The 27th CEEMAN Annual Conference, with the title Management Education for a Changing World, will take place from 25-27 September 2019 in the city of Wrocław, Poland. Wrocław was the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and has won the Best European Destination contest in 2018. Read more on the Saturday sightseeing tour and joins us in exploring the city.
CEEMAN Annual Conference traditionally includes a series of events in order to get to know the business, political and social realities of the host country (including through company visits, experiential workshops, keynote business panels), and to discuss implications, best practices and collaboration in the area of management development (business education keynotes, international panels, roundtable discussions and workshops). Several side events are also organized, such as pre-conference sessions, individual Dean2Dean advisory meetings, CEEMAN’s IQA-International Quality Accreditation session, CEEMAN Annual Meeting, and CEEMAN Awards Ceremony.
You can find the latest list of participating institutions here.
The conference will be co-organized with the Wrocław University of Economics (WUE), ranked among the top economic schools of higher education in Poland. Established in 1947, the WUE offers accredited Bachelor's, Master's, MBA, and PhD business programs in Polish and English with the total number of students reaching 11,604 in the latest academic year. It is an important center of education, science and research.
We are proud to announce that the event has been granted the Patronage of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland Jarosław Gowin, the Honorary Patronage of the Mayor of Wroclaw and Honorary Patronage of Mr.Cezary Przybylski, the Marshal of Lower Silesia.
Dr. Susskind explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society. He is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he teaches and researches. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions. His TED Talk, on the future of work, has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. Previously he worked in the British Government – as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office.
Lana Popović is President of the Central and Eastern Europe business unit of The Coca-Cola Company, where she oversees a territory that includes 26 countries from Russia to Italy. Ms. Popovic has worked for Coca-Cola since 2001, including leadership positions in general management, strategy and marketing: first in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, and later on overseeing wider regions of South Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and North-East Europe.
Program Wednesday, 25 September
13:00 - 17:00 Pre-conference workshops
- CarringtonCrisp: "See the Future"
- Peregrine Academic Services: "Integrating Global News and Events into the Classroom - Inspiring Students to Engage in Critical Thinking"
- Graduate Management Admission Council: "Accessing the Best and Brightest from Around the World to Increase Diversity and Grow Your Programs"
- Unibuddy: "The impact of peer-to-peer on student recruitment"
14:30 - 17:00 Individual Dean2Dean meetings
17:00 - 19:00 Poster session for faculty and researchers
19:00 - 20:00 Welcome drink at the hotel Thursday, 26 September
27th CEEMAN Annual Conference
08:30 Conference registration and exhibition open
09:00 - 09:30 27th CEEMAN Annual Conference Opening
SPOTLIGHT ON GLOBAL CHANGE AND CHALLENGES
09:30 - 11:00 Panel: Global Change and the New Challenges for Management SPOTLIGHT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
11:30 - 13:00 AI and the Future of the Professions - Implications for Management and for Management Education
- Keynote: Daniel Susskind
, Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, UK
14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Roundtables: What Should Management Schools Do Differently than at Present to Prepare Managers for the Opportunities and Threats of AI?
With respect to: 1) the content and processes of teaching 2) the content and processes of research 3) how to connect to the practicing management community 4) internal systems and processes.
16:30 - 18:00 CEEMAN Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner at Spiż mini-brewery and restaurant
Friday, 27 September
27th CEEMAN Annual Conference (continued)
09:00 - 09:15 Recap of the first day SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
09:15 - 09:45 The Teaching, Research, and Connections to Education that Business Needs to Meet the Challenges Ahead
- Keynote: Lana Popović
, President for CEE, The Coca-Cola Company, Greece
09:45 - 10:30 Dialogue between Lana Popović and Derek Abell: The Meaning and Measurement of Excellence and Relevance for Today and Tomorrow, Q&A
11:30 - 12:15 Business Panel: Spotlight on Business Challenges “Beyond the Bottom Line”, i.e. the Environment, Sustainability, and Ethics
12:15 - 13:00 Roundtables and feedback
14:00 - 15:30 Educators Panel: What is Management Education Doing to Prepare Managers to Meet Their Societal Obligations? BRINGING THE WHOLE PICTURE TOGETHER
15:45 - 17:45 Brainstorming together on the future of connected, relevant and excellent management education in a changing world with a focus on 1) teaching 2) research 3) connecting to the real world of practice 4) internal systems and processes (eg big data, AI).
