News and Views

Hosted by José Cardeira Seno of Prime Search Portugal, Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group held its Annual General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday September 27 through Friday September 29. In attendance were 24 member firms and 46 delegates from around the globe.

The conference’s working sessions stimulated much interaction amongst members as strategic action items were established for the coming year. Activities included a series of face-to-face 121 meetings as a basis for follow up exchanges and action as well as a Round Table on marketing and brand building. Members participated in personal, professional video log VLOG sessions to give each one an instant digital tool to use for marketing, branding and promotion purpose.

Guest speaker Ms. Clare Mahon, Managing Director AESC Europe and Africa, presented the latest global and regional news and statistics on Executive Search as well as a detailed explanation of the implications of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it affects Executive Search and those who partner with Agilium Worldwide.

Pedro Nieto, Chair of Agilium Worldwide and Partner at Ellis & Partners Spain, made a presentation of the Group’s future strategy.

Attendees enjoyed the many social events, including a boat cruise, an evening of typical Portuguese fado music and gourmet dinners. The 12 spouses/partners were treated to a touch of the real Lisbon with a visit to a local market followed by the preparation of an authentic Portuguese meal, with olive oil and wine tasting. The first Agilium Worldwide Golf Tournament was inaugurated over the weekend.

Agilium Worldwide members unanimously agreed on the venue for the 2018 conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa with Cycan (Pty) Ltd. as the host member firm.

Agilium Worldwide, LLC is a strategic alliance of retained boutique executive search firms operating globally.

For information, contact Malcolm Coates, Executive Director
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