NOTE: The agenda below is from 2013 Europe event. Updates will be made for 2014 as they become available.
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Welcome and Keynote:
THE JOURNEY TO VISIONARY INNOVATION
To survive and thrive in the future business environment, both as an individual and as a company, innovation has now become an essential ingredient. In this keynote, Frost & Sullivan will talk about why innovation is critical to success, where innovation comes from, how to become a visionary innovator and your next steps. Whether you are inspired about future prospects or anxious about the negative impacts the future will bring, this research-based talk will bring some valuable insights to your life and future strategy.
Key Take Aways:
NEW MEGA TREND - GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR UK PLC
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MEGA TRENDS - IMPACT ON THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL
|| NEW TECHVISIONS 2020
Growth Thought Leader: Ankit Shukla, Practice Director, Technical Insights, Frost & Sullivan
The TechVision 2020 research initiative identifies the 50 most exciting technologies and innovations that will shape our world in the coming years. The collected intelligence on these selected technologies is spread across nine Technology Clusters that represent the bulk of R&D and innovation activity today. These technologies are rapidly evolving and form a vortex of innovation, driving new concepts products and services. Gain insight into how top emerging and innovative technologies will impact industries, strategies and business decisions.
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THE NEXT BIG THING - COVER STORIES OF NEWS IN 2020 DRIVEN BY MEGA TRENDS, MARKET TRENDS & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
Growth Thought Leader: Dorman Followwill, Partner & Director, Frost & Sullivan
What will be the next big game-changers from 2013 to 2020? After hearing about country-specific Mega Trends and the Mega Trends of the Mind, Body and Soul, each industry table will brainstorm together about what a cover story in a major national or trade magazine or newspaper would look like in 2020. What would the headline be? What are some of the key implications for business, and for our personal lives? What opportunities for growth might be highlighted in this cover story? We will think as teams together about how the Mega Trends of today will drive and determine the big news stories of tomorrow!
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GROWTH STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT - STRATEGISING HOW TO GROW BY GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSION
Strategy plays an important role in determining the long, medium and shortterm goals along with the adoption of implementation plans and the allocation of resources necessary for reaching these goals. Today’s economy is global and your company can be, too, if you know what you’re doing. If managed properly, geographic expansion can help you reduce costs, gain access to new markets and talent pools, and perhaps, most importantly, provide a robust pipeline to fuel your company’s future growth. This workshop will provide an insight into strategy formulation and development.
GROWTH STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION - IMPLEMENTING YOUR STRATEGY TO GROW BY GEOGRAPHIC
We all understand the conventional wisdom of today’s world: the world is flat - boundaries are disappearing - when one market is saturated, another market in all likelihood is clamouring for your product. A wide gap exists between a conceptual understanding of geographic expansion and a tactical understanding of how to build and execute such a strategy. CEOs report their greatest internal challenge to growth is "implementing the growth strategy with the current management team.” This interactive workshop will provide a thorough understanding of strategy implementation through a structured approach for Geographic Expansion.
Interactive CEO Panel:
BEST PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES IN ACTION
Share, engage and inspire new ideas and fresh perspectives for implementing best practices with CEOs of this year's Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award recipients.
GIL Community Closing Comments and Next Steps:
GROWING, INNOVATING AND LEADING BEYOND THE JOURNEY TO VISIONARY INNOVATION
Gary Jeffery, Partner & Director, Frost & Sullivan
NETWORKING RECEPTION/BEST PRACTICE AWARDS RECEPTION
2013 FROST & SULLIVAN GROWTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS BANQUET (By invitation only)
Join us in celebrating innovation and leadership as Frost & Sullivan presents these prestigious awards recognised by industry leaders and the investment community at our Annual Growth Excellence Awards.