january, 2022

wed26jan(jan 26)11:45fri28(jan 28)17:002022 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors GeneralRedefine the (im)possible11:45 - 17:00 (28) Location:online

Event Details

The 2022 Deans Conference will take place online on 26-27-28 January rather than being hosted by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany, but our primary mission remains the same: to provide you with a platform to catalyse conversation in an open and trusted environment, and foremost, an environment inclusive of our diverse and global network of schools.

The travel restrictions and complex regulations still affect many countries and institutions worldwide. Therefore, we feel that an online Conference for Deans and Directors General is currently the only viable option to ensure that all institutions can equally take part and benefit from the insights, discussion and networking opportunities.

The conference programme is designed to bring immediate value and practical takeaways for your leadership role, besides the extensive networking opportunities.

Registration is now open!

Each year, more than 350 deans and directors general from around the world meet at this two-day event to exchange about the future of business education, share best practices and get an update on new trends.

These business school leaders from around the world discuss pursuing opportunities and meeting expectations in different regions of the world as well as managing an ever-growing array of stakeholders. Attendees seek to place themselves in the evolving relationship between higher education, companies, and governments. Ultimately, leaders debate how business education can address the challenges of society.

If you were unable to attend the 2021 EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General that took place online from 3 to 5 February, where more than 300 deans from business schools around the world met to network and discuss under the theme “Finding balance”, see what you have missed in the following video from our conference chair Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business school, and hope you will be able to join us this year.

Target Group

This event is by invitation only, for those with chief executive officer (top management of the institution) responsibility and authority in EFMD member business schools and centres. Directors of non-member schools can be invited at the discretion of the organisers.

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Registration

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Programme

All indicated time slots are CET (Brussels time)

Wednesday 26 January

11:00-11:15

Welcome address

  • Nils Stieglitz, President & CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, DE
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

11:15 – 11:30

EFMD Update

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

11:30 – 11:45

Setting the scene

  • Chairperson: Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School, BE

11:45 – 13:00

Plenary I – Deans’ point of view
Aim: What are the deans’ perspectives on internationalisation in this new context (travel ban due to COVID-19)? How can business schools remain relevant in today’s geopolitical environment?

  • Wanda Costen, Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, CA
  • Valery Katkalo, First Vice-Rector, HSE University and Dean, HSE Graduate School of Business, Moscow, RU
  • Morris Mthombeni, Interim Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, ZA

13:00-13:45

Food break

13:45 – 14:45

Breakout series A
A1 — Impact on health and wellbeing
Aim: after a difficult period, there will inevitably be more stress, tensions, and possibly more burnouts. The impact of a crisis on health and well-being must not be underestimated. In this new context, how can businesses support their employees, and how can business schools support their staff, faculty, and students?

  • Gregor Halff, Dean of Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK
  • Moderated by Lee Newman, Dean, IE Business School, ES

A2 — Dealing with the future of the hybrid reality
Aim: understanding what the future of (online) education looks like. Will business schools choose a hybrid option when designing their future activities? What online activities will remain and which will be phased out?

  • Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University Questrom School of Business, US
  • Moderated by Howard Thomas, Special Advisor, EFMD and Emeritus Professor, Singapore Management University, SG

14:45-15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00

Plenary II – Achieving the impossible
Aim: two years ago, who would have thought that one could bring a vaccine for a new virus to market within one year? BioNTech made the impossible possible. How did they come to their vaccine quickly and address the supply chain issues and related management challenges? What parallels can we draw for higher education? Will inter-disciplinary and collaborative research be the way forward?

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 17:15

Networking – Deans therapy group
Aim: deans don’t have a lot of places or occasions to talk out about their challenges. This session gives the opportunity to talk to peers from other schools, acknowledge that they, as Deans, have a lot on their plate, and ask themselves how they are doing? For example, discuss what avenues of change Deans have without having to rock the university-wide boat?

  • Moderated by Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, CA

17:15 – 17:20

Coffee break

17:20 – 18:00

GMAC session
Aim: latest data on…

  • Sangeet Chowfla, President & Chief Executive Officer, GMAC® – Graduate Management Admission Council®, US

Thursday 27 January

10:25 – 11:25

Speed networking
Meet fellow participants in short 1:1 meetings and make new meaningful connections. This networking session will make the energy flow and promises to be a lot of fun.

  • Moderated by Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director Business School Services, EFMD Global

11:25 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45

Keynote & discussion – Moving from reacting to disruption to creating intentional change
Aim: we are living in terms of uncertainty, and reacting to new changes becomes the norm. However, being intentional about changes and anticipating them appears to be more beneficial. What can we learn from industry that faces such struggles? How do we strike the right balance between proactiveness and reactiveness?

