BRISTOL, England, November 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
"I'm too busy. I can't leave the office. I'm travelling." These are all too familiar responses in the business world-posing a challenge to executives looking to gain up to the minute insight into industry best practices.
GDS International, a global business-to-business event company, has sought to assist business leaders in combating these challenges while still networking with peers to benchmark on key industry strategies.
GDS has introduced the Virtual Summit Advisory Board, a network consisting of C suite executives from Fortune 500 companies who assist in shaping their high level summits for industries such as Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Telecoms, and Energy.
Spencer Green, Chairman of GDS, says "Via web-conferencing tools which can be accessed anytime anywhere in the world, GDS Advisory Board members connect monthly to knowledge share and set agendas for GDS industry summits. It ensures we keep our finger on the pulse of these industries to deliver summits at the highest level."
On Friday, 28 October, GDS hosted their first virtual Advisory Board meeting for the Next Generation Retail Europe Summit. Executives from retail giants such as IKEA, Tesco, Avon and Carrefour came together for 2 hours with one objective: To build the industry's best Retail Summit. Some members were at their desk, while others called in from the airport. All participated and shared ideas including:
- Implementing an effective multi-channel strategy (traditional, e-commerce, m-commerce)
- Mobility - Using mobile technology to maximise sales
- Building and managing excellent customer relationships
Focused interaction and participation from the board members led to potential workshop topics such as "The Future of Customer Loyalty Programs", "The Next Generation = Smartphone Mobility" and "Data Consolidation - A Centre for Excellence"-all of which will now be featured at May's NG Retail Europe Summit.
For more information on the launch of GDS Virtual Advisory Boards, visit:
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About GDS International:
GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.
Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.
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