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DigITS- A Multidisciplinary International Management Conference

DIGITALIZATION, INNOVATION
TRANSFORMATION AND SUSTAINABILITY DIGITS 2022

Date: 29th – 30th October 2022
Location: Online

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Digitalisation, big data, connectivity, and Artificial Intelligence are shaping today’s cities around the globe. It has led to increased productivity, competition and inclusion within and across the economies. Further, it has also led to substantial positive impact on the economic growth performance as well as enhanced the economic integration, both regional and global.

Digitalization has been a prominent channel for the economies in attainment of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and its impact has reached every corner of the world. This has divided the timeline into a pre-covid and a post-covid world. Digital transformation has been marked as a defining feature of the post-covid world as it has permeated every aspect of our lives.

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalization of societies and economies at an unimaginable pace. From helping governments to implementing social protection schemes to enabling e-health and online education, digital technologies have helped business in continuing their operations and trade through e-commerce and digital finance. However, ensuring that the digital transformation happening around us does not become another reason to contribute to the persisting deep inequalities posed as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world. Hence, inclusion must be at the heart of digital transformation to achieve the promise of sustainability of “ leaving no one behind”. The objectives related to inclusiveness need to be embedded in the foundations of digital transformation.

Digitalization has also emerged as the main driver for sustainable development. Businesses are using digital tools to map their environmental footprint and assess the impact of environmental shifts on their business. The focus of the businesses is on how digital transformation can enable firms to become successful while contributing to achieving SDGs. However, the emerging trends are still unexplored on how they are reshaping the market conditions in which organizations operate. Enabling sustainable innovation, these technologies have also created new threats such as cybercrime and privacy loss. While digital transformation is certain, its direction is still uncertain. The true transformative potential of digital technologies can only be realized if it is ensured that the digitalization benefits economies, societies and the environment, and embeds inclusion at its core.

The lead theme for this conference echoes the SDG agenda. They are the critical appraisal of both the empirical and theoretical efficacy of the development goals, effectiveness evaluations of the various metrics used to characterize the goals, and proposals on alternative decision-making tools underpinning sustainable development solutions, in the unfolding world following the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all relevant policy makers, academic researchers, think-tank specialists, corporate leaders, and doctoral students to attend this conference. Participants are encouraged to attend and present their ideas and views (through academic or practitioner papers) by submitting their work on the conference lead or subordinate themes.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Extended Abstracts of original research papers are invited on the conference theme and in all areas of management including:

Finance and Accounting

  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting & Regulations
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Crypto Currencies
  • FinTech, AI & ML
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance
  • Market Structure & Algorithmic Trading
  • Financial Inclusion & Payment System
  • MSMEs Competition, Cluster Development & Financing
  • Blockchain Technology,Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies
  • Aggregate & Food Inflation

Management Information Systems

  • IS For a Green and Sustainable World
  • Dark Side of Technology
  • ICT for Development
  • Business Focused Data Analytics
  • Economics of IS
  • Digital Business Models and Innovation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Ethics Of IS
  • Governance, Strategy, and Value Of IS
  • General IS Topics
  • Financing Energy & Sustainability

Marketing Management

  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • Shopper Behavior & Compulsive Buying
  • Sustainable & Green Marketing
  • Ethical Marketing
  • Evolving Marketing Strategies for Vocal for Local (Make in India)
  • Changing Role of Government Policies on the Market Economy
  • Future of Retail Marketing
  • Consumer Psychology
  • B2C Marketing & its Challenges

Sustainability

  • Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Socio-cultural Sustainability
  • Climate change, Environmental Management
  • Green Infrastructure,Urban Ecology
  • Waste Management & Pollution Control
  • Urban Energy Transition
  • Food Waste Recovery
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Green ICTs.

