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Excellencies & Executives Dinner Madrid
Tuesday 31 March, the Westin Palace Hotel Madrid
The Netherlands hosted the Global Entrepreneurship Summit from 3-5 June 2019 in The Hague. To enhance the output of the GES summit, Professor Dr. Dewanand Mahadew created a conceptual model to boost the cooperation among nations and societies around the world through entrepreneurship and innovation, by means of an Excellencies & Executives dinner.
The event in The Netherlands was a splendid success, attended by H.E. Mrs. Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister of International Trade and Development Cooperation, together with 45 Ambassadors and 280 executives and entrepreneurs from 88 countries.
Spanish companies are currently surpassing their EU peers in finding ways to international markets. Besides the advantageous position in Latin America, there are many opportunities in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Therefore, we have selected Madrid to organise the first Excellencies & Executives Dinner outside the Netherlands on Tuesday 31 March 2020 in the Westin Palace Hotel.

So far the following countries confirmed the presence of their Ambassador:
Cuba, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Philippines, South Korea, Egypt, India, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Belgium South Africa.


18:00 – 19:45
Executives will brainstorm in a Masterclass of their choice:

Entrepreneurial Economy Societies – Prof.Dr. Dewanand Mahadew
The transformation of the industrial economy to an entrepreneurial economy is affecting nations and societies around the world in many ways. More than ever before, there are opportunities for local communities to become integrated in (global) value chains, thanks to technological advancements. Technology is driving globalisation of the world towards a new era, characterised by mass-customisation, co-creation and co-innovation. Topics include entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial economy, economical dynamics and 21st century skills

Value Proposition (re)Design – Rob van Nes MBA CIBDE
During this Masterclass, Rob van Nes uses The Wheel of Value, which he developed and published in his book of the same name, to discuss why value propositions are extremely vulnerable to disruption and why they are not obviously relevant in new (foreign) markets, as well as models how to effectively redevelop the value proposition.

19:45 –20:30
Reception of the Ambassadors and guests not attending the Masterclasses

4-courses dinner with interactive sessions between Ambassadors and Executives.
Each table will be headed by one of the Excellencies. After an introduction about the business opportunities in their country the ambassador will moderate the discussion between executives about their experiences and questions.

The executives will shift to another table of their choice. The previous cycle of information exchange will be repeated.

After 22:30
Free seating & informal networking

Conclusions & Closure

Due to the limited capacity (maximum 175 places available) The Excellencies & Executives Dinner is restricted to senior executives of internationally operating companies only.

The investment to join this event is € 395 (plus 21% IVA) including the Masterclass of choice, the cocktail and the 4-courses dinner (premium wines and soft drinks included).

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  • Profile
    Senior Executives and entrepreneurs doing business abroad or preparing internationalization
  • Location
    The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid
  • Dates
    Tuesday 31 March 2020
  • Investment
    The investment to join this event is € 395 (plus 21% IVA) including the Masterclass of choice, the cocktail and the 4-courses dinner (premium wines and soft drinks included).
  • Prospectus
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Applications can be cancelled by email up to 21 days before the start of the program at a cost of 25% of the participation fee. Until 14 days prior to the event the costs will be 50%. Cancellations in the final week will be charged for 100%. The cancellation is valid if it is confirmed by the organization. Participants unable to attend can be replaced. In case of 'no show' the payment terms remain unchanged. The participation fee must be paid before the start of the program. The organization has the right to deny access to participants for whom no payment is received.
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