18 - 20 November, 2018
Four Seasons Sydney & UNSW Sydney
UNSW Business School is proud to host The Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools Annual Meeting in 2018. Held across two locations; UNSW’s Kensington campus, neighbouring Sydney’s exquisite Eastern Beaches, and the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel near the city’s iconic Sydney Harbour district, the 2018 Annual Meeting offers an unrivalled business and leisure experience.
The Annual Meeting aims to encourage dialogue, discourse and debate on contemporary issues facing Deans and Business School leaders from the Asia-Pacific. In 2018, industry experts and government representatives will discuss the theme, ‘The Future of Work’, sharing best practice and benchmark strategies to enhance business and management education in the region.
Dear AAPBS Members,
It is my great honour on behalf of the UNSW Business School to invite you to join us in Sydney on November 18-20 for the 2018 AAPBS Annual Meeting.
The Meeting theme “The Future of Work” will be the focal point for a series of presentations, panel discussions and conversations on matters of mutual interest to businesses and business schools.
Our Meeting will be characterised by the strong involvement of senior figures from the business world who will engage with us on matters related to the way in which organisations and industries are responding to emerging opportunities and challenges in regard to the reorganisation of how their strategies are to be achieved.
Themed sessions will deal with the perspective from business across finance and manufacturing, and from professional service firms who are both facing challenges as an industry and seeing the future of work as an area offering consulting opportunities. In addition, the significance of entrepreneurial ventures in envisioned futures will be addressed along with the challenges facing the corporate world, and the broader social policy implications.
A key thread throughout these presentations and discussions will be the implications for business schools whether it be the future form that business schools will take, impacts on programs portfolios and curricula, or the contribution that business schools can make through research (both discipline-based and interdisciplinary).
The 2018 AAPBS Annual Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Sydney hotel in the Circular Quay area of Sydney, where it is on the edge of both the Sydney CBD and Sydney Harbour. This location will allow attendees easy access to both conference sessions and the prime tourist attractions of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the area known as the Rocks.
I look forward to greeting you in Sydney in November.
Professor Chris Styles
UNSW Business School
Australia China Business Council
Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools
European Foundation for Management Development
The primary purpose of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) is to provide leadership and representation to advance the quality of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific region.
Our mission is to collaborate in research and teaching, and working in partnership to improve business school standards and quality.
AAPBS and its members are striving to understand and develop a solid paradigm for an Asian management education model within a global context.
The next decade brings AAPBS exciting challenges and opportunities providing new directions for the Association and its members to follow, enhancing member value, increasing membership and generally looking at firmly establishing the Association not only in the Asia-Pacific but globally.
There are currently 21 representative institutions on the Council which meets at least twice a year and through regular emails. A Council member must be a Full Member of AAPBS who is elected to serve a four-year term. Only two members from the same country/region are permitted on the Council at any one time.
University of Queensland
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
KAIST College of Business
University of Auckland
University of Otago
Papua New Guinea
University of Papua New Guinea
Asian Institute of Management
National University of Singapore
Singapore Management University
National Taiwan University
National Chengchi University
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration
Israsena Na Ayudhya
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
A special room rate has been reserved for AAPBS delegates with the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney of AUD $365* per room, per night on Deluxe King accommodation rooms. To make your booking call Four Seasons Hotel Sydney and quote UNSW1118.
+61 (02) 9250 3100
* Rate only valid if booked directly with the hotel by quoting UNSW1118 on or before 22 October 2018 and is subject to room availability. All booking must be made directly with the hotel.
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
27 O'Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Atrium Room. Average rate $309 per night
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11 Jamison Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Deluxe Room. Average rate $275 per night
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Mantra Bond Street
2 Bond Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Deluxe Room. Average rate $430 per night
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Travelodge Hotel Sydney
27-33 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Deluxe Room. Average rate $229 per night
+61 (02) 8267 1700
The York by Swiss-Bel Hotel
5 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Deluxe Studio Apartment. Average rate $305 per night
+61 (02) 9210 5000
Sydney’s central business district (CBD) is 10km north of the International Airport and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by car. A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.
