After a 25-year career in international management spanning several countries and functions in global corporations including British Petroleum, Pfizer and Bayer, Sophie Lechner founded Global Commerce Education, Inc. to accelerate companies' global expansion.

GCE helps these companies successfully enter new markets by providing strategic advice, a network of experts and a roadmap to navigate cultural differences. GCE also offers Cross-Cultural training and workshops for international teams.  Programs offered range from half-day workshops to a one-week full immersion for companies visiting their target market.

One of the topics Sophie teaches is Online Networking. Her entire business is based on having a large, deep and solid network around the world and most of it was built by networking online. She will share with us how to use platforms like LinkedIn to develop relationships that generate business opportunities.