AMBA & BGA Global Conference 2023

AMBA & BGA has chosen the magnificent city of Seville as the venue for the AMBA & BGA Global Conference for Deans and Directors, which will take place from Sunday afternoon on 14 May to Wednesday 17 May 2023.

If you’re considering why you should attend this year’s event, we’ve highlighted a number of key reasons as to why we think you should book your place:

  • Network with your fellow deans and directors
  • Learn about the most pressing issues facing business schools today
  • Experience world-class networking opportunities
  • Hear expertise and insights from our speakers
  • Benefit from our engaging conference format

Below you can read our conference programme and themes, meet the speakers, learn about our host city, discover networking opportunities and book your place to join us in May.

Conference programme and themes

AMBA & BGA are delighted to share an outline of the Global Conference programme which includes important information such as:

  • Session titles
  • Key timings
  • Overview of the event format

Please note, that our programme’s content is subject to change before the beginning of the conference on 14 May.

This year’s conference will look to explore a number of themes, offering rich insight and practical advice to delegates. The conference programme will address topics that matter to you and will include themes such as:

  • Brand new technology, including ChatGPT
  • Sustainability and climate change
  • Best practice in major markets
  • How to foster global connections
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship in 2023
  • How to make hybrid work in a digital world

Meet the speakers

Our speakers will include some of the world’s leading Deans and CEOs who will present on the issues most prevalent to Business School strategy. Our keynote speakers will share insights into some of the most powerful new innovations set to revolutionise management education in the ‘new normal’.

Learn more about our speakers ahead of the conference by visiting our meet the speakers page.

About Seville

Seville is pure, unadulterated Spain. With its constant supply of sun and spellbinding history, Seville is as splendid and dangerously seductive as ever. Prepare to be mesmerised by the intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudéjar palaces, soaring gothic towers, baroque churches and impossibly narrow medieval lanes. Seville is a veritable melting-pot of cultures. Having absorbed over 3 000 years of rich history, the city’s past is intrinsic to the culture of Spain as a whole, while simultaneously retaining Andalusia’s famously fierce and proud regional identity.

Conference venue: Meliá Sevilla

Meliá Sevilla is placed in the heart of Seville, just in front of the Luisa Park and the Plaza de España, close to the city centre and to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), Alcázar, Santa Cruz Quarter, the Cathedral and the Archives of Indies. The Meliá Sevilla is the perfect choice for business and leisure trips, thanks to its complete and comfortable facilities and to the quality of its services. It is 1.9 km away from Santa Justa Train Station and 9 km from the airport. Seville, the capital of Andalusia, has one of the most ancient historical city centres in Europe, where you can find three monuments that belongs to the World Heritage Sites: The Cathedral, The Archive of Indies and The Royal Alcazar. Its average annual temperature (18.6 ºC), its festivals known worldwide and its gastronomy make Seville a wonderful place to visit.

Due to high demand, we would encourage all our delegates to book your stay at the Meliá Sevilla, as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. AMBA & BGA has negotiated preferential room rates for all our conference delegates at the conference venue for the duration of the event. For more information and to book your stay, please contact Anita Galea.

Networking opportunities

Sunday 14 May 2023 – Networking tour

On Sunday 14 May, we’ll offer a complimentary tour of Seville to all conference attendees, allowing you to acclimatise yourselves with this friendly and culturally vibrant city, while having an opportunity to reconnect with contacts old and new. More details to follow.

Monday 15th May 2023 – Networking Dinner at Abades Triana

Impeccably situated in the vibrant neighbourhood of Triana, overlooking the Guadalquivir River, and with unparalleled views of the fantastic Torre de Oro and the Giralda Tower in the distance.

Abades is probably Seville’s most fashionable restaurant, boasting exceptionally sleek and sophisticated glass-fronted design and attention to detail. This ultra-chic eatery is wonderfully open-plan, also boasting marvellous terraces outside.


Tuesday 16th May 2023 – Networking Dinner at Hacienda El Vizir

Beautifully situated in the heart of the quintessentially Sevillian province of Aljarafe, close to Espartinas. It is approximately a 25 -minute drive from the centre of Seville, and 30 minutes from Seville Airport. Hacienda el Vizir is a beautiful, typically Andalusian house, replete with Moorish roofs, white-washed walls, Mudejar coffered ceilings, and charming Andalusian patios.

It is charmingly set amongst stunning gardens over 2000m2, boasting an abundance of luscious flora, such as the beautifully scented orange and pine trees, palms, bougainvillea and olive trees.

Meet our conference sponsors

School Sponsor: Universidad Loyola Andalucia

Universidad Loyola Andalucia is in the South of Spain and belongs to the Society of Jesus. It began operating in 2013 and, thanks to its academic performance, internationalization, research, and employability rates, is today a benchmark university in the Spanish higher education system. Loyola Andalucia celebrates its 10th academic year in 2023 with a total of 4,900 undergraduate, graduate and doctorate students.

Loyola Masteres postgraduate school, located in Seville, offers comprehensive education, based on knowledge, skills and values, through innovative teaching methodologies and technologies. It focuses on educating tomorrow’s leaders, so they will also be excellent persons who help change the world for the better, as well as on their employability rate (98% in 2021).

Pre-conference workshop: Going hybrid? Tips, tricks and case studies

Monday 15 May, 9.30 am – 11.30 am 

Our pre-conference workshop, hosted by Barco, will offer tips and tricks and case studies for using virtual hybrid classrooms at a business school. The workshop is open to all conference attendees and will take place at our conference venue. 

Want to get in touch?

If you have any questions or need assistance with booking, please contact our Head of Events: Carolyn Armsby, by clicking below. 

Registrations for this year’s Global Conference have now closed,
however interested parties can contact if they would like to book.

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