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25th CEEMAN Annual Conference

20-22
Sep
2017
 
Hangzhou, China

Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Management Education in Rising Economies

About

The 25th CEEMAN Annual Conference will take place from 20-22 September in Hangzhou, China, hosted by School of Management, Zhejiang University. Hangzhou, known as the Silicon valley in paradise, is the epicenter of China’s tech industry and important center of economic development and education. There are about 140 high-speed trains daily from Hangzhou to Shanghai, the largest city in China and a renowned international metropolis. The journey with the high-speed train to Shanghai takes about 45 minutes, while the journey to Beijing lasts for about 6 hours.

CEEMAN Annual Conference is the most important annual event of CEEMAN – the International Management Development Association for Dynamic Societies. In the past years, CEEMAN has been strengthening its links with China, and organizing CEEMAN Annual Conference for the first time in China is an important step to facilitate cooperation within Belt and Road Initiative.

The conference topic is Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Management Education in Rising Economies, will provide an opportunity to discuss latest trends, key issues, opportunities and challenges in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovations, and sustainability and see how business/management education can better support these processes to foster more effective entrepreneurship development around the world.

Besides keynote addresses, presentations and highly interactive roundtables with speakers and participants, the conference will include company visits and meetings with entrepreneurs in Hangzhou in order to understand different stakeholders’ perspectives, the latest trends in innovations, and related entrepreneurship development needs. 

  • Alibaba
  • Dream Town
  • Wensli
  • XIZI OTIS

Several side events will also take place, including a number of pre-conference sessions, exhibition opportunities for publishers and partners, individual Dean2Dean advisory meetings, CEEMAN’s IQA-International Quality Accreditation session, CEEMAN Annual Meeting, and CEEMAN Awards Ceremony.

POSTER SESSION FOR FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS

Faculty and researchers are invited to showcase their work (teaching case studies, research, teaching tools & techniques, and other experience) at a poster session related to the overall theme of the 25th CEEMAN Annual Conference: “Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Management Education in Rising Economies” on Wednesday, 20 September.

See the Call for Posters25 CAC Call for Posters


Program

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Pre-conference events

  • Company Visits and meetings with entrepreneurs (Alibaba, Dream Town, Wensli, XIZI OTIS)
  • Poster session by faculty and researchers "Rethinking Entrepreneurship: Challenges for Management Education in Rising Economies"
  • Welcome reception

Thursday, 21 September 2017
Conference Day 1

  • 24th CEEMAN Annual Conference "Management Education for a Digital World" - keynote addresses by high-level representatives of Chinese government, representatives of management education and business
  • Entrepreneurship development in China – issues and opportunities
  • Panel with business and education representatives from China
  • Entrepreneurship development around the world
  • Recognition of excellence and relevance in management education – CEEMAN IQA Accreditation
  • Dinner

Friday, 22 September 2017
Conference Day 2

  • Bonus session "Assessing Management Development Needs" - Insights from CEEMAN research
  • continuation of 24th CEEMAN Annual Conference "Management Education for a Digital World" - panels and roundtables
  • CEEMAN Annual Meeting (open to all conference participants)
  • Award Ceremony (new CEEMAN members, IQA accredited institutions, CEEMAN Case Writing Competition winners, CEEMAN Champion Award winners)
  • Gala Dinner

Saturday, 23 October 2017

  • Sightseeing and Zhejiang University campus tour
Download detailed conference program: 25th CEEMAN Annual Conference Program

Speakers

Derek Abell
Derek Abell
Professor Emeritus of ESMT Berlin, Germany and President of CEEMAN Accreditation Committee
Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos
Rector of University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic
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Alenka Braček Lalić
International Quality Accreditation (IQA) Director at CEEMAN and Vice Dean for Research at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia
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Antonio Freitas
Provost of FGV, Brazil
Dipak C. Jain
Director of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
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Assylbek Kozhakhmetov
Assylbek Kozhakhmetov
President of Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
Sergey Myasoedov
Vice-Rector of RANEPA, Dean of IBS-Moscow Business School and President of RABE – Russian Association of Business Education, Russia
Danica Purg
Danica Purg
President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management and the President of CEEMAN, Slovenia
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Janez Škrabec
President, Riko d.o.o., Slovenia
Xiaobo Wu
Dean of the School of Management, Zhejiang University, China
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Logistics

CEEMAN Conference Venue

The Dragon
120 Shuguang Road,
Hangzhou, China, 310007
Tel: (86) (571) 87998833
Fax: (86) (571) 87998090
Email:reservation@dragon-hotel.com 


Location

Situated in the junction of Hangzhou’s financial, business and cultural centers, The Dragon, Hangzhou is the world’s first smart hotel that comes with an all-encompassing high-tech intelligent system. The modern, luxurious and relaxing hotel sits on a 110, 000 sq. m site with a unique Yangtze courtyard design to provide hotel guests with an inspirational setting to rest and revitalize. Within close proximity to the Zhejiang World Trade Convention and Exhibition Center, offices of multi-national corporations and government authorities, The Dragon, Hangzhou is minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre – an ideal geographical location for business and leisure travelers.

