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GIBS Business School (Gordon Institute of Business Science): 26 Melville Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
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With the theme “Pioneering Change: The Role of African Business Schools in Navigating the Future,” the conference will explore how African Business Schools shape the future landscape.

In an era of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, this conference unveils the pivotal role of African Business Schools as drivers of transformative change. With a focus on "Pioneering Change," the conference explores how African Business Schools shape the future landscape. The conference is designed around five key streams:

Technology: Impact of Data and AI

Uncover the transformative impact of technology, data, and artificial intelligence in reshaping the business landscapes. Explore how African Business Schools leverage innovative approaches to sustainable change.


Navigate the complexities of geopolitics and the challenges facing the role of democracy and the evolving role of African Business Schools in contributing to regional and global discussions around geopolitical shifts and the importance of democracy in driving positive change.

Climate Change and the Broader Environment

Explore the critical role of African Business Schools in addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainability. Understand how these institutions contribute to fostering a business ethos aligned with environmental responsibility.

Power of Community, Ecosystems, and Social Capital

Examine the influence of community, ecosystems, and social capital in the business landscape. Discover how African Business Schools foster collaboration, build social capital, and contribute to the development of robust business ecosystems.

Wellness and Wellbeing

Learn how African Business Schools pioneer change by prioritizing physical, mental, and emotional health. Sessions focus on work-life balance, mental resilience, and sustainable well-being practices, inspiring a thriving community that will be complemented by daily activities throughout the conference.

Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of these streams, where leaders, educators, and industry experts converge to shape the narrative of African Business Schools in navigating the future. Be part of the conversation and contribute to pioneering change!

Organizers: GIBS Business School (Gordon Institute of Business Science), University of Pretoria

Special Offer for Alliance Schools: Participate in our event at a reduced fee of $750 (regularly $850). Just email to claim your discount. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity!

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