Event

2012 EFMD MBA Conference

Hosted by: Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

The event will start on: 28 Mar 12 16:30
And will end on: 30 Mar 12 14:00

Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Contact:
diana.grote@efmd.org
Theme
MBAs in a World of Dynamic Complexity and Global Challenges

Chaired by
Elena Liquete, Executive Director MBA, IESE, ES

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Programme

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
16:30 - 18:00 Registrations
18:00 - 21:00 Ice-breaking activity at Maastricht University
  • Mark Bertrand, Senior Trainer and Coach, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, NL
  • Sonja Zaar, Director MBA programmes and International Projects, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, NL
Dinner at Kruisherenhotel 

 

Thursday, 29 March 2012
09:00 - 9:15 Welcome
  • Mathias Falkenstein, Director Business School Services, EFMD
  • Jos Lemmink, Dean, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, NL 
9:15 - 9:30 Setting the scene
  • Elena Liquete, Executive Director MBA, IESE, ES  
9:30 - 10:15 Market Trends: Labour Market Dynamics and Human Capital Development
  • Andries de Grip, Head of Research Employment and Training at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) and Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, NL
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 Organisation Panel
Who are they hiring, what skills are they looking for? What kind of manager do they need for the future?
  • Leonardo Sforza, Chairman of the European Club for Human Resources 
  • Jack Hamande, Director General Personnel & Organization Development at FederalPersonnel & Organization Services, BE 
  • Philippe Lenaerts, Vice President at HRPUBLIC, BE
12:00 – 12:30 Tomorrow’s MBA
  • Andrew Crisp, Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 Discussion Groups Moderated by Executive MBA students and alumni of Maastricht University
Did the MBA correspond to what they need and expect? What was lacking? Alumni and students will reflect on their MBA experience.
Workshop 1 
SMEs and Multinationals
  • Marc Yzer, Owner of the company Prestazione, NL 
  • Niels de Boer, Integration lead at SABIC Financial Services Europe, NL
Workshop 2 
Banking and Finance
  • Frank Cremers, Project & Change Manager, Nationale Nederlanden, NL
  • Robbert Barèl, Private Business Banker, Deutsche Bank, NL 
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:00 EFMD Update
  • Mathias Falkenstein, Director Business School Services, EFMD
Business Schools - Best Practice Examples:
16:00 - 16:30 Implementing Innovation
  • Janet Shaner, 
Director, MBA Program Design and Delivery, IMD - International Institute for Management Development, CH
16:30 - 17:00 Engaging Alumni – Leveraging the Brand through Alumni Engagement
  • Elena Liquete, Executive Director MBA, IESE, ES
17:00 - 17:30 Taking Stock: More than 10 years later, what do we retain from our double degree EMBA ESG UQAM/PARIS DAUPHINE?
  • Robert H. Desmarteau, Director, MBA Program, ESG UQAM, CA
19:00 Dinner at Chateau Neercanne

 

Friday, 30 March 2012
09:30 - 10:30 Trends in Graduate Management Education
  • Deborah Somers, Associate Director, EMEA, GMAC ®, UK
10:30 – 11:30 Small discussion groups
Moderators:
  • Micole Smits, Owner of Koraal Consulting, NL
  • Sonja Zaar, Director MBA programmes & International Projects at Maastricht University
  • Mathias Falkenstein, Director, Business School Services, EFMD 
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:45 Quo Vadis Business Schools: The Struggle for the Future Role and Relevance
  • Ulrich Hommel, Director Research and Surveys Unit & Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD
12:45 – 13:15 Closing Remarks by the chair and welcome to the 2013 Conference
  • Elena Liquete, Executive Director MBA, IESE, ES
  • Mathias Falkenstein, Director, Business School Services, EFMD 
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

Pratical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Registration & Fees
  3. Direction to the Hotel and Conference Venue
  4. Accommodation
  5. Tourism
  6. Useful Links

