2023 EFMD Annual Conference

sun11jun(jun 11)18:00tue13(jun 13)14:002023 EFMD Annual ConferenceThe role of business education in an unstable, unpredictable and unsustainable worldLocation:Lyon, France

Event Details

Business schools steer a difficult course in navigating the fog caused by a disrupted environment and an unprecedented demand to align values with societal demands and a new generation of students. In this time of change, it is helpful for industry professionals to join forces and navigate their way towards a future-proof transformation.

The EFMD Annual Conference gathers several hundred members of the management education community to tackle burning subjects such as the impact of globalisation, collaborative research, creative leadership and digital learning strategies. Over two days, professionals in different administrative and managerial positions from all over the world participate in a dynamic learning and networking event that helps them move towards impactful business education.

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Programme

Sunday 11 June

18:00

First bus transfers from Radisson Blu hotel to welcome dinner at Le Grand Refectoire

18:30

Second bus transfers from Radisson Blu hotel to welcome dinner at Le Grand Refectoire

18:30 – 19:30

Registrations at Le Grand Refectoire

19:00 – 21:30

Welcome dinner at Le Grand Refectoire

21:00

First bus transfers to Radisson Blu hotel

21:30

Second bus transfers to Radisson Blu hotel

Monday 12 June

08:00

Bus transfers from Sofitel & Radisson Blu Hotel to emlyon

08:15

Registrations & welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome & opening remarks

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global Network
  • Isabelle Huault, Executive President & Dean, emlyon business school, FR
  • Morris Mthombeni, Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

09:30 – 10:15

Opening plenary: Leading through uncertainty: How business schools are innovating in turbulent times

To say that business schools find themselves in a turbulent moment would be a vast understatement. Economic uncertainty, geopolitical instability, transformative technologies, and the climate crisis are just the beginning of a long list of macro challenges today’s business schools are facing. But in times of upheaval, opportunity emerges. Hear from eminent business school leaders about how they’re navigating our current environment—and driving innovation and change at a time when developing our next generation of leaders has never been more important.

  • Nida Bektas, Executive Director, Koç University, TR
  • Adoración Alvaro, Dean, School of Business, Economics & Law, CUNEF University, ES
  • Leonardo Caporarello, Associate Dean for Online Learning, SDA Bocconi School of Management, IT

Moderated by: Lucy Swedberg, Executive Editor, Harvard Business Publishing, US

10:15 – 11:00

Plenary 2: Leadership development in times of turmoil

  • Yasmina Jaidi, International Learning Director, Leadership & Culture Programmes, L’Oréal, FR

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:45

Breakout sessions 1

 

1A: Raising responsible research: Relevance, rigor, & reach

A recent FT article criticized business schools’ research as “underperforming,” stating that management academics study “abstract, abstruse, and overly academic topics” with little resonance beyond academia. Is business research overrated? Or underexploited?

  • Andreas Kaplan, President, Kühne Logistics University, DE

 

1B: The student perspective in 2023 – the results from 3,800+ EFMD voices in the 2023 Business School Career Destinations report

Do today’s students feel future-ready and adequately prepared? In a direct, rapid-fire format, talent representing EFMD schools around the world will challenge our panelists to respond to the most difficult questions on talent’s minds today.

  • Alejandro Ameneiro, Director of Innovation, IE University, ES
  • José Esteves, Dean, Porto Business School, PT
  • Danielle García Jaramillo, Head of Talent Acquisition & Mobility Branch, Pro Tempore, INTERPOL, FR

Moderated by: Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Talent Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services, NO

 

1C: New business models: risk or opportunity?

  • Charlotte Fillol, CEPO – Chief Education & Product Officer, Studi, FR
  • Nicolas Pejout, Head of Strategy & Development, Executive Board Member, emlyon business school, FR
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

Moderated by Rickie Moore, Associate Dean, International Executive Concentration Programs, emlyon business school, FR

 

1D: Getting concrete about climate leadership

How business schools can lead the transition to a sustainable tomorrow through energy-efficient design and construction. Complementary perspectives about climate leadership from research and practice.

