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Welcome to ACBSP Region 8 Fall Conference 2017
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Event Date

November 1 – 4, 2017

Transforming students success through retention, recruitment and reentry

ACBSP MarrakechA better Education for a Better Africa

The American University of Leadership Morocco Foundation “AULMF” organizes the Region 8 Fall Conference of the International Organization Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ACBSP” under the theme ”Transforming Students Success through Retention, Recruitment and Reentry” with a special sub-theme ” A Better Education for a better Africa “, from the 1st to 4th of November 2017 in Marrakech.

Under the high vision and the exemplary leadership of His Majesty the King Mohamed VI, the Kingdom of Morocco has made an outstanding progress in many strategic areas; institutional, economic, social and cultural development. As many well-established observers and analysts never cease to indicate, Morocco is progressively installed and in the duration, in the forefront of the necessary ongoing change to truly position Africa in the global agenda of the geopolitical, economic and commercial emergence.

The best proof is the unique model of South-South cooperation of which he is the pioneer in Africa.

Today, many are the successes of this Approach that are the pride of this country whether it is the university training and scientific research or the promotion of the private sector and so many others.

The Moroccan approach of South-South cooperation has even led to the salutary axes of triangular cooperation North-South-South, thus making Morocco, an effective technical and operational platform and relay between the countries of the North and those of sub-Saharan Africa.

The come-back of Morocco within the African Union does accentuate this position of hub and the locomotive of the development of the African continent. This development would not be possible without well trained and equipped executives to meet the needs of an era characterized by the globalization and urbanization, with more than half of the world population living in the cities.

Universities are the connectors in the world in the economies of the knowledge to rapid evolution and the cities are the hearts flying of the innovation. This global era offers to higher education institutions unprecedented opportunities to mobilize their know-how, in order to prepare young people for the future and to advance the research programs and policies at the municipal, national and global levels. However, the global age poses challenges to the universities as well as the cities of which they are a part, in particular because of the shifting and evolving nature of education.

The ACBSP Region 8 Fall Conference 2017 explores how universities can support the urban economies, the social and civic engagement, linking the cities of the world to the knowledge capital and talents of the world to tackle the global challenges.

Indeed, today, universities are an important component of the cities ecosystems of innovation. They educate students to be culturally and globally aware. And, in collaboration with local governments and businesses, they serve as anchors supporting a wider economic activity in the community. But as global connectors, they also have the potential to become global “multipliers”, linking the cities, businesses and communities around the world. As such, they are essential to the success of the cities. The extent and strength of their international networks and connections are unmatched and can be exploited to support the regional economies of the countries. Over the decades (and, for some, centuries), they have built strong research collaborations and networks that cross national borders and political alliances. They have been the main instrument in the development of various talents highly qualified and in the facilitation of its flow through the world. They also maintain global networks of influent.

Throughout the three days of the Conference, the Challenges, Problems, Approaches and solutions will be discussed through three different tracks:

Track 1

The meetings of the representatives of African Ministries “A Better Education for a Better Africa” which will begin by an opening conference and followed by discussion panels on the strategies of education in Africa and the opportunities for partnerships for an exchange of knowledge and expertise.

Track 2

The “AULMF Annual Innovative Entrepreneurship competition” will gather students and entrepreneurs from all over the world with a focus on the African countries. During this competition, Young entrepreneurs will benefit from training and mentoring of business leaders and experienced executive leaders so as to create an entrepreneurship cluster initiated by the Kingdom of Morocco, but that extends throughout the African continent.

Track 3

The work session on the importance and the implementation of the accreditation process for a better recognition of diplomas through ACBSP 2017 theme: “Transforming students success through retention, recruitment and reentry” with a presentation of research papers with the participation of international professors-researchers in order to develop innovation and improve the quality of research and enrich the International  global academic contribution.

What we aim inACBSP Marrakech COnference 2017

The conference aims to bring together more than 800 participants from various horizons; ministers and ministerial delegations, deans of universities, professors-researchers, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, executives, representatives of international organizations (ISESCO, United Nations, Trust Africa, JCI, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Association for African Universities, African Network of Young People for entrepreneurship and leadership, Pan African Youth Union, Entrepreneurship Federations from several African countries…) and students, in the Kingdom Morocco to strengthen its role as a platform for exchange and North-South-South partnerships and more precisely in the city of Marrakech given its international reputation as a cultural city through the organization of international events such as the FIFM, COP 22, WTCC, to mention only a few.

The event aims also to promote the “Morocco” as a brand and a label of academic excellence able to export knowledge as a continuity of the Royal strategy positioning Morocco as an exporter of expertise in the sectors of constructions, industry, energy and banking.

In addition, through the wide international media coverage that the conference will have, Marrakech will be at the heart of all information columns and news which will promote more the kingdom as the perfect destination for Cultural and Business tourism and therefore attract more investments.

Registration is now open

Early Bird Registration

  • Participation to all conferences
  • Welcome package
  • Luncheons
  • 2 coffee breaks per day
  • Gala Diner

Until October 15th


Late Registration

  • Participation to all conferences
  • Welcome package
  • Luncheons
  • 2 coffee breaks per day
  • Gala Diner

(From October 16th to the day of the conference)



  • Participation to all conferences
  • Welcome package
  • Luncheons
  • 2 coffee breaks per day
  • 3 dinners (Traditional Show , Multi-shows and Gala diners)
  • ECT “Executive Corporate Training” Certificate


  • Participation to all conferences
  • Welcome package
  • 2 coffee breaks per day

For any group of three (3) people or above from the same organization, each individual will benefit from a deduction of $50 on the registration fee

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