The 27th CEEMAN Annual Conference, with the title Management Education for a Changing World, took 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.
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.
The conference was 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.
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.
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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