AABS Connect : Annual Conference 2013

  • HEM Business School, Casablanca, Morocco

  • 13/05/2013-15/05/2013

The Association of African Business School’s Annual Conference will be taking place at HEM Business School in Casablanca in May 2013. We aim to provide you with a conference to Connect with fellow business school practitioners, business and thought leaders. AABS Connect will encourage dialogue in search of competitive approaches to aid our African business and management education growth strategy.

Time Session Session Title Speaker

Conference Host: Mr Ali Elquammah: Co-Director of Academic Affairs HEM Business School
Monday, 13 May 2013
06:30 – 07:30 Breakfast at Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & Spa (AABS Preferred Hotel)
07:30 – 08:15 Transfer from AABS Preferred Hotel to HEM Business School
08:15 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 08:50 Presentation on Turning Technologies Mr Gary Morrison: Vice President Turning Technologies
08:50 – 09:10 Session 1 Welcome and Introduction Dr Enase Okonedo: AABS Chairperson & Dean Lagos Business School
Dr Yasmine Benamour: Director HEM Business School
09:10 – 10:25 Session 2 Africa’s Competitive Advantage Dr Doyin Salami: Senior Fellow Lagos Business School
Mr Abdullah Verachia: GIBS Faculty & Partner at Frontier Advisory
Prof Bouchra Benhida: Head of the Research Institute of Geopolitics and Geo Economics at the ESCA School of Management
10:25 – 10:45 Tea
10:45 – 11:00 Group briefing
11:00 – 11:45 Session 3 Group Discussion on Africa’s Competitive Advantage
11:45 – 12:30 Q and A on Africa’s Competitive Advantage Dr Doyin Salami, Mr Abdullah Verachia & Prof Bouchra Benhida
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Session 4 Harnessing Competitiveness: Corporate Opportunities Mr. Mohamed Elmandjra: CEO Meditelecom
Mr Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi: Managing Director BMCE Bank SA
Mr Gilles Pedini: Deloitte Public Sector Partner in Charge of Francophone Africa
15:00 – 15:20 Tea
15:20 – 16:50 Session 5 Harnessing Competitiveness: Business School Contributions Dr Damary Sikalieh: Associate Dean Chandaria School of Business, Prof Franklyn Manu: Dean GIMPA Business School, Prof. Thami Ghorfi: President ESCA Business School, Ms Marietjie Wepener: Deputy Director University of Stellenbosch Business School
16:50 – 17:05 Session 6 Review and Insights Mr Jonathan Cook: Director GIBS
17:05 – 17:50 Transfer from HEM Business School to AABS Preferred Hotel
19:00 -19:30 Transfer from AABS Preferred Hotel to Gala Dinner Venue
19:30 – 21:30 Gala Dinner Hosted by HEM Business School Dr Yasmine Benamour
21:30 – 22:00 Transfer from Gala Dinner venue to AABS Preferred Hotel

Tuesday, 14 May 2013
07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast at Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & Spa (AABS Preferred Hotel)
08:00 – 08:45 Transfer from AABS Preferred Hotel to HEM Business School
08:45 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Session 7 The Future of Finance & Globalisation (with Lessons for Africa) Key note: Prof Charles Tapiero: Distinguished Professor of Financial Engineering & Financial Management – Polytechnic Institute of New York University
10:30 – 10:50 Tea
10:50 – 11:35 Session 8 Group Discussion on The Future of Finance & Globalisation (with Lessons for Africa) Key note: Prof Charles Tapiero
11:35 – 12:20 Q and A on The Future of Finance & Globalisation (with Lessons for Africa) Key note: Prof Charles Tapiero
12:20 – 12:30 Group Photo
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30:15:30 Session 9 AABS Annual Business Meeting and Partner Update
15:30 – 15:50 Tea
15:50:16:20 Session 10 AABS Sponsor Update Dr Olin Oedekoven: President & CEO Peregrine Academic Services, Peregrine Leadership Institute
16:20 – 16:45 Session 11 Review & Insights Mr Jonathan Cook
16:45 – 17:30 Transfer from HEM Business School to AABS Preferred Hotel
19:00 – 19:30 Transfer to dinner restaurant
19:30 – 21:30 Dinner at La Sqala Restaurant, Casablanca hosted by ESCA Business School
21:30 – 22:00 Transfer from La Sqala Restaurant to AABS Preferred Hotel

