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 & 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)
TEDx Fuxing Park (Shanghai, 2018)
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)
TEDx TianShan Park (virtual, 2020)
UnEast UnConference (virtual, 2021)
United Nations Career Development Roundtable (virtual, 2021)
Annual meeting of SEB Bank China (Shanghai, 2021)
"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
Moments from past speeches
Watch Gabor in action
Click for Gabor’s 2018 TEDx speech 'Personality: The hidden link between passion and profession'.