Member Schools

Woxsen University & Rhodes Business School |GRLI Courageous Conversation

Woxsen University & Rhodes Business School in association with GRLI will be organising the “GRLI Courageous Conversation”, a platform to discussed the “untouchable” topics concerning the Global South. 

For decades, the various challenges emcompasing schools and varsities at different points of the planet have set a paradigm shift. 

Universities in developed countries face a variety of challenges, including maintaining their competitiveness in a globalized economy, adapting to rapidly changing technology, and addressing the rising cost of higher education. These challenges often involve finding new sources of funding and implementing innovative teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students.

Additionally, developed countries universities also face the challenge of ensuring that their graduates are prepared for the workforce and can compete in a global marketplace.

In contrast, universities in developing countries often face different and more pressing challenges, such as inadequate funding, a lack of trained faculty, and poor infrastructure. These universities may also struggle to attract and retain students, as many lack the resources and opportunities available at universities in developed countries. To address these challenges, universities in developing countries may focus on strengthening partnerships with other institutions, leveraging technology to improve access to education, and investing in faculty development programs. Additionally, they may also have to work with government to lobby for more funding, policy change and regulations that can help improve their situation.

Hence, a conversation around these matters may settle (or open) new arenas of exploration within the management and higher education segment holistically.

Spring Symposium: Reinventing Health, Hospitality, and Design

General Information

The Cornell University Institute for Healthy Futures will host innovative thought leaders in healthcare, health policy, hospitality, wellness, and architectural design. The symposium will open with a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, May 11. Our full-day symposium will start on Friday, May 12, to explore how decision makers and designers can respond to changing needs in mental health, work life balance, wellness, safety by design, affordable senior living, and other related areas. Together industry experts, academic scholars, leaders, and students will explore current challenges and possible evidence-based solutions with an interdisciplinary perspective.

Following the symposium, the third day, Saturday, May 13, will feature a more intimate hands-on thought design workshop led by Troy Savage. Designers will join healthcare and assisted living leaders to collaborate in an interactive day of re-imagining the design of communities in response to changing needs.

More information about registration will be forthcoming.

Interested in supporting CIHF while being highlighted in symposium materials? Consider sponsoring a panel, meal, or coffee break.

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17th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference

General Information

The National HR in Hospitality Conference is the only event of its kind with HR and legal guidance tailored specifically for the hospitality industry. This event is developed, managed, and administered by the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, ILR School and the Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER). Attendees gain real-world strategies from top employers and legal experts to conquer the unique issues facing the hospitality industry. The program format consists of not only large keynote sessions, but breakout sessions such as “High Impact Strategies for Attracting Talent”, “Managing and Monitoring the Remote Workforce” and “Union Organizing”.   These smaller, more intimate sessions will give participants the chance to interact, ask questions and learn from Cornell faculty and industry experts as they tackle today’s most pressing challenges.

In addition to the thought-provoking sessions, participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of HR and legal professionals from around the country and visit dozens of vendors offering the latest in hospitality software, products and services in our Expo hall. The HR in Hospitality Conference is the premier event for HR professionals that provides a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas and innovative advancements.


May 1 – 3, 2023 | Sheraton Phoenix Downtown | Phoenix, Arizona


Individual Rates

Early Bird – $1375 (register by 3/1/2023)

Standard – $1575

On-site – $1675

Top Industry Experts

So what does HR in Hospitality offer you that other HR conferences are missing? Find out what hundreds of your colleagues have already discovered…

  • Proven HR strategies from hospitality organizations of all sizes.
  • Essential advice from seasoned attorneys with expertise in the particularities of hospitality labor and employment law.
  • Leading experts sharing their thoughts on the hottest topics affecting the industry today.
  • And so much more!

Hear from leading industry experts from hospitality organizations of all sizes such as Hilton Worldwide, Preferred Hotels & Resorts​, Hyatt, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Dinex, and Loews Hotels.

AUC School of Business to Host PRME Chapter Africa’s First Annual General Meeting

General Information

AUC School of Business is hosting the first Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) Chapter Africa at the AUC New Cairo Campus. The meeting will consist of two sessions as well as a campus tour.

The event will be live streamed on the School’s Facebook page.


Wednesday, January 11

Session Details

Session One (9:30 – 11 am Cairo) will feature Mette Morsing, head, PRME Secretariat, Sherwat Elwan Ibrahim, professor at AUC School of Business and chair, PRME Chapter Africa, Mumbi Wachira, professor at Strathmore University Business School and vice-chair, PRME Chapter Africa, Cobus Oosthuizen, professor at Milpark Business School, CSC, PRME Chapter Africa, Hadia FakhrEldin, professor at British University in Cairo (BUE) Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science, CSC, PRME Chapter Africa, and Ahmed Abdel Meguid, professor at AUC School of Business and PRME i5 Expert Pedagogy Group.

Session Two (11:15 am – 12:45 pm Cairo) will be moderated by Ralph Hamann, professor at the UCT Graduate School of Business, and will feature Moses Acquaah, professor and department head of management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Laura Spence, professor of business ethics, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and international research fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, SaŃ—d Business School, University of Oxford, UK, Joseph Lekunze, research associate professor at the North-West University (NWU) Business School of South Africa, Noha El-Bassiouny, vice dean for academic affairs, professor and chair of marketing at the Faculty of Management Technology, the German University in Cairo (GUC), Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network (GBSN), Helmi Hammami, full professor of accounting and auditing, senior advisor for knowledge transfer and academic outreach, Rennes School of Business, and Mark Smith, professor and director, Stellenbosch Business School. This session will discuss the implications of COP27 on responsible management education in Africa.

