Confab in New York


 Etienne Delorme (archives)

Networking: AMCHAM is organising a Luxembourg contingent to one of the world’s largest management conferences this autumn.

The World Business Forum, to be held October 5-6, tackles the latest international management and leadership thinking and trends. Speakers include former US president Bill Clinton, Harvard Business School professor Bill George, former GE CEO Jack Welch, and author Malcolm Gladwell. More than 5,000 executives, from 1,500 companies in more than 65 countries, are expected to attend.

The WBF is a place for serious global networking and the exchange of new ideas,” says Paul Schonenberg, chair and CEO of AMCHAM Luxembourg (photo). “The Luxembourg business community benefits from exposure to both, so AMCHAM is pleased to support and promote this activity.

Even if your company isn’t a worldwide-sized business, you can still learn something from the speakers,” observes Daniel Toth, co-founder of Boto International, the parent company of Americana.lu. “These are people with a vision.

Learning, but also making contacts” are equally important, he adds. Toth, who will attend the event for the first time this year, hopes to meet potential partners during the conference, as well as taking advantage of being in New York to meet current suppliers in the area.

AMCHAM Luxembourg notes that non-members are welcome to participate in the delegation. The registration deadline is August 12. More information can be found on the AMCHAM website.