This year’s conference was held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, and provides an excellent opportunity to promote the Faculty of Economics Ljubljana University, the City of Ljubljana and Slovenia, as well as to exchange opinions and experience with the representatives of faculties and universities from all around the world.
The Brussels-based EFMD is the largest international foundation for management development, comprising nearly 900 institutional members from the academic and business communities in more than 86 countries. The EFMD is established and globally recognised as an accreditation organisation for quality and for assessing the impact of quality on the management of business schools, business programmes and on-line programmes.
According to FELU Dean, Prof. Dr. Metka Tekavčič, the EFMD network facilitates much more than a traditional exchange of knowledge and experience. The conference provides a great opportunity for consolidating contacts among international partners and establishes a single academic area in charge of developing the global knowledge and education market that is committed to the highest quality in teaching, research, internationality, education for senior and top management, cooperation with the business world and social responsibility.
Before the closing panel discussion, the guests of the Ljubljana-based Faculty of Economics were addressed by Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Transport, who presented a few key challenges the EU has been confronted with over the past two years.
Through a video-conference the attendees were also addressed by Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for sustainable development goals. His stance was met with the approval of Geoffrey Lipman, the former leading man of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and founder of the Greengrowth.travel organisation.
A panel discussion closed the two-day international EFMD conference in Ljubljana, to be hosted next year by Munich.