Setting up and Managing International Teams in Brno (Discussion panel)

June 3rd 2011, 10.30 am -12.00 noon, at the Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology, Kolejní 4

We are hosting a panel discussion arranged within the framework of the international conference Diversity as a Challenge, organised by Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology. The moderated panel will include managers of international companies experienced in setting up and managing international teams in the city of Brno.

The moderated panel discussion in English will start after the opening session of the conference at 10.30 am and will be followed by an informal lunch (12.00 noon), where you will have an opportunity to network with other conference attendees, the Faculty Dean, Dr. Anna Putnová, representatives of international companies and of the City of Brno and get to know more about what BEC offers to expats in Brno.

Some of the issues to be addressed by the panel:

  • What are the main barriers a manager faces when setting up an international team in Brno?
  • What special ingredients does an international team need for a good performance?
  • What does your international company do to keep expats happy in Brno?
  • What do your employees appreciate and what do they find lacking in Brno?
  • What steps could the city of Brno take to meet the needs of expats better?
  • What might expats do in order to play a more active role in Brno?

Discussion panel members

  • Roman Tesař (GTS Brno Lufthansa, CEO)
  • Frank van Bommel (Dixons Retail SSC, Training and Development Manager)
  • Jeff Broadhurst (Apprise Software, President)
  • Iris Finger (PPG Industries, Site Manager)
  • Don Sparling (Brno Expat Centre manager, Brnopolis co-founder)
  • Vlastimil Veselý (Brnopolis chairman, BEC consultant) – moderator

Admission is free of charge for those registered in advance. Send us an e-mail with the subject “BEC panel” and give your name, organisation represented and position. Making a comment under this text is not sufficient. The conference organisers found a larger room for our discussion panel, thus we keep the registration open!

We thank to the BEC partners – Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology, City of Brno and GTS Brno Lufthansa Group.


  1. Iris Finger

    I will attend a panel member. Regards Iris Finger, Site Manager PPG Industries in the Czech Republic

    1. Petra Jelečková

      Dear Iris, I have already put you on the list of participants. Looking forward to meet you there!

  2. Carlos Botero

    Hello Petra,

    I’m Carlos Botero, and I’ll be glad to join you in this event. I’m an independent Consultant for Internet businesses.

    All the best,

    Carlos Botero

  3. Peter Kruty

    I will participate as well, hope that there is no limit on participants.
    Best Regards,
    Peter Kruty

  4. Tereza Behuncikova

    Good afternoon,
    I would like to confirm my attendance together with my colleague from SolarWinds, Tomas Kucera.
    Thank you for the invitation,
    Tereza Behuncikova

  5. Vlastimil Veselý

    Dear Peter and Tereza,
    you have been put on the list and we are already approaching the room capacity. The registration will be closed on Tuesday, May 31.
    Looking forward to see you on Friday.
    Vlastimil Vesely

  6. Vladka Cerstva

    Hi Petra,

    Thank you for the invitation & we will be glad to attend. Can you please kindly confirm if we still reach the room capacity?

    Many thanks & Best,
    Vladka Cerstva & Peter Ondrouchova, Monster Worldwide.

  7. Vlastimil Veselý

    The conference organisers have moved our discussion panel into a larger room as there is already over 50 people registered. That is why we keep our registration open for others who may be interested to join us on Friday.

    NOTE: You need to send us a mail with your e-mail address, organisation and position! This is the channel my colleague is processing for making the list and sending you the final information before the event. Peter, Tereza, Vladka, please do not forget. Thank you.

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