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Greeting message from CFVG Director

Dear AAPBS Members,

This is really a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to our CFVG Business School located in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam for the AAPBS 2019 Annual Conference. This event becomes more special and honorable as this year AAPBS celebrates its 15th year anniversary.

Established in 1992, CFVG is the first international business school offering the unique EPAS accredited program in Vietnam. Based on our strong partnerships (Joint programs and double degrees) with accredited business schools and universities in France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Korea and Thailand regarding research and students exchange), CFVG beneficiates from the best local academic inputs thank to our two national Vietnamese academic partners (NEU & UEH).

You are guaranteed to participate to a 2019 Annual conference really innovative, innovative and totally dedicated to the Asian leadership in global business education.

I am looking forward to meeting you on our campus in Ho Chi Minh City this November.

Professor Jean Louis Paré, PhD, CFA.




13:30 - 14:45 AAPBS Executive Meeting @ CFVG

15:00 - 17:00 AAPBS Council Meeting @ CFVG

13:30 - 17:00 AACSB one-one consultation service from Mrs.Eilen Peacock

18:00 - 20:00 Registration & Cocktail @ Sofitel Hôtel


07:15 – 08:00  Morning Breakfast @ Sofitel Hôtel

08:00 – 08:15  AAPBS Annual Conference Opening

                         Welcome Address by Kenji, Betty, Van Nhu and Jean-Louis

08:15 – 09:30  Bus to Corporate Visit (Schneider Electric)

09:30 – 10:00  Coffee Break and security checks @ Schneider Electric

10:00 – 11:30  Plenary I – Schneider Corporate Visit and Panel Discussion                

                         Global & Asian Leadership: what international firms expect as soft skills?

11:30 – 12:30  Bus to CFVG

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch @ CFVG

13:30 – 15:00  Plenary Session II

                         Vietnam and emerging Asian countries: Characteristics of Asian Management Styles

15:30 – 16:00  Coffee Break @ CFVG

16:00 – 16:30  Bus to Hotel

16:30 – 18:00  Break

18:00 – 20:00  Gala Dinner Food and Cocktail Competition @ Sofitel Hôtel

                         International cultural differences

                         By group of 6 deans from 3 countries

20:00 – 21:30  Plenary Session III

                         Differentiations in Business education in Asia: impact of cultural factors on regional knowledge

20:00 – 21:00  Discussion by 3 Asian Deans and 3 European Managers

                          21:00 – 21:30 How accreditations allow more differentations?

21:30–23h30   Networking Rooftop @ Sofitel Hôtel


07:15 – 08:00  Breakfast at Sofitel

08:00 – 08:45  Bus to CFVG

08:45 – 09:00  Morning Coffee @CFVG

09:00 – 10:00  Small groups Session IV @ CFVG

                        How to develop more regional integration between AAPBS BS and SoM?

                        Through Research, through DD and Joint program, through collaborative new technological pedagogy, through others?

                        How to design collaborations and anticipate outputs?

10:00 – 10:30  Coffee Break @CFVG

10:30 – 12:00  Plenary V @CFVG

                        Europe-Asia relationship in Higher Management education

                        How firms could inspire Business schools in new model of cooperations?

                        10:30 – 11:30 Round table with 4/6 corporate from Vietnam, Asia and Europe

                        Two examples of new models of cooperation

                        11:30 – 11:45 EMU        Presentation and Soft Opening by Jean-Louis Paré

                        11:45 – 12:00 QTEM      Presentation by Bruno Vanpottelsberghe

12:00 – 12:30  Closing Session + Speech (AAPBS & CFVG & New school for 2020 annual conference, New Members, Acknowledgements)

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch @ CFVG with EFMD Asia Conference

13:30 – 14:00  AAPBS General Assembly

AAPBS is initiating a new activity at the November Annual AAPBS meeting that will assist in identifying quality improvement ideas through developing thought partnership conversations with business school members.  This is to be accomplished by collaboratively addressing problems/issues raised by schools individually, and using collective wisdom through consultation to address possible pathways and solutions.

As a service to our members Eileen Peacock has offered to discuss, on an individual basis, strategies and pathways for business schools with those wishing to improve their situation. This is of benefit to business school members, and AAPBS, allowing them to keep current in the issues facing AP business schools  thereby generating continual regeneration of knowledge and solutiions. In turn, this assists with AAPBS programming and development.

Eileen’s bio can be accessed HERE highlighting her knowledge of Asia Pacific business schools in relation to quality assurance issues and programs.

Please indicate your interest in a one on one conversation with Eileen by sending your request to anhtuan@cfvg.org. By return, an appointment will be made at times during the conference.

You can benefit an interesting rate while reserving at below hotels in Ho Chi Minh city:

1. Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Address: No. 17 Le Duan, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Reservation form:

2. Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel

Address: No. 8A Mac Dinh Chi, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Reservation link: http://grandsaigoncentre.muongthanh.com/en/home.html

CFVG HCMC address: No. 91, Ba Thang Hai street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh city

  • 25-45 minutes from the airport (depends on the traffic)
  • 20-30 minutes from District 1 (center)

You may show the address in Vietnamese: "Số 91, đường Ba Tháng Hai, Quận 10, TP. Hồ Chí Minh" to the taxi for easy navigation.


Vietnam Standard Time is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).
Vietnam does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.



Mai Linh taxi: +84 38 27 27 27

Vinasun taxi:  +84 38 38 38 38

Taxi fare from the airport to city center ranges from 200,000 VND to 250,000 VND

Grab has become very popular in Ho Chi Minh city with flexible fare. Download it to your iPhone or Android Phones to use on the go.



Vietnamese Dong (VND) is the country official currency. One US dollar is equivalent to approximately 23,000 VND.

You are advised to exchange your own country currency to VND at the airport exchange shops or local bank stores.


Wi-fi and Cellular data

Wi-fi is offered free at most hotels, restaurants and local shops in Ho Chi Minh city with password. 

You may easily purchase a pre-paid SIM card for cellular data for your use at the airport or local convenient stores.



If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at tamdan@cfvg.org.

Due date for registration: October 10th 2019

Payment for registration can be transferred to CFVG in Ho Chi Minh city by two methods:

1. Paypal Transfer:

Click this link, enter the amount of $700 and make the transfer (by credit card or existing Paypal account).


Kindly provide full name, university and email of the participant in transfer note.

2. Bank Transfer:

Please send the amount of $700 directly to CFVG in Ho Chi Minh city bank account:

Beneficiary: CFVG HCMC
Account number: 99131669999

Kindly provide full name, university and email of the participant in transfer note.


Please fill in the registration form below no later than October 20th 2019


After clicking Submit button, you will be provided a Paypal link to pay $700 for registration fee