Deutsche Post sponsors symposium in Berlin
Wharton Business School graduates meetBonn , 05/22/2003, 11:30 AM CEST
With the motto "Connecting", 150 international graduates of the US Wharton School are meeting from 22 to 24 May in Berlin. At the centre of the "7th Regional Alumni Meeting" are speeches by and discussions with high-ranking guest speakers such as Prof. Dr. Hans Tietmeyer (former Bundesbank president), Jacob Wallenberg (Chairman of Board of Directors SEB Banken), Hans Ulrich Maerki (Chairman of the Board IBM EMEA) and the Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Post World Net, Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel. To date, graduates from some twenty countries have confirmed their attendance.
Zumwinkel, himself a graduate of the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania), knows the meaning of international connections. "An active and broad-based network is indispensable today for successful commerce," says the Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Post World Net. The company operates in more than 220 countries and is the main sponsor of the Berlin event. The capital, as a symbol of German reunification, is a fitting place for the main theme "Connecting".
Deutsche Post has cooperated for more than a year with Wharton, one of the most important and sought-after business schools in the world. The "Deutsche Post World Net University" project was launched in January 2002 as a Group-wide continuing education offer for top managers. The Corporate University's programme is intended for second- and third-level executives. It is integrated into on-going projects and tasks, so that immediate applicability can be derived for employees as well as for the Group. The Net University connects corporate divisions throughout the world, and not only benefits the executives but also the intra-company network.
Deutsche Post World Net also cooperates with Wharton and others in executive training. Some 30 projects are underway this year in the context of an MBA summer internship program, in which MBA students from the leading international business schools can work for three months in various areas of the Group on practical projects.