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Business Forward Annual Event on December 4th

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Cairo Time)

Location: Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

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.

Business School Educators’ Technical Workshop on Forced Labor in Fishing


The University of Geneva (UNIGE) School for Economics and Management (GSEM) is hosting a technical  workshop for business school educators to develop a standard teaching tool on forced labour in fishing. This  activity is organized with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Global Business School Network (GBSN). It is the first concrete output of the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between ILO-GBSN 

GSEM, designed to further integrate labour rights and human rights in business education.  

The activity draws on the expertise of all three partners and notably: 

– The technical expertise of ILO on the fisheries sector, fundamental principles and rights at work including forced labour. 

– The participation of several business school lecturers coming from the GBSN for Business and Human Rights  impact community. 

– The experience of the Geneva Centre for Business and Human Rights, hosted by GSEM, in developing  standard case studies and pedagogic material on pressing business and human rights issues. 

Why focus on forced labor in fishing?

The activity is organized with support from the 8.7 Accelerator Lab, an initiative of the ILO designed to  accelerate progress in the fight against forced labour and child labour, key elements of the United Nations SDG  Target 8.7. 

Forced labour and child labour are two of the five ILO Fundamental principles and rights at work and the 187 ILO  member states are bound to respect, promote and realize these principles and rights, whether they have ratified  the related conventions or not. However, despite the centrality of fundamental rights, recent estimates on forced  labour and child labour illustrate that we are not making the needed progress to achieve our global targets as per  the 2030 Agenda: the elimination of child labour by 2025 and the elimination of forced labour by 2030. 

With regards to forced labour, the latest estimates published by the ILO in September 2022 suggest that there  are currently 27.6 million workers currently entrapped in forced labour situations, a rise of 2.7 million since  2016. Forced labour in fishing has been singled out as a persistent and underestimated problem. 

Concomitantly, it appears that the fishing industry, including the working and living conditions of fishers, is  rarely used in business school education as a topic to be discussed in the classroom. This is surprising  considering the economic size of the fishing industry and how important fish and fish-based products are  globally. According to the FAO 2022 edition of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, an estimated 600  million people rely on the fisheries and aquaculture sector for their livelihoods.  

Practical Information

The workshop will take place at UNIGE, in the premises of the Geneva School of Economics and Management. 

Uni Mail – Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40, 1205 Genève – Switzerland 

Coffee-breaks will be organized in the meeting room and covered by the  organizers. Lunches will be taken near the university and will be at the expense of each participant.


Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 November 2022  

Arrival of participants. Some participants might wish to combine the activity with a participation in the 11th UN  Forum on Business and Human Rights which will be taking place on 28-30 November in Geneva. 

Wednesday 30 November 2022 – Room M 3250  

9:00-9:30 Introduction  

9:30-10:30 Key information on labour in capture fisheries  

Presentation by Brandt Wagner, Head of Maritime and Transport Unit of ILO + discussion 10:30-11:00 Coffee-break 

11:00-12:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30-14:30 Linkages between labour challenges and other fisheries issues: biodiversity, IUU, climate change Presentation by Philippe Cacaud, Independent fisheries expert (remotely) + discussion 14:30-15:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

15:30-16:00 Coffee-break 

16:00-17:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

18:00- 20:00 Social event in the evening with participants of the UN forum on BHR, Le Scandale restaurant 

Thursday 1 December 2022 – Room M5250  

9:00-10:00 Forced labour in commercial fishing: key data, indicators, and challenges  Presentation by MichaĂ«lle de Cock, Head of Research Unit on Fundamental Rights of ILO and Alix Nasri, 8.7 Accelerator Lab Global Coordinator + discussion 

10:00-10:30 Coffee-break 

10:30-12:30 Collective work on the teaching material  

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30-14:30 Focus on finance: how can investors take into consideration human rights and social issues? Presentation by RĂ©mi Fernandez, Social issues specialist at PRI (remotely) + discussion 14:30-15:30 Collective work on the teaching material 

15:30-16:00 Coffee-break 

16:00-17:30 Collective work on the teaching material  

Friday 2 December 2022 – Room M3250 

9:00-12:00 Finalization of the teaching material and conclusion of the technical workshop 12:00-15:00 Light lunch, networking and GBSN for BHR 6th annual meeting  

Saturday 3 December 2022  

Departure of participants from Geneva. 

ESG Conference | Robert H. Smith School of Business

General Information

Are you passionate about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives or want to learn more about this sector within the business space?

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Center for Social Value Creation’s second annual ESG Conference! The conference will take place on Friday, December 9th from 1pm to 6pm EST at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This year’s ESG Conference is themed around UMD’s first-ever State of Impact Reports which highlight best practices and lessons learned in ESG across nine industries. The reports will be released at the Conference and embedded into the theme and discussions of the day.

Date & Time

December 9, 2022, 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

AUC School of Business to Host the 15th Eduniversal World Convention (EWC)



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 (
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.

AUC School of Business to host the 32nd CEMS Annual Events and 2022 Graduation Ceremony

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!


Sherif Kamel

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.

Destination Egypt

AUC School of Business

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.

AUC School of Business

Campus Entrance Requirements

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

Your Trip

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. 

Webinar Series Hosted By MIT Sloan & QUT

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

The Entrepreneurial Enterprise

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