Post-Soviet Economic Transition of Central and Eastern Europe

This event took place at the Ukrainian Embassy of Austria, which provided a fantastic setting for the last regular event of the MLIBC in 2018. The panel included Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria Oleksandr Scherba, Tanja Porčnik, President and co-founder of the Visio Institute, and Dr. Mehdi M. Ali, adjunct professor in business and management at Webster University […]

Decentralization of Management

On the 12th of September, 2018, the Maple Leaf International Business Club celebrated its four-year anniversary at an event hosted at Bionista in Vienna’s 1st district. The event was highlighted by a panel session on the “Decentralization of Management,” and included experts from the fields of business, entrepreneurship, and academia, and drinks and food provided […]

Expat Entrepreneurs in Austria

Michael Shea moderated an entertaining panel discussion on “Expat Entrepreneurs in Vienna”. Our panelists Petra Augustin, Natalia Corrales-Diez and Chris Weber shared their broad perspectives and experience on the start-up scene in Austria, Bitcoin and blockchain and the real value of Imperial cake and opera in Vienna. Wrapstars did a fantastic job with the catering, as always! We are particularly grateful to Nina Jakic at […]

Trends In Fitness

The panel discussion, “Trends in Fitness” was very informative. Our panelists Gabriella Cimino, Annemarie Puntschart Lombard and Pedram Parsaian, all fitness and business professionals, provided interesting perspectives on this diverse topic. Andrea Vaz-König and her team at delibluem did a fantastic job with the catering, as always! Stephan Ryff from BIODERMA surprised us with free sample giveaways from the BIODERMA skincare collection.

Fresh Food and Popular Culture

At our last 2017 event, we had a lively discussion on “Fresh Food and Popular Culture”. Panelists were Richard Holmes (Britwurst), Susanne and Hardy Lohs (Köstliches aus Vorarlberg) and Dr. Julia Rakus (Feelgoodstudio). Moderator: Yaël Ossowski, Deputy President MLIBC.

The Complexity and Contradictions of International Compliance

Dr Peter Payer and Dr Alfred Weinberger provided an excellent overview of the complexity and contradictions within the area of compliance, particularly at the international level. Their presentations generated a lot of questions and engaged discussion and made us all think twice about our own experience with corporate compliance. Special thanks also goes to Barbara Wietasch, […]

Canada & Austria – 65 years of Politics, Economics & People

The panel discussion, “Canada & Austria – 65 years of Politics, Economics & People” was highly engaging. Our panelists Dr Ursula Moser, Professor emerita at the University of Innsbruck and Director of the Canadian Studies Centre, DDr Robert Zischg, Director (Americas) with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and Alexander Mathé, Editor at the Wiener Zeitung, shared […]

The Business of Wine

The panel discussion, “The Business of Wine” was highly engaging. Our panelists Daniel Harari, Founder & CEO of CraftWines, Franz Messeritsch, Sommelier and Founder of Vinothek Punkt 404,   Christian Wagner, Founder & CEO of ContemplorWine and Peter Ladinig, Sommelier, Author and Journalist shared their vast knowledge and opinions about the wine industry in Austria.  Additionally, […]

Digital Me – issues in online identity

The recent MLIBC event attracted a high number of attendees. This was obviously owed to the interesting topic – “Digital Me – issues in online identity” -, and also to Internations alerting their members to our event. The panel speakers, moderated by MLIBC President Wendy Williams engaged in an animated discussion around privacy, social media […]


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