march, 2021

tue09mar(mar 9)10:30thu11(mar 11)14:45online2021 EFMD Middle East and Africa Conference10:30 - 14:45 (11) Location:online

Event Details

This conference tackles the specificities of both Africa and the Middle East regions in common plenary sessions and in separate tracks, specifically targeting relevant issues for both regions. The conference addresses topics such as ongoing trends and new developments in management education, inside, and outside of the two regions. It promotes an active debate between regional actors and participants from other regions of the world.

Business school professionals that attend the conference will develop higher levels of insights on how to approach challenges in the upcoming years, while also strengthen their networks across the regions.

Target group:

Deans, Associate Deans, Directors of Programmes, those in charge of External Relations or International Relations with an interest in the Middle East and Africa regions.

Strategic Partner:

Registration

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Programme

All indicated time slots are CET (Brussels time)

Tuesday 9 March

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome Address

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global
  • Hesham Magd, Associate Dean for Quality and Accreditation, Faculty of Business and Economics Head, Modern College of Business and Science, OM

10:45 – 11:30

Oman Vision 2040 and its Impact on the Future and Sustainability of Higher Education
What is the future of quality in higher education in Oman and its sustainability?

  • Said Hamed Said Al Rubaii, Vice Chancellor, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, OM
    Moderated by Muthla Al Busaidi, Lecturer, Faculty of Business & Economics, Modern College of Business and Science, OM

11:30 – 12:30

Meal break (60 minutes)

12:30 – 14:00

Experience Sharing: Navigating the crisis, transformation, and scarcity
How did your institution respond to the crisis? How did your operations change and transform? What did you learn? The economic crisis caused by coronavirus affects all. How do we cope with the challenge of delivering to Business School stakeholders more with less? How can Business Schools stay resilient?

  • Marina Apaydin, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Director of OSB Case Initiative, American University in Beirut, LB
  • Ali Elquammah, Director of Academic Affairs & International Relations, HEM, MA
  • George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School, KE
    Moderated by Lemira Diallo Sy, Head of International Relations Department, Groupe IAM, SN

14:00 – 14:30

Break (30 minutes)

14:30 – 15:30

EFMD Escape room
With your team you will navigate the ups and downs of living and working during a global pandemic – can you make it to the end before time is up? You have 45 minutes to get through all your adventures and mishaps. Will your group be the first to make it fastest group will win.

Wednesday 10 March

10:00 – 10:30

EFMD Programme Accreditation Update and Learning from EDAF
The session will share learnings from the implementation of the new EFMD programme accredited system and EDAF

  • Piet Naude, Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

10:30 – 11:30

Learning about Learning
Disruptions such as the corona crisis force Business School stakeholders to change and transform significantly in a short period of time. What do learning and unlearning mean in this context? How do we learn about how people learn?

  • Renata Schoeman, Head Healthcare Leadership MBA & Associate Professor, Leadership, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA
    Moderated by Piet Naude, Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

11:30 – 12:30

Meal break (60 minutes)

12:30 – 13:30

Demystifying Online Education (design & Implementation)
What is the right mix between asynchronous and synchronous, between residential and online elements? What contents are best for which type of delivery? Speakers will share examples of best practices from their companies/ institutions.

  • Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG
  • Mohamed El Geddawy, Director of E-learning Center, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA, SA
  • Hesham Magd, Associate Dean for Quality and Accreditation, Faculty of Business and Economics Head, Modern College of Business and Science, OM
  • Andy Poole, Partnerships Director, Coursera for Campus, UK

13:30 – 14:00

Break (30 minutes)

14:00 – 15:00

Sustainable Development Goals in the MEA Region
How do business schools implement the SDGs? Will the implementation of the SDGs change with the covid crisis?

  • Majid K. El Ghaib, Head of Social Innovation and Sustainability Institute, ESCA – Ecole de Management, MA
  • Florencia Librizzi, Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy, US

Thursday, 11 March

09:30 – 10:00

GMAC Updates

10:00 – 10:30

Break (30 minutes)

10:30 – 11:30

What Does Internationalisation Mean in the MEA Region Post-Covid?
How do we see internationalisation in a post covid world? Can virtual education replace the F2F international experience?

  • Almukhtar Al-Abri, Dean, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, OM
  • Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Director, MBA Programmes, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG
    Moderated by Lana Elramly, Director Accreditation and Strategy, Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

11:30 – 11:45

Break (15 minutes)

11:45 – 12:45

Virtual coffee break
Do you miss informal conversations with your colleagues and peers ? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and relax while chatting with fellow participants.

