2017 GBSN Conference: “Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development”

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About the Conference

“Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development,” the 2017 GBSN Conference in Washington D.C., will focus on the innovative and interdisciplinary ways business schools are collaborating with academia, businesses, NGOs and the public sector to advance economic development and expand opportunities.

Conference participants will examine the role business schools play in economic and social development, and assess the evolution of education in the face of recent world events, discussing questions such as:

How have Business Schools integrated social and environmental issues into their curriculums?
What are the cross-sectorial initiatives within business education that drive or reinforce economic development?
How are schools responding to fears of the perceived impact of globalisation?

Sessions at the GBSN Conference will address these questions and many more, highlighting opportunities and challenges in the areas of the five sub-themes:

1. Collaboration/Interdiciplinarity
Focusing on inter-academic collaboration and integrated approaches to business education that foster stronger technical skills and broader perspectives in graduates.

2. Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Presenting successful PPP models that facilitate long-term economic development.

3. Sustainability and the UN Global Goals
Highlighting how business and management institutions are working towards creating a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world.

4. Impact Measures
Revisiting how we measure outcomes and successes in business and economic development.

5. Globalisation/Localisation?
Analysing the dilemma of global and local strategies and the implications for the sectors of education, business and development.

This Interactive Agenda Will Feature

A Cross-Sector Dialogue
with local business and development professionals, students and alumni to explore the opportunities and challenges at top of mind for these key stakeholders

Speakers from industry, business education and international aid sectors
with an interest in reinforcing ties within the business and development ecosystems

Innovation showcases
of business schools solving complex economic and educational challenges through partnership and innovation

Presentations of research
on management education and its impact on development for low income and emerging communities.

Lots of networking
opportunities to develop new ideas, partnerships and projects

Who Should Attend?

  • Business School Deans, Faculty and Program Directors from developed, emerging and frontier markets with an interest in building international connections and developing their school’s program quality, market relevance and regional impact
  • Development Professionals Management Consultants focused on economic development and social impact.
  • Government officials looking for wider stakeholder collaboration
  • Corporate HR, Training and Development Managers who want to better connect with and understand business schools
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