30th CEEMAN Annual Conference

Date & Location

Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of CEEMAN with us! The 30th CEEMAN Annual Conference is taking place on 21-23 September 2022 in Bled, Slovenia.


Let’s meet in person to mark the 30 years of CEEMAN and try to understand the big picture surrounding the future of management education. Geopolitics, environment and sustainability, multiple social issues – all add up to unprecedented challenges we face on business and society level. How can management education support the new leadership that is needed to navigate successfully in these new times? How the management education curriculum and processes should be changed? And what can we do – together?

CEEMAN Annual Conference traditionally includes a series of events in order to get to know the business, political and social realities of the host country and to discuss implications, best practices and collaboration in the area of management development through keynotes, international panels, roundtable discussions and workshops. Several side events are also organized, such as CEEMAN IQA Quick-Scan Session, poster session for faculty and researchers, CEEMAN Annual Meeting, and CEEMAN Awards Ceremony.

The CEEMAN’s extensive programs provide an excellent platform for discussions and thinking about how the improved quality of management and management schools can be the catalyst to drive urgently needed changes, innovation and creativity.
Matej Potokar,
General Manager, Microsoft Services CEE

FinTech Week | London | The Flagship Conference 2022

The Big Picture: City to City with FinTech at its Heart

Fintech Week London 2021 shined a light on the most interesting topics in financial technology, with a 2-day conference at its core. Traditional financial institutions came together with fintechs and other financial services companies, in one of the world’s oldest leading financial districts: London. From high-street banks to challengers, technology giants to disruptors, this five-day event showcased some of the best that London and global fintech has to offer. We would like to thank our partners, speakers, hosts and attendees for making Fintech Week London 2021 a huge success. Mark your calendars for the second edition on July 11-15, 2022. 


Registration closes 10 July, 2022 at 11:59pm

Key Topics

Open Banking / Banking as a Service
Explore the momentum and future potential of open banking in the UK and beyond as it hits its 4-year milestone in the UK, as well as understand what Banking as a Service and embedded finance can enable for your customer journeys

Digital Sovereignty
In a world that is ever more digital and data orientated, explore the importance of cybersecurity, privacy and fraud prevention in the quest for digital sovereignty. Understand how digital identity and biometrics can keep you, your customers and your businesses secure.

Big Tech and Big Banks: Coopetition
With so many mergers, acquisitions and partnerships taking place, the “coopetition” (collaboration vs competition) between big tech and big banks has never been more relevant as the fintech industry comes of age. Understand the rise in neobanks and the potential for new fintech communities as tech giants work to keep up and break new ground in the world of finance.

Trending in Fintech
From Buy Now Pay Later to Web 3.0, explore the hot topics in fintech to understand how now is the time of innovation and the levelling up of the fintech world. 

Dive into the world of cryptocurrency to explore crypto and payments, as well as the ever-popular NFTs that show no signs of slowing down. Analyse the arguments for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) and examine the opportunities and challenges a UK CBDC would bring.

Fintech for good
Explore the advancements in climate and ethical finance in an ESG focused world, as well as understand the need for further change. With the potential to make a better future with tech and finance, ask the question: what does real transformation look like? Rest assured, it won’t be a one-sided story, with a panel battle between the good and the bad 


Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 Certification Workshop

MID Live Workshop

Wednesday June 1, 2022

12PM – 3 PM

Join the MID Live Workshop to be certified in Microlearning Instructional Design Level 1 for free!

While the program is self-guided and can be completed in an average of 2-3 hours, Gnowbe’s goal is to help you set aside a three-hour block of time to sit down and complete it in one sitting, with Gnowbe facilitators available to help you along the way with any questions you may have.

Don’t put it off another day – sign up now to join a community of content creators from around the world and complete the certification together!


Make a free Gnowbe account before jumping on, then you will receive a link to Gnowbe’s FREE MID Level 1 Scholarship at the beginning of the workshop on June 1st. Be sure to get there on time!

The 2022 Gothenburg International Research Workshop on Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All

Event Information


Thursday 25 August – Friday 26 August, 2022


The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Event Type

Academic Workshop

The 2022 Gothenburg International Research Workshop on Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All will take place on August 25-26, 2022. Researchers from around the world are invited to present, discuss and network related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 in Agenda 2030.