16:45 - 17:00 Conclusions and lessons learned
19:00 - 23:00 Gala dinner at Topacz Castle
Saturday, 28 September
10:00 - 14:00 Wroclaw Sightseeing Tour (download information
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Hotel Mercure Wrocław Centrum
Pl. Dominikański 1
50-159 Wrocław, Poland
The modern Mercure Wrocław Centrum hotel is located in the cultural and commercial center of the city and within its transportation hub zone, close to major tourist attractions, such as the Old Market Square and Ostrów Tumski Island. The hotel has a monitored car park with more than 900 parking spaces. The hotel offers 151 elegant and functional rooms, including suites and Privilege rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and has satellite TV, radio, telephone, and minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, coffee maker (in suites and Privilege rooms) and safe box (in suites, Privilege rooms).
We have arranged preferential rates at the Hotel Mercure Wrocław Centrum for our conference participants, with prices starting from around 94 EUR per night. For more info on booking procedure, you can contact CEEMAN Project Manager Ms. Živa Žmavc Thongvanh at email@example.com.
Getting to the Hotel Mercure Wroclaw Centrum
If you arrive by plane
The Wrocław Nicolaus Copernicus Airport is located in the south-west part of Wrocław, about 10 km away from the city center, near the Wrocław motorway bypass. The route to Mercure Hotel can be travelled in several ways. Please remember that the local currency is Polish Zloty (PLN). 1 EUR=4,29 PLN; 1 USD = 3,76 PLN (17.01.2019)
- Taxi/Uber - cost is around PLN 40 (9-10 EUR) and the journey time about 30-40 minutes, however it is important to keep in mind the frequent traffic jams on the route.
- Wro Airport Express - route: Airport - Center (Plac Dominikański). The cost of the ticket is PLN 10 (2 EUR) with the payment made to the driver in cash or by credit card. Journey time is about 30 minutes. On-line ticket purchase is also available at polbus.pl.
- City bus - bus number 106 runs from/to the PKP main railway station every 15 minutes and the whole route takes about 40-50 minutes (depending on the traffic). The route from the PKP railway station to Mercure Hotel is given below. The cost of the ticket is PLN 3.40 (less than 1 EUR) and it can be bought at the stationary ticket machine (cash or payment cards) or directly at the vending machine on the bus (only contactless cards). Night bus line 206 runs the same route. Detailed timetable at www.wroclaw.pl/rozklady-jazdy.
If you arrive by train
The Main Railway Station (PKP) in Wrocław is one of the oldest buildings of this type in Poland. It is located in the very center of the city. You can reach Mercure Hotel via trams 8 or 9, going towards the „Karłowice” stop. You should get off at the „Galeria Dominikańska” stop (two stops from the railway station). The cost of the ticket is PLN 3.40 (less than 1 EUR) and it can be bought at the stationary ticket machine (cash or payment cards) or directly at the vending machine on the bus (only contactless cards). Detailed timetable at www.wroclaw.pl/rozklady-jazdy.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
We kindly invite you to join the conference as a sponsor or exhibitor to present your services to deans and directors from around the world. We offer various exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, but we would also be happy to hear your ideas and suggestions on how to make your presence at the conference most productive.
Read more on the exhibiting package
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Early bird fee - before 1 June
- EUR 690 for CEEMAN members
- EUR 950 for non-members
After 1 June
- EUR 820 for CEEMAN members
- EUR 1,100 for non-members
Sponsors and exhibitors