2023 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

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Event Details

The 2023 Deans Conference will take place onsite on 30-31 January after two years of being online. We look forward to connecting again with the community which is open, honest, and a trusted forum to delve into daily challenges and overall trends.

The two-day event will provide us with an opportunity to look ahead as a network and as a community to what is next for business education.
In addition to extensive networking opportunities, the conference program is designed to provide immediate value and practical takeaways for your leadership role.

Registration is open.

If you were unable to attend the 2022 EFMD Conference for Deans and Directors General that took place online from 26 to 28 January, where nearly 300 deans from business schools around the world met to network and discuss under the theme “Redefining the (im)possible”, see what you have missed in the following blog post from our conference chair Marion Debruyne, Dean, Vlerick Business school, and hope you will be able to join us this year.

Target Group

This event is reserved for the Deans or Director General of the entire institution with the overall responsibility of the management school representing member and non-member schools in the EFMD network.

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Registration

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Programme

All indicated time slots are CET (Brussels time)

Monday 30 January

10:00

Walk from Eurostars Hotel to IE Tower

10:30 – 14:00

Registration

11:00 – 12:30

EFMD Quality Services Optional Pre-Conference Session
During this optional plenary session, the EFMD Quality Services Team will report on the current status and latest developments in EFMD accreditations.
Deans and Directors will also learn about the future goals of the EFMD accreditations during this session.
It should be noted that this is not your typical accreditation seminar; explaining Standards & Criteria or Processes is NOT the primary goal of this session.

  • François Bonvalet, Director BSIS, EFMD Global
  • Piet Naudé, Director EDAF, EFMD Global
  • Keith Pond, Director EOCCS, EFMD Global
  • Alfons Sauquet, Director Quality Services & EQUIS, EFMD Global
  • Barbara Sporn, Director EFMD Programme Accreditation, EFMD Global

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:20

Welcome address

  • Santiago Iñiguez, President, IE University, ES
  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global

14:20 – 14:45

Setting the scene

  • Chairperson: Lee Newman, Dean, IE Business School, ES

14:45 – 15:45

Plenary I – Reimagining the role of business schools in 2030
Aim: The world will look different in 2030. How will this affect the role of business schools and businesses, how should we redefine our mission, and are we prepared? What do we know is going to happen? What can we expect? An open presentation between the renowned CPO of Spain’s main multinational telecommunication business and the internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, and author.

  • Marta Machicot, Chief HR Officer, Telefónica S.A., ES
  • Nick van Dam, Director, Center for Corporate Learning and Talent Management, IE University and Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company, ES
  • Moderated by: Lee Newman, Dean, IE Business School, ES

15:45 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 17:15

Plenary II – How does technology impact the future workplace
Aim: In this business-based input session, envision where and what role technology might play in the next 5 to 10 years. What role will the metaverse, AI, Blockchain, etc. play? What does this imply for business schools? What will the next generation of business professionals need as competencies?

  • Kiron Ravindran, Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Technology, IE Business School, ES
  • Albert Triola, Senior Vice President Support Renewal Sales EMEA – Country Leader Oracle Spain at Oracle, ES
  • Moderated by: Lee Newman, Dean, IE Business School, ES

17:15 – 18:15

Round table discussion – What if…
Aim: allow participants to discuss and share ideas on the input from the day’s sessions in an informal setting.

18:15

Walk from IE Tower to Eurostars Hotel

18:30 – 21:00

Drinks & dinner at Eurostars Hotel

Tuesday 31 January

08:45

Walk from Eurostars Hotel to IE Tower

09:00 – 10:15

Plenary III – What if business schools balanced multiple purposes?
Aim: A hands-on session in which a panel of deans will share best practices based on what has been accomplished in the last three years, and looking ahead. What is your perspective on your role as a dean, as well as potentially conflicting elements such as teaching, research, societal contribution, and so on?

