an active & energising group conference for Haniel

"With their skilled interactive conference design and facilitation techniques, EnglishBusiness made it possible for our Haniel top management to hold a highly interactive conference focused on managing change."
Dietmar Bochert, Senior Vice President, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH              



When Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH called together the top managers from all their companies (including TAKKT, ELG, CWS-boco) for their Annual Group Conference in 2012, they knew they wanted to have an energetic and interactive 2-day event where their top minds – from numerous countries – had the chance to participate, contribute and share.
Stage presentations and long speeches are the conference formats of yesterday, so Haniel asked EnglishBusiness to design a conference that allowed maximum exchange, interaction and personal contribution of each participant. With a combination of short, inspiring talks and time for events like workshops and “fishbowls” designed to promote conversations around the theme of “change”, the conference – facilitated by EnglishBusiness experts – was a day of memorable learning and energetic interaction that produced workable results for everyone attending.