AMBA Connect: Barcelona

What is AMBA Connect?

AMBA Connect events are a series of member-focused, evening events designed to bring together student and graduate members from our ever-growing network of MBAs, MBMs and DBAs around the world. 

These events are the perfect setting for future business leaders from AMBA-accredited programmes who wish to meet and exchange insights with like-minded peers, build their professional networks and hear from business leaders, academics, and thought-leaders.

This May we find ourselves in Barcelona, and we invite our members from around Spain and beyond to join us for an evening of high-level discussions, informative expert opinion and invaluable networking opportunities.

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Event information

AMBA Connect Barcelona
Date and time: 10th May 2023 | 18:30 – 21:30 CEST

Venue: UPF Barcelona School of Management, C/ Balmes, 132-134, Barcelona 08008

Cost:  €11 per entry


  • 18:30 – 19:00: Registration, Canapés & Welcome Drinks
  • 19:00 – 19:05: Welcome Address by AMBA & BGA
  • 19:05 – 20:00: Speaker 
  • 20:00 – 21:30: Networking & Refreshments

About the UPF Barcelona School of Management:

The iconic, majestic UPF-BSM Balmes building owes its name to its strategic location on Balmes street, which is located in the heart of Barcelona in one of the city’s main business areas , with a wide offer of accommodation and plenty of restaurants of all kinds. Furthermore, it is easily accessible by metro, bus and train. We are also very close to Avenida Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia, two of the city’s main thoroughfares.

Topic of discussion and speaker

Beyond the MBA: finding resilience, community, and purpose in a rapidly evolving world

An MBA-degree is a stepping stone to a rich career within management, however, an MBA can only do so much to prepare someone for the rapid changes transpiring globally. To truly succeed as an innovative manager, one has to embrace lifelong learning and enhance their adaptability and community building skills to deal with unknowns. Drawing from both personal experience and current events, Mackin will explore how to thrive amidst uncertainty and shape the future with innovation, agility, and ethics-driven leadership.

About the speaker

Scott Mackin is an entrepreneur and MBA professor whose career has spanned multiple industries and continents over the last 20 years. His experience includes management roles in business development, marketing and operations and has advised high-growth start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain with his wife and two children. 

About AMBA membership

Students and graduates of AMBA-accredited programmes are eligible for free AMBA membership, which provides a range of exclusive benefits.

If you have not activated your free AMBA membership, registering for this event and selecting ‘Yes’ to the ‘Are you interested in AMBA membership’ question, you agree for AMBA to automatically activate your free membership (depending on eligibility) following the event and to begin receiving membership communications.

If you have any questions about AMBA membership please visit our website or contact our AMBA Membership Manager Mellissa Oliver.

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