Wednesday, 15 May 2013
07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast at Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso & Spa (AABS Preferred Hotel)
07:00 – 08:00 Pipeline & Interested Schools Breakfast Meeting Dr Enase Okonedo
08:00 – 08:45 Transfer from AABS Preferred Hotel to HEM Business School
08:45 – 10:30 Session 12 AABS Quality Review Visit: HEM Business School Prof Erasmus Kaijage: Barclays Endowment Chair Professor University of Nairobi School of Business
10:30 – 11:00 Working Tea
11:00 – 12:30 Session 12 AABS Quality Review Visit: HEM Business School Prof Erasmus Kaijage
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 17:30 Session 13 Alumni Relations: The key to competitiveness Mr Henry Onukwuba: Director Alumni Relations – Lagos Business School & Mr Andrew Steele: Executive Director of Development & Alumni Services – TUCK School of Business at Dartmouth
17:30 – 17:45 Session 14 Closing and thanks Dr Enase Okonedo
17:45 – 18:30 Transfer from HEM Business School to AABS Preferred Hotel. Programme completed, Dinner under own arrangement
Please note: This programme is subject to change without notice

AABS Secretariat

Telephone: 0027 11 771 4382

Email: info@aabschools.com

Registrations

· All registrations are subject to confirmation by the Association of African Business Schools (AABS).

· Registration is only confirmed upon receipt of full payment of the registration fee.

· Fees for the event are accurate at the time of publication. AABS reserves the right to change the prices at any time as a result of currency fluctuations. Changes to the registration fees will not affect registrations, which have already been confirmed by AABS.

Cancellation Policy

· Cancellation in excess of 31 days prior to the event will result in a 100% refund, less a 20% cancellation fee.

· Cancellation 16 – 30 days prior to the event will result in a 50% refund.

· Cancellation 1 – 15 days prior to the event, and no shows, will result in no refund of participation fees.

All notifications of cancellation must be made in writing to the AABS Secretariat via email: info@aabschools.com

The notification email has to include all relevant delegate and event information including the bank account to which a possible refund may be deposited.

Visa Requirements

· AABS will provide a Visa Letter Invitation for each delegate. This letter is an invitation for the delegate home country embassy to issue a visa for the delegate to attend the AABS event at the destination country during the event dates only.

· This letter does not guarantee that a Visa will be issued.

· Delegates are to comply with their country Embassy regulations and timeline for issuing of a Visa. AABS may not be able to assist with short notice applications.

· AABS will not be held liable for non receipt of visas.

Accommodation (Not included within the AABS Event registration fee)

· Accommodation is not included in the AABS events registration and/or workshop fee

· Please refer to the event accommodation tab for accommodation details and procedure for bookings

Modification/Postponement/Cancellation of the Event

AABS reserves the right at any time to:

· Change the format, speakers, content, location and timing or any other aspect of the event.

· Postpone the event

· Cancel the event

If the event is cancelled or postponed:

· For circumstances that are beyond the control of AABS, for instance natural disasters, AABS may retain the fee and will not be required to make any refund to the delegate.

· For reasons other than as set out in clause 3.2a, AABS will refund the fee minus any reasonable administration costs to the delegate.

Delegate’s rights and obligations at the event

· AABS reserves the right to refuse a delegate admission to the event for failure to comply with the terms and conditions or if in the opinion of AABS the delegate represents a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the event.

· The delegate agrees to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by AABS or the venue operators at the event.

· The delegate acknowledges that they may be filmed, sound recorded and/or photographed at the event and gives AABS permission to use any such recording or photography.

Limitations and liability

· AABS, its employees, partners and contractors will not be liable for personal injury or death, property damage, or any other loss, damage, cost or expense arising out of or in connection with the event.

Address: Avenue El Qods – Californie, Casablanca – Maroc

AABS is excited that HEM Business School will be the 2013 venue of choice. This is the first time that AABS will be hosting AABS Connect: Annual Conference in the North of Africa.

Morocco – the country that travels within you! Officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in North Africa. It has a population of over 32 million and an area of 446, 550 km2. The country boasts a long standing history and a rich cultural heritage firmly committed to economic growth.

Nearest Airport: Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca

Hotel

Hotel location: the recommended hotel is Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa (ex Riad Salam) | Casablanca | Morocco

Address: Blvd. De La Corniche, Morocco

Tel: + 0 22 39 13 13

Email: resa-casa@hrm.ma or sales-casa@hrm.ma

http://www.hrm.ma/en/hotels/6_casablanca_le_lido_thalasso_spa or www.riadsalam.ma

We have secured a preferential rate at Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa (ex Riad Salam) for AABS Connect 2013. In order to make use of this rate kindly quote code: HEM-AABS when making bookings. Please note all preferential rates will no longer be available from the 26th April 2013 and room availability can not be guaranteed after this date.

