Event

2011 EFMD Conference in the MENA Region

Hosted by: ESCA - Ecole de Management

The event will start on: 13 Nov 11 09:00
And will end on: 15 Nov 11 17:00

Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Contact:
emmanuelle.duval@efmd.org

Theme
Challenges and Opportunities in the New MENA Region - What Will the Impact Be on Management Education in the Coming Years?

Target Group
Deans, Assistant Deans, Director of Programmes, those in charge of International Relations or with an interest in the Middle East and North Africa Regions

NB: There is only one (1) Registration form for both the seminars and the conference.

EFMD thanks GMAC for their kind sponsorship of this event.

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Programme

Sunday, 13 November 2011
17:00 - 18:00 Registration at the Conference Hotel
18:00 - 18:15 Welcome Address
Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA - Ecole de Management, MA
Sherif Kamel, Dean of the School of Business at the American University in Cairo (AUC), EFMD Conference Chair, EG
Mathias Falkenstein, Director Business School Services, EFMD
18:15 - 18:30 Official Opening
Mohamed Horani, President, Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc, MA
18:30 - 18:45 EFMD UPDATE
Mathias Falkenstein, Director Business School Services, EFMD
18:45 - 19:30 Plenary 1
Adding Value Through Deans Accross Frontier (DAF)
Christian Delporte,
Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
Chris Greensted, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
19:30 - 20:15 Plenary 2
What is the Role of Management Education in Value Transmission?
Rachid Benmokhtar Benabdellah Ancien Ministre de l’Education Nationale, Ancien Président de l’Université Al Akhawayn et Actuellement, Président de l’Observatoire National du Développement Humain – Morocco, MA
20:30 - 22:00 Dinner

 

Monday 14 November 2011
08:30 - 09:00 Registration at the Conference Hotel
09:00 - 09:45 Plenary 3
GMAC Session on Trends in Management Education in the MENA Region
Ronald I. Sibert, Africa Business Development Director, Graduate Management Admission Council, US
09:45 - 10:30 Plenary 4
Studying Abroad Versus Studying at Home: A MENA Dilemma?
Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA – Ecole de Management, MA
Tawfik Jelassi, Dean, Ecole Nationale des Ponts de Chaussées Paris, FR
Moderated by: Jacob Chacko, Dean of the College of Business Administration at Abu Dhabi University, AE
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 EFMD/EMERALD MENA Management Research Fund Award
Eric Broug, Business Manager - Maghreb, Egypt & the Palestinian Territories, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
11:30 - 13:00
Discussion Group – Series A:
Theme: Research in the MENA Region
A1. Faculty Training and Involvement
Moderated by: Mohamed Manjra, ESCA Ecole de Management, MA
Graham Harman, Associate Provost for Research Administration, AUC, EG
Hassan Darhmaoui, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Center for Learning Technologies, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, MA
A2. Research Funding
Moderated by: Bouchra BENHIDA, ESCA Ecole de Management, MA
Michel Peraldi, Director of Research at CNRS-France, Associate Researcher at CESEM, Research Center of HEM-Morocco, MA
Karim Seghir,
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration, School of Business, American University in Cairo, EG
David Kirby
, Founding Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political Science, The British University in Egypt, EG
A3. Relevance of Research
Moderated by: Nagla Rizk, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Director, Access to Knowledge for Development Center and Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business, AUC
Antoine Hyafil, Acting Dean of the Faculty, HEC Paris in Qatar, Doha, QR
Driss Ksikes Professor, Director of CESEM, Research Center of HEM – Morocco, MA
Marno Verbeek, Dean of Research of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Plenary 5
Management Education and Employability
Amin El Kholy,
Managing Director, Asset Management, at Arqaam Capital, Dubai, AE
Mohamed Derrabi, Vice President for Academic affairs, Mundiapolis University Casablanca, MA
Moderated by: Wafa El Garah, Dean, School of Business Administration, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
15:00 - 15:45 Plenary 6
Accreditation: Local, Regional or International?
Thierry Grange, Dean & Director General, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR
Baris Tan, Dean, Koç University, TR
Moderated by: Ali El Quammah, Co-Director of Academic Affairs in charge of, International Affairs at HEM, MA
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:45 Discussion Group - Series B
Theme: Accreditation
  B1. What is Quality?
Moderated by: Christophe Terrasse, Associate Director, Development Department, EFMD
Joëlle Le Vourc'h, General Director, ESAA - Ecole Supérieure Algérienne des Affaires, DZ
May Hamouie, Academic Manager and Lecturer at Mundiapolis University, MA
Chris Greensted, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  B2. Internationalisation
Moderated by: Mathias Falkenstein, Director Business School Services, EFMD Director, Office of International Programs, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
Amy Fishburn, Director, Office of International Programs, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
Raghu Tadepalli, Murata Dean and Professor of Marketing, F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College, US
Mohamed Zeidan, Assistant Dean for Corporate Programs, LB
  B3. Benefits of Accreditation
Moderated by: Christian Delporte, Associate Director, Quality Services
Mohamed Ibrahim, Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Dubai, AE
Wafa El Garah, Dean, School of Business Administration, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, MA
Jacob Chacko, Dean of the College of Business Administration at Abu Dhabi University, AE
19:00 - 22:30 Dinner

