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 US, France, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, India, Tunisia, and Spain.

Host a GBSN Annual Conference

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.


Past Conferences

2017 Annual Conference

Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development
Kogod School of Business, American University; George Washington University School of Business; Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Washington D.C., USA

2016 Annual Conference

Markets Shaping Management Education
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Accra, Ghana

2015 Annual Conference

Disruptive Educations Models for the Developing World
Asian Institute of Management
Manila, Philippines

2014 Annual Conference

Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing World
IESE Business School
Barcelona, Spain

2013 Annual Conference

Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship
Mediterranean School of Business
Tunis, Tunisia

2012 Annual Conference

Making the Connection:
Management Education Powering Development
 Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
New Delhi, India 

2011 Annual Conference

Generating Leadership: Developing Human Capacity in Emerging Markets
IPADE Business School
Mexico City, Mexico

2010 Annual Conference

Innovation for Impact: Business Schools at the Crossroads of Development
Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Washington D.C., USA

2009 Annual Conference

Partnerships in Practice: Local Managers for a Globalized World
Graduate 
School
 of
 Business, 
University
 of
 Cape
 Town
Cape Town, South Africa

2008 Annual Conference

Unlocking Potential: The Importance of Management Education
USIU
Nairobi, Kenya

2007 Annual Conference

Nurturing Business Education in Africa
INSEAD
Fontainbleu, France

2006 Annual Conference

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire USA