Key Note Speaker Committee
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Claes, PhD, is a professor of cross-cultural management at Louvain School of Management, ...
Head of Academic Track
Dr. Marie-Thérèse Claes, PhD, is a professor of cross-cultural management at Louvain School of Management, University of Louvain, and at AIT (Asian Institute of Technology) in Thailand. In addition, she holds guest professorships at several other universities in Europe, Asia, and the United States of America, and has been Dean of the Faculty of Business at the Asian University Thailand. Marie-Thérèse is also consultant and coach for relocation, diversity management, and global leadership. She is a former president of International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Europa), and the European Women’s Management Development International Network (EWMD), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fulbright and a Japan Foundation alumni.
Livingstone Thompson is an experienced intercultural trainer with specialism in world religions and interreligious dialogue ...
Head of Programme Committee
Livingstone Thompson is an experienced intercultural trainer with specialism in world religions and interreligious dialogue and conflict resolution. He has worked with a variety of international companies delivering training in cultural competence and leading global virtual teams. In his over twenty years of involvement in education and training at local and international levels, Livingstone has traveled to over 50 countries. From his experience, gained in cross-cultural contexts, he brings both common sense and critical learning to the areas of intercultural communication, cultural competence training and diversity management.