1.Venue
Visiting Address
Maastricht University (in Maastricht City Centre)
School of Business and Economics
Tongersestraat 53
6211 LM Maastricht – The Netherlands

Building: SBE Main Building
Tongersestraat 53
Room: Aula (ground floor)

Postal Address
Maastricht University
School of Business and Economics
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht – The Netherlands

Contact Person
Ingrid Wesselingh
Maastricht University
School of Business and Economics
Post Graduate Education
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht – The Netherlands
Email: ingrid.wesselingh@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Tel: + 31 43 388 46 25 or + 31 43 388 49 39

2. Registration & Fees Top
  • EARLY BIRD BEFORE 30 NOVEMBER 2011
    • 690€ members of EFMD
    • 840€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 990€ non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 29 FEBRUARY 2012
    • 790€ members of EFMD
    • 940€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1090€ non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 29 FEBRUARY 2012 (payment by credit card ONLY)
    • 890€ members of EFMD
    • 1040€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1190€ non members of EFMD

Register Online

Cancelation Policy
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal by 29 February 2012 a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ will be charged. After this date, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

3. Direction to the Hotel and Conference Venue Top

Airports

Fly to Maastricht

Maastricht Aachen Airport
(20 min by car, from Maastricht City Centre)

Vliegveldweg 90 (A2 Motorway), Maastricht Airport.

Informatie T +31 43 358 98 98

E-mail: info@maa.nl
Internet: www.maa.nl

Maastricht is within easy reach from several countries in Europe by plane. The airport is close to the A2 highway, about ten kilometers from the city center. Ryanair offers direct flights to Maastricht from Italy and Spain.

Transportation from the Maastricht Aachen Airport
By Shuttle
At the airport there is a shuttle service to the central railway station in Maastricht-city. This service is connected to the arrival-flights of Ryanair.

By Bus
A bus ticket from the airport to Maastricht City Centre is € 2,50. Veolia bus line 59 takes you to Maastricht central station. At central station bus line 3 (direction ‘Wolder’, takes you to the conference location: Maastricht University School of Business and Economics)

We advise travelers to create a personal travel plan trough the website www.9292ov.nl or accompanying telephone number +31(0)900 9292.
Here you will also find information on possible track work and latest schedule changes.
 When you enter the website you need to provide the following information:

"Van" (From):
(airport)
"Straat" (street):
Vliegveldweg
"Nummer" (number): 90
"Plaats" (City): Maastricht Airport

"Naar" (to):

"Straat" (street): Tongersestraat (Conference location)

"Nummer" (number): 53
"Plaats" (City): Maastricht

Specify your travel date (datum) and time (tijd) at which you need to be at the airport, select (aankomst) arrival and click "reisadvies" (travel plan).

By Taxi
There is a Taxi stand at less than 50 meters from the passenger's terminal. The price is about € 25 to get to Maastricht. It takes you in approximately 20 min to the city centre.

Taxi service contact information:

  • Jense Mobility Service +31 6 46 44 22 44

  • Avantax +31 43 450 64 64

  • ABC Taxi +31 6 28 66 11 40

  • Taxi Blue +31 43 326 47 47
  • Combi Taxicentrale Maastricht +31 6 52 06 50 65

  • Budget Taxi International +31 6 22 33 45 66

  • Maestax +31 43 365 06 00

  • Tatax Maastricht +31 6 14 75 90 50

  • Taxibedrijf Estax +31 43 361 55 00

  • Taxi Point Maastricht +31 6 13 53 66 28

  • Taxi vd Wall +31 43 352 17 98

Taxis operating from Maastricht Aachen Airport are licensed and metered.

