Author, Entrepreneur, Relic Hunter
Author, Entrepreneur, Relic Hunter
9 November 2015: Mentor at AHRI Young Professionals Network
Today I had the pleasure of being a Mentor to our future up and coming HR leaders at the Gouger Street Glasshouse for the Australian Human Resource Industry Young Professionals Network. Organised by Vy Vo and other members of the YPN Committee, this 'speed mentoring' event allowed me to engage on a personal level with first and second year HR University students and provide career advice and leadership strategies I have learnt in my career. A wonderful opportunity and fantastic to see so many motivated young men and women interested in furthering the 'People and Culture' Discipline. After the function I distributed copies of my latest book on 'leadership' - the Schwerpunkt Leadership Principle. Event Brochure here.
19 October 2015: Standing for our First Australians!
Today I welcomed Dr Dan Tyson (Director and Secretary) and Noel Bridge (Director) of the Aboriginal Business Industry Chamber of SA (ABICSA) to further the cause of our First Australians at the German European Chamber of Commerce of SA Inc.
We seek to work with the ABICSA as strong partners to provide opportunity to Aboriginal Australians through economic development.
17 October 2015: Henning Klovekorn supports the clothesline project:
Say No to Domestic Violence! Support the Western Adelaide Violence Against Women Collaboration 'clothesline project' November 25th to December 10th! Here I have painted a T-shirt to raise awareness about taking a stand against DV for this global initiative.
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Best selling book now in edition 3, Henning Klovekorn releases the 99 Degrees of Freemasonry: 2 October 2015
With the last edition released in 2007 and completely sold out, Freemasons the world over have written to me for years seeking the release of a new edition using the print on demand service at Amazon. Having just released edition 2 of my leadership book'Schwerpunkt Leadership Principle' book, I have also released edition 3 of the 99 Degrees of Freemasonry, first published by Seaview Press in 2006.
I have added many new photos from my travels and research over the last 8 years, placing further emphasis on the central European roots of this ancient Order, adding a photo of the lodge house of the Bavarian Illuminati (which many masonic scholars to date doubted ever existed) and continue my push and awareness raising for religious tolerance in Freemasonry.
"From the secret corridors of Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel to the dark crypts of Hitler's SS, the rise and fall of fraternal societies has shaped our world. The global authority on fraternities and best-selling author on Freemasonry; Bro. Henning A. Klövekorn, in the long awaited third edition of the "99 Degrees of Freemasonry" provides an inspirational and thought-provoking analysis of the philosophies, allegories and symbolism of Freemasonry and related orders. Take a journey of unrivalled passion from Knight Templar graves, hidden symbolism in European art to previously unpublished photos of the temples of the Grand Orient of France and the Bavarian Illuminati. This publication begins with the startling evidence of a central European origin of Freemasonry and ends in the revelation of the highest ritual degrees of the Freemason Order."
Thank you to the many Freemasons who continued to lobby me to undertake a reprint.
Henning launches edition 2 of his 'leadership' book: The Schwerpunkt Leadership Principle!: Oct 1 2015
The Schwerpunkt Leadership PrincipleFive steps to influencing success!
Schwerpunkt KlovekornWhat is the famous ‘Schwerpunktprinzip’ used by Prussian Field Marshals and how can it be applied to the Boardroom? Why did the technically inferior T34 Battle Tank of the Soviet Union beat the formidable German Tiger Tank in World War II? What does ‘slicing the pizza’ have to do with the new business strategy of ‘lean-tasking’? How can ‘wearing a red hat’ triple your marketing exposure? Why does ‘palm tree climbing’ equate to improved business intelligence? Entrepreneurial CEO and author Henning A. Klövekorn, reveals it all with the five pillars of the ‘Schwerpunkt Principle’ and 17 traits of leadership. With inspirational historical expositions and charismatic personal reflections; Schwerpunkt theory will calibrate your business mojo and reset your trajectory to success!
World First App Launched! 19 September 2015
Today I announced the release of the first Schwerpunkt App on the Apple App Store called 'The Thing'.
With our fully emersive 360 degree Virtual Reality Apps, you can experience unique and thrilling VR tourism from 'The Thing' in Heidelberg to our next offering, 'The Buddha' in Hong Kong. I am very proud as CEO of Schwerpunkt Pty Ltd to kick-start this new era in high-tech with the rest of the Adelaide-based Schwerpunkt team. www.schwerpunkt.uk
Press the image to be directed to our new App!