  • Yolande Chan, Dean and James McGill Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, CA
  • Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
  • Christina Soh, Dean, College of Business, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, SG
  • Moderated by: Lee Newman, Dean, IE Business School, ES

10:15 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:15

Breakout series A – The business school in 2030, what if…
A1 — What if rankings embraced more relevant stakeholders and dimensions?*
*Interactive/hands-on workshop
**Speakers invite participants to come up with practical suggestions on use cases for rankings and data that would be valuable, comparable, and relatively easy for schools and the FT to collect.

 

Aim: what would be needed to get all key stakeholders (academic administrators such as Deans, prospective and current students, alumni, recruiters, and prospective and current faculty) to embrace international Business School rankings?  This session will build on a plenary session on rankings held at the Deans’ conference at Bocconi in February 2020.

  • Leo Cremonezi, Statistical Journalist – FT Ranking Manager, Financial Times, UK
  • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK
  • Moderated by Winfried Ruigrok, Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen, CH

A2 — What if impact is at the heart of your strategy?
Aim: This workshop is dedicated to helping deans and members of executive teams to question their strategy concerning the impact concept.
To put on the business schools’ agenda the notion of responsibilities against their stakeholders and the world at large: how to measure it and demonstrate it?  Last but not least, share some examples of the best practices that BSIS experts have identified during their missions worldwide.

  • Debra Leighton, Senior Advisor BSIS, EFMD Global
  • François Bonvalet, Director BSIS, EFMD Global

A3 — What if purpose was the first criterion for your research agenda?
Aim: What does reimagining the role of business schools in 2030 mean for research? Are research agendas keeping up with the speed of change? Should overall research criteria be revisited?

  • Marco Giarratana, Vice-rector of Coordination and Research, IE University, ES
  • Kamran Razmdoost, Dean, ESCP Business School London, UK
  • Moderated by Metka Tekavčič, Dean, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, SI

A4 — What if internationalisation ceased to exist as we know it?
Aim: What is the new definition of “international” in business schools? What does international entail for students? For Professors? For the job, we’re offering? For our customers? Debating the new internationalisation concepts.

  • Mar Hurtado de Mendoza, VP for Global Recruitment & Marketing, IE University, ES
  • Steven McGuire, Dean, University of Sussex Business School, UK
  • Moderated by Nils Stieglitz, President & CEO, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, DE

A5 — What if business schools address the climate emergency ‘properly’?
Aim: how can business schools play a future role in the climate emergency and other green initiatives? Best practices from some of the network’s schools.

  • Peter Møllgaard, Dean, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, DK
  • Clara Rey, Director of Sustainability, Repsol, ES
  • Aida Rodriguez, Managing Director, Accenture – Sustainable Finance, ES
  • Cristina Sanchez, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Spain, ES
  • Moderated by Isabela De Alcazar, Global head of sustainability, IE University, ES

12:15 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 15:00

Breakout series B – Current trends & best practices
B1 — Post-Pandemic Transformation: Industry trends and the global demand for GME
Aim: Join this session to explore the latest data from industry stakeholders (corporate recruiters, prospective and enrolled students, admission officers) via GMAC Survey research and discuss with GMAC’s new CEO, Joy Jones, Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Said Business School and Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer at Hult, how these trends might impact the classroom of 2030.

  • Joy Jones, Chief Executive Officer, GMAC® – Graduate Management Admission Council®, US
  • Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
  • Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School, UK

B2 — Implementing strategies to attract and retain female talent in business schools
Aim: In this workshop, the schools that participate in the EQUAL4EUROPE project will share their experience from designing their Gender Equality Plans and respective actions to remove barriers to the recruitment and career progression of female researchers, address gender imbalances in the decision-making processes and integrate the gender perspective in research content. This will be a workshop to reflect on new strategies for recruiting, hiring, and retaining female talent together with colleagues interested in how this might benefit their academic communities.

*The EU-funded EQUAL4EUROPE project brings together European business schools; Esade, ESMT, INSEAD, RSM, IEDC-Bled School of Management, along with Comenius University, in partnership with EFMD and Nehem.

