2023 EFMD MBA Conference

sun19mar(mar 19)18:00tue21(mar 21)14:002023 EFMD MBA ConferenceMBA under tension: leading through continuous turmoilLocation:Porto, Portugal

Event Details

Target Group
This event is aimed at MBA Directors and business school staff involved in part-time, full-time and executive MBA programmes.

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Registration

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Programme

Sunday 19 March

17:00 – 17:30

Registrations

17:30 – 19:00

Ice-breaking activity

19:00 – 21:30

Welcome dinner

Monday 20 March

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome & opening remarks

09:30 – 10:30

Opening plenary: Geopolitical tensions: where is the world going? Making sense of the current turmoil
How can business schools navigate the current context and how can they manage the impact of the associated risks? How can we provide students with the necessary awareness and skills to operate successfully in an increasingly complex international climate?

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:45

What can we learn from other regions?
Speakers from other world regions share their perspective on the global context.

11:45 – 13:00

Working groups: so what? How can business schools adapt to these tensions?
Participants will work in small groups to discuss how the input provided in the previous sessions can be applied in their MBA programmes.

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 15:30

Breakout sessions

Breakout 1: Making hyflex work

Your institution has invested in top-notch technology and students expect flexibility as to how, where and when they can follow their programmes. Yet, when it comes to hybrid teaching, faculty starts running for the hills and students are not happy. How do we develop pedagogy that makes hyflex work?

 

Breakout 2: Meta, virtual and augmented reality

Where are the opportunities for business schools and MBA programmes?

 

Breakout 3: Facing the climate crisis

How can practitioners support MBA programmes in their sustainability efforts through live cases?

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00

Breakout sessions repeated

Breakout 1: Making hyflex work

Your institution has invested in top-notch technology and students expect flexibility as to how, where and when they can follow their programmes. Yet, when it comes to hybrid teaching, faculty starts running for the hills and students are not happy. How do we develop pedagogy that makes hyflex work?

 

Breakout 2: Meta, virtual and augmented reality

Where are the opportunities for business schools and MBA programmes?

 

Breakout 3: Facing the climate crisis

How can practitioners support MBA programmes in their sustainability efforts through live cases?

19:30 – 22:00

Conference dinner

Tuesday 21 March

09:00 – 10:00

Is the MBA still relevant to students and business despite all the other providers?
Are MBA programmes catering for their stakeholders needs? How can we keep students and employers engaged when alternative providers offer affordable and more flexible options?

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

Feedback from the corporate world
Are we actually educating our MBA students to be decision-makers in the particular times and context we are operating in? What are the challenges & problems that MBA graduates are supposed to solve in organisations?

11:30 – 12:15

Closing plenary

12:15 – 12:45

Closing remarks

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch

Practical information

Venue

Católica Porto Business School
R. de Diogo Botelho 1327,
4169-005 Porto,
Portugal
Website

Registration fees

EARLY BIRD UNTIL 18 DECEMBER (included)

  • EFMD Full member: € 690 + 23% VAT = € 848,70
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 840 + 23% VAT = € 1033,20
  • EFMD non-member: € 990 + 23% VAT = € 1217,70

NORMAL FEE UNTIL 19 FEBRUARY (included)

  • EFMD Full member: € 890 + 23% VAT = € 1094,70
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 990 + 23% VAT = € 1217,70
  • EFMD non-member: € 1240 + 23% VAT = € 1525,20

LATE FEE AS OF 20 FEBRUARY (payment by credit card ONLY)

  • EFMD Full member: € 990 + 23% VAT = € 1217,70
  • EFMD Affiliated member: € 1140 + 23% VAT = € 1402,20
  • EFMD non-member: € 1390 + 23% VAT = € 1709,70

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 20 February 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.

Please note that the list of participants is distributed 10 working days before the event (15 March 2023). If we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) by this date, your contact details will not be included in that list.

Accommodation

EFMD has negotiated a room block at the following hotel:

Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
Rua Tenente Valadim, 146
4100-476 Porto, Portugal

Rates:
Single occupancy: EUR 150 (incl. VAT)
Double occupancy: EUR 170 (incl. VAT)

To book your room, please follow this link.

Booking & cancellation conditions:

The rates include:

Buffet breakfast at Porto Novo Restaurant; Access to Sheraton Fitness; Check-in from 3 PM; check out until 12 PM; Wireless or cable internet in your room and in public areas (Ability to connect up to 4 devices per room); Ability to stream your content/entertainment to room’s HDTV via Chromecast service in private
All accommodation rates include current VAT.

A 2€ city Tax will be charged per person/night up to a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.

All bookings must be guaranteed by credit card. 60 days prior to arrival 2 night will be charged as a non-refundable guarantee of the reservation; the client shall pay to the hotel, the total stay of every room that is not occupied at expected and reserved date (late arrivals and no-shows).
Early check outs will be charged for the full length of reserved stay.

Location

Porto, Portugal

Time

march 19 (sunday) 18:00 - march 21 (tuesday) 14:00