Guest of DutchSA 3 September 2015:
This evening the officers of the German European Chamber of Commerce were invited to a meetup of DutchSA (the Dutch Chamber) at the Belgian Beer Cafe in Adelaide. What a lovely group of people and such an honour to be made so welcome.
Henning A. Klovekorn launches new 'Relic Hunter Mini-Documentaries': 3 August 2015
Historian and author, Henning A. Klovekorn (The Relic Hunter) travels to the Nazi Pagan 'Thing' or General Assembly of Heidelberg, Germany. Built in 1935 the now relic of Hitler's Third Reich remains a point of fascination and historic importance. Henning A. Klovekorn provides a close-up analysis of this Norse inspired outdoor temple with contextual historical observations.
North Atlantic Strategy Talks with Office of the Agent General (London): 10 June 2015
The 10th of June 2015 saw the Council for International Trade and Commerce of SA bring together key South Australian Chambers with a European outlook to assist in formulating the State Governments North Atlantic Region Strategy under the Office of the Agent General (London).
As Chairman of the German European Chamber of Commerce SA, Henning A. Klövekorn undertook an engaging discussion with John Rees, Trade and Investment Director of the Office of the Agent General, Vini Ciccarello President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce (Former MP and Mayor of Norwood), Frank Weits President of Dutch SA and Board Member CITCSA as well as Barry Salter Secretary and Public Officer of CITCSA.
Input from the German European Chamber saw focus on several key considerations for the NARS:
- Greater collaborative working strategy between the State Government and our Chambers via a structural and formal framework of engagement.
- Identifying key areas of business opportunity between target regions with the aim of facilitating new technologies and trade between the regions.
- Increasing trade opportunities, specifically with Germany which had the biggest trade surplus in the world in 2014 ($285 Billion) and is the third world's biggest exporter.
- Focus on 'sector-based' trade missions which match opportunity with need.
- Selling South Australia as the doorway to Asia.
Board of the SAADV or SA German Association: 29th of May 2015
Today Guenter Pratz and Henning Klovekorn were co-opted to the German Association of South Australia Inc. Board. Guenter is a past president of the club, former Prince of the Karneval Group and former President of the German-Austrian Business Council of SA. Henning has had an engagement with the German Club for 30 years including as master of ceremonies, representing the club during the multicultural parade of Adelaide, for consultate affairs and as volunteer. Henning was sponsor of the Schuetzenfest Childrens Walk, sponsor of the Bund der Bayern ($1,500) and donator to the Briefmarken Group. Henning has also been President of the Collegiate School of St. Peter German Society (winner of Head Masters Award for Service to School) and President of the Adelaide University Volkschor. Guenter and Henning are happy to serve the German community in South Australia.
Photo: Guenter Pratz and Henning Klovekorn outside of the Magistrates Court of Adelaide.
Amazon launches new Author Page for Henning A. Klovekorn: 20 May 2015
Amazon today launched Henning A. Klovekorn's new author page allowing readers to follow, suggest and share updates. All proceeds go to worthwhile charities in Australia and aborad.
Bill Shorten supports Digital Technologies May 19, 2015
Henning A. Klӧvekorn, CEO of Schwerpunkt Pty Ltd, tonight with Federal Labor leader and leader of the Federal Opposition the Hon Bill Shorten MP.
Coming just days after his applauded budget reply speech in Federal Parliament, Bill Shorten again highlighted in Adelaide this evening the ALP’s framework for delivering increased ‘infrastructure projects’ to ‘enhance national productivity’.
“I was particularly captivated by Bill’s vision and acknowledgment that digital technologies lay at the heart of Australia’s future prosperity and significant incentives are planned to grow this sector” Henning A. Klӧvekorn said.
German European Chamber of Commerce South Australia: 7 April 2015
Today the new Management Committee of the German European Chamber of Commerce South Australia was appointed with the objective to support, promote and encourage sustainable and profitable trade and investment between South Australia and the Federal Republic of Germany and the broader European Union and its member States.
As the new Chairman, alongside a formidable new Committee including Guenter Pratz (Vice Chairman), Chris Schroeder (Treasurer), Simon Thomson (Secretary General) and Frank Lucks (Trustee) we aim to act as a conduit of communication, coordination and facilitation between governments and business entities of South Australia and Europe.
We are very optimistic about the economic future of South Australia.
