2019 EFMD Annual Conference

wed05jun(jun 5)18:00fri07(jun 7)14:302019 EFMD Annual ConferenceTrust Partnerships ImpactLocation:Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal

Event Details

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.

Strategic Partner:

Contact details for invoices, visa letters, registration & hotel bookings:
Conceptum – EFMD Conference Secretariat
+32 2 808 41 79


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Wednesday 5 June

17:00 – 17:30

Bus transfers from conference hotels to dinner venue
(Hotel Dom Pedro Lisbon, Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 24, 1070-110 Lisbon)
(Hotel Cascais Miragem, Av. Marginal 8554, 2754-536 Cascais)
(Hotel Pestana Cidadela Cascais, Av. Dom Carlos I, 2750-310 Cascais)

17:30 – 19:00

Registration open

18:00 – 21:00

Welcome reception


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Thursday 6 June


Bus transfers from conference hotels to Nova SBE


Registrations & welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:30


  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD & EFMD Global Network
  • Daniel Traça, Dean, Nova School of Business & Economics, PT
  • Simon Mercado, Dean, ESCP Europe Business School London, UK

09:30 – 10:15

Trust in a Distrusting World
What trust means today, where trust equity does exist and why, and how we can build trust in institutions, partnerships and businesses.

  • Louise Turner, Managing Director, Edelman Intelligence, UK

10:15– 11:00

Reinventing Globalization: Business Schools as Trailblazers of Sustainable Prosperity
One of the consequences of current populism and nationalism is that business schools have become a favorite target of critics who claim that we are the cradle of globalization and perpetuate elitism. It is a historic opportunity to reinvent our mission and reposition our activities to influence the transformation of the global society.

  • Santiago Iñiguez, President, IE University, ES

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:45

Breakout sessions/ discussion groups: Trust
A1 Creating an institutional ecosystem in which trust and impact can thrive
The session is designed to help business school leaders to diagnose their institution’s impact ‘health’, and to identify areas for development, by means of a ‘prioritised prescription’.

  • Tony Roche, Director, Publishing & Strategic Relationships, Emerald Publishing, UK

A2 Trust in rankings
Rankings and trust, in a post-truth world of fake news.

  • Jane Shaw, Editor, Which MBA?, The Economist, UK
  • Mark Farrell, Dean, Victoria University Business School, AU

A3 Trust we must! Leading Business Schools in Restructuring and Turn-around Situations
Participants will explore what leadership qualities are required to lead business schools in restructuring and turn-around situations.

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director, Business School Development, EFMD Global Network
  • Kostas Axarloglou, Dean, ALBA Graduate Business School, GR

A4 Trust in Business
This session explores how businesses build, retain and restore trust with their customers

  • Saul Klein, Dean and Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, CA

A5 Responsible and Transformational Leadership – Embedding Values and Trust within the Curriculum
Within our NBS curriculum for UG, PG and Exec Ed our students are supported to explore their discipline through the lens of sustainable development as part of their responsible and transformational leadership journey.

  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean, Nottingham Business School, UK

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:15

Making HR Future Proof
Is our talent future ready? In this session we will hear from students from around the globe who will answer this critical question and will pose questions for our panelists, who represent the academic, recruiter and career education perspectives.

  • Lara Montefiori, Chief Scientist of Artic Shores, UK
  • Alexa Bailey, International Executive Talent Acquisition Lead, Visa, UK
  • Santiago Garcia, Dean Global School, Rennes School of Business, FR
  • Moderated by Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Innovation Officer, Highered EFMD Global Career Services

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:15

EFMD Annual General Assembly

  • Chaired by Alain-Dominique Perrin, President, EFMD

16:15 – 16:45

EFMD Global Network Annual General Assembly

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

16:45 – 17:15

Award Ceremony

  • Moderated by Griet Houbrechts, Senior Advisor, EFMD


Return transfers to conference hotels


Bus transfers from Cascais Miragem, Pestana Cidadela Cascais & Nova SBE to dinner venue


Bus transfers from Hotel Dom Pedro Lisbon to dinner venue


Conference dinner


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Friday 7 June


Bus transfers from conference hotels to Nova SBE


Registration desk open

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary 4 – Partnerships for Impact
This session introduces the stream dedicated to partnerships and impact. Business school Deans and institutional representatives will discuss how to provide positive impact through partnerships.

  • Daniel Traça, Dean, Nova School of Business & Economics, PT
  • Miguel Pinto Luz, Deputy Mayor, Cascais Municipality, PT

10:00 – 11:15

Sharing Best Practice Sessions: Partnerships
B1 The Nova Case: Partnering with business
A brief overview of the story of the fundraising campaign, main KPI’s and communication.

  • Marta Assunção, Head of Communications, Nova School of Business & Economics, PT

B2 What is the local impact of international partnerships?
Local stakeholders are often dubious about the impact of international partnerships on the Business School’s local or national impact zone. Yet, based on the experience of business schools involved in impact assessment, we know that international partnerships, but also international implantation of campuses, have a significative impact on local or national economy.
The aim of the workshop will be, based on testimonies of Deans, to identify this impact, and in doing so, help business schools to convince their stakeholders of the importance and relevance of international partnership and strategies.

  • Patrice Houdayer, Vice Dean, Skema Business School, FR
  • José Varejão, Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Porto, PT
  • H Chaturvedi, Director, Birla Institute of Management Technology, IN
  • Moderated by Michel Kalika, BSIS Co-Director, EFMD Global Network

B3 Chinese University Partners in Business
How four major partnership with Chinese universities were turned around, managed and grown, and the broader lessons for business schools.

  • Amalia Di Iorio, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Partnerships), College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University, AU

B4 Partnering with public institutions/governments
How a “reverse partnership” approach can nurture trust and integrity between public and private institutions: the SDA Bocconi MASAN initiative.

  • Manuela Brusoni, Associate Professor of Practice, Global Health and Non Profit, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT
  • Moderated by Sherif Kamel, Dean, School of Busiess, The American University in Kairo, EG

B5 Capacity building to enhance universities’ local impact: the case of the Erasmus+ project Udi-Africa
How an African/European partnership designed and implemented capacity building activities to improve the impact of the African universities on their communities.

  • Patrícia Salgueiro, UDI-Africa Project Manager & International Development Officer, Nova School of Business & Economics, PT
  • Sabino do Nascimento, International Cooperation Director & Director, Academic Development and Innovation, Universidade Agostinho Neto, AO
  • Edilson Canõma, Researcher, Universidade de Katyavala Bwila, AO & Invited Researcher, Univesidade da Beira Interior, PT
  • Nelva Sixpene, Course Director, Universidade de Lúrio, MZ
  • Isabel Craveiro, Professor, NOVA-IHMT, PT
  • Moderated by Christophe Terrasse, Director, International Projects, EFMD

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45

Closing Plenary: The Future of Business Leadership
Businesses can no longer be hesitant or half-hearted about sustainability – they have to go All In if they want a fighting chance of continuing into the indefinite future.

  • David Grayson, Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management, UK

12:45 – 13:15

Closing Remarks by the Chair and Welcome to the 2020 Conference

  • Simon Mercado, Dean, ESCP Europe Business School London, UK


First transfer to the airport

13:15 – 14:15



Return transfers to conference hotels


Second transfer to the airport


Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal


NOVA School of Business & Economics

Rua da Holanda 1, 2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal


june 5 (wednesday) 18:00 - june 7 (friday) 14:30 WEST