Mediatum hosted the 13th Mediatum Executive Forum at the winery Dr. Bürklin-Wolf in Wachenheim, Germany. While enjoying summery temperatures, René Groeneveld and co-host Dr. Christian Tidona, a biotech entrepreneur from Heidelberg and founder of the startup BioMed X Innovation Center, welcomed 100 illustrious guests from the life sciences to this annual event.
The Mediatum Executive Forum seeks to inspire people, foster an exchange of ideas between executives from multiple countries and establish new contacts; all in the beautiful atmosphere of the Pfalz. Inspiration was provided by René Borbonus, one of the leading communication trainers in Germany. He proved to be one of the best with his marvelous speech on rhetoric and his illustrations on how to merge objectiveness and enthusiasm in off the cuff speeches, presentations and conversations. According to René Borbonus' credo "You shall not bore!" he engaged and delighted his audience with charm, humor, and rhetoric expertise.
The traditional Park Games in the English Garden required creativity and communication skills to overcome the interesting and playful challenges. In teams the participants mastered the construction of an original sized bridge, various quizzes and many other entertaining activities. Yet there was plenty of opportunity to become acquainted with others from the life sciences, which is always noted as one of the extraordinary aspects of the event by our guests.
In the relaxed atmosphere of the winery's green house, local chef Andreas Berndt prepared an exquisite barbeque that was accompanied by an excellent selection of wines from Dr. Bürklin-Wolf as well as the wine of the year from South Africa from the winery Newton-Johnson.
The participants highlighted the illustrious guest list, the excellent and highly entertaining speaker and the extensive opportunities to network as key aspects of what made the 13th Mediatum Executive Forum once again a success!