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Gabor Holch’s speeches address the challenges and triumphs of international executives on East-West assignments: intercultural research, live cases and above all, stories of managers he advised, coached and interviewed over 20 years of consulting.

An expat since age 4, Gabor developed his passion for cultural diversity into an early career in diplomacy before he transitioned to consulting. He moved to China in 2002 and became the first foreigner granted a Certified Management Consultant degree in Mandarin Chinese. In 2005 he founded his Shanghai-based business, Campanile Management Consulting.

Since his first conference keynote as a graduate student in 1998, Gabor has spoken at worldwide corporate events, conferences and academic forums, including:

  • West and East in Change, International Council of Management Consulting Institutions (Vilnius, 2013)

  • Certified Management Consultants International Conference (Noordwijk, 2015)

  • Annual meeting, Scania China (Hangzhou, 2017)

  • Annual meeting, IRC Worldwide (Shanghai, 2017)

  • Bayer Finance Academy (Leverkusen, 2018)

  • Linkes: Business Opportunities in China 2019 (Madrid, 2018)

  • The West Lake Culture Forum (Hangzhou, 2019)

  • Annual meeting, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong, 2019)

  • Maxxelli Global Mobility Summit (Shanghai, 2019)

  • OSCE Conference on Using 21st Century Tools to Transform the Public Sector (Vienna, 2019)

"I attended Gabor's keynote speeches at international conferences and always found his storytelling very enriching and entertaining. His respectful understanding of cultural differences enables him to advise how to handle intercultural business relationships constructively."

Paolo Sironi, Author and FinTech Thought Leader

IBM Watson Financial Services

"Gabor’s speech was extremely well received and he had the audience in the palm of his hand from the first few seconds."

Alastair James McTavish, Managing Director

Captivate Training & Consulting

"Gabor always impresses the crowd with his level of experience in China and the way he is able to translate it into clear and practical learning points."

Sergio Martin Bello, Senior Content Analyst

Arvato Financial Solutions

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IRC Shanghai - Gabor Holch
Gabor Holch keynote China 2019
Gabor Holch keynote China 2019
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United Nations event - Gabor Holch
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Skolkovo China speech - Gabor Holch
CMC Conference - Vilnius Gabor Holch
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CMC Korea lecture - Gabor Holch
Hong Kong lecture - Gabor Holch
AB-InBev 2019 Aug Gabor Holch
China SME EU Chamber - Gabor Holch
ACFE Hong Kong - Gabor Holch
China startup lecture - Gabor Holch
Shanghai startup event - Gabor Holch
Pyongyang HR lecture - Gabor Holch
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CREIA 2011 keynote Gabor Holch
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China business lecture - Gabor Holch
China business lecture - Gabor Holch
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