Feedback, World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe Vienna, 2010
The very first World diversity Leadership Summit Europe under the patronage of the Austrian Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister Finance, Josef Pröll took place in Vienna from March 11th-12th 2010. Conference Venues were the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
WDLS-EU Organiser and Conference Manager Beatrice Achaleke opened the Conference by situating WDLS-EU in global and European context with its enormous challenges and potential. Achaleke concluded by saying WDLS-EU is not only very timely but has the potential to offer new answers to old questions in a very challenging time.
WDLS founder Douglas C. Freeman compared a good diversity concept to a gold mine. “Diversity is not only a financial plus for companies but also represents an enormous increase in human capital for society” he pointed out.
WDLS-EU patron Mr Josef Pröll in his welcome address pointed out amongst others that the future of our ever-aging society lies in diversity.
Feedback from attendees, speakers, other partners and the media has been very positive and my team and are most glad to share this positive energy with you.
I am glad to inform you that our website has been updated with some information and pictures that maybe of interest to you.
Please feel free to visit www.wdls.eu and click on the following links:
Here is our very quick summary which may equally interest you.
Facts, figures and visibility in overview
- 232 Registered participants
- 76 High-ranking Diversity thought leaders as speakers
- 96 Participating companies
- 20 participating national and international organisations
- 1.390 persons visited the summit website since March 7th
- 1.921 persons followed the summit online on March 11th 2010
- High quality print media coverage in, Die Furche, Falter, Die Presse, Society etc
- TV coverage in ORF, Wien heute
- Over 500 web postings
- Excellent combination of Business, policy-making bodies and other stakeholders
- High level representation of Academia, Media, Research etc
- Involvement of high ranking diplomats
- Local, regional and global perspectives (Europe, America and Africa)
- Broad selection and combination of keynotes, panels, split-up sessions, and remarks
WDLS-EU 2011 coming up soon
WDLS-EU is an ongoing Summit as such we are glad to inform you that preparations for WDLS-EU, Vienna 2011 have already started.
Visit our website regularly and watch out for our next call for speakers and registration.
Our almost goal is to make WDLS-EU that conference you would like to come back to with your friends and colleagues. We do appreciate all suggestions and contributions, which can help us, reach this ambitious goal. Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions and thank you for recommending WDLS-EU.
I am proudly and anxiously looking forward to welcoming you again to WDLS-EU, Vienna 24th-25th March 2011.