PROGRAM

  • 15:00-18:00
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    Eduniversal Genius Bar
    One to One with Eduniversal representatives

  • 19:00-21:00
    Grand Hyatt Hotel

    Welcome Cocktail and Registration


  • 9:00-9:15
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    Departure by bus to the American University in Dubai

  • 9:30-10:00

    Registration & Coffee


  • 10:00-10:30
    The Auditorium

    Opening of the 10th Eduniversal World Convention

    Welcome:
    Mr. Martial GUIETTE, CEO & Founder, Eduniversal, France
    Prof. Nehme AZOURY, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eurasia and the Middle East; Deputy President for Research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
    Dr. Imad HOBALLAH, Provost, American University in Dubai, UAE

  • 10:30-11:15
    The Auditorium
    Panel Discussion: Findings on the future of management education in the Middle East and North Africa
    Moderator: 
    Prof. Nehme AZOURY
    , Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eurasia and the Middle East; Deputy President for Research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon

    Speakers:

    Prof. Nehme AZOURY, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eurasia and the Middle East; Deputy President for Research, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
    Dr. Sherif KAMELEduniversal Scientific Committee member for Africa;  Professor of Management at the American University in Cairo, Egypt
    Dr. Mohammed ABU ALI, Dean, School of Business Administration, American University in Dubai, UAE
    Dr. Jihad S. NADER,
    Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development, American University in Dubai, UAE
    Mr. Ross NEILSON, Director EMBA, London Business School, UAE

  • 11:15-11:30
    Break

  • 11:30-12:00
    The Auditorium
    Panel Discussion:  Strategy and Future Vision for Education in the UAE
    Dr. Jihad S. NADER welcomes: 
    HE Dr. Mohamed Al Mualla,
     Secretary General, Ministry of Education, UAE


  • 12:00-13:30

    Networking Lunch


  • 13:30-14:15
    The Auditorium
    Panel Session: Consolidation of higher education in the UAE
    Speaker: 
    Mr. Roland HANCOCK
    , Education Director, PwC Middle East, UAE

  • 14:15-15:00
    The Auditorium
    Panel Session: How to levy additional funds to fully subsidized Business School?
    Speaker:
    Prof. Michel DE WOLF, Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL Louvain School of Management, Belgium

  • 15:00-17:00
    Peer to Peer meetings & Networking Teatime

  • 17:00-17:30
    Departure by bus to Grand Hyatt Hotel

  • 20:00-23:55
    Grand Hyatt Hotel Event Lawn

    Cocktail and Gala Dinner & Eduniversal Awards Ceremony


  • 9:30-9:45
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    Departure by bus to the American University in Dubai

  • 10:00-10:45
    The Auditorium
    Panel Session: The start-up model as a key element for programmes
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Virginijus KUNDROTAS, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Eastern Europe; President of BMDA (Baltic Management Development Association); Dean of Adizes Graduate School, USA

    Speakers:
    Dr. Irina SENNIKOVA, Rector, RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology, Latvia
    Dr. Assylbek KOZHAKHMETOV, President, Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan

  • 10:45-12:00
    The Auditorium
    Panel Session:  Student recruitment: how to find the perfect match? 
    Moderator: 
    Mr. Mathieu CHERUBIN, Project Manager, HeadHunterSourcing, France

     

    Speakers:
    Mr. Martial GUIETTE, CEO & Founder, Eduniversal, France
    Ms. Camila MUNOZ-JIMENEZ, Project Manager Booking Solutions, MastersBooking.com, France
    Mr. Benoit ANGER, Development and Admissions Marketing Director France and International, Skema Business School, France

  • 12:00-13:00

    Digital Recruitment Demo

    &

    Peer to Peer meetings

  • 13:00-14:00

    Networking lunch


  • 14:00-14:45
    Campus Visit: American University in Dubai



    Peer to Peer meetings

  • 14:45-15:30
    The Auditorium
    Panel Discussion: Closing gender gap through entrepreneurship: Women in Business
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Prof Aneeta MADHOK, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Central Asia; Managing Director, Open Spaces Consulting, India