  • Céline Jullien, Senior Consultant, Cleantech Group, UK
  • Christof Brandtner, Assistant Professor of Social Innovation, emlyon business school, FR

 

1E: Generative artificial intelligence as a new context for management theories: analysis of ChatGPT

  • Grzegorz Mazurek, Rector, Kozminski University, PL
  • Thomas Bieger, Professor of Management, University of St. Gallen, CH

Moderated by Renzo Casapia, Professor, Postgraduate Studies, Hult International Business School, MX

 

1F: The Demand for Graduate Management Education: Insights from Industry Stakeholders

Shifting demographics, Chatgpt, online programs, and ESG are themes at the forefront of discussions within higher education. How do these themes play out in the minds of GME candidates and the employers looking to hire them post degree acquisition?  This session will explore findings from GMAC’s latest survey research to enable a discussion on the alignment of business school deliverables and market expectations.

  • Nalisha Patel, Regional Director, Europe, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), UK
  • Ashish Bhardwaj, Senior Vice President and Head, Market Development, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), US

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Plenary 3: Careers and purpose: the search for truth

In this session we’ll explore perspective from educational organisations and corporates to gain insights about when, where and how much organisational purpose plays a role in attracting and retaining employees.

  • Gaël Chauvel, Talents & Corporate Partnerships Director, emlyon business school, FR
  • Céline Danos, Head of Employer Branding and HR Marketing, Engie, FR
  • Michel Bouzigues, Partner, PWC France, FR

Moderated by: Nicola Kleyn, Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, NL

15:00 – 15:30

2023 EFMD and EFMD Global Network Annual General Assemblies

For more information, please visit the dedicated event website.

15:30 – 16:00

Awards ceremony

Discover and celebrate the new members of the EQUIS, EFMD Accredited, EDAF, CLIP, EOCCS, and BSIS family

Moderated by Griet Houbrechts, Director, Professional Development Services, EFMD Global

16:00 Bus transfers to Sofitel & Radisson Blu

19:00 Bus transfers to Abbaye de Collonges from Sofitel & Radisson Blu

19:00 – 22:30

Conference dinner at Abbaye de Collonges

22:30 Bus transfers to Sofitel & Radisson Blu

Tuesday 13 June

08:00

Bus transfers from Sofitel & Radisson Blu to emlyon

09:00 – 09:45

Plenary 4: Climate leadership

Dilemmas for business leaders

  • Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser, Practice Director, Responsible Finance Initiative, Gordon Institute of Business Science, ZA
  • Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo (AUC), School of Business, EG

Moderated by Morris Mthombeni, Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

09:45 – 10:15

Coffee break

10:15 – 11:30

Breakout sessions 2

 

2A: New ideas for teaching impact

This session will look at emerging opportunities and challenges for business schools post-Covid and how their teaching can have greater impact using lessons from the past few years of disruption.  It will look both strategically and practically at significant current areas where business schools need to make strategic decisions as well as deal with practical issues of resourcing, design and delivery.

  • Martin Lockett, Dean, Faculty of Business, Nottingham University Business School China, CN
  • Karin A. Venetis, Director, Executive Program in Management Studies & Academic Director, Professional Development, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, NL

Moderated by Catherine Pereira Villa, Dean, International School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de la Sabana, CO

 

2B: The food business as a source of wellbeing

This session will deal with the academisation of a professional school and the need to combine academic rigor with professional flexibility and pragmatism. We will address the challenges of academic recognition of lifelong learning and professional skills within the challenging ecosystem of Lyon’s gastronomic excellence.

  • Johanna Edelbloude, PhD & HDR, Academic Dean, Bachelor in International Management of Culinary Arts and Pastry, Institut Paul Bocuse, FR
  • Anne-Laure Duncan, Professor of Marketing, Institut Paul Bocuse, FR

Moderated by Thami Ghorfi, President, ESCA Ecole de Management, MO

 

2C: The carbon neutral business school: best practices and examples

In this session, two leading business schools will share their journey towards carbon neutrality. They will share how purpose drives and motivates action. They will share practical insights about integrating the carbon neutral objective into their visible and invisible curricula with an emphasis on discovery driven decision making. The business schools will illustrate that carbon neutrality is not a goal but a lifelong commitment.

