Africa Day Commemoration | University of the Witwatersrand

Date and Time

23 May, 2024 at 15:00 – 16:30 Johannesburg Time

The University of the Witwatersrand, Wits Business School is delighted to invite you to commemorate Africa Day 2024 with them on 23 May.
In keeping with the African Union’s theme for 2024 as the “Year of Education: Educate an African for the 21st Century”, they will be focusing their discussions on resilient education systems and skills development in a pan-African context.
How do we build a path to inclusive, accessible, lifelong learning for all Africans, for the sake of the future of our continent?
Their keynote speaker, Dr Judy Dlamini, Chancellor of Wits University, will be joined by speakers from leading philanthropic, policy, youth, and academic organisations.
Join them for a stimulating and celebratory event with some of Africa’s leading lights in philanthropy, education and social activism.

ICBMEM Conference | 15 – 16 November 2024 ENCG – Tangier, Morocco

Theme Introduction

In their diverse forms, new technologies are revolutionizing the world of work, how organizations function, change and evolve, and the nature of leadership, managerial roles and professional careers. Whether it is the economy, supply chain, marketing, entrepreneurship, financial structures and systems, organizational management, or humanism, there is no doubt the dynamics of innovation, which is often associated with Industry 4.0, is affecting these fields at a much higher pace than anticipated. Recent developments in AI have made technological leaps unprecedented in decades. Development in human-machine interphases has implications in all spheres of life.

These and other technological developments are creating formidable new challenges for all organizations, and are precursors to even more powerful and radical technologies whose potential impact few business leaders or academics clearly understand. As new technologies emerge, so does new knowledge accumulate, which translates to the fact that human technical know-how must change along with new methods of doing things. The specialized skills required to work in the new digital era are changing. Some skills dropped to create room for the new ones to emerge. All these dynamics are pushing the limits to how individuals and organizations should adapt and prepare to continue doing so. It is not technology, but the art of humane management that matter most in the new digital-economy era. Learn More

Call for Papers

The International Conference of Business and Management in Emerging Markets 2024 seeks to explore broad areas of research interest but with special attention on how the digital economy and emerging technologies are shifting the scope of various fields of research around business, economics and management. We invite authors to submit empirical, conceptual papers, case studies and structured abstracts in fields related but not limited to, the ones presented below. The following are the indicative topics, but not limited to the following areas: 

  • Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Supply chain management
  • Finance and investment Mmanagement
  • Alternative financing (Microfinance, Crowdfunding, Blockchain)
  • Franchising
  • Governance and policy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Humanistic management and the protecting and enhancement of human dignity
  • Sustainability and contemporary management
  • Happiness and wellbeing

Location of the International Conference

The conference will be at ENGC, Tangier-Morocco


Digital Economy and Emerging Technologies: Implications for Business and Humanism

5th African Philanthropy Conference to Explore the Next Frontiers

The 5th African Philanthropy Conference (5th APC) will take place from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2024 at Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, with activities also hosted in Livingstone in Zambia. This year’s convening will be hosted under the theme “The Next Frontiers of African Philanthropy”, marking a pivotal opportunity to assess and shape the continent’s philanthropic landscape. 

Delegates of the conference will enjoy a programme that includes sessions on timely subthemes such as Restitution of African Cultural Heritage & Reparations, Climate Justice, Just Transitions & Green Resourcing, Social Justice & Peacebuilding, and Feminist Philanthropy to guide their participation through panel discussions, workshops and community outreach. 

The annual conference is an important gathering for individuals and organisations who are committed to advancing development in Africa through philanthropic efforts, including  academia, donors, non-profit organisations, government agencies, corporate entities, media, and other stakeholders.

“The African Philanthropy Conference represents a collective response to the dynamic changes reshaping African philanthropy,” said Prof. Bhekinkosi Moyo, the Director of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at Wits Business School and the Chair of the Conference Secretariat. “We look forward to welcoming thought leaders, practitioners, academics, and advocates to explore the new terrains of the sector and chart a course for impactful action that benefits all stakeholders on the continent.”

The conference was conceptualised in 2017 in response to a need for a pan-African space to promote philanthropy on the continent and set agendas for future interventions individually and collectively. 

The 5th APC will also include an academic conference that offers a platform for the presentation of academic research and dialogue facilitating feedback and learning. The Lifetime Achievement Award will honour an individual whose work has made significant contributions to philanthropy, previous honourees are H.E. Graça Machel, Akwasi Aidoo and Gerry Salole. The convening will also host an exhibition which will showcase projects and initiatives that are driving social change.

Tickets for the conference are currently available at an early bird registration fee of $300 until 31 May 2024, thereafter available at $500. 

