Summary

I am passionate about making excellent products and services available to a worldwide audience. This commitment comes from my fourteen-year experience in the educational resources sector where I saw that the dissemination of innovative tools was often delayed due to the rigidity of conventional business practices. Here I am offering a new approach to business development which is unconventional, affordable and effective. Let me please list some of my areas of specialization here (in alphabetical order):

Conference Production

  • Market research on developments & trends that can be turned into commercially viable trade shows, conferences and workshops with budgets up to 20 million USD
  • Preparation: concepts, formats, target groups, budgets, partners, sponsors
  • Implementation: marketing & promotion, venues and collaterals
  • Sales & communication with key accounts
  • Between 2000 and 2008 I was project manager of WORLDDIDAC Basel, the most comprehensive show for educational products worldwide

Contract Negotiations

  • Drafting and negotiation of international contracts for the joint organization of trade shows and exhibitions held in Switzerland, Thailand, and China.

Editorial Work

  • Co-editor of the Worlddidac association magazine FORUM.
  • Editor of the successor magazine called EDUCATION MARKET.
  • Editor of online publications, marketing material, information flyers and catalogs.

ICT Solutions

  • Design and creation of the Websites and e-mail services since 1996.
  • Development of a comprehensive Customer and product data base with CRM-functions
  • Desktop Publishing Projects for print productions in different formats, from flyers up to roll-up displays.
  • Preparation and hosting of Web-Meetings and Online presentations.

Information about Markets for Educational Products & Services

  • Market Studies
  • Information about Education Systems & Future Product Demands
  • Competition Analysis
  • Business Opportunities through Development Banks
  • Evaluation of New Business Partners
  • Trade Show Recommendations

Internet Marketing

  • SEO
  • Social Networks
  • Community Building
  • e-mail campaigns
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Web competition analysis

Product Competition

  • Between 1998 and 2008 I managed the Worlddidac Award competition for educational products

Project Management

  • General project management, situation analysis, feasibility studies, budgeting, planning and execution.

Protection and trade marks and trade names

Relations to Development Banks

  • I created and consolidated direct contacts and communication channels to the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation and to the Inter-American Development Banks with the purpose to identify education projects and their funding sources. Since 2005, I have organized several information seminars and delegation meetings in WashingtonDC.

Sales

  • Sale of exhibition stand packages
  • Sale of conference participation packages
  • Key account management

Speeches and Presentations

  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Ghost-writer for speeches and presentations in German und English.
  • Correction of speeches and presentations on behalf of other speakers

Sponsorship Contacts

  • Decisive collaboration in raising sponsorship contributions in the magnitude of several hundred thousand US Dollars.
  • Development of Sponsorship opportunities and drafting of sponsorship and partnership agreements.

Trade Missions & Delegation Visits

  • Preparation and organization of trade missions with company delegations in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, USA and Hungary.

Objective

My objective is to help companies and organizations to become global players in their business sector. My typical clients are in particular enterprises with competitive products, however, without the staff or capacity for quick expansion. This also includes companies from emerging countries and institutions that run projects in human development. To deliver my services, I collaborate with a number of excellent subject matter experts in all world regions. Moreover, my business development approach includes the benefits of the e-world, such as Internet-marketing, social online networks, trends analysis and business intelligence gathering.

My current projects are in the field of educational resources, educational services and ICT.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Managing Director

PERJES PRODUCTIONS

PERJES PRODUCTIONS is specialized in

  • Education Sector Business Development
  • Conference & Event Production
  • Web Design and Internet Marketing
  • Social Media Authoring

We make enterprises with good products grow!

Jan 2009 - Present

Editor in Chief

Educational Products World

Educational Products World is an online business networking platform for companies and individuals in the educational resources sector. It allows members to post products, articles, videos, ads, etc. and to interact with other members. Basic mebership is free, there is an option to upgrade to Business Membership.

Jan 2000 - Mar 2009

Member of the Board of Trustees

Worlddidac Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Worlddidac Foundation is responsible for the concept of the Worlddidac Award: this includes specification of the Award criteria, selection of the international expert jury and adaptation of the concept to changes in technology and education.

Mar 2005 - Dec 2008

Director of Operations

Worlddidac

Through my position as Director of Operations at the Worlddidac Association I acquired thirteen years of experience in the international learning and teaching products industry. I managed a network of about 300 companies located in 43 countries and organized events such as trade shows and conferences in various countries. I was directly responsible for budgets up to 4 million US Dollars.

Oct 1995 - Mar 2005

Project Manager

Worlddidac
Oct 1998 - Aug 2001

Educational Travel Manager

Concord Family Services, New York NY

Education

Education
1992 - 1999

Lic. rer. soc.

University of Bern
1997 - 1998

Political Science

University of Geneva

Exchange Studies

Feb 1993 - Sep 1993

Alliance Française, Diplôme de Langue Française

AKAD Zurich
Feb 1991 - Jun 1991

Cambridge Proficiency in English

Center for English Studies

Skills

Skills

Expert for Educational Products & Solutions

Through running the Worlddidac Awrd product competition for educational products (between 1998 -2008), I was directly involved in the testing of about one thousand products against specific quality and innovation criteria. This experience allowed me to acquire a unique knowledge about the effectiveness of educational tools and teaching aids.  

Various IT Skills

  My other IT skills include most popular application programs, such as the MS Office Suite, various project management tools, basic scripting knowledge in PHP, JavaScript, and C++  

Online Collaboration & Presentations

With various tools, such as Webex, Zoho, Interwise

MySQL Database Development

Filemaker Pro Database Development

Building Webites with Drupal CMS / CMF

Desktop Publishing with Adobe InDesign

Language: Italian

Language: Portuguese BR

Language: Hungarian

Language: French

Language: German

Language: English