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

32nd CEEMAN Annual Conference

Innsbruck, Austria

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age


CEEMAN’s signature event brings together deans and directors of its member and partner organizations from all over the world, focusing on topics of key importance for management development. Featuring outstanding keynotes, presentations and interactive roundtables from academia and business, the Conference also includes side events such as company visits, poster session for faculty and researchers, accreditation sessions, and the CEEMAN Annual Meeting.

About the host - MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®

The MCI links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences providing the platform for numerous academia-business activities including start-ups, executive education, summer & winter schools, study abroad programs, international conferences and more. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown.

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About Innsbruck

Nested amidst majestic peaks, Innsbruck offers a unique combination of nature, history, and culture. Traces of settlers in what today is called Innsbruck, date back to the early Stone Age. During Roman times the city was called Veldidena and became an important supply base for the Romans after they built a road across the Brenner Pass in the 15th century BC. The name Innsbruck came up in 1187, when the Inn Bridge was constructed. In 1429, Innsbruck became the capital of Tirol under Maximilian I. The city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, and so became the famous sports destination it is today.

The city is surrounded by spectacular mountains. The Nordkette range is particularly impressive and is known as the gateway to the Karwendel mountains. The journey from the city up to the Nordkette's jagged grey peaks takes only 20 minutes.

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Who should attend?

This conference is ideal for academic leaders, faculty members, business professionals, and anyone interested in the frontiers of digital entrepreneurship education.

Why attend CAC32?

Engage with thought leaders and innovators from around the world. Gain insights from extensive panel discussions and keynote speeches. Explore potential collaborations with peers during interactive sessions and networking opportunities. This event promises to be a vital gathering for sharing knowledge and strategies to drive success and innovation in the digital age. We look forward to welcoming you to Innsbruck for an unforgettable experience of learning and exchange.


Day 1: Insightful Beginnings (Wednesday, 25 September)

Begin your day with inspiring company visits in the morning. Official activities kick off in the afternoon with registration and networking opportunities, followed by a poster session showcasing cutting-edge research. The day concludes with the opening ceremony featuring welcome speeches by prominent leaders of the host institutions, Danica Purg and Andreas Altmann, and a delightful welcome reception and dinner.

Day 2: Deep Dives and Discussions (Thursday, 26 September)

The full day of sessions starts with registration and coffee, leading into an introduction by the conference chair. A keynote address by Sarah Toms, focusing on learning innovation, sets the stage for a series of panels discussing topics such as AI in education and entrepreneurial strategies. The day features a special press conference, the CEEMAN Annual Meeting, and personalized Dean2Dean meetings. The evening caps off with a dinner.

Day 3: Concluding Insights (Friday, 27 September)

The final day maintains the momentum with more networking opportunities and panels that delve into navigating entrepreneurial turbulence and unveiling the potential of hidden champions in entrepreneurship. A compelling keynote is expected to bring thought-provoking ideas. The conference concludes with reflective closing observations and a gala dinner and dance.

Download the whole program HERE


Innsbruck is easy to reach from all directions by car, train, coach or plane. From Salzburg and Vienna, as well as from Germany, Italy and East Tyrol. This is thanks to the motorway systems, train connections and international airport. Find useful tips for your journey to the Innsbruck region here:

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Kindly book accommodation as soon as possible, since September is considered as a high tourist season in Innsbruck. You will receive hotel recommendations and booking codes upon registration.


There are several options to reach Innsbruck:

- Innsbruck Airport

- Salzburg Airport, 2hrs from Innsbruck by train or car

- Munich Airport, 2,5hrs from Innsbruck by train or car

- Zurich Airport, 3,5hrs from Innsbruck by train or car

- Verona Airport, 3,5 hrs from Innsbruck by train or car

- Vienna Airport, 4,5hrs from Innsbruck by train or car



  • EUR 840 + VAT for CEEMAN members
  • EUR 1150 + VAT for non-members

*Poster session presenters are entitled to a 10% discount on the participation fee.

The fee includes attendance of the sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks, welcome drink, lunches and dinners (on Thursday and Friday), for 1 person as specified in the conference program, as well as transportation between the conference venues (e.g. dinners). The fee does NOT cover travel, airport shuttle, accommodation, participation of accompanying persons, or sightseeing tour. Payment of participation fee should be settled by September 5 at the latest by bank transfer upon receipt of the pro-forma invoice from CEEMAN. 

Cancellation of participation (in writing) must be received before 4 September 2024 if fees are to be refunded. After that date no refunds will be made. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a replacement; however, prior notification is required. If you register for the event and never send the cancellation of participation in writing, you are obliged to pay the full fee, even if you do not attend the event.

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Depending on your citizenship, you may enter the Republic of Austria with visa or without visa, but subject to immigration registration (the latter is usually done by the hotel). Check if you need visa to Austria here:


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