At the core of SDG 8, is the great challenge of obtaining economic growth without compromising the environment while also ensuring full employment and respect for labor rights. Economic progress must be inclusive and in harmony with the planetary boundaries. The COVID pandemic has put enormous pressure on development, the geopolitical landscape has severely deteriorated with imminent risks of escalation of conflicts, we are nowhere near the reductions needed to avoid a climate collapse, and the great majority of indicators of ecosystems and biodiversity are showing a rapid decline. The existing economic system is unsustainable and the need to pursue further research in areas such as sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, full employment, occupational health and safety, and policies for just and well-functioning labor markets is critical. For the same reasons, it is critical to synthesize existing research and urgently transfer that knowledge to society.

There will be keynote presentations by among others: Jan Steckel and E. Somanathan.

The deadline for abstracts is June 15th


Climate Change, Land, Policy Design

AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East and Africa

Event Overview

Discover new ways to create a lasting, positive impact through interactive discussions and valuable keynote sessions with a focus on continuous growth. Schools across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa lead change and innovate to overcome today’s challenges—both anticipated and unforeseen. 

How can heads of business schools create environments where societal impact is planned and accounted for? How can our assurance of learning systems be utilized to shape the influential leaders of tomorrow? How can the process of continuous improvement help in navigating change? AACSB International invites you to the EMEA Annual Accreditation Conference at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway where you will find a blend of learning and networking opportunities in a three-day event. Explore the 2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards and network with forward-thinking business school leaders focused on quality improvement.

Gain insight into regional trends, connect with experienced quality assurance managers and accreditation experts, and discuss best practices with thought leaders and change-makers. Whether you are preparing for your initial accreditation visit, your continuous improvement review is coming up, or you simply would like to learn about our consultative accreditation process, the opportunity is awaiting you at this conference.

Registration Information

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How Can Politicians Contribute Towards Reducing Gender-Based Violence? – The Open University Business School

Gender-based violence has been referred to as the ‘shadow pandemic’ as, worldwide, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence – in the UK, a woman is killed every three days by domestic violence.

This webinar, co-chaired by OUBS Policing academic Dr Anna Hopkins and OU Professor SImon Usherwood, will hear the views of politicians across a variety of political parties of what they can do to contribute towards a reduction in gender-based violence.

During the webinar, lasting an hour, the audience will hear a personal account from Julie Aunger, who lost her daughter to a domestic homicide. Panel members will take questions from the Chair and there also will be an opportunity to ask your own questions to the panel relating to gender-based violence.


Tuesday, November 30m 2021 – 19:30 to 20:30 GMT (14:30-15:30 EST)




OUBS Events Team

The Business Proofing of Business Schools Webinar Series

Presented by XOLAS, GBSN, EFMD Global Network, and Other Partner Organizations

“The world will be different after COVID-19!” You certainly heard this statement repeatedly in recent weeks. And you and your colleagues were probably left wondering to what extent it will apply to the business school sector as a whole and your institution specifically. Around the globe, colleagues are currently celebrating the successes of switching into online instruction with ease. Business schools have demonstrated tremendous agility in the face of adversity. Equally noteworthy is the strong display of a culture of sharing best practice in our community that helped to ease the transition of many institutions into online delivery.

These remarkable positives can however not make us overlook the financial burden that COVID-19 is imposing on business schools. Many institutions have suffered heavy losses in tuition and executive education revenues that may end up being a structural level-change rather than a temporary blip. Negative economic growth in many countries will reinforce the persistence of revenue drops.

We must further assume that COVID-19 will act as an accelerator for stackability, micro-credentialing and other drivers of institutional unbundling. Technology will make more rapid inroads into business school operations, to the benefit of stakeholders, but also with tangible impact on the underlying economics of delivering management education.

The writing is on the wall: The “business of business schools” will not be “business as usual” anymore.

This webinar series will provide guidance on how to adjust most effectively to this new environment. Sector and topical experts will get at the core of key issues and suggest a way forward. As a participant, you can challenge your own thinking and contribute to the debate.

