How International Talent Can Support Business Growth

June 27th, 2019 8:30am – 10:30am Mantra on View, Boulevard Room (22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217)

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"The world is getting more global” - we have all heard the phrase but what does it mean in practice and how can businesses in the Gold Coast make the most of it. Even if we currently spend more and more time within multicultural environments, this doesn’t always mean that we know how to effectively deal with diversity, especially in a business setting.

Key learning objectives:

This workshop focuses on practical approaches of dealing with global cultural matters at work and combines theory, with real-life examples and interactive elements to trigger interest for other cultural values and to help participants understand how working with international students may help leveraging those differences, facilitating expansion in certain regions of the world, creating stronger import and export links or ’simply’ building a more successful international team.

The session will be facilitated by Nannette Ripmeester MA - Queensland’s Innovator in Residence on Employability.


Nannette Ripmeester

MA - Queensland’s Innovator in Residence on Employability

Nannette Ripmeester is Director of Expertise in Labour Mobility and founder of the educational gamification app She started her international career at the European Commission in Brussels, working for 7 years on streamlining labour mobility within Europe, after obtaining an MA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Nannette is part of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and was recently appointed Industry Innovator in Residence for Study Queensland with a focus on employability. Next to her role for ELM, Nannette heads the European Office for i-graduate –responsible for the International Student Barometer (ISB) in continental Europe and Atlantic Canada. She is board member of Codarts, the Dutch University of Arts that trains dancers, musicians and circus performers. She frequently presents and writes on employability, graduate outcomes, talent retention and cultural differences in job hunting. With over 25 years of experience working for large corporate clients and HigherEd institutions across the globe, she understands what makes people internationally employable, making Nannette a leading expert on mobility for study and work.  



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