German European Chamber of Commerce South Australia Management Committee: Guenter Pratz (Vice Chairman), Frank Lucks (Trustee), Henning A. Klovekorn (Chairman), Simon Thomson (Secretary General) and Chris Schroeder (Treasurer).
Henning A. Klovekorn visits DNV GL Augsburg Germany 9th January 2015.
DNV GL is the world's largest Classification Society, the third largest International Certifier and an iconic institution in the hearts and minds of QSE professional's the world over. With a purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment - DNV GL has been at the forefront of protecting life for over 150 years. Operating in over 100 countries with 16,000 employees, DNV GL is also one of the oldest and most respected risk software developers. Playing a key role in the establishment of hundreds of standards and influencing standards such as OHSAS 18001, DNV GL has also become the organisation of choice to undertake earth critical investigations following both the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster and 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.
DNV GL reputation for integrity, service and return on investment has been recognised by its global customer base which includes some of the world’s most iconic and successful companies including NASA, BP, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, BHP Billiton, Exxon Mobil, Rio Tinto, Nokia and Shell.
In 2015 as part of my new role as a Regional Representative and Principle Auditor of DNV GL in South Australia, I met with committed and passionate DNV GL professionals at the Augsburg Office in Germany under the leadership of Station Manager Mr. Dirk Thornagel.
It comes with an overwhelming sense of responsibility and pride to represent this organisation in South Australia.
Photo: Henning Klovekorn with DNV GL Augsburg staff in Germany.
Seppeltsfield Winery unveiling of new cellar door November 2014
Henning Klovekorn with the Premier of South Australia the Hon Jay Weatherill at the opening of the new visionary Seppeltsfield Winery complex. "Seppeltsfield has been transformed through innovator Warren Randall to again take the reign as the Jewel of the Barossa and the sceptre of the global wine industry" - Henning Klovekorn.
Photo: Henning Klovekorn introducing the 'Bund der Bayern' at the opening ceremony.
Progress on 'Die Blutfahne' October 2014
Early production has commenced with the WW2 Thriller 'Die Blutfahne' a WWII historical fiction in which Henning Klovekorn plays a leading role following recent appearances as an actor in the National Misubishi Commercial, ABC Drama 'The Anzac Girls' and School Educational TV Show 'August Watershed Opera'.
Henning Klovekorn is the official Master of Ceremonies at the South Australian German Associaton 2014 Oktoberfest. With hundreds of guests and participants, crowds come to enjoy German food, dancing and culture.
September 2014 State Reception
Henning Klovekorn with members of the German and Austrian Ethnic Communities was invited to attend the swearing in of the new Governor of South Australia, His Excellency Hieu Van Le OA 1st September 2014.
"Our New Governor Hieu Van Le is an inspirational figure and a reflection of our State's strong multicultural basis. The Premier has chosen with significant wisdom and foresight and given South Australia another first, as Mr Le is the first Asian migrant to receive this honour in Australia. His Excellency is a testimony to how hard work and dedication to the community, no matter the background, can make a positive impact now and for future generations, I am very honoured to be in his presence, he is a beacon of hope and a source of much needed wisdom and motivation in these challenging times" Mr Klovekorn said.
Pictured: Herr Herbert Reiter president of Austrian Association, Henning Klovekorn, Prof. Ian Hamsdorf, Order of Australia and Bundesverdienstkreutz, His Excellency the Governor Hieu Van Le Order of Australia, Michael Hemmes President of German Association.
July 2014 Grand Orient de France Certificate in Australia
At the recent July 2014 meeting, Officers of Terra Australis revealed the 1802 Freemasons Certificate issued by French Continental Freemasonry to Captain Kemp. The first Australian Masonic Certificate denoting a lineage from our Lodge to this original Sydney Harbour ceremony dating back some 212 years.
As Guest Speaker at the University of Adelaide 25th July 2014
Today I was guest speaker at the Adelaide University 'The Braggs' Lecture Theatre speaking to students about Business and German Culture. Invited by the South Australian German Teachers Association (SAGTA) and in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Melbourne and the University of Adelaide, I provided a keynote address on the importance of German language skills. .With a lecture theatre filled with young aspiring minds interested in German Culture, I provided an analysis between German and Australian Business cultures, the success behind German companies and what we can learn from them.
ABC Radio 891 with Ian Henschke on 19 June 2014
March 2014 Henning makes a stand against Domestic Violence
Henning Klövekorn CEO of Skytrust this week donated his time to raise awareness about domestic violence with Angela HEESOM (Renowned Casting Director/Producer) who along with Annette ELLIOT (Established South Australia's first women's shelter) are running as independent candidates for the SA Legislative Council.
