2023 EFMD Annual Conference

Business schools steer a difficult course in navigating the fog caused by a disrupted environment and an unprecedented demand to align values with societal demands and a new generation of students. In this time of change, it is helpful for industry professionals to join forces and navigate their way towards a future-proof transformation.

The EFMD Annual Conference gathers several hundred members of the management education community to tackle burning subjects such as the impact of globalisation, collaborative research, creative leadership and digital learning strategies. Over two days, professionals in different administrative and managerial positions from all over the world participate in a dynamic learning and networking event that helps them move towards impactful business education.

This forum for learning and interaction will allow us to collectively generate ideas on how to address current and future challenges and contribute actively to a better future. Topics include:

  • climate leadership instead of greenwashing;
  • defending the values of an open society;
  • dealing with threats to the internationalisation agenda;
  • research that matters: best practice examples of scholarly impact.

Numerous networking opportunities will allow you to take advantage of our vibrant community of business education experts from across the world.

As a special incentive, you will be able to benefit from our early bird rate if you register by 15 February. We invite you to check the full conference programme on the EFMD website.

EFMD Global Online Event-Mainstreaming the SDGs in Business Education: Strategy, Implementation, Practice

General Information

Sustainability has become one of the great challenges of current management education.

This workshop focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective of the course is to equip participants with thorough understanding of the SDGs and to offer them the opportunity to develop a custom strategic plan to accelerate ERS integration in their business school, functional area or programme.

The four-week online training consists of four live sessions. In addition, with a support of a mentor and two peer-group discussions, participants will asynchronously work on populating a strategic template based on the specific context of their institutions.

Participants will improve and enhance their capacity

  • To determine the relevance of the SDGs for the organisation’s operational, research and teaching activities;
  • To identify synergies between their organisation’s strategic priorities and the SDGs;
  • To identify gaps between the status quo and the priorities set out by the SDGs;
  • To design an SDG integration strategy appropriate to their organisation’s strategy and operating environment

Date & Time

October 31 (Monday) 9:00 – November 23 (Wednesday) 12:00

View the Agenda

Practical Information

Programme fees:

EFMD Member fee: 590 €

Non-member fee: 790 €

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing before 17 October, and a cancellation fee amounting to EUR 50 for administrative costs will be charged. After the above-mentioned deadline, we are unfortunately unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases, substitutes are welcomed at no extra cost as long as the substitute’s name, title, and address are communicated enough time ahead.


EFMD Global America Annual Conference: 9-11 November, 2022

Event Details

This program is focused on changes in business, business schools, and society at large. We are thinking about social inclusion, diversity, equity, policy, changes in business models and program delivery, ethical leadership and our roles in creating the future with those things in mind. The Americas Conference allows us to bring together a unique cross-section of attendees from all over the Americas within the EFMD network and the larger management education community.

It is important to EFMD Global to create opportunities for business schools in the region to gather and connect with each other and highlight the important work of business schools in the Americas. The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations that have an interest in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Program Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.



Fundação Dom Cabral – SĂŁo Paulo Campus

15 Olimpia Trade, Av. Dr. Cardoso de Melo, 1184 – 15Âş andar – Vila OlĂ­mpia, SĂŁo Paulo – SP, 04548-004, Brazil

Date & Time

November 9 (Wednesday) 18:30- November 11 (Friday) 13:00

Global Gender Equality and Higher Education

Date: October 19, 2022/ October 20, 2022 (for some timezones)

Time: 6:30 PM – Oct. 19

8:30 AM ACT / 8:30 AM PGT – Oct. 20

Location: Zoom

Contact: Maddie Handler,

For a 2nd year, GBSN is proud to provide unique entrepreneurship education-based workshops to two notable universities in Papua New Guinea, in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) Papua New Guinea (PNG) program

This year, GBSN in partnership with CIPE PNG with support from the PNG-Aus Partnership, will be leading a workshop that is open to the entire GBSN global community, including university leaders from our Papua New Guinea network.

This workshop will be focusing on the role of higher education in addressing the reduction of gender inequality.  GBSN will be inviting leading business and gender ethics leaders from across the network to join guest speaker, Deputy Director of the CIPE Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment, Connie Gonzalez. 

