Cover Story: Creative partnership

This article first appeared in Options, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on November 5, 2018 - November 11, 2018.
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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur’s visionary general manager Frank Stocek sought out Tirian International Consultancy CEO Andrew Grant to establish a unique partnership that melds the worlds of hospitality and corporate creativity facilitation. Anandhi Gopinath finds out more about this exclusive collaboration, which will make Tirian’s inimitable content and presentation style available to Malaysian companies amid the stunning setting of KL’s premier urban resort.


For the past year, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur’s general manager Frank Stocek and Tirian International Consultancy CEO Andrew Grant have been in talks to launch an idea so clever, that it is a wonder it has never been done before. Utilising the best of the hotel’s award-winning conference spaces and Grant’s shape-shifting content in creativity and innovation, this exclusive new collaboration will provide corporate clients with a package deal they could not possibly refuse — the chance to participate in one of Grant’s innovation labs in Kuala Lumpur, held on the beautiful grounds of Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.

Nearly everyone is doing corporate training these days, and for good reason. The world is changing faster than ever before and many companies are struggling to keep up with the pace. In the race to stay afloat, creativity and innovation are often compromised, even though it is these very qualities that will help any company move forward.

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