Asia Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors 2018


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AMBA's next Asia Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors will be taking place in Melbourne, Australia, 12 - 14 November 2018.

The Conference spans across three exciting days and attracts leading Business School leaders from the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. They will address the key issues facing top decision makers in education through a mixture of cutting-edge presentations, thought provoking discussions and top-level networking.

During your stay, you will attend elegant dinners at some of the best venues in the region, while networking with peers and considering the future of higher education. The Conference is an unmissable event for prestigious Business School leaders. 


More announcements are due to be made, so please visit this page regularly for updates. For more information about the Conference please contact:

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

Latest News

New speaker announced

rsmithProfessor Rick Smith, Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean, Lee Kong China School of Business, Singapore Management University

Rick Smith is a Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean for Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. Over the past six years, he has been active in growing the portfolio of business programmes at SMU.

Prior to academic roles, Rick served as a Partner and Managing Director at Accenture in the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He also served as the CEO and Chairman of SSI Asia Pacific Limited in Hong Kong for several years. Today he serves on the boards of the Singapore Government Civil Service College, QUEST- the global leadership institute for women leaders, and the International Consortium for Executive Development and Research. Rick is a co-author of Rethinking the Business Models of Business Schools: A critical review and change agenda for the future (Emerald, 2018).

Rick’s research and teaching interests are centered on strategic leadership and human capital as a resource of the firm. He is co-author of Human Capital and Global Business Strategy and numerous other publications. He teaches postgraduate programmes on business model innovation, human capital strategy, organisational leadership, and strategy execution.

He often sought for his insight by media such as Channel News Asia, CNBC, Business Times, and others. His recent research on cross border leadership provided significant media attention in Asia where he has been featured as guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

Rick is the proud recipient of numerous teaching awards and serves as an elected representative in the Strategic Management Society Teaching Committee.

Group Bookings

A discount of 10% is available to any organisation booking three or more places. Please contact to arrange discount on invoicing. If you book online the discount will not appear, however AMBA will contact you to arrange a refund.

Please note that all ticket prices do not include processing fees.

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Location: Monash Business School, Victoria
Date: 12 November 2018 to 14 November 2018

Address: Monash Business School, Monash University, Building H, Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield, Victoria

Is this event for me: This Conference is designed for Heads of Business Schools, Heads and Directors of Marketing, Deans and Directors, Heads of Accreditation and key faculty staff in Asia Pacific and worldwide.

Accredited organisation:£1,095.00
Non-accredited organisation:£1,395.00
ADN Organisation:£1,095.00