2018 EFMD Annual Conference

Hosted by: Copenhagen Business School

The event will start on: 06 Jun 18 17:45
And will end on: 08 Jun 18 14:15

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Education 4.0: New Jobs, New Skills, New Education

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.

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Strategic Partner: GMAC


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Wednesday 6 June 2018


Bus transfers from conference hotels to CBS

17:30 – 19:00

Registrations at CBS open

18:00 – 21:00

Welcome dinner at CBS


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Thursday 7 June 2018


Bus transfers from conference hotels to CBS


Registration desk open

09:00 – 09:30


  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD
  • Per Holten-Andersen, President, CBS, DK
  • Conference Co-Chair: Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Conference Co-Chair: Tyra Malzy, Group Head of Learning & Development, Kering, FR

09:30 – 10:45

Plenary I – Industry 4.0


  • Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman Siemens, DK

Panel discussion:

  • Jonathan Wareham, Dean, Faculty and Research, ESADE, ES
  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, CBS, DK
  • Dana Minbaeva, Vice-President for International Affairs, CBS, DK

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Sharing best practice sessions: new jobs, new skills, new education

A1 Me and the robots – how do we educate business students for the 21st century?
A presentation about the rise of robots and how it influence the way we teach business students in the 21st century.

  • Anita Monty, Learning Consultant, CBS Teaching & Learning, CBS, DK

A2 Reinventing the Learning Experience
The future of learning is not teaching nor training… In this session we will discuss the main disruptions of the business education model and identify the actions to be taken to reinvent the learning experience.

  • Tawhid Chtioui, Dean, EMLyon Business School Africa, MO

A3 Futurizing Business Schools
How can business schools prepare themselves for teaching and researching in the digital economy? This session will present a visual analytics dashboard which can support managers in achieving this goal.

  • Katerina Bohle-Carbonnel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Maastricht University Business School, NL
  • Moderated by Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT

A4 The EMMA Programme, a Case of Open Innovation Applied to Higher Education Programmes
A review of the exciting journey which brought together ESCP Europe and COMAU to design and deliver an innovative Executive Programme to the market, what challenges we faced, and what solutions we designed to overcome them.

  • Giovanni Scarso Borioli, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, ESCP Europe Business School, UK
  • Ezio Fregnan, HR Training Manager, COMAU, IT

A5 Preparing Business Schools for A Radically Different Future: A Call for Approaches and Examples
This will be an interactive session about radical change to prepare business schools for a very different future, asking participants to share change effort examples they have observed, been part of, or want to learn about from others.

  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD, CH
  • Barbara Sporn, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Peter McKiernan, Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Moderated by Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

12:30 – 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Plenary II – The Future of Work

  • Jeff Matthews, Head of Learning Solutions, Linkedin, EMEA, IE

14:30 – 15:15

Plenary III – Ideas that Inspire

  • Alain Goudey, Chief Digital Officer, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Christian Schott, VBS Representative for United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education, School of Management, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
  • Mike Ewing, Executive Dean and Vice President, Faculty of Business & Law, Deakin University, AU

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 CBS to conference hotels


Bus transfers from conference hotels to Carlsberg Museum


Conference dinner at Carlsberg Museum


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Friday 8 June 2018


Bus transfers from conference hotels to CBS


Registration desk open

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary IV – Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Education
Business Schools not only need to adapt to the many changes around us, they should be at the heart of the process to push people and organisations to explore, harness, and guide the many possibilities for change. Many organisations struggle with the concepts of exponential change – and exponential possibility. When there is recognition and desire, the transformational process is uncertain and full of immune systems which resist organisational growth.
In this session, Francisco explains how he awakens and assists worldwide organisation which need transformation in a world of disruption. With the key question: how can business schools learn and use these approaches to look at themselves, before helping their stakeholders?

  • Francisco Palao, CEO, ExO Lever, ES

10:00 – 11:15

Sharing best practice sessions: reinventing the learning experience

B1 Rising up to the challenges: do business schools equip responsible graduates with the skills to address global challenges?
Join us for a debate on what business schools should do to equip graduates with the responsible leadership skills needed in a world faced with grand planetary challenges.

  • Francois Maon, Associate Professor, IESEG School of Management, FR
  • Marie Gad, Head of Strategy and Organizational Development, Confederation of Danish Industry, DK
  • Marianne Haahr, External Senior Advisor to TechVelopment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DK
  • Hans Uldall-Poulsen Dalberg, Chief Economist, Nordic Development, DK
  • Anne Katrine Buch Vedstesen, Co-founder Student and Innovation House, CBS, DK
  • Nikolay Ivanov, Coordinator, PRME, US
  • Moderated by Dana Minbaeva, Vice-President for International Affairs, CBS, DK

B2 Digital learning - engaging, sustainable and cost effective: A case of large-scale onboarding in a major Danish public authority.
Sharing experiences of how we apply a blended learning approach, involving both digital technologies and face-to-face learning, to a complex competence development process.

  • Dorthe Steen, Manager, Leaders & Talents, Mannaz, DK
  • David Everhart, Senior Vice President, Mannaz, UK

B3 Innovative International Educational Programs: A Look through the Students Eyes
In this session we introduce new directions for the internationalization of education at CBS followed by a concrete discussion of two innovative programs regarded through the eyes of students.

  • Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Partnerships, Copenhagen Business School, DK
  • Mariann Lysholm, GLOBE / McKinsey & Co.
  • Kevin Chen, Bsc in International Shipping and Trade / WECO Shipping

B4 Disruption in the Classroom
In this seminar, Soledad and Marc introduce the background to a new course in the IE BBA which helps students and organisations to work with a business model for transformation (ExO).

  • Marc Smelik, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, IE Business School, ES
  • Soledad Llorente, Professor, IE Business School, ES

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:10

Plenary V - Required Skillsets of Future Employees – The Student, Alumni, EFMD Conference Participants and Corporate Perspective

  • Morten Bruun, BSc CBS, MSc Student LSE, Industry Manager Google, Co-Founder Penstable, listed by Forbes «30 under 30», DK
  • Ditte Öhrström, CBS Student & Innovation House, CBS, DK
  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, CBS, DK

12:10 – 12:30

Closing Keynote

  • Tommy Ahlers, Minister of Science, Technology, Information and Higher Education, DK

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks by the Co-chairs and welcome to the 2019 Conference

  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, IT
  • Tyra Malzy, Group Head of Learning & Development, Kering, FR & Conference Chair

13:00 – 14:15



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