2017 EFMD GN Americas Annual Conference

2017 EFMD GN Americas Annual Conference registration


Redefining Global Leadership in a Transforming World

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.

EFMD Global Network thanks its sponsors for their kind support of this event:

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Wednesday 29 November 2017



19:30 – 22:00

Networking dinner

Thursday 30 November 2017



09:30 – 09:45


  • Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD Global Network
  • Luis Casas, Managing Director Executive Education, IESE Business School, USA

Chairperson: Jorge Haddock, Dean, College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

09:45 – 10:45

The Future of Work in a Globalized World
How does the future of work look like in a more and more globalized world? What does this mean for leadership and business education?

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

Trends in Online Education
Technology in and outside the classroom has become the norm. Entire pedagogical models are based on new technologies. How does the evolution of business and technology affect current business education? What did we not see coming? What are we looking toward in the future?

  • Vanina Farber, Professor and Chair of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion, Universidad del Pacifico, PER
  • Brian Fleming, Interim Executive Director, Sandbox ColLABorative, Southern New Hampshire University, USA
  • Darin Kapanjie, Managing Director of Online and Digital Learning, Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA
  • Moderator: Martin Schader, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD

12:45 – 14:15


14:15 – 14:45

EFMD Global Network Update

  • Friedemann Schulze-Fielitz, Associate Director, EFMD Global Network Americas

14:45 – 15:45

Preparing Students for an Unpredictable Future
How is globalization affecting alumni in their work? What kinds of curriculum/resources did they have that they found to useful or thought were lacking after re-entering the workforce? What were and are their expectations of a business school? How to prepare to equip alumni will the skills for a job position that does not yet exist?

  • Judith Ginder, Global Head of Strategy, Allianz Asset Management (Lubin School of Business, Pace University Alum), USA
  • Sun-Sun de Swaan, Managing Director, Real Estate Group at Glocap Search (IESE Business School Alum), USA
  • Ian Watt, Senior Manager, Higher Education Strategy Lead, Accenture (A. B. Freeman School of Business Alum), USA
  • Moderator: Dil Sidhu, Associate Dean, Executive Education, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, USA

15:45 – 16:05

Coffee break

16:05 – 17:35

Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Networking Session
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an open-format interactive session where they will identify and discuss with their peers challenges that they face at their institutions.


Transport to Gala Dinner Cruise from Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park S

20:00 – 22:00

Gala Dinner Cruise aboard the ATLANTICA
Departure from Pier 61 - Chelsea Piers


Transport back to Park Lane Hotel from Gala Dinner Cruise

Friday 1 December 2017

09:30 – 10:30

New York – Epicenter of Creativity and Transformation
How does a business school harness an ecosystem like New York City's? How do you harness creativity, technology, business and global thinking?

  • Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, USA

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Unconventional Leadership in a Complex World
Social innovation through partnership & creative thinking.

12:30 – 13:00

Concluding Remarks & Presentation of Next Year's Venue

  • Chairperson: Jorge Haddock, Dean, College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  • Eric Rodriguez, Dean, School of Management, Universidad de los Andes, COL

13:00 – 14:30


Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contacts
  3. Fees and Payment
  4. Accommodation
  5. Transportation
  6. Visa
  7. Weather
  8. Tourism
1. Venue

IESE Business School – NYC
165 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019

2. ContactsTop

EFMD Global Network Americas
Zulay Perez
Tel. +1 (305) 424 1679

3. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD thru 15 September
    • 700€ EFMD GN full member
    • 800€ EFMD GN affiliated member
    • 900€ EFMD GN non-member
  • NORMAL FEE thru 30 October
    • 900€ EFMD GN full member
    • 1000€ EFMD GN affiliated member
    • 1100€ EFMD GN non-member
  • LATE FEE after 30 October
    • 1100€ EFMD GN full member
    • 1200€ EFMD GN affiliated member
    • 1300€ EFMD GN non-member

500€ for every additional registration from the same institution, regardless of fee phase. Please contact us to receive a special registration code in order to be able to access this fee indicating that someone from your institution has registered.

Fees cover attendance at the meeting, documentation, meals and refreshments, but do NOT include hotel accommodation.

INDIVIDUAL CANCELLATION POLICY: 30 October 2017. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If we receive notice of your withdrawal by 30 October 2017, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ 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 GN 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 13 November 2017 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 13 November 2017 before the list is printed, your contact details will not be included in that list.

4. AccommodationTop

IESE NYC has preferential rates at 3 hotels near the Midtown area.

Park Lane Hotel
36 Central Park South New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 371-4000
To access IESE rates at the Park Lane, enter the code “nieseb” in the Offer Code box.

Marriott Residence Inn / Courtyard
1717 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 324-3773
To access IESE rates at Marriott Residence Inn, just click on the name of the hotel in red above.

Washington Jefferson Hotel
318 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
+1 (212) 246-7550
To access IESE rates at Washington Jefferson, just click on the name of the hotel in red above.

5. Airport and TransportationTop

There are 3 New York City Area airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark International Airport (EWR).

From the Airport to IESE Business School NYC:

  • • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is approximately a 1 hour drive to IESE Business School NYC.
  • • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is approximately a 45-minute drive to IESE Business School NYC.
  • • Newark International Airport (EWR) is approximately a 40-minute drive to IESE Business School.

Taxi is a convenient way to get to and from the airport in New York City, especially since you may bring with you a lot of luggage.

  • To/From JFK: There is a flat fare of $52 plus tolls and tip.
  • To/From Newark: This is a metered fare; expect to pay between $50 - $70 (depending on traffic) plus tolls and tip.
  • To/From LaGuardia Airport: This is a metered fare; expect to pay between $30 - $45 (depending on traffic) plus tolls and tip.

Uber is also an option in New York City that you could consider if you prefer to use Uber.

Public transportation (esp. the use of the subway) is common as traffic tends to be congested. Although you may prefer taxi to get to and from the airport due to luggage, buying a transit pass (at the airport or bus/stop subway) is recommended for getting around the city. Google Maps is very helpful and efficient in regards to getting around NYC. You can visit the NYC transit website for more information.

6. VisaTop

Please refer to the United States consulate or embassy in your country in order to verify if you need a Visa. On this page you will be able to see if you require a visa to enter the United States.

7. WeatherTop

In New York City, the average weather during the month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 10°F (5°C), from 59°F (15°C) to 50°F (10°C) over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 69°F (21°C) or dropping below 38°F (3°C).

Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F (5°C), from 47°F (8°C) to 38°F (4°C), rarely falling below 28°F (-2°C) or exceeding 56°F (14°C).

Daily Weather in New York City, New York

8. Visiting New York CityTop

The Official Guide to NYC
The New York City Pass
The Best New York Tourist Attractions That Locals Love

Hosted By
IESE Business School

The event will start on:
November 29, 2017 19:30

And will end on:
December 01, 2017 15:00

165 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA 165 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA