AABS Connect Conference 2017

  • The American University in Cairo Business School, Cairo, Egypt

  • 14/05/2017-06/05/2017

Summary: The Association of African Business Schools’ Annual Conference will be taking place at The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business, Cairo from Sunday 14 – Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Details: AABS Connect theme:  African Business Schools: Advocates for Better Business

We aim to provide you with a conference to Connect with fellow business school practitioners, business and thought leaders.  AABS Connect will encourage debate to aid our African business and management education growth strategy.

AABS Connect 2017 Programme

Theme – African Business Schools: Advocates for Better Business

Panel Topics: 

Panel 1 – Opportunities for Business and Business Schools

  • Future Scenarios for the Region
  • Macro-Economic Factors and Expectations

Panel 2 – Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

  • Business Schools as Social Innovators
  • Base of the Pyramid Thinking and Actions: Is there a Fortune in BoP?

Panel 3 – Building Lasting Family Business

  • Achieving Excellence and Sustainable Growth in Family Business
  • Corporate and Family Governance as Safeguards for Progress

Panel 4 – Impact and Challenges of the Shared Economy

  • Shared Economy: A Pivoting Point for Future Growth
  • Challenges of Formalizing the Shared Economy

AABS Connect 2017 Fees

The conference fee includes all conference materials, Connect lunches, Connect dinners and transfers between the conference hotel and AUC School of Business only.

All airfare, accommodation, visas, tranfers outside the conference, breakfast, lunch, dinner outside of Connect, travel and personl items insurance as well as other sundry expenses are for the delegate’s own account.

Delegates are urged to register online first before making payment for the conference. Once registration is done, a registration confirmation letter and invoice will be generated and sent to the delegate. Thereafter, each registered delegates will have the option to pay via PayPal with a personal or third party credit card or to make a bank transfer as per the details on the invoice.

AABS Member School Delegate USD 500
AABS Non-Member School Delegate USD 1 000
AABS Associate Delegate USD 500

Event Contact Details

AABS Secretariat

Telephone: 0027 11 771 4382

Email: info@aabschools.com

AABS Event Terms & Conditions

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

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

AABS reserves the right at any time to:

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.

Travel & Accommodation

Conference Location

The American University in Cairo School of Business, New Cario, Cairo Governorate 11835, Egypt

 

Hotel

AABS Preferred Hotel: The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes located at 90 Road, Cairo, Cairo Governorate.

AABS has secured a preferential hotel rate of USD 130 Single Classic room or USD 145 Double Classic room, with breakfast.  The rates are per room per night subject to 12% service charge, 13% sales tax and 1% city tax (accumulative).

Each delegate is responsible for making their own hotel reservation directly with the AUC Travel Office. You will need to provide the AUC Travel Office with the group booking name which is AABS Connect Conference, your details (including your names, check-in and check-out dates, room occupancy), as well as your method of payment (specify if paying with a third-party credit card or an individual credit card).

Contact Person at AUC Travel Office  

Mariette Rifaat – Travel Officer 

Email: mariette@aucegypt.edu

Telephone number: +202 615 3964

Hotel Website: http://www.westincairokatameyadunes.com/

 

Cancellation Policy 

Please note that all rooms are subject to availability after the 9th April 2017.

There will be no cancellation cost if the hotel is contacted up to 7 days prior to the arrival date. Thereafter a cost of one night’s accommodation will be charged.

One night charge will be applied in the case of a  no-show.

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.

 

Nearest Airport

Cairo International Airport

Transfers

The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa offers airport pick up and drop off transfers at no cost. Please send your flight itinerary to the AUC Travel Office.

Delegates may make arrangements with The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa for general transfers at a cost of USD 35 per car each way.

 

Insurance

All delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance and insurance to cover personal effects and valuables.

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 and 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.

 

AABS Connect Sponsor 

Conference registration for two representatives

Exhibition table at event

1 A5 page in conference booklet

Logo advertised on sponsors page in conference booklet

USD 5000

Advert

1 A5 page in conference booklet USD 500

Summary: The Association of African Business Schools’ Annual Conference will be taking place at The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business, Cairo from Sunday 14 – Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Details: AABS Connect theme:  African Business Schools: Advocates for Better Business

We aim to provide you with a conference to Connect with fellow business school practitioners, business and thought leaders.  AABS Connect will encourage debate 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?