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31.05.2016
IEDC Alumni Club Africa: The power of networking
Members of IEDC Alumni Club Africa gathered in Cape Town. On that occasion Prof. Danica Purg, IEDC, holds the lecture titled: The power of networking.

Cape Town, South Africa (May 31): Members of IEDC Alumni Club Africa gathered in Cape Town. On that occasion Prof. Purg, IEDC, President, held the lecture titled: The power of networking. 

IEDC Alumni Club Africa, led by Ms.Nontwenhle Mchunu and established in 2012, organized the meeting in Cape Town. On that occasion, Professor Danica Purg, President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and the President of CEEMAN, shared her knowledge and experience about the power of networking. The event, coorganized with Black Management Forum, took place in Allan Gray Auditorium in Cape Town and it was attended by 80 participants. The event was moderated by Mr Thando Siswana.

»Networking is not easy, it requires a large amount of energy, but it should be a natural part of our relationships. Networking can be used to turn crisis into opportunity, or a perceived disadvantage into an advantage. Personal contacts can provide support, feedback, insights, resources and information. The main power of networking is that it helps us achieve both our personal and professional goals,« stresses Prof. Purg. 

IEDC has long tradition of alumni clubs, since first three clubs were established in 1992. IEDC Alumni Clubs are designed to offer a chance to connect, exchange ideas, and share intellectual, social, and career opportunities. With establishment of IEDC Alumni Club in Africa, which is IEDC's 15th Club, IEDC would like to demonstrate its determination to make a difference in future business relationships of African countries with Slovenia, Central and Eastern Europe and Europe in general. 

On the occasion of IEDC Alumni Club Africa meeting, Mr. Songezo Mabece also successfully presented his final project presentation and received a General Management Program Certificate with honors. Prof. Dr. Arnold Walravens, Director of General Management Program, IEDC-Bled School of Management; presented him the the GMP Certificate yesterday. Congratulations!

On the photo: Prof. Arnold Walravens, IEDC-Bled School of Management; Ms. Nontwenhle Mchunu, President, Alumni Club Africa; Prof. Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management; Mr.Songezo Mabece, Alumnus, IEDC-Bled School of Management.

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