Asia Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors 2013

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The Asia Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors is aimed at allowing heads of business schools in both the Asia-Pacific region and wider to take 3 days out to focus on the strategic issues facing education leaders, now and in the future.

Hangzhou is one of China’s most beautiful places and the adjacent West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are direct flights to Hangzhou from many cities. Alternatively, it is just under an hour’s train journey on the bullet train from Shanghai.

Programme highlights include:

Deans forum – Regional business educational model innovations: understanding the differences across the Asia-Pacific region 

Chair: Sir Paul Judge, President, The Association of MBAs 
Dr Mukul Gupta, Director, Management Development Institute 
Bob O'Connor, Executive Director, QUT Graduate School of Business 
Prof Dr Che Ruhana Dean, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya 
Lin Zhou, Dean, Shanghai Jiao Tong U 

Tomorrow’s leaders vs. tomorrow’s entrepreneurs – what does the MBA develop and is 
there a difference? 

Introduction by Professor Zhongming Wang (王重鸣教授), Director, Global Entrepreneurship 
Research Centre, Zhejiang University 
Asha Bhandarker, Distinguished Professor of Org Beh, IMI-Delhi 
Martyn Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Kingston Business School 

Developing and implementing a successful global MBA strategy 

Ronald Tuniga, Dean, AVT Business School 
Dean Xiaobo Wu (吴晓波教授), Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University 
Stéphanie Villemagne, Director, MBA Programme, INSEAD The Business School for the World 
Accreditation Seminar

Professor Zhongming Wang (王重鸣教授), International Advisor, Association of MBAs 
George Iliev (伊乔), Accreditation Manager, Association of MBAs 
Katherine O’Flynn, Accreditation Manager, Association of MBAs 
Mark Stoddard, Accreditation Manager, Association of MBAs 

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A key networking opportunity in the annual business school calendar, the conference includes drinks receptions and networking dinners. The conference will end with an accreditation seminar designed for schools considering Association of MBAs accreditation for the first time or embarking on re-accreditation. 

In addition, we are pleased to offer the Deans and Directors of our accredited schools the opportunity to attend an induction session, which will allow them to participate in the assessment teams for accreditation and re-accreditation as part of the Faculty of Assessors.

View the programme.

This conference is kindly supported and hosted by School of Management, Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University

Location: Hangzhou, China
Date: 27 November 2013 to 29 November 2013
Contact email:

School of Management, Zhejiang University, No. 148 Tianmushan Road

Is this event for me: This conference is designed for heads of business schools in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

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  • Accredited organisation: £888
  • Non-accredited organisation: £1088


The conference takes place in beautiful Hangzhou and will be held at the School of Management, Zhejiang University. The hotel to stay at is the Narada Grande Hotel, which is a five-star integrative and multifunctional business hotel, is standing at the foot of Baoshi Hill, West Lake, Hangzhou, near the Yellow Dragon Cave and in the centres in terms of finance, business, tourism, culture and sports of Hangzhou – the heart of Yellow Dragon CBD, so it is the best choice for those for business, conference and tourism purposes.

The hotel is only a 5 minute taxi ride from the conference location.

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Room Rates: 
Single room RMB650 yuan  
Double room: RMB650 yuan 
Narada deluxe room: RMB1080 yuan
Narada suite: RMB1580 yuan

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

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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