EPTDA, Monaco 2007
EPTDA celebrated its 10th Annual Convention in 2007 with record-breaking figures!
Over 370 participants enjoyed the spectacular setting, sun and stimulating programme packed with thought-provoking speeches and seminars bringing palpable benefits. Not to mention the stunning social events and other formal and informal networking opportunities.
Themed "People make the difference", the EPTDA's networking event of the year for power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry professionals and decision makers featured high-profile speakers like: Kjell Nordström, a guru of the new world of business and author of ‚Funky Business', Robert Benninga, a leading authority and highly rated speaker on Inspiration and Human Capital Development amongst others, Matthias Schranner, a trainer for negotiations on the edge and Bruce van Barthold, an expert in value and strategy.
EPTDA welcomed the representatives of its 202 member companies and all PT/MC industry professionals to board with them to Monaco and celebrate the 10th annual convention of the association. The event offered valuable networking opportunities, outstanding educational sessions and unforgettable entertainment in a majestic area.
High array of speakers at Annual Convention in Monaco
Kjell Nordström (keynote session speaker)
Dr. Kjell Nordström has 20 years of experience of working with multinational companies and has served as an advisor/consultant to several large multinationals and to Tony Blair's current government. Amid the madness and hyperbole surrounding the new economy, Dr. Kjell A. Nordstrom is a guru of the new world of business. The 2005 Thinkers 50, the world's first ranking of management thinkers, ranked Nordstrom and his partner Dr. Jonas Ridderstrale at number 9 in the world and number one in Europe. His dynamic style makes him a highly appreciated speaker through out the world. Kjell holds an Economic Licentiate degree and a doctoral degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. He is presently an Associate Professor at the Institute of International Business (IIB) at the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus is in the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization. Kjell has published a book and numerous articles on the internationalization process of firms. Five years ago he was recognized as Sweden's outstanding young academic of the year. Kjell has been responsible for the International Business course at the Stockholm School of Economics and is one of the founders of the schools most prestigious management programs, "The Advanced Management Program - AMP". AMP is a five-week top-management program that attracts the elite of Scandinavian executives. He is also on the board of directors of several companies.
The book, Funky Business - Talent Makes Capital Dance (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstrale) is a manifesto of what our time requires from business firms and their leaders. The book has been featured on CNN and CNBC, and appeared in Fortune, Fast Company, Time Magazine, Financial Times, Paris Match, etc. and is an international best-seller. So far, it has been translated into more than 31 languages. In 2000, both Amazon.co.uk and Management General rated Funky Business as one of the five best business books of the year. The new book, Karaoke Capitalism: Management for Mankind (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstrale) is a new manifesto for how to make it in the world of Karaoke Capitalism. Individuals with endless choices dominate the karaoke economy. The trouble for business is that the karaoke club is also home to institutionalized imitation. To date Karaoke Capitalism has been contracted for publication in 23 languages.
Mr. Robert Benninga
Robert Benninga is a leading authority and highly rated facilitator, consultant, executive coach, trainer and keynote speaker on Inspiration, High Performance Leadership, Change Realization, Inspiration and Human Capital Development with major companies, organizations & networks at international conventions and in-company projects. He uses his unique combination of
- 17 year direct corporate top management experience with 5 international companies (Hyatt USA, AHOLD, KBB, WE Int.& Asko-Metro);
- 15 years & several hundreds of global Mindpower projects; and
- his inspiring personality, break-through capacities and ‘X-ray eyes and ears'.
Benninga is a preferred partner on issues of High Performance Leadership (Scorecard), Change and M & A's for companies and organizations such as ABN-AMRO, Akzo-Nobel, Allianz, AXA, BMW, Brunel, Clientlogic, Coca Cola, Compaq, Deloitte, DHL, Dow Chemical, DSM, Dun & Bradstreet, the Dutch Airforce, Fortis, General Electric, Heineken, Hertz, ING Bank, Hewlett-Packard, Kipling, KLM, KPMG, KPN Telecom, L'Oréal, Microsoft, Nestlé, Philips, Progress Software, SaraLee/DE, Shell , TNT, Unilever, Volvo and Worldwide Broker Network. Besides having written 6 books and having made several CD- and DVD Video programs, Benninga appears regularly in TV programs in his home country, the Netherlands and writes columns in leading business magazines and leadership publications. After his successful corporate career with several leading European and American international companies Benninga founded Mindpower International in 1991, now one the leading companies in Europe in the field of Change Management and Personal and Professional Leadership. He also teaches at Nyenrode University, the leading Dutch Business School.
He was chosen to be one of the 8 selected worldwide speakers in the CEO ‘Profiles in Leadership' Program.
Benninga tackles issues of change, leadership, M & A's and peak personal performance in an entertaining and at the same time serious way, thereby allowing you to get great ‘Take Home Value' out of this Keynote speeches and facilitated processes. He combines his mature and seasoned business experience with concrete and crucial tools and insights.
More info: http://www.robertbenninga.com/
Mr. Matthias Schranner
Mr. Schranner was a member of the crisis-negotiating task force for the Bavarian police department where he negotiated in hostage situations, kidnappings, bank robberies, and suicide attempts. As a consultant for difficult negotiations he trains executive personnel for Companies such as BMW, Nokia, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Munich Airport, Siemens and SAP. Matthias Schranner is CEO of the Negotiation Institute St. Gallen/Switzerland.
Convention facilitator: Mr. Bruce van Barthold
Bruce van Barthold was educated at Sheffield University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sheffield and a DEA (Master of Arts) from Paris VII University. Bruce has worked with the French Government, for over 10 years, at the ENA and the Quai d'Orsay. He then moved to STRATX, a blue chip consulting company, where his clients list features Novartis, Nestlé, Pfizer, Kodak, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, BIC, and L'Oréal. He also co-presents the Strategic Marketing of Services course at Insead. Bruce has given regular seminars on value and strategy around the world.
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