  • Drikus Kriek, Dean of the Faculty for Post-Graduate Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programmes, IEDC – Bled School of Management, SI
  • Ansgar Richter, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management  – Erasmus University, NL
  • Jörg Rocholl, President, ESMT Berlin, DE
  • Joan Rodón, Dean, ESADE Business School, ES
  • Co-Moderated by Susan Hart, Associate Director, EQUIS, & Christophe Terrasse, Director International Projects, EFMD Global, BE

B3 — Increasing organisational agility through business intelligence
Aim: How can business schools stay agile to deliver on their missions in a rapidly changing world continually? At this institution, a former technology executive turned Dean and a former government intelligence analyst are navigating how data governance and business intelligence can support faster and more effective decision-making in an academic institution

  • Sharon Hodgson, Dean, Ivey Business School at Western University, CA
  • Markus Walters, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Ivey Business School at Western University, CA
  • Moderated by Benjamin Stevenin, President, RimaOne, FR

B4 — Exploring the business school for the lifelong learner
Aim: This institution’s learning advisors use advanced data analytics and cutting-edge technology to help members tap into a wealth of learning opportunities and craft personalized development journeys that meet their changing needs. This business school would provide this compelling service via a fee-based subscription model that automatically calibrates based on an individual’s achievement of agreed-upon goals.

  • Teresa Martin-Retortillo, Executive President of IE Exponential Learning, IE Business School, ES
  • Andrew Crisp, Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK
  • Moderated by Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Brock University, Goodman School of Business, CA

B5 — What’s next in designing the ‘wow’ experience for students?
Aim: The design of great customer (CX) and employee (EX) experience has become a key agenda item for top companies. What can and should we do as schools to design fantastic experiences for our students, both inside and outside the classroom? 

  • Andrew PW McCarthy, Experienced consultant in multinationals, startups & Academic Director at IE Business School, IE University, ES
  • Sabine Yazbeck, Global Head of Student Experience, IE University, ES
  • Moderated Veneta Andonova, Dean School of Management, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, CO

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30

Plenary IV – A new global order: macro geopolitical and geoeconomic trends
Aim: This session will provide a picture of macropolitical and economic trends shaping global affairs. As such, it will seek to serve as a backdrop to EFMD’s reflection on the future of higher education and, in particular, business education. Topics to be addressed include the future of the international political order in the face of a rising China and a revisionist Russia, as well as the emergence of a new economic paradigm after the Covid 19 pandemic.

  • Manuel Muñiz, Provost, IE University, ES
  • Moderated by: Lee Newman, Dean, IE Business School, ES

16:30 – 16:45

Closing remarks by the Chair

16:45 – 17:00

Presentation of next year’s venue

17:00

Walk to Eurostars Hotel

18:45

Bus transfer from Eurostars Hotel to Palacio Neptuno

19:30 – 22:00

Dinner at Palacio Neptuno

22:00

Bus back to Eurostars Hotel

Practical information

Conference fees

Early Bird Fee until 30 September 2022:

  • EFMD Full member: € 995 plus 21% VAT = € 1203,95
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1145 plus 21% VAT = € 1385,45
  • EFMD non-member: € 1295 plus 21% VAT = € 1566,95

Normal Fee until 16 December 2022:

  • EFMD Full member: € 1220 plus 21% VAT = € 1476,20
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1370 plus 21% VAT = € 1657,70
  • EFMD non-member: € 1620 plus 21% VAT = € 1960,20

Late Fee from 17 December 2022:

  • EFMD Full member: € 1345 plus 21% VAT = € 1627,45
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1495 plus 21% VAT = € 1808,95
  • EFMD non-member: € 1745 plus 21% VAT = € 2111,45

Cancellation policy for registrations

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR REGISTRATIONS:
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 09/01/2023, 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 January 16, 2023, your name will not be added to the participants’ list.

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.

Conference hotel information

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION
EFMD has reserved a number of rooms at the beautiful five stars Eurostars Tower Hotel Madrid for the duration of the conference (from 30 January to 1st February). The architectural beauty and the impressive height make this a unique hotel, offering the best views of Madrid at an angle of 360 degrees, from the mountains to the Plaza Mayor.

Eurostars Tower Hotel Madrid
P.º de la Castellana, 259, B,
28046 Madrid, Spain

Single superior room – € 185,00 including breakfast and 10% VAT
Double superior room – €200,00 including breakfast and 10% VAT

More information is available here.

*PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY FOR QUERIES IF YOU HAVE BOOKED THROUGH EFMD REGISTRATION PLATFORM, BUT CONTACT Leah Takata INSTEAD

Please keep in mind that to take advantage of the negotiated rates, you must book your hotel online through EFMD’s online registration page, ideally by the end of October to ensure availability.

Cancellation policy

In the event of a cancellation of a hotel reservation after the closing of business at 12:00hrs CET on Thursday, January 12, 2023, or the event of no show, your credit card will be debited for all reserved nights.

Venue & contact

VENUE & CONTACT

IE Business School Tower
Address
IE Business School
P.º de la Castellana, 259, E,
28046 Madrid,
Spain

Contact for questions :

For specific questions concerning the EFMD Congress :

Leah Takata

Direction to reach Madrid or the Eurostars hotel

DIRECTION TO REACH MADRID OR THE EUROSTARS HOTEL

Arriving by plane

Madrid Barajas International Airport, also known as Adolfo Suárez Airport, is Madrid’s main and only international airport.
It is located in the district of Barajas, 8 miles (12 km) northeast of the city center.
It is located some 14km from the Eurostars Madrid Tower hotel by taxi.

Or some 30 minutes away by train + walking:

 

Arriving by train

Madrid Atocha
For train schedules: https://www.renfe.com/es/en

21km by car to Eurostars Madrid Tower hotel – about 30 minutes depending on the time of the day and traffic:

Or some 25 minutes by public transport:

Speakers

  • Aida Rodriguez

    Aida Rodriguez

    Managing Director, Accenture - Sustainable Finance, ES

    Managing Director, Accenture - Sustainable Finance, ES

  • Albert Triola

    Albert Triola

    Senior Vice President Support Renewal Sales EMEA – Country Leader Oracle Spain at Oracle, ES

    Senior Vice President Support Renewal Sales EMEA – Country Leader Oracle Spain at Oracle, ES

  • Andrew Crisp

    Andrew Crisp

    Co-founder/Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK

    Co-founder/Director, CarringtonCrisp, UK

  • Andrew Gaudes

    Andrew Gaudes

    Former Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, CA

    Former Dean, Goodman School of Business, Brock University, CA

  • Andrew Jack

    Andrew Jack

    Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK

    Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK

  • Andrew PW McCarthy

    Andrew PW McCarthy

    Experienced consultant in multinationals, startups & Academic Director at IE Business School, IE University, ES

    Experienced consultant in multinationals, startups & Academic Director at IE Business School, IE University, ES

  • Ansgar Richter

    Ansgar Richter

    Professor of Strategy, Organisation and Governance, Incoming Vice President of Academic Affairs / Dean of Faculty, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

    Professor of Strategy, Organisation and Governance, Incoming Vice President of Academic Affairs / Dean of Faculty, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, DE

  • Christina Soh

    Christina Soh

    Former Dean, College of Business, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, SG

    Former Dean, College of Business, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Business School, SG

  • Christophe Terrasse

    Christophe Terrasse

    Director, International Projects, EFMD

    Director, International Projects, EFMD

  • Clara Rey

    Clara Rey

    Director of Sustainability, Repsol, ES

    Director of Sustainability, Repsol, ES

  • Cristina Sanchez

    Cristina Sanchez

    Executive Director, UN Global Compact Spain, ES

    Executive Director, UN Global Compact Spain, ES

  • Debra Leighton

    Debra Leighton

    Senior Advisor, BSIS, EFMD Global; Professor in Management Practice, University of Bedfordshire Business School, UK

    Senior Advisor, BSIS, EFMD Global; Professor in Management Practice, University of Bedfordshire Business School, UK

  • Drikus Kriek

    Drikus Kriek

    Dean of the Faculty for Post-Graduate Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programmes, IEDC – Bled School of Management, SI

    Dean of the Faculty for Post-Graduate Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programmes, IEDC – Bled School of Management, SI

