In November 2010 Mana brought together four Deans from top 50 ranked business schools – Cass Business School (UK), Tuck Business School (US), Instituto de Empresa (Spain) and ESSEC Business School (France) – for a roundtable discussion with journalists. Over breakfast, the Deans' discussed a number of global issues facing business schools and it was attended by top-tier media from the UK, US, France and Spain.
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008/2009 some Eurozone economies were harder hit than others. Countries such as Spain, Greece and Portugal were closely scrutinised by the international community due to fears their economic woes would spread to the rest of Europe. Mana worked alongside one of Spain's leading business schools, IESE, to set up a series of lunch briefings with journalists and their leading international economists. The briefings were well received and have led to ongoing links between the School and some of London's leading business opinion formers.
Professor Domique Turpin, Dean of IMD, Switzerland's leading business school, has a research interest in the marketing value of advertising at major sporting events. To coincide with the one-year build up to the London Olympics, Mana organised afternoon tea with Professor Turpin to discuss corporate sponsorship of the forthcoming Olympics. The event was attended by majority of the UK's top-tier media.