ACBSP 2017 Region 8 Fall Conference

 November 1st – 4th ,2017

Palm Plaza, Marrakech

Morocco

Conference Agenda

October 31st, 2017

2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Registration: Registration desk at Palm Plazza

November 1st, 2017

8:00 am to 9:30 am

Registration and Welcome Reception

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome Speeches

Dr. Anass Alex Lahlou, Chair of ACBSP Region 8 International Council, President of AULMF , PIIMT and AUL – USA

Dr. Emil Gjorgov, ACBSP Director of European Operations – Belgium

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Keynote Speeches

M. Ahmed Akhchichine, President of Marrakech-Safi-Tansifet-Al Haouz Region – Morocco.

Her Royal Highness Ms. Sanyogita Atrey, Serial Entrepreneur, Chairperson 18SG Group – India.

M. Jackie Kadoch, President of Jewish community in Marrakech – Morocco.

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Official Opening of the Innov’Prize (The Entrepreneurship competition)

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Lunch

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Seminar: The impact of entrepreneurship on the socio-economic environment through the integration of immaterial capital (Room 1)

  • Amine Laghidi, President of the National Commission of Capital and Intangible Economy at the ASMEX – Moroccan Association of Exporters – Morocco

Competition: Innov’prize teams presentations (Room 2)

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Coffee Break and Networking

4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Seminar: Social and Social Entrepreneurship (Room 1)

  • Mr. Khalid Al-Sayed, Board Member in charge of Media at University of Qatar and Media Expert at Katara Foundation – Qatar

Competition: Innov’prize teams presentations (Room 2)

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Diner at Bô & Zin ($50: More info are available at the Registration Desk)

7: 00 pm Meeting at the hotel lobby

11:00 pm Departure to the hotel

November 2th, 2017

8:00 am to 9:30 am

Registration, registration desk at Palm Plazza

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Seminar: Networking and alliances: a necessity for the entrepreneur’s success (Room 1)

  • Nesrine Roudane, Managing Partner, Roudane & Partners Law Firm

ACBSP Presentations (Room 2)

  • 9.30 am – 10.00 am:
    • Presentation: Matthew Andrews – Linking student success to company success: knowledge and skills needed by young, fast growing companies and how business schools can contribute. (Room 2)
  • 10.00 am – 10.30 am:
    • Scholarly Paper: Prof Jeremy Cripps, Dr. John Russel and Dr. Emil Gjorgov – The 3RsApp: Managing and Planning University Resources. (Room 2)

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Coffee break and Networking

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seminar:     Agricultural Education and Research: Levers of Sustainable development (Room 1)

  • Amine Laghidi, President of the National Commission of Capital and Intangible Economy at the ASMEX – Moroccan Association of Exporters – Morocco

ACBSP Presentations (Room 2)

  • Presentation: Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty. Presentation on Transforming Student Success through Recruitment, Retention, and Reentry (Room 2)

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Seminar: The role of the University and Governments in promoting the entrepreneurial culture (Room 1)

  • His Excellency M. Umaro Sissoco Embalo, Prime Minister – Guinea Bissau Dr. Anass Alex Lahlou, Chair of ACBSP Region 8 International Council,
  • President of AULMF , PIIMT and AUL – USA 
  • Christine Clarke, Academic Dean, EU Business School – Spain

ACBSP Presentations (Room 2)

  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Presentation:
      • Dr. Abdul Quddus Mohammed – Transforming Business Graduates Success through Employability Skills Program (Room 2)
  • 2-30 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Scholarly Paper:
      • Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty – A hypothetical Case Study on Transforming Student Success through Recruitment, Retention, and Reentry (Room 2)

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Coffee break and Networking

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Seminar:   Education and Training: Tools for optimizing Productivity and Income (Room 1)

  • Hanane Annoua, Founder and Managing Director, Learn and Dare, Morocco Workshop: Recruit, train and retain the right talents (Room 2)
  • Kaoutar Moudar, HR Expert and Faculty, Morocco

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

ACBSP Board Meeting (Room 1)

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Diner at Palm Plaza Moroccan Restaurant ($50: More info are available at the Registration Desk)

November 3th, 2017

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Seminar: The Women Entrepreneurship: What kind of learning for the 21st century (Room 1)

  • Rabia El Alama, Managing Director at AMCHAM and Founder of the Women Advancement Network – Morocco
  • Wassila Kara-Ibrahimi, VP at AFEM « Association des femmes chefs d’entreprise du Maroc » and Founder of Bil Consulting – Morocco

ACBSP Presentations (Room 2)

  • Scholarly Paper: Dr. Alfred Howard Miller – Conceptual and Empirical Validity of Baldrige Excellence Model for Business Schools (Room 2)
  • Scholarly Paper: Dr. Almaz Sandybayev – Entrepreneurial Motivations as Determinants of Youth Entrepreneurship Challenges. A Case of Business College in UAE (Room 2)

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Coffee break and Networking

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop: Develop the optimal marketing strategy to launch and sell a product / service (Room 1)

  • Ahmed Salemi, International Marketing and Sales Expert and trainer at OMT Global, Faculty at American University of Leadership – Morocco

ACBSP Presentations (Room2)

  • Scholarly Paper: Giovanna Bejjani – Retaining & Transforming Student Success through Experiential Learning, an Overview (Room 2)

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Competition: Final Round pitch (Auditorium)

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Coffee break and Networking

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Closing of the Conference

Dr. Anass Alex Lahlou, Chair of ACBSP Region 8 International Council, President of AULMF , PIIMT and AUL – USA

His Excellency M. Umaro Sissoco Embalo, Prime Minister – Guinea Bissau

6:30 pm to 12:00 am

Gala Dinner and Award ceremony at Chez Ali ($50 MAD: More info are available at the Registration Desk)

6: 30 pm Meeting at the hotel lobby

12:00 am Departure to the hotel

November 3th, 2017

9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Marrakech City Tour ($ 95 More info are available at the Registration Desk)

9: 00 am Meeting at the hotel lobby

– Jamaa El Fna – Ourika
– Menara

5:00 pm Departure to the Hotel