GlobalEnglish Attracts European Executives from 30 Global Companies to GlobalExchanges EMEA 2008
Senior HR and learning executives gather in Amsterdam to discuss strategies for developing a global workforce
Brisbane, CA, October 23, 2008 — GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading provider of on-demand learning and support for Business English communication, today announced the opening of GlobalExchanges EMEA 2008 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Executives from Abbott, ArcelorMittal, Compass Group, Generali, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Raiffeisenbank, StatoilHydro, and others will convene in Amsterdam to share best practices for managing the challenges and opportunities created by global growth in new and existing markets. They will discuss how learning and development strategies, and particularly the improvement of English communication skills, are being used to create competitive advantage in the global marketplace.
"In the current economic environment, this conference takes on even greater importance as companies look for ways to become more efficient and productive," said Deepak Desai, President and CEO of GlobalEnglish Corporation. An English-proficient workforce is critical to functioning efficiently in a globally integrated organization. In research conducted by GlobalEnglish Corporation, 91% of employees in global organizations say that English is required or important to do their jobs, yet only 7% feel their current skills are sufficient. "There is a large skills gap, and companies need a cost-effective, scalable solution to address the coordination and communication challenges of globalization," Desai continued.
Also at the conference, GlobalEnglish will preview the new GlobalEnglish Mobile Learning Network™, to be released in early December. The GlobalEnglish Mobile Learning Network will allow users of the GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ to "go mobile" by downloading podcasts exclusively focused on the use of English in business contexts.
About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish is the leading provider of online assessment, learning, and support for Business English communication for the world's top companies. We offer a scalable, on-demand solution that helps employees improve their ability to communicate effectively in English and enables companies to succeed in the global marketplace.
The GlobalEnglish Corporate Learning Service™ provides learners with a unique blend of rich course content, progress assessment, and performance support. The service also offers live, real-time access to qualified English teachers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via voice and text. And a complete suite of administration tools helps companies easily manage, measure, and track performance across the organization.
GlobalEnglish complements its world-class online Corporate Learning Service with a full range of implementation services, including a team of global consultants who partner with clients to ensure success.
GlobalEnglish is the preferred choice of the world's largest companies, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, GSK, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Maersk, Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Unisys, and Wyeth.
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