7th International Conference for Entrepreneurship for Sustainable & Impact (ESI) – Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution 

Date and Time

23 – 26 November, 2024

Conference Theme

Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution

Conference Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has fundamentally reshaped and redefined the business landscape, profoundly altering the way people think and approach problem-solving in various industries. In recognition of this transformative period, we are excited to announce the call for papers for our upcoming 7th International Conference of Entrepreneurship for Sustainability & Impact (ESI) titled ‘Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution’. This conference aims to bring together leading academics, industry experts, and innovative thinkers to explore the profound impact of AI across various sectors. We welcome submissions that not only address the technological advancements in AI but also delve into its broader business, economic, social and ethical implications. Our conference features diverse tracks, each focusing on a specific domain where AI is making significant inroads, ranging from climate change solutions and the circular economy, to AI’s role in logistics, entrepreneurship, digital finance, retail, auditing and fraud, and even its influence in higher education. This conference presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase research, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations that will drive the future of business in the age of AI. Join us in this intellectual journey to explore and shape the evolving landscape of AI in business.

Conference Key Topics

  • AI and Entrepreneurship: Unveiling the Role of AI in New Business Ventures
  • AI and Environmental Sustainability: Solutions for Climate Change and Circular Economy
  • The Economic and Societal Dimensions of AI: A Comprehensive Impact Analysis
  • Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management with AI Innovations in Logistics
  • Transforming the Financial Sector: AI’s Impact in Banking and FinTech
  • AI in Marketing and Digital Business: Shaping the Future of Customer Engagement and Online Retail
  • Advancements in Audit and Accounting: AI’s Role in Enhancing Accuracy, Reducing Fraud, and Improving Efficiency
  • The Future of Business Education: Exploring AI’s Influence in Higher Education
  • Strategic Adaptation and Management: Navigating Organizational Change in the Digital Era
  • Case Study: Real-world applications and success stories.
  • General Track: A diverse range of topics including AI & Ethics, AI in the Energy Sector, and emerging technologies.

Even though we are interested in abstracts on the conference theme, we welcome submissions on topics within the broader business research.

Who Should Attend

Representatives from all countries and institutions of all types and missions including:

  • Higher education faculty members from all disciplines
  • Graduate and undergraduate students preparing to become professionals – joint proposals from graduate/undergraduate students and their faculty mentors/advisors are welcome
  • Instructional technologists, course designers, and faculty developers
  • Higher education executives, administrators, and managers

Representatives from businesses and governments 

Conference Registration

Fees: Qatar University supports the ESI 2024 conference by covering the registration fees. However, prior registration is mandatory to attend the conference.

Notes: All paper presentations will take place in person and on-site. At least one author must register and attend the conference in person to present.

Publishing Opportunities

After a peer-review process, the best papers from the ESI are expected to be published in:

Conference Proceeding

The conference proceedings will feature a concise abstract of each presentation, accompanied by a focused exposition of the research’s societal impact, limited to 200 words each. These abstracts and impact statements will be published together in the ESI2024 conference proceeding, offering a comprehensive overview of the research and its relevance to broader societal concerns.

ISM International Week | December 6-8

Groupe ISM (Institut Supérieur de Management) organizes the International Week, a flagship event aimed at promoting intercultural exchange and strengthening links between the academic partners of the ISM Group. This week will include a series of activities, including conferences, roundtables, seminars, workshops, and institutional presentations.

The aim is to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration on relevant academic topics. Among these activities, we will highlight the Study Abroad Fair in honor of the partner schools and universities of the GGE network and beyond, and the cultural stands, intended for embassies and other diplomatic representations, to promote foreign cultures.

This year’s theme, “Connecting Cultures, Creating the Future”, emphasizes the importance of connectivity between the world’s different cultures as a catalyst for innovation and progress. It encourages cross-cultural understanding, global collaboration and collective creativity to shape a better future.

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.

2023 ARUA Biennial Conference: Reimagining the Future of HigherEd in Africa

2023 ARUA Biennial Conference, 15–17 November 2023, University of Lagos, Nigeria

The 2023 ARUA Biennial Conference will bring together experts from universities, research institutions, government, industry, civil society, international organizations, etc., to discuss the potential pathways of reimagining the future of HEIs on the African Continent in the coming decades. How can the projections be altered significantly?

In reflecting on the prominent lessons from other institutions, including those from both the Global North and other Global South regions, the focus of the conference will be on significantly increasing the output of higher education institutions in the region while enhancing the quality of the output to match that in other regions. The conference will seek to embolden university leaders to pursue needed reforms while drawing lessons for medium to long-term changes that need to be undertaken by national governments and their regulators. These will consider national development aspirations as well as regional development goals and targets, including the SDGs and Agenda 2063.

The conference and workshops will take place on 15–17 November 2023. The two-day conference will be extended to a third day of workshops for the thirteen (13) ARUA Centres of Excellence (CoE). The 2023 conference will be hosted by the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Persons interested in participating in the conference may submit an abstract of not more than one page to the organisers before 28 February.

