Event

2013 EFMD Conference in the MENA Region

Hosted by: Abu Dhabi University

The event will start on: 14 Apr 13 18:00
And will end on: 16 Apr 13 14:00

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contact:
ines.proenca@efmd.org

Theme
Business Schools in the MENA Region: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

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 seminar and the conference. However, it is possible to register only for the conference or only for the seminar.

EFMD thanks GMAC for their kind sponsorship of this event!

gmac

 
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Programme

Sunday, 14 April 2013
08:30 – 09:00 Registration for EFMD Quality Services Seminar covering EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF (only for participants registered for the seminar)
09:00 – 17:30 EFMD Quality Services Seminar covering EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF (only for participants registered for the seminar)
17:15 Bus transfer from Traders Hotel to the Abu Dhabi University
17:30 – 18:00 Registration for the Conference
18:00 – 18:30 Welcome Address: EFMD/ADU
  • Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services, EFMD
  • Jacob Chacko, Dean, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  • Tawfik Jelassi, Dean, Professor of e-Business and Information Technology, ENPC School of International Management, FR & Conference Chair
18:30 – 19:30 Plenary 1 - "The Role of Business Schools in the Development of Family Businesses"   
  • Majid Kaissar El Ghaib, Ceo of Omega Holding and the Chairman for Enactus, MA 
19:30 – 22:00 Dinner at the School
22:00 Bus transfer to the Traders Hotel

 

Monday, 15 April 2013
08:30 Bus Transfer from the Traders Hotel to Abu Dhabi University
09:00 – 09:45 Plenary 2: "GMAC Session on Trends in Management Education in the MENA Region"
  • Deborah Sommers, Director, EMEA, GMAC - Graduate Management Admission Council®, UK
09:45 – 11:00 Plenary 3: Business Education for Employment     
  • Raed Charefeddine, First Vice Governor, Lebanese Central Bank, LB
  • Amin El Kholy, Head of Asset Management, Arqaam Capital, UAE
Moderated by: Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA Ecole de Management, MA
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Discussion Group – Series A. Theme: "Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region"
  A1. "Designing Curricula for Family Business and Succession Planning"
  • Caroline Minialai, Associate Researcher at CESEM, Research Center of HEM, MA
  • Walid S. Chiniara, Co-founder and Managing Director, The Family Business Advisory Group, UAE
  A2. "Role of Business Schools in Preparing Entrepreneurs for the Region"
  • Ayman Ismail, Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship at American University of Cairo, School of Business, EG
  • Hammad Kassal, Owner and President of SMST, MA

Moderated by: Christophe Terrasse, Director, Projects, EFMD

  A3. "Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship in the Region and the Role of Women Entrepreneurs
  • Azza Al Quabaisi, Self-represented Emirati Artist, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Nadia Wassef, Co-founder of Diwan Bookstores, EG
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Discussion Group – Series B. Theme: "Developing an International Reputation"
  B1. "Managing Country Risk Perception"
  • Bouchra Benhida, Head of the Geopolitics and Geo Economy Institute of Research, ESCA Ecole de Management, MA
  • Karim Seghir, Associate Dean, School of Business, American University in Cairo, EG
Moderated by: Christophe Terrasse, Director, Projects, EFMD
  B2. "Developing Research in the Region"
  • Laoucine Kerbache, Director of PhD Program, HEC Paris, FR
  • Vlad Krotov, Assistant Dean & Director DBA Program, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  • Mohamed Derrabi, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mundiapolis University in Casablanca, MA
Moderated by: Christian Delporte, Director Business Schools Services Unit, EFMD
  B3. "Executive Education"
  • Joshua Kobb, Chief Operating Officer, HEC Paris in Qatar, QA
  • Amr Hamdy, Director of the Management Centre of the School of Business, American university in Cairo, EG

Moderated by: Gene Crozier, Director IED, ADUKG, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Plenary 4: " Alumni Engagement"
  • Arabia Ali, Director of Alumni Relations, American University of Beirut, LB
  • Sarah Al Hashimi, Donor Relations Manager, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  • Zeina Sleiman, Director Institutional Relations and Alumni Affairs, INSEAD Abu Dhabi, UAE
17:15 Bus transfer to the Traders Hotel
19:00 – 22:00 Dinner at Shangri La Abu Dhabi

 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013
08:30 Bus transfer from Traders Hotel to Abu Dhabi University
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary 5: "Panel discussion on the Role of International Campuses in the MENA Region"
  • Christopher Abraham, Head – Dubai campus and Sr. Vice President at S P Jain School of Global Management, UAE
  • Jean-Marie Ardisson, Director ESSEC Corporate Education, FR and Karim Said, Director of the French Arabian Business School at Arabian Gulf University, BH
  • Denise Johnsen, Regional Assistant Director, London Business School, UAE
Moderated by: Karim Seghir, Associate Dean, School of Business, American University in Cairo, EG
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 EFMD and EDAF Update
Emerald/EFMD MENA Management Research Fund Award
  • Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services Unit, EFMD
  • Jordi Caralt, Regional Manager for the Middle East, North Africa & Central Asia, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary 6: "Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders"
  • HE Khuloud Al Nuwais, Chief Sustainability Officer at Emirates Foundation, UAE
12:30 – 13:00 Closing Remarks
  • Tawfik Jelassi, Dean, Professor of e-Business and Information Technology, ENPC School of International Management, FR & Conference Chair
  • Jacob Chacko, Dean, College of Business Administration, Abu Dhabi University, UAE
  • Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services, EFMD
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 Bus Transfer to Traders Hotel

 

Pratical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Welcome at the Conference
  3. Registration Fees
  4. Getting to & from the Hotel
  5. Accommodation
  6. Hotel Payment & Rates
  7. Social Programme
  8. VISA
  9. Currency
  10. Tourism
1. Venue
Abu Dhabi University
College of Business Administration
Abu Dhabi Campus
P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2031-mena conf

 

2. Welcome at the ConferenceTop
Registration for the conference will take place at the School on Sunday, 14 April 2013 at 17:30 - 18:00
Participants will receive all conference materials and other necessary information at the registration desk.

