This year’s AIEA Annual Conference took place under the topic What’s Next? Possibilities and Probabilities in the Future of International Higher Education. In January 2019, leading international experts from higher education institutions around the world gathered in San Francisco to discuss trends, best practices and key strategic issues in this field. Representing the trinity of the Global Bioeconomy Alliance, UNESP (José Celso, Freire Junior), UQ (Jen Kane) and TUM (Layla Eberle) jointly presented at a session on Innovations in Global Partnership Building. The audience followed with great interest the speakers sharing their insights on opportunities and innovative actions to build and strengthen international partnerships, with the Global Bioeconomy Alliance being featured as one of its key achievements.