Ralph Schonenbach, CEO Trestle Group, joins the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum

Tamkeen, Bahrain – January 9-11, 2011 – Ralph Schonenbach, CEO of Trestle Group, speaks at the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum.

2010 is the tenth anniversary of the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF). The 10th conference on the theme of Entrepreneurship and Society: “Creating Social, Economic, Cultural and Personal Value. The conference theme covers a range of issues critical to societies and economies in changing times and to the development of entrepreneurship as a major catalyst for social and economic change. The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in recognition of the increasing flow of ideas, resources and knowledge between businesses, institutions and policy makers. The particular role of entrepreneurship in transforming society through greater and meaningful economic opportunity is to be found in the flow and mix of these assets. We hope to let this conference be a ‘flow’ of your ideas and insights, your debates and deliberations, in the creative crucible of fast changing, innovation-oriented Bahrain.

Ralph Schonenbach participated on the following panels:

  • Parallel Panel Discussion: Growing Entrepreneurial Venture, Social Embedding and Entrepreneurship
    Ralph Schonenbach – CEO, Trestle Group (Germany)
  • Theme 5: Entrepreneurship Growth and Social Outcomes
    Chaired by Ralph Schonenbach – Trestle Group (Germany)

Other speakers include:

  • H.E. Dr. Nazar bin Sadiq Al Baharna, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Professor Jay Mitra, Professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation, University of Essex (UK)
  • The Patron HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa; Deputy Prime Minister
  • Mr. Aart De Geus, OECD Deputy Secretary General (France)
  • Professor David Storey, Professor at the Department of Business Management and Economics -University of Sussex (UK)
  • Sir Paul Judge, Chairman of the British-North American Committee and of the North American Advisory Council at the Royal Institute of Strategic Studies at Chatham House, Deputy Chairman of the American Management Association in New York and Chairman of Schroder Income Growth Fund plc, of the Enterprise Education Trust and of St Dunstan’s College (UK)
  • Mr. Sergio Arzeni, Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Local Development at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris (France)
  • Ms. Candace Johnson, Serial Entrepreneur & President of early stage Technology Investment Funds, Succes Europe, Croissance Europe & Innovation Europe (USA)
  • Professor Mathew Manimala, Professor of Organization Behavior at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) (India)
  • Professor Christian Friedrich, Professor at the Department of Management, University of the Western Cape, (South Africa) and Professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Giessen (Germany)
  • Dr. Yazid Abubakar, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the University of Essex (UK)
  • Margie Worthington-Smith, Founder – Triple Trust Organization & South African Institute for Entrepreneurship (South Africa)
  • Dr. Murtala Sagagi, Head of Department of Business Administration, Bayero University (Nigeria)
  • Professor Zoltan Acs, Professor at the School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship – George Mason University, Washington (USA)
  • Professor YK Bhushan, Chairman of Federation of Universities of ICFAI Universities (India)
  • Professor Daniel Isenberg, Professor of Management Practice – Babson College (USA)
  • Dr. Mohammed Kameshki, Managing Director – Minimax Consulting (Bahrain)
  • Mr. Nedhal Al Aujan, Chief Executive Officer – Bahrain Development Bank (Bahrain)
  • Professor Irina Sennikova, Dean, Riga International School of Economics and Business (Latvia)
  • Professor Manuela Tvaronaviciene, Professor of Business Management Faculty, Department of Enterprise Economics and Business Management of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
  • Mr. Louis Lapidaire, Founder – United Academics (Netherlands)
  • Professor Gunnar Prause, Wismar Business School (Germany) and Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration (Estonia)
  • Mr. Oliver Rothschild, Chairman – Rothschild Corporate Advisors (UK)

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