june, 2019

wed05jun(jun 5)18:00fri07(jun 7)14:302019 EFMD Annual ConferenceTrust Partnerships Impact18:00 - 14:30 (7) WEST Location: 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.

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Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal


5 (Wednesday) 18:00 - 7 (Friday) 14:30 WEST


NOVA School of Business & Economics

Rua da Holanda 1, 2775-405 Carcavelos, Portugal


Wednesday 5 June

17:00 – 17:30

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17:30 – 19:00

Registration open

18:00 – 21:00

Welcome reception


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Thursday 6 June


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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

Opening plenary: The concept of trust in a post-truth world

10:15– 11:00

Trust in business schools

  • 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
This participative session is designed to help business schools consider how ‘healthy’ they are in terms of supporting and generating impact, and to identify how they can improve it. The session will be valuable to delegates who lead impact, oversee research delivery or more broadly drive organisational change.

  • Tony Roche, Director, Publishing & Strategic Relationships, Emerald Publishing, UK
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director, Rotterdam School of Management, NL

A2 Trust in rankings

  • Jane Shaw, Editor, Which MBA?, The Economist, UK

A3 Trust we must!
Leading Business Schools in Restructuring and Turn-around Situations

  • Ulrich Hommel, Director, Business School Development, EFMD Global Network

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 Trust In the Curriculum – is the input we provide still valid?

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.

  • 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 Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD


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Conference dinner


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Friday 7 June


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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.

10:00 – 11:15

Sharing Best Practice Sessions: Partnerships

B1 The Nova Case: Partnering with business

  • 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.

  • Moderated by Michel Kalika, BSIS Co-Director, EFMD Global Network

B3 Chinese University Partners in Business

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

B4 Co-creation with students and partnership with community

  • Farhan Ahmed, Principal Lecturer (Teaching), University of Lincoln, UK

B5 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

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 Co-chairs and Welcome to the 2020 Conference

13:15 – 14:15



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