march, 2022

tue15mar(mar 15)00:00thu17(mar 17)00:00Virtual Event2022 EFMD Middle East and Africa ConferenceBuilding confidence for the youth of the region00:00 - 00:00 (17) 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 strengthening their networks across the regions.

 

Watch this video from Uchenna Uzo, Faculty Director, Lagos Business School and the Conference Chair, sharing more about this year’s Conference theme and why you should join.

Supported by EFMD steering committee members
This conference is designed with the expertise of our committee members from the following institutions:

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

register here

Programme

All indicated time slots are CET (Brussels time)

Tuesday 15 March

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome Address

  • Chris Ogbechie, Dean, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG
  • Uchenna Uzo, Faculty Director and Senior Lecturer, Marketing Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG
  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

10:45 – 11:30

Building confidence for the youth of the region
As the biggest economy and a young dynamic country with the largest number of tech start-ups in Africa, this session shares Nigeria’s context and explores how having a young population affects business and the economy.

  • Herbert Wigwe, CEO & Group Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, NG

11:30 – 12:15

Meal break (45 minutes)

12:15 – 13:30

Entrepreneurialism as the future of MEA
How can business schools help the youth to develop the mindset of entrepreneurs that can contribute to strengthening the regions?

    • Saif Ahmed Al Manji, Managing Consultant at Quintal Consultant & Co-owner of Geeb App and engineering for Kinds, Little Medical School and Kidsity, OM
    • Hatem Masri, Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, BH
    • Funmi Oyatogun, Lead at TVP Adventures & TVP Games & AWEC Alumna, NG

Moderated by Ali Elquammah, Director of Academic Affairs & International Affairs, HEM, MA

13:30 – 14:00

Break (30 minutes)

14:00 – 14:45

Speed networking
Meet fellow participants in brief 1:1 meetings and make new meaningful connections.
Moderated by Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

Wednesday 16 March

10:00 – 10:30

Business Schools in the Middle-East and Africa: What quality enhancement opportunities does EFMD Global offer?
In this session, a short overview of 4 quality services provided globally by the EFMD will be explained with information on how to access these to improve management education in the region.

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

10:30 – 10:45

Break (15 minutes)

10:45 – 12:15

New pedagogy for the new world of work
How can business schools teach the skills (social, digital, human, communication, etc.) to the youth for the new digitalised and gig economy? Business school leaders and industry experts debate what skills are needed and what the next steps should be.

  • Dima Jamali, Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, AE
  • Angela Ndunge, Acting Executive Dean, Strathmore Business School, KE
  • Melody Xaba, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director, #MyFutureWork, ZA

Moderated by Jonathan Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director, Henley Business School Africa, ZA

12:15 – 13:00

Meal break (45 minutes)

13:00 – 14:00

Leaders under 30: the voice of the leaders of tomorrow
Led by students. How do the youth themselves see the management education and what do they expect from it?
Moderated by Sobel Aziz Ngom, CEO, Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal, SN

14:00 – 14:30

Break (30 minutes)

14:30 – 15:15

Plenary follow-up discussion
Small group discussion including students around the input from two previous sessions.
Moderated by Hanane El Kouari, Head of Africa Development, IÉSEG School of Management, FR and Uchenna Uzo, Faculty Director and Senior Lecturer, Marketing Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

Thursday 17 March

10:30 – 11:00

How GMAC continues to support Graduate Management Education in MEA and globally
GMAC has been an important part of the GME ecosystem over the years, it has contributed and continues to contribute to the development of the GME community for almost 7 decades. GMAC is also actively committed to advancing the art and science of admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students.
Join David Adediran, as he takes us through the activities of GMAC over the years, and their recent updates focused on the future of GME.

  • David Adediran, Market Development Manager – Middle East and Africa, Graduate Management Admission Council™ – GMAC™, NG

11:00 – 11:30

Virtual campus tour of Lagos Business School

11:30 – 12:00

Break (30 minutes)

12:00 – 13:00

Autonomy for MEA and how to emancipate the global south?
How do we ensure that we have the right leadership and the right means that will help the region to be free from the dependency on funding and ventures from the global north?

  • Frank Aswani, CEO, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance – AVPA, ZA

Moderated by Piet Naudé, Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

13:00 – 13:45

Meal break (45 minutes)

13:45 – 15:00

How do business schools prepare the youth to transform society?
How to support the youth in building confidence through innovative audacious (purpose led) tech start-ups and digitalisation to hold our own future? How to inspire the new generation?

  • Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG
  • Omar Elsahy, General Manager, Amazon Egypt, EG
  • Mohammed Ali Khan, Senior Education Specialist, IFC – International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, US

Moderated by Sherif Kamel, Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, EG

15:00 – 15:15

Closing remarks

Practical information

Early Bird Fee until 28 February: 

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

Normal Fee from 1 March: 

  • 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 28/02/2022, 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

  • Angela Ndunge

    Angela Ndunge

    Deputy Executive Dean, Strathmore Business School, KE

    Deputy Executive Dean, Strathmore Business School, KE

  • Chris Ogbechie

    Chris Ogbechie

    Dean, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

    Dean, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

  • Dima Jamali

    Dima Jamali

    Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, AE

    Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, AE

  • Frank Aswani

    Frank Aswani

    CEO, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance – AVPA, ZA

    CEO, African Venture Philanthropy Alliance – AVPA, ZA

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

    Director, Business School Services, EFMD Global

  • Funmi Oyatogun

    Funmi Oyatogun

    Lead at TVP Adventures & TVP Games & AWEC Alumna, NG

    Lead at TVP Adventures & TVP Games & AWEC Alumna, NG

  • Hanane El Kouari

    Hanane El Kouari

    Head of Africa Development, IÉSEG School of Management, FR

    Head of Africa Development, IÉSEG School of Management, FR

  • Hatem Masri

    Hatem Masri

    Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, BH

    Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain, BH

  • Jonathan Foster-Pedley

    Jonathan Foster-Pedley

    Dean and director, Henley Business School Africa, ZA

    Dean and director, Henley Business School Africa, ZA

  • Melody Xaba

    Melody Xaba

    Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director, #MyFutureWork, ZA

    Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director, #MyFutureWork, ZA

  • Mohammed Ali Khan

    Mohammed Ali Khan

    Senior Education Specialist, IFC – International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, US

    Senior Education Specialist, IFC – International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, US

  • 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

  • Omar Elsahy

    Omar Elsahy

    General Manager, Amazon Egypt, EG

    General Manager, Amazon Egypt, EG

  • Piet Naude

    Piet Naude

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

    Director, EDAF, Quality Services, EFMD Global

  • Saif Ahmed Al Manji

    Saif Ahmed Al Manji

    Managing Consultant at Quintal Consultant & Co-owner of Geeb App and engineering for Kinds, Little Medical School and Kidsity, OM

    Managing Consultant at Quintal Consultant & Co-owner of Geeb App and engineering for Kinds, Little Medical School and Kidsity, 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

  • Sobel Aziz Ngom

    Sobel Aziz Ngom

    CEO, Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal, SN

    CEO, Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal, SN

  • Uchenna Uzo

    Uchenna Uzo

    Faculty Director and Senior Lecturer, Marketing Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

    Faculty Director and Senior Lecturer, Marketing Management, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, NG

Host

Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University Lekki - Epe Expressway Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria

Location

Online

Time

march 15 (tuesday) 0:00 - march 17 (thursday) 0:00

Address

online event (no physical location)