2013 EFMD Conference in the MENA Region
Hosted by: Abu Dhabi University
The event will start on: 14 Apr 13 16:00
And will end on: 16 Apr 13 12:00
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Business Schools in the MENA Region: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders
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!
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
|18:30 – 19:30||Plenary 1 - "The Role of Business Schools in the Development of Family Businesses"
|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"
|09:45 – 11:00||Plenary 3: Business Education for Employment
|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"
|A2. "Role of Business Schools in Preparing Entrepreneurs for the Region"
Moderated by: Christophe Terrasse, Director, Projects, EFMD
|A3. "Challenges Facing Entrepreneurship in the Region and the Role of Women Entrepreneurs
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:30||Discussion Group – Series B. Theme: "Developing an International Reputation"|
|B1. "Managing Country Risk Perception"
|B2. "Developing Research in the Region"
|B3. "Executive Education"
Moderated by: Gene Crozier, Director IED, ADUKG, Abu Dhabi, UAE
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 17:00||Plenary 4: " Alumni Engagement"
|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"
|10:30 – 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 – 11:30||EFMD and EDAF Update
Emerald/EFMD MENA Management Research Fund Award
|11:30 – 12:30||Plenary 6: "Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders"
|12:30 – 13:00||Closing Remarks
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00||Bus Transfer to Traders Hotel|
- Welcome at the Conference
- Registration Fees
- Getting to & from the Hotel
- Hotel Payment & Rates
- Social Programme
Abu Dhabi University
College of Business Administration
Abu Dhabi Campus
P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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
- 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:
Local metered taxis are available upon arrival. The one-way journey takes approximately 15 minutes.
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.
You may locate Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi on the GPS coordinates below:
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.
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
You can book your accommodation at preferential rates, through the following link:
For any questions regarding accommodatioon, please contact directly:
Ms. Natasha Krasicka
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.
Price per night
- 380 UAE dirham single room
- 480 UAE dirham double room
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.
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)
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.