Connect 2023

AABS 2023 Connect Conference

Are Business Schools Relevant in Africa?

The AABS 2023 Connect Conference aims to explore the current state and future prospects of business education in the African continent. The conference will bring together leading experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by business schools in Africa.

Topics to be covered include the role of business schools in fostering economic development, the need for relevant and responsive curriculum, and the challenges of attracting and retaining top talent and many more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from various speakers, participate in panel discussions, and network with other professionals in the field.

This conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future of business education in Africa.

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The following room blocks are available at a special rate until the room block is sold out:

  • African Regent Hotel
    • Standard room: $135 per night
    • Clubroom – $165 per night
    • Executive room: $225 per night
    • Junior suite: $195 per night

The above rate is inclusive of  breakfast and taxes, complimentary airport pickup and dropoff and high speed internet (Wifi).

  • Fiesta Hospitality hotel
    • Select rooms: $160 for single occupancy and $180 for double occupancy.

This special room rate is inclusive of accommodation, all taxes, shuttle to and from the airport, breakfast and wifi usage.


Registration will open soon.


May 17 - 19 2023


All Day






  • Franklyn Manu
    Franklyn Manu
    Former Rector of GIMPA (Ghana)

    Professor Manu is a Professor at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and was the Rector from August 2012 to August 2016. He previously served as Dean of the GIMPA Business School. He has over thirty years of experience in consulting, training, and education. During this period, he has exhibited extensive capabilities in strategic planning, programme, design and assessment in higher education. He has been heavily involved in designing and reviewing programmes to improve university and corporate education in such institutions as Loyola College in Maryland (USA), Morgan State University (USA), Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Association of African Business Schools, Global Business School Network, International Academy of African Business and Development, Ghana National Accreditation Board. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of the Association of African Business Schools.

  • Lana Elramly
    Lana Elramly
    AABS Executive Director
  • Samuel Bonsu
    Samuel Bonsu
    Rector, GIMPA, and founding chair of PRME Africa Chapter (Ghana)
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