Speexx Keynote

Armin Hopp of Speexx to Keynote Multilingualism in Europe

With our event on Multilingualism in Europe only two short weeks ahead, I am delighted to announce our first keynote speaker.

Armin Hopp, Founder and President of Speexx, will speak about why communication-empowered organisations are more agile and profitable and what organisations can do to get the edge.

Empowering communication – what’s in it for the bottom line?

Why are communication-empowered organisations more agile and profitable? In today’s globalised business world, we are increasingly faced with the challenges of international collaboration and communication across borders. Dealing with customers, competitors and partners of different countries and cultural backgrounds on a daily basis has become the norm. How do we meet these challenges and ensure that international communication skills become part of our learning culture and not an obstacle? Find out why foreign language and business communication skills are the glue holding together any successful organisation and how you can use them to your advantage to drive real growth.

Hopp founded Speexx in Munich, Germany in 1994. Today the company has become a truly European and international player with offices in Munich, London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Sao Paulo and Shanghai, serving more than 7 million learners in 1,500 companies worldwide including Ericsson, Airbus, UNHCR and Credit Suisse.

“In today’s globalised business world, the ability to communicate across borders with strong foreign language skills is becoming a key competitive advantage. I’m really looking forward to discussing the challenges and opportunities with other experts and getting some fresh insights.”

states Hopp.

Bringing his 20 years of experience in the B2B language learning space to the table I am very much looking forward to an insightful presentation and lively discussion afterward. I think the topic of empowering communication which, as a matter of fact, leads to improved cultural understanding and better results faster, is one of the important topics when we are talking about the future of work and working in teams dispersed all over the world.

In addition to their event participation and kind sponsorship, Speexx also made available their latest white paper about data protection in global e-learning projects for download.

We will be announcing our other keynote speakers and presenters over the course of the next days along with giving you further information about what topics they will be presenting on respectively.

Should you be interested in joining us on September 17 in London, our co-organiser Macmillan Digital Education has made sure to provide us with a sizeable venue and thanks to our sponsors Speexx and busuu tickets are free. However, seats are limited and we only have a few of them left. Please reserve your tickets on time as we cannot admit guests without a valid ticket.

Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.