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Upcoming Events 2019

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Upcoming Events 2019

Upcoming Events

Think Global Forum and Think Global Awards events below.

Future Events


Think Global Awards

The Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. These awards are a way of recognizing the achievements in the area of global communication and to help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

March 6, 2019
DUBLIN, IRELAND & California, USA

Think Global Forum
Travel Europe

European Managing Director, Aoife Murphy and the European team will host the next Think Global Travel Forum in London, England. Joined by leading industry experts and professionals in the travel and tourism sector.

MAY 15, 2019
London, englanD


Calendar for the next Think Global Events

You will find more information about the Think Global Forum and Think Global Awards events below.

Future Events

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Think Global Awards

The Think Global Forum Awards recognize the achievements of people, projects, brands and companies around the world. These awards are a way of recognizing the achievements in the area of global communication and to help and promote the awareness of thinking globally.

March 6, 2019
DUBLIN, IRELAND & California, USA

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Travel Forum Europe

European Managing Director, Aoife Murphy and the European team will host the next Think Global Travel Forum in London, England. Joined by leading industry experts and professionals in the travel and tourism sector.

MAY 15, 2019
London, englanD


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Think Global Forum
USA - Seattle

  • Travel

TBC

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Think Global Forum
USA - California

  • Manufacturing

  • Technology

TBC

2019

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Think Global Forum
USA - San Diego

  • Life Sciences

TBC

2019

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Previous Events


Think Global Forum Events

Previous Events


Think Global Forum Events

TECHNOLOGY FORUM EUROPE 2018

Think Global Forum Europe Technology Event

The Think Global Forum Technology Event returns to Ireland with numerous guests from leading organizations joining the European Technology Forum hosted at the Marker Hotel, in Dublin.

November 21, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

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welcome to TgF

Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe was welcoming attendees to the event and Thomas Murray, CEO, Vistatec, was delivering an opening address for what is expected to be an in-depth opportunity to share and discuss upcoming industry opportunities and challenges.

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Boardroom

The Think Global Forum is a body of industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of products and services around the world. With a strong interest in all things localization the forum is made up of industry thought leaders who can offer keen insights into the here and now and, most importantly, the future.

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organisers

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RETAIL AND ECOMMERCE FORUM EUROPE 2018

Think Global Forum Europe Retail & eCommerce Event

The Think Global Forum Retail and eCommerce was taking place for the second time on October 3rd, 2018 at the Corinthia Hotel, London. After a successful launch last December in London, the second edition of the forum will see forum executives from leading global retail and eCommerce companies discuss the future and challenges that the industry faces.

October 3, 2018 | London, England

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welcome to TgF

Think Global Forum Europe, was excited to announce this year’s speakers and Forum Executives ahead of the Retail and eCommerce event - The three guest speakers: 

  • Sophie Devonshire - CEO at The Caffeine Partnership and author of Superfast - Lead at Speed

  • Lahcene Guerrouj - EMEA Content Marketing Strategy Manager, Salesforce

  • Alex Katsambas - Senior Translation Manager, Farfetch

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OUR PLEASURE

Sophie Devonshire, CEO,
The Caffeine Partnership
Author of: Superfast: Lead at Speed

Sophie is a commentator on the future of brands and customer experience in a tech driven, fast accelerating world and is a regular speaker on brands and businesses in the press and media.


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BOARDROOM

The boardroom was very excited with:

Alex Katsambas, Farfetch
Andreas Palm, Sony Mobile
Bruno Herrmann, Consultant & Advisor
Charlotte Cole, Farfetch
Isabel Teodoro, DAZN
Lahcene Guerrouj, Salesforce
Miriam Ko, ZARA
Rachael Webster, Staples Solutions Europe
Robert Dry, Topps
Yuka Ghesquière Nakasone, Beabloo
Patrick Kelly, Vistatec


LIFE SCIENCES FORUM USA 2018

Think Global Forum Life Sciences USA Event

The Think Global Forum for Life Sciences was set to return after a successful launch in 2017. The follow-up event was taking place on September 12, 2018, at the Illumina Worldwide Headquarters in San Diego, CA.

