What a great and successful weekend in Munich. Many new insights from around the world, a lot of fresh ideas and global opportunities and very many fruitful discussions, exchanges and personal meetings.
17 of our members, strategic partners and some clients met up over the weekend. Starting with a reception at a restaurant close by the Isar river almost all attendees already made it to the first event of that weekend.
Our guests from Pakistan, India, Colombia, Sweden, UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Germany used that first get-together to meet personally, to exchange, to catch up on prior meetings and to prepare for the next day's seminar. Saturday was a packed day starting at Expandeers (Munich) close to Prinzregentenplatz in Bogenhausen. After initial words from the the founders team, every attendant had the opportunity to give a short overview on their respective personal background, expertise and possible opportunities in their countries. There had been many advancements made in the prior couple of months. Michael and Gerrit took the chance to update all members on amendments made to product range and products, new members who joined Expandeers, new countries added to the portfolio as well as on recent events and activities, e.g. in Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia, Lahore / Faisalabad (Pakistan) and Munich. They also emphasized on what is bringing all Expandeers members together i.e. ethical values and beliefs, the network and clients can rely on: be honest! be fair! show goodwill! generate benefit for all parties! A following overview of benefits for our members and partners, existing and planned marketing activities rounded up the morning session.
After lunch two of Expandeers clients presented their case, shared their experiences of working together with Expandeers and discussed in an open workshop future global possibilities with the present members and partners. Pune (India) based Vishal Jadhav of Crescendo Worldwide gave an overview on how he and his network could support any endeavor of the network when expanding from and to India. A speech from Ahmed Hassan (Expandeers Pakistan) on the situation and future outlook of Pakistan was followed by a wrap-up in the early afternoon to start into the more casual rest of the day: A private tour of BMW Museum and a typical Bavarian dinner at the Hofbräukeller. The lively discussions and visionary approaches that result from bringing together several nationalities and industries in combination with Bavarian beer ended early in the morning, only few hours before the first guests had to leave again for the airport.
The next global partner meeting is scheduled to take place -although not yet confirmed- on 27th to 29th of April 2018 supposedly in Hamburg or Hanover as Hannover-Messe takes place the week before.