Event

2017 EFMD Middle-East and Africa Conference

Hosted by: The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science

The event will start on: 08 Nov 17 16:00
And will end on: 10 Nov 17 14:00

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact:
laura.ballesteros@efmd.org

 

Theme
Developing Opportunities and Talent for Growth

Target Group
Deans, Assistant Deans, Director of Programmes, those in charge of external relations or international relations or with an interest in the Middle East and Africa.

 
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Programme

Wednesday 08 November 2017

11:00

Bus transfer from hotel to school

11:30

Pre-registration

12:00 - 13:00

GMAC lunch

13:00 - 16:00

GMAC Pre-Conference Session
Session Description: Join the GMAC pre-conference session to hear about the latest graduate management education trends in Africa and the Middle East as well as what GMAC is doing to help your students navigate the changing international political landscape. Learn also about new and innovative tools, services, assessments, and market intelligence that will help your school identify and attract the best candidates—and no-cost strategies for exposing your programmes to thousands of aspiring management school students from across the globe. More information available here.

  • Ron Sibert, Market Development Director, Africa, GMAC, US
  • Arjun Rudra, Head, Client Services, Middle East & Turkey, GMAC, US

16:00

Bus transfer from hotel to school

16:30 – 17:00

Registration

17:00 – 17:15

Welcome address

  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD, BE
  • Louise Whittaker, Acting Dean and Executive Director of Academic Programmes, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA
  • Charlene Lew, Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA (Conference Co-Chair)
  • Karim Seghir, Chancelor, Ajman University, AE (Conference Co-Chair)

17:15 – 18:00

Plenary I: Overcoming against All Odds: Lessons from Gift of the Givers

  • Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder, Gift of the Givers Foundation, ZA

18:00 – 18:45

Ice breaking activity - Artistic Representation of Self-in Society

  • Facilitator: Udo Osuigwe, Senior Manager: Client Engagement, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA

18:45 – 19:00

Introduction to the graffiti wall

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome dinner at The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

21:00

Bus transfer from school to hotel

Thursday 09 November 2017

08:30

Bus transfer from hotel to school

09:00 – 09:15

Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Conference Introduction by the Conference Co-Chairs

  • Charlene Lew, Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA (Confenrece Co-Chair)
  • Karim Seghir, Chancelor, Ajman University, AE (Confenrece Co-Chair)

09:30 – 09:45

What Do Opportunities and Talent Mean For You? - graffiti/poster wall

09:45 – 10:15

Plenary II: The Geopolitical and Geoeconomical Shift in the MEA Region

  • Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA - Ecole de Management, MA

10:15 – 11:00

Plenary III: How do Corporations Anticipate and Deal with the Geopolitical and Geoeconomical Shift

  • Lucy Voss-Price, Head of South African Reserve Bank Academy, ZA
  • Alon Lits, Reagional General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber, ZA

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15

"Findings on the Future of Management Education in Africa" drawn from the EFMD/ GMAC sponsored Africa: The Future of Management Education Volume 2 ( June 2017) - by Howard Thomas, Michelle Lee, Lynne Thomas and Alex Wilson

  • Howard Thomas, Dean Emeritus and LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University, SG

12:15 – 13:00

Plenary IV: What is Disrupting Society?

  • Brad Shorkend, CEO of Urban Everest Lateral Thinking, ZA

13:00 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 15:00

Group Discussion: Impact and Relevance

A1 Job Creation for youth

  • Moderator: Udo Steffens, President and CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, DE

A2 Innovation despite Scarce Resources

  • Moderator: Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director, Henley Business School, Africa

A3 Humanistic Management

  • Moderator: Karim Seghir, Chancelor, Ajman University, AE

15:00 – 16:00

Plenary V: What is Disrupting Business Schools?

  • Ali Elquammah, Director International Relations, HEM Business School, MA
  • Steve Harvey, Dean, American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, LB
  • Moderator: Stephen Sacca, CEO, Global Business School Network, US

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

Plenary VI: Business Schools Responding to Disruption
Cases of business schools that have thrived despite local and international disruption

  • Qasim Mohammed Zureigat, Professor of Accounting, Sulaiman AlRajhi School of Business, Sulaiman AlRajhi Colleges, SA
  • Catherine Duggan, Vice Dean, African Leadership University School of Business, RW
  • Helena Barnard, Doctoral Programme Director, GIBS, ZA

17:30 – 17:45

What is For You the Biggest Disruption - graffiti wall

17:45

Bus transfer from school to hotel

19:00

Bus transfer from hotel to Conference dinner venue

19:30 – 22:00

Conference dinner at Moyo

22:00

Bus transfer from Conference dinner venue to hotel

Friday 10 November 2017

08:30

Bus transfer from hotel to school

09:00 – 10:00

How to Raise Dynamic Capabilities Within Business Schools – part 1

B1 Corporate Connections

  • Dorothy Ndletyana, Founder & Director, Ndletyana Learning and Lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA
  • Lerato Mahlasela, Director of Custom Programmes, Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA

B2 Research Culture

  • Mohammed Alzahrani, Dean of the College of Industrial Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, SA
  • Danie Petzer, Director of Research, Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA

B3 EDAF – Helping Business Schools on their way to Improvement

  • Alfons Sauquet, Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD
  • Zacharia Tiemtoré, Director General, Groupe IAM - Dakar, SN
  • Michel Poté, EDAF Mentor of IAM, Former Dean, EM Normandie and ESSCA, FR

10:00 – 11:00

How to Raise Dynamic Capabilities Within Business Schools – part 2

C1 Faculty Development

  • Ahmed Hassanein, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies and Administration, The American University in Cairo School of Business, EG

C2 International within Constrain

  • Hanane EL Kouari, Head of Africa & Middle East network, IESEG, FR
  • Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director, Henley Business School, Africa

C3 Agility and Inclusiveness

  • Abdullah Verachia, Director, Centre for Leadership and Dialogue, GIBS, ZA
  • Marius Oosthuizen, GIBS Faculty, Programme Manager: Future of Business, ZA

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00

Closing Plenary: Call for Action for Middle East and Africa

  • Louise Whittaker, Acting Dean and Executive Director of Academic Programmes, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA

12:00 – 12:30

Closing Remarks

  • Charlene Lew, Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA (Conference Co-Chair)
  • Karim Seghir, Chancelor, Ajman University, AE (Conference Co-Chair)

12:30 – 12:40

Presentation of Next Conference

  • Ali Abu-Rahma, Interim Dean, College of Business, Abu Dhabi University, AE

12:40 – 13:40

Lunch

13:40

Bus transfer from school to hotel

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