The CEEMAN’s extensive programs provide an excellent platform for discussions and thinking about how the improved quality of management and management schools can be the catalyst to drive urgently needed changes, innovation and creativity.
Matej Potokar,
General Manager, Microsoft Services CEE

26th CEEMAN Annual Conference

19-21
Sep
2018
 
Prague, Czech Republic

Redefining Management Education: Excellence and Relevance

About

The 26th CEEMAN Annual Conference titled “Redefining Management Education: Excellence and Relevance” took place on 19-21 September 2018 in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. CEEMAN Annual Conference is the most important annual event of CEEMAN – the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies.

The 2018 Annual Conference dealt with topics that have been very high on the agenda of management education professionals and who tackle questions such as: how to make management education more relevant in order to prepare future corporate leaders and successful entrepreneurs, how to make academic research more relevant, and how can the gap between management practice and education be narrowed, etc.

We are proud to announce that Roger Martin, who was named the world’s #1 management thinker by Thinkers50 in 2017, and Johan Roos joined us at the conference as keynote speakers to share their views on redefining management education.

Besides keynote addresses, presentations and highly interactive roundtables with speakers and participants, the conference also included several side events, such as company visits, 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.

The conference was co-organized with University of New York in Prague, the largest and leading English language higher education institution in the Czech Republic. Established in 1998, UNYP offers accredited Bachelor's, Master's, MBA, and PhD programs in English as an officially recognized higher education institution in the Czech Republic, and in partnership with prestigious international universities in the United States and Europe. UNYP has an international student body (800 students from over 60 different countries) and the most diverse and international faculty in the Czech Republic.


 

Program

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

  •  9:30               Registration opens
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Peregrine Academic Services Workshop on Accreditation and Learning Outcomes (more)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Session on Hidden Champions in CEE (latest update and insights from international research consortium)
  • 14:00 – 17:00 Individual Dean2Dean meetings
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Poster session for faculty and researchers (download schedule)
  • 19:00 – 20:30 Welcome drink at the hotel

Thursday, 20 September 2018

  • 09:30 – 13:00 Pre-conference workshop: company visits
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Lunch at the hotel
  • 15:00 – 19:00 Conference opening (keynotes, business panel, CEEMAN Manifesto presentation)
  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dinner at Kolkovna Celnice (an Original Pilsner Restaurant)

Friday, 21 September 2018

  • 09:00 – 9:45 CEEMAN IQA session
  • 10:00 – 18:00 Conference - continued (panels, roundtables, World Café, CEEMAN Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony)
  • 19:30 – 23:00 Gala dinner and 25th CEEMAN Anniversary celebration, St. Agnes Convent

Saturday, 22 September 2018

  • 10:00 – 14:00 Guided tour of Prague (historical tram ride, tour of Prague Castle)

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Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Roger Martin
Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
 

Roger Martin is the Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management and the Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness.
From 1998 to 2013, he served as Dean. In 2013, he was named global Dean of the Year by the leading business school website, Poets & Quants. He has published 11 books, written 25 Harvard Business Review articles, and is also a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of companies worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Lego, IDEO and Verizon. Read more about Roger Martin and his work at http://rogerlmartin.com.

 

Johan Roos
Chief Academic Officer & Professor of General Management and Strategy, Hult International Business School, UK and US

Professor Johan Roos is Chief Academic Officer of Hult International Business School. He joined Hult in January 2016, bringing with him a strong background in international academic leadership, scholarship and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Hult, he worked in six business schools and a non-profit organization, in five countries. Most recently, he was CEO and Dean of Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. Prof Roos is an elected member of the Danish Academy of Technical Science and serves on several steering committees including Global Peter Drucker Forum in Austria and EFMD’s EPAS and EOCCS committees in Brussels. He has written extensively on strategy, knowledge in companies, change and innovation, including many scholarly books, articles and shorter commentaries. Read more about Johan Roos at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjohanroos/.

Speakers

Abell
Derek Abell
President of the CEEMAN IQA Accreditation Committee, Professor Emeritus at ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas Antonopoulos
Rector of University of New York in Prague
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Kostas Axarloglou
Kostas Axarloglou
Dean at ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
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Alenka Braček Lalić
Vice Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Executive MBA study program at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies
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Steven J. DeKrey
Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor of Management at HKUST Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
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Jan Fischer
Jan Fischer
Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and former Vice-President at the EBRD
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Antonio Freitas
Antonio Freitas
Provost of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Member of the Higher Education Board of the National Education Council of Ministry of Education in Brazil and past President of CLADEA
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elisabeth frolich
Elisabeth Fröhlich
President and Professor for Strategic Procurement Management at Cologne Business School
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Jindrich FryÄ‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„Ä‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„Ä…¤
Jindřich Fryč
State Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic
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Karel HavlíÄ‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„Ä‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„‚„Ä…¤ek
Karel Havlíček
Founder and Chairman of the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts, Vice-Chairman of the Government Council for Research, Development and Innovation, Czech Republic
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Gazmend Haxhia
CEEMAN Vice-President of Corporate Relations, President of A.S.G Group
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Virginijus Kundrotas
CEEMAN Vice-President for Northern Europe, Dean of Adizes Graduate School, President of the Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA)
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Paul Mallette
Paul Mallette
Director of European Operations, Peregrine Academic Services
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Peter McKiernan
Professor of Management at the University of Strathclyde
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Piet Naude
Piet Naudé
Dean of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
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Indira Parikh
Indira Parikh
President of Antardisha
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Gregor Pilgram
Gregor Pilgram
Chief Financial Officer of Generali CEE Holding B.V.
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Danica Purg
Danica Purg
President of CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management
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Astrid Sheil
Astrid Sheil
Professor of Business Communication at California State University, San Bernadino and President of Sheil & Associates
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Slavica Singer
Slavica Singer
Professor Emeritus, Head of the UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship Education at J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economics
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Jiang Wei
Jiang Wei
Dean of School of Management, Zhejiang University
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Blake Wittman
Blake Wittman
Director for Europe at GoodCall for Talent, Business Advisory Board member at UNYP, Czech Republic
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Xiaobo Wu
Xiaobo Wu
CEEMAN Vice-President for China and Professor at School of Management, Zhejiang University
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Sponsors



 



 


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Exhibitors

 
   
   

Contacts

Program

Olga Veligurska
Olga Veligurska CEEMAN Director
+386 4 57 92 5505 olga.veligurska@ceeman.org

Logistics

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

Welcome to the Press Center for the 26th Annual CEEMAN Conference

Attached you will find many links to all the information you need to know about CEEMAN and the 26th Annual Conference at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague.

Additionally, you will find the executive summary of the CEEMAN Manifesto, which was world-premiered on 20 September. Members of the press were also invited to attend conference panels on Friday, 21 September. 
For any and all questions about our recent event, please contact Livija Marko, Conference Associate at +386 4 57 92 507 or by email: livija.marko@ceeman.org.

  1. 26th CEEMAN Annual Conference Press Release 
  2. Program
  3. Press Conference and Interviews
  4. Conference Fact Sheet
  5. Speakers
  6. Derek Abell Story and Bio
  7. Roger Martin Story and Bio
  8. CEEMAN Fact Sheet
  9. Manifesto Launch Press Release and Executive Summary
  10. The CEEMAN Manifesto
  11. Manifesto FAQs