SAIMS 2023 Conference

Management Potential P3: Possibilities, Pioneering and Progress

10 to 13 September 2023

Leriba, Centurion, Gauteng

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Akademia as host invites you to join us in Centurion, Gauteng under the trees of Leriba for the 34th SAIMS Conference from 10 to 13 September 2023.

Potential is like a precious metal – a timeless treasure hidden within us. However, we have to dig deep to get it out and go through the crucible to unlock our potential. Management potential in exponentiation – that is the challenge that we put out there for management scientists in 2023.

With the business world moving fast, the possibilities are numerous and we would like to dig deeper for new ideas in Management Research. Share your pioneering research ideas so that we can progress towards a better future.




Let’s unlock our shared potential by discovering pioneering possibilities to make progress in our research.

Call for papers open

1 February 2023

Close of first Call for Papers

19 May 2023

Submission deadline for workshops

24 May 2023

Second Call for Papers open

26 May 2023

Close of Second and Final Call for Papers

19 June 2023

Reviewer feedback on papers

19 June 2023

Feedback on workshops

23 June 2023

Feedback on Second Call for Papers

04 Augustus 2023

Final corrected submission

21 August 2023

Opening ceremony

10 September 2023

Conference and workshops

11 September 2023

Culture tour to King Price

11 September 2023

Conference and workshops

12 September 2023

Gala dinner

12 September 2023

Conference and workshops

13 September 2023




We invite proposals from individuals or teams to host a Workshop at SAIMS2023.

  • Workshops should encourage debate and discourse around best practices in teaching and learning within the Management Education field.

  • Workshops are designed to stimulate ideas and conversations with a view to potential collaborations and possible future publications.

  • Workshop hosts will be responsible for facilitating 90-minute workshop.

Submission deadline

24 May 2023

SAIMS feedback via email

23 June 2023

Final corrected submissions

21 August 2023



Boshoff Grobler

Experienced Chief Executive Officer, Board Member and Board Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management and banking industries, as well as the not for profit sector.

Skilled in starting entrepreurial ventures, managing change, strategy formulation, and governance. Strong business development professional with a Master of Law (LLM) focused in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from University of Johannesburg, and an Executive Master in Change from INSEAD business school.

Return soon to see the other keynote speaker profiles…


We are currently welcoming sponsors to become associated with the SAIMS 2023 conference in which management scientists and experts from across Southern Africa will participate.

The 34rd Annual Conference of the Southern Africa Institute for Management Scientists (SAIMS) to be hosted by the Department of Business Management, Akademia in Gauteng. The conference will take place from 10- 13 September 2023 at Leriba in Centurion, Gauteng. The theme for this year is “Management Potential P3: Possibilities, Pioneering and Progress”.

If you are interested please contact Salomien Boshoff via email –

Conference Team

Conference chair and Sponsors

Salomien Boshoff

Administration and finance

Monique Visser, Chané Naudé, and Llewenlyn Barkhuizen


Jaun Kriel and Leah van Heerden

Keynotespeakers and chairs

Elize-Mari Coetzer


Delicia Conradie with the Communication team at Akademia (Zydelia Venter, Karien Brits, Elzet Bester and Suné Potgieter)

Tech support

Morné Venter and Desmond Stols


Dr Sandra Adendorff, Christine Terblanche, Chalté Venter, Nadia Hunt, Mariska Wannenburg, Alick Burger, Zandri van der Merwe and Tiaan Botha