At the 2015 Annual EFMD Conference in Brussels, Eric Cornuel welcomed the record number or attendees. In fact, 457 people were present and Mr. Cornuel thanked them warmly for their continued support of EFMD. The theme of the conference would be Impact, Passion, Creativity and Learning. Mr. Cornuel stated that the programme would over many of the key issues face by business schools and the business community today such as leadership, creativity, research, impact, alliances and much more. Continue reading
Grenoble Ecole de Management, hosted the 2014 EFMD Conference on Master Programs with over 100 people from more than 20 countries. With the subject “Master Programs: Going Global”, all participants and keynote speakers discussed current issues on Master programs from December 3 to 5, 2014. (A guest blog by Miki Lin).
Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD; Loïck Roche, Dean, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR; Mark Thomas, Associate Dean and Director of International Affairs, Grenoble Ecole de Management, FR and Conference Chair hosted the Welcome & Introdution on 3 December
At the opening of the EFMD Conference on Master Programs, Dean Loick Roche gave his welcome address to the participants. Over 100 people from more than 20 countries will discuss current issues on Master programmes in then next two days. Continue reading
According to Alain Dominique Perrin, the year started positively with the largest number of Deans at the Annual Dean’s Conference in Istanbul. 2300 members have attended events and seminars throughout the year. Problems in the economic cycle mean that business schools are facing many challenges. EFMD is a source of knowledge and sharing of best practices to help them overcome these problems. Mr. Perrin then thanked everyone for attending conferences, being a part of PRT and making contributions on boards.
Alain Dominique Perrin then asked the assembly to ratify the new members into EFMD.
At the 1st EFMD Americas Conference in Sao Paulo, 80 participants were welcomed by Ms. Tereza Fleury, Director of hosted FGV and Eric Cornuel, General Director of EFMD.
I am honoured to have been invited to address this opening session.
The subject that you are going to discuss during the next two days is not an easy one and the Organisers are to be complimented that they have succeeded in putting a program together that has attracted so many participants from different walks of life and of such diverse experience.
Such a varied group of participants should help to ensure that at the end of the conference we will know what we are really talking about and what managers and educators should be aware of when dealing with complexity issues in their organisations.
Philippe Haspeslagh, Dean of Vlerick Business School ended the excellent 2013 EDMD Annual Conference with some memorable closing remarks, and set up the stage for next year’s conference, to take place in Vienna. He began with a summary of the key elements covered by the conference.