For the past 21 years, ECBE has held its annual conference, which generally falls during the latter part of May. It has grown to be quite an international event with people coming from a wide range of countries and continents. It provides an excellent opportunity to network and perhaps find a like-minded institution with which to partner for research or develop a programme together.
Each year the conferences have a theme (for 2014 the theme was ‘International Partnerships in Business Education – New Strategies’). The event features speakers expert in their field and are generally from ECBE member institutions. There is also a full-day pre-conference seminar which concentrates on accreditation and takes place the day preceding the opening of the conference. It has become popular with higher education schools wishing to get to grips with the accreditation process. It is also an important event for those wishing to become evaluators for accreditation.