Business Forward, the knowledge portal of The American University in Cairo School of Business, is hosting the fifth edition of its annual event! The event will also be live-streamed virtually.
The fifth edition of the anticipated Business Forward Annual Event takes stock of the past year’s economic performance and provides expert perspectives on the future outlook and suggested remedies through in depth analysis of local and global trends. It brings in academic, professional and industry perspectives on current economic challenges manifested in a weakening local currency, rising inflation and foreign debt, and a shrinking private sector.
The end goal of the event would be a white paper that provides actionable suggestions for policymakers and other stakeholders to address the current complex economic challenges; an exercise that will reflect on the discussions of the event and will be led by the AUC School of Business Department of Economics, which celebrates its 75th anniversary on the day of the event.
AUC School of Business will be hosting for the first time the 32nd CEMS Annual Events and 2022 Graduation Ceremony at the Pyramids of Giza. CEMS is the global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master in International Management.
Attended both physically and virtually by over 7,000 members of the CEMS community, the event represents an exceptional opportunity to bring together the entire community for discussions, decision-making, networking, and the graduation of CEMS MIM students.
The Annual Events are the highlight of the CEMS year, and consist of a series of academic and corporate meetings and culminate with a special graduation of the CEMS MIM cohort of 1,348 graduates from 78 nationalities.As an education pioneer and regional leader, AUC School of Business officially ratified and joined the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education in November 2017. The School is the first business school from the Arab region and the African continent to join the CEMS network. In 2019, the School welcomed its first CEMS MIM cohort, and today, 16 students have graduated from the first two cohorts, with the third cohort graduating this year.
Dear CEMS friends, colleagues, and graduates,
On behalf of the AUC School of Business, I welcome you to the 32nd CEMS Annual Events in Egypt from November 30 to December 2, 2022. It is a great honor to have the opportunity to organize the annual CEMS conference with its range of social and networking events and its long-anticipated graduation ceremony for the upcoming 2021-2022 CEMS graduates at the iconic Pyramids of Giza.
As an education pioneer and regional leader, AUC School of Business officially ratified and joined the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education in November 2017. We are proud to be the first business school from the Arab region and the African continent to join the CEMS network. In 2019, the school welcomed its first CEMS MIM cohort, and today, 16 students have graduated from the first two cohorts, with the third cohort graduating this year.
The CEMS program, with its unique mix of global exposure, rigorous syllabus, and powerful combination of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning, is a perfect fit with the school’s goals and aspirations in developing truly global responsible citizens.
I am sure your CEMS journey has been both enriching and informative. Your graduation is the occasion to celebrate this achievement while charting a path to a bright and fulfilling future. We are excited to partake in your celebration of the next chapter in your life here in Egypt, the land where majestic history and rich civilization converge with modern life.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our campus and our vibrant country with its bustling life, sound, beauty, and excitement!
Dean, School of Business
Egypt – an enigmatic land with a glorious past and vibrant present.
Home to half of the world’s colossal antiquities, the cradle of civilization has contributed significantly to the present-day transformation of humanity; rekindling the world’s appreciation for writing, astronomy, art, and architecture.
From Talaat Harb’s legendary Studio Misr founded in the 30’s to rival Hollywood’s studios, to the inspirational literature of Noble Artis Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt’s contemporary history continues to follow in the footsteps of its ancestors, acting as a strong regional force, as well as an active brain on the world stage to impact everything from art and culture to education and development.
Boasting an unrivaled reputation as the top private business school in Egypt and one of the best in Africa and the Arab world, the AUC School of Business is dedicated to realizing a positive human impact that is scalable and sustainable. The School is committed to shaping the business leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents of tomorrow by harnessing leadership, integrity, ambition and excellence.
Alongside its academic and professional programs, the School encompasses six research centers, a startup incubator and a business and economy digital publication that collectively enrich knowledge in the School’s focus areas of entrepreneurship, family business, responsible business and economic development.
