Antal Global Conference 2014

Antal International is a London based Global Executive Recruitment organisation, whose network comprises of 132 offices in 32 countries. Every year, Antal hosts its Global Conference in London, which brings together all the franchise owners, business partners and colleagues from this network.

The Antal Global Conference this year, was hosted at The Leela in Mumbai. The event was handed over to Pegasus Events Pvt Ltd for execution.

The highlight of the conference was the unveiling of Antal International’s new website and vision logo – the first brand change in 21 years.

Joseph Devasia, Managing Director India, started day one with his welcome note, before which a traditional lamp lighting ceremony was conducted.

“The need to use & harness modern technology to do our work more effectively has changed our way of communication” – Tony Goodwin, founder and CEO, Antal International, after the new brand logo and website were launched. The new Antal logo symbolizes global reach, partnership and entrepreneurial spirit.

The rest of the event agenda included workshops, presentations and sessions by established speakers from the Antal team. An interesting feature of the afternoon session was a motivational keynote speech by Raghunath Medge – the president of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association, a six sigma certified service. He described the management lessons that the Dabbawalas have gained over 120 years of their service; and how they keep themselves motivated.

A networking dinner with live music by Nigel and Madhuparna, sealed the first day of this conference.

On the second day, Doug Bugie, the president of Antal International Network, addressed the crowd about the year in review and the future strategy for Antal. “The agenda this year is to bring in fresh energy to international recruitment” – he said.

This was followed by a keynote speech by Tony Seager on characteristics of a good recruiter, and hiring mistakes to avoid.

The second day of the conference, too, had workshops and internal discussions .

The agenda took an interesting turn with a team building activity planned for the Antalites – a Bollywood workshop hosted by choreographer Yash Pandya  and his assistants. The attendees were divided into groups and taught different Bollywood numbers which they performed after a fun hour of rehearsal. It was a refreshing change to see them loosening up and being in the moment, from the formal agenda.

The final event of this two day conference was the Antal Global Awards and Gala Dinner hosted by Joseph Devasia and Mike Ryall. There were 16 awards to be given out, including Key account of the Year, Truly International Office of the Year, The Antal Spirit Award and Chairman’s Award for Excellence, to name a few.

After this dinner, the whole Antal team put their newly acquired Bollywood dancing skills to good use, as they danced the night away.

Pegasus Events Pvt Ltd was entirely in charge of design, production, decor, execution and social media for this global conference.


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