2013 GMAC Asia Pacific Conference

November 12-13, 2013 | The Indian School of Business | Hyderabad, India

Overview

Program Overview

2013 GMAC Asia Pacific ConferenceThank you for making the 2013 GMAC Asia Pacific Conference a success!
With more than 75 school professionals in attendance, the group convened in Hyderabad for two days of enriching networking opportunities, innovative sessions, and inspiring keynote addresses. While trying to plan for the future of business schools, the conference explored the benefits of building and delivering an international business school brand, how social media is being used in admissions and marketing, and the common challenges in administration alignment. Dipak Jain discussed the future of management education and JC Spender shared his perspective on teaching judgment rather than statistical analysis as the essence of strategy and leadership.

What You'll Learn

  • The types of skills and talents the corporate world is looking for in tomorrow’s leaders 
  • What you can do today to better attract a global candidate pool
  • Best practices and new ideas in developing student potential

Why You Should Attend

The GMAC Asia Pacific conference is brought to you by the GMAC Asia Pacific and the GMAC Professional Education and Training teams. It is a must-attend event for those who are interested in understanding how advances in technology and business can help them in their shortlisting, selection and admission processes. Whether you are in programme management, marketing, or admissions, you’ll come away with new data and market intelligence that you can put to work immediately.

In addition to the wealth of information offered, you will have ample time for networking and interacting with your industry colleagues.   

Registration Fees

GMAC member schools: US $600
Non-member schools: US $700

Note: We are advised to inform all Indian registrants only that in accordance with section 68(2) read with Rule 2(1)(d)(iv) of Service Tax Rules, 1994 and Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012, Indian recipients of services may be liable to deposit the service tax with the Government of India. It is the responsibility of all Indian registrants to determine if this tax is applicable to them and to locate and fill out all necessary paperwork themselves.

Hyderabad

Known also as the 'City of Pearls', Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh state. A city rich with history and tradition, it now competes with Bangalore, Chennai for the crown of India's IT capital; Microsoft and Google have one of their largest operations outside the US in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is 22 km (14 miles) from the city. This sleek and well-organized airport is one of the best in the country. The elevated expressway from the airport to the city takes 20 minutes. Direct flights from Hyderabad are available from many countries. International carriers operating from Hyderabad include Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Thai Airways.

Further Information

For further information, please contact us via email at programs@gmac.com.

Keynote Speakers

Conference Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dipak Jain | Management Education: The Journey Ahead

Dr. Dipak JainIn his opening keynote address for the 2013 GMAC conference—the theme of which is Business School 3.0—Dr. Jain will share his insights about the challenges and potential of management education in the decades ahead. Drawing from his many years of experience as a global marketing scholar and academic leader, he will provide an overview of global business over the last five centuries.  In this context, he also will present the development of management education over the last 100 years.
 
He will pay special attention to key aspects of business today in an era of transformation. Dr. Jain will offer his perspective on how factors such as globalisation, hypercompetition, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and business ethics are impacting both the theory and practice of business and management education.
 
In his discussion, Dr. Jain will consider potential new models of management education that go beyond conventional Western frameworks to embrace a more diverse understanding of decision making. He will focus on strategies that can strengthen three key areas for management educators and their partners: student quality; curriculum and research; and placement. As part of this process, Dr. Jain will offer his views on the importance of vigorous collaboration with multiple stakeholders—alumni, corporate recruiters, advisory boards, and even so-called competitors. He also will consider how social media and other technological tools advance and influence such engagement.
 
Throughout his remarks, Dr. Jain will provide insight into his personal beliefs about how management institutions and their partners can create important new value for society by combining “performance and purpose.”

Dr. Dipak Jain is a global marketing scholar with nearly three decades of research and teaching experience.  He served as the Dean of INSEAD from May 2011 through March 2013.  He was Dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2001-2009 and had been a member of that faculty since 1986, serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1996-2001 and the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and as a professor of marketing. Since 1989, he also has been a visiting professor of marketing and a senior adviser at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

His prestigious academic career began as a student in Tezpur (Assam) India. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics (1976) and his master’s degree in mathematical statistics (1978) from Gauhati University, where he taught for five years before obtaining a PhD in 1987 from the University of Texas (Dallas).