Angela was recently described as one of South Australia's most influential women by the 'Advertiser'.
Henning is handing out brochures, visiting the Fringe to speak to visitors on the issue and has also sponsored facebook adverts in March 2014 to promote the 'say no to domestic violence' campaign.
The information available on the prevalence of domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia is derived from surveys. The 2013 Australia-wide survey on personal safety conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that many men and women experience at least one encounter with violence in their lifetimes. The survey showed that men are far more likely to experience physical violence at the hands of a stranger but the majority of women experience physical violence by someone known to them—usually an intimate partner or family member. Both men and women are more likely to experience physical violence than sexual violence but women are much more likely to experience sexual assault in their lifetime than men.
The ABS Personal Safety Surveys in 2005 and 2012 provides the most up to date figures on domestic, family and sexual violence.In its findings, the survey estimated that:•49 per cent of men (4,148,000) and 41 per cent of women (3,560,600) had experienced some form of violence since the age of 15•women were more likely than men to have experienced physical assault by a male in their home. An estimated 62 per cent of women compared to 8 per cent of men experienced their most recent incident of physical assault by a male in their home
“No matter your political persuasion, society must stand against Domestic Violence. Let us all raise awareness on the issue and adopt a zero tolerance stance” Henning A. Klövekorn
Acting in the film 'August Watershed' December 2013
Today (13th of December) I finnished acting in the South Australian Film 'August Watershed'.
August Watershed tells the story of the first month of the First World War, August 1914, history's most significant month. Directed by Rick Cavaggion from Light Image Productions, August Watershed contains 35 pieces of purpose composed music and a cast of more than 60 from Australia and New Zealand. It will be viewable by the public through subscription. You can view the trailer now at:http://youtu.be/XT0cEQB2LFQ
Photo: Henning Klovekorn from a scene in 'August Watershed'.
Henning Klovekorn Front Page of the SA Advertiser Business Journal
On the 25th of November 2013 I undertook a world-first as CEO of Skytrust, an International Software House. Diving to a depth of 10m of the shark infested waters of South Australia, I undertook the world's first underwater internet-based live Risk Assessment to demonstrate the mobility of Skytrust software.
Henning Klovekorn announces Skytrust Movember Charity: November 2013
The Movember Foundation is a leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health. Announcing my personal involvement and that of the Skytrust team was a great honour for the sake of charity. In order to encourage donations to my personal Movember campaign I set personal targets including dying my hair purple and wearing my German Lederhosen for seven days straight in all activities I undertook. The result was exceptional, with the honour of being made a 'Platinum' Sponsor of the event having raised more than $1,000. Thank you all for supporting Men's Health.
Henning Klovekorn as 'Mr Mitsubishi' in National Mitsubishi Television Commercial: Obtober 2013
Today I completed filming a National television Commercial for Mitsubishi Motors. A short appearance but we had much fun on set and all my acting proceeds go to charity. Thank you to SA Casting for the continued support.
Henning Klovekorn hosts Federal Press Conference on NBN 2013
On the 29th of August 2013 Henning Klövekorn held a press conference at Skytrust House with Federal Ministers Sharon Bird and Kate Ellis to push for the continuing roll out of the National Broadband Network across Australia.
“The first copper wire telecommunications systems operating in Adelaide was in 1899. This is before the first Australian driver’s licence was issued in 1906 (Adelaide). To this day, we utilise the copper-cable telephone network to run broadband internet. This is literally, technology from the horse and cart era.
Australia’s Internet data downloads grew by more than 50% last year and global internet data traffic is expected to more than triple in the next four years. Today’s discussion with the Ministers reinforced the vital nature of the National Broadband Network for Australian business. The NBN full fibre optic cable technology allows for more data capacity, greater upload and download speeds, greater reliability and stability.
We are crying out for 21st century high speed full fibre technology to retain our competitive advantage in a global marketplace, to raise efficiencies and unleash economic opportunity.
Nation building is often driven by bold visions and investment into critical infrastructure to safeguard the future fabric of Australia’s economic and social welfare.
The copper cable horse and cart era technology is damaging Australia’s future economic prosperity, whilst the NBN, with its full fibre technology, will create jobs, raise profitability and finally, bring Australia, where we deserve to be, at the lead, as a trailblazer of technological infrastructure and opportunity.
