2013 EFMD Africa Conference
Hosted by: Groupe IAM - Institut Africain de Management
The event will start on: 13 Nov 13 08:00
And will end on: 15 Nov 13 16:00
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Entrepreneurship and Management Education in Africa: Are we miseducating our students?
Deans or assistant deans, those dealing with external relations or international relations or accreditation, programme directors, business leaders, regional managers, HR professionals from companies operating in Africa
After Lisbon, Cape Town and Nairobi, EFMD is pleased to go to the western end of the continent for its next edition. Last year attendance reached over 100 participants representing Business Schools from across the globe: not only from Africa and Europe, but also the USA, Canada and Australia.
The economic growth on the African continent and the demand for local managers backs the need for raising the level of African Business Schools, which are gradually reaching international standards. More diplomas are being awarded. There is an opening on the international level. Closer ties are being made with companies.
In this context, Business Schools in Africa are increasingly interested in improving the quality of the programmes that they deliver. The third day of the Africa Conference will therefore be devoted to the EFMD quality improvement systems. It will include presentations and testimonials on the EFMD accreditation (EPAS, EQUIS) and mentoring (EDAF) schemes. Participants will receive a detailed overview of the processes and the criteria underlying these services.
Moreover, western Business Schools are showing an increased interested in Africa. Some have even opened up their own campus. There is an enormous demand for management education. Good management education is key to economic growth and social wealth.
A variety of corporate and academic speakers from the four corners of the globe will provide input and lead discussions around African Management Education.
|Wednesday, 13 November 2013|
|08:15 – 08:30||Bus transfer to IAM – Institut African de Management from Radisson Blu|
|08:30 – 09:00||Welcome Coffee & Registration at IAM – Institut Africa de Management
|09:00 – 09:15||Welcome Session & Setting the Scene
|09:15 – 10:00||Plenary 1- Entrepreneurship: What’s happening in Africa
|10:00 - 10:30||Coffee break|
|10:00 – 11:30||Plenary 2 – State of Art: Entrepreneurship in Africa (Overview of Models) – Panel Session
Social Entreprise and SME’s
|12:00 – 12:45||Plenary 3 – Women Entrepreneurship
|12:45 – 13:00|| EFMD Update
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:00||Plenary 4 – The Role of Business Schools in African Entrepreneurship – Panel Session
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30 – 16:15||Plenary 5 – The Global Demand for African Students (GMAC Survey)
|16:15 – 17:45||Plenary 6 – Nuru Energy (EFMD Case Writing Competition: Winner Africa Business Category)
|18:00 - 20:30||Cocktails and dinner offered by IAM – Institut Africain de Managemen|
|20:30||Bus transfers to conference hotel|
|Thursday, 14 November 2013|
|08:30 – 08:45||Bus transfer to IAM – Institut Africain de Management from 2 Conference Hotels|
|08:45 – 09:00||Welcome Coffee|
|09:00 – 11:00||Plenary 7 – The Role of Government in African Management Education and Entrepreneurship
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 – 13:00||Plenary 8 – African-European Partnerships
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 15:30||Plenary 9 – World Class Entrepreneurship Education in Africa
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 16:45||Plenary 10 – Exchange of Experience of Entrepreneurs in Africa
|17:00 – 17:45||Plenary 11: Innovations in Entrepreneurship and Analysis of Conference
|17:45 – 18:15||Farewell and Introduction to 2014 EFMD Africa Conference Hosts
|Cocktails and dinner|
|Bus transfer to conference hotels|
Friday, 15 November 2013
|08:45 – 09:00||Bus transfer to IAM – Institut Africain de Management from 2 Conference Hotels|
|09:00 – 09:15||Welcome Coffee|
|09:15 – 10:30||Introduction and Overview of the EFMD Quality Services Portfolio: EQUIS, EPAS, EDAF|
|10:45 – 11:00||Coffee Break|
|11:00 – 12:30||The EQUIS & EDAF Criteria: Key Issues & Their Interpretation|
|12:30 – 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 14:30||The EPAS Standards and Criteria: Key Issues & Their Interpretation|
|14:30 – 15:45||
Process Key Stages within EQUIS, EPAS & EDAF
|15:45 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 16:30||A School’s Perspective on EFMD’s Quality Improvement Services|
|16:30 – 17:00||Open Forum|
- Welcome at the meeting
- Local transport
- Invitation letter for visa
- Useful links
Wednesday - Friday, 13-15 November 2013: IAM- Institut Africain de Management
Tel: +221 33 869 36 36
Fax: +221 33 825 71 00
MAP to IAM
Registration will take place in the main entrance of IAM – Institut Africain de Management on Wednesday, 13th November from 8:00-9:00. Participants will receive all conference materials and other necessary information at the registration desk.
