BrandArena: 2014 Annual Connect Conference Gathers Momentum

Friday, 18 April 2014

2014 Annual Connect Conference Gathers Momentum

All is set for the Association of African Business Schools' (AABS) 2014 Annual Connect Conference coming up next month in Kenya. This year's event focus on how businesses and business schools can connect and play an active role in the sustainable development of African economies.

Themed 'The Role of Business Schools in Building Lasting Institutions in Africa.' The conference will be held at the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya from 18-21 May 2014. AABS has 30 full members across Africa and nine pipeline members which are working on achieving membership during the next three years.

"Never before has the outlook and potential of the African economy been so positive," says AABS Chairman and Director of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, Professor Walter Baets. "With a number of African countries amongst the fastest growing in the world, the challenge is not only to drive growth across the region, but to drive inclusive growth."

With around 80 delegates, including deans, heads of business schools, academics as well as business and public sector leaders in the education sector, the AABS Connect Conference brings together some of the best minds in the management education sector. Last year's event, which was held in Morocco, proved to be a forum for lively debate about issues currently faced by business schools in Africa and this year promises the same.

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