an active & energising group conference for Haniel


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.

“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