2017 Global AGM Conference

13th November 2017

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This year’s Global AGM and special 70 Year anniversary celebration took place on the 18-20 October in the financial capital of continental Europe and most international city in Germany – Frankfurt. 

Held at the 5 star Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof which is renowned for being one of the best locations in Frankfurt with sights such as the Maintower, Römer square and Paulskirche only a few steps away, this special networking event attracted 143 delegates from all corners of the globe, including 21 accompanying persons and seven new member firms.

Highlights from this year's special event

  • Successful member speed networking
  • Member success stories
  • Celebrating 70 years of MGI history (see full timeline graphic)
  • Open space debating sessions
  • Inspiring speakers and presentations (available for download)
  • Seven new member firms in attendance
  • Exciting hospitality programme and BMW driving experience
  • Farewell to three of our most distinguished retiring members
  • Marketing update and video (watch video)
  • Annual review brochure (flipbook PDF)

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Inspiring speakers

The programme of speakers featured the economist, journalist and author Christoph Keese who spoke about service businesses in a wired world as the Executive Vice-President of a major German media company driving transformation; long-running Financial Times columnist and broadcaster who has presented several television and radio series for the BBC, Tim Harford who inspired delegates with a presentation on Facing Change and the disruptive world; and futurist, humanist and CEO of The Futures Agency, Gerd Leonhard who is listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe and who finished with a thought-provoking talk about Technology and Our Future.

Exciting hospitality programme

The full programme of activity included some great event experiences across two unique venues, starting with the renowned Klassikstadt automotive museum for dinner, drinks and entertainment and which also included magic from Pit Hartling; plus an exclusive driving experience with BMW where delegates had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of BMW’s electric and futuristic models.

On the Friday delegates enjoyed the spectacular setting of the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History where they had the chance to see this very special venue illuminated at night, along with its fascinating exhibits for our grand finale gala dinner.

Thank you

Thank you again to everyone who was able to join us this year and congratulations to our hosts Alexander Leoff, Lothar Stache and Christoph Bollhauer from Votum AG for organising a wonderful event with plenty of opportunity for delegates to meet and interact with their international colleagues.

You can read the full highlights, see pictures, photos and download all of the presentation material online in the member area, meeting highlights section at

For more information contact 

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