HRM & OB

  • Emerging Nature of Hybrid Work Engagement
  • Work from Home Challenges & Opportunities
  • Evolving HRM in the Context of AI
  • Human Resource Practices & Firm Performance
  • Diversity in Work, Talent Management & Employee Engagement
  • Selection, Assessment & Organizational Development
  • Safe & User-Friendly Work Environments
  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Well-being at Work
  • Positive Organisational Behaviour
  • Neurological & Biological Underpinnings of Work Behavior

Strategy

  • E-Governance
  • The Lean Start-up
  • Shared Value Creation
  • Open Innovation
  • Platform Business Models
  • Networked Business Models
  • Industry Convergence
  • Public-Private Alliance
  • Managing Cross Border Businesses
  • Managing Contracts of Strategic Importance
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Firm Strategy

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission deadline: 01st September, 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 01st October, 2022
Registration deadline: 25th October 2022

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

I. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES OF RESEARCH PAPERS

Please submit the extended abstract in a min. 1500 and max. 2500 words (excluding references). Your abstract should cover the following aspects:

  • Research Gap and Research Problem
  • The Objective of the Study and Summary within 250 words
  • Research Methodology
  • Findings of the Study
  • Implications of the Study

II. FORMATTING:

The entire abstract submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:

  • Portable Document Format (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5” Ă— 11” page setting. References may be single spaced.

DIGITALIZATION, INNOVATION
TRANSFORMATION AND SUSTAINABILITY DIGITS 2022

Date: 29th – 30th October 2022
Location: Online

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Digitalisation, big data, connectivity, and Artificial Intelligence are shaping today’s cities around the globe. It has led to increased productivity, competition and inclusion within and across the economies. Further, it has also led to substantial positive impact on the economic growth performance as well as enhanced the economic integration, both regional and global.

Digitalization has been a prominent channel for the economies in attainment of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and its impact has reached every corner of the world. This has divided the timeline into a pre-covid and a post-covid world. Digital transformation has been marked as a defining feature of the post-covid world as it has permeated every aspect of our lives.

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalization of societies and economies at an unimaginable pace. From helping governments to implementing social protection schemes to enabling e-health and online education, digital technologies have helped business in continuing their operations and trade through e-commerce and digital finance. However, ensuring that the digital transformation happening around us does not become another reason to contribute to the persisting deep inequalities posed as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world. Hence, inclusion must be at the heart of digital transformation to achieve the promise of sustainability of “ leaving no one behind”. The objectives related to inclusiveness need to be embedded in the foundations of digital transformation.

Digitalization has also emerged as the main driver for sustainable development. Businesses are using digital tools to map their environmental footprint and assess the impact of environmental shifts on their business. The focus of the businesses is on how digital transformation can enable firms to become successful while contributing to achieving SDGs. However, the emerging trends are still unexplored on how they are reshaping the market conditions in which organizations operate. Enabling sustainable innovation, these technologies have also created new threats such as cybercrime and privacy loss. While digital transformation is certain, its direction is still uncertain. The true transformative potential of digital technologies can only be realized if it is ensured that the digitalization benefits economies, societies and the environment, and embeds inclusion at its core.

The lead theme for this conference echoes the SDG agenda. They are the critical appraisal of both the empirical and theoretical efficacy of the development goals, effectiveness evaluations of the various metrics used to characterize the goals, and proposals on alternative decision-making tools underpinning sustainable development solutions, in the unfolding world following the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all relevant policy makers, academic researchers, think-tank specialists, corporate leaders, and doctoral students to attend this conference. Participants are encouraged to attend and present their ideas and views (through academic or practitioner papers) by submitting their work on the conference lead or subordinate themes.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Extended Abstracts of original research papers are invited on the conference theme and in all areas of management including:

Finance and Accounting

  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting & Regulations
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Crypto Currencies
  • FinTech, AI & ML
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance
  • Market Structure & Algorithmic Trading
  • Financial Inclusion & Payment System
  • MSMEs Competition, Cluster Development & Financing
  • Blockchain Technology,Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies
  • Aggregate & Food Inflation

Management Information Systems

  • IS For a Green and Sustainable World
  • Dark Side of Technology
  • ICT for Development
  • Business Focused Data Analytics
  • Economics of IS
  • Digital Business Models and Innovation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Ethics Of IS
  • Governance, Strategy, and Value Of IS
  • General IS Topics
  • Financing Energy & Sustainability

