Where have our most valued lessons come from – the classroom or the paddock?  The Boardroom or the researcher?  The truth is, we know education and experience together are an extraordinary force to be reckoned with.  Now is the time for a new agenda.

Registrations Open

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

Early Bird registration has moved to Friday 31 July 2020.

Registration is currently open. Please register for the conference here

In an environment constantly challenging the way we work, the way we live and the way we learn, educators around the world are innovating, actively responding by building the capability and capacity to deliver new experiences and content that cater to an increasingly diverse market of engaged and motivated learners.

The 2020 Australia New Zealand MBA Directors Forum will provide delegates with the opportunity to connect and hear from global, Australian and New Zealand delegates presenting and discussing the latest trends and innovations in MBA education.  The 2020 program designed to showcase how MBA educators are leading innovations in learning practices, engaging with industry creating new experiences and driving change in our worlds of work, learning and life.

Join MBA Directors, fellow academics, and leaders from industry for 14th Annual Australia New Zealand MBA Director’s Forum to identify, explore and uncover possibilities, finding new ways forward for academia and business to collaborate, originate, motivate and educate.

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; 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.”