Global Conference 2016

 Beautiful sunset image of a row of gondolas on the grand canal in Venice.

Please note bookings for this event are now closed.

Our highly anticipated Global Conference 2016 is taking place between 21 – 23 March 2016 in inspirational Venice, Italy at the stunning Hilton Molino Stucky.

A key networking opportunity in the annual business school calendar, the conference will provide a platform from which to discuss key strategic issues facing education leaders, now and in the future. This year’s theme is Shaping the Future of Management Education and well known international speakers will debate the following four key topics:

  • Globalisation
  • Sustainability
  • Digital Learning
  • Employability

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In addition, delegates will enjoy a number of exclusive drinks receptions and fine dining experiences in one of the most cultural and evocative cities in the world.


Introducing the Global Conference 2016 speakers:

  • Michele Asbury, Senior Learning and Development Manager and Career Coach, London Business School
  • Aarti Bhasin, Employer Relations Manager, AMBA
  • Angus Blackwood, International Management Board, AMBA
  • Adam Bolton, Membership and Communications Director, AMBA
  • Stefano Caselli, Vice Rector for International Affairs, Bocconi University
  • Clancy Childs, Chief Data Officer, Dow Jones
  • Helene Dennery, Managing Director, Pearson Western Europe
  • Hikmet Ersek, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Western Union
  • George Haddad, Chairman and Founder, Liaison
  • George ILIEV, Director of Development Markets, AMBA
  • Professor Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President IE University, Dean IE Business School 
  • Len Jones, Chairman, International Management Board, AMBA
  • Professor Maryn Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University
  • Sir Paul Judge, President, AMBA
  • Peter Lacy, Global Managing Director, Strategy and Sustainability, Accenture
  • Sarah Laessig, Commissioner, Civil Service Commission, International Management Board, AMBA, Wharton MBA
  • Bill Lightfoot, Director - Online Learning, THE STUDNET
  • Elena Liquete, Executive Director for MBA Programmes, Henley Business School
  • Emeritus Professor Andrew Lock, International Management Board, Chair, International Accreditation, Advisory Board, AMBA
  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA
  • Professor Vladimir Nanut, Dean, MIB Trieste School of Management
  • Katherine O’Flynn, Regional Accreditation Director – Northern Europe, South East Asia, Oceania, AMBA
  • Mark Oakley, Academic Consultant, AMBA
  • Kiran Pande, MBA Kellogg School of Management, Co-founder and Head of Product, VMock
  • Salil Pande, MBA Chicago Booth, Founder, VMock
  • Chris Parkinson, Head of Learning, Development and Engagement, TSB Bank, International Management Board, AMBA, Cranfield MBA
  • John Peters, Vice Chairman, International Management Board, AMBA
  • Simone L. Pollard, Director, Business School Relations and International Expansion Initiatives, Global Education Division, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Professor Danica Purg, Dean and President, IEDC-Bled School of Management, President of CEEMAN, PRME Board Member
  • Karen Quanborough, Global Talent Acquisition, Accenture
  • Professor Bernard Ramanantsoa, Emeritus Dean, HEC Paris
  • Carlos Ramos, International Advisor for Latin America, AMBA
  • Sandra Rapacioli, Director of Research, AMBA
  • Anna Maria Favini Robertson, International Management Board, AMBA
  • Markus Roth, Director of European Operations, Peregrine Academic Services
  • Murray Simpson, Head of Higher Education, Net Natives
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP
  • Mark Stoddard, Director of Operations, AMBA
  • Professor Dominique Turpin, President, IMD
  • Professor Zhongming Wang, International Advisor for China, AMBA


More information can be found in the Speakers tab below.

Milestone Awards

During the conference, we will also have the pleasure of commending the on-going achievements of our accredited business schools with the Milestone Awards. To be eligible to win, you must be celebrating a special milestone anniversary in 2016. Visit our Milestone Awards page to find out more and apply.

Please note that at least one paying member of your institution must be present at the Global Conference to receive the award.

To find out more about the conference or to book your tickets get in touch with:

Leah Carter
Global Head of Events
+44 (0)20 7246 2694 |

Location: Venice, Italy
Date: 21 March 2016 to 23 March 2016

Address: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Giudecca 810
Venice 30133

Is this event for me: This event is a gathering of for Heads of Business Schools worldwide.

Accredited organisation:£1,600.00
Non-accredited organisation:£2,600.00
Accreditation Seminar Only:£400.00
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