Greetings from our President

Further together.

The education that business schools provide has always been characterized by being focused on achievement, on meeting the needs of companies and on satisfying the healthy ambitions of their students for their professional improvement.

Since, in 2005, Spanish legislation in education has included the «Official Master Degree”, this specific qualification has been losing prestige and value in the business environment, as a consequence of its generalization and banalization before the massive offer of titles and the inequality of its quality and results.

When, in 2008, a group of business schools decided to create the Spanish Association of Business Schools, to defend of the particular characteristics and idiosyncrasy of the training that many of them had been developing for decades, we could hardly imagine that, after 10 years, this defense would be more necessary than ever.

The prestige of the training taught by the business schools is based on the quality of its teachers, most of them working as managers and business consultants because there is nothing better than learning from people with experience and passion for what their day-by-day job. In addition, the School Directors are responsible for providing the necessary academic rigor and a program that transforms these master classes, the case method or the “learning by doing” in comprehensive tools that serve the two main purposes of every good business school: practical training oriented to results in the business field and a training that pushes and improves the employability of the students.

On our tenth anniversary, I encourage you to participate in our fourth Congress in which we will present the objectives of the new European Federation of Private Schools of higher education that, together with associations of France, Germany, Austria, and Portugal was created last June in Brussels, and of which we are founding members.

Further to learn, to act and to solve together.

About the Conference

The IV International 2018 AEEN Conference of Business Schools and Awards,  has become the reference event for this sector in Europe and Latin America. This fourth edition twill be held on Thursday, November 15th, at Banco Sabadell Auditorium, located in 71 Serrano Street in the heart of the city of Madrid, a modern and comfortable facility.

Organized by the Spanish Association of Business Schools, this conference aims to dignify the private higher education, and the essential objective of promoting training of managers through specialized professional master and graduate degree programs.

During the Conference, innovative and strategic presentations, expert pannels, and keynote adresses, will be developed. An exhibition area will be provided, where institutions and companies interested in this sector, will offer products and services in an interactive and dynamic manner.

Conference Schedule

9:30 - 10:00

Welcome and Introduction
Mr. Antonio Alonso.
AEEN President
Mr. José Manuel Pigarrón
General Secretary of Universities

10:00 - 10:30

Opening paper
Mr. Jean Michel Nicolle
President of European Union of Private Higher Education

10:30 - 11:30

Essential values in Higher Education
José Manuel Vázquez Redondo

Director Segment of Individuals and Regional Management Center of Bank Sabadell.
Simon Read
Vice President of Flywire in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
German Fernandez
Director Europe- Masters Programs at HULT International Business School

Santiago Garcia
Dean of Global Business, Directeur General Adjoint – Global Business RENNES School of Business

Maria Jose Martin

Moderator: Ana Toro
Editor in Chief of RRHHDigital

Breakfast + Networking

12:00 - 12:30

The Spanish University system in the international context
Jose Arnáez
ANECA General Manager

12:30 - 13:30

Talent development improves with technology
Francisco Presa

Executive Manager at Innopulse Technological Advisors

Rodrigo Jimenez
Director of Sales and Marketing of ProtOs

Andrea Pecetto
Docsity Business Development

David Ruiz
CEO of SMARTUP, Digital Agency

Chiara Mainolfi
Business Development Manager for Southern Europe at APMG
Relationship Manager with the European Commission

Moderator: Marlon Molina
Computerworld University Director

13:30 - 14:00

Staying Authentic in Leadership
Margarita Mayo
Leadership expert, speaker and writer of Yours Truly, 2017 Thinkers 50 Leadership Award Nominee.

2018 AEEN Awards


Lunch + Networking