Think Global Forum NYC 2019



Think Global Forum NYC 2019

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” he said.

Jill Goldsberry, Director of Sales at Vistatec, was also in attendance.

“I was very impressed with the guest speakers for the Think Global Forum New York. 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” commented Goldsberry.

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”.

Amongst the guest speakers was also Jeff Marques, Senior Program Manager, Globalization, Adobe, who also gave an insightful presentation on outsourcing localization “Synergize the entire thing. Make your vendor part of the team” said Marques.

One of Vistatecs longest running partners, Enterprise Ireland, is an organization within the Irish government in charge of promoting the development and growth of Irish businesses in world markets. Representing the organization was Hannah Webb, Senior Vice President, Business and Consumer Services, Talent Management and BPO, Enterprise Ireland.

“The Think Global Forums hosted by Vistatec are an excellent way to bring together industry leaders to discuss the future of business. When I attended the forum in NYC this Spring, I was very impressed with the quality of the speakers and the content. It’s refreshing to attend an event that highlights key topics like e-commerce or partnering and then encourages open discussion of the themes and challenges brought to light. The level of expertise in the room was significant and the attendees were so engaged in the conversation whether they were in retail, finance, or technology. I’m definitely looking forward to the next TGF!” said Webb when asked about her experience at the event.

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

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.