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Education and Business Partnership Conference

April 25-28, 2010 (Toronto, Canada)

2010 Global Best Awards

Congratulations to the 2010 Global Best Award winners and Honourable Mentions.

The 2010 Global Best Awards celebrate and honour successful business-education partnerships from around the world.

View the complete list of Global Best Award winners and honourable mentions.

Global Enterprise Challenge at International Education and Business Partnership Conference 2010

Global Enterprise Challenge

Congratulations to Team Australia for its winning presentation!

Accolades go to Canada's Team 2 for capturing 2nd place and South Africa for 3rd position.

View all the video presentations submitted to the 2010 Global Enterprise Challenge.

To view entries from the 2009 Global Enterprise Challenge, visit their website.

About the 10th International Education and Business Partnership Conference

The 10th International Education Business Partnership Conference program focuses strongly on the increasing interaction between corporate social investment strategies, communities and learning partnership systems and programs in many countries.

The common ground between schools, communities and business is becoming better defined as economies and societies become more knowledge-based and business becomes more aware of the need to be learning organizations.

At this event, leaders in business, education and government discussed their views on the value and need for partnerships. Guest speakers and workshop presenters shared ideas and best practices exemplifying those partnerships that are meeting the demands of today's changing global society.

Cross-cutting conference themes included:

  • Building and Regenerating Learning Communities
  • Developing Skills of the Future Workforce
  • Promoting Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth in Education
  • The Role of Education in Meeting Global Challenges
  • The Next Generation of Leaders: Mobilizing Youth and Young Professionals to Take the Challenge
  • The Role of SMEs in Business-Education Partnerships

International Spotlight and Collaborative Workshops Descriptions

A full agenda and the Collaborative Workshop and International Spotlight Session descriptions are now available.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received in writing up to 3 weeks before the event date will be honoured with a full refund.

Cancellation requests received in writing 2 weeks or less before the event date will receive a refund less a $250 administration fee.

Delegate substitute is permitted and encouraged.

Presented by The International Partnership Network, in collaboration with The Conference Board of Canada.




Alex Blackwood
International Partnership Network

Michael R. Bloom
Organizational Effectiveness & Learning, The Conference Board of Canada 

Veronica Lacey
President and CEO
The Learning Partnership

John Volmink
UMALUSI - Council for Quality Assurance in General & Further Education & Training



Col. Chris Hadfield
Canadian Astronaut
Canadian Space Agency

Adam Kahan
Vice President, University Advancement Ryerson University

Ola Risnes
Vice-Director, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

V.R. Devika
Managing Trustee, The ASEEMA Trust

David Kahler
Vice-President, Special Projects, World Education

Stan Hardman
Programme Director, University of KwaZulu Natal

Speaker biographies


Ryerson University

Toronto District School Board

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

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