AGBA Conference

13th Annual World Congress


AGBA’s 14th Annual World Congress
on November 23 - 25, 2017
School of Business and Economics
MOI University
(Eldoret City, KENYA)
Conference Chair Conference Co-Chair Chair: AGBA’s Global Board of Trustees Keynote Speaker
Dana-Nicoleta Lascu
Professor of Marketing University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia
Simeon Mining
Director of Research MOI University
Gary L. Frankwick
Marcus Hunt Chair of International Business University of Texas at El Paso, Texas,
Norman Wright
Dean Woodbury School of Business Utah Valley University Orem, Utah,
Conference Patron Conference Patron Deputy Chair: AGBA's Global Board of Trustees Distinguished Speaker # 1
Laban Peter Ayiro
Vice Chancellor MOI University
Thomas Kimeli Cheruiyot
Dean: School of Business and Economics MOI University
Klaus-Peter Wiedmann
Leibniz University Hannover
Len Tiu Wright
Professor of marketing University of Huddersfield
Distinguished Speaker # 2 Distinguished Speaker # 3 Distinguished Speaker # 4 Distinguished Speaker # 5
Abdul A. Rasheed
Chair Department of Management University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas,
Wolfgang Hinck
Dean College of Business Prince Mohammad University
Saudi Arabia
Paul Sergius Koku, Esq.
Professor of Marketing Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida
Corrado Crocetta
Professor of Econometrics Department of Economics University of Foggia
Distinguished Speaker # 6 Distinguished Speaker # 7 Distinguished Speaker # 8 Distinguished Speaker # 9
Attahir Yusuf
Dean School of Business and Entrepreneurship American University of Nigeria
Zainal Abidin Mohamed 
Associate Dean Graduate School of Muamalat Islamic Science University
Haim Hilman Abdullah
Dean: School of Business Management University of Utara
Abdul Razak Ibrahim
Vice Chancellor Kolej University Poly-Tech MARA
Distinguished Speaker # 10 Distinguished Speaker # 11 Distinguished Speaker # 12 Distinguished Speaker # 13
Professor Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Christopher J. Marquette
Chair Department of Finance American University of Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
Lavanya Rastogi
President & CEO Digital Business Group Happiest Minds Technologies
Sahil Raj
School of Management Studies Punjabi University Patiala, State of Punjab

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Conference Highlights

  • Free faculty development workshops on topics such as:
    • How to design American style course based doctoral programs.
    • How to pursue world-class research.
    • How to publish in world-class journals.
    • How to publish in top Hospitality journals.
    • How to use NEW statistical techniques in research.
    • How to pursue an academic career on the global stage.
    • How to use technological tools in teaching.
    • How to employ NEW pedagogical techniques in teaching.
    • How to use NEW techniques for teaching Entrepreneurship.
    • How to integrate ethics, leadership, and entrepreneurship in your teaching.
    • How to write local cases.
    • How to integrate local cases in your teaching.
    • How to earn AACSB accreditation.
  • One-to-one mentoring of selected doctoral students by globally renowned scholars.
  • Opportunity to publish in numerous world-class and Scopus indexed journals.
  • Opportunity to explore global placements.
  • Opportunity to explore global fellowships such as US Fulbright Scholar Program.
  • Opportunity to explore post-doctoral fellowships.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with world-class scholars.
  • Opportunity to explore faculty exchange programs.
  • Opportunity to explore study abroad programs for your students.
  • Opportunity to explore joint degree programs with overseas universities.
  • Opportunity to explore global internships for your students.
  • Networking with distinguished Kenyan entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and investors.

AGBA Profile:

The Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) --- (a not-for-profit charitable NGO, incorporated and registered in the State of Texas, USA) --- is a worldwide network of professionals committed to facilitate dissemination of scholarly research findings in the fields of business and entrepreneurship development. The main mission of AGBA is to provide an ongoing open global forum to discuss and analyze business and entrepreneurship development from different perspectives and viewpoints in order to improve understanding of underlying forces that (1) impact global developments and (2) shape the destiny of emerging countries such as Kenya, Indonesia, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, etc. in the contemporary globalized economy. AGBA bridges geographic, cultural, disciplinary, and professional gaps by integrating different business disciplines while actively enhancing practitioner-academician interactions on a regional and global basis. AGBA is sponsored by numerous universities, organizations, and agencies across US, EU, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Conference Logistics

Conference Venue and Conference Hotel:
Boma Inn (Eldoret) (a 4 star hotel) is both our conference venue and our conference hotel. Kindly make your room reservation on your own by cruising the hotel’s website ASAP and do not forget to mention "2017 AGBA conference" in order to enjoy special conference rate. You MUST reserve your hotel room(s) by October 1, 2017 in order to enjoy special AGBA conference rate.

Kenyan Tourist Visa:
International delegates must fill up an online tourist visa form, pay the required fee and obtain an electronic visa before flying to Kenya. Kindly cruise this website to obtain your tourist visa:

Our Airport:
Our conference would be held in Eldoret City, that has an international airport being served by flights originating from Nairobi and its airport code is: IATA: EDL, ICAO: HKEL.

Payment of Registration Fees:
All delegates are requested to kindly pay their conference registration fees via electronic
bank transfers to the following Kenyan Bank before October 1, 2017:

Account Number: 01021027999200

Conference Manager:
Please contact our conference manager for the resolution of any issue on the ground:

Dr. Charles K. Lagat
Director: International Programs, Linkages & Alumni
AGBA Vice President for Kenya
Personal Email:,
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Please contact the following for any assistance:

Prof. Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed
BBA (New York), MBA (Texas), Ph.D., (Utah), D.Litt., (India)
Professor of Marketing and International Business
Founder, President and CEO:
Academy for Global Business Advancement
Founder and Editor-in-Chief:
Journal for Global Business Advancement
Fort Worth, Texas,