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
09:00 - 09:45 Plenary 7
Educational Reform in the New MENA Region
Amine Bensaid, President, Mundiapolis University Casablanca, MA  
09:45 - 10:30 Plenary 8 - Panel Discussion
Foreign Schools in the MENA Region
Hervé Passeron, Dean, ESC Toulouse, FR
Kristen Neymarc, Associate Director, Global Initiatives, HEC Paris in Qatar Executive Education, QR
Moderate by: Abdelhamid BOUSTA, Dean of the Executive MBA, ESCA – Ecole de Management, MA
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Discussion Group - Series C
Theme:Management Education and the Digital Generation
C1. New Technologies
Moderated by: Mohamed Barkaoui past president Hassan 2nd University, MA
Redouane EL Amrani, Professor of Information System at Reims Management School, FR
Otamane Serraj, General Manager & Casablanca Co- Site Lead of DELL
C2. Open Education and Innovative Learning
Christophe Terrasse, Associate Director, Development Department, EFMD
Khalid Hafeez, Dean of the e-School of Business and Quality Management, Hamdan Bin Mohammed University, AE


C3. Lifelong Learning
James Fleck, Dean & Professor of Innovation Dynamics, The Open University Business School, UK
Mounir Chouki, Professor, ESCA Ecole de Management, MA
12:00 - 12:30 Closing Remarks
Thami Ghorfi
, President, ESCA – Ecole de Management, MA
Sherif Kamel
, Business School Dean, American University in Cairo, EG & EFMD Conference Chair, EG
Mathias Falkenstein
, Director Business School Services, EFMD 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13-30 - 17:30 EPAS Accreditation Seminar

 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011
09:00 - 13:00 EQUIS Accreditation Seminar
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

Practical Info (including fee information)

  1. Venue
  2. Welcome at the meeting
  3. Registration
  4. Getting to and from Hotel
  5. Accommodation
  6. Hotel payment & Rates
  7. Dinner on November 14th, 2011
  8. VISA
  9. Useful links

1. Venue
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers
100 Avenue des F.A.R.
Casablanca 20000 - Morocco
T: +212 522 439494 - Fax: (212)(522) 439433

EPAS Accreditation Seminar will take place at:
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers
100 Avenue des F.A.R.
Casablanca 20000 - Morocco
T: +212 522 439494 - Fax: (212)(522) 439433
on: 15 November, 2011 @ 13:30 – 17:30

EQUIS Accreditation Seminar
will take place at:
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers
100 Avenue des F.A.R.
Casablanca 20000 - Morocco
T: +212 522 439494 - Fax: (212)(522) 439433
on 16 November, 2011 @ 9:00 - 14:30


2. Welcome at the meetingTop
Registration will take place at the Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers on Sunday, 13 November, 2011 from 16:30 – 18:00.
Participants will receive all conference materials and other necessary information at the registration desk.

3. Registration feesTop
  • EARLY BIRD BEFORE 04 July, 2011
    • 650€ members of EFMD
    • 800€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 950€ non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 11 October, 2011
    • 800€ members of EFMD
    • 950€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1100€ non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 11 October, 2011 - (payment by credit card ONLY)
    • 950€ members of EFMD
    • 1100€ affiliate members of EFMD
    • 1250€ non members of EFMD
EPAS & EQUIS Seminars Registration fees

EQUIS & EPAS Accreditation Seminars: 500 €
EPAS Only Seminars: 300 €
EQUIS Only Seminar: 300 €

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation. Hotel fees are to be paid directly to the different hotels upon departure (please refer to the Hotel Information Section further down for more details).

Registration
Online registration form. You can register for the EQUIS and EPAS accreditation seminars on the same form.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MOMENTUM, the EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 11 October, 2011, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ will be charged. Thereafter, 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.

4. Getting to and from HotelTop
We suggest booking a taxi with the hotel.

5. AccommodationTop
Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers
100 Avenue des F.A.R.
Casablanca 20000 - Morocco
T: +212 522 439494 - Fax: (212)(522) 439433

The conference will take place at the hotel itself. The conference rooms are located on the ground floor of the hotel.

If you have queries or questions about accommodation, please send them to:
The EFMD Conferences Secretariat
MOMENTUM
Professional Conference Organiser
Grensstraat 8
B-3010 Leuven - Belgium
Phone: +32 16 40 45 55 - Fax: +32 16 40 35 51
E-mail: mieke@momentum-pco.be

6. Hotel payment & RatesTop
The hotel fee must be paid directly to the hotel upon departure.

Hotel cancellation policy
Please check HERE for the cancellation policy or on the conference registration form.

We have negotiated preferential rates with the Sheraton Casablanca (Conference Hotel) for your stay in Casablanca:
Single  Bed & Buffet breakfast: 1,165 MAD. City Tax: 39.60 MAD par person/per night.
Double Bed & Buffet Brefsast: 1,360 MAD. City Tax: 39.60 MAD per person/per night.

7. Dinner on November 14th, 2011Top
We would like to invite you to a typical Moroccan dinner. Come join us for an evening of culture and fun.

8. VISATop
If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact Mieke AKKERS at Mieke@momentum-pco.be who will provide you with the invitation letter (please note that we can provide you with this letter only upon receipt of registration payment).

9. Useful linksTop
Sheraton Casablanca

 

ALSO Offering EPAS and EQUIS Accreditation Seminars

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