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Greetings from Guy: The Power of Working Across Borders

 width=Last year, business schools in Kabul and Phnom Penh joined the Network as the first members from those countries, enriching its unique potential for melding experiences across far-flung regions of the world.

GBSN works in three intersecting areas: networking and knowledge sharing, capacity building programs and thought leadership, to promote the importance of management education in economic and social development efforts.

To enrich such international collaboration myself, GBSN staff, advisors and members present at international conferences in both the business education and development sectors. In 2016 my GBSN colleagues were active in Accra for our Annual Conference, Minsk for one of our capacity building programs DRIVES Belarus and Phnom Penh to explore experiential learning tactics through our one-day summit. GBSN has over a decade of experience working with business schools across Africa, Asia and other developing regions. I see a role for GBSN in finding needs and opportunities for further development that will improve the pipeline of talented managers and entrepreneurs for the developing world.

As a very personal way to illustrate our international reach over the last few years I list a sampling in alphabetical 30 of the places to which I traveled on GBSN’s behalf:

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Spoke at BAZE University


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Organized panel “Scaling up Business Education” at eLearning Africa Conference


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Visit to Indian Institute of Management and Infosys. Attended the Confederation of Indian Industry Conference

 width=Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Member School site visit to Fundaao dom Cabral


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Attended Online Education Berlin conference and hosted GBSN Experiential eLearning Summit: Shaping Global Leaders Through Practice &Partnership

 width=Bled, Slovenia

Visit to IEDC Business School


 width=Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Discussion with Government officials about creating a new business school


 width=Cape Town, South Africa

GBSN 2009 Annual Conference Partnerships in Practice: Local Managers for a Globalized World


 width=Caserta, Italy

Speaker at the CEEMAN Conference New Global Performance – Challenges and implications for Management Development

 width=Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Presented at the World Economic Forum Africa Economic Summit, Rethinking Africa’s Growth Strategy

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GBSN 2007 Annual Conference Nurturing Business Education in Africa at INSEAD


 width=Istanbul, Turkey

Member School site visit to Ko Business School


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GBSN Annual Conference Making the Connection:
Management Education Powering Development at IMT Ghaziabad

 width=Kangding, China

Presented at Tibetan Social Enterprise Workshop


 width=Kigali, Rwanda

Informing leading business schools about GBSN


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Keynote speaker at Lagos Business School Anniversary Celebration


 width=Lahore, Pakistan

Member School site visit to Lahore University of Management Sciences


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GBSN Annual Conference Disruptive Education Models for the Developing World at the Asian Institute of Management

 width=Maputo, Mozambique

Presented at World Economic Forum Africa Economic Summit

 width=Marrakech, Morocco

Moderated Keynote Dialogue at African Development Bank Annual Meetings

 width=Maseru, Lesotho

Discussing GBSN with University of Lesotho Business School Dean


 width=Mexico City, Mexico

GBSN Annual Conference Generating Leadership: Developing Human Capacity in Emerging Markets at IPADE Business School

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Corporate sponsorship meetings for GBSN Annual Conference

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GBSN Annual Conference Unlocking Potential: The Importance of Management Education at USIU Chandaria School of Business

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Spoke on behalf of business education at the Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

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Member School site visit to Institut SupŽrieur du Management



Attended the AACSB ICAM conference and hosted the GBSN Technology Summit at INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute

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GBSN Annual Conference Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship at the Mediterranean School of Business

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International Advisory Board Meeting at UmeΠSchool of Business and Economics

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Member School site visit to American University of Nigeria


In line with our international vocation the GBSN 2017 Annual Conference November 1-3 will be focused squarely on the intersections between business education and development.

I wish you all a happy and productive new year.

Guy Pfeffermann is the Founder & CEO of the Global Business School Network.[/cs_section][/cs_content]