September 12, 2018 | San Diego, USA

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Global Labeling at Edwards Life Sciences

“I am looking forward to participating in the Think Global Forum again this year. The inaugural event last year elicited some truly meaningful dialogue. There are not so many opportunities to participate in forums of this size that advance knowledge sharing and innovation in our industry. It’s also an honor to be asked to be the keynote speaker at this year’s event,” commented Richard Korn, Senior Manager, Global Labeling at Edwards Life Sciences.

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Illumina’s Content Operations Director

“Illumina is delighted to host the Think Global Forum this year. The Think Global Forum sponsored by Vistatec is a unique opportunity to assemble thought leaders in global Life Sciences to advance global initiatives,” commented Kathleen Pierce, Illumina’s Content Operations Director.

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The industry and the very latest topics

The event had the senior leaders from the sector coming together to discuss the changing face of the industry and the very latest topics that may impact its future, whether it is challenges ahead or upcoming global trends in the life science sector.

According to a 2018 Deloitte study, one of the main aspects of the fourth industrial revolution is the rise in global health care costs, soaring from seven trillion dollars in 2015 to 8.7 trillion dollars by 2020.


TRAVEL FORUM EUROPE 2018

Think Global Forum Travel Europe Event

The European Travel Forum was launched in 2017 in London. The event saw a host of travel Industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives in attendance from many leading travel companies. 
The Forum Executive meeting in 2018 took place in London on April 24, 2018.

April 24, 2018 | London, England

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Travel Industry

The event saw a host of travel Industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives in attendance from many leading travel companies including Expedia Inc, TripAdvisor, Hostelworld Group, OpenJaw Technologies, RCI/Wyndham Worldwide, Oasis Collections, Sanctifly, Enterprise Ireland and Carnival Group. 

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The Forum Executive

Aoife Murphy, Think Global Forum Europe
Catherine Gilvarry, Hostelworld Group
Colin Lewis, OpenJaw Technologies
Hristina Racheva, Skyscanner
Julio Neves, Netflix
Kate Irwin, Skift
Karl Llewllyn, Sanctifly
Lorna Whelan, TripAdvisor
Natalie Bird, Carnival Group
Nóirín Hegarty, Lonely Planet
Sibylle Eibl, Vistatec
Tommaso Rossi, Expedia Inc
Valentina Liotta, Oasis Collections
Will Hall, RCI / Wyndham Worldwide

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The Think Global Forum

The Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.


TECHNOLOGY FORUM EUROPE 2018

Think Global Forum Launch Europe Technology Event

The Think Global Forum announced Technology Forum Executives ahead of the event. Forum Executives, speakers, guests and a host of industry experts were gathering to network and discuss many important industry topics throughout the meeting. The Forum Executives discussed the rapid changes, challenges and opportunities in the technology sector. The event took place at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland.

March 07, 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

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The Speakers

Mary Rose Burke, CEO Dublin Chamber
Luis Franco, Managing Director EMEA Survey Monkey 
Garry Connolly, President and Founder Host in Ireland & Co-Chair and Founder GDPR Coalition
Beatrice Whelan, Social Media and Content Strategist, Author & Speaker and Global Content Manager Sage
Phil Ritchie, Chief Technology Officer Vistatec
Andrew Macadam, Customer Success Business Evangelist Microsoft

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The Forum Executive

Patricia Paladini Adell, CA Technologies
Beatrice Whelan, Sage
Pat Higgins, Verizon Telematics
Julio Leal, Ciena
Lisa D'arcy, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Fulya Kaplan, Sony
Elisabetta Masini, Planview
Daniel McGowan, FireEye
Lawrence Moran, Micro Focus
Aoife Murphy, Think Global Forum
Phil Ritchie, Vistatec

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The Atmosphere

The Event will be held at Croke Park, which is described as more than a stadium, it is Ireland’s greatest amphitheater. The venue truly is the beating heart of Irish sport and culture. It is one of the world’s most unique and versatile locations to bring people together for the Think Global Forum. 