The series will initially consist of five webinars. The first two webinars will deal with the most challenging financial issues facing business schools right now, how to cushion the downturn of executive education (#1) and how to cope with the drop of tuition revenues from international enrollments (#2). #3 will explore how business schools can become more resilient (i.e. strengthen their ability to “bounce back”). #4 will take a critical look at risk management practices in business schools (and their parent institutions); it will examine how risk management can be moved beyond compliance thinking to serve as a strategic decision-making tool. Finally, #5 will address funding issues that may present themselves nowadays in an exacerbated form, especially for stand-alone business schools or institutions transitioning into a semi-public status with enhanced financial autonomy.

We kindly request that you register for the webinars individually. Participation is free of charge.


Moving Executive Education Online: How Much and for How Long?
1 JULY 2020, 14:00 CEST – 8AM EDT
GBSN, EFMD Global Network, ESMT Berlin, XOLAS

Moderator: Ulrich Hommel, Founding Partner of XOLAS

Panelists: Martin Möhrle, Director Corporate Services, EFMD Global Network, Belgium
Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT Berlin, Germany
Dominique Turpin, Former President & Dean of External Relations, IMD Business School, Switzerland

Executive education is treated by many companies as discretionary spending that gets cut back in bad times and the reactions to COVID-19 seem to confirm this conjecture. Business schools are currently challenged to fulfill existing commitments in times of social distancing. In addition, they are struggling to refill their pipeline with new contracts. A range of questions needs to be addressed in this context: How can business schools maintain their attractiveness as an education provider in recessionary times? How can executive education be delivered effectively in virtual learning space and how can clients be convinced of its value-added? And, most importantly, will COVID-19 ultimately change the role of executive training provided in an academic setting?

Participants will be able to explore these issues with a panel of executive education and talent management experts.


How to Reposition International Student Recruitment After COVID-19?

8 JULY 2020, 14:00 CEST – 8:00AM EDT

Partners: EFMD Global Network, GBSN, studyportals, XOLAS

Moderator: Ulrich Hommel, Founding Partner of XOLAS
Panelists: Andrea Longaretti, Global Head of Recruitment & Admissions, IE University, Spain
Jerker Moodysson, Dean, JIBS, Jönköping University
Thijs van Vugt, Director Analytics/Consulting Team, studyportals, Netherlands

The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, prophetically purchased a 3-year insurance against a drop in Chinese enrollment with a coverage of USD 60 million and a premium of USD 424K. Many other universities (and their business schools) were left “holding the bag” and the reported losses are staggering. Most of them identified the diversification of student intake as a priority item of their risk registers, but it was not followed up by tangible action. The future certainly has to be different.

This webinar will look at international student recruitment from a business perspective by putting the focus on recruitment cycles and international study motives. How much international diversification is desirable and needed? And how can international recruitment and diversification targets be effectively balanced?


How to Make Business Schools More Resilient?
26 AUGUST 2020,  11:00 AM CEST
Partners: EFMD Global Network, GBSN, studyportals, XOLAS


Ulrich Hommel, Founding Partner of XOLAS


Robina Xavier, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Education), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), former Executive Dean, QUT Business School
John Vargo, Resilient Organisations NZ
Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

COVID-19 lets the future appear ever more uncertain. Will there be a second or third infection wave and, if so, will it trigger another lock-down? To what extent will the pandemic crisis shift learning behavior and, in the process, accelerate the switch to online provision? And finally, how will the impending economic recession impact demand for business schools and will displacement pressures by higher-ranked institutions seeking new revenue sources play an important role in this context?

Under the guidance of an expert panel, participants will explore the benefits of a proactive posture when dealing with these environmental uncertainties. Should it involve the deliberate build-up of resilience (ability to “bounce back”) or even anti-fragility (ability to profit from uncertainty)? What does this concretely imply in terms of pricing policies, degree delivery choices, etc?

More Details->

Reconfiguring Risk Management of Business Schools: How to Move Beyond Registers and Other Compliance Rituals


How to Manage the Institutional Funding Gap


IMTA Russian: Latest Experience and Trends in Management Education

CEEMAN is glad to support IMTA Alumni Russia Club in organization of the online meet-up of Russian-speaking IMTA alumni and their colleagues (not only from Russia but also from other countries) interested in teaching.