  • 35 km away from our hotel to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.
  • 10 minutes’ walking distance to West Lake.
  • 2 minutes’ walking distance to sight spot-Dragon Cave, Baoshi Mountain
  • 15 minutes’ driving distance to Lingyin Temple
  • In the middle of the downtown

Hotel facilities

  • 566 distinctive rooms, including 222 Twin bed rooms, 272 Double rooms, 41 Suites & 31 Apartments;
  • 3 restaurants, 1 cantina, 1 cigar bar, 1 lobby bar;
  • With up to 4,500 square meters of meeting and event space
  • Equipped with first class entertainment facilities and service for guests to relax & energize , including swimming pool, snooker, table-tennis, SPA, night-club, etc

Useful Links

School of Management, Zhejiang University: http://www.cma.zju.edu.cn/en/

10 Facts You Should Know About Hangzhou: http://www.chinahighlights.com/hangzhou/hangzhou-facts.htm

Visa information

For information on visa requirements, please contact the Chinese consulate in your country. The letter of invitation will be provided by School of Management, Zhejiang University. After registering for the conference, you will receive the complete list of documents and information you will need to provide in order to obtain the invitation letter.

Airport information

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (IATA code: HGH) is located 27 kilometers from downtown Hangzhou. Flights are available to most domestic and many international locations. Airport pick-up can be arranged by the hotel.

Hangzhou is well served by a large fleet of turquoise-green taxis. From four main stations, buses run practically everywhere in Hangzhou and connect the city to other major centers. Airport shuttle buses are also available. Trains to most major cities leave Hangzhou throughout the day. The main Hangzhou station is the location of choice, as it is located downtown.

Weather

September is not too hot in Hangzhou, with the average temperature of 23°C (73°F). It is pleasant as the weather turns cool with occasional rain. However, there may be a short spell of hot weather after the beginning of autumn, when the temperature reaches 36°C (96.8°F) or over.

About Hangzhou

Hangzhou, known as the Silicon valley in paradise, is the epicenter of China’s tech industry and important center of economic development and education. The former capital of the Southern Song dynasty, Hangzhou is often referred to as Shanghai's backyard thanks to its location less than 180 kilometers (about 112 miles) southwest of the country's largest city. There are about 140 high-speed trains daily from Hangzhou to Shanghai, the largest city in China and a renowned international metropolis. The journey with the high-speed train to Shanghai takes about 45 minutes, while the journey to Beijing lasts for about 6 hours.

 

Hangzhou, which hosted the 2016 G20 summit, was once anointed the "finest and most splendid city in the world" by Marco Polo and remains today one of the most dynamic cities in China.

Hangzhou sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. The city's West Lake is its best-known attraction. 

Fees

Before 30 June

 

CEEMAN members

EUR 620

Non-members

EUR 850

After 30 June

 

CEEMAN members

EUR 750

Non-members

EUR 980

 

Accommodation

Official conference hotel is The Dragon hotel. We have received highly preferential conditions for the conference participants:

1)      Double room - standard 
Price starting from 130 EUR (incl breakfast and taxes)

2)      Double room - superior
Price starting from 150 EUR (incl breakfast and taxes)

You will receive instructions on how to book the hotel from CEEMAN office after registering for the conference.

Please book your accommodation by 31st August 2017, as there is a certain number of rooms reserved for CEEMAN participants. You will receive more details regarding booking procedure after registering for the conference.

Cancellation information:

The first night fee will be charged if cancelled after 6:00pm one day before arrival.

Exhibitors

A number of sponsorship and exhibiting options are available to promote your brand and showcase new products or services to CEEMAN members. Contact us, and together we will find the appropriate package to effectively deliver your message.

Read more about exhibiting options: 25CAC_exhibitors_info

Contact

Živa Žmavc Thongvanh Project Manager
+386 4 57 92 518
ziva.zmavc@ceeman.org

Sponsors

A number of sponsorship and exhibiting options are available to promote your brand and showcase new products or services to CEEMAN members. Contact us, and together we will find the appropriate package to effectively deliver your message.

Read more about sponsorship: 25CAC_sponsorship_packages

Contact

Maja Medja Vidic Head of Projects
+386 4 57 92 507
maja.medja@ceeman.org

Contacts

Program


Drikus Kriek CEEMAN Interim Director
+386 4 57 92 500
drikus.kriek@iedc.si

Logistics

Maja Medja Vidic Head of Projects
+386 4 57 92 507
maja.medja@ceeman.org
Živa Žmavc Thongvanh Project Manager
+386 4 57 92 518
ziva.zmavc@ceeman.org