Congratulations on winning one of the 33 highly desired places for the Leitz Academy 2014, the European Staples & Leitz Sales event in the exclusive and throbbing metropolis of Barcelona, Spain.

Your commitment to apply what you learnt in the different online training modules in order to drive the business forward is very much appreciated. We are looking forward to welcome you on the 16th and 17th of June in Barcelona. Barcelona - the cradle of many cultures and a witness to major transformations, making this city one with a fascinating history. The Mediterranean sea breezes means that Barcelona enjoys pleasant sunny weather. 

The Leitz Academy will provide follow-up on the topics covered in the online training modules and will be complemented by Negotiation Training based on the Harvard Concept® to create more value in key accounts. What’s more, during the event we will share more about how Staples and Esselte, leaders in the office products industry, are joining forces to grow their business and create more added value for customers.

In the late afternoon we will embark on a huge catamaran.

Here, you will relax and experience the thrill of sailing in the Mediterranean sea with a professional crew. You will be on a catamaran, which is the largest and most stable catamaran in Barcelona and is fully equipped with a bar and sun lounge areas.

On this website you will find all the required information about this exciting event. At the Leitz Academy you will meet Staples & Esselte management and your colleagues from across Europe.


16 June

12.30 - 13.30                Welcome Lunch at the Gallery Hotel
13.30 - 14.30                Management presentations, Staples & Esselte
14.30 - 16.30                First training session: Harvard Negotiation Training® incl. coffee break
16.30                            Wrap up
18.00 - 20.00                Catamaran Trip on the Mediterranean sea
20.30                            Dinner at the marina Olympic Harbour

17 June

8.30 - 10.00                  Second training session: Harvard Negotiation Training®
10.00 - 10.30                Coffee break and check-out
10.30 - 12.15                Third training session: Harvard Negotiation Training®
12.15 - 13.15                Close of event and lunch

For those of you who have the chance to take a flight in the late afternoon:

13.15                            Bus leaving for the city
13.45 – 14.30               Guided tour of the Sagrada Familia
14.45                            Bus to hotel and then leaves for the airport
16.00                            Arrival at the airport


Venue and arrival

The Leitz Academy will be hosted in the 4 star Gallery Hotel http://www.galleryhotel.com/en directly in the heart and city center of Barcelona. Esselte Leitz will book your accommodation at the hotel for Monday 16June.


Arrival and departure:

Please book your flight to Barcelona El Prat Airport with arrival at 11.00 the latest, on the 16th of June. A bus will then take you to the hotel. As soon as we have all travelling details you will receive further information on the meeting point via email. On 17 June you will be able to fly out of Barcelona from around 5 pm. Please book your flights via Schiphol Travel.


Please contact Wendela Freiesleben at Esselte about any special requests or questions concerning registration on +49 (0) 711 8103 298 or at wfreiesleben@esselte.com

Dress code

Training sessions: business casual (no jeans or shorts)

Catamaran and dinner: comfortable leisure wear and sports shoes (flat shoes)

Please send us your registration details by 28 May 2014. For registration, click here.

We’re sure that this will be both a memorable and extremely inspiring event. We look forward to meeting you all in Barcelona.


Paul Gouka                                        Wendela Freiesleben
VP European Accounts                      Marketing Manager European Accounts