Europe Book Tour: Speaking at GORIZ Leadership Programme in Paris, France (February 9-10, 2019) @ Paris
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm

I will be a speaker at the GORIZ leadership 2-day programme which is scheduled to take place in Paris, France on February 9-10, 2019.

About the Programme
The Goriz leadership programme sponsored by AGBU ( aims to provide talented young Armenians with a professional-level leadership programme that will equip them to confront and transcend the challenges of their personal, professional, community and public lives. The participants will set off on a 6-months (part time) Leadership Development Journey. The journey will consist of lectures, experiential workshops and fun activities for social bonding. The cohort will be exposed to world-class leaders who are engaged with their Armenian Identity.

The programme will enable participants to unleash the full potential of their unique pallet of identities and to form a distinctive leadership style. The program will help participants to reflect on questions such as:
• How is my signature strength shaped?
• How does my personal and family history influence my sense of purpose?
• What drives my sense of duty and how do I take ownership?
• How can I benefit from networking and contributing a global community of professional Armenians?

Europe Book Tour: ESMT, Berlin, Germany (February 13, 2019) @ ESMT Berlin School
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Europe book tour “The Business Caring Formula” second stop after Paris will be in Berlin, Germany.
ESMT(European School of Management and Technology) has organized an event to present building a new leadership lifestyle topic during the open lecture, with many pieces of advice for ESMT students – future leaders.

About ESMTAbout ESMT

ESMT Berlin was founded by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management, as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership, innovation, and analytics. ESMT faculty publishes in top academic journals. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. The business school is based in Berlin, Germany, and has a branch office in Shanghai, China. ESMT is a private business school with the right to grant PhDs and is accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.

Europe Book Tour: Amsterdam Leadership Speaking Event with Young Professionals @ Atelier Schinkel
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 1:00 am

Emma Arakelyan will be presenting leadership lifestyle topic for Young Professionals in Amsterdam, Netherlands. More than 80 people are invited to hear from Emma about her book themes how to become a true caring leader.

Europe Book Tour: London Presentation with AGBU YP and top three universities in the UK @ Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building G08
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

My Book Europe Tour fourth stop is in London, UK on February 18, 2019. A book presentation event is organized and co-sponsored by the AGBU Young Professionals London organization and by the top three universities in the UK: University College London (UCL) Armenian Society, UCL Economics and Finance Society, King’s College London Armenian Society and London School of Economics. Emma Arakelyan is invited as a speaker to talk to 100+ audience about her book’s themes and about building new leadership lifestyle.

About AGBU Young Professionals London
AGBU Young Professionals (YP) is a growing network of groups and supporters around the world who are committed to preserving and promoting the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs for young Armenians between the ages of 22 to 40.

About UCL: (
UCL (University College London) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 13, 000 staff and 38, 000 students from 150 different countries. Qs world raking is for UCL is 7th place for the past three years.
London’s Global University: a diverse intellectual community, engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognized for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence; with an outstanding ability to integrate our education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity.

About King’s College in London (
One of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19)
the fourth oldest university in England, research-led and based in the heart of London.
King’s has over 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries and over 8,500 employees. King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research: In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings
Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*)
The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of just over £778 million.

About London School of Economics
About us. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world.

Speaking at the Horasis Global Meeting 6- 9 April, 2019, Cascais, Portugal @ Palacio Hotel, Estoril Congress Centre,
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm
Speaking at the Horasis Global Meeting 6- 9 April, 2019, Cascais, Portugal @ Palacio Hotel, Estoril Congress Centre,

Horasis is a global visions community which hosts annual Global Meetings to catalyze the Benefits of Globalization. It is co-hosted by City of Cascais and the Government of Portugal.
Co-chairs of this global meeting are:
• José Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Former President, European
Commission, Portugal
• Galia Benartzi, Co-Founder, Bancor, Switzerland
• Carlos da Silva Costa, Governor, Bank of Portugal, Portugal
• Uzoma Dozie, Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Bank, Nigeria
• Brian A. Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Worldwide, USA
• Mohammad Mustafa, Chairman, Palestine Investment Fund, Palestine
• Maxim Nogotkov, Founder, Svyaznoy, Russia
• Eva-Lotta Sjöstedt, Chief Executive Officer, Georg Jensen, Denmark
• Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges, United Kingdom
• Ann Winblad, Managing Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, USA
• Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA
• Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Russia

The global meeting has its distinguished Knowledge Partners:CIP – Confederation of Portuguese Business, Estoril Sol, Hill & Knowlton Strategies, IE Business School, Oxford Analytica, Publicize and Turismo de Portugal.

My speech is scheduled to be on April 8th, 10:30am-12:00pm on this Panel:
Monitoring Supra-national Businesses (Room Dubai)
Many businesses operate globally and seem beyond national laws. What might be done to assure us of their correct oversight? Are these firms sufficiently culturally sensitive? How quickly will they create better governance, equality and decency?
• Emma Arakelyan, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Orion Worldwide Innovations, USA
• Flaviano Bianchini, Founder and Director, Source International, Italy
• David Carlisle, Chairman, Holoscribe, United Kingdom
• Toomas Danneberg, Vice Rector, Estonian Business School, Estonia
• Pedro Faria, Strategic Advisor, CDP, United Kingdom
• Isabel Neves, Chair, Star Busy, Portugal
• Juan Torrents, President, The World Free & Special Economic Zones Federation, Switzerland
Chaired by
• Nadim Habib, Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

Participating as a judge at the Intellectual Property Owners Club Event @ IPO Club
Apr 26 @ 5:00 am – 3:00 pm
Participating as a judge at the Intellectual Property Owners Club Event @ IPO Club

Emma Arakelyan will be joining a competition as a judge on critical and high impact area of Intellectual Property Management. The topics will include domain names, copyright, software and database, trademark, and IP in the jurisdictions of different countries.
The event is organized by Intellectual Property Owners Club of Armenia and university students are invited to participate and compete.