The workshop will explore:

  • What the challenges are for addressing gender inequality in higher education
  • How gender equality shapes entrepreneurship education
  • The need for more female role models in higher education
  • What institutions can do to reduce gender inequality
  • Best practices for ensuring the progress and success of women

Please join us for this engaging discussion.


  • Neha Agarwal

    Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Economics
    University of Otago
    New Zealand
  • Yvette Mucharraz y Cano

    Professor of the Personal Management Area
    IPADE Business School
  • Kathy Korman Frey

    Professorial Lecturer of Management; Director, Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence
    George Washington University School of Business
  • Connie Gonzalez

    Deputy Director
    Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE)
    El Salvador
  • Mahreen Mamoon

    Assistant Professor
    BRAC Business School
  • Nicole Sutton

    Senior Lecturer of Accounting
    University of Technology, Sydney

Introduction By



The workshop is free of charge and open to faculty and leaders the GBSN global network. All participants must complete an online registration form.

Localized Fall 2022 Virtual Career Fair

About the Career Fair

Launch your career with the Localized Virtual Career Fair!

We’re bringing employers, industry experts, and career coaches together, right here, to launch your career the right way. This is your opportunity to interact with employers seeking to recruit exceptional and diverse talent in meaningful roles across different industries and geographies.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Meet with relevant recruiters looking for talent like you to learn about open positions
  • Attend Expert Sessions to help you explore different career paths and gain tailored advice
  • Attend Career Development Workshops to improve your CV/Resume and Cover Letter writing skills
  • Apply for open positions

Date & Time

October 12 Day 1 [8:00am GMT – 4:00am EDT] – Tech & Business full-time, part-time, internship and apprenticeship roles in MENA & Europe
October 13 Day 2 [8:00am GMT – 4:00am GMT] – Tech & Business full-time, part-time, internship and apprenticeship roles in USA & LATAM

Already Registered Companies

  • Cisco
  • Meta
  • FHI 360
  • Google Responsible Innovation Fellowship
  • Taptap Send 
  • Nexford University
  • Trend Micro

Localized-Workshop: Think Like a Recruiter

DATE: Tuesday, September 20th

TIME: 11:00am ET | 15:00 GMT


EXPERT: Iyad Uakoub

General Information

Knowing how companies recruit can help you better prepare for your job search and with the Virtual Career Fair coming up in October on Localized you want to prepare as best you can to impress potential employers. 

This workshop will help you understand the needs of businesses, their application process and considerations when looking for a potential candidate. This workshop will also touch on the do’s and don’ts during the interview process. 

By the end of this workshop you will understand: 

  • How to research a company you’re interviewing for 
  • How to prepare answers for specific questions
  • Tools and resources to be able to research companies
  • The do’s and don’ts of the interview process

This Career Development Workshop is run by Localized Career Coach-in-Residence, Iyad Uakoub. This workshop has received a 100% NPS score from students who have attended. This session will ONLY be offered live, and will not be available on recording. 

Localized-Workshop: How to Customize Your CV or Resume for the Job You Want

DATE: Tuesday, September 13th

TIME: 11:00AM ET | 15:00 GMT


EXPERT: Iyad Uakoub

General Information

Are you trying to land your dream job but you keep facing rejection before the interview process? Developing your CV is one of the key steps to landing the interview. If you’re entering your last years in university, or if you’ve just graduated this is the perfect opportunity to learn the key tips to creating a powerful resume that gets you noticed. 

In this workshop with Career Coach in residence, Iyad Uakoub, you’ll understand what makes a good resume and what makes a great resume. You’ll learn how to fill the gaps in your work experience and how to highlight your skills. 

Key takeaways include: 

  • Live session attendees receive a CV and resume template that you can use 
  • How to tailor your CV or resume for the positions you want  
  • Master your word-choice and highlight your skills 
  • Understand what makes your CV stand out and how to format the pages

Localized-Meta: What it’s Like Working at the Largest Social Network

DATE: Wednesday, Sep 21st

TIME: 9:00AM EST | 13:00PM GMT


EXPERT PANEL: Diana Andonie – Software Engineer, Gijs Weterings – Front End Engineer, Parul Upadhyay – Software Engineer, Naomi Fearnett – University Recruiter

General Information

Are you curious about the working environment at the largest social network in the world? 

Meta, formerly Facebook owns a total of 94 companies including: Facebook, Instagram, Oculus VR, WhatsApp and more! 

