AMBA & BGA Business School Professionals Conference 2023
Driving innovation in EdTech and programme design
Driving innovation in EdTech and programme design
AMBA & BGA has chosen the historic city of Edinburgh for the return of our Business School Professionals Conference, which will take place from Monday 3 to Tuesday 4 July 2023.
Over two days, business school professionals will come together to take advantage of extensive professional development and networking opportunities. We are currently working hard to put together a detailed programme that will feature a varied range of speakers who will share their expert knowledge on the latest international trends affecting the education sector and facilitate discussion regarding these topics.
The conference is primarily aimed at programme management and design professionals and business education technology aficionados.
The conference is designed for anyone who has responsibility for programme management and design at a business school, as well as anyone who has responsibility for or an interest in the technology behind it. It will also be of interest to anyone looking for updates on the latest technological advances in the sector.
A sample of relevant job titles includes (but is not limited to):
This year’s conference will be uniquely split into two streams – Technology and Programme Design.
There will be a series of keynote speaker sessions as well as a number of interactive workshops and forums for discussion which will be tailored to specific roles within business schools.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to network and discuss ideas with colleagues and peers.
The timings for the event can be found below. Please note, that ahead of the conference timings may be subject to change.
Monday 3 July
Tuesday 4 July
We are still confirming the final details of the programme for this insightful and unique event, but themes will be focused on the following key areas, with more still to be confirmed:
Our conference will feature a varied range of speakers who will share their expert knowledge on the latest international trends affecting the education sector and facilitate discussion regarding our topics.
Learn more about our speakers ahead of the conference by visiting our meet the speakers page.
The University of Edinburgh Business School is one of the leading business schools in Europe, within one of the world’s best universities. Our key focus is on delivering excellent teaching and research as well as developing natural connections to business, government and the third sector. What really sets us apart is a willingness to look beyond accepted business thinking, to create debate and spark new ideas across the board.
The School holds triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, three of the most highly regarded business accreditation bodies globally. At the heart of our dynamic School is a faculty of specialist academics from more than 40 countries, professional services staff, a vibrant student population of over 2,000 from more than 70 countries and a suite of valued undergraduate (MA Hons), postgraduate (MSc, MBA, EMBA and PhD) and executive education programmes. We benefit significantly from and value the diversity of this community which brings contrasting contexts, experiences and perspectives to inform all that we do.
Scotland’s capital is one of the most unique and memorable cities in Europe. Studded with volcanic hills, it sits on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city’s superb architecture ranges from the Greek-style monuments found on Calton Hill, to extraordinary 16th century tenements in the Old Town. The New Town is a Georgian masterpiece and you will find incredible Victorian works throughout. Edinburgh Castle dominates all of this towering high on top of the volcanic plug that is Castle Rock. In Edinburgh there are sixteen thousand buildings that are listed as architecturally or historically important.
There will be plenty of opportunities to network with your peers during this conference. Our interactive conference format features a series of workshops/breakout sessions where we will encourage involvement and collaboration, giving you the chance to hear from your fellow business school professionals both during the conference and at the regular networking breaks.
Additionally, we will be hosting a networking dinner event on the evening of Monday 3 July, where you will be able to exchange updates and ideas all whilst enjoying the excellent hospitality offered by our hosts. Learn more about our unique venue below.
Networking Dinner Monday 3 July – The Caves
The Caves is a truly unique, award-winning venue that makes up the sub-structure of the 18th Century South Bridge. There is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves, or more Scottish, if you consider there was once so much Whisky stored here that it became known as “Whisky Row”. Every room has a story to tell and a special place in Scottish history -from vaults that served as the stables to the French Cavalry who were at one time body guards to the Royal Family, to remains of the houses that pre-date the Bridge itself – with the original terracotta floor tiles still intact.
AMBA & BGA has negotiated preferential room rates for several recommended hotels for delegates to choose from for the duration of the event.
There is limited room availability per hotel, so to avoid disappointment, we would recommend booking as soon as possible. For more information and to book your stay, contact Anita Galea.
If you have any questions or need assistance with booking, please contact our Head of Events: Carolyn Armsby, by clicking below.