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Bettina Koster, Blooming Key ConsultingBettina Koster

Bettina Koster is Founder and CEO of Blooming Key Consulting in Dubai, UAE. Passionate Senior Manager with proven track record in strategy & corporate development as well as marketing, brand & product management. Structured, goal-oriented, strategic mind with excellent communication skills across all hierarchy levels, a deep understanding of what drives businesses and great attention to detail in daily operations. 15 years of experience across consumer goods and healthcare in Europe and the Middle East. Expertise in business planning, marketing strategy, media campaign development and execution, sales & performance management as well as market research.

 

Dr. Karl Pilny, asia 21Karl Pilny

Dr. Karl Pilny, a reknown Asia and Investment expert, is Managing Partner of asia21, a Zurich-based advisory practice he founded. By background a business lawyer, he is still Of-Counsel with the Berlin office of an international law firm. As a business angel and managing director of a venture capital company he has invested in numerous start-ups and also advised many of them. He has extended board experience and a good network in the venture capital and private equity scene. For twenty years he has advised multinational clients on investment in Asia as well as Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indian companies on M&A deals in Europe. He was formerly Managing Partner of Travers Smith and Coudert Brothers in Germany (Berlin) and lived in London, Brussels and Tokyo. Dr Pilny, a Japanese speaker, was a Professor of German Law at the universities of Kyoto and Osaka and a Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for International Intellectual Property Law. He has widely worked in and travelled across Asia, and has deep experience in cross-border transactions and cross-cultural business practices. His numerous books on Asia like the trilogy "The Asian Century", his strong network and frequent public appearances make him one of the most eminent Asia Experts and highly demanded Keynote Speakers bridging business, politics and culture.