2015 EFMD GN Americas Annual Conference

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The Power of Collaboration

Target Group
The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations that have an interest in the Americas. This includes Deans, Deputy and Associate Deans, International Relations Directors, Programme Directors, Executive Education Directors and other Business School and Executive Development Professionals.

Special Thanks
We extend much gratitude to the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD) for their support of our event. We will be sharing our first session with them and the lunch that follows – please see our programme below for more information.



More Information


Monday, 19 October 2015
17:30 – 18:30 Registration at Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Dinner & Drinks


Tuesday, 20 October 2015
10:00 Bus from Hôtel Château Laurier Québec to Université Laval
10:45 - 11:15 Opening Coffee Break with CFBSD Delegates
10:15 – 13:45 Registration at Université Laval
11:15 – 11:30 Welcome
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD Global Network
  • Michel Gendron, Dean, Faculté des Sciences de l’Administration, University of Laval, Canada
  • Chairperson: Mike Page, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bentley University, United States
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary I
Emerging Models of Higher Education in the Digital Age
How can we use business principles to think about emerging models and prepare the higher education system for the various scenarios we may encounter?
  • Ben Nelson, Founder & CEO, Minerva Schools at KGI, USA

Our conference is being held directly after the CFBSD Annual Deans Conference. We will be sharing our opening coffee break with all CFBSD attendees and invite all CFBSD attendees to join us in our welcome session, first plenary, and the joint lunch that follows.

12:30 – 13:45 Joint Lunch with CFBSD Delegates
13:45 – 14:15 EFMD Update
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD Global Network
14:15 – 15:30 Plenary II
Discussion Panel: Collaboration Amongst Schools
Successful models of collaboration vary from institution to institution. Speakers from all over the Americas discuss how their institutions work with their partners and thrive in the process of achieving their collective goals, gaining insight into their struggles and benefits.
  • Elspeth Murray, Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs, School of Business, Queen's University, Canada
  • Aldemir Drummond, Director of the Center for Strategy and International Business, Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil
  • Anjani Jain, Senior Associate Dean for the MBA Progam, School of Management, Yale University, United States
  • Moderated by Tom Cossé, Associate Dean for International Business Programs, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, United States
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00 Working Groups: Connect to Collaborate
Come together with your peers to discuss clearly defined challenges to collaboration. Determine effective ways to grow and manage partnerships.
  • Moderated by Henrik Tötterman, Dean, HULT International Business School, United States
18:00 Bus from Université Laval to Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
19:45 Walk from Hôtel Château Laurier Québec to Restaurant Le Parlementaire
20:00 Dinner
22:00 Walk from Restaurant to Hotel


Wednesday, 21 October 2015
8:30 Bus from Hôtel Château Laurier Québec to Université Laval
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary III
Corporate Panel: Collaboration with the Corporate World
The relationship between business schools and the corporate world has a symbiotic nature – it is multifaceted and characterized by a mutual give-and-take. Ideally institutions of higher learning and corporations would learn from each other, adapt, and grow to foster innovation continuously over the long-term. With this in mind, the session takes a three-pronged approach: What does the corporate world expect from business schools and its graduates? What does collaboration between a business school and company look like? How do we apply knowledge that was developed at business schools in companies?
  • Bernard Labelle, Senior Vice President, Global HR Business Operations, CGI, Canada
  • Philip LeNir, Co-founder & Managing Partner, CoachingOurselves, Canada
  • Ellen Glazerman, Executive Director, Ernst & Young Foundation & Americas Director of University Relations for Ernst & Young LLP, United States
  • Moderated by Michele Mastroeni, Senior Research Associate, The Conference Board of Canada, Canada
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Breakout Sessions: Collaboration with the Community
  A1 - Assessing the Impact of Business Schools: Interested in how business schools influence their communities? Gain insight into the benefits of measuring the impact of your institution.
  • Matilde Schwalb, Director of the Center for Sustainable Management, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
  • Anne-Joëlle Philippart, Accreditation & Quality Manager, HEC-Management School, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Moderated by Helke Carvalho, Deputy Director General & AHRMIO Executive Director, EFMD Global Network
  A2 - Fostering Social Entrepreneurship: Explore how schools are integrating social entrepreneurship into their curriculum while taking into consideration the needs of their community.
  • Francisco Layrisse, Research and Project Coordinator, SUSTENSUS, EGADE Business School, Mexico
  • Janet McCausland, Manager, Prince's Operation Entrepreneur, Canada
  • Moderated by Sherif Kamel, Former Dean, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary IV
The Power of Collaboration
In today’s world collaboration is a necessity for success, be it on an individual or organizational level – however, the effects of collaboration extend far beyond the conclusion of a project. We will explore the influence and potential of collaborative efforts.
  • Dipak C. Jain, Director, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
15:00 – 15:30 Concluding Remarks
  • Chairperson: Mike Page, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bentley University, United States