  • Paula Simões, Vice Dean for Knowledge and Learning, Fundação Dom Cabral, BR
  • Saul Klein, Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, CA

Moderated by Morris Mthombeni, Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, ZA

 

2D: The Future of Internationalisation

Best practices & case studies from a global selection of business schools on future international strategies post COVID. Is it business as usual, are there new models and ways of collaborating, is it time to reimagine international strategies? This workshop will share ideas plus discuss how do you balance a responsible approach to internationalisation.

  • Santiago Garcia, Vice President Strategic Development & International, Kedge Business School, FR
  • Vanessa Chang, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, AU

Moderated by Susan Hart, Associate Director, EQUIS, EFMD Global Network

 

2E: Curriculum innovation

This session will describe, exemplify, and discuss three approaches to curriculum innovation implemented in various business schools in radically different contexts.

  • Delphine Manceau, Dean, NEOMA Business School, FR
  • Raul V. Rodriguez, Vice President, Woxsen University, IN

Moderated by Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

 

2F: How can you create stability in an unpredictable environment through a value-based school community?

  • Kalin Yanev, Chief Business Officer at Advent Group, FR

 

11:45 – 12:30

Closing plenary: How can positive leadership help to create a better future? 

  • Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft, FR

12:30 – 13:00

Closing remarks

13:00– 14:15

Lunch

14:30

Bus transfers to Sofitel & Radisson Blu

Practical information

Venue


emlyon business school,
23 avenue Guy de Collongue,
CS 40203, 69134 Ecully cedex
Tel: +33 4 78 33 78 00
Website

Registration fees

EARLY BIRD UNTIL 15 February (included)

  • 1292,50€ (1175€ + 10% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1457,50€ (1325€ + 10% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 1622,50€ (1475€ + 10% VAT) non members of EFMD

NORMAL FEE UNTIL 5 May (included)

  • 1512,50€ (1375€ + 10% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1677,50€ (1525€ + 10% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 1952,50€ (1775€ + 10% VAT) non members of EFMD

LATE FEE AS OF 9 May (payment by credit card ONLY)

  • 1622,50€ (1475€ + 10% VAT) members of EFMD
  • 1787,50€ (1625€ + 10% VAT) affiliate members of EFMD
  • 2062,50€ (1875€ + 10% VAT) non members of EFMD

Please note that a discount of 25% applies for every third and further participant from the same institution. If you are the third person of your institution to register, please contact annual@efmdglobal.org to receive your promotional code.

Cancellation policy registrations


Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 6 May 2023, a cancellation administrative fee of (75€ + local 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 notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Also note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) before the list is distributed 1 June 2023, your contact details will not be included in that list.

How to get there

Arriving in Lyon
From the airport to the city center:

By taxi:
It takes between 30 and 60 minutes from the airport to the city centre. Costs vary between 70 and 100 EUR.
Uber is also available in Lyon.

By public transport:
You can take the tramway shuttle “Rhone Express” from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport to the main train station “Gare Part-Dieu”. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Departure every 15 minutes from 4.25am to midnight (Every 30 min from 4.25 am to 6 am and from 9 to midnight).

Guests staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon will be able to walk there from the station.
For those staying at the Sofitel Bellecourt Hotel, please take metro line B towards “Gare d’Oullins” and get off at the stop “Saxe-Gambetta”. From there, please take metro line D towards “Gare de Vaise” and get off at the stop “Bellecour”.
A single ticket costs 1,90 EUR. A 72h pass costs 15,50 EUR. Please click here for more information about the public transport network.

Arriving at emlyon
From the airport to emlyon (Ecully)
By taxi it takes between 45 and 90 minutes to reach emlyon and costs will be between 80 and 100 EUR.

EFMD's health & safety policy for in-person attendance


EFMD’s HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities’ requirements to enter the country.

Accommodation

We still have rooms available in our conference hotel, the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, 20, Quai du Docteur Gailleton, 69002 Lyon that you can book via this link.

