2020 has certainly been a year of immense change forcing people all around the world to rethink, reflect and re-evaluate. The impact of COVID-19 and more recently the Black Lives Matter movement are world events impacting the way we work, learn and live.

Registrations Open

2020 Australia New Zealand MBA Directors Forum has been postponed to 16 & 17 September 2020.

Early Bird registration has moved to Monday 31 August 2020

Registration is currently open. Please register for the conference here

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the 2020 Australia New Zealand MBA Directors Forum. As the first international education event post COVID-19, the Forum will provide delegates with an opportunity to connect with each other and hear from global, Australian and New Zealand leaders in education and business presenting and discussing the events of the last few months, the latest trends and the impacts on MBA education in our region and globally.

How has our world of learning changed? How have the needs and motivations of future MBA students changed? What are short term implications and the long-term opportunities for Business Schools in Australia and New Zealand?

The 2020 Forum program has been redesigned to showcase how MBA Directors and their teams are adapting, leading innovations in learning practices, engaging with industry to create new experiences via technology that is driving change in our worlds of work, learning and life.

We welcome you to join fellow academics and leaders from industry for 14th Annual Australia New Zealand MBA Director’s Forum to learn, identify, and explore the possibilities, finding new ways forward for academia and business in a world that has now changed forever.

2020 Keynote Speakers

Conference keynote speakers confirmed include ARC Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) – University of New South Wales; Mr Chris Richardson – Partner Deloitte Access Economics; Ms Tricia Hobson – Immediate Past (and first female) Global Chairman and Global Leader, Insurance and Diversity & Inclusion at Norton Rose Fullbright; Dr Keith Suter, Academic and Commentator and Professor Ulrich Hommel, Director Business School Development, EFMD; Associate Professor Lan Snell, Academic Program Director, Global MBA; Naomi Sanchez EdD, Assistant Dean, Michael G. Foster School of Business and Dr Geoff Perry, incoming Executive Vice President and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB and former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Auckland University of Technology, Ms Sara Caplan, Partner & CEO PwC Skills for Australia, and Mr Brendan Rynne, Chief Economist KPMG & Adjunct Professor, School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London.

What Other Attendees Are Saying

All respondents rated the overall program and venue very highly. Some comments from previous MBA Directors Forums were:

“Excellent Forum – looking forward to the next one.”

“I loved the interactive workshops with colleagues, some of whom are at the top of their game.”

“Very good organisation by the team.”

“I loved the ‘I have a problem – you solve it’ session.”

“Well-facilitated, well-promoted, food was good and a good turnout of Schools.”

“Consistently good speakers.”