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AABS 2023 African Deans & Director Forum

The Association of African Business Schools (AABS) welcomes Deans and Directors from African business schools and beyond to participate in the maAABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum in the Mauritius Islands.
Nov 15, 2023
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7:00 am
LOCATION
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
Online
EVENT TYPE
Forum
EVENT ENDS
8:00 pm
November 17, 2023

Overview

The AABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum, hosted by the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), invites Deans and Directors from African business schools and beyond to come together in the picturesque Mauritius Islands. With the theme of "Power of Partnership," this prestigious event aims to foster collaboration and forge strong alliances among academic leaders. Through engaging discussions and collaborative workshops, participants will explore the transformative potential of partnerships in advancing business education across Africa. Join us in this inspiring forum as we unlock the power of partnership for a brighter future in business education.

Host

AABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum Host

Forum Sponsor

AABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum Sponsor

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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Lineage Invest

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Cartwheel Investments

Forum Exhibitor

AABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum Exhibitor

The Case Centre

ETS Global

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Organizers

CLBS

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Venue

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

Accommodation & Visa:

Venue

AABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum Venue

Accommodation

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius
  • SOLD OUT
Le Meridien lle Maurice
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Booking is non-refundable
  • No show or reservation canceled will be charged at 100%.
  • Full payment for the accommodation needs to be done to secure the room booked.
  • If no payment is received within 48 hours of the room being booked, the booking will be released automatically from the system.
The above rate is inclusive of breakfast and taxes and high-speed internet (WIFI). Payment can be made via bank transfer or a Secured Mobi Paid link.
To make your booking please send all your information to Vellen.Moorghen@marriottmauritius.com

The Ravenala Attitude Hotel

  • Single Family Suite (Half Board):  MUR11,720 ($260) per night
  • Double Family Suite (Half Board):  MUR 13,000 ($287.7) per night

The above rate is excl. of drinks

To make your booking please send all your information to resam@theravenala-hotel.com

Terms and Conditions:

  1. No transportation will be provided from The Ravenala
  2. Booking information will be shared very soon.

Mauritius Visa Information

Citizens of most countries do not need a visa or may obtain a visa on arrival to Mauritius for tourism purposes. Kindly contact the Mauritius Embassy in your country for more detailed requirements.

Citizens of the following countries must apply for a visa to enter Mauritius:
  • Afghanistan
  • Libya
  • Somalia
  • Bangladesh
  • Laos
  • South Sudan
  • Guyana
  • Mali

Speakers

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Agenda

Wednesday

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November

15

08:30

Transportation form Le Meridien to The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and Refreshments

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome Note

Overview of conference theme and objectives and introduction to keynote

Speakers:

Assad Abdullatiff, Chairman of the Centre for Legal and Business Studies (CLBS), Mauritius.

Jon Foster-Pedley, Chairman AABS and Dean and Director of Henley Business School in Africa, South Africa.

10:20 - 11:15

Keynote Speech

Speaker:

Sachin Mohabeer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Economic Development Board of Mauritius.

Moderated by: Kevin Sibartie, Director of the Centre for Legal and Business Studies (CLBS), Mauritius.

11:15 - 11:45

Uniciti Education Hub: Leveraging Partnerships for African Innovation

Speaker:

Dhanjay Jhurry, Managing Director of Uniciti Education Hub (UEH), Mauritius.

11:45 - 12:00

Group Picture

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

12:00 - 13:00

Welcome Lunch

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

13:30 – 17:30

Facilitating Collaboration Among African Business Schools Workshop

Speaker:

Julian Day, Founder of Deliberate Collaboration, Creator of The Systemic Stairway®, South Africa.

17:30 – 18:30

Networking Cocktail

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

18:30

Transportation form The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius to Le Meridien

Thursday

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November

16

08:30

Transportation form Le Meridien to The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and Refreshments

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

10:00 - 11:00

Session 2: Deans Roundtable

Successful partnerships between business schools and other stakeholders, demonstrating the positive outcomes and lessons learned from these collaborations.

Speakers:

Ian Williamson, Dean at Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, USA.

Nathalie Job, Co-Chief Executive Officer at AIM (Analysis Institute of Management), Mauritius.

Maurice Radebe, Dean at Wits Business School, South Africa.

Bouchra By, General Director at HEM, Morocco.

11:00 - 11:30

Case Study 1

Honoris United Universities: The First Pan African Platform Partnership in Africa

Speaker:

Zaheer Hamid, Director of the MANCOSA GSB, South Africa.

11:30 - 12:00

Break

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

12:00 - 12:45

Session 3: Empowering Women andYouth through Education and Entrepreneurship

Discover successful African business school programs focused on empowering women and youth. Explore the vital role of education and entrepreneurship in empowering these groups and the partnerships needed to make it happen. Join us for inspiring stories and valuable lessons on creating an inclusive and prosperous society.

Speakers:

Jim Walsh, Professor of Management & Organizations; Professor of Strategy; Chair of Strategy University of Michigan, USA.

Samuel Bonsu, Dean of the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana.

12:45 - 13:15

Case Study 2

Leveraging Partnerships for Innovative Solutions

Speaker:

Sheeba Armoogum, Associate Professor at the Department of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) at the University of Mauritius (UoM), Mauritius.

13:15 - 13:30

Case Study 3

Climate Action: An Existential Priority for African Business Schools

Speaker:

Jon Foster-Pedley, Chairman AABS and Dean and Director of Henley Business School in Africa, South Africa.

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

14:30 - 15:30

Session 4:  Navigating the Future with the AABS Board

Discover the challenges and opportunities facing African business schools. Explore the importance of partnerships for success and join the call to action for collaboration between business schools and local communities.

Speakers:

Yasmine Sy, Academic Director of Strategic Development and Quality Assurance Director, Groupe Supdeco, Senegal.

Jon Foster-Pedley, Chairman AABS and Dean and Director of Henley Business School in Africa, South Africa.

Mamadou Diallo, General Director, Sup Management, Mali.

Angela Ndunge, Strathmore Business School, Kenya

15:30 - 16:15

Session 5

The Islands of Africa

Speakers:

Nacho Zabaleta, Director General, Canary Islands Business School, Spain.

Kevin Sibartie, Director of the Centre for Legal and Business Studies (CLBS), Mauritius.

16:15

Transfer back to Le Meridien from The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius

18:30

Transfer from The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius and Le Meridien to Gala Dinner

La Table Du Château

19:00 - 22:00

Gala Dinner : La Table Du Château

Summary of Conference and Key Takeaways

Speakers:

Jon Foster-Pedley, Chairman AABS and Dean and Director of Henley Business School in Africa, South Africa.

Kevin Sibartie, Director of the Centre for Legal and Business Studies (CLBS), Mauritius.

Friday

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November

17

08:00

Departure form Le Meridien and The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa.

08:30

Start: Mauritius Tour

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30

End: Mauritius Tour

Transfer back to Le Meridien and The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa.

AABS 2023 African Deans & Directors Forum Prices (USD)

*Tickets for Mauritius Residents must be reserved exclusively through CLBS

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