IMT Ghaziabad to Host Global B-School Network’s Annual International Conference
01/21/2012

IMT Ghaziabad will play Academic Host to the Global B-School Network’s 7th Annual Conference to be held in Delhi on June 11 – 13, 2012. The theme this year is- Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development.

Online PR News – 21-January-2012 – – IMT Ghaziabad will play Academic Host to the Global B-School Network’s 7th Annual Conference to be held in Delhi on June 11 – 13, 2012. The theme this year is- Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development.

To be held at the Taj Palace the Global B-School Network (GBSN) conference invites thinkers and leaders from B-Schools and other relevant organizations in countries across the globe to its annual conference. This year’s venue is Delhi, India and the theme, Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development. This theme has been arrived at after a lot of thought and brainstorming. It has been chosen because an education in Management studies at highly focused B-Schools empowers students into becoming growth-encouraging leaders. With the power of knowledge, they can then help underdeveloped countries recognize their true potential and mature into it.

Starting out in 2006, GBSN’s first meeting was conducted on April 28. It had representatives from more than 20 of the world’s leading B-Schools in attendance. The focus then was on pursuing opportunities in developing countries.
Six years later, at the 2011 Annual Conference in Mexico City, it had over 140 members from 30 countries in attendance. The theme was Generating Leadership: Developing Human Capacity in Emerging Markets.

A member of GBSN, IMT Ghaziabad, the Academic Host of the 2012 conference is getting the stage set for some very valuable interactions and knowledge sharing. The institute, ranked among the top ten B-Schools in India, is known for its path breaking programmes and curriculum. IMT’s courses are of international quality yet within the context of local relevance.
The 2012 conference is an opportunity for thinkers and leading academicians to meet and share ideas on a common platform. It will throw light on several relevant subjects in today’s B-School education. Participants will also exchange ideas on innovative programmes that have worked for them, share leading edge research and examine proven approaches to deliver management education. It is an opportunity for them to compare trends in management education and cultivate partnerships for possible student and faculty exchange programmes.

GBSN works on several areas related to B-School development. Its member institutes have seen value and experienced commendable growth. The areas GBSN works on include:

- Strengthening and expanding existing B-School curricula
- Facilitating faculty training, mentoring and development
- Creating entrepreneurship modules
- Researching, writing and disseminating local case studies and other instructional material
- Creating networks for the dissemination of knowledge, best practices and lessons learnt
Being Indian, we see the world sitting up and taking notice of India – as a market and as an opportunity for investment. It is the new emerging economy, and is growing despite the odds.

Tremendous change is seen today. The future leaders in the world of management are a lot more focused and ready to explore the unexplored and rather under tapped rural markets. They seek to make a difference and boost development. For that is where the future is.

Excitement builds at IMT Ghaziabad as the dated draws closer. Faculty, academicians, members of foundations, Development Organizations and Corporates from across the world prepare to come to this greatly fascinating maze that is India. Its colours, sights, sounds and the world famous Indian Culture will weave a fascinating fabric of unforgettable memories.

To read more, click: http://gbsnonline.org/members/annual-conference/2012-annual-conference.html