branch (MIGRANT) and Emily Sims, Manager, ILO Helpdesk for Business

10:00-10:30 Overview of draft teaching materials

Presentation by Charles Autheman, Independent Consultant

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Eliminating or reducing recruitment fees and related costs: lessons from the construction sector

An interview with Henriette McCool, Social Innovation & Human Rights Manager, Vinci

moderated by Alix Nasri, Forced Labour Specialist, ILO Fundamental principles and rights at work Branch (Fundamentals) and discussion

11:45-12:30 Overview of case study methodology

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Collective work on teaching material

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

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

17:00-17:45 Conducting due diligence along supply chains: lessons from the electronics sector

Intervention by Vidhi Aggarwal, Environment & Supply Chain Innovation (ESCI), Apple

Friday June 23rd 

9:00-9:30 Pitch of the day: why fair recruitment matters – perspectives from Samsung

Intervention by Mattias Thorns Global Labour Relations and Human Rights Director

9:30-10:30 Collective work on the teaching material

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 Access to company level grievance mechanisms

Interview with QICC-Nexans Qatar moderated by Marie-Josée Taya, Technical Specialist, Social Dialogue, ILO Arab States

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

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Collective work on teaching material

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 Collective work on teaching material and wrap up

Building Labour Rights into Business Education: Side Session | 6 June 11:00-12:30 ICT


In June 2021, different stakeholders gathered during the RBHR forum for a side session on Reimagining Business School Education with Responsible Management and Human Rights. At the time, they called for greater integration of BHR in business school curricula, sharing examples of promising practices such as the creation of dedicated BHR centers in two higher education institutions: NYU Stern School of Business (2013) and the University of Geneva/Geneva School of Economics and Management (2019).

Two years later, it is timely to take stock of the progress made and listen to business school educators and stakeholders from within and outside the region on innovative practices. These include the recent Memorandum of Understanding between the International Labour Organization, the Global Business School Network and the University of Geneva to increase the inclusion of labour rights in business school education. Within this MoU, lecturers from different countries – including Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia – gathered in Geneva in December 2022 on the occasion of the 11th UN forum on Business and Human Rights to co-design teaching material and therefore support other lecturers who wish to teach these issues with their students.

About the Session

Lecturers from different countries have co-designed one of the first teaching resources on labour rights for business school audiences, focusing on the topic of decent work in fishing. Lecturers who have participated in this global initiative and pilot tested this course in Indonesia, Switzerland and France will present this resource and share their experience engaging with students on such issues.

​Building on this experience, the panel will discuss current efforts to integrate labour rights in business school curricula and possible next steps.


The main objectives of this session are to:

  • Inform the audience on how future business leaders are being equipped with the knowledge and skills to deal with contemporary business and human rights challenges
  • Present the newly developed “Promoting decent work and the elimination of forced labour in the fishing industry” teaching resource
  • Discuss possible strategies to accelerate the integration of labour rights issues in Asia-Pacific business education

Key Questions

Panelists will reflect on the following questions:

  • How are business school students being educated on business and human rights challenges?
  • What are the key concepts and skills students can learn in business schools to tackle decent work deficits they will meet once in the labour market?
  • How can business school lecturers from different universities cooperate to develop material for collective use?
  • What bridges exist between business school education, United Nations specialized agencies, and other relevant stakeholders?

Lagos Business School: Fairwork Nigeria Stakeholder Forum

Stakeholders Workshop: 20 April 2023

Building on the findings of the Fairwork Nigeria report, a stakeholders workshop is scheduled to take place on the 20th of April 2023 to engage with platform companies, workers, civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders. The workshop will provide a platform for discussions on the key issues highlighted in the report and explore strategies for improving platform work in Nigeria.

The stakeholders workshop will commence the second year of scoring of platforms in Nigeria, where the Fairwork principles will continue to be used to evaluate the working conditions of platform workers in Nigeria. Through this process, the Fairwork project aims to encourage platforms to adopt fairer labor practices and promote greater transparency and accountability in the platform economy.

Global Executive Summit 2023 | Presented by Woxsen University

Woxsen University is delighted to share with you an excellent opportunity to network with the prime goal to learn, connect, aspire and innovate.

We would like to invite you to the Global Executive Summit 2023, which will be held in person at Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India, from 14-15 September 2023.

The Global Executive Summit is an exclusive event that brings together the world’s most influential academic leaders, business leaders, thought leaders, and industry experts for a two-day conference aimed at sharing insights and strategies for success in today’s rapidly changing academic and business landscape.

At the Global Executive Summit, attendees have the opportunity to participate in high-level discussions on topics ranging from higher education, global economics and emerging markets to disruptive technologies and innovation. Through a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, attendees gain valuable insights on the latest trends and best practices in their industries, and learn how to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

In addition to the informative sessions, the Global Executive Summit also provides ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. Attendees have the chance to connect with peers from around the world, build valuable relationships, and explore potential business partnerships.

The Global Executive Summit is the ultimate event for executives and business leaders looking to stay at the forefront of their industries, connect with other industry experts, and gain valuable insights that can help them take their organizations to the next level. 

Theme: Re-imagining Higher Education #FutureYou

Location: Woxsen University, Hyderabad

Objective: In continuation of GIS and ECF 2022, we invite you to join us at GES 2023. The objective is – Revise the Future Steps and Activities in Higher Education ensuring a Sustainable and Innovative Growth for all Learners

Expected Outcomes: The renewal of the joint call to action in the form of a Manifesto ensuring a set of outcome-driven guidelines that centralize the ground activities. A Manifesto 2023 edition will be signed.

2023 PRME Global Forum: Connecting for Impact Worldwide

Join Us for Responsible Management Education Week in NY

The nature of leading a business is changing from the exclusive focus on economic wealth generation to encompass a more holistic purpose, with leaders being expected to make businesses a vehicle for solving the environmental and social challenges the world is facing. Educational institutions have a huge responsibility to prepare responsible leaders to rise to these global challenges in new, integrated ways, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an agenda for the world to pursue.

With a dynamic program and purpose-driven speakers, the 2023 Edition of the PRME Global Forum will bring a global debate on how business education can help advance the sustainable development agenda worldwide. 

The Principles for Responsible Management Education will gather business school leaders, faculty, students, businesses and sustainable development organizations for a Responsible Management Education Week, on 12 – 16 June 2023, in New York (USA), to advance responsible management education and its impact worldwide. The 11th Edition of PRME Global Forum will be part of this week, taking place on 13-14 June 2023, hosted by Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

In addition to taking stock of PRME’s growth over the last year and highlighting the ongoing work of the PRME community, the 2023 Global Forum will focus on impact across various session themes: pedagogyclimatedigital, and leadership. The 2023 Edition will be the first in-person forum since 2017, and its plenaries will also be broadcasted to participants worldwide.


12-14 June: 2023 PRME Global Forum

15-16 June: Partner Events

12 June: PRME International Community Gatherings