    Speakers:
    Dr. Prof Aneeta MADHOK, Eduniversal Scientific Committee member for Central Asia; Managing Director, Open Spaces Consulting, India
    Ms. Poonam BHOJANI, CEO, Innoventure Education, UAE
    Dr. Dima JAMALI, Associate Dean - Research, American University of Beirut - Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB), Lebanon

  • 15:30-15:45
    Break

  • 15:45-16:00
    The Auditorium
    News about Best Masters

  • 16:00-16:45
    The Auditorium
    Panel Session: New world map of student mobility: the challenges ahead
    Speakers:
    Mr. Romain PAYRE,
    Head of Campus France in the United Arab Emirates - French Embassy, UAE
    Dr. François Xavier ROMANACCE, Deputy-Vice Chancellor to the Academic Affairs,  University Paris - Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • 16:45-18:30
    Exhibition, Peer to Peer meetings and Coffee Time

  • 18:30-18:45
    Departure by bus to Grand Hyatt Hotel

  • 19:00-0:00
    Free time

  • 9:15-9:30
    Grand Hyatt Hotel
    Departure by bus to the American University in Dubai

  • 9:45-10:45
    The Auditorium
    Panel session: School branding: building an identity in competitive environments
    Moderator: Dr. Edson Luiz Riccio, International Scientific Committee member for Latin America

    Speakers:

    Dr. Loïck ROCHE, Dean and General Director, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
    Dr. Josep FRANCH, Dean, ESADE Business School, Spain

  • 10:45-11:00
    Break

  • 11:00-11:45
    The Auditorium
    Panel session: How to train responsible managers?
    Moderator: Prof. Michael Wood, International Scientific Committee member for Oceania; Adjunct Professor, University of Notre Dame, Australia

    Speakers:

    Prof. Metka TEKACIC, Dean, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
    Dr. Tim LONDON, Director of International RelationsUniversity of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business, South Africa

  • 11:45-12:30
    The Auditorium
    Panel session: Edutainment: interactive online business education
    Speaker:
    Mr. Peng XIA, Co-founder of Zhuomo Cultural Media, English Learning and Testing Influencer, China

  • 12:30-13:30

    Networking lunch 


  • 13:30-14:30
    Peer to Peer meetings

  • 14:30-15:15
    The Auditorium
    Panel session: How to develop your alumni network and why does this matter?
    Speakers:
    Mr. Mathieu CHERUBIN, Project Manager, HeadHunterSourcing, France
    Dr. Sanjay SHARMA, Dean, University of Vermont School of Business Administration, USA

  • 15:15-15:30
    Break

  • 15:30-16:15
    Lightning-talk 1: Business schools in the "post-global" world: the role of social media
    Moderator: 
    Ms. Camila MUNOZ-JIMENEZ,
    Project Manager Booking Solutions, MastersBooking.com, France

     

     

    Workshop 1: Smart cities
    Speaker:
    Prof. José Paulo ESPERANÇA, Dean, ISCTE Business School - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

     

     

    Lightning-talk 2: How to recruit the best candidate by diversifying programmes?
    Speaker:
    Dr. Carlos MOSLARES, Dean, IQS School of Management - Ramon Llull University, Spain 

  • 16:30-17:15
    Workshops 2: PR and communication in the Higher Education 



    Workshops 3: How to do business in UAE?
    Moderators:
    Prof. Raj KAPOOR, Assistant Dean, School of Business Administration and Associate Professor of Business Administration, American University in Dubai, UAE
    Prof. Mahvish GUL, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Business, American University in Dubai, UAE
     
    Lightning-talk 3
     

  • 17:30-18:00
    Departure by bus to Bab Al Shams

  • 18:00-22:30
    Bab Al Shams

    Cocktail and Palmes of Excellence Awards Dinner


  • 22:30-22:45
    Departure by bus to Grand Hyatt Hotel

  • 10:00-12:30
    Cultural activities

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