edubiz at GlobalConnect 2016

The meeting point for internationally active companies, the education sector and young professionals

Germany’s corporate global players met at GlobalConnect in Stuttgart to discuss international growth perspectives. Our own platform edubiz combined conference, forum, exhibition and matching – to present talents, partners and concepts for the growth on international markets. Find out more about the program of our edubiz events at GlobalConnect here.


At the edubiz-Conference on the 27th of october high-ranking representatives discussed about education, digitalization and brain drain in Europe. The referents were Theresa Schopper (State Secretary of Baden-Württemberg), Prof. Mircea Dumitru (romanian Minister of National Education and Scientific Research, current CEEPUS Chair), Giovanni Bocchieri (General Secretary of the Region Lombardy in Italy), Eric Reuting (HR Director Volkswagen Slovakia), Prof. Juraj Sinay (President of the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of TU Košice) and Reinhard Koslitz (Manager of Didacta Verband).

In the second part of the conference our guests talked about how to find and bind “global minds” for the international business. Interesting presentations about education in Germany as part of the welcoming culture led to the final panel with young students from Eastern and South Europe, who told the audience about their experiences in Germany, their plans for their future careers and the expectations they have for German companies.

Another part of the programme was a on-site visit at the Vocational Training Center of Daimler AG in Sindelfingen. A small delegation had the opportunity to experience the earlier discussed topics in a practical context.


In our open forum the visitors could see and participate in interactive presentations about the international business of companies and educational institutions. Young talents learned in a talent pitch how to improve their performance and could learn more about internationalization.

A unique initiative of the University of Passau was presented in the forum: Perspektive Osteuropa.

Another partner was the “Central European Exchange Program for University Studies” (CEEPUS). Lots of universities of the CEEPUS-Network are looking for cooperations with companies, find more information about it here.

In the talent pitch students could present themselves live in 60 seconds. Their performance was filmed and a professional coach used the method “Social Video Learning” to analyse the performance directly and live and to give the students a feedback. At the stand of Ghostthinker the participants could watch the feedback to their pitches with the edubreak®APP and improve their presentation sustainably.