  • Carsten Spohr, CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, DE
  • Moderated by: Nils Stieglitz, President & CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, DE

12:45 – 13:30

Food break

13:30 – 15:00

Breakout series B
B1 — Credential sharing
Aim: institutions, but also students, have gone through some difficult times over the past year. One thing which undoubtedly helped students is sharing of credentials across institutions. Will collaboration of business schools be a necessity to survive in the new competitive landscape?

  • Vishal Badiani, Founder, Millo.ai, CA
  • Christoph Binder, Dean, ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, DE
  • Moderated by Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, CA

B2 — Academic Journal Guides: what place do they have in business and management research?
Aim: drawing on an expert panel, this session will explore the design and utilisation of journal guides. In the spirit of acknowledging their existence as part of the world of business schools, the focus will be on how we as a community can shape the design of guides and how academic leaders can and should use guides to support the development of individual academic’s career, the development of individual business schools, and the development of the business school community.

  • Arnoud De Meyer, Professor Emeritus and former President (2010-2018), Singapore Management University, SG
  • Angus Laing, Dean for Regions, Skills and Policy, Lancaster University Management School, UK
  • Ansgar Richter, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL
  • Moderated by Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, Quality Services, EFMD Global

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:30

Plenary IV – Business schools & businesses as a force for good
Aim: business schools and businesses are rethinking their relevancy and purpose, while environmental, social, and governance factors are becoming mainstream. There are great examples around impact investment, green and sustainable finance. There are still enormous challenges around the sustainable development goals and global south solidarity. This session discusses the state of play in this area, gives some concrete examples, and asks what still needs to be done.

  • Fatma Dirkes, Director and Vice President Frankfurt School, International Advisory Services, DE
  • Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director, Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University, US

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 – 17:15

Exhibitor showcase

Friday 28 January

09:45 – 10:15

Exhibitor showcase

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00

Plenary V – Internationalisation in the digital world
Aim: Is it possible to provide an international learning experience only through digital means? What are best practices in the area, and what does it mean for accreditation? The Quality Services team will debate these questions with different schools. A debate that is also interesting for schools that are not interested in EFMD accreditation.

  • Moderated by Alfons Sauquet Rovira, Director, Quality Services, EFMD Global
  • Moderated by Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation, Quality Services, EFMD Global

12:00 – 12:45

Food break

12:45 – 14:00

Workshop series C

C1 — The catalyzing role of business schools and universities in creating successful entrepreneurial ecosystems
Aim: understanding the many dimensions of entrepreneurial ecosystems and how they interact. Understanding the catalyzing role of business schools as necessary ingredient. How can business school leadership contribute to the creation of such ecosystems to the benefit of their communities?

  • Barbara-Maria Loth, Managing Director, Knauf Digital GmbH, DE
  • Maria Sievert, Co-Founder and CEO, inveox, DE
  • Helmut Schönenberger, CEO, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH and UnternehmerTUM GmbH, DE
  • Moderated by Gunther Friedl, Dean, TUM School of Management, DE

C2 — New ‘type’ students – new ‘type’ of curriculum?
Aim: research shows that in most countries two-third of the 2020 academic year have been lost for high school students, which impacts not only the amount learned and their assessment but also their mental wellbeing. What does this mean for the next incoming graduate students? Does the selection process criteria and/or curriculum need to be adapted?

  • Sophie Charrois, President, oikos International, BE
  • Sharan Chandradath Singh, Senior Managing Director for Partnerships, Minerva Project, US
  • Moderated by Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

14:00 – 14:45

Virtual coffee on zoom
Do you miss informal conversations with your colleagues and peers? Grab a coffee and relax while chatting with fellow participants in smaller groups, in an organised zoom setting.

  • Moderated by Matthew Wood, Director, Operations, EFMD Global

14:45 – 15:45

Plenary VI – The business school in 2030
Aim: how will demographics, economics and technology look like in 2030? How will these trends affect and shape business schools of the future? What should we expect leaders to have as skills in 2030? How will business schools’ engagement change towards the different communities? Will schools be run differently than before? What are the long-term ramifications for higher education?

  • Mauro Guillén, Dean, Cambridge Judge Business School | Fellow, Queens’ College, UK

15:45 – 16:10

Closing remarks by the Chair and welcome to the 2023 conference

Practical information

Early Bird Fee until 12 January:

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 595 plus 21% VAT = € 719,95
  • EFMD non-member: € 775 plus 21% VAT = € 937,75

Normal Fee from 13 January:

  • EFMD Full & Affiliated member: € 845 plus 21% VAT = € 1022,45
  • EFMD non-member: € 1095 plus 21% VAT = € 1324,95

A 25% discount* on the applicable fee will be available for every second and further participant from the same institution.

