Keynote Speaking

by Wolfgang Messner

Professor Messner has a passion for sharing his industry experience and research-based ideas. He is available for keynote presentations, panel discussions, and masterclasses at corporate events and conferences around the world. He knows that sitting through a boring speech is utterly painful - so he keeps things a little edgy and full of examples to craft presentations that are educational, motivating, and - last but not least - entertaining. His presentations are never off-the-shelf, but always updated, customized, and adapted to the needs of his audience.

Wolfgang Messner has presented at events in The Czech Republic, Germany, India, The Netherlands, U.K., and U.S. to audiences including entrepreneurs, B2B businesses, IT & BPO companies, business school students, and more. His satisfied audiences have included: BICCNet, BITKOM, EEC Expat Entrepreneur Circle Bangalore, Emerge Conference St. Gallen, Henley Management School, IBC Global Conferences, IIM-B, Jaypee Cement Group, ManagementCircle, Marcus Evans Conferences, NASSCOM India Leadership Forum, Project Management Institute PMI Bangalore Chapter, Verizon, and many more.

Wolfgang has lived and worked in Europe and Asia; his extensive international experience makes him particularly skillful at engaging audiences from different cultural backgrounds.

Below are some examples of his speaking topics:

Product and Service Innovation for Emerging Markets

Innovation is no longer the domain of companies headquarterred in New York, London, or Tokyo. In fact, products or services created there won't work in emerging markets like India. Follow the stories of some interesting (and not necessarily well-known) companies and learn how to unlock product and service innovation for India.

Communicating and Collaborating in a Global World

Globalization requires us to charge across countries, time zones, and cultures like never before. Avoid the pitfalls of intercultural communication and start the journey of cultural appreciation.

Why Doesn't My Project Deliver Results?

Maximizing value - given certain restrictions - for the enterprise, its shareholders, and customers is at the core of management. Yet, many of us feel we are playing roulette with our decisions - or could get better results doing exactly this. Learn what it takes to professionalize your corporate decision making process for business growth. What project to start, which proposal to turn down?

If you are interested in hosting Professor Messner for a possible engagement, please contact him with an idea about the date, location, overall theme of your event, and the audience demographics. He will reply as soon as possible with availability and pricing for your consideration.

Selected conference presentations and panel discussions