Marketing Management

  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • Shopper Behavior & Compulsive Buying
  • Sustainable & Green Marketing
  • Ethical Marketing
  • Evolving Marketing Strategies for Vocal for Local (Make in India)
  • Changing Role of Government Policies on the Market Economy
  • Future of Retail Marketing
  • Consumer Psychology
  • B2C Marketing & its Challenges

Sustainability

  • Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Socio-cultural Sustainability
  • Climate change, Environmental Management
  • Green Infrastructure,Urban Ecology
  • Waste Management & Pollution Control
  • Urban Energy Transition
  • Food Waste Recovery
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Green ICTs.

HRM & OB

  • Emerging Nature of Hybrid Work Engagement
  • Work from Home Challenges & Opportunities
  • Evolving HRM in the Context of AI
  • Human Resource Practices & Firm Performance
  • Diversity in Work, Talent Management & Employee Engagement
  • Selection, Assessment & Organizational Development
  • Safe & User-Friendly Work Environments
  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Well-being at Work
  • Positive Organisational Behaviour
  • Neurological & Biological Underpinnings of Work Behavior

Strategy

  • E-Governance
  • The Lean Start-up
  • Shared Value Creation
  • Open Innovation
  • Platform Business Models
  • Networked Business Models
  • Industry Convergence
  • Public-Private Alliance
  • Managing Cross Border Businesses
  • Managing Contracts of Strategic Importance
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Firm Strategy

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission deadline: 01st September, 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 01st October, 2022
Registration deadline: 25th October 2022

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

I. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES OF RESEARCH PAPERS

Please submit the extended abstract in a min. 1500 and max. 2500 words (excluding references). Your abstract should cover the following aspects:

  • Research Gap and Research Problem
  • The Objective of the Study and Summary within 250 words
  • Research Methodology
  • Findings of the Study
  • Implications of the Study

II. FORMATTING:

The entire abstract submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:

  • Portable Document Format (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5” Ă— 11” page setting. References may be single spaced.

ISDSI Global Conference 2022

Location: Electronic City, Bengaluru, India.
Event Start & End Date: 27-29 December, 2022

Event Description

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) is hosting the ISDSI (International Society for Data Science and Innovation) – Global Conference 2022 at its Bengaluru Campus (Electronic City) from the 27th to the 29th of December 2022. 

The Theme of the conference is ‘Building sustainable businesses in the phygital world’

In the context of building successful phygital businesses enabled by data science and innovative practices, and to discuss the sustainability of such businesses in the long run, the conference will feature theme-based workshops for faculty and doctoral students, parallel technical tracks, Directors’ Panel, Editors’ Panel, networking with senior scholars, and many more sessions.

The ISDSI-G International Conference will witness discussions on 11 key tracks, i.e., Business Responsibility and Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science Applications, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Digital Economy, Cyber Security for Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Future of Management Education and Future of Work.

Paper Submission Information

The Conference will feature Best Paper Awards to recognize the top 6 high impact papers (3 doctoral researc​h papers + 3 regular submission research papers) from the conference. Please note that only full papers will be eligible for the Best Paper Awards.

Conference Leadership & International Advisory Board

Webinar: The Impact of Covid-19 on Staff in UK Higher Education

Date & Time

Thursday, July 28, 2022 – 10:00 to 13:00 BST/ 5:00am EST

General Info

During this webinar, we will present the findings of a recently funded research study by The Open University exploring the impact of COVID-19 on professional and academic staff in UK Higher Education. The research covers and conducts a comparative analysis across the four UK nations and provides recommendations to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on staff in HE.

The webinar will be hosted via MS Teams.

We would like to engage participation throughout, with plenty of time for discussion and feedback. If you have any colleagues that you think might also be interested in attending, please share this information with them and we hope to see them online.

