The forum provided an independent platform for Deans and Presidents from eminent global business schools and their broader stakeholder groups in the global business community (including senior business leaders, entrepreneurs, thought and practice leaders and senior policymakers from the region and around the world) to engage in an open and constructive dialogue that brought out fresh insights and Asian perspectives on critical global developments, trends and shifts which will shape the future landscape of business and management education in the new global economy.
This weekend, a strong line up of distinguished international speakers and over 400 participants in Shenzhen together explored the theme of "Connecting China to the World, Bringing the World to China - The Role of Business Schools". The intention was to map out the developments which will impact business education in the new global economy.
Following the welcome ceremony and speeches, there were breakout sessions that we attended that were very interesting and thought-provoking. The sessions included:
- Developing Global Innovations and Entrepreneurs: How Can Business Schools and Industry Collaborate?
- Creating a Sustainable Future: Integrating Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Responsibility into the Business School Curriculum
- Towards a New Global Mindset for Future Business Leaders
- Business Education in the Digital Age: Is Technology Disrupting the Future of Business Education?
- Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders: Putting Ethics Back into Business?
- Going Beyond the Classroom: Enhancing Engagement and Learning Experiences in Business Schools
- Global Mindset, Local Impact: How Can Chinese Companies Become More Globally Competitive?
- Enhancing the Relevance of Academic Business Research in Practice: Can Business Research Drive Insights for Industry Best Practices?