04 Nov 2009

The Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University collaborated in organizing and hosting  the 5th AAPBS Annual Conference 2009, “Sharpening Minds, Shaping Leaders for 2020s,” November 4 – 6, 2009 at Sasin.  Ninety-eight deans and professors from international institutions, including both AAPBS members and non-members, participated in this Annual Conference.

A Council Members Meeting took place the morning of November 4 with a Welcome Reception & Dinner taking  place that evening at the  Chulalongkorn University Thai House.

The AAPBS Annual Conference was officially opened on November 5 by H.E. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Ph.D., Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This was followed by his Keynote Address on “The New Development Paradigm: Impact on Emerging Economics”.

The AAPBS Annual General Meeting was conducted by Professor Toemsakdi Krishnamra, President of AAPBS and Director of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, and Professor Bernard Yeung, Ph.D., President Elect of AAPBS and Dean of the Business School, National University of Singapore.

The 5th Conference Topics and Speakers were as follows:

  1. Management Education: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World & Dean’s Forum #1
    by Professor Eric Cornuel, Ph.D., Director & CEO, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  2. The Demand for Graduate Management Education: Global Patterns and Trends
    by Mr. David A. Wilson, Ph.D., President and CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
  3. Keynote Address on The Enduring Value of an MBA
    by Professor Dipak C. Jain, Ph.D., Dean Emeritus, Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management.
  4. Achieving Quality through Global Accreditation & Dean’s Forum #2
    by Professor Eileen Peacock, Ph.D., CPA, CMA

Commentators of the Conference were as follows:

  1. Profesor Victoria S. Lucuanan, Director & CEO, European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  2. Professor Bernard Yeung, Ph.D., President Elect of AAPBS and Dean of the Business School, National University of Singapore
  3. Professor Hirokazu Kono, Ph.D., Dean of the Business School, Keio University
  4. Professor Steven Grover, Ph.D., Deputy Dean of the School of Business, University of Otago


Moderators of the Conference were as follows:

  1. Professor Ian Fenwick, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn  University
  2. Dr. Piman Limpaphayom, Ph.D., CFA, Finance Faculty, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University

The AAPBS President, Professor Toemsakdi Krishnamra, officiated at the Closing Session on November 6.

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