From the 2019 ASB Co-Chairs: Pjila’si Bienvenue, Failte, Welcome!

On behalf of the Shannon School of Business and Cape Breton University, we look forward to welcoming you to the 49th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (ASB) hosted by the Cape Breton University.

During the past year, we have been busy planning what we hope will be both an excellent conference for colleagues to share your ideas, your work and your research combined with events which will showcase the cultures of Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island).

The theme for this year’s conference is Msit No’Kmaq (Honoring all my relations) which is particularly appropriate for a meeting at the Shannon School of Business, a place and space where we’re all about relationships. Our relationships with communities and businesses sustain us, and therefore we will showcase many local partnerships throughout the weekend, starting with a reception in Membertou, presenting music and locally made and sourced products, and a journey into the Eighteenth Century for dinner and a celebration at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Park. We hope to inspire you to reflect on your own relationships whether it be with peers, vendors, communities, or environments.

Although we can’t show you everything in a few short days, we have done our best to pack some of the Cape Breton Island magic into our agenda and schedule of events. While you are here, we also encourage you to sample the food and take in the beautiful views of Cape Breton Island. Cape Breton has been ranked as Canada’s top island travel destination for the second year by Travel + Leisure Magazine. It is also on the list of the world’s top 10 island destinations.

Thank you for the generous support of time and effort from the ASB Executive Committee and SSOB Planning Committee and network of Track Chairs and reviewers. We are almost ready, we hope you are too.

Wela’lin, Thank You, Merci., Tapadh leibh,

Mary Jane and Mary Beth

Mary Jane Morrison and Mary Beth Doucette, ASB Co-Presidents