AMBA & BGA Global Deans and Directors Conference 2024

12-15 May 2024, Budapest, Hungary

AMBA & BGA has chosen the city of Budapest as the venue for our annual Global Conference for Deans and Directors, which will take place from Sunday 12 to Wednesday 15 May 2024.

The conference is designed to bring together world-leading deans and directors in order to discuss the more prevalent issues in business education strategy, whilst also networking in some of the most iconic venues in our host city.

Themes and programme

Over three days, the conference will present, discuss and debate the key issues that will impact business schools. At last year’s event in Seville we explored 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

We will be sharing details of the year’s conference programme in due course which will contain vital information about our sessions, speakers and timings.

Venue: InterContinental Budapest

Our venue is situated on the Danube Promenade with stunning views over the Danube River and the historic castle district. Delegates can enjoy the comforts associated with a luxury conference and hotel venue but also enjoy the best the capital city has to offer. 

Due to high demand, we would encourage delegates to book your stay at the InterContinental Budapest 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

As in previous years, the Global Conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to network and engage with other members of our business school community at some of the best venues our host city has to offer. At this time we can confirm that these experiences will be included in your conference ticket:

Sunday 12 May 2024 – Networking tour

On Sunday 12 May, we’ll offer a complimentary tour of Budapest 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.

The Lázár Equestrian Park

Monday 13 May 2024 – Dinner venue

Situated in a picturesque valley among the hills of the Gödöllő natural conservation area, the Lázár Equestrian Park strives to highlight both Hungarian equestrian traditions and hospitality.

Founded in 2001, the park is home to world-champion carriage drivers Vilmos and Zoltán Lázár.

Museum of Fine Arts

Tuesday 14 May 2024 – Dinner venue

The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest is Hungary’s largest and finest art museum.

Located in Heroes’ Square, Budapest, it sits opposite the Palace of Art, and hosts a number of multi-faceted collections coupled with a large number of masterpieces from prehistory to the present.

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Bookings now open

To celebrate the launch of our flagship event, we’re delighted to confirm that the costings of this year’s conference will remain the same as last year. 

In addition to maintaining the same price, we’re also offering you the chance to book your place with our early bird rate, details of which can be found below.

For a taste of what’s to come at next year’s conference, take a look at this highlights video from our 2023 Global Conference in Seville, produced by Edunakho.


Register your place(s) here

Contact our events team

If you’re in need of help or have a question about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact our events team.

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