The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Melanie Martinelli

The Learning Gym
Co-Founder & Director
Bengaluru Area, India
I'm a specialist in Learning Solutions and passionate about researching and implementing latest and most relevant trends in the L&D industry. A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in my mindset, I just started a new venture along with two like-minded friends and colleagues. The Learning Gym is a platform for learning professionals (both in the corporate and academic world) to exchange ideas, discover new tools and stretch/build/flex their learning muscles.

Being the first Kirkpatrick Certfied facilitator in India, I effectively assists individuals and organizations in building memorable learning experiences linked to performance. I firmly believe in creating learning solutions that are guaranteed to deliver results. I am also one of the early adopters of Accelerated Learning, a methodology that has been proven to deliver effective learning, saving time and money in the process.
My tryst with training began with my award-winning thesis, “Managing Cultural Differences - A Key to Successful Offshore Collaboration.” This led me to joining a Bangalore-based offshore product engineering company. After a three-year stint in International Sales and Account Management, I moved to training & development and started building bridges between companies and people around the globe. I am also a frequent lecturer for Cross Cultural Teamwork, Communication and Negotiation in French, Swiss and German universities. I grew up in the tri-national area of the Upper Rhine and received my degree in International Business Management through a four-year course conducted in the three neighbouring countries of Germany, France and Switzerland. When not “up in the air” travelling from project to project, I enjoy a variety of sports such as open water swimming, trekking, CrossFit and snowboarding.