MBA World Summit 2015 25th - 27th March Barcelona, Spain - SU M M I T B R I E F - The Pinnacle Summit of the Global MBA Community The MBA World Summit is about shaping a global leadership community. In every year it invites the 100 most inspiring MBA students from business schools worldwide to come together for an exhilarating time of high-impact exchange, best-practice sharing and creative strategizing. Core aim of the MBA World Summit is to tap on the talents, interests, expertise and passion of the student finalists. They will have the power to co-create the Summit’s agenda by conducting “lectures”, “workshops”, “talkshops” or “think tank” sessions, and to come up with creative formats that would enable no-holds-barred discussions, inspiring exchanges, valuable insights and a time of healthy self-reflection. A Creative “Laboratory” for Collaborative Exchange The summit is positioned to be a laboratory to discuss the future of business and society, a platform to nurture a collaborative culture amongst this entire group of upcoming future business leaders and an unparalleled event creatively designed to facilitate a variety of meaningful exchanges in the vibrant and fascinating European metropolis of Barcelona. The topics and insights discussed within this “laboratory” are focused on encouraging contrarian perspectives and providing an original perspective to address and tackle crucial global challenges. A Chance for Inspirational Sparring with Top-Executives A small number of carefully selected and highly inspiring companies are also invited to participate in this global forum as partner companies and to offer exceptional career opportunities to Summit participants. Therefore attendees have the option for exclusive face-to-face time with top-executives, reflecting on participant’s career strategies and identifying potential areas for future growth and providing new perspectives for future consideration. A Global Leadership Community More than an event, the MBA World Summit 2015 is the gateway for students to join and shape a powerful global leadership community comprising all Summit participants, past, present and future. By demands of the participants of the inaugural MBA World Summit, alumni will be invited to every upcoming Summit and therefore having at least one fix annual touch point to build closer relationships and collaborate on ground-up initiatives. Full Sponsorship All of the 100 handpicked student finalists who make it through the rigorous selection process will receive full sponsorship for travel, accommodation and entertainment expenses for the Summit. Review of the MBA World Summit 2014 For the inaugural MBA World Summit 2014 held in Hong Kong, 62 MBA students were selected from a pool of 2,500 applicants and invited to the Summit. This diverse and talented group consisted of students with 26 nationalities from 20 of the best business schools. “It was my absolute pleasure to be a part of the inaugural Summit. Kudos to you and the entire team who made this huge event possible. I had a great time engaging with so many bright people at the Summit...” “It will be my honor to stay connected with the MBA World Summit initiative as a proud alumna and help in whatever capacity I can...” - Shruti Jindal, Havard Business School “It was a great opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds across the globe, and I would not have been able to grow my network like this in any other MBA event.” - Sally Yoon, Chicago Booth MBA “It was an amazing and unforgettable experience, thanks to all of you for making it a reality!“ - Joyce Yan Zhang, Stanford GSB “...the event was one of the highlights of my MBA experience. QX did an incredible job in the selection process in identifying a very diverse and passionate set of individuals to invite to the summit...” - Evan Fischer, Columbia Business School MBA World Summit 2015 - Barcelona, Spain The MBA World Summit 2015 will take place at the IESE Business School’s lush hillside campus in Barcelona. IESE Business School is committed to the development of leaders who contribute equitably to business and society by developing innovative business thinking, integrity, a spirit of service and a well-informed global perspective. Agenda The atmosphere at the MBA World Summit is designed to be inspiring, authentic and private. This is accomplished through a variety of formal and informal program elements that provide unparalleled means to forge genuine personal bonds in order to shape a sustainable global leadership community. Time Slot Session(s) Wednesday, 25th of March 19:00 Welcome Reception Thursday, 26th of March 10:00-12:00 Welcoming, Keynote Speech, Opening remarks 12:00-13:00 SLS SLS SLS SLS CLS CLS Lunch* 13:00-14:00 SLS SLS SLS SLS CLS CLS Lunch* 14:00-15:00 SLS SLS SLS SLS CLS CLS Lunch* 15:00-16:00 SLS SLS SLS SLS CLS CLS Lunch* 16:00-17:00 SLS CP** CP** CP** 17:00-18:00 SLS SLS CP** CP** 18:30-21:30 Open Terrace Sunset Cocktails & „Tim-Eisenmann-Award“ Presentation 21:30 open end 125 face-toface interviews (each 45 minutes) conducted throughout the day Networking Dinner Friday, 27th of March 09:30-13:30 Cultural & Corporate Expeditions 13:30-18:00 Catalan Networking Experience: Be suprised for a truly Barcelonian lifestyle 19:30 open end Resolution, Dinner and Party Caption SLS = Summit Laboratory Session CLS = Corporate Laboratory Session CP = Company Presentation *Parallel lunch breaks from 12:00 until 16:00 **Possibility for IESE students to join Time Slot # *** 12:00-12:45 15 12:50-13:35 15 13:40-14:25 15 14:30-15:15 15 15:20-16:05 15 16:10-16:55 21 17:00-17:45 21 17:50-18:35 21 ***Possible number of parallel interviews Program Formats Summit Laboratory Sessions (SLS) MBA students conduct experimental ‘lab sessions’ – lectures, workshops, ‘talk-shops’ or ‘think-tanks’ designed to inspire and incite intense discussion and best-practice-sharing. All selected “Speakers” are given full control over the creative direction of their proposed topics. Corporate Laboratory Session (CLS) Companies conduct a mini-consulting session designed to familiarize students with the challenges faced by the partner company and to provide companies with fresh perspective and ideas on complex, interdisciplinary problems. Companies will provide a specific business problem to this elite group of MBA students to discuss, and resolve. Company Presentation (CP) A dedicated timeslot allotted to partner companies to present their career opportunities and business model. Partner