Facebook is where many early stage engineers got their start, whether in software development, front end engineering or data science. Facebook is home to thousands of engineers around the world! 

In this session hosted by the team at Meta, you’ll learn what it’s like to work for one of the most well known companies in the world. You’ll get insights on the day to day work for each of the employees, you’ll learn about career paths, job opportunities, internships and the best and most challenging parts of the job. 


Company culture overview [ 5-10 minutes ] 

Job application process [ 5-10 minutes ] 

Software engineering panel discussion [ 20-30 minutes ]

Live Q&A [ 20-30 minutes ]  

Localized – Landing an Internship as a Product Analyst: How I Got My Internship at Nike

DATE: Thursday, September 15th

TIME: 10:00AM PST | 12:00PM EST | 16:00PM GMT


EXPERTS: Sabrina Elouardi

General Information

Are you trying to land your dream internship while in university? Are you trying to figure out how to develop a resume and cover letter that will help you stand out without a ton of experience? 

In this webinar, Sabrina Elouardi, Product Analyst at Nike, talks about how she landed a variety of internships throughout her undergraduate years, moving from marketing to analyst to product in a variety of industries ranging from entertainment to tech to e-commerce. 

Learn how to develop your skills, tell your story and network in order to get the internship of your dreams. This webinar will cover topics including:    

  • How to land your first internship
  • How to reach out to industry leaders to grow your network
  • How to transition without tons of experience 
  • Day to day of a product analyst at Nike 
  • How to land an Apprenticeship at Google

Whether you’re a student or recent graduate looking to develop your experience, Sabrina can speak to some of the key steps you need to take to move forward in your career. 

About Sabrina Elouardi

Sabrina is an insights analyst at Nike, Inc, passionate about the intersection of technological innovation and business to build a more globalized, connected world in the media, entertainment, leisure, and retail space.

Student Voices: Featuring Finalists of the Bridging Divides Essay Contest 2022

General Information

In 2022, the Victoria Forum and the Global Business School Network have collaborated to launch the Bridging Divides Essay contest, which welcomed 300 registered individuals and teams (347 total students) from 65 institutions, 27 countries, and 6 continents! This international group of students was prompted to submit original, unpublished essays and accompanying creative pieces that share experiences and perspectives, which inspire efforts to bridge existing divides. These written pieces had to also include a subtheme of bridging social, economic, and/or environmental divides.

Through two extensive rounds of judging, the Top 5 submissions (including the essay and creative piece) were determined and the authors have been welcomed to join this esteem panel to discuss their stories and efforts when it comes to bridging divides. These authors will be joined on the panel with the second/final round judges who selected their pieces, and who will additionally discuss their comments and feedback from the submissions.

The panel will be led by the Global Business School Network’s CEO, Dan LeClair as he navigates the conversation and storytelling as they are told by both judge and student. You won’t want to miss this enriching session on how students are striving to make intentional efforts and are tirelessly working to bridge so many divides.

Date & Time

Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm EST

Victoria Forum 2022 Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust

Top Five Essays

(In no particular order)

These Top Five Submissions have been invited to join a panel of elite judges to discuss their essays at the Victoria Forum.

“Of Highways and Byways- How People Have Used Resources to Divide Africa”

Mufudzi Chihambakwe

University of Cape Town
South Africa

“The Plight of Hijab-Wearing Women”

Zainab Siddiqi

Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

“A Promising Heritage at the Age of a Divided but Interdependent World: Conversation”

Duygu Tan

Koç University Graduate School of Business

“Connecting Women to Abundant Education”

Panharoth Meas

University of Houston

“Personalized Experiences and Future Outlook of a Growing Problem in the Digital Age”

Anne Venema & Andrew Sahaydak

Johannes Kepler University Linz & University of Victoria
Austria & Canada

Final Judges Panel

About the Victoria Forum

The inaugural Victoria Forum took place on November 2017, and brought together approximately 500 participants, representing different levels of governments, business, academia and civil society, to take stock of the state of diversity and inclusiveness in Canada on its 150th anniversary, and to look to the future.

The Forum reflected a Canadian narrative that pluralistic societies require inclusive institutions, where power and benefits are widely held, in order to create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic progress.

The final report included thirty-eight constructive recommendations and was widely distributed to leaders at different levels of government, business, and civil society.

Access Free Registration to the Victoria Forum 2022