Alumni and visitors will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative antigen test on the same day of the visit to access campus. Antigen testing is available either at the drive-thru at Gate 2, walk through outside Gate 4 (both units operate seven days a week from 10 am till 10 pm), or at the antigen testing station at Pepsi entrance (Saturday till Thursday from 8:30 am till 9 pm – cash only). Hours are subject to change by Speed Lab. Learn More
An unforgettable graduation by the Great Pyramids of Giza
The sprawling capital of Egypt, Cairo is one of the largest cities in Africa. Thriving on the banks of the Nile River, the city offers a variety of elegant Nile-View stays. Start planning your trip– from getting your paper work done to booking everything.
The 15th Eduniversal World Convention (EWC), the global educational, networking and multi-concept event, will be hosted by AUC School of Business in Cairo for the first time from October 30 to November 2, 2022.
Eduniversal is an annual ranking of business schools and universities in over 150 countries based in France. Building skills and learning and reconnecting with peers before, during and after the Convention with the Networking Matching Tool. The event will also announce the following awards and recognitions. Participants will be able to showcase their institutions, expand their academic network and boost their partnerships and alliances.
The event will be held both in person and virtually, and will include the following key elements:
Group discussions with academic experts
Professionals sharing knowledge
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 (www.eduniversal-ranking.com). 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.
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
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
This CUHK conference is part of the university’s 6th FinTech Education Series, which aims to promote financial technology education. This is a satellite event of the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2022 – Asia’s most anticipated international financial technology event, which brings together more than 1.2 million participants who are executives, entrepreneurs, investors, regulators, and academics from 130+ economies. In this year’s conference, experts will share their views on the potential and outlook of metaverse and web3 technologies. Please take advantage of this opportunity to meet other academics and industry professionals, to engage in fruitful discussions, exchange ideas, and discover new collaboration opportunities. Registration and attendance is FREE.
The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester, the Geneva School of Economics and Management at the University of Geneva, PRME and GBSN invite you to participate in the 6th annual meeting focused on the advancement of human rights research and teaching at business schools.
The meeting will take place in-person in Geneva, Switzerland and online, Friday, 2 December. We hope to talk about new initiatives and issues pertaining to business and human rights and discuss updates, activities, and collective action within the research clusters.
For those in need of immediate assistance, please contact Pascale Chavaz at +41. 078.649.7272.
12.00 – 13.00 – Light lunch and networking 13.00 – 13.05 – Opening of the meeting Michael Posner, Director, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights & Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights
13.05 – 13.15 – Video: why should labour rights be mainstreamed into business education? Testimonies from various stakeholders
13.15 – 13.20 – ILO-UNIGE-GBSN partnership: presentation of the MoU Manuela Tomei, Assistant Director-General on Governance, Rights and Dialogue, ILO Stéphane Berthet, Vice-rector, UNIGE Dan LeClair, CEO, GBSN
13.20 – 13.30 – First Technical workshop, with lecturers on forced labour in fishing: illustrating the work of the Global Supply Chains & Modern Slavery research cluster in collaboration with ILO Charles Autheman, Lead of the cluster Alix Nasri, Accelerator Lab 8.7 Programme Coordinator, ILO
13.30 – 14.15 – Updates from all other research clusters
14.15 – 14.25 – Mainstreaming sustainable business with human rights in business school education Nicholas Igneri, Global chief product officer, AACSB
14.25 – 14.50 – Discussion and planning of future work: what does it take to grow the network and advance mainstreaming BHR in business education?
Interested in joining the GBSN for BHR Impact Community?
Individuals interested in joining the Global Business School Network for Business and Human Rights should complete the online sign-up form below. To attend the 5th Annual Meeting, please sign up for the Impact community.
The Shared Value Africa Initiative and Shift Impact Africa proudly present the 6th annual Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda on 25-26 October 2022.
The Summit brings together forward-thinking African business leaders, as well as political and non-governmental stakeholders, to inspire African solutions for Africa’s challenges. This year’s programme centres on the use of the Shared Value business management model to create technological and business solutions to bridge digital inclusion gaps and drive economic growth across Africa.
The Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit has been Africa’s premier Shared Value business event since its inception in 2017. Every year, the Summit assembles business leaders and change makers to investigate how Shared Value thinking and strategic partnership can create people-centred sustainable business solutions. Through in-depth discussions, experience sharing and collaboration, the Summit enables businesses to interrogate how they operate through the ‘profit with purpose’ lens and become growth catalysts.
One Africa, One Voice
The unifying theme ‘One Africa, One Voice’ underscores the need for organisations to work together across borders and industries for the benefit of all. The 2022 Summit will approach this theme through the lens of connectivity, interrogating how business can close the gaps in Africa’s digital landscape to promote economic growth and move the continent forward.
The Shared Value Africa Initiative is a pan-African organisation and the regional partner of the global Shared Value Initiative. It assists and collaborates with organisations to profitably address social and environmental issues through the core business and build prosperous and sustainable economies and societies in Africa through a focus on profit with purpose.
Shift Impact Africa is a women-owned advisory and consulting firm that assists organisations to unlock the power of a Shared Value sustainability strategy centered on social and environmental impacts. We advocate strongly for profit with purpose, founded on the belief that business can create both economic value and value for society
In 2022, the Victoria Forum and the Global Business School Network have collaborated to launch the Bridging Divides Essay contest, which welcomed 300 registered individuals and teams (347 total students) from 65 institutions, 27 countries, and 6 continents! This international group of students was prompted to submit original, unpublished essays and accompanying creative pieces that share experiences and perspectives, which inspire efforts to bridge existing divides. These written pieces had to also include a subtheme of bridging social, economic, and/or environmental divides.
Through two extensive rounds of judging, the Top 5 submissions (including the essay and creative piece) were determined and the authors have been welcomed to join this esteem panel to discuss their stories and efforts when it comes to bridging divides. These authors will be joined on the panel with the second/final round judges who selected their pieces, and who will additionally discuss their comments and feedback from the submissions.
The panel will be led by the Global Business School Network’s CEO, Dan LeClair as he navigates the conversation and storytelling as they are told by both judge and student. You won’t want to miss this enriching session on how students are striving to make intentional efforts and are tirelessly working to bridge so many divides.
Date & Time
Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm EST
Victoria Forum 2022 Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust
Top Five Essays
(In no particular order)
These Top Five Submissions have been invited to join a panel of elite judges to discuss their essays at the Victoria Forum.
“Of Highways and Byways- How People Have Used Resources to Divide Africa”
University of Cape Town South Africa
“The Plight of Hijab-Wearing Women”
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Pakistan
“A Promising Heritage at the Age of a Divided but Interdependent World: Conversation”
Koç University Graduate School of Business Turkey
“Connecting Women to Abundant Education”
University of Houston USA
“Personalized Experiences and Future Outlook of a Growing Problem in the Digital Age”
Anne Venema & Andrew Sahaydak
Johannes Kepler University Linz & University of Victoria Austria & Canada
Professor and Chairperson, Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action (CSSA) Goa Institute of Management (GIM) India
About the Victoria Forum
The inaugural Victoria Forum took place on November 2017, and brought together approximately 500 participants, representing different levels of governments, business, academia and civil society, to take stock of the state of diversity and inclusiveness in Canada on its 150th anniversary, and to look to the future.
The Forum reflected a Canadian narrative that pluralistic societies require inclusive institutions, where power and benefits are widely held, in order to create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic progress.
The final report included thirty-eight constructive recommendations and was widely distributed to leaders at different levels of government, business, and civil society.
Access Free Registration to the Victoria Forum 2022
The United Nations hosts its Forum for the world’s largest annual gathering on Business and Human Rights with 2,000+ participants. Registrants will partake in panel discussions regarding guiding principles as well as current business-related human rights issues.
Date & Location
Monday-Wednesday, 28-30 November, 2022
Virtual and In Person
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)
Participating in the 2022 Forum
The Forum will take place in a hybrid format, which will include in person and virtual participation, as the situation allows. Information about the agenda, registration process, and any other relevant information will be posted on the Forum dedicated webpage in due course.