Professor Jain’s areas of research include the marketing of high-technology products; market segmentation and competitive market structure analysis; cross-cultural issues and global product diffusion. He has published three books as well as more than 60 articles in leading academic journals. In addition, he has contributed in an editorial capacity to several top marketing and business journals. He also has written and lectured extensively about the future of management education.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. JC Spender | Rhetoric:  One Perspective on Business School 3.0

Dr. JC SpenderOur closing keynote, Dr. JC Spender, suggests that business schools today are narrowly focused on rationalism with undue reliance on statistical analysis.  Business judgment and imagination has been ignored.  Yet, entrepreneurship and innovation are key to economic growth, so Business School 3.0 might look more similar to education practiced 200 years earlier – a time when future leaders were practiced in the art of rhetoric and the management of others' judgment.  As the lines between politics, government and business intertwine, tomorrow’s business leaders must be adept in the areas of persuasion, motivation and communication.  What would it mean for educators and students if the business school model was designed around teaching judgment rather than statistical analysis as the essence of strategy and leadership?   Join us as Dr. Spender shares his perspective on Business Schools 3.0.

Dr. JC Spender is a visiting Professor at ESADE, Open University Business School, and Lund University School of Economics and Management

After service in the Royal Navy with experimental submarines and training as a nuclear engineer, Spender worked for Rolls-Royce & Associates on the power plant for UK nuclear submarines. Spender joined IBM as a large account team manager and special products planner, and later went on to work in merchant banking for the City of London. Spender has also been involved in several Silicon Valley start-ups.
Spender completed his PhD in Strategic Management at the Manchester Business School where his thesis won the 1980 Academy of Management AT Kearney Prize and was later published as Industry Recipes. After being on the faculty at various universities including UCLA and Rutgers, he retired as the Dean of the School of Technology & Business at SUNY/FIT in 2003. Spender served as the 2007-08 Fulbright-Queen’s Research Chair.

His current research includes theorizing firms and markets under conditions of Knightian uncertainty, with additional interests and publications about the history of management and management education, strategy, and knowledge management.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad

A traveller’s delight and a magnet for historians and art lovers, Hyderabad, known as the City of Pearls, is a major tourist destination in India.

Geography

The capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India and now the fifth largest city in India, Hyderabad was established in 1591. It is one of the major metropolitan cities of the country and globally known for the presence of leading Information Technology and Biopharmaceutical industries such as Dell, Accenture, IBM, Facebook, Oracle, Deloitte, Infosys, Novartis and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Microsoft and Google have one of their largest operations outside the US in Hyderabad.

Recognition

Lonely Planet has recognized Hyderabad as a "Must Visit Destination for 2013" by ranking it 3rd best in the world for travel in 2013. Hyderabad is the top Asian city in the list. Regarded for its "Dynastic grandeur in the heart of modern India”, the New York Times named Hyderabad as a “Must Visit Destination for 2011.”

Culture

Hyderabad represents a confluence of the old and the new; and is home to people from diverse cultures and traditions. It is known the world over for the Charminar as well as for pearls, bangles, silks, info tech companies and of course, it’s sumptuous cuisine.

Architecture

With a richly cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 years, some of Hyderabad’s architectural attractions include:
The Chowmahalla Palace, awarded the prestigious UNESCO Asia Pacific Merit award for cultural heritage conservation in 2010 and The Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs and Charminar in Hyderabad, all nominated sites for UNESCO World Heritage status.

Connectivity

Hyderabad being one of the important cities of India is connected by direct flights to major Asian hubs such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok; and international hubs such as London and Dubai. International carriers operating from Hyderabad include Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways and Thai Airways.

Hyderabad Airport was the recipient of Airports Council International’s (ACI) Annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for the Best Airport by Size (5 - 15 Million Passengers) in 2012.

Venue

Conference Venue

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
Gachibowli
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 032
Phone # 040 2300 7000

Indian Visa

All foreign nationals (barring citizens of Nepal and Bhutan) entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. The website for applying for an Indian visa is Online application link. The visa application process to India can take up to 2 weeks or more to process.

Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation

A special negotiated conference room rate, including deluxe room, daily buffet breakfast, round trip airport transfers and complimentary internet access, is available at the Trident, Hyderabad. The rates are: Single: INR7,500 per night and Double INR8,500 per night. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to ISB.

To book at the conference room rate, visit: http://www.tridenthotels.com/Hyderabad/GMAC/index.asp.

Indian Visa

All foreign nationals (barring citizens of Nepal and Bhutan) entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad. The website for applying for an Indian visa is Online application link. The visa application process to India can take up to 2 weeks or more to process.