wed23oct(oct 23)09:00fri25(oct 25)21:002024 EFMD GLOBAL ASIA ANNUAL CONFERENCELess complexity, more sustainability!Location:Tokyo, Japan

Event Details

As a network of business schools and enterprises, EFMD Global Network is dedicated to improving the quality of management education worldwide.




Wednesday 23 October

18:00 – 21:00

Registration & Welcome Dinner

Thursday 24 October

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 12:30

EFMD Quality Services Seminar

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:10

Welcome address

  • Eric Cornuel, President, EFMD Global
  • Ikegami Jusuke, Dean, Waseda Business School

14:10 – 14:20

Setting the scene

  • Chairperson: Caitlin Byrne, Pro Vice Chancellor, Griffith University, Australia

14:20 – 14:50

Keynote Address
Aim: Education backbone of future Human Life.
How can government enable this strength. Will public and private partnership pave the way forward for greater good of humanity in general. What areas can we focus on beyond research funding alone. How we create the partnerships based on knowledge mobility, rather than limiting them due to borders and boundaries posed by the geopolitical challenges.

  • Toshiyuki Shiga, Former Chief Operating Officer, NISSAN, Japan
  • Moderated by TBC,

14:50 – 16:00

Plenary I – panel – Family Business: Impact, Influence and Future
Aim: How do we see the family business bringing in the innovation and maintaining their legacy. Can we combine the strong traditions and values with the new generation aspirations keeping the balance. Most family business operate in different paradigm – they rely more on relationship while leaning much less to transaction or contractual settings. Do business schools emphasise enough on strategies for succession planning in family business and large conglomerate. Leadership training and people management will remain core to success of any organisation. How can business schools go beyond core areas of management such as marketing, finance, OB, HR and more, to help create ethical and progressive leaders of the 21st century. Especially as many of them transition to a more professional organisational setting by bringing in the best talent in the eco system to move ahead.

  • Moderated by CEIBS,

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Breakout series A
A1 — Skilling for Life
Aim: What can be done to future proof a career of our graduates. Most business schools are proving a window to come back and learn? What if we provide, for regular dosage at systematic intervals – like a vaccine to be able to maintain its efficacy. Is this an opportunity to explore?

  • Moderated by TBC,

A2 — Reshaping Programs
Aim: Do our programs provide for time, space and projects for graduates to think and reflect? How can we ecourage collobrations across geogrphasie to build in sensitivity and respect for different cultures and diverse backgrounds – needs a well rounded strategy for internationlisation. Can accreditation help?

  • Moderated by TBC,

19:00 – 21:30

Conference Dinner

Friday 25 October

08:45 – 09:00

Morning Coffee

09:00 – 10:15

Plenary II – Data “New Currency of Knowledge” + Technology “ New Driver”
Aim: How do we manage the data, use of AI and advanced tools in analytics to understand better and imply. Predict future trends and their interpretation. Should we really base the future on the past. How do we create aspiration, imagination, and inspiration. To what extend the use of generative AI, ML and other sophisticated tools to manage and understand data should be used in business schools. Can technology help us learn better and faster? Do different countries have different regulations in use of technology, How can business school integrate this in mainstream learning, as organisations already made technology part of everyday working.

  • Moderated by TBC,

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00

Breakout series B
B1 — Dragon Ball Exhibit

  • Moderated by TBC,

B2 — Using aet and Artist
Aim: Schools have started to combine forms of art to teach better. Does it stimulate creative thinking? Softs skills are better learnt through forms of art than class room courses alone? Sharign an experience.

  • Moderated by TBC,

12:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Plenary III – panel – Leading Sustainable Operations
Aim: Sustainability is a function of leaders or organisation culture.
Both leaders and organisations must look beyond goals and KPIs creating greater value for all. With a strong focus on social development, climate focus, good governance, empathy, responsible leadership, impact on society, and strong purpose are some aspects that business schools must bring about in their own ecosystem. Business schools should be able to demonstrate by their actions, to position themselves as role model for organisation and leaders to follow. What the graduates experience and see is what they do!

  • Moderated by TBC,

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00

Breakout series C
C1 — Learning as we play: gamming
Aim: This session showcases one business school appraoch to make learning fun from the decision making to the implementation phases. The discussion will focus on how they measured outcomes.

  • Moderated by TBC,

C2 — Green Action
Aim: Sharign the experiecne of a green initiave.
The challenges faced in order to get the buy in, while navagitign throught the resistence. How did you managed a good governace in successfuly bringing about the change!

  • Moderated by TBC,

17:00 – 17:15

Closing remarks by the Chair

17:15 – 17:30

Presentation of next year’s venue

Practical information

Participants will receive all conference materials and other necessary information at Waseda Business School


Waseda Business School

    Fees and payment

    EARLY BIRD FEE UNTIL 31 July 2024

    * 770 EURO EFMD Global full member

    * 870 EURO FMD Global affiliated member

    * 970 EURO EFMD Global non-member

    NORMAL FEE UNTIL 30 September 2024

    * 970 EURO EFMD Global full member

    * 1070 EURO EFMD Global affiliated member

    * 1170 EURO EFMD Global non-member

    LATE FEE UNTIL 20 October 2024

    * 1150 EURO EFMD Global full member

    * 1250 EURO EFMD Global affiliated member

    * 1300 EURO EFMD Global non-member

    INSTITUTIONAL RATE allows registration up to 4 representatives.
    The institutional rate is a flat one-time fee and is the same for member and non-member schools.

    EARLY BIRD FEE UNTIL 31 July 2024

    1350 EURO

    NORMAL FEE UNTIL 30 September 2024

    2000 EURO

    LATE FEE UNTIL 31 October 2024

    2500 EURO

    EFMD Quality Service Seminar Only

    * 300 EURO EFMD Global full member

    * 350 EURO FMD Global affiliated member

    * 400 EURO EFMD Global non-member

    Fees cover attendance to the conference, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation. Hotel fees are to be paid to the different hotels upon departure (please refer to the Hotel Information Section below for more details)

      Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal before 20 Oct 2024, a cancellation administrative fee of 75,00€ 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 GN receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

      Please note that the list of participants is printed 7 working days before the event. If you register after 20 October 2024 your contact details will not be included in the list. Also note that if we haven’t received your payment (or proof of payment) by 20 October 2024 before the list is printed, your contact details will not be included in that list.


      Conference Hotel: RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
      Accommodation is not included in the conference participation fee.
      Participants will receive the hotel booking link after completing the online registration.



      Tokyo, Japan


      october 23 (wednesday) 9:00 - october 25 (friday) 21:00