04 October 2012
Conference

LRG-UAS Campus
Bulle
Switzerland

EUROMED conference

Theme: “Building New Business Models for Success through Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Responsibility”
 
Les Roches-Gruyère, University of Applied Sciences is pleased to organize the 5th EuroMed Academy of Business Conference to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its sister school Glion Institute of Higher Education.
 
The EuroMed conference has established itself as one of the major Business Management conferences of its kind in the EuroMed region (European and Mediterranean), in terms of size, quality of content, and standing reputation of attendees. Many of the papers presented contribute significantly to the business knowledge base. Its Book of Proceedings is highly recognized and accepted to be under citation. Many papers were published in Special Issues in leading journals, and were driving international research and teaching programs.
 
The conference attracts hundreds of leading scholars from leading universities and principal executives and politicians from all over the world with the participation or intervention of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, Company CEOs, Presidents of Chambers, and other leading figures.
 
Submit your papers before April 28th, 2012, for the chance to participate in this prestigious event and be eligible for the following awards:
 

  • EMAB-EMJB Best and Highly Commended Paper Awards
  • LRG-UAS Best Student Paper Awards
  • EMAB Best Reviewer Awards
  • Research Fellowship Award

 

Keynote Speakers

H.E. Joseph Deiss
Principal Keynote Speaker
 
Joseph Deiss is an economist and Swiss politician. He studied economics and social sciences for his first degree at the University of Fribourg. He continued to complete a doctorate at the same university after which he spent some time doing research at King’s College at the University of Cambridge.
 
Joseph Deiss taught at a number of Swiss universities such as ETH Zurich, University of Lausanne and University of Geneva. From 1993 to 1996 Joseph Deiss acted as National Price Supervisor. He then returned to the University of Fribourg to become the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. At this time at university, Joseph Deiss was also the chairman of the Board of Directors at Schumacher AG in Schmitten (FR) and chairman of the Raiffeisenbank in Haut-Lac, Courtepin (FR). In 2009 he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from BSL, Business School Lausanne

Professor Louis Brennan
Academic Keynote Speaker
 
Louis Brennan is Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies at Trinity College, a Fellow of Trinity College and Professor within the School of Business. He is also the Director of the School of Business Postgraduate Research Programmes. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering, a PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester (Institute of Science and Technology) for his work on the modelling of manufacturing systems and an MBA degree with a concentration in International and Cross-Cultural Management. He is also a registered member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Trinity College Tutor.

Mr Laurent Wehrli
Welcome Address
 
Mr Laurent Wehrli is the Lord Mayor of Montreux, Vice-President of the Grand Council, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of Management of the Grand Council, Chairman of the Standing Committee on External Affairs, President Swiss Federation of Firefighters (FSSP),President of Pro-Family Switzerland (PFS), Chairman of the Social Policy of the Canton of Vaud (SPC), VicePresident of the Tourist Vaudois (OTV), Vice President of Casino Barrière de Montreux, Member of the Union of Municipalities Vaud (UCV), Member of the Board of Directors of the Montreux Convention Centre SA, Member of the Montreux-Vevey Tourism Board member of the Brotherhood of winemakers, Secretary-General and Member of the Swiss Association of Municipalities and regions of Europe (ASCCRE), among other responsibilities

Minister Max Schweizer
Keynote Speaker
 
Max Schweizer, Dr. phil.II, Dr. h.c., is Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA) and Permanent Mission of Switzerland to World Trade Organization and of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Dr. Schweizer is also Managing Director and Treasurer of the Swiss Diplomats-Zurich Network. Dr. Schweizer has also served as Swiss diplomat in a number of countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. He studied Political Science at the University of Zurich, where he wrote his doctoral thesis. He also holds an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Kaunas, Lithuania. Dr. Schweizer also heads the Center for Foreign Affairs and Applied Diplomacy at the Zurich University for Applied Sciences (ZHAW).