EFMD Global Americas Annual Conference

wed11oct(oct 11)18:30fri13(oct 13)13:00EFMD Global Americas Annual ConferenceDebating the Fundamentals of Business EducationLocation:Mexico City, Mexico

Event Details

OUR TOPIC THIS YEAR

Are you ready to debate the fundamentals of business education? As our pedagogy, curriculum, and business models change, we ask, what lies at the core of our work as business schools? If these questions are on your mind, you will not want to miss the opportunity to explore, discuss, and most certainly debate with your diverse and insightful peers from across the Americas.

TARGET GROUP

The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations interested in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Programme Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.

EVENT HIGHLIGHT – A SPECIAL GALA DINNER ORGANISED BY IPADE

Wanting to give attendees a glimpse of some of the best Mexico City has to offer, IPADE has organised for world-renowned Mexican Chef Mónica Patiño to cater the Gala Dinner at the historic Condesa home of the Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elías Calles y Fernando Torreblanca. A one-of-a-kind cultural experience you’re not going to want to miss!

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

“It has been a wonderful experience for me; the opportunity to know all the EFMD members in person, the kindness and human tone in all of the Americas Annual Conference, and the interesting and meaningful content.”

“The conference offered the rare opportunity to meet my colleagues facing similar challenges and opportunities throughout the Americas. I expanded my network and gained a greater sense of my school’s role in a broader context.”

Registration

Registration Open

Programme

All times listed below in Mexico City local time / CST.

Optional Quality Services Session - Wednesday 11 October

14:00 – 17:00

Optional and Free to Attend Introduction to EFMD Global’s Accreditation Portfolio
Short seminar on continuous improvement and accreditation
This session will introduce EFMD Global and the scope of the quality assurance portfolio. Participants will have an overview of the process and standards and have the opportunity to ask questions. Feel free to invite colleagues to attend as it is open to all interested and free of charge.

  • Alfons Sauquet, Director, EQUIS and Quality Services
  • Barbara Sporn, Director, EFMD Programme Accreditation

This session requires registration – you can find it here. Please note that registration to this session does not grant access to any conference sessions.

Conference Welcome Dinner - Wednesday 11 October

18:30 – 19:30

Pick up name badge at Welcome Dinner

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Dinner at Chapulín at the Presidente InterContinental

Day 1 - Thursday 12 October

8:00

Buses from Presidente InterContinental to IPADE

8:30

Registration

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome

9:15 – 10:15

The Fundamentals of Business Education: A Perspective from the Working World
Opening Keynote
This keynote will discuss business fundamentals from the perspective of the modern business landscape – how it has changed, what it currently looks like, and what should be considered for the workforce going forward.

José Medina Mora, President, Mexican Employers Association (COPARMEX), MX

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Case Discussion: On Faculty Performance Evaluation
Faculty performance evaluation is a critical process aimed at assessing and improving faculty work, while providing relevant feedback and guidance for faculty members’ development and career advancement. However, it is not an easy and straightforward task. This case discussion will explore the main challenges and alternatives for evaluating faculty in higher education institutions.

Facilitated by Juan Romero, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, IPADE Business School, MX

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch

13:15 – 14:30

Sharing Best Practice: Innovative Curriculum Practices
Panel Session
This panel of business school professionals will share innovative curriculum practices they are implementing at their schools. They will discuss how these practices have changed the learning experience for students and the overall impact of these curriculum changes.

  • Roberta Campana, Associate Dean of Education and Innovation, Fundação Dom Cabral, BR
  • Edgar Gonzalez Olea, MBA Director, School of Business and Economics, Universidad Anáhuac, MX
  • Joann Peck, Associate Dean of Teaching Innovation & Assessment, Wisconsin Business School, Wisconsin School of Business, USA

Moderated by Miguel Córdova, Associate Professor and Internationalization Leader, Management School and Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), PE

14:30 – 14:50

Coffee Break

14:50 – 15:45

Bring Your Own Challenge
Discussion Session
Come together to share and discuss your challenges. In this session, participants discuss a challenge they are having at their school and receive advice from their group.

Moderated by Mónica Sacristán, Dean, Executive Development, ITAM Business School, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, MX

15:45 – 17:00

Debate and Discussion: Pedagogical Innovation for Sustainability and Impact
Motion
The sustainability conversation requires management scholars to rethink the space and time boundaries of organizations. One of the main challenges is to provide foundations for a global conversation coherent with local conditions and institutions. What should management scholars prioritize in sustainability teaching; a global best-practices oriented approach? Or the local embeddedness of the conversation?