More about the event and how to participate(in Armenian) – IPO Club Event on April 26, 2019

Speaking at SECON 2019 Conference, Kean University, Union, New Jersey @ Kean University
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Speaking at SECON 2019 Conference, Kean University, Union, New Jersey @ Kean University

Emma Arakelyan will be the keynote speaker at the Kean University the SheLeadsTech™ track during the SECON conference.

SECON is where the Cybersecurity, Risk and Audit fields merge to demonstrate the disruptive ways in which professionals and businesses manage, detect and mitigate risk. It is the premier New Jersey event on the industry calendar where C-Level Executives, renowned speakers, innovators, and disruptors come together to drive change in the future of cybersecurity.

As part of the conference, NJ ISACA is sponsoring a session on ISACA’s SheLeadsTechTM program, designed to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce. The program engages in the following efforts to reach its goals:
• Educating employees, allies, and engaged professionals to overcome unconscious biases against women in the workforce.
• Preparing current and upcoming female leaders for the digital future through training and skills development programs.
• Building strategic partnerships beyond ISACA to support unique challenges in each region.

Speaking at EY “Innovation and You” Cross Client D&I Event on May 21, 2019 @ National Union Building DC
May 21 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Speaking at EY "Innovation and You" Cross Client D&I Event on May 21, 2019 @ National Union Building DC

Emma Arakelyan will be the keynote speaker at the EY sponsored event “Innovation And You” in Washington DC. The event will also have panel discussions and interactive workshop to cover the following questions:

Does technology and innovation increase gender parity or break down barriers?
– What skills are needed to keep up with the changing times during this Transformative Age?
– How do you create your personal brand and continue to empower your people?

The theme, Innovation and You, will highlight the ongoing change in the financial services industry, discuss how businesses can stay current and continue to empower our people to evolve in this ever-changing, diverse environment and integration of Gen Z and Millennials into the workforce.

Participants: 125 men and women from EY and EY clients in the Mid-Atlantic, such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, CSS, Capital One, The Carlyle Group, Vanguard, Navient, T Rowe Price and others at mid-management to executive levels.

EY About D&I
At EY, Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) is about leveraging differences to achieve better business results. The Mid-Atlantic D&I Council remains committed to supporting the firm’s goal of a diverse and inclusive workplace that benefits from the wide variety of perspectives and experiences of EY personnel and EY clients. Women in Technology (WinIT) is a core D&I arm that is focused on empowering and advancing talented women to build and progress their careers in technology.

Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Business Digitization @ Columbia Business School
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Speaking at Columbia Business School Executive Program: Business Digitization @ Columbia Business School

Emma Arakelyan is a Featured Speakers at Columbia Business School Executive Program and she will deliver her next speech on Business Digitization.
She will be instructing students on how plan for 10x growth, best to automate their Accounting and Finance process and align it to their overall business strategy.

About Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP)
CCBP is an executive education program for small business owners aligned with the core curriculum of the MBA program at Columbia Business School. Participants will receive one-on-one business counseling, entrepreneurial education, and professionally facilitated peer learning. The program helps established business owners focus on their goals, maximize their time, increase revenues, build the right team, and make a big leap forward.

The program year is divided into four semesters and aligns with the core curriculum of the MBA program at Columbia Business School. Summers offer CEOs and their next-level managers the option of attending skills trainings designed to build on the educational modules of the previous semester. An important element of the second-year curriculum is intensive training on the procurement process.

The program consists of three hour instructor led classes on specified topics offered weekly or on alternate weeks. After completion of each module, students work together in small groups in order to develop business goals incorporating their studies. Once a semester, students meet with instructors one on one to review goals.

CCBP participants also have access to the broadly-offered resources of the Columbia University-Harlem Small Business Development Center and select Business School offerings during the program and beyond. At the conclusion of the program, students will have completed an operations manual, a human resources manual and a case study. Upon graduation, CCBP alumni receive a certificate of completion and credits towards the Certificate in Business Excellence conferred by Columbia Business School. After graduation, CCBP alumni can continue to work closely with CH-SBDC counselors and participate in Columbia University entrepreneurship events.

“The Business Caring Formula” Podcast with Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter @ Podcast interview
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
"The Business Caring Formula" Podcast with Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter @ Podcast interview

Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter is a German entrepreneur, economic advisor, and commentator. He is best known as the chairman of Horasis and founder of the Horasis Global Meeting, as well as a former director of the World Economic Forum.

Currently Frank is the Chairman of Horasis. He has served in that role since he founded the organization in 2005 – building it into today’s global platform for cooperation between emerging and developed markets. Horasis hosts the yearly Horasis Global Meeting as well as the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis China Meeting and the Horasis Asia Meeting. Frank is actively engaged with top businesses, and political and intellectual leaders around the world. He advises governments and private sector organizations on issues such as globalization, trade, and sustainable development.

Frank is frequent public speaker on BRICS economy (for our listeners: BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). He is a scholar and author of 37 books and numerous articles on global strategy and Asian business.

His writings appeared in the financial and regional press, such as The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Straits Times and the South China Morning Post. He has been interviewed by several publications and appeared on CNN, BBC, CNBC, CCTV (China Central Television) as well as the Voice of America.

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