The Annual GBSN Conference is a premier international forum attracting some of the world’s foremost management educators from around the globe, as well as leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors to share ideas and network with a focus on strengthening management education for the developing world.
The conference is a unique opportunity to network and to learn about trends and best practice in delivering management education around the globe.
Previous GBSN conferences have been held in the U.S., France, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, India, Tunisia, Spain, Philippines and Ghana.
GBSN’s annual conference typically rotates location, welcomes on average 150 attendees and is usually held the first week of November.
Host a GBSN Annual Conference
- Provide adequate meeting space to hold all sessions for the conference (including plenary and break-out sessions)
- Provide appropriate technology for the conference including reliable internet connection (wifi), projectors, screens etc.
- Assign a dedicated logistics team to work with GBSN on conference planning.
- Provide marketing support in promoting the event regionally and internationally and secure at least 40 registered paying attendees from the host country.
- Cover all costs associated with conference catering (including the welcome reception) and coffee breaks.
- Participate in regularly scheduled conference calls with the GBSN team.
- Provide support in identifying and communicating with potential local and regional sponsors.
- Provide overall in-country logistics support (i.e. securing hotel room blocks, transportation etc.)
Hosting the GBSN annual conference is an opportunity to support the advancement of management education for the developing world, while providing your institution international recognition among the world’s foremost management educators from around the globe, as well as leaders in the development, corporate and public sectors.
Please note that the opportunity to host an annual conference is reserved to GBSN members only.
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