Woxsen University Organises Global Executive Summit

  • Building upon the success of the 2022 Global Impact Summit and Executive Council Forum, the Global Executive Summit 2023 seeks to create a Learner-Centred education landscape.

In association with the AMBA and Business Graduates Association, Woxsen University has organised Global Executive Summit on September 14 and 15th at Woxsen University campus, Kamkole. The two day-long event centred around the theme Re-Imagining Higher Education, #Future You has brought together the world’s most influential Academicians, C-Level Executives & Business Leaders, aimed at sharing insights and strategies for success in today’s rapidly changing academic and business landscape. 

Building upon the success of the 2022 Global Impact Summit and Executive Council Forum, the Global Executive Summit 2023 seeks to create a Learner-Centred education landscape. The renewal of joint call to action in the form of a Manifesto was signed by Raul V. Rodriguez, Vice-President, Woxsen University, Victor Hedenberg, Membership Director, AMBA & BGA (UK); Nishit Jain, Sr. Spl. Advsior, EFMD Asia and Kashi Balachandran, Emeritus Professor, NYU Stern School of Business.  

The signatories have pledged to collaborate and execute a comprehensive plan of action that will empower their institutions to embrace learner-centred education and align with the aspirations of Vision 2023.     

The Chief Guest of the summit, Fernando Heredia Noguer, Consul General of Spain in Mumbai embarking upon the India-Spain diplomatic relations said, “Spain has 67 years of diplomatic relations with India. Some of the top universities of Spain are already partnered with Woxsen and I would like to encourage Woxsen to extend collaborations with many more universities in Spain.” 

“In an ever-changing world, business schools need to study the problems, Come up with an output which creates an impact, all through a Collective Impact Model. They should do CSR, ERS activities, help local schools and use their business school expertise to make the world a better place,” said the Guest of Honour, Stephanie Bryannt, EVP & Global Chief Accreditation officer, AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  

The Global Executive Summit 2023 saw a stellar & illustrious line-up of Representatives of International Accreditation Bodies, Heads of leading universities with Global FT ranking, Business Tycoons & Officials from Government of India such as, Amy Memon, Regional Head, South Asia, AACSB, Victor Hedenberg, Membership Director, AMBA, Nishit Jain, Sr. Spl. Advsior, EFMD Asia, Evgenia Pashkevich, Associate Dean, IBS Ranepa, Shivraj Kanungo, Vice Dean, The George Washington University, Dr. Mario João Cortinhal, Dean, ISCTE Instituto Universitário deLisboa, Ashish Kumar Jaiswar, Head of Business Dpmt., London South Bank University, Chandirka Parmar, PRME Chapter Chair, India, Jonathan D’ Souza, CHRO, Welspun One Logistics Parks 

Soubir Bhatt, Chairman & CEO, V&E Swiss Worldwide, Sharma, Ex Director(on shore), ONGC, Mannepalli Baladitya, Air Marshall(Retd.), Indian Air Force, Srinivas Kollipara, Group President, Xelpmoc.  

In a conversation with the Guest of Honour on ‘What’s the most impactful change in designing the wow experience for students?,’ Dr. Kashi Balachandran, Emeritus Professor, NYU Stern School of Business, said “Indian students should go abroad and international students should come down to India. There is nothing like an exposure that a student can get by exploring different countries, engaging with people from various cultures.” 

The 2-day Summit addressed many key topics through Plenary sessions that included Reimagining the role of higher education in 2023, How does technology impact the future workforce, Exploring the journey for the lifelong learner in collaboration with industry certification, Is the future of higher education leadership balancing multiple purposes, what if internationalization ceased to exist as we know it and what if tuition wasn’t a barrier to graduation?   

Dr. Raul V. Rodriguez, Vice-President of Woxsen University speaking about the summit said, “Global Executive Summit reflects our dedication to shaping the future of higher education, fostering sustainability, and driving innovation through a learner-centred approach. Together, we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of academia and business, inspiring positive change and paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.” 

The power-packed summit witnessed high-level discussions on topics ranging from higher education, global economics and emerging markets to disruptive technologies and innovative processes. Through a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions and interactive sessions, the attendees have gained valuable insights on the latest trends and best practices in their industries and learned how to stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly competitive marketplace. 

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