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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Sunday 11 June

18:30 – 19:30


19:00 – 21:30

Welcome dinner at Le Grand Refectoire

Monday 12 June

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome & opening remarks

09:30 – 10:30

Opening plenary: Purpose of the Organisation

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Breakout sessions 1

1A: The purpose of research

1B: Best ideas on scholarly impact

1C: The student perspective in 2023

1D: New business models: risk or opportunity?

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Plenary II: The purpose of talent

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30

EFMD General Assembly

16:30 – 17:00

Awards Ceremony

19:00 – 22:30

Conference dinner at Abbaye de Collonges

Tuesday 13 June

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary 3: Climate leadership vs greenwashing

Dilemmas for business leaders

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:45

Breakout sessions 2

2A: Careers and purpose: the search for truth

2B: The food business as a source of wellbeing

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

2D: Internationalization: the good, the bad and the ugly

2E: Curriculum innovation

12:00 – 12:45

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

12:45 – 13:15

Closing remarks

12:45 – 14:00


Practical information


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

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 06/05/23, 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

Please refer to the EFMD general policy and local authorities’ requirements to enter the country.


EFMD has negotiated preferential rates in our conference hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon, 129 rue Servient 69003 Lyon, France.
Transfers will be organised from this hotel to emlyon and back as well as for the dinners.

Please use this link to book your room and follow the procedure here
below to benefit from the preferential rate:

  • Select your dates (must be from June 9th to 14th 2023)
  • The occupancy: 1 or 2 adults
  • Select “Promotional code” and enter EFMD
  • Click on “Search”


Rates are as follows:
• Standard room city view – single occupancy at 179€ + 2,50€ (city tax) = 181,5€ / room / night
• Standard room city view – double occupancy at 199€ + 2,50€ (city tax) x 2 = 204€ / room / night


For questions regarding the programme & overall event:

Diana Grote

For questions regarding registration & accommodation:

Eliška Vinšová

For questions regarding exhibitors:

Hansol Park



Lyon, France


emlyon business school

23 Avenue Guy de Collongue, 69130 Écully, France


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