12:45 – 13:00

Break (15 minutes)

13:00 – 14:30

The Future of Learning and Mandate of Business Schools in the MEA Region
How does the business education ecosystem of the future look like? Is our current institutional structure appropriate for what is coming? What is the impact of the 4th industrial revolution and AI? Will Business Schools remain relevant and what should be their aspiration or dream?

  • Warith Al Kharusi, Board Chairman, Omani Centre for Skills Development SAOC, OM
  • Moustapha Guirassy, President, Groupe IAM, SN
  • Sherif Kamel, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, EG
    Moderated by Hanane El Kouari, Head of Africa Development, IÉSEG School of Management, FR

14:30 – 14:45

Closing Remarks

Practical information

Early Bird Fee until 19 February: 

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 360 plus 21% VAT
  • EFMD non-member: € 420 plus 21% VAT

Normal Fee from 20 February: 

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 510 plus 21% VAT
  • EFMD non-member: € 595 plus 21% VAT

Special Fee for Regional Participants:

  • € 180 plus 21% VAT

A 25% discount on the applicable fee will be available for every second and further participant from the same institution. Please contact mea@efmdglobal.org to receive the promotional code if you are the second or third participant from your institution.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 19/02/2021, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% VAT) 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 the notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Please note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the start of the conference, you will not have access to the online conference platform.

Speakers

  • Ali Elquammah

    Ali Elquammah

    Director of Academic Affairs & International Affairs, HEM, MA

    Director of Academic Affairs & International Affairs, HEM, MA

  • Almukhtar Al-Abri

    Almukhtar Al-Abri

    Dean, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, OM

    Dean, College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, OM

  • Andy Poole

    Andy Poole

    Partnerships Director, Coursera for Campus, UK

    Partnerships Director, Coursera for Campus, UK

  • Florencia Librizzi

    Florencia Librizzi

    Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy, US

    Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy, US

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

  • George Njenga

    George Njenga

    Dean, Strathmore Business School, KE

    Dean, Strathmore Business School, KE

  • Hanane El Kouari

    Hanane El Kouari

    Head of Africa Development, IÉSEG School of Management, FR

    Head of Africa Development, IÉSEG School of Management, FR

  • Henrietta Onwuegbuzie

    Henrietta Onwuegbuzie

    Director, MBA Programmes, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

    Director, MBA Programmes, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

  • Hesham Magd

    Hesham Magd

    Associate Dean for Quality and Accreditation, Faculty of Business and Economics Head, Modern College of Business and Science, OM

    Associate Dean for Quality and Accreditation, Faculty of Business and Economics Head, Modern College of Business and Science, OM

  • Lana Elramly

    Lana Elramly

    Director Accreditation and Strategy, Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

    Director Accreditation and Strategy, Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

  • Lemira Diallo Sy

    Lemira Diallo Sy

    Head of International Relations Department, Groupe IAM, SN

    Head of International Relations Department, Groupe IAM, SN

  • Majid K. El Ghaib

    Majid K. El Ghaib

    Head of Social Innovation and Sustainability Institute, ESCA - Ecole de Management, MA

    Head of Social Innovation and Sustainability Institute, ESCA - Ecole de Management, MA

  • Marina Apaydin

    Marina Apaydin

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Director of OSB Case Initiative, American University in Beirut, LB

    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Director of OSB Case Initiative, American University in Beirut, LB

  • Mohamed El Geddawy

    Mohamed El Geddawy

    Director of E-learning Center, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA, SA

    Director of E-learning Center, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA, SA

  • Moustapha Guirassy

    Moustapha Guirassy

    President, Groupe IAM, SN

    President, Groupe IAM, SN

  • Muthla Al Busaidi

    Muthla Al Busaidi

    Lecturer, Faculty of Business & Economics, Modern College of Business and Science, OM

    Lecturer, Faculty of Business & Economics, Modern College of Business and Science, OM

  • Olayinka David-West

    Olayinka David-West

    Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

    Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

  • Piet Naude

    Piet Naude

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

  • Renata Schoeman

    Renata Schoeman

    Head Healthcare Leadership MBA & Associate Professor, Leadership, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

    Head Healthcare Leadership MBA & Associate Professor, Leadership, University of Stellenbosch Business School, ZA

  • Said Hamed Said Al Rubaii

    Said Hamed Said Al Rubaii

    Vice Chancellor, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, OM

    Vice Chancellor, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, OM

  • Sherif Kamel

    Sherif Kamel

    Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, EG

    Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, EG

  • Warith Al Kharusi

    Warith Al Kharusi

    Board Chairman, Omani Centre for Skills Development SAOC, OM

    Board Chairman, Omani Centre for Skills Development SAOC, OM

Location

online

Time

9 (Tuesday) 10:30 - 11 (Thursday) 14:45