Principal Investigator:
Dr Rasha Kassem, Senior Lecturer, School of Business & Law, The Open University

Co-investigators:

  • Dr Shraddha Verma, Head of Accounting & Finance Department, School of Business & Law, The Open University
  • Dr Kerry Jones, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University
  • Dr Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, The Open University
  • Ms Ruth Whitney, Access, Participation & Success Manager, The OU in Scotland

Society of Operations Management 25th Annual International Conference Hosted by Indian Institute of Management Indore

Dates

December 16th – 18th, 2022

About SOM

Society of Operations Management is dedicated to exploring and understanding issues related to the Production and Operations Management field. The society aims to promote activities that help generate, consolidate, and disseminate knowledge in the field of manufacturing and service operations and related areas. SOM organizes conferences, summer schools, and workshops in an effort to share knowledge and motivate researchers and practitioners to achieve their goals. More details about SOM can be found at  http://www.soc-om.org/

Theme

Recently, the world has faced a cataclysmic pandemic that caused disruptions in businesses,education, government operations as well as it impacted the global economy heavily. To deal with these pandemic conditions, many companies started changing their methods of conducting business,in fact, some companies used the competitive advantage of being digitalized while some companies failed to cope with the situation. Employee productivity, effectiveness, and absenteeism became one of the major guide ways for the company’s success. One of the main challenges faced by almost all the sectors is to deal with these highly uncertain situations that arise due to unplanned disruptions.Managing operations in such disruptions require companies to establish efficient risk management processes.

However, in recent times, it is observed that the researchers focused have shifted to building theories and models on risk mitigation, resilient value chain, and agile operations which will be helpful in managing future disruptions. Also, in case of highly uncertain situations and long disruptions,companies shall focus on bringing new capabilities to sustain in this highly competitive world. Thus, SOM 2022 aims to find out challenges, opportunities, strategies, and capabilities which can help not only the businesses but also the nation as a whole by providing encouragement to the scholars who are working in the field of decision-making under various uncertainties so that to manage the operations effectively.

Important Dates

Abstract submission starts
Abstract submission ends
Acceptance notification
Early registration window
Late registration window
SOM 2022 conference
15th Apr, 2022
15th Aug, 2022
15th Oct, 2022
16th Oct -15th Nov, 2022
16th Nov -10th Dec, 2022
16th Dec-18th Dec, 2022

Contact

Prof. Saurabh Chandra,

Indian Institute of Management Indore,

Prabandh Shikhar, Rau – Pithampur Road,

Indore, Madhya Pradesh 453556

: 0731-2439530

Email : som2022@iimidr.ac.in

IIM 12th Conference on Excellence in Research and Education

Conference Dates

June 3rd – 5th, 2022

Theme

Digital Decade: E-Learning, E-Business and E-Working

This decade has transformed how work, education, and business are being executed. Managers have digitized their companies (E-working), educators have transformed physical institutions/classrooms into digital platforms of learning (E-learning), and banks & financial institutions launched digital outreach to clients (E-business). In fact, the digital transformation is not limited to businesses, but it is spread out among individuals and brands. CERE 2022 explores the research opportunities in the digital decade and the current transition to e-learning, e-business, and e-working to understand transformation from physical to digital presence.

The authors can submit only extended abstract for the conference however those who are targeting best paper award and publication opportunity need to submit a full paper.

Important Dates

Paper submission opens: 15/01/2022

Paper submission deadline: 22/03/2022

Extended abstract submission deadline: 31/03/2022

Intimation of acceptance: 18/04/2022

Early bird registration opens: 19/04/2022

Early bird registration deadline: 30/04/2022

Late registration deadline: 07/05/2022

The conference will be held in Hybrid mode and the mode may change according to Covid-19 situations.

Guest Speaker
Prof. Bipul Kumar
Prof. Arvind Sahay
Prof. Sonjaya Gaur
Prof. Saman Muthukumarana
Prof. Tathagatha Bandyopadhyay
Mr.Harshavardhan Chauhan
Mr. Amardeep Randhawa , Mr. Kavindra Mishra
Prof. Jatin Pandey
Mr. Arnab Deb
Designation
Faculty in Marketing department at IIM Indore
Faculty in Marketing department at IIM Ahmedabad
Faculty of Marketing at NYU
Director at Data Science Nexus and Associate Professor at University of Manitoba
Distinguisher Professor, DAIICT Gandhinagar, Retired faculty IIM Ahmedabad
VP, chief marketing and omnichannel officer, spencer’s retail
Head – Monetization and Partnerships AdaniDigital
Faculty in OBHR department at IIM Indore
Industry expert on ESG, Founder- Sustainalytics

