International Conference for Deans and Directors 2014

ICDD 2014 thumbnail newThe Association of MBAs’ 2014 International Conference for Deans and Directors has taken place in the historical city of Paris, from 28 to 30 of April. Our annual Conference is a great place to exchange knowledge, network with colleagues and shape the future of international MBA practice.

This year, our speaker highlights included Nick Leeder, Director General of Google France.

Read more about this event in our conference programme, which will featured sessions on:

• Developing the MBA Curriculum
• Global trends in Business Education
• Digital persona and Social Media in Higher Education
• Managing the Accreditation Process
• Managing Student Expectations
• Corporate Relations

Location: Paris, France
Date: 28 April 2014 to 30 April 2014
Contact email:

Pullman Paris Montparnasse
19 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte

Is this event for me: This is a strategic flagship conference, designed for Heads of business schools, Deans and Directors.

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  • Accredited organisation: £1600
  • Non-accredited organisation: £2600
  • Candidate-school: £2000
  • Accreditation Seminar Only: £400


Please click here to download the provisional conference programme.

Accreditation seminar

The conference will include an optional Accreditation Seminar on the afternoon of Wednesday 30 April designed for schools considering Association of MBAs accreditation for the first time or undertaking a re-accreditation. The seminar provides an overview of the accreditation criteria, a presentation by an accredited school on their perspective and an opportunity to ask questions of the Association of MBAs Accreditation Support Team.

Attendance is free if you are attending the International Conference for Deans and Directors if you just wish to attend the Accreditation Seminar on its own attendance is £400 + vat.

Dinner venues

Monday 28 April 2014


The Bateaux-Mouches® travels all over Paris every day to reveal the heart of the City of Light. They will allow you to discover or rediscover all of the magic of the banks of the River Seine, which are enhanced, in no predictable order, by the most prestigious monuments which have marked history.

The Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches makes it a point of honour to only serve dishes made from fresh products which are selected each morning and are cooked to order.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Restaurant 58

Dine in the heart of Parisian nightlife. When the sun goes down, 58 Tour Eiffel takes on a new dimension.

You will be greeted by a hostess who will lead you to your table where the atmosphere of luxury will surround you.

Soft lights and minimalist furniture so as not to upstage the beauty of the City of Lights. Ultra-modern interior design by Patrick Jouin and menu featuring chic classical cuisine (table service only).


This years conference will take place in The Pullman Paris Montparnasse, an upscale hotel perfectly located in the heart of Paris' historical commercial and cultural Left Bank district. The hotel is a stone's throw from the Montparnasse train station a few minutes' walk from the Latin Quarter and 10 minutes by metro from the Eiffel Tower.

As of the 2 of April 1500 GMT, the special room rate at the Pullman has run out, you can contact them directly to be given the best available rate

To book a place please complete this form quote L03TA and email it to

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RimaOne is a French-German software editor, who brings a web-based management and accreditation solution named "ACADEM" to higher education institutions. Leading business schools (Ex: HEC Paris, ESCP, Grenoble Ecole de Management …) trust ACADEM for faculty and research data management. It allows institutions to manage all their accreditations and rankings on one
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Kedge Business School

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UESTC"This is Ying Teng, Associate Dean from the School of Economics and Management at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). I am very excited about attending the AMBA's 2014 International Conference for Dean and Directors. I look forward to meeting old friends and making new friends at Paris. This is a great platform to exchange thoughts and ideas about MBA education states and prospects with peer
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Travel Guide

This year Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (le cnam) have kindly offered delegates of the International Conference 2014 the opportunity to have a free tour of Arts et Métiers Museum from 2pm on Wednesday 30 April. If you would like to take up the offer please contact MME Kim Vu with your Full Name, Job title and Business School.

Cancellation Policy

Any delegate cancelling a place after booking is liable for payment according to the following cancellation charges: 

Cancellation 30 days or less prior to the event: 100% charge 

Cancellation 31 to 60 days prior to the event: 50% charge 

Cancellation more than 60 days prior to the event: 20% charge

Where monies have been received by AMBA, credit notes will be issued for future events and have to be used within a year, after which they expire.

Delegate replacement will be granted if written notice and replacement registration are received at least 5 days prior to the meeting date, and no charge will be incurred for this service.

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