- EARLY BIRD UNTIL 30 August 2013
- 600€ FULL members of EFMD
- 650€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
- 700€ non members of EFMD
- 500€ African Business Schools (non members of EFMD)
- 450€ African Business Schools (members of EFMD)
- NORMAL FEE UNTIL 15 October 2013
- 650€ FULL members of EFMD
- 700€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
- 750€ non members of EFMD
- 550€ African Business Schools (non members of EFMD)
- 500€ African Business Schools (members of EFMD)
- LATE FEE AFTER 15 October 2013 (payement by credit card ONLY)
- 700€ FULL members of EFMD
- 7500€ AFFILIATED members of EFMD
- 800€ non members of EFMD
- 600€ African Business Schools (non members of EFMD)
- 550€ African Business Schools (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 different hotels upon departure (please refer to the Hotel Information Section further down for more details).
Cancellation policy for registrations:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MOMENTUM, the EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 15 October 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.
RESOTEL has been appointed as the official accommodation agent for the 2013 EFMD Africa Conference. RESOTEL is a free independent hotel reservation services working with a various range of hotels at very competitive conditions.
Please click here for further information on available hotels and for instructions on how to make a reservation.
We kindly ask you to contact the accommodation agent directly for all questions related to hotel accommodation:
6, avenue Van Nieuwenhuyse
Contact person: Vanessa Martinez, MICE & Individual Accommodation Supervisor
Tel. + 32 (0)2 777 01 55
Fax + 32 (0)2 779 39 00
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Available hotels & room rates:
Radisson Blu Hotel
Route de la Corniche Ouest
BP 16868 Dakar Fann, Senegal
Tel: +221 33 869 33 12
Fax: +221 33 869 33 66
Single room: 115 000 CFA Franc (175€)
Double room: 125 000 CFA Franc (190€)
City taxes excluded of 1.60 Euro per person per night Rates include internet, complimentary use of gym and free airport pick-up & drop-off. Prices are per room per night, breakfast, taxes (except city taxes, see above) and services included. Reservations can be cancelled free of charge at the latest 1 week prior to arrival, late cancellations or no-shows will be charged the full stay.
The hotel fee must be paid directly to the hotel upon departure. Requests for accommodation are handled on a first-come first-served basis. Participants are strongly advised to reserve their hotel room before 11 October 2013. After this date, hotel availability and rates are no longer guaranteed. Rooms are available between 12 November (earliest check-in) and 16 November 2013 (latest check-out). All other dates are upon request and subject to availability.
From the airport to the conference hotel(s):
We advise organising an airport transfer from your hotel. It is free of charge if organised through one of the conference hotels. Both hotels are about 13 kilometers or a 10-minute ride from Dakar Senghor International Airport.
If you choose to take a local taxi, it will cost about 5000 CFA (7-8€).
From the conference hotel(s) to/from the conference venue:
Bus transportation will be provided for the participants from the hotels to IAM – Institut Africain de Management during the three days of the conference.
If you need an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact our conference secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we can provide you with an invitation letter only upon receipt of registration payment.
You can book accommodation by following the link below.