AUC Business (Virtual) Forum - 2021
For the second year, the AUC School of Business is organizing a high-level forum during February 8-9, 2021. The forum will include three roundtable discussions where renowned and distinguished scholars, practitioners from business and industry, and policymakers from Egypt, Africa, the Middle East, and other parts of the world will discuss timely and relevant issues. These issues mirror the school’s themes and strategic directions, including business and management education in terms of academic degree and executive education, entrepreneurship, responsible business, and inclusive development.
Each roundtable will be conducted as a conversation (no formal presentations) and attended by 25-30 participants, including academics, business and industry leaders, and policymakers. Participation in the roundtable will be through personal invitations. In addition to the participants of each roundtable who will have the opportunity to either speak or contribute to the discussion, some guests, including academics, practitioners, and students, will be invited as observers.
The duration of each roundtable will be 90 minutes. The moderator of each roundtable will introduce the subject and objective(s) of the roundtable. This will be followed by opening remarks from each speaker (five-seven minutes each). The moderator will then raise a few questions as listed in the program and address the issues raised by the speakers to set the stage for an open discussion among the roundtable participants. The moderator of each roundtable will be managing the discussion allowing each contributor to a maximum of three minutes for each comment, reaction, intervention, or to raise an issue/ask a question. At the end of each roundtable, the moderator will have five-seven minutes to wrap up the session and share the main highlights and issues raised.
The objective of each roundtable is to come up with directions, ideas, and recommendations that could represent the basis for a white paper or an action plan that could lead to a prospect for some research work, academic or executive education program(s), or a joint initiative or project between participants of the roundtable and their respective organizations.
There will be live streaming of all roundtables on the AUC School of Business Facebook page and postings on different social media channels, including live-tweeting using #AUCBusinessForum