15.11.22 Global Connect Messe Stuttgart

GlobalConnect: The meeting point of the export industry

  • Two-year event, since the first event in 2008 Germany’s largest congress on export topics
  • Initiated and supported by the state government of Baden-Württemberg
  • approx. 50 exhibitors: consulting, trade & investment, financial services, logistics, sourcing, training and education providers
  • Participation of all relevant trade associations

GlobalConnect 2022: Orientation in Changing Times

  • Entrepreneurial dialogue and personal exchange on current key topics
  • Covid coping
  • Geopolitics, sanctions, war
  • Supply chains
  • Transformation, energy supply
  • Skills shortage

Goal: Determining and securing entrepreneurial room for maneuver through internationalization

The dialog formats of GlobalConnect2022

Exchange of experience and expertise:

  • High-ranking opening
  • Congress of GlobalConnect partners with panels and best practices focusing on: Sanctions, supply chains, transformation
  • Parallel Africa Congress of the Ministry of Economy
  • edubiz conference: Talents & Capacities worldwide
  • Individual consulting appointments of the chambers of commerce abroad
  •  1:1 – consulting meetings of the exhibitors
  •  free workshops of the exhibitors

On the stage in the foyer of the ICS, panels, talk shows and pitches will discuss very specifically five strategies on how internationalization can help attract new resources. Experts and entrepreneurs talk about:

1. recruitment: recruiting skilled workers abroad and integrating them into the company
2. qualification: training skilled workers abroad and for tasks abroad
3. universities: Attracting and retaining international talent in Germany
4. capacities abroad: employing skilled workers locally in your own companies
5. cooperations: Start-ups, SMEs, universities abroad

Service providers, universities and start-ups will present themselves in the workshop pitches in the foyer.

Schedule edubiz talk on 15.11.2022

Experts in dialogue: Impulses, analyses, reports
The 5 fields of action of internationalisation: recruitment, university cooperation, qualification, capacity building, cooperation with
SMEs/start-ups/universities abroad

09:30 – 10:00

Warm-up: International Talents – welcome!

What do GlobalConnect and Baden-Württemberg’s medium-sized global players have to offer foreign students? Preview of the topics of the day

14:00 – 14:30

Recruiting and/or capacity building abroad

Zsófia Grabovszky, AHK Hungary (requested)
Markus Kemper, AHK Spain
Jan Nöther, AHK Egypt

14:30 – 15:00

Recruitment abroad – potential and promotion

Tobias Pieper, Managing Director Operative of the Stuttgart Employment Agency

15:00 – 15:30

Universities: Talents and skills for internationalisation

Liane Windisch, Director Innovation and International Projects – School of International Business and Entrepreneurship at Steinbeis University
Prof. Dr. Michael Flad, Academic Director MBA, Deputy Director International Centre and Graduate School & Head of GründES! – Centre for Entrepreneurship, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

15:30 – 16:00

Best Practice: Competence transfer and talent pool abroad

Competence Center of Automation, Morocco
Dr. Sarah Kunkel, Steinbeis University of Applied Sciences

16:00 – 17:00

Global Minds and Talents: Entrepreneurs and Talents in Conversation


– Decision-makers, country managers in medium-sized companies international business development
– personnel departments, personnel development
– networks, chambers, associations
– Talents with interest in international tasks


– consulting companies
– Company networks
– Personnel service providers
– training providers
– universities
– business development,
– Development cooperation organizations

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About edubiz

Starting point of the edubiz initiative and conferences of local global GmbH from 2010:

  • medium-sized companies: Global qualification and personnel management strategies are necessary for the establishment and expansion of global value chains.
  • Focus of previous edubiz events: cooperation between medium-sized companies and education and training providers, local challenges to (CEE, Italy)
  • Recognition by partners in the trade fair industry and business development: 2010 to 2019 several high-level conferences, also abroad