2016 EFMD GN Americas Annual Conference


Purpose and Responsibility: The Impact of Business Schools

Target Group

The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations that have an interest 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.


Wednesday, 2 November 2016
19:00 – 19:30
19:30 – 22:00
Welcome: Dinner and Drinks
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Bus/Walk from Hotel to IAE Business School
9:00 – 9:15


  • Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, EFMD Global Network
  • Rodolfo Rivarola, Dean, IAE Business School, Universidad Austral
  • Chairperson: Jaime Alonso Gomez, Dean and Professor of Management, University of San Diego School of Business, USA

9:15 – 10:15
Laying the Foundation
Relevance and differentiation through your school’s mission and location.
10:15 – 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00

The Impact of Curriculum Design
A1 – Risk and Rewards of the Mobile Student
This session will explore the benefits and obstacles present with the need for student mobility and an international experience

  • John Healy, Executive Director, IESE Global Executive MBA, ESP
  • Gonzalo Islas, Academic Director CEMS-UAI, School of Business, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, CHL

A2 –The Impact of Technology on Collaboration
How does a business school collaborate internationally in the online space?

Kip Becker
, Co-Chairman International Operations, University of Boston Metropolitan College University of Boston, US
12:00 – 13:30
13:30 – 13:45
EFMD Global Network Update
13:45 – 15:15

Your Role Within the B-School Community
B1 – Sharing Your Reality
Interactive Activity
In this session we will discuss amongst our peers the measuring, assessing, and defining of impact

B2 – Impact Through Capacity Building
Case Study: FORGEC – Higher Education in Cuba
The evolution of higher education in Cuba and what schools can learn from the process.
15:15 – 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:45
Plenary – Growing the impact of Management Education while Staying Locally and Globally Significant
How does a school balance its positioning between local and global relevance?

Flavio Vasconcelos, Director, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas (FGV-EBAPE), BRA
Bus/Walk from IAE Business School to Hotel
Bus/Walk to Gala Dinner
Gala Dinner
Bus/Walk to Gala Dinner
Friday, 4 November 2016
Bus/Walk from Hotel to IAE Business School
9:00 – 10:30

Panel – Broader Role of Business
Considering society at large, what is the role and value of business schools in the greater scheme of things?

Ahmad Ashkar, Founder and CEO, Hult Prize; Advisory Board UNDP; Partner & Member, Clinton Global Initiative, USA
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Plenary – Purpose and Meaning
Building a balanced sense of purpose to benefit both your organization and society.
12:30 – 12:45

Concluding Remarks & Presentation of Next Year’s Venue
Chairperson: Jaime Alonso Gomez, Dean and Professor of Management, University of San Diego School of Business, USA
12:45 – 14:00
14:00 – 18:00

Optional EFMD Quality Services Information Session
This session will discuss the EFMD quality improvement systems and is aimed at Schools that are considering EFMD accreditation or mentoring but have not yet decided if or when to start the process.

Hosted By
IAE Business School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The event will start on:
November 02, 2016 19:00


And will end on:
November 04, 2016 14:00

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