Debated by

  • Blanca Camargo, Professor and Founder of the Innovation Lab for Humanistic Tourism, UDEM Business School, Universidad de Monterrey, MX
  • Bruna Tsu Nishikawa, Professor and Student Services Director, FGV-EAESP, BR

Facilitated by Ana Cristina Dahik Loor, Director, Research Center on Social Responsibility, IPADE Business School, MX

17:00

Buses from IPADE to Presidente InterContinental

18:50

Buses leave from Presidente InterContinental to Gala Dinner

19:30 – 22:00

Gala Dinner at the Condesa home of the Fideicomiso Archivos Plutarco Elías Calles y Fernando Torreblanca with world renowned Mexican Chef Mónica Patiño

22:00

Buses return to Presidente InterContinental

Day 2 - Friday 13 October

8:15

Buses from Presidente InterContinental to IPADE

9:00 – 10:15

Scaling Business Education
Panel Session
Business schools are facing increasing competition from non-traditional education providers and are also tasked challenges like reaching marginalized groups and tapping new markets. In this session, business school leaders will share their experiences and insights on scaling business education, and how they have been affected by the changing market of education.

  • Douglas Keiller, Chief Product Officer, EMERITUS, USA
  • Mauricio Queiroz, Dean, FIA Business School, BR
  • Alfredo Nava, Dean, School of Business and Economics, Universidad Anáhuac Mexico

Moderated by Horacio Arredondo Villalba, Dean, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MX

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Debate and Discussion: AI Technology
Motion
Should business schools allow or even encourage students to use generative AI tools like ChatGPT for their assignments?
Debated by

  • Lucia Alanis Romo, General Manager, Cengage, Latin America, MX
  • Enrique Cortes-Rello, Director, AI Hub at Tec Monterrey, MX

Facilitated by Luis Casas, Managing Director, Executive Education, IESE Business School, US-ES

12:00 – 13:00

Understanding the Geopolitical and Macroeconomic Landscape
Closing Keynote
The Americas region and the rest of the world have seen significant changes in the geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape over the past couple of years. This session will provide an overview of these changes, their impact on the business environment, and their implications for business schools and their stakeholders.

Carlos Serrano, Chief Economist, BBVA, MX

13:00 – 13:30

Concluding Remarks

13:30

Lunch

Practical information

Venue

IPADE Business School

Calle Floresta 20, Claveria, Azcapotzalco
02080 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Fees

Fees cover conference attendance, documents, meals and refreshments but do NOT include accommodation.

EARLY BIRD FEE through 31 August 2023

  • 750 USD EFMD Global full member
  • 850 USD EFMD Global affiliated member
  • 950 USD EFMD Global non-member

NORMAL FEE through 29 September 2023

  • 950 USD EFMD Global full member
  • 1050 USD EFMD Global affiliated member
  • 1150 USD EFMD Global non-member

LATE FEE after 29 September 2023

  • 1150USD EFMD Global full member
  • 1250 USD EFMD Global affiliated member
  • 1350 USD EFMD Global non-member

INSTITUTIONAL RATE – 1600 USD, allows registration of up to 4 representatives

The institutional rate is a flat one-time fee and is the same for member and non-member schools.

Cancellation Policy

INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION DEADLINE: 11 September 2023 Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal by 11 September 2023, an administrative fee of $75 USD will be charged. Thereafter, we are unable to return any fees. In such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD Global receives the notification of the substitution.

Dress Code

The dress code for the conference sessions and Welcome Dinner is business casual; the Gala Dinner is cocktail attire.

Accommodation

We have a preferred rates available at the Presidente InterContinental Mexico City

There are two booking options:
– The Luxe Single/Double: $180.00 USD European Plan (no meals included)
– Club Single/Double: $280.00 USD Club Lounge access

** Rates available 3 days before and after the conference dates
** Rates subject to 16% VAT and 3.5% city tax, per room, per night, in European Plan
** No charge for cancellation or changes up to 7 days before arrival

You can book by PHONE or EMAIL – mention the code IPADE EFMD at the time of making your reservation.

By Phone: Ph. 55.53.27.77.77 ext.6603, 6607

By Email: Please write to the following e-mail address, mexico_grupos@grupopresidente.com with copy to paulina_osorno@grupopresidente.com, cinthia_bonilla@grupopresidente.com

Airport and Transportation

Airport

Mexico City International Airport/Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) is the primary international airport serving Mexico City. It can take an average of 30 minutes to get from MEX to the neighborhood Polanco, or longer during peak times.

Transportation

TAXI
It is recommended that you take taxis ONLY from established stands, as they are more secure. Taxis from the Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City (AICM) to the Polanco area will be in a range of $280 to $380 MXN.

TAXI APPS AVAILABLE IN MEXICO CITY
In Mexico City we recommend using Uber or DiDi. They’re more secure than taxis and offer a wide range of prices and additional services.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Even though there are several options as the subway (metro), metrobus, bus lines, etc., we do not recommend using them.

