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Transcultural Leadership Summit
Global value creation, cross-border innovation, and global HR are pulsating topics that define the increasingly complex challenges of leading a business nowadays. To meet these, we annually conduct the Transcultural Leadership Summit!

The Transcultural Leadership Summit is designed for both the conceptualization of new challenges of leadership, and the interdisciplinary exchange of leading executives as well as young brilliant minds from diverse backgrounds. The summit is an information platform to deepen the participants’ cultural sensitivity and to foster mutual understanding through transcultural learning.

Keynotes by internationally renowned guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and panels that highlight the summits highest commitment bridging research and practice are at the core of the summit. Each year, there is a different regional or country specific focus.

This years summit will take place on the 16th and 17th of November with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information please visit the EVENT WEBSITE.

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2016’s Transcultural Leadership Summit was a tremendous success! More than 140 participants – among them well-renowned decision-makers, experts from academia and business, and bright students from all over the world – exchanged their experiences and expectations with regards to leadership in global businesses. The country of focus was China. Impressions and press release in German.

The summits take place in fall at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany and lasts for two days.
This years speakers include amongst others: PROF. DR. JOSEF WIELAND (Director, Leadership Excellence Insitute Zeppelin), CHRISTOPH KANNENGIEßER (Chief Executive, German-African Business Association), BUNMI BANJO (Head of Brand & Digital Skills, Google Africa), ANDREA NONO (Managing Director, MTU South Africa Ltd.), MARCUS A. WASSENBERG (CFO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG)
Excellent young minds from all over the world that have close academic ties with the Transcultural Caravan constitute the summits' Transcultural Caravan Knowledge Pools.
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  • PAST: Transcultural Leadership Summit

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»There can be no culture except where there is some consensus. Consensus is a matter of understanding. It is transmitted through communication, through example and through participation in a common life.«

Robert Ezra Park, est. early 1920s