NEW DELHI, March 9, 2012 – This June faculty and deans from top international business schools will convene with development and industry professionals in New Delhi to discuss how to strengthen management education for the developing world. The Global Business School Network (GBSN) brings its 7th annual conference to India for the first time with the support of Academic Host, the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
The annual GBSN conference is premier international forum for business school faculty, deans and administrators, 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.
“I’ve been attending GBSN meetings and collaborating with them for several years now, and have had amazing interactions with thought leaders from industry, academia, and government and nonprofit sectors in Nairobi, Cape Town, Washington DC, and elsewhere, thanks to them,” said Anjali Sastry from MIT Sloan School of Business, one of the speakers at the 2012 conference.
The conference Keynote Address will be given at the Gala Dinner June 12th by Ashok Alexander, Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program’s “Avahan” HIV prevention initiative in India.
CONFERENCE: Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development
DATE: June 11-13, 2012
LOCATION: Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India
“The scarcity of well-trained managers is a potent brake which holds back businesses as well as civil society organizations in the developing world. We’re excited to be holding this conference in particular in India, as we will be focusing on the theme, Making the Connection: Management Education Powering Development. I can’t think of another region that better demonstrates how effective, innovative management powers successful development,”
The conference will include a meeting of the members of the Global Business School Network, speakers and sessions addressing topics in advancing management education, and industry panels and site visits to explore how management is impacting the success of businesses and NGOs on the ground.
“At IMT we believe that education is not a zero sum game – hence we emphasize on enhancing competitiveness through constant exchange of knowledge, transcending borders. Hence it is only fitting that we host an international conference of such magnitude. GBSN 2012 represents a huge opportunity for the B-schools across the globe to come to India and experience the depth and breadth of transformation that one of the fastest growing economies is undergoing,”
Previous GBSN conferences have been held in New Hampshire, France, Nairobi, Cape Town, Washington, DC and Mexico City, and have included leaders in management education from over 30 countries. Attendees at GBSN conferences over the past 7 years have developed international partnerships with results ranging from cross-cultural student projects, to the formation of the Association of African Business Schools, to collaborative research.
About the Global Business School Network
Since 2003 GBSN has been a leader in promoting management education as a critical component in successful international development strategies. GBSN connects and engages a network of top international business schools, plus corporate and NGO partners, who are committed to improving lives through the advancement of management education. Harnessing the power of this network, GBSN builds management education capacity for the developing world.
GBSN’s experience in designing and implementing capacity-building programs for management education institutions make the organization a uniquely qualified partner to agencies undertaking new projects in the developing world. GBSN’s expertise and broad network provide the ability to deliver significant results in a cost-effective manner. By working with numerous partners, GBSN leverages the strengths of top international business schools to accelerate development efforts.
More information is available at www.gbsnonline.org.
About the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Established in 1980, with a vision of creating intellectual capital relevant to the evolving techno-civilizational context, the Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT) has developed into a leading management school in India. IMT strives to contribute meaningfully toward the cause of inclusive globalisation and inter-connectedness, and stands out uniquely in the field of management education in terms of their education philosophy of scholarship grounded in contextual reality. Located adjacent to New Delhi in the National Capital Region of the country, it has a distinct locational advantage of having access to industries, NGOs, government departments and academic institutions across all sectors.
Since its creation, IMT has consolidated its base of intellectually motivated faculty, and generations of entrepreneurial and hardworking student body, to scale new heights and achieve new glories. IMT has been consistently ranked in the “Ivy League” of B-Schools in India by most major and credible media groups including the Economic Times, Business India, Outlook and Career 360.
IMT believes that in the space of scholarship and education, exchange of ideas through collaborations lead to superior outcomes of growth and development of all stakeholders of the profession. Currently, IMT has more than 70 working relationships with various universities across the globe, and engages in regular, meaningful and substantial exchange of ideas and knowledge.
On the face of unprecedented and fundamental changes in the interconnected world, IMT prepares its students to embrace dynamism and enterprise to create positive value for society. In doing so IMT creates not just managers, but leaders who are aligned with the current and future needs of the global economy and who create a difference to the world around them.