Institutions across the continent are currently being empowered at Lagos Business School (LBS) to drive sustainable development of African economies at this year’s Association of African Business Schools (AABS) conference which kicked off yesterday with a Gala Dinner held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.
This year’s conference, tagged ‘Exponential Africa, Including Everyone in Expanding Economies’, featured topics such as ‘Opportunities for Business Schools’, ‘Business School Roles in Expanding Economies’, Exploring the Nexus between Corporations and Business Schools’ and ‘Advancing an Entrepreneurial Culture across Africa’.
Speakers at the first day of the conference, today, include: LBS Faculty and Economist, Bongo Adi; Marius Oosthuizen, Gordon Institute of Business Science; Guy Pfeffermann, GBSN; Jonathan Cook, Gordon Institute of Business Science; LBS Faculty, Olayinka David-West; Glad Dibetso, Dimenions Data, West Africa; Howard Tomas, SMU; Chiamaka Mogo, Enactus Ottawa and Edward Mungai, Strathmore Business School, Kenya. The presentations delivered, discussions and roundtable working sessions so far have been insightful and have touched greatly on the role of business Schools in achieving the continent’s much anticipated goals.
The conference presents various networking opportunities as well tours around Lagos and around the LBS campus. On the third and last day of the conference, there will be a peer review visit to the University of Lagos and a tour of the campus and facilities.
Currently, AABS has 46 full members across Africa and LBS – a front-liner in management education – is a full-time member of the Association. The AABS mission is to help business schools in Africa contribute towards economic growth and development on the continent by promoting excellence and responsibility in business and management education. Currently, the Association has 30 full members across Africa and nine pipeline members.