  • Elena Valderrábano

    Elena Valderrábano

    Global Chief Sustainability (ESG) Officer, Telefónica, ES

    Global Chief Sustainability (ESG) Officer, Telefónica, ES

  • François Bonvalet

    François Bonvalet

    Director, BSIS

    Director, BSIS

  • Joan Rodón

    Joan Rodón

    Dean, ESADE Business School, ES

    Dean, ESADE Business School, ES

  • Johan Roos

    Johan Roos

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

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

  • Jörg Rocholl

    Jörg Rocholl

    President, ESMT Berlin, DE

    President, ESMT Berlin, DE

  • Joy Jones

    Joy Jones

    CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council - GMAC

    CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council - GMAC

  • Kamran Razmdoost

    Kamran Razmdoost

    Dean, ESCP Business School London, UK

    Dean, ESCP Business School London, UK

  • Kiron Ravindran

    Kiron Ravindran

    Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Technology, IE Business School, ES

    Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Technology, IE Business School, ES

  • Lee Newman

    Lee Newman

    Dean, IE Business School, ES

    Dean, IE Business School, ES

  • Leo Cremonezi

    Leo Cremonezi

    Statistical Journalist - FT Ranking Manager, Financial Times, UK

    URL https://uk.linkedin.com/in/leonardocremonezi

    Statistical Journalist - FT Ranking Manager, Financial Times, UK

  • Manuel Muñiz

    Manuel Muñiz

    Provost, IE University, ES

    Provost, IE University, ES

  • Mar Hurtado de Mendoza

    Mar Hurtado de Mendoza

    VP for Global Recruitment & Marketing, IE University, ES

    VP for Global Recruitment & Marketing, IE University, ES

  • Marco Giarratana

    Marco Giarratana

    Vice-rector of Coordination and Research, IE University, ES

    Vice-rector of Coordination and Research, IE University, ES

  • Markus Walters

    Markus Walters

    Director, Strategic Initiatives, Ivey Business School at Western University, CA

    Director, Strategic Initiatives, Ivey Business School at Western University, CA

  • Marta Machicot

    Marta Machicot

    Chief HR Officer, Telefónica S.A., ES

    Chief HR Officer, Telefónica S.A., ES

  • Metka Tekavčič

    Metka Tekavčič

    Dean, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, SI

    Dean, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, SI

  • Nick Van Dam

    Nick Van Dam

    Director, Center for Corporate Learning and Talent Management, IE University and Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company

    Director, Center for Corporate Learning and Talent Management, IE University and Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company

  • Nils Stieglitz

    Nils Stieglitz

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

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

  • Peter Møllgaard

    Peter Møllgaard

    Dean, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, DK

    Dean, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, DK

  • Sabine Yazbeck

    Sabine Yazbeck

    Global Head of Student Experience, IE University, ES

    Global Head of Student Experience, IE University, ES

  • Santiago Íñiguez

    Santiago Íñiguez

    Executive President of IE University, Spain

    Executive President of IE University, Spain

  • Sharon Hodgson

    Sharon Hodgson

    Dean, Ivey Business School at Western University, CA

    Dean, Ivey Business School at Western University, CA

  • Soumitra Dutta

    Soumitra Dutta

    Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

    Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK

  • Susan Hart

    Susan Hart

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

    Associate Director EQUIS, EFMD Global

  • Teresa Martín Retortillo

    Teresa Martín Retortillo

    Head of Executive Education, IE Business School, ES

    Head of Executive Education, IE Business School, ES

  • Veneta Andonova

    Veneta Andonova

    Dean School of Management, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, CO

    Dean School of Management, Universidad de los Andes School of Management, CO

  • Winfried Ruigrok

    Winfried Ruigrok

    Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen, CH

    Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen, CH

  • Yolande Chan

    Yolande Chan

    Dean and James McGill Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, CA

    Dean and James McGill Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, CA

Contact

For questions regarding the programme and overall event:
Delphine Hauspy

 

For questions regarding registration and accommodation:
Leah Takata

 

For questions regarding exhibitors:
Hansol Park

Location

Madrid, Spain

Address

IE Business School

P.º de la Castellana, 259, 28046 Madrid, Spain

Time

january 30 (monday) 14:00 - january 31 (tuesday) 22:00