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HEC Paris to host 2015 EFMD MENA Conference in Qatar

HEC Paris (“école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris” is a European business school located in the southern suburbs of Paris in France) ranked number one in the world for Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2014, will be hosting the 2015 European Foundation for Management ~Development (EFMD) MENA Conference on 12 to 14 April in Qatar.

The focus of the three-day conference chaired by professor Laoucine Kerbache, Dean and CEO, of HEC Paris in Qatar, will be on ‘Building Dynamic Networks and Partnerships for the region’, targeting specially all Deans, Assistant Deans and Directors of programmes, as well as Directors of international relations in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA).

The conference, held at the HEC Paris premises in Doha, has a distinguished line-up of speakers including:

  • Laoucine Kerbache,
  • Everette E. Dennis, Dean of North-western University in Qatar.
  • Karim Seghir, Dean of school of Business Administration, American University of Sharjah,
  • Robert Grosse, Dean of School of Business Administration, American University of Sharjah,
  • Amol Dani, Chief operating officer, Georgetown University in Qatar and
  • Christian Delporte, Associate Director Quality Services, EFMD.

Other prominent business leaders from the region will include:

  • Abdullah Al Meshadi, CEO of Musheireb Properties and
  • Ahmed Al Balushi M Omani, CEO of Bank Muscat

Prof. Kerbache said:

“We are deeply honoured to be in the host of this year’s EFMD MENA Conference in Qatar.”

“The EFMD is playing a central role in shaping the international approach to management education and is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.

HEC Paris is proud to positively and significantly contribute in promoting an active debate between participants from the MENA area.”

“Having such an impressive line-up of speakers, I am confident that this will be an exciting 3 days of discussions on management education,” he added.  “Thus, we are inviting all interested parties from across the region and beyond to come and attend the event.”

The EFMD is as a matter of fact a global, membership driven organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium with offices in Geneva, Hong Kong and Miami.  As the largest international network association in the field of management development, the EFMD network includes over 800 institutional members and reaches over 25,000 management development professionals from academia, business public service and consultancy across 82 countries worldwide.  It is also an international platform to bring together leaders in the management education profession as well as many opportunities for partnerships, student and faculty exchanges and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

As a globally recognized accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes, EFMD’S other services include conferences and events around the world that address key issues for our industry, surveys and the dissemination of knowledge, quality improvement and accreditation through EQUIS and EPAS as well as through EFMD Deans Across Frontiers(EDAF) development programme and the Business School Impact Survey(BSIS).

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