companies benefit by building positive employer brand value by word-of-mouth propagation through the personal networks of these top MBA students. Face-to-face Interviews (optional) 45 minutes of exclusive face-to-face time with executives from partner companies discussing participants’ career strategies, identifying potential areas for future growth and providing new perspectives for future consideration. We carefully match participants with these ‘sparring partners’, by considering their respective expertise and professional experiences. Open Terrace “Sunset” Cocktails & “Tim-Eisenmann-Award” A relaxed time to unwind after the day’s events, engage in informal discussions and present the “Tim Eisenmann Award” to the most popular student-led workshop. This award is named after 2014’s inaugural winner. Networking Dinner A comfortable setting to engage in private and in-depth discussions over an enjoyable dinner. Corporate Expedition A partner company may invite a pre-selected group of up to 10 MBA students on a tour to their local office to showcase their company culture and leave a positive and indelible impression of the employer brand in candidates’ minds. Cultural Expedition This is an exciting adventure to Barcelona’s cultural hotspots and heritage sites. It is a special opportunity to build meaningful relationships in a comfortable, informal and inspirational setting. Resolution, Dinner and Party A thrilling evening spent at one of Europe’s best nightspots. Summit participants connect with each other for one last time in a relaxed setting as they recount the experiences of the last three days and resolve to remain in close contact. Summit Laboratory Sessions of the MBA World Summit 2014, Hong Kong TIM EISENMANN (1) Stanford GSB, Shaping the World - Start Up or big Business? GUY SOREQ (2) Columbia Business School, Riding the Fracking wave: The Story of Entrepreneurial Characters in an Entrepreneurial Industry RANJEETA (3) CEIBS, Access vs. Ownership amongst Youth AALOK LALVANI (5) National University of Singapore, Sustainability for Young Leaders in Asia SAIFUL QAZI (6) Mannheim Business School, Business Ethics: An Oxymoron? UZOMA NWAGBA (7) Harvard Business School, Private Equity Investment in Emerging Markets SALLY S. YOON (8) Chicago Booth, The Art of Small Talk & Networking KEVIN ZHANG (9) Stanford GSB, The current Status of the Private Equity Industry KAREEN PROUDIAN (10) HEC Paris, Politics through a Role-Playing Exercise BRIAN CAMPBELL (11) London Business School, The Evolution of News MICHAEL NURICK (12) Berkeley, HAAS School of Business, What Rock Stars can Teach us about Leadership SHRUTI JINDAL (13) Harvard Business School, Design Thinking: Innovative Problem Solving of Leaders LAVANIYA DAS (14) KEVAL RAWAL (15) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, RMB Internationalization TEMUROV SHOKHRUKKHON (16) Seoul National University, Cross-Cultural Leadership in doing Business in Global Market DAN RAVEH (17) Wharton School, Technology Instruments - from Israel to Silicon Valley GEEMYUNG MOON (18) National University of Singapore, Winning Spirit JOYCE YAN ZHANG (19) Stanford GSB, Difference between US & Chinese Markets HEC Paris, The Business of the Creative Industry - An insight into how revenue is generated and what the internet has done to the film and television industry Selection Process and Requirements In order to ensure that we have a great selection of students that have passion for exchange and are willing to contribute to the event as well as sharing the passion for mutual inspiration to learn from each other and to grow on one another, students undergo a rigorous multi-stage selection process to be invited to the Summit. To qualify, they must either be first or second year full-time MBA students or be on a deferred enrollment program for an MBA (eg. 2+2 or 1+1). Application for the Summit is now open. Applicants will need to submit the following: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Motivation letter with concise answers to both questions (maximum of 400 characters each): a. What can you contribute to the “MBA World Summit 2015?” b. What do you expect from the “MBA World Summit 2015?” 3. SLS – Summit Laboratory Session (optional): If you would like to co-create the agenda for the Summit by conducting a “lecture”/”workshop”/”talkshop”/”think tank”/a creative format of your choice, please suggest a possible topic along with a brief description (maximum 400 characters) 4. Optional: If you are interested to interview with one or several of our partner companies, simply state the name(s) in your application email. If you are interested in more than one company please arrange the companies according to the order of your preference (Important remark: The interest in interviewing does not influence the decision regarding your participation in the event). Deadlines - The deadline to submit the application for the MBA World Summit 2015 is 23:59 GMT, November 30th, 2014 - Every applicant handing in her/his application prior to the deadline will receive a reply whether she/he made it or not to the next “qualifying round” consisting of asynchronous video interviews within 7 days. - All other selected applicants will be invited for the qualifying round by December 8th. - All selected applicants will then have time from December 8th 2014 until January 9th 2015 to respond to our questions in an asynchronous interview. - All selected finalists will be notified on February 6th 2015 and invited to the MBA World Summit 2015. Further inquiries should be directed to Mr. Yannick Reiss at the following e-mail address: [email protected] Latest Updates Please keep in touch with the latest developments pertaining to the “MBA World Summit 2015” by connecting over Facebook (www.facebook.com/MbaWorldSummit) or by visiting our website (www.mbaworldsummit.com). Contact Details of Organizing Committee QX-Quarterly Crossing GmbH Krögerstraße 6 | 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tel.: +49 69 299 255 51 [email protected] www.quarterly-crossing.com what if we could bring together the next generation of business leaders... to develop, explore and exchange cutting-edge strategies and ideas in a laboratory for the future. to forge lasting relationships and nurture a collaborative culture in an increasingly networked world. to connect with inspiring corporations and executives through creative workshops and expeditions.
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