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BGS Global Leadership Summit 2018 in Chicago

This year’s Global Leadership Summit of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) took place from 1 to 4 November at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in a suburb on the northwest side of Chicago. Chicago, also known as the “windy city”, is located on Lake Michigan.

by Johannes Scheibler

Johannes Scheibler with fellow students from Ithaca College. From left to right: Drew Lapinski, Rilya Greeslamirya, Johannes Scheibler, Ryan Harter.

Johannes Scheibler with fellow students from Ithaca College. From left to right: Drew Lapinski, Rilya Greeslamirya, Johannes Scheibler, Ryan Harter.

The theme of this year’s summit was “Innovative Leadership”. Speakers and panelists such as proven entrepreneurs, strength and body language experts, as well as executives shared their knowledge and experience of topics such as (ethical) leadership, innovation, startups, global networking, and personality development. The summit was attended by over 400 top business students from AACSB-accredited business schools across the globe. I met fellow students from Japan, Mexico, Lebanon, the UAE, Australia, and of course from the US, among others. We all had the pleasure to listen and learn from phenomenal speakers, network with each other, and get in touch with recruiters from multi-national organizations, such as KPMG.

As an alumnus of the BSc in Business Administration, I was honored to be nominated to represent the BGS chapter of the ZHAW School of Management and Law at the signature event of the BGS movement, the Global Leadership Summit. I want to express my sincere gratitude to my chapter’s Nomination Committee for giving me this opportunity, and of course to Chris Carosella, CEO of BGS, for offering free registration to our chapter in the first place.

I encourage both present and future fellow chapter members to engage in BGS activities, so that the honor society will become as established and well-known in Switzerland and in Europe as a whole as it is in the US. Be part of something great, it’s worth it!

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