people & events

November 2017 in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Post-graduate class NDS-HF about cross culture & diversity
October 2017 Zurich: with Werner Knechtli & Marlen Schweineberg (Savoy Baur-en-Ville) & Reto Wittwer (Blazon Hotels)
August 2017 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia (China) with Zhang Donghai, Yitai Grooup and Teo A. Khing (China Horse Club)
June 2017 attending Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan; with Swiss delegation and local tour operators
June 2017 in Shanghai; introduction meeting about international collaboration between Switzerland and China
May 2017 IMEX Frankfurt: at the annual MPI Alumni Dinner Reception
May 2017 World Tourism Forum Lucerne, with Martin Barth (Founder) and Jürg Schmid (Switzerland Tourism)
May 2017 at WTFL with Sonia Kabuguza (Ruanda), Eunji Tae (UNWTO) & V. Poonoosamy, VP Etihad Airways
April 2017 European print- and radio-media group visiting Kiev, Ukraine (prior Eurovision Song Contest)
March 2017 exchange at Mount Rigi with Stefan Otz (CEO) about Rigi's partnership with Emei Shan mountain in Sichuan Province, China
February 2017 Annual meeting with sim-CEO Michael Lehmann (Shanghai), at Montalbano wine estate in Mendrisio (Southern Switzerland)
February 2017 Industry talks in Tehran, Iran; with Federico Sommaruga (Switzerland Tourism) and Ali Nemati Zargaran (Iran Tourism Organisation)
January 2017 with German author & Arabia opinion leader Ulrich Tilgner (at Alpen-Symposium Interlaken)
October 2016 at GATE College Kathmandu, Nepal; as keynote speaker at Graduation Ceremony
September 2016 cross-culture teaser-presentation at Swiss Travel Management Forum in Zurich
August 2016 Cross-Culture workshop with consultant Miga to Swiss trade and investment specialists to Mongolia
June 2016 Hotel Industry birthday celebration for hotelier Rolf Brönnimann (Budersand, Sylt) at the Widder Zurich
May 2016 Slovenian Night for Switzerland's travel & tourism industry; held at Metropole in Zurich
April 2016 Reunion of GMCS Educational Advisory Board; during IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany
April 2016 at Frankfurt trade show IMEX: impulse-speech on cross-culture competence in the meetings industry
February 2016 MeetingsAfrica int'l media group visiting Soweto, South Africa
January 2016 in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia; meeting with Mayor Zoran Jankovic
January 2016 Cross-cultural exchange with Dr Auma Obama (Sauti Kuu Foundation, Kenya) in Interlaken
December 2015 Farewell event at Radisson Blu Zurich for Werner Knechtli; with former Rezidor CEO Kurt Ritter
November 2015 class of hotelleriesuisse-NDS-HF education at Sigriswil hotel, Lake Thoune
October 2015 at ZfU Business School in Rüschlikon: seminar on virtual & intercultural long-distance management
October 2015 in Lugano, Switzerland: Crossing the cultural divide speech to business circle ClubIN Ticino
September 2015 meeting with former Prime Minister Lokendra Chand of Nepal at his residence in Kathmandu
September 2015 TV-show 'today's Youth Asia' Think-Tank event with moderator Rupesh Shrestha at Kathmandu's Hyatt Regency
September 2015 cross-culture lecture to assembly of Global Academy of Tourism & Hospitality Education in Kathmandu, Nepal
August 2015 Class of a workshop about tourism marketing on future markets; in St. Gallen, Switzerland
June 2015 Zhongshan National Torch High-tech Industrial Development Zone presentation in Zurich (at Swissmem headoffice)
May 2015 Cross Culture Competence speech to 200 members of the tourism community in Interlaken
May 2015 Workshop 'Manage Diversity' of Swiss Hotel Association; with delegates at Hotel Sedartis Thalwil
May 2015 MPI past president Alumni reception at InterContinental Frankfurt
May 2015 Class at a workshop given to the National Museum in Vaduz (principality of Liechtenstein)
April 2015 in Lucerne: honour to meet Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan
April 2015 World Tourism Forum Lucerne; Chinese delegation preparing a WTFL-event 2016 in China
March 2015 Cross Culture workshop class at Academy of Hotel Excellence in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
February 2015 media delegates from Switzerland, India, and South Africa meet in multicultural Istanbul
February 2015 Co-hosting Opening Session at MCE Central Europe in Warsaw; with Jon Bradshaw (Meetology Group)
January 2015 FreeCrown dinner reception at historic Restaurant Kronenhalle in Zurich
December 2014 Mori building company & MICE Japan publication media tour to Tokyo, Japan
November 2014 speaking on cultural competence in tourism; public event of Lucerne Tourism
October 2014 Speaking to Estonian MICE-community at ECB seminar in Tallinn, Estonia
August 2014 speaking and moderating at 4th India Association Congress in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
August 2014 at Castle Laufen for Forum Future Markets with Frank Bumann, Director St. Gall Tourism
July 2014 with corporate class about cross-cultural competence in the global hospitality industry; in London
July 2014 Richard Lewis Communications working group; for strategy meeting in Warnford, UK
April 2014 in Shanghai: meeting with Shendi group (developer of new Disneyland for early 2016)
March 2014 full-house at General Assembly Keynote of European Hotel Manager Association in Monaco
March 2014 'cultural intelligence-lecture at class of University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne
February 2014 Cross-cultural reception in East London/S.A. (Kenya, Japan, Switzerland, South Africa & India)
January 2014 Exchanging about cross culture & China; with former German President Christian Wulff in Interlaken
December 2013; giving a cross culture lecture at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality in Orlando,Fl., USA
November 2013 exchanging with students and professors at East China Normal University ECNU in Shanghai
September 2013 in Shanghai; launching cross-cultural cooperation between Switzerland and China
May 2013 in Lucerne. Strategic partnership meeting of Yangtse Development Council with World Tourism Forum Lucerne
May 2013 at Frankfurt Marriott; MPI Past Presidents Alumni General Assembly and Dinner Reception
April 2013 at World Tourism Forum in Lucerne; with working group participants on topic 'Cross Culture in global business envoronment'
February 2013 in Cape Town; international media group visiting Table Mountain
January 2013 in Vientiane, Laos: reception by Dr Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism, Malaysia
October 2012 with Werner van Gent, Correspondent Swiss Television for Greece, Turkey & Middle East ... about cross culture
September 2012 Speaking about intercultural relations China-Switzerland; at FHS University St. Gall; with host Prof. Peter Müller
August 2012 in Warnforn, Hamshire, UK with Richard Lewis, globally acclaimed trainer, writer & speaker on Cross Culture
June 2012 International Tourism Conference in Jordan; media group visiting Petra
March 2012 in Goteborg; with co-speaker Peter Wik (topic: tourism development in China)
January 2012 at Alpen Symposium Interlaken; meeting former Chess World Champion and peace activist Garry Kasparov