Preferential HEM-AABS daily rate is:

One double room on a bed & breakfast basis | 800 MAD | approximately US$95 plus US$2 tax

One single room on a bed & breakfast basis | 700 MAD | approximately US$83 plus US$2 tax

Each delegate is responsible for making their own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any room changes, cancellations, etc. will be the responsibility of the delegate and must be made directly with the hotel.

The hotel is well positioned with most of the rooms boasting a view of the beach or the swimming pool. The hotel houses the Lido; the first thalassotherapy with sea water treatments in Africa. Riad Salam hotel is located 5 – 6 kilometers away from the magnificent Hassan II Mosque as well as Morocco Mall – one of the biggest malls in Africa. View images of the hotel at http://www.hrm.ma/en/hotels/6_casablanca_le_lido_thalasso_spa

Transport

Please note that road transportation to and from AABS Connect: Annual Conference 2013 will be arranged from Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa.

Each delegate will be liable to make their own transport arrangements outside the conference i.e. flights, return Airport transfers, visas, sundry expenses, other travel, dinners, cultural tour, etc.

HEM Business Schools has negotiated a reduced rate of 400 MAD for airport transfers with “CasaAirportRide”. An air conditioned Merecedez Benz will be used to transport delegates. Payment is to be made in cash (MAD currency only) with the driver on the day.

For more information or to make a booking please visit www.casablanca-mohammed-v-airport-transportation.com or email casaairportride@aol.com and quote the code HEM-AABS to make use of the discounted rate on offer.

Transportation facts

The Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa is approximately 9 km or a 45 minute car ride to HEM Business School. Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca is approximately 44 km or a 1 hour car ride to Casablanca Le Lido Thalasso and Spa

Some of Casablanca’s Attractions

Hassan II Mosque

Ne partez pas de Casablanca sans visiter la Mosquée Hassan II

Morocco Mall

https://www.google.co.ma/search?q=morocco+mall&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=dBeIUKnsPOeY1AX4yYCQAw&sqi=2&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1254&bih=810

Casablanca Twin Centre

Dates:

AABS Board Members Meeting | Sunday, 12 May 2013 (AABS Board Members only)

AABS Connect: Conference (full event) | Monday, 13 May to Wednesday, 15 May 2013

AABS Conference & Gala Dinner (1.5 day event) | Monday, 13 May to Tuesday, 14 May 2013

AABS Quality Review Visit | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

AABS Deans & Directors Workshop | AABS Alumni Directors Workshop | Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Casablanca Cultural Tour (at your own expense) | Thursday, 16 May 2013

AABS Connect 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities

Join AABS Connect, as a sponsor, and you will affiliate your organisation with the Association of African Business Schools annual conference and annual business meeting. This event brings together deans/directors and senior business school staff from across Africa (and internationally) as well as thought leaders interested in management education in Africa.

The event provides the opportunity for networking as well as input on management education trends across Africa and internationally, with the main focus of always improving the quality of management education in Africa.

Your sponsorship also helps to support the important work AABS is doing in promoting capacity building, collaboration and quality improvement in management education in Africa. This enables business schools in Africa to contribute towards economic growth and development in the continent.

Further information and the conference programme can be found at www.aabschools.com

Session Sponsor:

$8 000

Key note speaking session (30 – 45 minutes)

One page advert in the Connect booklet

All the benefits of the Patron Sponsor

Patron Sponsor:

$4 000

Opportunity to share company information and giveaways with attendees (5 – 10 min presentation slot)

All the benefits of the Sponsor

Sponsor:

$2 500

Conference registration for one representative

Promotional table at event

Logo advertised on sponsors page

The Association of African Business School’s Annual Conference will be taking place at HEM Business School in Casablanca in May 2013. We aim to provide you with a conference to Connect with fellow business school practitioners, business and thought leaders. AABS Connect will encourage dialogue in search of competitive approaches to aid our African business and management education growth strategy.

Registration form

Evaluation Feedback Form

AABS and the USB would like to thank you for your participation in the Conference.

We would like to invite you to take a moment to complete the conference evaluation feedback. Your feedback will enable us to improve future conferences and better meet your needs.

This evaluation will take no more than 5 minutes of your time.

Thank you for your collaboration.

1Please rate your level of satisfaction:

Online registration process

Keynote address

Gala dinner

Quality of panel presentations and speakers

Breakout plenary sessions

Length of conference sessions

Conference venue and facilities

Meals

Overall conference experience

Organizational arrangements before and during the event

2What part of the conference was most valuable to you?

3What part of the conference was least valuable to you?

4Did the conference cover material/topics that will be useful in your work?

5Do you have any suggestions or any comments you would like to share with us?