IABEP brings together the following stakeholders


IABEP academic partner institutions aim to have a positive impact on society, business and industry by delivering high quality, practice-oriented education programmes at the interface of business and technology and driving innovative applied research projects.

Impact is made is by

  • Educating globally employable graduates who are highly skilled at applying theory to practice whatever the international context
  • Closely collaborating with industry, to offer hands-on learning experience such as internships and company projects
  • Simulating real life business and engineering scenarios in learning factories to find solutions to complex interdisciplinary problems

IABEP academic partner institutions are committed to preparing students for the complex challenges posed in today’s global business world.

Corporate Partners

IABEP member companies join forces with international universities to combine expertise, push the frontiers of knowledge and find innovative solutions for complex business problems.

Equipping global leaders with the right competences to manage international operations is of utmost importance to IABEP member companies. They work closely with IABEP academic partners to shape the profile of their next generation managers by developing a common body of knowledge and contributing to practice-oriented higher education programmes.

IABEP member companies are businesses of any size operating globally with international supply chains and/or production sites as well as global trade and logistics operations. The initial regional focus area being South-East Asia, member companies either already operate in South-East Asia or wish to enter the region.

Member companies share best practices and regional expertise and strive to find innovative solutions in an international network of managers, faculty and students.  


Trade Partners

Professional and trade associations represent the interests of specific industries and are important disseminators of information to the public via press releases, blog posts, research reports, etc.. Chambers of Commerce are local networks whose primary function is to support business in a particular geographic region. As IABEP members, both of these trade partners collaborate with industry and academia, provide local expertise and promote economic growth in their respective sectors and communities.

Trade partners may participate in a number of public relations activities (e.g. advertising, education, publishing, etc.) and may also host conferences, stage networking events, offer classes and other training/reference materials, and thus have much to contribute to IABEP.