IMT Ghaziabad: GBSN conference begins on June 11

The 7th Annual GBSN Conference on the theme "Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development," is being held in Asia for the first time and being co-hosted by Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.

Online PR News – 12-June-2012 – Noida, UP – Top MBA educators and business leaders from across the globe will share their key insight on academic collaborations and explore changing role of management education in social and economic development at annual Global Business School Network (GBSN) Conference in New Delhi on June 11-14. The 7th Annual GBSN Conference on the theme “Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development,” is being held in Asia for the first time and being co-hosted by the of GBSN member school, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.

IMT Ghaziabad will announce several of its new Initiatives at the annual Conference of the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

The opening session will feature addresses by Shri Kamal Nath, Honorable Union Minister of Urban Development; Mr. Analjit Singh, Chairman of Max Healthcare and Insurance; Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Director & Academic Mentor, IMT; and Mr. Guy Pfefferman, CEO, GBSN. Mr. Arun Maira, member of the Planning Commission of India will deliver a keynote on June 13.

“Quality management education that combines international best practice with local relevance is essential for India, and indeed the rest of the developing world, to build the businesses, entrepreneurs and services our country needs to move forward in today's global economy. This conference is an ideal opportunity for Indian educators to meet with leaders in management education from around the world to build partnerships, and share their experiences and knowledge. I am proud of the role IMT Ghaziabad has taken as a leader in internationalizing management education in India and look forward to a productive and enlightening conference with GBSN,” said Shri Kamal Nath, Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development, who will be speaking during the opening ceremony on June 12.

“In the backdrop of increasing international flows of goods and services, capital, people and information, a universal education with a local flavour will truly satisfy the needs of the world and its economy. Keeping this in mind, we at IMT have always been enthusiastic to build bridges and break barriers by forming international linkages and collaborations with institutes all over the world,” said Bibek Banerjee, Director of IMT Ghaziabad.

Other Prominent speakers at the Conference include Dr. Jim Dean, Dean, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dr. Soumitra Dutta, Dean designate, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University (USA); Dr. Pramod Mantravadi, Director of Custom Programs, Centre for Executive Education, Indian School of Business (India); Dr. Ashok Som, Associate Dean and Director of the Global MBA, ESSEC Business School, France; Dr. Anjali Sastry, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA; Prof. Steven DeKrey, Senior Associate Dean, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology; Dr. Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School & Director, Association of African Business Schools; Dr. Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM Bangalore; and Dr. Robert Kennedy, Executive Director, William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

The list of eminent speakers also include Aparajita Ramakrishnan, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Raj Agrawal, Director, Centre for Management Education, All India Management Association.

The annual GBSN conference is a premier international forum for business school deans, faculty, and administrators from premier institutes such as London Business School, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, Cornell, MIT Sloan, IMD, Columbia, IPADE, as well as development and industry professionals, to identify trends, share best practice, and make connections with colleagues who share an interest in the role management education plays in economic and social development.

The conference will feature talks and discussions on ‘Regional Trends in Business Education’; ‘Sourcing, Scoping and Aligning Student Consulting Projects’; ‘Going Beyond Accreditation: How to Measure Quality’; ‘Successful Strategies: Executive Education for Emerging Markets’; Creative Approaches to Internationalization, etc.

The four-day Conference begins on June 11 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.

Besides IMT, other sponsors include Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, HDFC, Mahindra & Mahindra, Godrej Industries, SIFE, IFC, and GMAC. For more information on IMT’s support as the academic hosts

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