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at Université Laval
  3. Fees and Payment
  4. Accommodation
  5. Transportation
  6. Visiting Québec City
  7. Weather
  8. Links
1. Venue

Faculté des Sciences de l'Administration, Université Laval
Pavillon Palasis-Prince
2325 Rue de la Terrasse, Local 1318-D
Québec, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada

2. Contact at Université LavalTop

Olivier Duval-Montminy
Event Coordinator
Faculté des Sciences de l'Administration, Université Laval
Pavillon Palasis-Prince
2325 Rue de la Terrasse, Local 1318-D
Québec, QC, G1V 0A6, Canada
Tel: 418-656-2131, extension 6655

3. Fees and PaymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 20 June 2015
    • 700€ EFMD Global Network Member
    • 800€ EFMD members
    • 900€ non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 22 September 2015
    • 900€ EFMD Global Network members
    • 1000€ EFMD members
    • 1100€ non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 22 September 2015 (payment by credit card ONLY, after 22 September 2015)
    • 1100€ EFMD Global Network Member
    • 1200€ EFMD members
    • 1300€ non members of EFMD

Fees cover conference attendance, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation.

INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION POLICY: 19 September 2015 Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If MCI, the EFMD GN Conference Secretariat, receives notice of your withdrawal by 19 September 2015, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+% local VAT*) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Please note that the list of participants is printed 12 working days before the event. If you register after 1 October 2015 your contact details will not be included in the list. Also note that if we haven't received your payment (or proof of payment) by 1 October 2015 before the list is printed, your contact details will not be included in that list.

4. AccommodationTop

Lodging will be available at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, situated in Old Québec with easy and convenient access to other points of interest within the historic capital.

Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
1220, Place George-V Ouest, 
Québec G1R 5B8 Canada 
418 522-8108 — 1 877 522-8108

Preferential rates are available at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec for the dates of 17 -  23 October.
Please find below the instructions on how to book your room at the conference rate by 18 September.

  • Follow this link
  • Enter your arrival and departure dates & number of guests
  • Enter Group Code: 15591
5. Transportation

***If you are having trouble finding a convenient flight connection as the date of the conference approaches, you may consider flying into Montréal and then taking the train to Québec City. Québec City is about a 4 hour train ride from Montréal - for more information on the train service, please visit ViaRail.

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Hôtel Château Laurier Québec
Québec City's international airport, Jean Lesage (YQB), is approximately a 30-minute drive away from the hotel.

  • Shuttle: There is no shuttle running between the hotel and airport.
  • Taxi: The easiest way to get from the airport to the hotel is by taxi, the set rate is $34,25.
  • City Bus: The commute by bus from the airport to the hotel varies from 1 hour to and 1 and 1/2 hours, one-passage fare of $3,25; day passes for $7,50. All trip options have at least two transfers, please consult Google Maps for all possible trip options.

Hôtel Château Laurier Québec to Université Laval
Université Laval is approximately a 12-15 minute drive away from the hotel.

  • Shuttle: We will have a scheduled bus service for the morning of Tuesday, 20th and Wednesday, 21st October.
  • Taxi: The projected fare is $17-25, 15% gratuity included, price fluctuation dependent on traffic.
  • City Bus: RTC, Réseau de transport de la Capitale, has two routes, the 107 and 7 that have a stop near the hotel (about 10 minute walk to stops from hotel) that passes near short-walking distance (2-5 minutes) to the university, with a commute time of about 30 minutes. Please consult Google Maps for detailed route information. Fare is $3,25.

Getting Around Québec City
While the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is centrally located and sights to see are within walking distance, you are free to take taxis, RTC routes (one-passage fare of $3,25; day passes available for $7,50 ), or the Ecolobus (also part of the RTC), fare of $2, to get around the city and see all that you would like to.

For more information on public transportation (other fare information, routes) in Quebec City, please visit the RTC’s website. Please note that the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec also sells one-day transit passes at their front desk.

 6. Visiting Québec CityTop

Should you have the opportunity to arrive earlier or extend your stay in the beautiful, charming, historic city of Québec, do consider visiting some places of interest.

Top Things to Do in Quebec
Activities and Attractions
Québec City Tourism: 1-877-783-1608

 7. WeatherTop

October in Québec City has temperatures that ranges from 2°C (37°F) – to 10°C (50°F) during the time when our conference will take place. While it is expected to be wonderfully crisp, there are chances of light rain and it can be humid.

Average Weather in October – Quebec City, CAN
Daily Weather in Québec City

 8. LinksTop

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

2015 EFMD GN Americas Annual Conference

Hosted By
Carré des affaires FSA ULaval – Banque Nationale

The event will start on:
October 19, 2015 17:00

And will end on:
October 21, 2015 15:30

Carré des affaires FSA ULaval – Banque Nationale, 1030 Avenue du Séminaire, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada Carré des affaires FSA ULaval – Banque Nationale, 1030 Avenue du Séminaire, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada