local global GmbH

The Stuttgart based media company is focussing on the ongoing internationalisation. Our multilingual and globally connected team concentrates on the provision of opportunities for small and medium enterprises. Our customers are businesses, associations, trade and investment promotion agencies and the exhibition industry. local global runs own international trade initiatives and projects. In addition to the magazines and books, we deliver content for web solutions and we organize international conferences.


  • Partner country and Global Business Forum at Hannover Messe: concept, communication and organization (1998 – 2018)
  • GlobalConnect: Concept, organization of conferences, communication and marketing (2008 – 2018)
  • edubiz: media, conferences on education and training in internationally active enterprises (2010 – 2018)

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The Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS) is an international exchange program involving universities that offer joint-degree programs, especially joint-doctoral programs among member countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula. It is the product of an international agreement signed by the member states of CEEPUS. CEEPUS covers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework. The seven founding members of CEEPUS are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. Other members are Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.

Get to know the universities of the CEEPUS network involved with edubiz in 2016 and 2017 in our edubiz brochures and get in touch for future cooperations.

Timeline 2010 - 2018

An inspiring platform for dialogue 

At events of GlobalConnect and didacta we invited to a dialogue between policy makers, globally active companies, internationally oriented education providers – and the talents, looking for a global career.  Here a short timeline of edubiz:


June 12

Premiere at GlobalConnect in Stuttgart

  • Ernst Pfister, Minister of Economic Affairs Baden-Württemberg
  • Ulrich Dietz, Chairman GFT Technologies AG
  • Prof. Dr. Werner G. Faix, Director of the School of International Business and Entrepreneurship of Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin
  • Ursula Schwarzenbart, Director Global Diversity Management, Daimler AG
  • Dr. Christoph Mehl, HR developer, Dürr AG
  • Dr. Fritz Audebert, Chairman, AG
June 12

edubiz at LEARNTEC in Karlsruhe

  • Bilkay Öney, Secretary of State for Integration
  • Erwin Selg, CIO and CTO of GFT Technologies
  • Christina Merkel-Reif, HR Manager of Karlsruher Init AG
  • Dursun Topcu, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Istanbul (ITO)
June 12

– edubiz at didacta in Stuttgart

  • Peter Friedrich, Minister for Bundesrat, Europe and International Affairs in Baden-Württemberg
  • Dr. Željko Jovanović, Minister for Science, Education and Sports Croatia (tbc)
  • Stefan Chudoba, State Secretary, Ministry for Education, Science, Scientific Research and Sports of Slovakia
  • Joachim Möhrle, President of the Handwerkstag Baden-Württemberg
June 12

edubiz at didacta in Hanover

  • Ulrich Meinecke, Manager iMOVE, Vice Manager German Office for Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET)
  • Dr. Thomas Naujoks, Volkswagen Group Academy, Wolfsburg
  • Ralf Detzel, Managing Director, Dr.-Ing. Paul Christiani GmbH & Co.KG
June 12

edubiz at didacta in Cologne

  • Peter Gorzyza, Bosch Rexroth AG
  • Stefanie Höfel, AutoVision GmbH
June 12

edubiz-Conference and Forum at GlobalConnect in Stuttgart

  • Prof. Mircea Dumitru, Minister of National Education and Scientific Research, Romania, Current CEEPUS Chair
  • Giovanni Bocchieri, Ministry of Education of the Lombardy Region, Italy
  • Elisabeth Sorantin, Secretary General CEEPUS
  • Eric Reuting, HR CEO Volkswagen Slovakia
  • Prof. Juraj Sinay, President of the Automobile Association Slovakia, Director of the Technical University Košice
  • Reinhard Koslitz, Managing Director Didacta Verband e.V., Verband der Bildungswirtschaft
October 19

edubiz @ Automotive Hungary 2017

  • Prof. László Palkovics – Minister of State for Higher Education, Hungary
  • Róbert Ésik – President of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency HIPA
  • Gábor Jóo – Education & Master Trainer, Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Hungary
  • András Somogyi – HR Director, Bosch Hungary
  • Olivia Schuber – Head of Educational & Academic Cooperations, Audi Hungaria
  • Daniel Hörcher – Faculty of Transportation and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Dr. Miran Rodič – Institute of Robotics, University of Maribor
January 3

edubiz at GlobalConnect 20-21 June 2018