The EFMD conference hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon, 129 rue Servient 69003 Lyon is now fully booked.

Once the EFMD room block has sold out, please consider to reserve your room in any hotel which is close to

· Sofitel Lyon Bellecour, 20, Quai du Docteur Gailleton, 69002 Lyon or

· Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon, 129 rue Servient 69003 Lyon, France.

Bus transfers will be organised from those 2 hotels only to emlyon and back as well as for the dinner on Monday. For the welcome dinner on Sunday, busses will leave only from the Radisson hotel as the dinner venue is situated within walking distance of Place Bellecour.

Hotels near the Sofitel Lyon Bellecour:

Hotels near the Radisson Blu Hotel:

Other recommended hotels:

Speakers

  • Adoración Alvaro

    Adoración Alvaro

    Dean, School of Economics and Business, CUNEF

    Dean, School of Economics and Business, CUNEF

  • Alejandro Ameneiro

    Alejandro Ameneiro

    Director of Innovation, IE University

    Director of Innovation, IE University

  • Amber Wigmore Alvarez

    Amber Wigmore Alvarez

    Chief Talent Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services

    Chief Talent Officer, Highered EFMD Shared Career Services

  • Andreas Kaplan

    Andreas Kaplan

    President, Kühne Logistics University

    President, Kühne Logistics University

  • Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

    Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser

    Practice Director Responsible Finance Initiative Gordon Institute of Business Science

    Practice Director Responsible Finance Initiative Gordon Institute of Business Science

  • Anne-Laure Duncan

    Anne-Laure Duncan

    Professor of Marketing, Institut Paul Bocuse

    Professor of Marketing, Institut Paul Bocuse

  • Ashish Bharadwaj

    Ashish Bharadwaj

    Senior Vice President and Head, Market Development, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

    Senior Vice President and Head, Market Development, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)

  • Catherine Pereira Villa

    Catherine Pereira Villa

    Associate Professor and Dean, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia

    Associate Professor and Dean, International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia

  • Céline Danos

    Céline Danos

    Head of Employer Branding and HR Marketing, Engie

    Head of Employer Branding and HR Marketing, Engie

  • Céline Jullien

    Céline Jullien

    Senior Consultant, Cleantech Group

    Senior Consultant, Cleantech Group

  • Charlotte Fillol,

    Charlotte Fillol,

    CEPO - Chief Education & Product Officer, Studi

    CEPO - Chief Education & Product Officer, Studi

  • Christof Brandtner

    Christof Brandtner

    Organizational and Economic Sociologist, emlyon business school

    Organizational and Economic Sociologist, emlyon business school

  • Delphine Manceau

    Delphine Manceau

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

    Dean, Neoma Business School, FR

  • Eric Cornuel

    Eric Cornuel

    President, EFMD Global

    President, EFMD Global

  • Florencio Travieso

    Florencio Travieso

    Director, International Relations, emlyon business school

    Director, International Relations, emlyon business school

  • Gaël Chauvel

    Gaël Chauvel

    Talents & Corporate Partnerships Director, emlyon business school, FR

    Talents & Corporate Partnerships Director, emlyon business school, FR

  • Grzegorz Mazurek

    Grzegorz Mazurek

    Vice-Rector for International Relations, Kozminski University, Poland

    Vice-Rector for International Relations, Kozminski University, Poland

  • Isabelle Huault

    Isabelle Huault

    Executive President & Dean, emlyon business school

    Executive President & Dean, emlyon business school

  • Jean-Philippe Courtois

    Jean-Philippe Courtois

    EVP and President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft

    EVP and President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft

  • Johan Roos

    Johan Roos

    Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, UK

    Chief Academic Officer and Professor, Hult International Business School, UK

  • Johanna Edelbloude

    Johanna Edelbloude

    Academic Dean, Bachelor in International Management of Culinary Arts and Pastry, Institut Paul Bocuse

    Academic Dean, Bachelor in International Management of Culinary Arts and Pastry, Institut Paul Bocuse

