#TheCultureFactor

Cultural intelligence in business- Driving success with a global mindset
15.11.2019
Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

 

About The Event

 

This is what happened in Milan at #TheCultureFactor 2018

Join us in Luxembourg, November 15th for the 2019 #theculturefactor conference.

This year, we bring together an exceptional lineup of experts from Luxembourg, Nigeria, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, the USA, Poland, Belgium, the UAE, the UK, and Germany.

Join us and discover how you can harness the power of #TheCultureFactor to drive success with a global mindset.

As always with #TheCultureFactor:

  • interactive sessions
  • keynote speeches
  • breakout workshops,
  • enlightening talks
  • case studies.

Meet experts and reflect with us on how you can drive success with a global mindset. 

*Are you a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg register here*

Download the full programme. 

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Agenda

09:00
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Opening of the conference
With Egbert Schram, CEO of Hofstede Insights and Carlo Thelen, General Director of the Chamber of Commerce
09:15
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Energizer
With Candida Snow our master of ceremony for the day.
09:30
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Global Mindset? – Shift your paradigm
with Okey Okere
As the world around all of us is changing and our horizons are expanding, are we ready to engage with it? ___All of it?
During his speech Okey will challenge the audience on how much they know about the changing world and the new opportunities it brings with it, and get you started on your journey to prepare yourself to drive success with a global mindset.
10:00
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Keynote speech
with Nicolas Mackel CEO of Luxembourg for Finance
10:30
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Break
Learn something new around a great cup of tea or coffee
11:00
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Negotiate like a local - Increase your success rate in international business
with Jean-Pierre Coene and Marc Jacobs
In an engaging and interactive talk, Jean-Pierre and Marc will introduce you to the core concepts of their book, a systematic and practical tool that enables you to negotiate more successfully across cultures.
11:20
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Ceremony
with Dr Zhu Wei, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Luxembourg, Jean-Pierre Coene and Marc Jacobs
The launch ceremony of the Mandarin version of ‘Negotiate like a local’ published by FUDAN University Press.
11:30
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Building a cross-cultural mindset in International Teams
With Bas Bredenoord, HR Director Mars International Travel Retail
Building a cross-cultural mindset among team members requires an understanding on how strong your organisational culture is.
Follow the Mars ITR Cultural Ambassador journey, a case study on building strong teams.
12:00
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Lunch Break
Keep the conversation going during a delicious lunch served at the venue
13:00
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15:15
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Attract and Retain Talents
With Tatjana Von Bonkewitz & Yuriko Miyazaki
Talent – a key ingredient of relative scarcity for all organisations worldwide. Companies have gone global and so has talent. How do organisations attract talent from around the globe and more importantly how can they retain this talent? Spanning two continents Tatjana and Yuriko illustrate the global quest for talent using practical examples from Japan and Luxembourg. They will share which are the key challenges companies face from a national as well as an organisational culture point of view and which best practices have been identified in Hofstede Insights activities with local and global companies.
15:45
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Surprise guest
16:15
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Panel Discussion
In this panel discussion, experts will share insights on how to align global strategies with local realities to drive success with a global mindset.
Hosted by Egbert Schram
Panel members:
  • Delphine Houliat, founder and HR Director, HUMANKHI
  • Marie-Christine Mariani, CEO, MCM Steel
  • Jacques Putz, CEO at LUX HUB
  • Hendrik Dermont, Head of Training Development and Delivery, EUROCONTROL Institute
  • Violaine Mathurin, Advisor/International Affairs, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.


16:45
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Closure of the conference
Programme subject to changes

Speakers

Nicolas-Mackel
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER*

Nicolas Mackel
CEO of Luxembourg for Finance.

A career diplomat, Nicolas has worked at the European Court of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was the Deputy Chief of Mission at Luxembourg’s Embassy in Washington DC and the Consul General in Shanghai, where he was in charge of promoting Luxembourg's economic interests throughout China.
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Bas Bredenoord
HR Director
Mars International Travel Retail

Bas managing a team representing 20 different nationalities and speaking 25 languages, operating from 10 global locations. A true start-up environment with a vibrant culture and built on the Mars 5 Principles.
Together with Hofstede Insights, he launching the Mars ITR Culture Ambassador program.
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Kunal Parikh
Mediacom
(A WPP Company)
Expert on Cultural connections

Kunal is a seasoned expert to unlock brand growth via systematic recognition of culture in content and media communication.
He is based in Germany and has been in senior managerial positions in leadership, strategy and data analytics in Asia and Europe in the past 12 years.
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MASTER OF CEREMONY
Candida Snow
Speaker, consultant, trainer
Hofstede Insights
Associate Partner

Candida designs and delivers intercultural programmes identifying and developing the competences and skills crucial to her clients' success. She is a regular guest speaker and trainer at a number of international business schools, universities and large corporate event
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Yuriko Miyazaki
Hofstede Insights
Associate Partner

Yuriko has worked in the human resource and organizational development sector for over 30 years. She consults and trains a large variety of executives from young entrepreneurs to top executives in Fortune 500 companies.
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Okey Okere
Hofstede Insights Nigeria
Managing Director

Okey is a consultant and a seasoned expert in organisational culture and intercultural management.
He has served as COO and in senior managerial positions in numerous notable Nigerian firms.

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Marc Jacobs
Entrepreneur, author, consultant.
Hofstede Insights
Associate partner

Marc uses his wealth of hands-on expertise in managing across cultures at an executive level to invest in innovative positive impact companies, supports the Luxembourg start-up ecosystem and serves on several boards.
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Egbert Schram
Hofstede Insights
Group CEO

Dutchman living in Finland. Known for his ability to enable consultants and clients alike to deconstruct cultural theory into actionable cultural transformation programs, such as the C.E.O. program and the Cultural Ambassador program.
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Tatjana Von Bonkewitz
Consultant, trainer, coach.
Hofstede Insights Lux-Bel
Managing Director

Tatjana helps companies retain and attract talent by delivering tailor made development opportunities for leaders


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Jean Pierre Coene
Author, consultant, coach
Hofstede Insights
Associate Partner

Jean Pierre offers his clients pragmatic, workable tools and know-how in finding new ways of gaining market share and solve cultural problems in real business situations.
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Martin Karaffa
Brand Strategist, Consultant
Hofstede Insights
Associate Partner

Expert brand strategy consultant, specialising in the impact of culture on global brands and marketing campaigns, Martin has worked for BBDO, JWT, Ogilvy and Mather.
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David Morley
Consultant, executive coach, facilitator
Hofstede Insights Australasia
Managing Director

David is an internationally recognised developer of global minded leaders, teams and organisations, and has twenty years of experience in helping to define the best culture for organisations and teams to perform.
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Wassim Karkabi
Leadership & Business Growth Specialist
Hofstede Insights MENA
Managing Director

With hands-on experience in helping Multinational and Regional organisations identify and resolve their Board, Executive, Leadership & Business Growth challenges, Wassim has worked closely with a number of Fortune 500 companies
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Cindy Tereba
Director International Affairs at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.


Cindy worked in Berlin where she set up the first foreign office of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce abroad and founded the Business Club Luxembourg. She recently returned to Luxembourg to take up the post of Director International Affairs at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. LinkedIn

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Practical Information

 

The #CultureFactor conference will take place at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce located at: 7 r. Alcide de Gasperi - Kirchberg, 2981 Luxembourg. 

For more information on the conference, the programme, the speakers or the location please contact us at: info @ hofstede-insights.com. 

We look forward to meeting you in Luxembourg!

 

 

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