*However, please note that in order for other participants from the same institution to attend the conference, the number 1 representative of the school in question (the Dean/Director of the entire school) needs to register first.

Please contact deans@efmdglobal.org to receive the promotional code if you are the third participant from your institution.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 09/01/2022, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ plus 21% VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees.

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

  • Alfons Sauquet

    Alfons Sauquet

    Director, Quality Services, EFMD Global

    Director, Quality Services, EFMD Global

  • Andrew Gaudes

    Andrew Gaudes

    Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada

    Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Canada

  • Angus Laing

    Angus Laing

    Dean for Regions, Skills and Policy, Lancaster University Management School, UK

    Dean for Regions, Skills and Policy, Lancaster University Management School, UK

  • Ansgar Richter

    Ansgar Richter

    Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

    Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

  • Arnoud De Meyer

    Arnoud De Meyer

    Professor Emeritus and former President (2010-2018), Singapore Management University, SG

    Professor Emeritus and former President (2010-2018), Singapore Management University, SG

  • Barbara Sporn

    Barbara Sporn

    Director of EFMD Programme Accreditation and Professor & Director, Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

    Director of EFMD Programme Accreditation and Professor & Director, Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT

  • Barbara-Maria Loth

    Barbara-Maria Loth

    Managing Director, Knauf Digital GmbH, DE

    Managing Director, Knauf Digital GmbH, DE

  • Carsten Spohr

    CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, DE

  • Christoph Binder

    Christoph Binder

    Dean, ESB Reutlingen, DE

    Dean, ESB Reutlingen, DE

  • Fatma Dirkes

    Fatma Dirkes

    Director and Vice President Frankfurt School, International Advisory Services, DE

    Director and Vice President Frankfurt School, International Advisory Services, DE

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

  • Giuseppe Soda

    Giuseppe Soda

    Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

    Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

  • Gregor Halff

    Gregor Halff

    Dean of Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK

    Dean of Education, Copenhagen Business School, DK

  • Gunther Friedl

    Gunther Friedl

    Dean, TUM School of Management, DE

    Dean, TUM School of Management, DE

  • Helmut Schönenberger

    Helmut Schönenberger

    CEO, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH and UnternehmerTUM GmbH, DE

    CEO, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners GmbH and UnternehmerTUM GmbH, DE

  • Howard Thomas

    Howard Thomas

    Special Advisor, EFMD and Emeritus Professor, Singapore Management University, SG

    Special Advisor, EFMD and Emeritus Professor, Singapore Management University, SG

  • Maria Sievert

    Maria Sievert

    Co-Founder and CEO, inveox, DE

    Co-Founder and CEO, inveox, DE

  • Marion Debruyne

    Marion Debruyne

    Dean of Vlerick Business School, BE

    Dean of Vlerick Business School, BE

  • Matthew Wood

    Matthew Wood

    Director, Operations & Global Focus Magazine Editor, EFMD

    Director, Operations & Global Focus Magazine Editor, EFMD

  • Mauro Guillén

    Mauro Guillén

    Dean, Cambridge Judge Business School | Fellow, Queens’ College, UK

    Dean, Cambridge Judge Business School | Fellow, Queens’ College, UK

  • Morris Mthombeni

    Morris Mthombeni

    Interim Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

    Interim Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

  • Nils Stieglitz

    Nils Stieglitz

    President and CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

    President and CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

  • Ravi Ramamurti

    Ravi Ramamurti

    University Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director, Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University, US

    University Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director, Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University, US

  • Sharan Chandradath Singh

    Sharan Chandradath Singh

    Senior Managing Director for Partnerships, Minerva Project, US

    Senior Managing Director for Partnerships, Minerva Project, US

  • Sophie Charrois

    Sophie Charrois

    President, oikos International, BE

    President, oikos International, BE

  • Susan Fournier

    Susan Fournier

    Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University Questrom School of Business, US

    Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Boston University Questrom School of Business, US

  • Valery Katkalo

    Valery Katkalo

    First Vice-Rector, HSE University and Dean, HSE Graduate School of Business, Moscow, RU

    First Vice-Rector, HSE University and Dean, HSE Graduate School of Business, Moscow, RU

  • Vishal Badiani

    Vishal Badiani

    Founder, Millo.ai, CA

    Founder, Millo.ai, CA

  • Wanda Costen

    Wanda Costen

    Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, CA

    Dean, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, CA

Host

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Location

online

Time

26 (Wednesday) 11:45 - 28 (Friday) 17:00

Address

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Adickesallee 32-34, 60322 Frankfurt, Germany