RETAIL AND ECOMMERCE FORUM EUROPE 2017

Think Global Forum Launch Europe Retail & eCommerce Event

The European Think Global Forum is continuing its expansion with a new forum dedicated to Retail and eCommerce. This forum was launched on December 6, 2017, and attended by leading retail and eCommerce executives from many well-known global organisations. The event took place at the One Aldwych Hotel, London.

December 06, 2017 | London, England

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Think Global Forum Europe

“I am absolutely honored to be chairing the new European Retail and eCommerce forum. The Think Global Forum in Europe continues to expand adding to the existing forums around the world,” commented Aoife Murphy, Major Accounts Director at Vistatec.

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The Forum Executive

Andreas Palm, Sony Mobile
Margherita Martella, Staples Solutions
Robert Dry, Tranquini
Yuka Ghesquiére Nakasone, Beabloo
Melissa McVeigh, Photobox
Lahcene Gerrouj, Salesforce
Bruno Herrmann, The Nielsen Company
Alvaro Villalvilla Merelo, Nike
Eoin Cooney, ARROE
Kirsten Meinertz, K&Co
Phil Ritchie, Vistatec
Sibylle Eibl, Vistatec
Aoife Murphy, Vistatec & Think Global Forum Europe

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Founder of Think Global Forum

“Following the recent European launch of the Think Global Forum for Travel, we have returned to London to host this exciting new Retail and eCommerce Forum. The retail sector is going through tremendous change and we are delighted to have a dedicated forum focusing on this industry with a view to outlining the future of retail,” says Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistatec.


TRAVEL FORUM EUROPE 2017

Think Global Forum Launch Travel Europe Event

The European Travel Forum was launched in London. The event saw a host of travel Industry experts, speakers and Forum Executives in attendance from many leading travel companies. 
The Think Global Forum European launched event took place at the Andaz Hotel, London, on October 4, 2017.

October 4, 2017 | London, England

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Managing Director,
Think Global Forum Europe

“The Travel sector is a rapidly changing global industry, and by bringing together a forum of industry leaders representing various aspects of the travel landscape it is guaranteed to produce strategic industry leading insights.” Commented Aoife Murphy, Managing Director, Think Global Forum Europe.

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The Executive Companies

Expedia Inc,
OpenJaw Technologies,
Vistatec,
Hostelworld,
Carnival Group,
Wyndham Worldwide,
Oasis Collections,
Riversight,
Enterprise Ireland,
TripAdvisor,
Axelos,
Sanctifly,
AXA Insurance,
Skift and many others.

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The Think Global Forum

The Forum Executives and the wider Think Global Forum community brings together top experts to give a greater voice to the industry sectors. The forums include many senior executives from some of the most well known global organisations. A key focus of the forum is to help shape the future and to help define and communicate key strategies within specific industry sectors.


LIFE SCIENCES FORUM USA 2017

Think Global Forum Launch Life Sciences Event in San Diego

Think Global Forum Life Sciences launched event took place on February 9th, 2017 in The US Grant Hotel, San Diego, California. The launched seeing many senior leaders from the life sciences sector coming together to discuss the very latest topics that will impact the future of the industry.

February 9, 2017 | San Diego, California

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CCO, Vistatec

“We are extremely proud to be launching the Think Global Forum for Life Sciences in San Diego. This new forum focusses on a significantly important global industry sector that ultimately impacts us all.” Commented Pat Kelly, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistatec.

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The Forum Executives

Erin Nye, Illumina
Daniel Koenig, Beckman Coulter Inc
Frank Lin, Beckton Dickinson & Company
Richard Korn, Edwards Lifesciences
Arisotle Pantelis, XTM International Inc
Scott McRay, Varian Medical
Sean Kinsell , Medidata
Lara Daly, Vistatec
John Freeston, Vistatec

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Speakers

Erin Nye from Illumina was speaking at the event and joined by a host of industry people. John Freeston and Lara Daly from Vistatec were joining proceedings at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego for the launch event.


TECHNOLOGY FORUM USA 2016

Think Global Forum Launch Technology Event in San Francisco

Vistatec and Think Global Forum announces Technology Forum Executives.
Executives for the new Technology Forum were announced ahead of the
Think Global Forum launched event took place on December 7, 2016, at the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel, California.

