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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference 10:30 am to 05:30 pm
Get together 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Adickesallee 32-34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main

The Steffens Conference

The Steffens Conference is named after Professor Dr Udo Steffens, President of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management from 1996 to 2018.

He set the stage and led Frankfurt School from the era of the Bankakademie to an international Business School that resides on a world class campus.

In the years ahead, not only Frankfurt School but Business Schools across the globe will face new challenges.  How do educators address issues ranging from artificial intelligence to blockchain, from technology only driven businesses to social and demographic change as well as political instability?

Shaping the Future of Business Schools

The Steffens Conference with deans and experts from international Business Schools as well as accrediting agencies will address challenges and possible solutions. We will also ask leaders in industry, finance and civil society about their expectations towards future graduates. Do we need risk takers, balanced thinkers, or both?

Speakers and Topics

Introduction
Professor Dr Nils Stieglitz, Professor Dr hc Klaus-Peter Müller

Professor Dr Nils Stieglitz, Professor Dr hc Klaus-Peter Müller

Professor Dr Nils Stieglitz, President, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, Germany,
Welcome

Professor Dr hc Klaus-Peter Müller,  Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt, Germany,
Opening Remarks

Change, Challenge, Chance – Ideas and Concepts for the Future of Business Schools
Sandra Scholz, Professor Dr Christoph H. Loch, Professor Dr Gianmario Verona

Sandra Scholz, Professor Dr Christoph H. Loch, Professor Dr Gianmario Verona

Sandra Scholz, Member of the Management Board, Commerz Real AG, Wiesbaden, Düsseldorf, Germany
Shaping Equality: Women in Business Schools and Management

Professor Dr Christoph H. Loch, Director, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Excellence and Engagement: Teaching, Research and the Impact on Civil Societies

Professor Dr Gianmario Verona, Dean, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
The Vision of Bocconi: Managers & Management Education for the Future

Change is the Norm, not the Exception – Business School Concepts Meet Industry Demand
Professor Dr Martin Boehm, Dr Timothy Mescon

Professor Dr Martin Boehm, Dr Timothy Mescon

Professor Dr Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

Dr Timothy Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer Europe, The Middle East and Africa,  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Excellence and Impact – Business Schools, Future Leaders and Problem Solvers
Wolfgang Kirsch, Professor Dr Bodo B. Schlegelmilch

Wolfgang Kirsch, Professor Dr Bodo B. Schlegelmilch

Wolfgang Kirsch, Chief Executive Officer, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt, Germany
Managers not MBAs? What Business Expects from Business Schools

Professor Dr Bodo B. Schlegelmilch,  Head of the Institute for International Marketing Management, Chair of AMBA (Association of MBAs) Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
Ready for the Future? Developments in Management Education

The Bigger Picture – A Look at the Concepts of African Business Schools
Professor Dr Piet Naudé, Dr Enase Okonedo

Professor Dr Piet Naudé, Dr Enase Okonedo

Professor Dr Piet Naudé, Director, University of Stellenbosch Business School, Bellville, South Africa
Building an African Business School with a Global Reputation: The Key Future Challenges

Dr Enase Okonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria
Talent Required: How Should Business School Faculty Be Engaged, Developed and Prepared?

Professor Dr Jean-Francois Manzoni

Professor Dr Jean-Francois Manzoni

Professor Dr Jean-Francois Manzoni, President, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
Video Message

Closing Remarks

Professor Dr Udo Steffens, Guest of Honour, former President, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt, Germany

Registration

Please note that tickets are limited and a registration is required. Access to the event will only be granted to registered guests.

Please register here:

Guests

FS Students

Location

Directions

There is only a limited amount of parking on campus.

Surrounding parking: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

We recommend public transport.

Hotels

Fleming's Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt-City, Eschenheimer Tor 2, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

Fleming's Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt Main-Riverside, Lange Straße 5-9, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Savigny Hotel Frankfurt City, Savignystraße, 14-16, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

InterCityHotel Frankfurt, Poststraße 8, 60329 Frankfurt am Main