TURIBUS
This system of transportation allows a general view of the main attractions of Mexico City. It has double-decker buses with the upper deck uncovered and guided tours in multiple languages. Currently, the Turibus offers two routes: Centro Histórico – Chapultepec – Reforma and a southern route that goes through Insurgentes, la Colonia Del Valle, Coyoacán, San Ángel, Tlalpan and Ciudad Universitaria.

Fares: $210 MXN
(The ticket is valid for both routes and includes all-day hop- on/hop-off privileges at any of the points of interest).

Visa

Please refer to the Mexico consulate or embassy in your country to verify if you need a visa. On this page, you will be able to see if you need a visa.

Currency

Mexico’s currency is the PESO. The exchange rate is approximately $17.00 per USD. Exchange facilities are available at airports if needed. You can view the current exchange rate here.

Weather

The average weather in Mexico City in October has a daily high around 73°F (22.8°C), rarely falling below 67°F (19.4°C) or exceeding 78°F (25.6°C). Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F (15°C), from 54°F (12.2°C) to 49°F (9.4°C), rarely falling below 42°F (5.6°C) or exceeding 58°F (14.4°C). You can find details on the average weather in Mexico City during October here to better plan your packing.

Tourism

Here are a couple of suggested tours you can take while in Mexico City – if you’d like to book any of these tours please email Adriana Velazquez.

  • Mexico City Historic Center and Xochilmilco

    • COST PER PERSON $55 USD 9 HOURS
    • Languages: English and Spanish
      • Spend a day touring Mexico City and get to know the best and most emblematic places of this impressive capital. Visit the center considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the famous neighborhood of Coyoacán and get on a colorful trajinera that will take you through the canals of Xochimilco.

        We start the day with a tour of the most emblematic buildings in the historic center of Mexico City such as the Zócalo –the largest square in Latin America–, the National Palace and the cathedral. Next, we visit the Great Aztec Temple and continue along Madero Street and its exceptional buildings before arriving at the magnificent Palace of Fine Arts. Get on the bus that will take you directly to the south of the city, specifically to Coyoacán. Here you can immerse yourself in the bustle of this fantastic neighborhood and stroll through the center of town.

        Next, and to end this excursion, we will visit Xochimilco, where we will make a journey in a trajinera –a Mexican gondola– through the characteristic canals of this town. We will even be able to listen to the mariachi bands that interpret songs dedicated to the visitors.

Pick up at the hotels’ lobby in Polanco, Historic Center, Zona Rosa and Reforma area.

If you are not staying in the Polanco, Historic Center, Zona Rosa and Reforma areas, please make your way to Starbucks Fiesta Americana Reforma located at Paseo de la Reforma 80. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

  • Xochilmilco, Coyoacan and Frida Kahlo Museum

    • COST PER PERSON $70 USD 8 HOURS
    • Languages: English and Spanish
      • The tour begins in Coyoacán, a traditional city that houses temples, houses, markets and parks, as well as the famous Casa Azul, former home and now a museum of Frida Kahlo (except Monday as the museum is closed). Find out more about how her life was with the artist Diego Rivera and discover her world-famous works. Visit the neighborhood’s characteristic markets, cafes and bookstores and get an exact idea of the Mexican lifestyle.

        Next, hop aboard a colorful flower-decorated trajinera and be captivated by the views of Xochimilco, also called “the city of flowers.” Immerse yourself in an atmosphere full of music, dance and tradition at its best. Arriving at the handicraft market, marvel at the flowers and spectacular monuments.

        No visit to Mexico is complete without visiting Unam, the National Autonomous University of Mexico whose building is declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. In addition, the university boasts of collaborations with architects and artists such as Diego Rivera, Juan O’Gorman, Siqueiros and Mario Pani, among others. Absorb the beauty of its architecture and murals before heading back to your hotel.

Pick up at the hotels’ lobby in Polanco, Historic Center, Zona Rosa and Reforma area.

If you are not staying in the Polanco, Historic Center, Zona Rosa and Reforma areas, please make your way to Starbucks Fiesta Americana Reforma located at Paseo de la Reforma 80. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

  • Teotihuacan

    • COST PER PERSON $45 USD 8 HOURS (7am to 3pm)
    • Languages: English and Spanish
      • Beat the crowds and make the most of your day with this tour that offers early access to Teotihuacan, City of the Gods. Watch the spectacular sunrise over the Mesoamerican pyramids and enjoy an exclusive experience in this must-see place.

        Take a leisurely stroll through this pre-Columbian site before the crowds arrive and be amazed by the architecture of the Mesoamerican pyramids, the Avenue of the Dead, the Citadel Plaza, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and the Pyramid of the Sun. Be enthralled by the magical atmosphere and mystical that only you and a few will have the privilege of enjoying a good morning. Your guide will tell you stories and anecdotes about the latest discoveries that will fascinate you and enrich your trip. You will also have access to areas that are not usually visited on other tours, as well as enough time to climb the imposing Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

        Top off the morning with a stop at an obsidian workshop, where you can sample Pulque, a traditional alcoholic drink from Central Mexico, and tequila, popular around the world. You will also have the possibility to buy a lunch here and taste true Mexican flavors with a great variety of dishes.