December 7, 2016 | San Francisco, USA

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About Think Global Forum

Think Global Forum is a body of industry professionals designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of the globalization of products and services around the world. With a strong interest in all things localization the forum is made up of industry thought leaders who can offer keen insights into the here and now and importantly the future.

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CTO, Vistatec

"We are excited to launch the Think Global Forum for Technology in San Francisco. From our own offices in Mountain View, California we can really appreciate how technology companies operate and expand globally. We have seen other successful and thought-provoking forums launch earlier this year within the manufacturing and travel sectors, and we are now looking forward to continuing the success of the Think Global Forum with the Technology Forum launch. We are proud to be part of this initiative and demonstrate how Vistatec is an industry thought leader," commented Phil Ritchie, CTO, Vistatec.

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The Forum Executives

Anna N Schlegel, NetApp
Sonia Oliveira, GoPro
David Snider, LinkedIn
Simon McManus, Motorola
Susie Winn, Author-It
Paris Loesch, [24]7 Inc
Giancarlo Pacheco, PCA
Sergey Parievsky, VMware
Osama Shabaneh, Skype
Ana Boardman-Hsue
Phil Ritchie, Vistatec


MANUFACTURING FORUM USA 2016

Think Global Forum Launch Manufacturing Event in Newport Beach, California

The Think Global Forum was delighted to announce the executive panel members for the manufacturing panel and launched event. The manufacturing began event taking place on September 22, 2016, at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, California.

September 26, 2016 | Newport Beach, California

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Think Global Forum Manufacturing

The Think Global Forum Manufacturing launched on September 26th in Newport Beach, California. Following on from a successful Think Global Forum Travel event earlier in the year, industry leaders from global brands within the manufacturing sector came together to create a new thought leadership executive panel focused on the manufacturing industry.

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The Forum Executives

Art Sandoval, Director of International Business, Kawasaki
Neal Amsden, Publications Manager, Toyota
Tammy Grills, Publications, Yamaha
Rod Parker, VP of Sales, LingoTek
Sean Ryan, Accessory Manager, Mobis
Terence Criss, Manager Customer Satisfaction, Kubota
Desiree Martinez, Systems Analyst, Northrop Grumman
Edward Robetcky, Director of Sales, Vistatec

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Manufacturing Sector

This newly appointed thought leadership panel will address the challenges and large-scale opportunities that exist across the spectrum of consumer and industrial manufacturing industries including: Aerospace,
Automotive,
Computer and electronics,
Transportation and more.


TRAVEL FORUM USA 2016

Think Global Forum Launch Travel Event in Seattle, USA

The Think Global Forum launched commence with the travel sector forum and will curate the strategic insight and creative ideas of this executive panel of industry thought-leaders to produce and publish a series of global outputs industry-wide.
The inaugural Think Global Forum Travel meeting was held on March 23, 2016, at Hotel 1000, 1000 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.

March 23, 2016 | Seattle, USA

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Vice President of Sale at Europe Express

“In this increasingly digitally connected world, the Think Global Forum is an excellent opportunity for the wider travel sector,” says Kier Matthews, Vice President of Sales at Europe Express. “I very much look forward to being part of this exciting new initiative and to working with the executive panel to help deliver real positive outcomes in the ever-changing travel industry.”

The Forum Executive

Puneet Bhargava, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Jacob Buckstead, Vice President of Sales, Hotel, Travel, and Leisure, First Data
Dan Chappelle, President, The Wealthy Travel Agent
Teresa Fisher-Gálvez, Localization Project Manager, Expedia
Alex Lopoukhine, Director of Business Development, Viator (Trip Advisor)
Kier Matthews, Vice President of Sales, Europe Express
Lynn Pina, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Europ Assistance

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Chief Marketing Officer at Vistatec & Founder of TGF

“This is a unique opportunity for leading experts to collaboratively develop solutions and capture that shared thinking with the industry as a whole. Vistatec is proud to be the conduit that will help businesses to communicate more effectively with global customers,” says Simon Hodgkins, Chief Marketing Officer at Vistatec.