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7 basic mistakes managers should avoid
By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
Why do some managers fail? Knowing what you shouldn’t do is as useful as knowing what you should, so here we consider some of the basic mistakes that lead managers to failure.

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7 Questions to Laurent Cousin
General Manager, Roquette - Leader in specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients
By Violaine REYNIER, Business Developer at Ampersand World
Laurent Cousin started his career on the trading floor of Crédit Agricole in Paris. He then joined and worked in an agricultural cooperative, EMC2 Cooperative. An interesting challenge, closer to fields and the silos.
In 1998, he was appointed Sales Manager at Roquette Groupe, to supply starch products in animal nutrition, in Europe.
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Proud to Support the International Exhibition and Summit
on Energy and Petroleum in Africa
This Dakar Summit and exhibition will be focusing on the major developments and the long-term energy prospects for the continent. It will cover the upstream and downstream landscape of the petroleum industry for all energies to support the economic development of the African continent.
3 Stories of Premium Members
Many of you ask us for personalized advices in their search for a job. Last month we’ve launched the Premium services and this is your first stories.

Interviews with a client
As a new Premium member, John* a former fuel oil broker, booked a phone appointment with our Senior Recruiter to talk about his search for a job. Thanks to this conversation with our team and based on his background, he got 2 clients interviews in a row.

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A new CV as an asset
Ana* is a business developer who didn’t get much luck in her job applications. She didn’t get much answers when she applied. One of the reason is in her CV. We help her to revamp her document to be much more attractive and in line with what she expects. This is a new start in her job search.

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Priority Answer
This last week, 21 Premium members received an answer on their recent applications. They also had the possibility to check directly online and to track the evolution of their application. Now they can focus on the next steps or to book a phone appointment to get a feedback.

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News in AW’s life

Launch of the Annual Cyclope Circle report. Save the date!
We are proud to be part of the annual Cyclope meeting which is going to be held in Paris Automobile Club on May 15th. Philippe Chalmin with the Cercle Cyclope and its annual report is a leading economist specialized in commodities. To receive the annual report or to be part of the Cercle: contact us.
And we remind to the members of the Cercle Cyclope that they are more than welcome in Paris.
One more Happy Hours with you...
What a great moment ! One hundred of you were exceptionally invited in our premises to celebrate the first Happy Hour of 2017. A fantastic occasion to network in a good vibes environment and the eclectic music of DJ Tanguy Zaï.

Want to sponsor the next Happy Hours? Contact us! >

The Power of belief, mindset and success.
by Eduardo Briceno, Founder of Mindset Works
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We organize business events, seminars, Happy Hours
and attend major events on commodity trading around the world.
Book the dates and join us for a great experience!

CONFERENCE International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition (ICOPCE)
25th – 28th April 2017 | Singapore
CONFERENCE Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC)
26th - 28th April 2017 | Singapore

CONFERENCE SIEPA Africa - International Exhibition and Summit on Energy and Petroleum in Africa
10th 11th May 2017 | Dakar, Senegal
EVENT 2017 Cyclope Circle report launch
15th May 2017 | Paris, France
CONFERENCE Global Commodity Risk Management Forum
16th May 2017 | London, UK
CONFERENCE Trading Show Chicago
17th - 18th May 2017 | Chicago, USA

CONFERENCE International Grain Round "Grain market – yesterday, today, tomorrow"
6th 9th june 2017 | Gelendzhik, Russia
Event Cyclope Circle Lunch
13th June 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland
Event Commodity Trading Golf Cup
29th June 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland
> Check the Full List of Events Here
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