Best Paper Awards

Best paper award: Rs. 20000/-

1st runner up: Rs. 15000/-

2nd runner up: Rs. 10000/-

Contact

mail: cere@iimidr.ac.in
Abhinay : +91-9670038274
Kishan: +91-9601784867

SAWI Regional Roadmap for Workplace Inclusion

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​General Info

The Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership (CIBL) for Women at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut would like to invite you to the closing online event of the SAWI Project (Support and Accelerate Women’s Inclusion), to mark the progress to date on the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project – The SAWI Project, funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative at the U.S. Department of State.

Women’s economic participation rates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continue to be the lowest across the world. Efforts to augment formal, dignified work opportunities in the region are crucial, and our experience over the last two years has revealed positive momentum in this regard. Working closely with our partners across eight countries and four sectors have provided ample evidence that ​change toward more inclusive human resource policies and practices is possible when we work together.

To learn more about this multi-stakeholder, multi-country, multi-sector work, please join us for the SAWI Regional Roadmap for Workplace Inclusion Online Event

Date & Time

May 31st, 2022 | 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Beirut Time) or 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. (EST)

Location

Online ZOOM event

The SAWI event will officially launch the network of trailblazing employers who have been drafting and adopting more inclusive policies for the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in MENA workplaces. We will also showcase the accomplishments by SAWI partners across the 8 countries.​ We invite you to join the conversation and the network, and to take action for inclusive human resource systems in the region.

SAWI is a milestone project by CIBL for Women to Support and Accelerate Women’s Inclusion in eight countries (Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia). SAWI has partnered with employers in the sectors of healthcare, education, STEM, and banking for women’s inclusion. SAWI was made possible by generous funding from the US State Department’s MEPI program, and in partnership with our regional team: Apotheox, BPWA, Democracy for All, Economia HEM, LLWB, Warsha and WEOIraq.

Format of the Event

The event will be held online via the zoom platform. The link will be provided at a later stage upon registration. The event will be also livestreamed on CIBL for Women Facebook page​.​

Language

English with simultaneous interpretation to Arabic and French.

Why are you joining?

The SAWI event is open to the public and brings together representatives from our country partners, the network of pioneer employers who have joined our efforts, and inclusion focal points. You are joining because your experience and expertise can help drive forward the role of employers in changing policies.

Agenda

  • The role of business schools in accelerating women’s inclusion
  • CIBL leading structural change in the region
  • Creating Knowledge to address the data deficit
  • Participatory action and policy change amidst crises
  • CIBL roadmap for inclusive policies
  • Gender-lens investing: finance for social change
  • Inclusive policies as mechanisms for achieving ESG 
  • Anchored in OSB and MENA but with an eye on the world​

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

Event Information

Date

Thursday 25 August – Friday 26 August, 2022

Location

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. 

Topics

Climate Change, Land, Policy Design

Executive Council Forum 2022-Woxsen University- Defining Purpose in HighEd: From India to the World

Event Information

Theme: Fostering NextGen Learners: Vision 2035
Location: Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India
Dates: 20th and 21st December, 2022

Event Overview

Woxsen University (Hyderabad, India) is organizing a global high-strategic meeting- Executive Council Forum 2022, reserved for Deans/Directors/Rectors and executive positions of similar characteristics. Additionally, top C-level executives from the Indian subcontinent will be present.

The purpose is simple: To truly define where we have reached and where we are going in HighEd, defining from the strategy to the ground activities to ensure a sustainable and socially impactful educational model. Woxsen University recently organized the Global Impact Summit 2022, represented by 15 countries and national dignitaries in a 4-day platform that led to multiple collaborations, the signing of chair professorships and the formation of a Centre of Excellence in ERS.

