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The 2018 GBSN Annual Conference

About the Conference

The 2018 GBSN Annual Conference in Nairobi will focus on how innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of educating entrepreneurial leaders can transform traditional sectors, including Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism and Healthcare. The conference will feature global experts and regional innovators who are driving change in sectors that are critical to development of countries around the globe but also too often entrenched in outdated ideologies and practices.

The agenda will focus on four broad enablers of entrepreneurial leadership: Technology & Big Data; Responsible Leadership; Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration; and Teaching the Tools of Innovation.

Call for Contributions

GBSN, the 2018 Conference Co-Hosts and Steering Committee call for your contribution to this exciting international forum addressing important challenges and opportunities related to transforming traditional sectors through educating entrepreneurial leaders.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018

Submit a Proposal

The Interactive Agenda will Feature

Cross-Sector Stakeholder Dialogues

with educators, professionals, government officials, students and entrepreneurs to do a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities in a particular sector

Experts from industry, education, government and international aid

sharing their experience, perspective and lessons learned

Business school showcases

of approaches to educating entrepreneurial leaders for systemic change

Research Roundtables

featuring scholarly and applied research on the cross-sector enablers of entrepreneurial leadership in traditional sectors

‘Back to Class’ sessions for non-academics and curious educators

to experience an interactive teaching demonstration of entrepreneurial leadership tools

Networking, interactive plenaries and breakout sessions

designed to give participants valuable information and tangible takeaways they can employ when they leave

Who Should Attend?

  • Business School Deans, Directors, Faculty and Administrators from developed, emerging and frontier markets with an interest in collaborative efforts to educate entrepreneurial leaders
  • Professionals from industry, aid organizations, and civil society in Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism or Healthcare concerned with strengthening the leadership pipeline and stimulating systemic change
  • Government Officials with responsibility for education, entrepreneurship or workforce development in Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism or Healthcare with an interest in wider stakeholder collaboration
  • Educators in Mining & Oil, Agriculture, Tourism or Healthcare fields with an interest in integrating entrepreneurial leadership into curricula, or otherwise collaborating with business schools and other sector stakeholders

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About the Co-Hosts

The Global Business School Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening management, entrepreneurial and leadership talent for the developing world through better access to quality, locally relevant education. GBSN harnesses the power of a network of nearly 70 leading business schools that share a dedication to our mission to build management education capacity for the developing world.

In its endeavour to transform leadership in Africa in the 21st Century, Strathmore Business School (SBS) has taken the responsibility of influencing leadership of public and private sectors in the continent. This  is the overarching mission at SBS; Service to Society through the development of international executive business management and leadership programs. Since its inception in 2005, and coming at a time when the world and Africa face extraordinary challenges, SBS’s mission to develop transformative business leaders is even more relevant. By the use of globally tried and tested teaching methodology using case studies, using both local and international faculty, while at the same time partnering with local industry experts who draw and localize the experiences on the ground, we ensure that our programs foster a culture of continuous learning.

The mission of Chandaria School of Business is to provide a range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and problem-solving abilities to enable students to respond to the need for successful management and leadership of profit and not for profit organizations in a dynamic environment.


November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am
November 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Strathmore Business School
Nairobi, Kenya


Strathmore Business School
+254 703 034 414

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