May 4, 2017


*all talks will be in English

Starting at 7:30 a.m.


8:00 to 8:15 a.m.

Opening address

8:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Global trends: attractive business opportunities


Matthew Tripodi
Global Account Director at Euromonitor International

For companies looking to break into global markets, gathering and processing data about those new markets is the single-most important factor they need to consider. Which countries hold the most promise for my business? And how much do I know about these markets? Matthew Tripodi will address these and other questions. He will also share his vision of the steps companies need to take to seize new business opportunities on the basis of facts and concrete analyses as well as on the financial and human resources they possess to carry out their global strategy.

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.



10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Taking leadership to a whole new level


Steve Farber
President and Speaker, Extreme Leadership

Regardless of their industry or business size, managers all face similar challenges. Whether it’s improving customer service, recruiting and retaining talent, building team spirit, promoting innovation, or inspiring their teams to incorporate new practices while consolidating their corporate culture, these steps all require good leadership to ensure buy-in across the board.

However, not every CEO or corporate executive is a natural-born leader. As Steve Farber explains, leadership is not about your position in the company or the title on your business card; it’s about your personality and your ability to influence others to implement significant, inclusive change within your organization. Something well worth keeping in mind when you’re looking to put your company on the international map.


11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Networking luncheon


Starting at 12:15

Launch of LE CAMP’s Elite Sherpa program
16 of the area’s most successful entrepreneurs said “Yes!” to LE CAMP’s invitation to collaborate and share their knowledge, helping to create and sustain collective entrepreneurial wealth.


1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m

Incubators: a valuable ally in numerous sectors


Alexander Bandar
Founder & CEO, Columbus Idea Foundry

People tend to think that incubators and business accelerators are just for the information and communications technology sector. But that’s only part of the picture. It would be wrong to assume that these valuable resources are only for company start-ups in the ICT business. More and more, we are seeing new incubators and accelerators pop up, notably in manufacturing and industry. Whatever your business niche, it is extremely useful to have experts help you see your projects through to fruition and bring your product to market, while surrounding yourself with the right partners. Alex Bandar will discuss the significant contribution business incubators and accelerators can make, especially when it comes to penetrating new—and unknown—markets.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.


3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Making the shift from strategy to action… to results!


George Simmons
Senior Partner, Derby Management

No-one can deny the importance of having a good sales and marketing strategy for their product, service, and company growth. But once you’ve thought everything out and drawn up your action plan, translating your ideas into actual sales can sometimes be tricky. Are your objectives realistic? Are they fully understood by your entire team—executives and employees alike? Does your action plan fit with the reality of your company? Does your company have the means to achieve the goals you’ve set out? Strategic and business planning expert George Simmons will discuss various proven techniques to help businesses think big and be able to deliver the goods.