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The Association of Business Schools' Annual Conference 2014 #absconf14
10 Nov 2014
Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th November A two day live broadcast from London The Annual Conference will bring together thought leaders from business schools, universities, business and government to showcase best practice and highlight the cutting edge trends, innovations and business insights that will allow your institution to get the inside track. Bringing together Deans of business schools, higher education leaders and private providers in the fastest moving and expanding area for many universities. Delegates will have the opportunity to examine the impacts of new methods of learning and teaching, engaging with business and creating value for students. This year's conference Incorporates a new Dean's insight stream specifically for business school Deans.
Programme

Day 1 - 10 Nov 2014

10:00
Welcome
Anne Kiem, Chief Executive, Association of Business Schools;
Chairs introduction;
Sian Griffiths, Education Editor, The Sunday Times.

10:15
Professor Angus Laing, Chair, Association of Business Schools
Priorities and perspectives

10:35
David Sweeney, Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange), HEFCE
Trends and expectations

10:55
Questions and discussion:
11:15
Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times, interviews Anne Kiem CEO ABS and Prof Rush Ashford, Dean Chester Business School
11:50
Panel discussion: business research strategies for business schools
Professor Simon Collinson, Dean, Birmingham Business School;
Professor Robin Mason, Dean of the Business School and Professor of Economics, University of Exeter Business School;
Dr Julie Davies, Deputy Chief Executive, Association of Business Schools.

12:20
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills
Keynote Address

12:40
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP - Questions
12:50
Break
13:45
Steve Pateman, Executive Director, Head of UK Banking, Santander UK
Keynote Address

14:05
Paul Woodgates, Head, Global Education Practice, PA Consulting
Partnerships with business patterns and international insights

14:25
Rod Bristow, President, UK and Core Markets, Pearson
Business schools: impact, not numbers

14:45
Questions and discussion
15:00
Wisdom of the Crowd: Impact and business engagement
What are the three priorities for business schools to change what they do? Vote to find the top three priorities.

15:15
Speaker Interview Paul Woodgates, PA Consulting
15:45
1a Disruption: international trends and lessons from abroad
Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AACSB International;
Tim Daus, Executive Director, Canadian Federation of Business School Deans;
Professor Michael Powell, President, Australian Business Deans Council;
Professor Ulrich Hommel, Chair, Corporate Finance and Higher Education Finance, Director, Strategic Finance Institute, EBS Business School, Germany; Director, Research & Surveys, Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD.

15:45
1b Research: post-REF actions
Professor Robin Mason, Dean, University of Exeter Business School

What's on now:
15:45
1c. How business schools engage with SMEs: experiences, reflections & discussion
Professor Martin Binks, Dean, Nottingham University Business School;
Professor Eleanor Shaw, Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School.

17:00
Close of conference Day One

Day 2 - 11 Nov 2014

09:30
Chairs opening remarks Professor Angus Laing, Chair, Association of Business Schools
Wisdom of the Crowd: INNOVATION;
What innovation or insight will most change your business school in the next 5 years? Vote to find the top three priorities.

09:45
Dan LeClair, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AACSB International
Benchmarking quality;
Including questions and discussion

10:20
Glynne Stanfield, Partner, Eversheds LLP
Disruptive legal issues affecting business schools

10:40
John Widdowson, Principal, New Durham College; Chair, Mixed Economy Group
Working with FE

10:55
Questions and discussion
11:00
Break
11:30
2a Experiential learning - student demand
Jerry Forrester, Dean, University of Hertfordshire;
Professor Jane Harrington, Deputy Vice Chancellor , University of the West of England;
Associate Professor Carol Jarvis, staff, UWE;
George Sanderson student, UWE;
Jamie Rawsthorne student, UWE;
Professor Nigel Culkin staff, University of Hertfordshire.

11:30
2b Executive Education
Professor Kai Peters, Chief Executive, Ashridge Business School

11:30
2c. FE, local and regional collaboration
John Widdowson, Principal, New Durham College; Chair, Mixed Economy Group

12:45
The Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Minister for Intellectual Property
Keynote address and questions

13:10
INTERVIEW - Kevin Kerrigan Newcastle Business School
14:00
Learning and teaching landscapes
Professor Jane Harrington, Deputy Vice Chancellor , University of the West of England;
Jerry Forrester, Dean, University of Hertfordshire.

14:20
Dr Zoe Dann, Associate Dean (Students), Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Responding to challenges to existing teaching models

14:40
Ann Francke, Chief Executive, Chartered Management Institute
Learning through work

15:00
Tim Stewart, Dean, BPP Business School
Global education and technology trends

15:20
Panel discussion
15:45
Professor Angus Laing, Chair, Association of Business Schools
Closing remarks

16:00
Exhibitor interview - Sage
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