7th International Business School Shanghai Conference

IBSSC Shanghai Jiao Tong

A business school’s impact has a broad meaning in that, through the articulation and execution of its mission, it should make a difference in the international community of management educators, the global business practice, and the broader economies of nations.

The business school’s impact can thus be discussed in terms of three main aspects: Academic impact, Corporate impact and Social impact. Each of these may be evaluated on the business school’s measurable achievements in fostering entrepreneurship, producing program innovation, and supporting not only leading-edge academic research, but also research that has a powerful effect on globalized business practice.

Therefore, how should we develop a mission-guided work agenda to increase business schools’ impact? What is the effect of the impact agenda on business schools? How it may through its activities bring real positive changes to the world? These are questions that business schools around the world are engaged with, and that impel all our opportunities for future progress.

With the celebration of 100 anniversary of Antai College of Economics and Management, the 7th International Business School Shanghai Conference will welcome more than 250 deans and directors from leading business schools and management education institutions around the world to promote the development of business education in China, Asia and globally. 

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Join The 7th International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC), taking place in Shanghai, China on 21-23 October for the unique opportunity to hear AMBA's renowned CEO, Andrew Main Wilson discuss important international collaborations and the main issues impacting higher education in China and beyond.   

Hosted by Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the conference will focus on the theme of 'Technology and Management', and will examine the interaction between the development of technology and management education. More than 50 deans and directors from top Business Schools, as well as leaders from international business education accreditation institutions will be in attendance.

AMBA CEO Andrew Main Wilson is scheduled to speak at the conference on the topic of 'What is the Impact in the Vision of International Organizations in Business Education Industry?'

Andrew Main WilsonAndrew joined AMBA as CEO during the summer of 2013, with a brief to build brand awareness and reputation, significantly expand membership worldwide and grow the global AMBA portfolio of accredited Business Schools. Membership has since increased by more than 400% and the Schools portfolio by 25%. Andrew also accepted the role as Chairman of United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) in January 2016, reflecting his belief that the world’s leading Business Schools and MBAs can play a pioneering role in solving the world’s escalating Sustainability challenges.

Prior to joining AMBA, Andrew was Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Directors (IoD), one of the world’s most respected membership and management education organisations for business leaders. Andrew was formerly the Marketing Director and Commercial Director of Thomas Cook, and Sales and Marketing Director of Citibank Diners Club.

He is an experienced Non-Executive Director (NXD), having served as an NXD on AIM-listed and entrepreneurial start-up boards, in the commercial real estate and luxury brands sectors.

Andrew also has a strong interest in global Leadership excellence. As an interviewer and presenter, he has interviewed more than 100 of the world’s most influential leaders, including Bill Gates, Baroness Thatcher, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jack Welch, Indra Nooyi and Sir Richard Branson.

In his personal life, he has visited 170 of the world’s 200 countries, on a journey to become the first person to visit every country and tell the story, in images and words, of the 1,000 greatest travel experiences on Earth, which is currently being featured as a series in Nikon Owner magazine.

Andrew was educated at Dulwich College and the University of Birmingham in England and the Harvard Business School in the US.


Also attending the Conference will be AMBA's Director of Development Markets, George Iliev.

George Iliev

George is responsible for AMBA’s accreditation activities in China, Japan and East Asia; Russia and Eastern Europe; Spain and Latin America; Southeast Europe and Turkey; and London and the Midlands. He has participated in over 130 accreditation visits worldwide and has led initiatives such as AMBA’s Online MBA Accreditation, Entrepreneurship MSc Accreditation, and Advanced Accreditation Process.

George’s professional background before AMBA includes consulting work in media (CNN-Atlanta), sustainability (Bolivia) and renewable energy (Bulgaria); macroeconomic research for the Economic Policy Institute; and a stint of four years as managing editor of the China business news service of Reuters Business Briefing and Dow Jones Factiva. He was a lecturer in China Business and Economy at Sofia University before 2007 and has a professional interest in Entrepreneurship and Innovation research.

George completed his MBA at Emory University (Atlanta), where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He holds an MSc degree in Economic History and Anthropology from the London School of Economics (where he was a Chevening Scholar) and a BA in Chinese Studies from Sofia University. George has also pursued specialisations at HKUST in Hong Kong and at Anhui University in Mainland China.

George speaks Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish, as well as his native Bulgarian. In his spare time he writes a blog exploring parallels between nature and business.

 (乔治伊利耶夫), MBA

认证总监, 兴市场

工商管理硕士协会 (AMBA)

伦敦, 英国

For more information about AMBA's participation at the conference please contact marketing@mbaworld.com

Learn about the event on The 7th International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC) webpage and register your attendance here >>


Location: Shanghai, China
Date: 21 October 2018 to 23 October 2018

Address: Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
No. 1954 Huashan Rd, Pao Zhao-Long Library
Shanghai 200030 P.R.China


Telephone: +86-21-5230 2510
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