Overall topic: transition to distance and online: reflections and experience exchange; trends in management education.


Please write to if you would like to share your experience.

Click here for more information.

Cross-Border Webinar: Building a Network of Entrepreneurs in Residence


Lancaster University Management School established a pilot entrepreneur in residence (EiR) in 2007-08. The programme has grown steadily and it now has more than sixty EiRs, including members in several continents. In this webinar, Lancaster faculty will present the history and development of the programme. They will illustrate how it benefits students, participating entrepreneurs, the business school and the wider community. We will conclude with a call to action to GBSN members who either have their own EiR programme or who would like to launch one, with a view to establishing a global network of EiR programmes.

Click here to visit their website and learn more about the Entrepreneurs in Residence Programme.


Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • 10:00am Washington D.C.
  • 11:00am São Paulo
  • 3:00pm London
  • 4:00pm Paris
  • 5:00pm Nairobi
  • 6:00pm Dubai
  • 7:30pm Mumbai
  • 9:00pm Jakarta
  • 10:00pm Malaysia


Click the link below to register for the webinar.




Dr. Allan Discua Cruz
Director MSc International Business & Strategy Director
Co-Director Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) Programme

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Allan Discua Cruz (PhD) is lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Department of Entrepreneruship and Strategy at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).  He is a founding member of the Centre for Family Business at LUMS. He is also  a third generation member of a business family. Allan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on entrepreneurship.  He has published in entrepreneurship and family business journals. He currently studies families in business and portfolio entrepreneurship. He is co-director of the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme and director of the MSc in International Business and Strategy. He is also a member of non-profit organisations helping knowledge exchange in developing countries and also a member of a local Rotary Club.


Magnus George
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Head of Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Magnus teaches entrepreneurship and works with small businesses. He has won and delivered a large portfolio of successful business engagement projects and, in 2007, established the entrepreneur in residence scheme at Lancaster. Magnus spent the 1990s working in the South Atlantic deep-sea fishing industry. He has been a salmon farmer, mountain rescuer, ships’ agent, marine biologist, deep-sea fishing entrepreneur, and harbour master. He now enjoys the privilege of teaching. His past research has included topics in; Leadership, governance and growth in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); stress, coping mechanisms and well-being issues relevant to small business owner managers. In a past life, the ecology of sub-Antarctic deep-water squids and fishes. Early work was among the first to identify the ingestion of plastic by large oceanic fish. His current research focuses on workplace stress and well-being in SMEs; the potential role of non-executive directors in SMEs; entrepreneurs in residence as a tool for knowledge exchange, trust building, and curriculum development; entrepreneurship in the Colombian peace process.


Brian Gregory
Teaching Fellow
Co-Director, Entrepreneur in Residence

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Brian is currently a Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University and the co-director of the Entrepreneur in Residence Programme there.  As serial entrepreneur immersed in both commerce and academia, he has used his skills and knowledge as a disruptive innovator to position his company as national leader (UK) in the field of fire safety. This strategy facilitated the sale of the company in 2018.  His early life started with a military career in the British Army (Scots Guards) and then the British Fire Service.  Brian is connected to the real-world knowledge of strategy and innovation and for this he is utilised by a range of commercial organisations as a consultant.

EFMD Master Programmes Conference


This conference is tailored to fit the expectations of directors and administrators of MSc and MA programmes from all over the world. The event is a unique occasion for networking, sharing and debating issues and opportunities present in Masters programmes.

When entering a Master programme, the diversity of students’ backgrounds is wide due to their working experience and individual motivations. Keeping in mind the complexity of managing Masters programmes, we base the sessions around topics such as global trends and new markets for Masters programmes while staying relevant to all attendees.

The 2019 Conference will focus on various aspects and elements leading to success under the title “Success Revisited”

Please note: this conference will not deal with MBA programmes as EFMD organizes a yearly event dedicated exclusively to MBA programmes.

Strategic Partner

Graduate Management Admissions Council


Jean-Alexis Spitz