Applicants will be notified about decisions by 31 March 2023.

Completed papers must be submitted before 30 September 2023.

Mark Your Calendar for the 4th Edition of the AUC Business Forum on February 26-28, 2023

The American University in Cairo School of Business will be hosting the fourth edition of its flagship event, AUC Business Forum, for the first time back on campus since the onset of COVID-19 under the theme of “The Changing Role of Business Schools in a Globally Dynamic and Transformative Environment”. The forum will feature five insightful roundtable discussions, where renowned and distinguished scholars, practitioners from business and industry, as well as policymakers from Egypt and other parts of the world.

These policymakers will discuss timely and relevant issues related to the changing role of business schools in society and how business and management education needs to transform itself to remain not just relevant, but also impactful to help society face the growing diverse challenges. Representatives and top executives from the World Bank, the Central Bank of Egypt, the Commercial International Bank, PwC Professional Services, SEKEM, Abou Ghaly Motors Group, Al Qalaa Holdings, the IFRS Foundation, and the American Marketing Association, as well as academics from Edinburgh Business School, University of Paris-Saclay, the American University of Beirut, the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Harvard Business Publishing, and The Case Centre, will deliberate on issues of sustainable financial reporting, family businesses’ challenges, case studies as a pedagogical approach, microcredentials and the future of work, as well as the pressing and challenging issues related to addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2023 AUC Business Forum is powered by the Willard W. Brown International Business Leadership Series.The forum will be live-streamed on the School’s Facebook page.

More Information

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs | Annual Conference 2023

Early Bird Registration is Officially Open for the ANDE Annual Conference 2023!

For the first time in ANDE history, we are delighted to host our 2023 Annual Conference at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Our conference comes at the half-way point to the 2030 target to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). The theme, “Accelerating Action: Small Business Solutions and the SDGs,” will focus on key progress to date and what is still needed in small and growing business (SGB) ecosystems to help maximize their contribution to the SDGs over the next seven years, and how ANDE members and other organizations operating in this space can help guide the way. 

This year, ANDE will combine our Annual Conference (September 12-13) alongside our West Africa Regional Conference (September 14). The theme for September 14, “Made in West Africa,” will focus on trends in the West African entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlight ongoing needs, and promote best practices in the development of the region’s SGB sector. 

Mark your calendars for September 12-14, 2023, and register to join us in person for an exciting Annual Conference agenda, featuring: 

            –  Global and regional State of the Sector deep dive
            –  Interactive discussions surrounding the latest in network news and research
            –  Inspiring featured speakers
            –  Dynamic opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and knowledge-sharing
            –  Engaging member-led and curated sessions
            –  Fun speed networking, and much more

Early bird registration is now open and the 15% off discount is available until Friday, April 7, 2023, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time.


Early Bird Prices (USD)
Member rate: $830 (Regular Price $975)
Non-member rate: $1,400 (Regular Price $1,650)

Up to five colleagues from your organization are welcome to attend, so please share!  Also, note that registration is non-refundable, except in cases of emergency.

If you are seeking financial support in the form of a scholarship to attend this year’s Annual Conference, please refrain from registering at this time. We are seeking funding to provide scholarships and will share additional information as it becomes available.

Registration and Information

Sessions Submissions and Sponsorships

We rely on ANDE members to help create an agenda that is timely, meaningful, and engaging. Sessions this year will include workshops, breakouts, micro-talks, and mini roundtables. 

ANDE members are invited to submit up to two session submissions by Friday, April 7, 2023, at midnight U.S. Eastern Time. Due to limited space, not all submissions will be incorporated into the agenda and some admissions may be combined.

Sponsoring the Annual Conference is a great way to build awareness around your work, support members from developing countries, and have a more active role in shaping the conference. See the sponsorship brochure and contact Flora Bracco with any questions.

We are delighted to be bringing our global community together and are looking forward to seeing you in person in September! 

ABCC 2023 Kick-Off Welcome Event

Date: Tuesday, March 14th

Time: 9:00AM EDT/ 2:00PM CET and WAT/ 3:00PM SAST/ 4:00PM EAT

Location: Zoom

Contact: Maddie Handler at

Join us for our official Kick-Off event for the Africa Business Concept Challenge 2023!

We are so excited to welcome Student Teams, Investor Experts, Judges, and more to our opening event for ABCC 2023! GBSN CEO, Dan LeClair, Peaqs Co-Founder and Director, Peter Martin Holst, and ABCC’s Head Mentor and Academic Advisor, Rickie Moore, will be welcoming competing teams for this year’s competition. Afterwards, the platform will officially launch into Phase 1 and the development begins.

This is also a great opportunity to meet other teams and ask any last minute questions.

We look forward to this year’s set of ideas!


  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    Global Business School Network
  • Dr. Rickie A. Moore

    Professor of Entrepreneurship Director, MSc in Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    emlyon business school