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AABS Connect: Annual Conference 2015 Programme

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TIME MINUTES SESSION THEME
AABS GALA DINNER WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER      
Sunday 17 May 2015      
17:15 15   Transfer from Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel to GIBS
17:30 - 18:30 60   Registration and welcome cocktail
18:30 210   GALA DINNER
18:40     Welcome to AABS Connect 2015: Annual Conference
19:00-19:45   Session 1 African business success stories - Keynote address
22:00 10   Transfer from GIBS to SSHP
AABS CONNECT ANNUAL CONFERENCE      
Monday 18 May 2015      
08:00 30   Transfer from SSHP to GIBS
08:00 - 08:45 45   Late registrations & morning tea
08:45 - 09:00 15   Welcome Day 1 and logistics
09:00 - 10:30 90 Session 2 Panel 1: Business Innovation
10:30 -11:00 30   Tea
11:00 - 12:30 90 Session 3 Panel 2: Social innovation and Entrepreneuring
12:30 - 12:45 15   Group photo - all delegates and speakers
12:45 - 13:45 60   Lunch
14:00 - 15:15 75 Session 4 Panel 3: Healthcare innovation 
15:15 - 15:45 30   Tea break
15:45 - 17:00 75 Session 5 Panel 4: Urbanisation, Design of cities for the future
17:00 - 17:30 30 Session 6 Concluding remarks - "The relevance of business schools in African successes" - AMBA Report
17:30 - 21:30 240   Exhibits and networking cocktail dinner
21:45     Transfer from GIBS back to SSHP
AABS PARTNER SESSIONS      
Tuesday 19 May 2015      
08:00     Transfer from SSHP to GIBS
08:00 - 08:30 30   Morning tea and networking
08:30 - 08:45 15   Welcome Day 2 and logistics
08:45 - 10:05 80 Session 7 Business Schools for Impact - an UNCTAD initiative in colloboration with GBSN, CEMS and other academic partners.  Creating a network of business schools worldwide to develop and share teaching materials, experience and ideas to boost Base of the Pyramid business solutions. The project supports the teaching of inclusive business skills in the areas of investment and entrepreneurship, and strives to increase the relevance of core curricula for developing country business schools
10:05 - 10:15 10   Introduction to the Enterprise Development Academy at GIBS
10:15 -10:45 30   Tea
10:45 - 11:45 60 Session 8 GMAC - African Business School Market Intelligence Update and Emerging Market / Pan-African Assessment Test development.  GMAC® President and CEO, Sangeet Chowfla, will reflect on the exciting development of a Pan-African graduate management admission test underway in collaboration with AABS and SABSA. He will discuss its significance in the context of global trends in graduate management education, regional economic growth and the role of the African community of schools in bringing this important initiative to fruition.
11:45 - 12:45 60 Session 9 Emerald Group Publishing                                             
Introduction to case studies and EEMCS;                                  Top tips for writing teaching case studies;
Top tips for writing teaching notes
12:45 - 13:00 15   Conference Evaluation and AABS Questionnaires
13:00 - 14:00 60   Lunch
AABS MEMBER'S MEETING      
Tuesday 19 May 2015      
14:00 - 17:00 180 Session 10 AABS Annual Members Meeting   Proposal of revised membership categories and criteria; Annual report; Election of Board Members
17:00 - 18:30 90   Exhibits and networking - cheese and wine
18:45     Transfer from GIBS to SSHP and FREE EVENING
18:45 - 21:00 120   Dinner for schools interested in joining AABS
AABS PARTNER SESSIONS      
Wednesday 20 May 2015      
08:00     Transfer from SSHP to GIBS
08:00 - 08:30 30   Morning tea and networking
08:30 - 08:45 15   Welcome Day 3 and logistics
08:45 - 10:30 105 Session 11 Combined EFMD-AACSB session
      Highlights of a successful EDAF process
10:30 -11:00 30   Tea
11:00 - 12:45     Combined EFMD-AACSB session (continued)  Participants will actively engage in an interactive series of cases/vignettes pertaining to the creation of a new business school. Participants will be challenged to develop a unique mission, recruiting and staffing strategy, program design and execution plan and a comprehensive budget for the first 3-5 years of operation. The session will end with a look at AACSB’s new Global Improvement Network Pilot.
12:45 - 13:15 30   Transfer from GIBS to WITS Business School
AABS QUALITY REVIEW / PEER LEARNING SCHOOL VISIT      
13:15 - 14:15 60   Lunch at WITS Business School
14:15 - 17:30 195 Session 12 AABS Quality Review / Peer Learning Visit:  WITS Business School
17:30 - 18:00 30   Transfer from WITS Business School to GIBS and SSHP 
Free Evening      
End of Connect Conference      

 

 

 

 

 

 

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