EFMD Global Americas Annual Conference

wed09oct(oct 9)18:00fri11(oct 11)14:00EFMD Global Americas Annual ConferenceImpact unpackedLocation:Boston, USA

Event Details


Join us for a comprehensive discussion about assessing and driving impact at our institutions; this year we focus on the importance of defining and showcasing a business school’s contributions for its long-term viability and success.


The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations interested in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Programme Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.


“I gained valuable insights from this conference while also having the chance to learn informally from other attendees. The balance between formal sessions and informal socializing was excellent.”

“You should attend because you will get fresh ideas on higher education management, latest news and trends, and to have the opportunity to meet fellow colleagues with somehow the same situations who can help us improving our daily tasks.”

“The EFMD Global Americas conference provides a growth space for higher education. It becomes a community where everyone is willing to help and exchange ideas regarding current issues our institutions are facing.”


Registration Open!


All times listed below in Boston local time / EST

Conference Welcome Dinner - Wednesday 9 October

18:30 – 19:30

Pick up name badge at Welcome Dinner

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Dinner at Royal Sonesta Boston

Day 1 - Thursday 10 October


Walk from Royal Sonesta Boston to Hult International Business School

9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:30

Communicating Impact for Change
Opening Keynote
The keynote will share insights on navigating organizational challenges and turning threats into positive outcomes through effective communication.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15

Exploration of Value and Assessment
Panel Session
How are business schools defining and measuring impact? Panel of schools using different metrics and methodologies.

12:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Open Discussion on Impact
Networking Session Session
Reflection on opening sessions in groups and what they’re looking forward to exploring during the conference.

14:15 – 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:00

Corporate POV on the Impact of Business Schools
Panel Session
Employers seek candidates with demonstrably relevant skills, and are looking beyond traditional degree programmes for credentials. This panel will speak about the corporate perspective on employee credentials and the perceived impact of higher education on the workforce.

16:00 – 16:10

Short Break

16:10 – 17:30

Breakout Sessions
A1 – Societal Impact
Assessing and creating societal impact.

A2 – Impact in Research / Intellectual Impact
Fostering relevant and impactful research.


Walk from Hult Business School to Royal Sonesta Boston


Travel to Gala Dinner

19:30 – 22:00

Gala Dinner


Return to Royal Sonesta Boston

Day 2 - Friday 11 October


Walk from Royal Sonesta Boston to Hult International Business School

9:00 – 10:45

Hult Challenge
Working Groups

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

Breakout Sessions
B1 – Internationalisation & Sustainability
How do we provide mobility and accessibility with regards to internationalisation? Can we balance internationalisation with environmental impact?

B2 – Lifelong Learning and Executive Education
Creating balance in the business school portfolio between programmes like, for example, the traditional MBA, specialized masters, and executive education. Do existing executive education programmes meet the needs of students?

12:30 – 12:45

Short Break

12:45 – 13:45

Impact at the Student Level
Closing Keynote
What is the real lived impact of higher education on students? An alum will speak on what their programme changed for them.

13:45 – 14:00

Concluding Remarks & Presentation of Next Year’s Venue



Practical information


Hult International Business School

1 Education Street
Cambridge, MA 02141, USA


Fees cover conference attendance, documents, meals and refreshments but do NOT include accommodation.

EARLY BIRD FEE through 28 June 2024

  • 800 USD EFMD Global member
  • 1000 USD Non-member

CONFERENCE FEE from 29 June 2024

  • 1000 USD EFMD Global member
  • 1200 USD non-member


EFMD Global Members

Early Bird

  • 10% off 2 – 720 USD per attendee
  • 15% off 3 – 680 USD per attendee
  • 20% off 4 – 640 USD per attendee

Conference Fee

  • 10% off 2 – 900 USD per attendee
  • 15% off 3 – 850 USD per attendee
  • 20% off 4 – 800 USD per attendee


Early Bird

  • 5% off 2 – 950 USD per attendee
  • 10% off 3 – 900 USD per attendee

Conference Fee

  • 5% off 2 – 1140 USD per attendee
  • 10% off 3 – 1080 USD per attendee

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD Global Network Americas receives notice of your withdrawal by 9 September 2024 , a cancellation fee of 75 USD will be charged. Thereafter, fees are non-refundable. Please note that in such cases, substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as notification of the substitution is provided.

Dress Code

The dress code for the conference sessions and Welcome Dinner is business casual; the Gala Dinner is cocktail attire.


We have a preferred rates available at the The Royal Sonesta Boston – located only an 8-minute walk away from Hult –

Rate: King Room – 332 USD + taxes & fees/night

** Rates available 3 days before and after the conference dates
** Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.95%

Airport and Transportation


Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is the primary international airport serving Boston. It can take an average of 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic, to get from BOS to Hult.


Taxis at Boston Logan have designated stands, and taxi dispatchers are present in all terminals to assist you. The average taxi cost from BOS to the Royal Sonesta Boston is ~ 20-25 USD.

Boston Logan’s Ride App Pickup is located in a designated area for app-based ride services. Passengers should follow signs for Ride App/Uber/Lyft from the terminals on both overhead and underfoot signage. More details about ride app pick-up location at BOS, can be found here.

Between the Logan Express Shuttle and the MBTA, public transit is a viable option to get around Boston. You can learn more about these options here and use Google Maps to help plan your transit use.


Please refer to the United States consulate or embassy in your country in order to verify if you need a visa. On this page, you will be able to see if you require a visa to enter the United States.


The Boston Discovery Guide, states that in October, the foliage is crimson and gold, there is a slight chance of rain, but rain doesn’t usually last long, and the temperature may be chilly, but it is not often cold at this time of year.

On average, during the month of October, daily high temperatures in Boston decrease by 10°F, from 67°F (19.4°C) to 57°F (13.9°C), rarely falling below 46°F (7.8°C) or exceeding 77°F (25°C).

Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 53°F (11.7°C) to 43°F (6.1°C), rarely falling below 34°F (1.1°C) or exceeding 61°F (16.1°C).


You can learn more about what Boston has to offer and plan your itinerary for your visit by visiting Meet Boston. Whether it’s your first time in Boston or you’ve visited before and are looking for Hidden Gems, or anything in between, Meet Boston is a good resource to help you decide what to do if you’ve got extra time.

Venturing outside of Boston?
If you’re interested in exploring Massachusetts, take a look at Visit MA, for details on what the state has to offer!


Hult International Business School Boston

1 Education Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA

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october 9 (wednesday) 18:00 - october 11 (friday) 14:00 EST