  • José Esteves,

    José Esteves,

    Dean, Porto Business School

    Dean, Porto Business School

  • Kalin Yanev

    Kalin Yanev

    Chief Business Officer, Advent Group

    Chief Business Officer, Advent Group

  • Karin A. Venetis

    Karin A. Venetis

    Director, Executive Program in Management Studies & Academic Director, Professional Development, Amsterdam Business School

    Director, Executive Program in Management Studies & Academic Director, Professional Development, Amsterdam Business School

  • Leonardo Caporarello

    Leonardo Caporarello

    Associate Dean for Online Learning, SDA Bocconi School of Management

    Associate Dean for Online Learning, SDA Bocconi School of Management

  • Lucy Swedberg

    Lucy Swedberg

    Executive Editor, Harvard Business Publishing

    Executive Editor, Harvard Business Publishing

  • Martin Lockett

    Martin Lockett

    Former Dean, Faculty of Business, Nottingham University Business School China

    Former Dean, Faculty of Business, Nottingham University Business School China

  • Michel Bouzigues

    Michel Bouzigues

    Partner, PWC France

    Partner, PWC France

  • Morris Mthombeni

    Morris Mthombeni

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

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

  • Nalisha Patel

    Nalisha Patel

    Regional Director, Europe, GMAC® - Graduate Management Admission Council®, UK

    Regional Director, Europe, GMAC® - Graduate Management Admission Council®, UK

  • Nicola Kleyn

    Nicola Kleyn

    Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

    Dean, Executive Education, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • Nicolas Pejout

    Nicolas Pejout

    Head of Strategy & Development, Executive Board Member, emlyon business school

    Head of Strategy & Development, Executive Board Member, emlyon business school

  • Nida Bektas

    Nida Bektas

    Executive Director, Koç University

    Executive Director, Koç University

  • Paula Simões

    Paula Simões

    Vice Dean, Knowledge and Learning, Fundação Dom Cabral, BR

    Vice Dean, Knowledge and Learning, Fundação Dom Cabral, BR

  • Raul Villamarin Rodriguez,

    Raul Villamarin Rodriguez,

    Vice President, Woxsen University

    Vice President, Woxsen University

  • Renzo Casapía

    Renzo Casapía

    Professor, Postgraduate Studies, Hult International Business School, MX

    Professor, Postgraduate Studies, Hult International Business School, MX

  • Rickie Moore

    Rickie Moore

    Associate Dean, International Executive Concentration programs, EMLyon Business School, FR

    URL https://www.em-lyon.com/en/faculty-research-education/faculty-research/international-business-school-professors/Permanent-Professors/Rickie-MOORE

    Associate Dean, International Executive Concentration programs, EMLyon Business School, FR

  • Santiago Garcia

    Santiago Garcia

    Vice President Strategic Development & International, Kedge Business School

    Vice President Strategic Development & International, Kedge Business School

  • Saul Klein

    Saul Klein

    Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

    Dean, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

  • Sherif Kamel

    Sherif Kamel

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

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

  • Susan Hart

    Susan Hart

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Thami Ghorfi

    Thami Ghorfi

    President, ESCA Ecole de Management

    President, ESCA Ecole de Management

  • Thomas Bieger

    Thomas Bieger

    Former Dean, University of St. Gallen, CH

    URL https://www.unisg.ch/en/personenverzeichnis/79cdedf7-fb5b-4e85-98b4-36d909964424

    Former Dean, University of St. Gallen, CH

  • Vanessa Chang

    Vanessa Chang

    Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Curtin Business School @ Curtin University, AU

    Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Curtin Business School @ Curtin University, AU

  • Yasmina Jaidi

    Yasmina Jaidi

    International Learning Director, Leadership & Culture Programmes, L’Oréal

    International Learning Director, Leadership & Culture Programmes, L’Oréal

Contact

For questions regarding the programme & overall event:

Diana Grote

For questions regarding registration & accommodation:

Eliška Vinšová

For questions regarding exhibitors:

Hansol Park

 

Location

Lyon, France

Address

emlyon business school

23 Avenue Guy de Collongue, 69130 Écully, France

Time

june 11 (sunday) 18:00 - june 13 (tuesday) 14:00