Woxsen University would like to invite you to nominate your executive members, to participate in this high-level forum. They will also be issuing a set of awards in the categories below:

Award Categories

  1. Exemplar High Impact Research 
  2. Outstanding Industry-Academia collaboration 
  3. Social Responsibility Award
  4. International Network Collaboration Award
  5. Building NextGen Entrepreneurs Award

Key Topics:

  1. Understanding the Evolving Needs of Learners V2035
  2. Bringing Climate Change into the Classroom
  3. Digitalisation is here to stay: Time to Transform
  4. The Future of Lifelong Education
  5. From Narrative to Action on ERS/D&I
  6. Bringing Common Sense to HighEd through Entrepreneurship
  7. How to marry Industry and Academia?

Registration

260 USD, equivalent to INR 20,000 (this includes accommodation in a 6 star hotel, meals and local transportation for the entire duration of the forum)

14th Annual Stanford Africa Business Forum: African Innovation Shaping the Global Future

Innovation in Africa is Shaping the World’s Future

This year’s conference will explore how innovations across various sectors in Africa can influence the global economy. What role does African innovation play in shaping the global future? How do current ventures on the continent position Africa to become a leader in the global economy? At this conference we would like to challenge the narrative that “Africa is the future” and explore whether “Africa is now.” We will welcome diverse perspectives on Africa’s unique opportunities and challenges as our speakers discuss what they see as Africa’s role in today’s economy.

Date & Time

April 16, 2022

Virtual Session: 7:45am-2:35pm PST

Gala + Networking Event: 5:00pm-8:00pm PST

After Party: 8:00pm-10:00pm PST

Key Note Speakers

We are honored to welcome Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, and Tunde Folawiyo, Chairman of NBA Africa and Folawiyo Group, as our keynote speakers. Join us as we explore how sectors in Blockchain/Crypto, FinTech, Clean Energy, Entrepreneurship, and others can make a lasting impact on economic growth across the continent.

Events to Look Forward To

This year we will have speakers who are creating innovative ways of tackling challenges in healthcare, fintech, clean energy, cryptocurrencies, investing (private equity and venture capital), infrastructure & cities and entrepreneurship. In addition to our lineup of amazing speakers and panelists, SABF will also be hosting a Venture Pitch Competition on April 17th. Come hear from inspiring and innovative founders as they pitch to early-stage investors from across the globe.

A Long History of Cultivating Forward-Looking Conversation

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Stanford Africa Business Forum. In 2007, the forum theme was “Fostering Entrepreneurial Activities in Africa”. Its objective was to portray Africa in a more positive light than that more commonly seen in the media and create awareness of the diverse and burgeoning opportunities. The first forum was organized by a group of enthusiastic students headed by Wilson Irungu Nyakera and Kwame Ansong-Dwamena.

Though the theme has changed from year to year, the motivation behind the forum hasn’t changed. The forum has always been aimed at creating awareness of the opportunities on the African continent and bring together Africans and friends of Africa from the continent and the diaspora to engage on the most important issues affecting the continent’s growth. Click to learn more about conferences in 2021, 20202019, and 2018.

AAPBS 2022 Academic Conference: Teaching Innovation in Business Education

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 1 | 12:00 AM EST

Thursday, June 2 | 12:00 AM EST

Language

English

NUCB Business School is proud to have been selected by the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) to host the 2022 AAPBS Academic Conference, sponsored by Peregrine Global Services, the Association of MBAs, and the Business Graduates Association. The conference’s keynote speakers and plenary sessions will focus on Teaching Innovation in Business Education, welcoming educators and industry experts to listen and take part in discussion on how the evolving nature of the global marketplace necessitates new approaches to equipping and reskilling future leaders of business.

All program events will be delivered via the web conferencing platform Zoom. Depending on whether a sufficient number of interested registrants is reached, additional events (including catered networking sessions and company visits) may be scheduled for on-site participants for a supplementary event fee.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Association of MBAs and the Business Graduates Association.

Please see the registration form for more information.

Application Deadline

Sunday, May 1

Summary of Topics

  • Digital Transformation in Business Education
  • Future of Management Education and its Implications for Business Schools
  • New Development of Case Methods
  • Active Learning

Tentative Schedule

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