A taxi fare from Sydney Airport to Sydney CBD is approximately A$50. If you would prefer to pre-book your taxi during your stay in Sydney, here are the contact details of the main taxi companies:
Taxis Combined- Phone: 13 33 00. Website: www.taxiscombined.com.au
Legion Cabs- Phone: 13 14 51. Website: www.legioncabs.com.au
Premier Cabs- Phone: 13 10 17. Website: www.premiercabs.com.au
Silver Service- Phone: 13 31 00. Website: www.silverservice.com.au
You can request a ride from Uber from either the Domestic or the International terminal of Sydney Airport. Just request your Uber once you have exited the terminal and your driver will meet you at the pick–up area. A typical UberX (low cost ride) to Sydney’s CBD costs A$43 – 55 and a typical UberBLACK ride (premium ride) to Sydney’s central business district costs A$89-114. For more information on Uber please see here.
There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes 15 minutes to reach Central Station and 20 minutes to reach Circular Quay. From the International Terminal it takes just a few minutes longer. Lifts are available at both the International and Domestic Terminals for easy transfer of luggage. Fares from Sydney Airport terminals to the CBD are approximately A$17 per adult for a single journey. For more information on departures and prices please visit here.
Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when you are visiting Sydney:
In November, the average daytime temperatures in the city are generally around 20°C and high temperatures can hit a balmy 24°C on some days which can feel rather hot. While temperatures do fall at night, they will never drop too low in November. The average minimum temperatures generally tend to stay above 16°C throughout the month.
To calculate currency exchange rates you may use the following: https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = A$1). Notes come in A$100, A$50, A$20, A$10 and A$5 denominations. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, A$1 and A$2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa and American Express.
Sydney shops open from 0900 to 1730 hours during the week with late night shopping on Thursday until 2100 hours. On Saturday, most CBD shops open from 0900 to 1700 hours. On Sunday, Darling Harbour shops and major department stores in the centre of the city are open from 1000 to 1800 hours.
Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying. At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer. These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.
Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is at your prerogative; a reward for service. A gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received. Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.
Sydney is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time or GMT+10. Sydney, New South Wales, practices Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time advances the clock one hour during the summer months and usually commences at 2am on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am on the first Sunday in April each year. During Daylight Savings Time, Sydney is 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean time.
Electricity & voltage
Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels. Alternatively, you can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your electrical equipments at most convenience stores.
Free Wi-Fi services are widespread in Sydney. In particular, major tourist attractions, shopping malls, visitor centers, sports venues, museums and government buildings. Upon arrival at the venues you will be given a free wifi network and password.
The official language for the conference will be English.
Passport and Immigration (VISA)
All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Welcome letters can be requested by emailing the Conference Managers (contact details in footer of the website) following completion of Conference registration. For VISA information please download the following information factsheet from the Australian Immigration Office.
Note – it is strongly recommended that Australian visa applications are lodged at least two months prior to departure from your point of origin.
Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the import of animals and plants which cannot be brought into the country without prior application. Animal and plant products are also restricted. For more information see the ‘Information for International Travelers’ on the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website.
The Conference Hosts and Conference Managers have arranged for photography onsite throughout the event. The images may be used for post-Conference reports, case studies, marketing collateral and supplied to industry media if requested. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken, please inform the photographer and move out of camera range.
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Earlybird Full AAPBS Delegate: $850 (until and including 20 September 2018)
Full AAPBS Delegate: $950
Conference Dinner - Accompanying Guest: $150
Please ensure you read and understand the Terms and Conditions before purchasing your ticket. The Terms and Conditions can be viewed in the wavier section during the transaction. Registration fees are in Australian dollars and include GST.
Registrations are now open. Please follow the link to book your ticket
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