2017 EFMD Annual Conference

Hosted by: ESMT Berlin

The event will start on: 07 Jun 17 17:30
And will end on: 09 Jun 17 14:30

Location: Berlin, Germany

Trends, Technology & Transition

Target Group
The EFMD Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations, offering various perspectives and discussions on the conference theme.

For logistic questions (registration, invoice, hotel):
Conceptum Communication – EFMD Registration and Housing Office
Tel: +32.2.808.41.75
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For all other matters, please contact Diana Grote at EFMD

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Bus transfers from Intercontinental to welcome dinner

18:00 – 19:00

Registration desk open

19:00 – 21:30

Welcome dinner at ESMT


Return transfers to Intercontinental

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Registration desk open

09:00 – 09:30


  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT, DE
  • Jikyeong Kang, President & Dean, Asian Institute of Management, PH & Conference Chair
  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT 0& Conference Chair

09:30 – 10:45

Plenary I – How Industries are changing and what this means for business schools
Corporate speakers from three different industry sectors explain how their way of doing business has evolved and how business schools need to adapt in order to provide candidates with the right skillset

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Sharing best practice sessions

A1 Teaching for digital competence
How can you teach digital literacy? How can technology be used in a variety of learning environments from undergraduate to corporate level? How can you encourage both teachers and learners to embrace technology?

A2 Making your faculty embrace new teaching methods
How can you encourage faculty to spend time developing innovative teaching?

A3 Teaching for millennials & gamification
Millennials’ learning styles are very different from those of older generations. Nevertheless, many schools still impose outdated pedagogical approaches. What can we do differently?

A4 Adaptive/ personalised learning
Students’ expectations have changed significantly and the “one size fits all” programme does no longer satisfy them. How can you respond to individual needs?

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:15

Breakout sessions

B1 Beyond Demographics: Connecting with the Core Motivations of Business School Candidates
In today’s competitive market, business schools need new ways to connect with and attract the right mix of candidates to build talented and diverse program cohorts that are a good fit for their institution. The insights and a Segmentation Tool generated from this GMAC study give schools the ability to identify the candidate segments they currently attract to their programs by motivation, target candidate segments for greater outreach, and effectively market to individuals with motivation-based messaging that inspires them to take action.

B2 Teaching vs research
How can you balance the competing needs for individual career progression, fulfilling ranking & accreditation standards teaching?

B3 Internationalisation: Best Practice

B4 Workshop: Redesigning learning goals and objectives
In small groups, participants will redesign learning goals and objectives for different programmes, taking into account what was said earlier during the day.

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45

EFMD Annual General Assembly

  • Chaired by Alain Dominique Perrin, President, EFMD

16:45 – 17:15

EFMD Global Network Annual General Assembly

  • Chaired by Alain Dominique Perrin, President, EFMD Global Network

17:15 – 17:45

Award Ceremony

  • Moderated by Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD


Bus transfers from Intercontinental to conference dinner


Conference dinner


Return transfers to Intercontinental

Friday, 9 June 2017


Registration desk open

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary II – External and internal disruptors

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary III – Collaboration in the digital age

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Transition: lessons learned from other industries

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks by the Co-chairs

  • Jikyeong Kang, President & Dean, Asian Institute of Management, PH
  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT

13:00 – 14:30


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