Car Rental
Car rental: In the passenger's terminal. Four car rental companies are represented. To arrange a rental car before arrival.
Rent a Car at Maastricht Airport
Taxi and Car Rentals (Maastricht Tourism)

Brussels Airport
(1h30 by car, from Maastricht City Centre)
Brussels Airport
 BE-1930 Zaventem
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Transportation from Brussels Airport

By Train
The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). The express-train takes you in 80 minutes to Maastricht Central Station (via Brussels Midi station).
Belgian railway website or Dutch railway website
One-way ticket is app. € 25,-

By Taxi (1h30)
Taxis with a taximeter are permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. Licensed taxis can be recognized by a blue and yellow emblem. Travellers are advised to avoid unlicensed taxis!
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Costs: € 275,-

By Airport Shuttle
Should be booked in advance: € 120,- (including 20 min. waiting time)
Reservation should be made 24 hours in advance
Taxi Frenske
Tel: + 31 43 363 63 62
Fax:+ 31 43 363 18 35

Car Rental
At the Airport arrivals you will find the desks of several car rental companies.
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
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Transportation from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

By Train
Schiphol train station is situated directly below the airport. You can pick up a free baggage trolley from the platform. Via Schiphol Plaza, you can walk straight to the departure or arrival hall.
Train connections to Maastricht in (0 transfers or 1 transfer):
One way journey (2nd class) € 22,90
One way journey (1st class) € 33,90
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By Airport Shuttle
Should be booked in advance: € 225,- (including 20 min. waiting time)
Reservation should be made 24 hours in advance
Taxi Frenske
Tel: + 31 43 363 63 62
Fax:+ 31 43 363 18 35

Car Rental
At Schiphol Airport you can easily rent a car.

Düsseldorf International Airport
Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
 Flughafenstraße 120
D - 40474 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 21 14 210

Fax: +49 21 14 216 666
More information

Transportation from the Düsseldorf International Airport

By Airport Shuttle
Should be booked in advance: € 130,- (including 20 min. waiting time)
Reservation should be made 24 hours in advance
Taxi Frenske
Tel: + 31 43 363 63 62
Fax:+ 31 43 363 18 35

4. Accommodation Top
We strongly advise all participants to reserve their hotel room by 14  February 2012. After this date, hotel availability and rates are no longer guaranteed.
The conference hotels are on walking distance from the conference location, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics

Kruisherenhotel
The Kruisherenhotel is located 400 meters from the conference location of Maastricht University (5 minutes walk)
  • Single: 150 EUR
  • Double: 184 EUR

Design Hotel Derlon
The Design Hotel Derlon is located 750 meters from the conference location of Maastricht University (9 minutes walk)

  • Single: 145,85 EUR
  • Double: 151,70 EUR

Reservation Conditions
Requests for accommodation are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rooms are available between 27 March (earliest check-in) and 31 March 2012 (latest check-out). All other dates are upon request and subject to availability.
Cancellations of hotel bookings must be sent in writing to the Conference Organiser, by email at efmd@momentum-pco.be or by fax at +32 16 40 35 51.

Cancellation Conditions

  • For cancellations received before 29 February 2012 : no charge will occur.
  • For cancellations received between 1 and 14 March 2012 ; one night will be charged on the credit card given.
  • For cancellations received as of 15 March 2012; the entire stay will be charged on the credit card given.
5. Tourism Top
Tourist Office Maastricht

Public transport from Maastricht Central Station to Maastricht University SBE:
The easiest way to reach the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is by public transport.
Take the train to Maastricht Central Station (CS).
From there you can take bus numbers 3, 4, 9 and 12 (at night time or very early in the morning take bus numbers 21, 28, 29 and 32).
You can tell the bus driver that you need to get off the bus at bus stop "Tongersestraat"; he will warn you at the appropriate time.
The bus stop is across the street from the main entrance to the School.

Parking is difficult in the vicinity of the conference location. There are a number of paid parking places on the Tongersestraat. Our advice is to park your car at the parking lot of your hotel.

6. Useful Links Top
For logistic questions (registration, invoice, accommodation):
MOMENTUM
Tel: +32 16 40 45 55

Season's Greetings