Pick up at the hotels’ lobby in Polanco, Historic Center, Zona Rosa and Reforma area.

If you are not staying in the Polanco, Historic Center, Zona Rosa and Reforma areas, please make your way to Starbucks Fiesta Americana Reforma located at Paseo de la Reforma 80. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Please call to confirm the pick-up time at least 72 hours prior to the tour. If the activity is not confirmed on time, the service cannot be programmed, and no-show charges will be applied (100% non-refundable).

Speakers

  • Alfons Sauquet

    Alfons Sauquet

    Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Director, Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Alfredo Nava

    Alfredo Nava

    Dean, School of Business and Economics, Universidad Anáhuac Mexico

    Dean, School of Business and Economics, Universidad Anáhuac Mexico

  • Ana Cristina Dahik Loor

    Ana Cristina Dahik Loor

    Director of the Research Center on Social Responsibility, IPADE Business School, MX

    URL https://www.ipade.mx/author/ana-cristina-dahik-loor/

    Director of the Research Center on Social Responsibility, IPADE Business School, MX

  • 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

  • Blanca Camargo

    Blanca Camargo

    Professor and Founder of the Innovation Lab for Humanistic Tourism, UDEM Business School, Universidad de Monterrey, MX

    Professor and Founder of the Innovation Lab for Humanistic Tourism, UDEM Business School, Universidad de Monterrey, MX

  • Bruna Tsu Nishikawa

    Bruna Tsu Nishikawa

    Professor and Student Services Director, FGV-EAESP, Brazil

    Professor and Student Services Director, FGV-EAESP, Brazil

  • Carlos Serrano

    Carlos Serrano

    Chief Economist, BBVA, Mexico

    URL https://www.bbvaresearch.com/author/carlosserrano/

    Chief Economist, BBVA, Mexico

  • Douglas Keiller

    Douglas Keiller

    Chief Product Officer, EMERITUS

    Chief Product Officer, EMERITUS

  • Edgar Gonzalez Olea

    Edgar Gonzalez Olea

    MBA Director, School of Business and Economics, Universidad Anáhuac, MX

    MBA Director, School of Business and Economics, Universidad Anáhuac, MX

  • Enrique Cortes-Rello, Director

    Enrique Cortes-Rello, Director

    Director, AI Hub at Tec Monterrey, MX

    Director, AI Hub at Tec Monterrey, MX

  • Gabriela Alvarado

    Gabriela Alvarado

    Associate Director of Research and Academic Processes, IPADE Business School, MX

    Associate Director of Research and Academic Processes, IPADE Business School, MX

  • Horacio Arredondo Villalba

    Horacio Arredondo Villalba

    Dean, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MX

    Dean, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MX

  • Joann Peck

    Joann Peck

    Associate Dean of Teaching Innovation & Assessment, Wisconsin Business School, Wisconsin School of Business, USA

    Associate Dean of Teaching Innovation & Assessment, Wisconsin Business School, Wisconsin School of Business, USA

  • José Medina Mora

    José Medina Mora

    President, Mexican Employers Association (COPARMEX), MX

    URL https://thebusinessyear.com/interview/jose-medina-mora-icaza/

    President, Mexican Employers Association (COPARMEX), MX

  • Juan Romero

    Juan Romero

    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, IPADE Business School

    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, IPADE Business School

  • Lucia Alanis Romo

    Lucia Alanis Romo

    General Manager, Cengage, Latin America

    General Manager, Cengage, Latin America

  • Luis Casas

    Luis Casas

    Managing Director, Executive Education, IESE Business School

    Managing Director, Executive Education, IESE Business School

  • Mauricio Queiroz

    Mauricio Queiroz

    Dean, FIA Business School, BR

    Dean, FIA Business School, BR

  • Miguel Córdova

    Miguel Córdova

    Associate Professor and Internationalization Leader, Management School and Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), PE

    Associate Professor and Internationalization Leader, Management School and Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), PE

  • Monica Sacristan

    Monica Sacristan

    Dean of Executive Development at ITAM

    Dean of Executive Development at ITAM

  • Roberta Campana

    Roberta Campana

    Associate Dean of Education and Innovation, Fundação Dom Cabral, BR

    Associate Dean of Education and Innovation, Fundação Dom Cabral, BR

Location

Mexico City, Mexico

Address

IPADE Business School

Calle Floresta 20, Claveria, Azcapotzalco, 02080 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Time

october 11 (wednesday) 18:30 - october 13 (friday) 13:00 CST