GBL ALLIANCE – Milan Autumn Conference
On October 11 and 12, 2018, Eptalex Milan had the pleasure of hosting GBL’s Alliance Autumn Conference with great success. It has been a great opportunity for all GBL Members and best friends to share different working experiences and approaches as well as to spend time together in order to discuss the developments of this young, but already efficient, network.
Our Milan office hosted an informative and dynamic event, coordinating more than 50 delegates getting together from all around the globe and organizing their stay in Milan, the working sessions and the social activities, reflecting the well-known Italian hospitality and savoir-faire.
The Conference opened with a keynote speech from Karin Wiig, of Double I International, Paris, who gave a sharp presentation on GBL’s growth since 2017, as well as on business and marketing strategies for the network’s future development.
Due to established long-standing relations with firms in India and Chile, Eptalex JGlegal offered the delegates insightful presentations delivered by Baljit Singh Kalha from Titus&Co., Advocates, of New Delhi, India and by Juan Enrique Allard from Guerrero Olivos, of Santiago, Chile, who not only presented us with an extremely interesting and promising overview of the legal market and the marketing and business strategies in their respective jurisdictions, but they both reminded us all of the importance of being our clients’ business partners.
The second day keynote speeches were characterised by a more ‘hands-on’ and client-oriented approach. Bruno Courtine, from Vaughan, Paris, France, presented a successful example of a case where different members successfully worked together. His presentation was followed by the keynote speeches from Andrea Citterio, of T4F S.r.l., Milan, Italy, and Patrizia Tomasicchio, HR & Legal Director Southern Europe for Pandora Italia S.r.l., who both stressed the importance, from a client point of view, of being supported by a legal team capable of being flexible and dynamic enough to understand and adapt to the ever-evolving needs and expectations of the clients and, again, of being business partners for our clients and not mere legal advisors.
The next Conference will be in Wroclaw, Poland from March 13 to 15, 2019. Save the date!!!
Copyright: Pictures by Rolf Trijber