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She Means Business Programme

20 May 2019, IMEX EduMonday, Kap Europa, room Meridian #SHEMEANSBUSINESS


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12:00 Registration

12:30 Welcome by:
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Carina Bauer
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Kerstin Wünsch
Editor-in-chief, tw tagungswirtschaft

Keynote: Grit & grace

Anne Kjaer Riechert, Co-founder & Managing Director,
ReDI School of Digital Integration     

13:30 Women in Business


13:35    Gender balance is now the objective
Catherine Trautmann, Vice-Présidente, Eurometropole De Strasbourg
13:45    Reaching equality is not a women-only subject
Dr. Martina Niemann, Vice President Lufthansa HR Management, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
13:55    Women matter. A male’s perspective
Gernot Sendowski, Deputy Chairman of “Charta der Vielfalt” (Diversity Charter) and
Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Deutsche Bank
14:05    Gender equality – an economic and social imperative
Louis Tongbong-Thomson, Senior Associate Diversity & Inclusion at PwC Human Capital
14:15    Panel discussion

14:30    Coffee break – meet the speakers
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15:00 Women in Events

My story #rolemodels

15:05    Women of Rwanda: the journey of resilience
Nelly Mukazayire, CEO, Rwanda Convention Bureau
15:15    My story: "I wanna be a millionaire"
Fay Sharpe, Vice President, BCD M&E
15:25    My Chinese dream – from Red Guard to CEO
Ping Liu, Founder, China Star
15:35    Be strong! Believe in yourself and your abilities
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Britta Wirtz, CEO of Messe Karlsruhe
15:45    Questions

16:00    Comfort break

16:15 Roundtable discussions

1. “Compatibility of family and career in the events industry”
by Doreen Biskup, Vice Chairwoman of Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren (VDVO)

2. “Young female in the events industry – As respectable as a male counterpart!”
by Meike Twiehaus and Verena Unden, Project Managers at EVVC - European Association of Event Centres

3. “New Initiative ‘She Means Mentoring‘”
by Karin Ruppert, Head of Communication at Famab Kommunikationsverband, and Lisa Jeller, Marketing & Event Manager at EventMobi

4. "I don't want to complain. I want to feel safe"
by Paulina Kwas, Co-founder at TurnedSee

5. “Sexual harassment in the meetings industry? Let’s talk!”
by Sarah Sigloch, Vice President Human Resources

6. “Be visible and build your personal brand: self-marketing on social media”
by Irina Graf, Founder The MICE Blog

7. “Women empowerment - What are we missing to empower women?”
by Angeles Moreno, CEO of “the Creative dots” and Strategic Development Senior Advisor at MPI Europe

8. “Working mums - the gift of confidence”
by Fay Sharpe, VP EMEA Communications, CSR & Engagement BCD Meetings & Events

9. “Glass ceiling: Getting a seat at the table” by Pat Durocher, CEO & Founder Global Cynergies LLC
10. “Onstage: Positioning, Stance and Values - As whom do you want to be recognized?”
by Regina Mehler, Founder and CEO of the Women Speaker Foundation

11. Vocal coaching “Find your voice” by Singer and Vocal coach Alexandra Pengler

12. “Working time is life time: How to attract young talents with creative time schedules?”
by Anke Maas, Human Resources Director of Leonardo Hotels Europe

13. “Gender Pay Gap – do women need to negotiate better?”
by Bettina Reventlow-Mourier, Member of the Board of European Cities Marketing (ECM)

17:30 Networking and drinks Adina Apartment Hotel Frankfurt Westend