GSW gets Mercedes-Benz as official vehicles

Kuala Lumpur, 3 June 2013 – Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) will be resuming its role as the main transport sponsor for the 23rd Global Summit of Women (GSW), providing 15 vehicles for the three-day international conference that will be held from 6 to 8 June in Kuala Lumpur. 

“As MBM celebrates its 10 year anniversary, we also celebrate a decade of diversity. At Mercedes-Benz, diversity management is not just a phrase, it is a pledge. We see it as an important aspect to the business’ success which is why our involvement with the prestigious GSW is such an important partnership. Yes, it is an ideal opportunity to share best-in-class ideas but more importantly, it is part of our commitment to ensure we continue our global tradition of upholding diversity within Mercedes-Benz. We are delighted to not only be the main vehicle sponsor, but also to contribute to the sharing sessions,” said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia President and CEO, Roland Folger.

Hilke Janssen, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the provider of financial services and insurance solutions, will join delegates from more than 70 countries at the GSW who will share their views and insights on varied issues. Ms Janssen will be speaking about diversity initiatives at Daimler and her own experience when setting up Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia. 

“It is a privilege and an honour to be representing Mercedes-Benz at the GSW.  The company places significant value on diversity management both in Malaysia and on a global level. We are happy to be participating in the GSW and look forward to meeting the contingent of international delegates as well as joining the many sharing sessions that will take place”, said Janssen.

The 2013 GSW themed ‘Women: Creating New Economies’ will be hosted by the Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah binti Mansor, who is also the Chair of the 2013 GSW.  Held in Malaysia for the first time, the GSW will host 17 First Ladies, 20 Ministers, the President of Globe Women Incorporation and 60 foreign speakers and moderators.

Speakers are expected to explore and share trends, strategies and best practices concerning gender diversity and global prosperity. The GSW in Malaysia is jointly organised with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. 

Since 1990, the annually held GSW is hosted by different countries and has had an illustrious track record. In the past the internationally renowned conference has brought together inspiring speakers and delegates from diverse backgrounds.

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