I thank Employment Participation Minister and Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis and Minister for Regional Communications Sharon Bird for supporting Australian business with both the vision and practical implementation of the NBN for the advancement of Australia’s economic vitality." Henning A. Klovekorn
Photo: Henning Klövekorn held a press conference at Skytrust House with Federal Ministers Sharon Bird and Kate Ellis to push for the continuing roll out of the National Broadband Network across Australia.
Nick Bianco comes to visit Feb 2013
A regular visitor to Skytrust is mentor and Order of Australia recipient Nick Bianco. "Not a month goes by without Nick coming in for a chat and coffee, his experience in running large and complex businesses, coupled with his political insights, have provided me invaluable insights into turning dreams into commercial success, Nick's passion and practical approach is an important key to making opportunities a reality.- Henning Klovekorn"
International Safety Certification for Liebherr Australia Nov 2010.
Liebherr - Australia Pty Ltd makes, sells and services cranes, earthmovers and other mining equipment. It is part of the global network of privately owned Liebherr Group, headquartered in Bulle, Switzerland. It employs more than 35,000 people in 130 countries worldwide.
The South Australian operations were recently awarded Australian and International safety management system certification by TQCSI a JAS-ANZ accredited international third party certifier based in Adelaide.
This achievement was reached following a 12 month systems development phase and six month intensive implementation phase which included cross-functional engagement incorporating production, service personnel through to senior management.
“International safety certification is both a privilege and a responsibility; every employee on this site has taken ownership of safety and worked hard in obtaining this certification. The Liebherr - Australia Head Office site can feel proud of this achievement. This success is part of an overarching national strategy and approach to becoming industry leaders in safety management. Liebherr products are world renowned for technological innovation, quality and reliability, we are determined to add excellence in occupational safety systems and safe product support to that corporate philosophy.” Henning A Klövekorn, National HSE Manager"
Peter Gouscos State Manager – SA, Stuart Batchelor General Manager TQCSI, Charlotte De Souza HSE Manager – SA, Henning A. Klövekorn National HSE Manager.
Announcement of Vision to Certify Liebherr: 2008
Today I announced the intention for Liebherr Australia to seek Certification to AS4801 and OHSAS18001, the world's first such certification accross its 35,000 employee workforce. As National Risk (HR/OHS) Manager I am working with my executive team to plan for this ambitious project which will see us continue to develop a brand new management system and implementing this throughout all sites and branches throughout Australia and NZ.
Klovekorn Freemasons Collection Donated to Freemasonry Museum March 2010.
As prominent author of the '99 Degrees of Freemasonry' and long serving Freemason, Henning A. Klovekorn, originally raised in Concordia Lodge 226 under the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of South Australia and the Northern Territory, donated his entire Freemason collection following many years of collecting and purchasing the items at auctions around the country and the world.
The 'Klovekorn Freemasons Collection' valued at about $5,000 includes a 19th Century 18th Degree Sword, a over 100 year old Freemason Firing Glass, Masonic Jewels from London, Israel, Germany and Australia - some in 24C gold and many aprons and other regalia used by Freemasons and other Orders. The Donation includes a rare and prized Minute book from St. Peters College Freemasons Lodge over 100 years old and over 50 rare ritual texts Henning Klovekorn collected. "The rare Rituals are going into the safe hands of friend, mentor and Grand Lodge Librarian R.W George Woolmer OAM, whilst the rest of the collection is donated to the Adelaide Masonic Centre Museum, I have also included a rare plaster copy of the Freemasons initiation stone carving found at the site of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland which I have visited 4 times" Henning Klovekorn said. "This collection represents a significant historical record which I donate for educational purposes for future generations - everyone should enjoy the collection" Henning Klovekorn said.
Picture: W. Bro Henning A. Klovekorn with Bro. Murray Olsson Museum Curator of the Adelaide Masonic Centre Museum inspecting part of the donated 'Klovekorn Freemasons Collection'.
Freemasons of Victoria Publish article by Henning Klovekorn
I was recently honoured with the publication of a journal article I wrote in the prestigious Victorian Freemasons Magazine of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria for the benefit of Freemasons and the Community. The article has been well received by the over 14,000 Victorian Freemasons. A quote from the book was recently included in a Wikipedia page on Rosslyn Chapel, directly resulting from research I undertook in relation to the Norse origins of the Apprentice Pillar found within Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.