Registration for the EFMD Quality Services Seminar covering EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF will take place at 08:30 – 09:00 (only for participants registered for the seminar)
 

3. Registration FeesTop
  • EARLY BIRD BEFORE 01 February, 2013
    • 650€ Full Members of EFMD
    • 800€ Affiliate Members of EFMD
    • 950€ Non Members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 14 March, 2013
    • 800€ Full Members of EFMD
    • 950€ Affiliate Members of EFMD
    • 1100€ Non Members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 14 March 2013 - (payment by credit card ONLY)
    • 950€ Full Members of EFMD
    • 1100€ Affiliate Members of EFMD
    • 1250€ Non Members of EFMD
Registration fees for the EFMD Quality Services Seminar covering EQUIS, EPAS and EDAF
  • 500€ Full Members of EFMD
  • 600€ Affiliate members of EFMD
  • 700€ Non members of EFMD

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 hotel.

There is only one (1) Registration form for both the seminar and the conference. However, it is possible to register only for the conference or only for the seminar.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MOMENTUM, the EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 14 March 2013, 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 & from HotelTop
There are two options for accommodation for the EFMD Conference in the MENA Region:
Option 1 (preferred option):
Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, is conveniently located between the two bridges of Al Maqta and Mussafah leading into Abu Dhabi, Capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is and is situated along a picturesque beachfront.   
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.  

Reaching the hotel from the Abu Dhabi Airport:
Taxi
Local metered taxis are available upon arrival. The one-way journey takes approximately 15 minutes.
Driving Direction
Driving Directions from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi:
  • Follow signs to Abu Dhabi for 20km
  • Follow signs to Abu Dhabi/ Mussafah Bridge
  • After the 2nd ADNOC gas station, move to right hand lane
  • Follow the signs to Mangrove Village
  • Turn right on 3rd Street
  • Turn left at the roundabout and go over the blue bridge
  • Turn left at the next roundabout and continue driving straight - the creek should be on your left
  • Drive straight through the next 4 roundabouts
  • Approaching the 4th roundabout, Traders Hotel will be seen on the left. Take the immediate exit on the right to enter the hotel lobby area.
GPS Coordinates
You may locate Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi on the GPS coordinates below:
Latitude 24.44393
Longitude 54.41905

From the hotel to Abu Dhabi University
Bus transfers will be organized between the Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi University. More precise information about the time of the transfers will be available soon.

Option 2:

Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort is located directly at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Sas Al Nakhl area, 5km away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 

5. AccommodationTop
You can book your accommodation at preferential rates, through the following link:
http://www.resotel.be/EFMDMENA2013

For any questions regarding accommodatioon, please contact directly:
Ms. Natasha Krasicka
M natasha@resotel.be
 

6. Hotel Payment & RatesTop
The following selection of hotels is available for attendees of the 2013 EFMD MENA Conference, available during the above-mentioned event. All other dates are upon request and subject to hotels’ availability.

The quoted rates are in UAE dirham, per room, per night and including breakfast. Rate given are subject to 10% service charge and 6% muncipality fees.

Payments for all room bookings are to be settled with the hotels directly upon departure. Valid credit card details must be given when making your booking request in order to guarantee and secure your reservation.

Rooms are available upon a first comes, first served bases. Initial booking deadline is set on February 13th, 2013. Late subscribers will be provided the best available rate if the hotel is still available.

The hotel categories are the official classification. In case none of these hotels do meet your budget expectations, do not hesitate to contact RESOTEL for any alternative suggestion.

Traders Hotel
Price per night
  • 380 UAE dirham single room
  • 480 UAE dirham double room
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort
Price per night
  • 750 UAE dirham single room
  • 800 UAE dirham double room
 

7. Social ProgrammeTop
The dinner on the Monday 15 April will take place at Shangri La Abu Dhabi, at walking distance from the Traders Hotel.

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).
Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to their trip. If you are flying with Etihad Airways, a visit visa may be arranged for you upon request. If you have booked your trip through a travel agency, in most cases they will be able to arrange this for you.

Five, four and three star hotels can apply for visas on behalf of guests who have booked a stay with them. Please note that not all five, four and three star hotels have this system in place. Make sure you check with your preferred hotel if they offer this service. This service does not currently apply to guests staying in hotel apartments

While the airline, travel agency and hotel can apply for your visa, please make sure you give yourself enough time for it to be approved, and note that they do not take responsibility if the visa is declined.

Otherwise, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy. An eye scan will be required at the airport.

For more information on visa types or how to get your visa, visit the Abu Dhabi Government website or call its contact centre on +971 2 666 4442 (800-555 from inside the UAE)
 

9. CurrencyTop
The local currency is the UAE dirham (AED or Dhs) which is divided into 100 fils.

The exchange rate is approximately (rate in November 2012):
1€ = 4.74920 AED
1USD = 3.67304 AED

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted. Foreign currencies and travellers' cheques can be exchanged in licenced exchange offices, banks and hotels, a passport is required. Personal cheques can be a bit trickier and many places won't accept them. If you're shopping in the souks (markets) or in smaller shops, cash is the best option.
 

10. TourismTop