Thunderbird hosts Global Business Dialogue in Berlin

Event to be held May 25, 2012 • 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM at the Axica Convention Center

(GLENDALE, Ariz.) May 21, 2012 —Thunderbird School of Global Management is to host its first Global Business Dialogue in Europe at the Axica Convention Center in Berlin on May 25. The theme, “Beyond Uncertain Times: A Growth Agenda,” centers on the German growth model, trans-Atlantic trade and innovative entrepreneurship. Featuring John Bryson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce the event is being organized in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

Speakers at the Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue in Berlin include:

  • John Bryson, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Barbara Barrett, Interim President of Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Jürgen Fitschen, Co-CEO and Member of the Management Board for Deutsche Bank
  • Heinrich Hiesinger, Chairman of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp
  • Marne Levine, Vice President of Global Public Policy for Facebook
  • Bindi Karia, Head of Venture Capital and Emerging Business for Microsoft
  • Gabor Steingart, Editor-in-chief, Handelsblatt
  • Hubert Weber, President, Coffee for Kraft Foods

While the U.S. and much of the Eurozone are just beginning to recover from the deepest recession in decades, Germany’s economy has remained strong. The Global Business Dialogue in Berlin will bring together the key business leaders influencing this market, and will focus on growth strategies across several sectors, including energy, the digital market, manufacturing and trade.

Driven by a unique mission to “educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide,” Thunderbird is committed to expanding ideas that address the world’s primary economic, business and social challenges. The Global Business Dialogue event platform was launched in 2011 to facilitate global discussion on vital issues affecting international business and global leadership. Thunderbird is the world’s top-ranked school of international business with more than 65 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world.

Thunderbird has deep ties not only within Germany, but throughout Europe. The region is home to 32 separate alumni chapters, as well as Thunderbird’s European offices in Geneva, Moscow and Almaty. Most of the school’s executive education operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa are run from Geneva, including the Thunderbird Executive MBA- Europe. For more information about Thunderbird’s operations in Europe, please visit: Thunderbird Executive Education.

This event is open to the media and interviews with speakers may be arranged. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact:

Lora Baker
Tel:  49-211-737-767-10
Email: lora.baker@trade.gov

About Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business, with more than 65 years of experience in equipping global leaders with the business skills and global mindset necessary to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.  For more about Thunderbird, visit http://www.thunderbird.edu.

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Thunderbird School of Global Management is a No.1-ranked school of international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Dedicated to preparing students to be global leaders and committed global citizens, Thunderbird was the first graduate business school to adopt a Professional Oath of Honor. Thunderbird’s global network of alumni numbers 40,000 graduates in 147 nations worldwide. The school is sought out by graduate students, working professionals and companies seeking to gain the skills necessary for success in today’s global economy.

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Thunderbird has deep ties not only within Germany, but throughout Europe. The region is home to 32 separate alumni chapters, as well as Thunderbird’s European offices in Geneva, Moscow and Almaty.
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