Think Global Forum NYC 2019



NYC Blog Post Draft

It was all about Ireland and the United States when the Think Global Forum returned to New York City on May 20th. The event was hosted by Vistatec in partnership with Enterprise Ireland at the Irish Consulate on Park Avenue. Many esteemed guests and forum executives from some of the world’s premiere companies and organizations were in attendance.

Think Global Forum was honoured that Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, attended the event and opened the forum by discussing the growth of globalization and the Irish economy. “…Ireland has been transformed because our economy has undergone a traumatic overhaul. We have now become of one the most open economies in the world.”

Jill Goldsberry, the Director of Sales at Vistatec commented “I was very impressed with the guest speakers for the Think Global Forum NYC. I found the diverse range of topics discussed; e-commerce localization, outsourcing the entire localization program, etc. fascinating. It was also a pleasure to spend time and learn from so many seasoned Localization Executives.”

When speaking on eCommerce localization, Yuka Kurihara (Director of Globalization, Pitney Bowes) stated that “Global eCommerce really presents a great opportunity for all size businesses but, you can only be successful if you really take the localization and globalization requirements seriously.”

Jeff Marques (Senior Program Manager, Globalization, Adobe) gave an insightful presentation on outsourcing localization “Synergize the entire thing. Make your vendor part of the team,” said Marques.

Hannah Webb, Senior Vice President, Business and Consumer Services, Talent Management and BPO, Enterprise Ireland, closed the event.

Following the presentations, a private reception and dinner was enjoyed by the guests who continued to network discuss the days events.

Prior to the event, Unn Villius said “I’m very excited to host this event together with our partners in Enterprise Ireland, and particularly honored that Ambassador Mulhall will open the Think Global Forum in addition to joining us for dinner. I love New York, and the location of the consulate is the perfect spot to take in the city as an additional perk.”

Thank you to everyone who attended the inaugural Think Global Forum NYC Event. A special thanks to Enterprise Ireland for co-sponsoring as well as Daniel Mulhall and the Irish Consulate for hosting. We appreciate your support and looks forward to continuing a wonderful partnership.

We would also like to thank our Forum Executives and our Keynote Speakers as well as everyone who has supported Think Global Forum at any level. This event would not have been possible without your continued support and commitment.